Spring Inspiration

SPRING INSPIRATION The first colors of spring are always a welcome sight. The days start getting warmer and the colors start coming back all around in the tree leaves and flower blooms. I think spring is my favorite time of year to be outside and the colors so inspiring. It’s also the best time for…

Winter Inspiration

Even after Christmas during the cold winter months, nature can still be beautiful and inspiring. I love the contrast of the seasons and winter can be so harsh and amazing at the same time.

Decorating the Mantel

I started by clearing the mantel off completely. I made the short strips of evergreen garland about 3-4 feet long. I then secured each side to the mantel and used deer antlers on each end. I then added the center piece of garland and secured it took the left and right pieces of garland and…

Making Wood Candles and Ornaments

I have seen a lot of different ways to use wood to make ornaments and candle holders using old firewood and logs. I like the rustic and natural look of the wood so I’m going to make some ornaments, cedar candle holders and candles using wood covered containers. CANDLE HOLDERS These were left over cedar…

Making A Christmas Wreath and Swag

I began making the wreath by collecting various evergreens. I used cedar, juniper, and pine for the base. I layered the various small branches and secured with a ziptie. I made 5 bundles roughly a foot long and attached each bundle to the wreath frame using small gauge wire. I wired each one to the…

Making Melted Crayon Ornaments

This was also a new project for me but a lot of fun. I started with clear glass ornaments and large box of Crayola crayons. I used a small hot air tool to melt the wax. Break colors in pieces about 1-2 inches and add any color into the glass ball. The wax melts fairly…

Making Burlap String Ornaments

This was a new project for me. I watched several YouTube and Pinterest videos and tried several different ways to make these, but this was the one that was easier and less messy for me. First I used 9″ balloons and blew them up to roughly 4″- 5″. This makes a fairly large ornament. Next…

Yard and Pond

I love living in the country on a pond and the abundance of the outdoors with its natural beauty and wildlife. There are always new things to see and do in this ever changing landscape. I believe nature wakes up our soul with its vibrant colors, airy scenery and peaceful environment. I’m very inspired by…

Christmas Projects

I wanted to share some craft ideas for Christmas! Living in the country has some advantages finding great materials to make rustic and natural Christmas decorations. WREATH AND SWAG I used natural evergreens from the yard for the wreath and swag. There are two types of cedar, and juniper and shrub holly with berries. I…