Creative Christmas Villages

Hello there makers! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?! It’s my favorite meal of the year, so I cannot wait! 

I’ve already started decorating for Christmas and I decided to add a mini Christmas Village to my decor this year. I have always loved Christmas Villages. They are just so magical. And there are lots of ways to make and display them, so I thought it would be fun to share all of the fun and creative Christmas Village displays with you today!

Christmas Villages can be bought in pieces from holiday stores, Dollar Tree, online… pretty much anywhere that sells holiday decor! You can also DIY your Christmas Village and be as creative as you want. Let’s check out some of my very favorites!

Cake Plate Snowy Scene

Snow Globe Terrariums

Christmas Village Wreath

Christmas Village Lantern

Dollar Store Christmas Village

Advent Christmas Village

Recycled Box Christmas Village

Printable Christmas Village

Christmas Village Christmas Tree

Farmhouse Christmas Village

3D Paper Christmas Village (with SVG file for cut machines like a Silhouette Cameo)

Fabric Christmas Village

Wooden Christmas Village

Aren’t these Christmas Villages unique and creative?! I just love them all! Which is your favorite?

Join us next week for more Christmas tips, tricks, and ideas! I hope y’all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Farmhouse Decor Gift Guide

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Hey there friends! Have you started your Christmas shopping? One of my favorite ways to shop for the holidays is online. I love beating the crowds and shopping right at home, in my jammies, with my coffee and my computer on my couch. Ya feel me? 

One of the biggest trends this year in home decor is the farmhouse style. I have to admit, I love it myself! Do you have any friends or relatives who love farmhouse decor too? Today I’m sharing all my favorites right here in this Farmhouse Decor Gift Guide. 

Farmhouse Command Station

Antique Wooden Wall Coat Hooks

Metal Milk Pitcher

Wire Berry Baskets

Mason Jar Measuring Cup Set

Set of 3 Tobacco Baskets

Real Cotton Wreath

Farmhouse Sign

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Antique Iron Scale

Rustic Windmill Clock

Barn Wood Open Box Shelving

Clawfoot Bathtub Planter

Tin Bread Box

Faux Boxwood Wreath
 

So many fun farmhouse items! Do you have any on your wish list? I would love that scale and that bread container for my kitchen. But petty much everything on this list gives me all the heart eyes. 

I hope you find this gift guide helpful in your shopping! I’ll see you tomorrow for a fun Christmas craft that also makes a great gift! 

This post is sponsored by Renee Montgomery, AZ Realtor. 

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DIY Halloween Wreaths

I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner! Hi all – it’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here today and I’ve gathered up some of my favorite Spooky and Fun DIY Halloween Wreaths to get your door all ready for trick or treaters!

Let’s check them all out!

Halloween Ribbon Wreath

Halloween Ribbon Wreath... so easy and cute!

Spooky Spiders Halloween Wreath

Spooky Spiders Halloween Wreath - This cute new wreath is all decorated with spiders and flowers - and some peeking little skeleton hands too!

Spiderweb Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Simple and Spooky Bat Wreath

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Pumpkin Argyle Wreath

Velvet Halloween Wreath

A black and white wreath is classic for Halloween. Make it striped and made with velvet ribbon and it's downright skeletal looking and has vintage look and feel!

DIY Glam Halloween Wreath

Glam Black and White Halloween Wreath | DIY Halloween Decorations

Easy Witch Hat Wreath

Simple Glam Halloween Wreath

Halloween DIY Wreath – 2 in 1

Halloween: Chic Halloween Wreath Tutorial at the36thavenue.com ... Eek!

Black Cat Wreath

Give your front door or mantel a touch of frightfully furry fun with this easy Black Cat Wreath!

Halloween Berry Wreath

Elegant and classy Berry Halloween Wreath that is made from supplies from the Dollar Store! Inexpensive and will become your favorite holiday decor item!

Spiderweb Halloween Wreath

Witchy Halloween Wreath

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Giant Googly Eye Wreath

This giant googly eye wreath at Positively Splendid is so adorable! And easy to make, too!

