Here’s an easy DIY craft for you: grab some leaves from the backyard, whip out some craft paint or thread, and go to town. If your budget doesn't allow for buying store-bought decorations, this is a cheap alternative that do-able and fun.
A gorgeous centerpiece can be the crown jewel on your holiday table... but it can also be one of the most challenging floral arrangements to create. You'll want it to be low so as not to obstruct the view of your charming guests, and you'll want it to be as generous an arrangement as you are a host/ess. There are many approaches to creating low, lush centerpieces, but here's how I made this one, with plenty of step-by-step photos and instructions. Pick a bowl (or vase, I suppose) and let's get going!
Holiday entertaining season has begun. Here are eight totally easy table runner DIY projects that pretty much anyone can do. From gathering family photos (recent or vintage) to laying down some burlap or canvas drop cloth, these festive runners will show your guests that you can do more than just cook.
Marquee lights are hot. You'll be hot too, once you see the price tag on some of them. I'm not saying that this DIY version is identical to the real thing. But I am saying it's a fraction of the price — around $35 instead of hundreds — which is exactly what you want to spend on what might be a fleeting fad.
If you have a fireplace, mantel — or even a simple shelf — the holidays are a perfect time to make it a focal point of your home. Don't be stymied by the process. Follow these simple decorating guidelines and you can create a beautiful and stylishly decorated space. The key thing to remember is that there is no one single right answer!
Who doesn't like to get a little bang for their buck? If you're interested in a weekend project that won't take much time but will have a big impact on the look of your home, then check out these three videos from our archives.
When I was a little girl, there was one house in my neighborhood which I both loved and feared trick-or-treating at. Just two blocks over from mine, this home was an unassuming bungalow 364 days of the year. Come Halloween night, however, and it was transformed.
I had a conversation with a friend recently about the creative process and how people seem to just "come up" with amazing ideas in the spur of the moment. For those who depend on their creativity for a living, and even those who struggle to fill a blank wall at home, here is a little secret...
Halloween is tomorrow, and there is still time to grab a few funky pumpkins or pretty squashes before the farm stands disappear. Making a pumpculent (pumpkin/succulent) centerpiece is easy, and since you don't cut into the pumpkin, it will last as long as all the way to next summer, when you can transplant your succulents to something a bit more seasonal.
Diving into a Terry John Woods' book is akin to entering into really great gallery or boutique - its an all encompassing visual experience and an immersion into a singular look that's the result of a strong perspective and eye for detail. Like his books that have come before, New Farmhouse Style and Summer House, the latest makes this definitely-a-city-girl pine a little for the (country) road not taken...