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.  […]

Over 75 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Over 75 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

It’s almost that time of year again and I was looking at all the Elf on the Shelf posts I’ve done over the years. All of them put a smile on my face, some of which I even forgot I did! As I looked at all the pictures, I thought I’d put together a short […]

DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments

When I made my paper pumpkins for fall a few weeks ago I really didn’t think they’d be shared thousands and thousands of times! After a few emails and some comments and questions from Girl Scout Leaders and Teachers, I thought I’d try a similar craft for the holidays. So, after a few trials, I […]

DIY Christmas Ornament Tutorials

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Christmas Ornament Tutorials

I cannot believe Christmas is two months away. Time is flying by this year. I love looking back at my old tutorials that I’ve written over the years and thought I’d do a quick round-up of DIY Christmas ornament tutorials. Here are some easy favorites. Winter Woodlands DIY Ornaments – Possibly my favorite ornaments I’ve […]

DIY Rag Balls and Tray Makeover

by T Berokoff
DIY Rag Balls

DIY Rag Balls and Tray Makeover Here’s the dilemma – I wanted a centerpiece for our dining room table but I didn’t want to spend any major money on it.  So, back to my original junk pile to see if there was anything I could use.  (You may remember this picture!)  I found a tray! […]

Last Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Last Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas Day 11

The other day I shared what Josie our elf did for days 1-10. Today I thought I’d share her antics for days 11-20 for some last minute elf on the shelf ideas. But first, here is a video of some of my ideas. Enjoy! Day 11: Josie was writing a “naughty and nice list”. Mia’s […]

Santa Stop Here DIY Outdoor Sign

by Dinah Wulf
Santa Stop Here Sign (8)

I am proud to be a 3M sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape . Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me. The other day I found a shelf that my friend was about to throw away. […]

Winter Survival Kit Ornament Gift Idea

by Dinah Wulf
Winter Survival Kit Ornament Gift Idea

I’m a member of the “Tic Tac Pack” and this post is sponsored by the Tic Tac® brand. While I have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own. I wanted to make some inexpensive, but creative and special gifts for my neighbors, my friend’s parents, and Mia’s teachers. I thought a winter […]

DIY Elf on the Shelf Shoes

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Elf on the Shelf Shoes

Let me preface this by saying some of my friends think I’m nuts. Ha! This one may seem like I have a lot of time on my hands, but honestly it took me less than 15 minutes to do. It would have been less time if I didn’t have to wait for my glue gun […]

DIY Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2014

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I took a little longer than usual decorating the house this year. I wanted to keep it simple and not too cluttered. Since I’ve pretty much had the same decorations for many years, I did add some burlap to give it a more rustic feel.  I also […]

Unique Elf on the Shelf Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Creative and Unique Elf on the Shelf Ideas

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am completely OBSESSED with this tradition. For one, my daughter’s excitement of finding her elf in the morning is priceless.  Her face, her reaction, her body language… it makes it all worth the time and effort. For me, I love the creative part of it. I […]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties

by T Berokoff
Ugly-Christmas-Sweaters

What’s red and green with pom-pom’s all over?  An ugly Christmas sweater!  Time to get those ridiculous sweaters out!  If the sweater has lots of red and green, reindeer, felt appliques, snowmen, sequins, bows and ribbons, it’s a sure hit for one of these parties!  These parties are fun because it’s a chance for everyone […]

Winter Woodlands DIY Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
Winter Woodland Ornaments

This post, Winter Woodlands DIY Ornaments, is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for the #Makeitgiveit campaign. Read more to enter to win! I don’t know about you, but I have had the same Christmas decorations for ten years probably. Each year, I try to change them up a little by decorating in different […]

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