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Silicone Baking Mat Uses – Tips for Using Silpat Baking Mats

A silicone baking mat can take high heat and replace parchment paper for baking & food preparation. I like to use them in lots of unusual ways in my kitchen. You can use them for cookies, of course, but there are lots of other creative Silpat baking mat uses, as well. With a silicone baking …

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Uses for License Plates – Using Number Plates in DIY Projects

Have you ever thought about using number plates in DIY projects? There are dozens of uses for license plates if you just think outside the box a bit. The colors and designs lend them selves to loads of home decor projects, both inside and outside the home. My husband is a collector of old license …

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DIY Candy Cane Vase – Easy Holiday Decor Project

This DIY candy cane vase makes an easy holiday decor project that is as much fun to put together as it is to display. All you need are some candy canes and a few inexpensive supplies. Grab some peppermint sticks and let’s make a new Christmas decoration. This DIY Candy Cane vase is easy and …

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Fall Entryway Makeover- Decorate your Front Door for Autumn

This Fall Entryway Makeover takes my front door and entry through from fall and right into Thanksgiving with natural elements and the rustic colors of autumn leaves, pumpkins and more. From the robust colors of the foliage to flowering mums and on to the multitude of pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds, Fall has it all.  …

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Hurricane Lamp Fall Centerpiece – Rustic Autumn Table Decor

This hurricane lamp fall centerpiece combines the colors of fall into a super quick and easy to make rustic table decor that will grace any autumn table. It would look lovely on a Thanksgiving table. Fall is the time for rustic decor projects in muted tones of autumn leaves.  Fall is just full of colors …

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Terracotta Candy Jar – Clay Pot Candy Corn Holder

This adorable Terracotta Candy Jar will delight your trick or treating youngsters. It is made to look like candy corn – everyone’s favorite Halloween candy and will look really cute on your Halloween party table. I love making projects with clay pots.  The material paints easily since the pots absorb craft paint well and, often, …

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DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkins – Cute Fall Curb Appeal

These scrap wood pumpkins started out life as an old mail box post that was left over when I gave our front mail box a makeover this summer. I love making home decor projects that either use supplies I have on hand or can be recycled from something else.  My husband is a hoarder of …

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Quick and Easy Halloween DIY projects

Try one of these cute Halloween DIY projects to dress up your home and yard for the holiday and for fall in general. Halloween is the beginning of the festive season that seems to lend itself to decorating.   The colors of autumn really lend themselves to setting a Halloween mood. Bring the outdoor inside with colorful …

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Best Topsy Turvy Planters – Creative Gardening Tipsy Pots

I was getting my hair done a few months ago and my hairdresser showed me her latest creation – a topsy turvy planter creation (also called Tipsy Pots.)  At that point I had not seen topsy turvy planters, they they are now appearing everywhere on social media.  They take the term creative gardening to a …

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Succulent Bird Cage Planter – Super Easy DIY Garden Project

Today’s project is going to be to transform an old birdcage into a succulent birdcage planter.  I just love using household items in my garden in a creative way.   If you love succulents as much as I do, you will want to check out my guide for buying succulents. It tells what to look for, what …

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Soda Bottle Drip Feeder for Garden Plants – Water Plants with a Soda Bottle

There are many retail products available for watering plants at the roots, but this Soda Bottle Drip Feeder makes use or recycled materials and works really well. Drip feeders are a great idea for vegetable gardening projects.  Many plants prefer the moisture at their roots instead of from overhead sprinklers which can encourage some leaf problems.   Vegetable …

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25 Succulent Planters – You Can Grow these Hardy Plants in Just About Anything!

Succulents are so versatile and easy to care for. They are very drought tolerant, perfect if you have a “brown thumb” and look great planted in so many ways.  These 25 fun succulent planters will show you that if it can hold dirt, it can be planted with a succulent! If you love succulents as much …

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DIY Music Sheet Coasters – Perfect for That Special Cup of Tea

These DIY Music Sheet Coasters are the perfect way to put me in just the right mood when I take a break for some much needed “me time.” I have such a busy life. There seems to never be enough time to get everything done that I need to do. Sound familiar? With the endless gardening …

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Rope Wrapped Eggs – Farmhouse Easter Decor Project

I love pretty home decor projects that can be used for an upcoming holiday but aren’t TOO seasonal. These Rope Wrapped Eggs have a pretty farmhouse, rustic look that is perfect for both spring and Easter. This project came after a trip to my local Dollar Store to pick a package of their over sized …

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Spring Table Centerpiece – Quick and Easy Decor Project

It’s time for a change out of my table centerpiece.  I love this type of project – gather a few supplies, poke them into the floral foam and voila – a pretty Spring Table centerpiece. My husband made me a centerpiece box to use for Thanksgiving.  It graced my dining room table for Thanksgiving and …

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Easter Grapevine Door Swag – Butterflies Bunnies and Eggs!

This Easter grapevine door swag welcomes in spring with the arrangement of dogwood flowers, bunnies, butterflies and Easter eggs. It also welcomes in my guests in a pretty pastel spring way. My front door is one of the few places that always gets a holiday make over.   When Jess was younger, I used to …

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Using Candles in Your Home – It’s Time for Some Decorating Ideas

Using candles in the home creates an intimacy that sets a mood to a room and makes guests feel really welcome. Arranged pleasantly with just the right accessories, a candle can really transform the look of any area in your home. There is just something really warm and inviting about a room with the look …

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