Huge DIY Wood Flag

diy flag, wood flag, fence flag, coastal flag

The year was 1976. I put on my favorite pair of plaid polyester pants, made myself a Fluff sandwich and joined my family around our little tv set (making sure the antenna was angled properly) as we anxiously awaited the Olympic Games. My favorite events were ice skating (remember the Dorothy Hamill haircut) and gymnastics (who could forget … [Read more...]


How to Make Ornament Garland

How to make ornament garland

I'm all about quick and easy projects (which leaves more time for cocktails) and it doesn't get much easier than this. I had a container of 100 shatterproof ornaments that I used on my tree a couple of years ago just waiting for a makeover. So in the time it takes for Santa to shimmy down the chimney, you can make this garland with a few … [Read more...]


10 Minute Fresh Greens Wreath

DIY Fresh Greens Wreath

I’m all about faux Christmas trees and wreaths indoors but when it comes to decorating my porch, I love using live wreaths and garland. My front door was crying out for something festive but instead of paying for a live wreath, I decided to whip one up for just the cost of a wreath form that can be used over and over again. With a little help … [Read more...]


DIY Yarn Tassels and Creative Uses

DIY Giant Yarn Tassels

Sale Alert - I just scooped up the cutest pair of slippers! 25% off at Amazon on clothes, shoes, accessories and more! See all sale items here - use code: HOLLYJOLLY   This year, I've been a busy little elf whipping up a sleigh load of tassels. They are so cute as gift toppers, tied to a bottle of wine, as a napkin ring or hung on the … [Read more...]


Pretty Packages – DIY Giant Pom Poms & 12 Creative Gift Wrap Ideas!

DIY Giant Pom Poms!

Now that I've finished decking my halls for my Christmas house tour - check it out here, it's time to wrap the presents! It's all about the presentation! My friend Stephanie loves a creatively wrapped gift as much as I do so she's gathered up a sleigh full of friends and asked us to create festive gift wrapping ideas. You can see all dozen … [Read more...]


Forcing Bulbs – Winter Centerpiece

How to force bulbs indoors

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I've got turkey on my mind (and one of the most gorgeous fall centerpieces I've ever seen). Once I've eaten my share of carbs, I'll be focused on decking my halls and sometimes a little planning is in order to get blooms in time for Christmas. Since I can't force my kids to clean their rooms (without lots of … [Read more...]


Feather Mask Pumpkin Vintage Dress Form

Make a feather mask

Pumpkin head. That was my mom's nickname for me as a baby. In honor of my apparently enormous head, I've created my own little mini me ... and she's a diva. Here she stands, tall and proud of her ginormous head that I love sitting atop my vintage dress makers form! How to Make Feather Masks Supplies for Mask: white mask … [Read more...]


How to Make Plastic Pumpkins Look Real!

How to make fake pumpkins look realistic

Remember when I shared my deep, dark hatred for plastic pumpkin pails. Well, that hatred has been brewing inside of me for years and it's finally trickled down to the lowly fake pumpkin ... or funkin as it's called.  Not that there's anything fun about them. So instead of seething with anger any longer, I decided to turn those pumpkins … [Read more...]


Fall on my Mind and Embossed Metal Leaves

Festive fall centerpiece with DIY embossed metal leaves

Just a few more days until September. Which means fall! Which means fall decorating! I'm busily preparing for my third annual Eclectically Fall Home Tour (15 amazing bloggers homes decked out for fall) so I've got all things fall on my mind. Since I love bling and shiny things, I was happy when my pal Martha sent me this slew of … [Read more...]


How to Distress Furniture with Vintage Decor Paint

DIY Distressed Paint Mirror

Kelly's public service announcement of the day ... it's smart to hang a mirror near your door so you can check your teeth for spinach before you head out in public.   So while I love having a mirror in my mudroom right by my back door, I was not loving the dark finish. The before ... Now before you get all hot and bothered … [Read more...]