Dollar Store Halloween Wreath

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Aren’t they all so great?! Which one is your favorite?

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Sugar Skull Craft Ideas

It’s finally October! We are going to spend a couple of our Fridays of this series sharing some fun Halloween crafts. I’m pretty sure that right behind Christmas, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday to decorate for. And I love scouring the web for fun new ideas. Like these awesome Sugar Skull Craft Ideas…

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
I tend to stick to black and white with a little orange and purple thrown in for my Halloween decor. But I have to admit that I love all of the bright colors you usually see with the Day of the Dead decorations! So today I’ve gathered up some sugar skull inspiration for you to incorporate into your Halloween crafting.

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Embroidered Felt Sugar Skulls from Casa Artelexia

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Planters from Creative Kismet

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Cat Mask from Happy Thought

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Mask Printable from Create Craft Love

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Sugar Skull Rocks from Color Made Happy

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Pinata from Party Delights

Make mini canvases of a couple to celebrate Dia de los Muertos!
Mr. & Mrs. Dia de los Muertos from The Scrap Shoppe

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Sugar Skull Pom Pom Garland from Paper Source

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Candle Wraps from Lia Griffith

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Dollar Store Skull from The Kim Six Fix

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Pumpkin – author unknown

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Glow in the Dark Day of the Dead Lanterns from Growing Up Bilingual

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Dia de Muertos Picado Banner from 100 Directions

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Bookmarks from Red Ted Art

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Matryoshka Garland from Happy Thought

 

Don’t you just love all of the color and creativeness??

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Decorating Your Fall Porch with Containers

Happy Friday! I hope your week was fabulous! Time for another Must Have Tip post to round out our fall posts for this month. We are going to bring in your weekend with some great ideas on ways to decorate for fall using different types of containers in your porch decor. 
 
 
 
 There are so many options you could use as containers, baskets, crates, wagons, urns, pumpkins, and of course pots, just to name a few, along with adding in flowers, pumpkins, leaves, and other fall items that the possibilities on creating a beautiful fall porch.
 
 
I love the mix of baskets and urns that Karianne from Thistlewood Farms used on her porch. Plus, I love the dried hydrangea blooms and the use of the wood pumpkins instead of real ones to add texture. 
 
Use a large urn to place leaves and stacked pumpkins in like Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors did on her porch. Love the small basket with flowers and bowl with apples on the chair as well. Be sure to check her post out. Her entire porch is full of great containers filled with different unique items.
 
 Do you have a little red wagon that your kids don’t use much anymore? Fill it up with pumpkins, gourds and flowers like Tammy from Rock River Stitches and you have a simple beautiful display.
 
Here’s another fun take on the little red wagon from Newly Woodwards in which she placed different items into the wagon for a beautiful vignette. 
 
Fill glass lanterns with pumpkins and foliage and even an old bag like Craftberry Bush to add a little farmhouse appeal to your porch. Love the neutral color palette as well.
 
Instead of using a wagon, how about using a wheelbarrow? I LOVE this vintage wood one that Better Homes and Gardens shared but if you don’t have one of these like me, though I may be on the hunt for one now ;), a regular wheelbarrow will do the job just as well. Fill with pumpkins, flowers, foliage, berries and you are good to go! 
 
Keep things symmetrical with matching urns and pots on your porch flanking your door like Worthing Court. Love the contrast of the gray concrete pots with bright yellow flowers against the black and orange urns. Add the cage on top with candles and you have a beautiful yet simple porch. 
 
 Create a statement piece by placing an urn on a pedestal and creating a gorgeous floral arrangement like Serendipity Refined
 
If you wanted to keep it a little more simple, place mums in old apple baskets with pumpkins and it would still be just as beautiful! 
 
If you have a few benches or places to sit on your porch like Ella Claire does, why not fill a basket or two up with some cozy blankets and pillows to enjoy on a chilly night outside. You can even use the blankets to layer under some pumpkins or foliage for added texture and pattern.
 
