How to Wrap a Present

I have some great ideas on how to wrap a present, and give them a designer look.  If you would rather watch a video on how to wrap presents, you can scroll down to the bottom of this post. How to Make a Bow with Yarn I'm sure you knitters out there recognize this yarn!  This yarn made a beautiful bow!  And talk about a bargain!  I purchased this yarn at half off, and it could make a hundred bows.  Maybe not quite a hundred. Here is a special present for my dad.  I wrapped it in plaid paper, … [Read more...]

Country Christmas Decorating Ideas

I have a client that owns a vacation cabin out in the country.  I have been decorating it for the holidays for several years.  This year, I updated the ribbon on all the trees, and added a few extra sparkly decorations.  There is a video at the bottom of this post, if you would like to see even more of the cabin.  I hope you enjoy. I have lived in several states, and Tennessee is by far, my favorite.  This cabin sits on top of a hill overlooking several acres of beautiful land.  I always … [Read more...]

White Christmas Decorating Ideas – Make your home glow this year!

I love white Christmas decorating ideas! There is something so elegant and sophisticated about an all white theme. Even if you are a frugal shopper, learning how to decorate for Christmas on a budget, really isn't that hard! There are many cheap Christmas decorations that do not look cheap when paired with different items. I found this little adorable snowman at a discount home decor store. He has such a happy face! He resembles vintage Christmas decorations, which always make me … [Read more...]

Snow Village Lamp – DIY Christmas Craft Idea!

I have a snow village lamp that I made using a fill-able glass lamp. I am participating in a holiday decorating challenge hosted by Hometalk and Lamps Plus. I made three little houses, called "Putz Houses". That term was new to me, but it is basically miniature houses made from cardboard. Now, before you feel like this is something you could not make, let me say that you most definitely can! If you can cut, glue, paint, and glitter, you're in! Below are my three patterns I used to … [Read more...]

Rustic Christmas Decor – Christmas Log Cabin

Decorating with a theme of rustic Christmas decor is one my favorite holiday styles. I was recently privileged to be hired to decorate a log cabin for the holidays. I will be honest, it was one of the most enjoyable decorating jobs I have ever done! So, I would love to share with you some of the ideas I incorporated into decorating this log cabin. Because this fireplace had so much character already, I wanted to keep the mantel decorations simple. To play up the height of the large … [Read more...]