Chalkboard paint has quickly become a favorite among crafters and DIYers because of its versatility and ease of use. Applied on a hard surface, it leaves a smooth, matte surface on which you can write or draw on with chalk. From covering up entire walls and furniture to embellishing small jars or Christmas tree ornaments, there are tons of ways you can use chalkboard paint. We’ll show you how some of our favorite bloggers used chalkboard paint to create simple craft projects that are as practical as they are pretty. (more…)
Winter’s finally over, and it’s time to refresh your home with the most fashionable colors of the season. This year, Pantone is promoting a softer and cooler look with a move towards muted pastels, understated brights, and earthy neutrals. In this post, we feature how you can use Pantone’s minimalistic en plein air theme to give your home that easy, breezy look that’s perfect for spring.
Spring cleaning is essential to keeping your home looking fresh and fabulous. However, finding the time for a massive clean-up can often be difficult. Don’t let your busy schedule keep you from maintaining a clean and organized home. Here are a few spring cleaning tips and ideas on how to spruce up your home in no time.
Crafting is not always about saving money. Making something on your own provides an enormous sense of satisfaction that retail shopping simply can’t match. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! In our new “Treetopia Loves” series, we showcase fabulous decorating projects by some of our favorite bloggers to inspire and guide you into the wonderful world of DIY. These projects are beautiful, easy, and best of all, actually doable.
I have decorated my Some Like It Hot Tree to look like a Vegas Showgirl, a Sweetheart Tree, and this month it is a giant kitschy ode to Easter. I kinda want to leave this one up all year. Easter is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. Why? Because out of all my vintage holiday collectibles, the Easter ones might be the most tacky. I use the word tacky in the most endearing of ways. I mean it in a Dolly Parton circa 1979 kind of way, which is a total compliment.
Hard to believe that with just a handful of items from the craft department, you can transform your Winter White Potted Pine Tree into an adorable, fluffy Easter bunny. Easter is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for and this bunny tree might be one of my proudest decorating moments. Let me show you how easy it is to make your own.
My kitsch-loving heart could not stand the thought of my Revolving Colorwheel living in the attic through a holiday like St. Patrick’s Day that embraces rainbows. Sure, a color wheel looks amazing during the Christmas holidays pointed at a metallic tree (did you see my Toasted Champagne Tree decorated for New Year’s Eve?) but did you know it also works on white trees? Not only does it work, it looks awesome.
Last, but far from least on this week’s blog hop is Vickie Howell. As the host of Knitting Daily TV on PBS, the official spokesperson for Yarnspirations and the author of countless knitting books, it should come as no surprise that her wreath involves yarn. You might remember that Vickie, a fellow Austinite, attended a recent Valentine Wreath Making party with me. This is where she and I worked side by side to create our amazing Pretty in Pink wreaths. Stop by Vickie’s blog today to see all the kitschy, glittery yarntastic glory. Also, don’t forget to enter to win our contest. We are giving away 5 pink wreaths. What will you do with yours?
Jenny Heid and Aaron Nieradka of Everyday is a Holiday have a very distinct look with most everything they create. You can almost spot their designs at 50 paces with the telltale signs of baby pink, aqua blue, handpainted baked goods and a vintage coating on top of it all. Their mixed media and art journaling work is some of my favorites and their blog, Instagram feed and book: Mixed Media Masterpieces With Jenny and Aaron are endlessly inspiring. This is why I thought they would be perfect for this blog hop. If anyone was going to do a Pretty in Pink wreath right, it was them. Pop over to their blog for the full wreath reveal and a chance to win your very own wreath. Perhaps you will decorate it with one of Jenny and Aaron’s delicious looking baked goods.
Amy Anderson is one crafty lady. You might know her from her blogs DIY Candy, Washi Tape Crafts, and Mod Podge Rocks. Perhaps you are a member of Blue Print Social. She could look familiar because you see her face plastered all over your local Michaels store. If you don’t know this fabulous lady, you need to – stat. Over 400,000 Pinterest followers can’t be wrong. Somewhere in her busy blogging schedule, the endlessly creative Amy Anderson decorated a Treetopia Pretty in Pink wreath. You can see a sneak peek of her vintage Valentine’s here, but head over to DIY Candy for the full reveal. Don’t forget to enter the contest on her blog for a chance to win your own wreath!
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