And if you don’t have or can’t find exactly what you want container wise, why not make your own using crates?! Courtney and Brent from Gray House Studio took new crates and stained them to create this little vignette for their porch.
 
I love this look from Mustard Seed Interiors! Chicken coop boxes stacked on a large potting bench with pots, watering cans, pumpkins, and I would definitely add some flowers, makes the decorating possibilities of this endless! Perfect farmhouse look if that is what you love! 
 
 
There you have it! Which container if your favorite? Do you use any containers in your fall porch decor?
 
 
Stay tuned next month for a whole new topic! 
 
 
 


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12 Creative Fall Pumpkins

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for fall! The weather, the clothing, the holidays, the decor, and of course all the pumpkin everything. So naturally, I’m sharing 12 creative fall pumpkins! I know you’ll love them all.

Painted Pumpkins

I love these vintage chalky finish pumpkins as a centerpiece!

Dipped Pumpkins

This gold dipped pumpkin is so classy and pretty.

Sequins Pumpkins

Polka dotted sequins pumpkins are so fancy and fun!

Wooden Pumpkins

This fence slat pumpkin is so farmhouse chic! 

These distressed plank pumpkins are colorful and bold!

Yarn Pumpkins

This Yarn Pumpkin Garland is so super cute!

Glitter Pumpkins

I absolutely love these glitter stemmed pumpkins!

Succulent Pumpkins

These succulent pumpkins are so pretty and earthy and would make great table centerpieces and even look great on the front porch.

Doily Lace Pumpkin

This lace pumpkin is so pretty and so simple to make.

Fabric Pumpkins

These colorful fabric pumpkins are so fun!

Hand Lettered Pumpkin

I am pretty obsessed with all hand lettering projects so this pumpkin is right up my alley!

Hand Painted Pumpkins

I love the idea of using a pumpkin as your canvas! How adorable and fun is this hand painted pumpkin?

I love this time of year and I love decorating in fun ways with pumpkins. How do you decorate for fall?

Join us next week for more fall fun! I hope y’all have a great weekend!

 

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Fabulous Fall Projects to Sew

Hello and Happy Friday!! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here with you today and I’m showing off some of my favorite Fabulous Fall Projects to Sew!

I think Fall is one of my favorite seasons to sew for – there are so many fun things to make! From squishy pumpkins to cozy pillows and more – it’s so nice to make up things to celebrate the weather getting cooler and the leaves falling.

Here are some of my favorites!

Fabulous Fall Projects to Sew

Cute Scrappy Acorn Potholders

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Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Easy Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Autumn Acorn Banner

Use scraps of natural and fall colored fabric to create a decorative garland with the Autumn Acorn Banner tutorial.

Vintage Pumpkin Fall Pillow

Pretty Fall Pumpkin Pillow

Fall Leaf Hoop Art

Felt leaf embroidery hoop art by Positively Splendid. Adorable and easy fall decor! #falldecor #fall #crafts #leaves #diy

Cute Scrappy Pumpkin Quilt Block

October Scrappy Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pillow

Pumkin Pillow

Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow and Table Runner

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Felt Leaves Cushion

felt leaves cushion cover DIY

Fall Leaf Applique Pincushion

Applique Leaf Pincushion

Fall Burlap and Lace Table Runner

Easy Burlap and Lace Table Runner

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cozy

PSL Cup Cozy

Cute Bandanna Pumpkins

How to create a DIY country fabric pumpkin with an upcycled bandana for Halloween and autumn / fall by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

DIY Velvet Pumpkins

learn how to make stuffed velvet pumpkins with real stems

Flannel Throws

These would make great gifts! Get ready for cooler weather with these simple DIY flannel blankets!

Make sure you stop back by next week for more fun Fall projects!

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Fall Leaf Crafts

It’s almost fall, y’all! This month we’re turning our series toward the coming seasons and holidays. First up, fall and Halloween!

Inexpensive fall crafts using leaves from outside or from the store!
Fall is my all time favorite season. I love the cooler temps and the fall colors. I also love to bring those colors indoors as much as I can in the form of fall leaves, whether from actual leaves for outside or from packs of inexpensive faux leaves that can be found at almost any store.

