Tag Archive: holiday

Easy Paper Curls for Holiday Packages

Is anyone doing any last minute gift wrapping??  As I was finishing up my holiday gifts this year, I used a few scraps of Kraft paper style wrapping paper to make curls that… Continue reading

Embellished Poinsettia Gift Tags

Well, I discovered that despite my best intentions to have this post up over a week ago, I was at the mercy of the postman to deliver the gifts I’d ordered for our… Continue reading

Back in Time for the Holidays…

I’ve been away for a while — life just intruded on my blogging time, but now I’m back! Since September, I’ve been concentrating on healthier living and simpler, seasonal meals — but I… Continue reading

Mums, Wreaths, and All Things Fall

The temperatures are slowly dropping (ever so slowly), and displays of gourds and pumpkins are in the markets.  It must be my favorite season: fall! I, for one, am so glad to say… Continue reading

Crafty April: Uniquely Ornamental

At the urging of one of my friends, I decided to make some holiday ornaments for the silent auction that I have been crafting for lately.  No, I haven’t taken up glassblowing… by… Continue reading

Easter Tree

Sometimes, it’s the simple things that make us smile.  I love colors, so I had fun arranging these miniature egg ornaments on my metal tree to make an Easter tree. The metal tree… Continue reading

Love Mitts

This craft project is reminiscent of a cooking mitt, pot holder, or a glove. I used a wooden, Scandinavian ornament leftover from the Christmas season to mimic a pot holder and painted it… Continue reading

Felt Heart Ornament

I made a few felt hearts to use as ornaments on my decorative metal tree for February this year. I cut scraps of pink and white felt with a scissors to make the… Continue reading

Skewered By Love

This is a cute idea I came up with for any skewered supper or dessert for Valentine’s Day, a romantic night in, or a themed fête with friends. Take a package of wooden… Continue reading

Another Holiday Over

‘Twas the evening of Christmas, and all through La Maison, every creature was stirring: talking, eating, drinking, and having fun. A slew of jolly relatives were there, joking and bantering without a care.… Continue reading

White Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows

To me, the flavor combination of white chocolate and peppermint is quintessentially Christmas.  If the white chocolate and peppermint happen to top a gooey marshmallow or a soft, moist chocolate cookie…even better! Tonight… Continue reading

Get Stamping Mad This Christmas!

Aren’t these large foam stamps cute?  I picked up a few sets at the local dollar store earlier this month. Instead of an ink pad, I used acrylic craft paint in a variety… Continue reading

Elf Hats

I made these little elf hats to dress a sculpture in my living room for Christmastime.  See Dress Your Decor — For Halloween! for the Halloween hats I made earlier this year, and… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: A Slew of Snowmen!

Christmas ornaments make great place cards for a joyful holiday spread, like this set of glass, snow-filled snowmen from the home store CB2.  I have had these for over a year, and I… Continue reading

A Christmas Tree Closet?!?!

Recently I was talking to a family member who told me an interesting story that I just knew I had to share here. Apparently, this family member had a friend whose husband couldn’t… Continue reading

Re-purposing Round Felt Ornaments

One of my talents has always been improvising — using many different items available to me to accomplish a task when the original or intended item is unavailable.  I think my flair for… Continue reading