Repurposed Light Fixtures to Christmas Bells

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Light Fixture Christmas Bells

Wanting to decorate our front porch for Christmas and continue to use “trash” to do so wasn’t difficult at all.  I saw some forgotten light fixtures in the garage, and didn’t see fixtures, I saw bells!  Here’s what I saw on some shelves in our garage… My mission, “should I choose to accept it”, was […]

Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag

by Dinah Wulf
Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag

I have been obsessed with Elf on the Shelf crafts. It’s like an addiction! This time, I thought I’d make an Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag. I figure since we once found our elf Josie camping under a Christmas card tent and sleeping in a Barbie bed, I might as well make her, her […]

How to Make Your Own Gift Tags with Free Graphics

by Dinah Wulf
How to Make Your Own Gift Tags

Thank you to GraphicStock for sponsoring this post, How to Make Your Own Gift Tags with Free Graphics. All opinions are 100% my own. Join me in the GraphicStock Holiday Challenge in the quest to be more creative this holiday season. Visit GraphicStock and sign up for the free 7-day to make their own holiday […]

Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree: Upcycled Wood Towel Holder to Christmas Tree A bag of pine cones, an old wooden towel holder, and some chicken wire make a unique natural Christmas tree!  When a friend gave me a bag of pine cones from his property, I knew I wanted to make something for Christmas out […]

Holiday Gifts for the DIYer in Your Life

by Dinah Wulf
Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers

This article, Holiday Gifts for the DIYer in Your Life, is sponsored by Chamberlain. All opinions are 100% my own. I have been consistently crafting and doing DIY projects for over five years now. I typically do three or more projects a week and have written over 1,000 articles on my experience! As an avid crafty DIYer, […]

Elf on the Shelf DIY Cooking Apron

by Dinah Wulf
Elf on the Shelf Cooking Apron

Over the years, there have been many times that out elf Josie has been caught in the kitchen. So, even though I have made her an apron skirt, I thought she also needed an Elf on the Shelf Cooking Apron. We have caught her baking a pie and some brownies, hanging out in the pantry […]

Upcycled Christmas Craft Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Christmas Craft Ideas

The purse strings always seem to be a little tight around the holidays because of all the extra parties, gifts giving, donations, decorating, and more. But don’t let the lack of funds discourage you from getting some Christmas craft time in. I thought I’d put together a round-up of some of my projects, as well […]

DIY Photo Place Cards with Fruit

by Dinah Wulf
Photo Place Cards (5)

My most recent post over at MyPrintly.com is how to make DIY photo place cards with fruit. For this project, I used artificial fruit, but if you would like, you can use real fruit.  It’s a simple way to add personalization for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner tables. The guests can take them home as […]

How to Make Paper Tassels

by Dinah Wulf
How to Make Paper Tassels

The other day I was reading my Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. It was the December 2015 issue.  On page 93, they had a few paper craft tutorials and one caught my eye. I love tassels for some reason and when I saw this I immediately wanted to learn how to make paper tassels for […]

Elf on the Shelf No Sew Scarf

by Dinah Wulf
Elf on the Shelf Scarf -Elf Clothes

I’m positive our elf Josie gets cold when she travels back and forth from the North Pole. So to go along with her elf boots, elf apron skirt, little elf messenger bag, and elf ribbon tutu, I just had to make an Elf on the Shelf No Sew Scarf. This is another easy craft that […]

Repurposed Paper Pine Cone Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Paper Pine Cone Ornament

Since I made my DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments not long ago, I have received a few emails and comments about how people liked them because it reminded them of a pine cone. I didn’t even think of that! So, it inspired me to make some matching ornaments for my tree, with the intention of them […]

DIY Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table

I have to admit, I don’t really decorate for Thanksgiving.  I love a great craft here and there but my decorating is limited to maybe a wreath and a centerpiece. Since I typically overdo it for Halloween and Christmas, my Thanksgiving décor is pretty much limited to my Thanksgiving table. So, with the help of […]

Elf on the Shelf DIY Ribbon Tutu

by Dinah Wulf
Elf on the Shelf Ribbon Tutu

Elf on the Shelf clothes are SO expensive in retail stores.  As much as I love our little lady, I just can’t bring myself to buy any of them. Instead, I figure out a cheap and fast way to make them. In the past I have made elf boots, an elf apron skirt, a little […]

Upcycled Bed Spring Christmas Tree

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Bed Spring Christmas Tree

The other day I shared how to make repurposed bed spring Christmas bells. Well, I had one more bed spring left over. I stared at it for a minute and with a hand to my forehead said, “Duh! Christmas Tree!” So, in about five minutes, I whipped up this little upcycled bed spring Christmas tree. […]

Upcycle Wire Fencing for Outdoor Christmas Lights

by T Berokoff
Upcycle Wire Fencing for Outdoor Christmas Lights

Trash to Treasure: Upcycle Wire Fencing for your Outdoor Christmas Decorations Christmas is right around the corner and our porch is beginning to reflect the season!  A length of found wire fencing from our barn ended up as a porch decoration!  This year is definitely a DIY Christmas because we brought hardly any decorations when […]

DIY Wood Slice Snowman

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Wood Slice Snowman

Woo hoo! It’s the holiday edition of Craft Lightning! This time, our hosts are The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and co-host Aunt Peaches. Today I am sharing how to make this little DIY wood slice snowman in fifteen minutes or less. Time: 15 Minutes Materials: Small Wood Slices Hot Glue and Glue Gun […]

Repurposed Bed Spring Christmas Bells

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Bed Spring Christmas Bells

Old bed springs can be repurposed into so many different things. I had a few left over from a trip to the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet that I purchased for $1 apiece so I wanted to make something festive for the upcoming holidays.  I found this rustic bell ornament on sale and together with […]

Elf on the Shelf DIY Messenger Bag

by Dinah Wulf
Elf on the Shelf No Sew Messenger Bag First Day Idea

I have come up with so many Elf on the Shelf ideas over the past couple years.  I first got a taste of it just a couple years ago and I am obsessed. I enjoy it so much because I love getting creative and my daughter gets so excited when Josie comes to visit her.  […]

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