Here are some creative craft ideas for fall leaves to get you started.


DIY Leaf Bowl from Hello Lucky


Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder from Spark & Chemistry


DIY Leaf Mat from The Scrap Shoppe


Fall Leaves Potted Topiary from Thrifty Artsy Girl


Paper Leaf Pumpkin from Good Housekeeping


Faux Leaf Fall Garland from By Stephanie Lynn


Clay Leaf Bowl from Emma Owl


Fall Leaf Book Page Banner from Simple as That


Fall Leaf Monogram from Mine for the Making


Autumn Leaf Bouquet from Design Sponge


Leaf Art from Just a Girl


DIY Leaf Wreath from Plaid

 

I love a good inexpensive craft, don’t you? You can certainly create any of these projects on a budget and still fill your house with fall goodness!

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Check back with us again next Friday for more seasonal craft ideas!

 

 

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Easy DIY Cactus Sign

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Hi makers! As you probably know, I am a fan of all things cactus and succulent because I’m an Arizona girl. I’ve shared several cactus and succulent projects, and I’m not stopping now! I made this easy DIY cactus sign and I just love the way it turned out, don’t you?

I love the bright colors and the rustic look, don’t you? It also looks as if I painted all of the cacti onto the wood… but I didn’t! It’s paper! I know… crazy cool, right?

It really is easy to make your own. Here’s what you’ll need:

*You can cut out your heart and trapezoid pieces yourself, or you can buy the precut at your local Michael’s. 

You are going to use your Platinum 6, succulent die, and green felt to cut out your succulent. Watch this video if you need more help. I cut out 2 and double layered the felt so that the succulent was extra full.

Using your hot gun, glue the felt pieces together and set the succulent aside. 

Paint the Mod Podge onto the wooden heart. 

Lay cactus scrapbook paper onto the Mod Podge and smooth out. I use my smoothing tool, but you can use a credit card or your hand.

Using your razor blade, cut the excess paper off around the edges of the heart. My wooden heart had grooves on the front, making it look like slates of wood. I cut those out too.

Go around the edges of your heart with a sanding block (after Mod Podge is dry) to smooth out the paper on the edges. 

Then wrap twine around the wooden pot (or trapezoid) and hot glue it to the heart.

Grab that cute, felt succulent you set to the side and hot glue it onto the wooden heart too.

Hang it on your wall with some twine and done! Doesn’t it look so cute?! I just adore it!

What have you been working on lately? Do you love the cactus trend as much as I do? If so, you’ll have to check out the Cactus Purse I made my daughter…

And this fun felt succulent wreath

Or possibly this simple desert party

Have a great weekend!

DIY Outdoor Decor Ideas

Hello, friends! Michele here with a new theme for our fun monthly series, Must Have Craft Tips & More! This month we’re focusing on all things summer! School’s out. Kids are home. The temps are warming up. There are so many directions for us to take this summer theme!

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
I’m focusing on all things outdoors this week! Once the temps go up, it’s a great time to move your living outside after being cooped up all winter. These amazing DIY outdoor projects will have your space looking top notch!

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Pergola from That’s What Che Said

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Brick Library from KU Alumni Association

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Tiki Torches from The Scrap Shoppe

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Simple Outdoor Bench at eHow

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Lamp Posts from I Should be Mopping the Floor

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Pineapple Door Mat from Lydia Out Loud

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Solar Chandelier from Dive of DIY

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Moss Graffiti from Green Prophet

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Sedum Path from A Garden in Bethlehem PA

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Painted Floor Tiles from Old Brand New

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Wine Barrel Table from Centsational Girl

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Upholstered Patio Furniture from Place of My Taste

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Upcycled Rope Ottomans at Style Me Pretty

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Planter/Hose Holder from DIY Candy

 

I hope you’re inspired! I can’t wait to try a few of these out in my outdoor space.

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Stay tuned next Friday for more fun summer-themed ideas!

 

 

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