Happy Friday friends! We're in the final stretch of the Handmade Holiday series with the big day less than two weeks away. Ana White and I have been working together to provide plans for gifts you can build.
Hello readers and especially those who just came over from Karah's place The Space Between (she has a great idea for greeting cards). Today I'm sharing these easy last minute stocking holders using cedar wood scraps made to hold the weight of a filled stocking.
My stocking holders are part of a group blog hop featuring 15 last minute holiday ideas. Start at Decor Adventures where Jessica will have all of the ideas shared over the week.
I've been seeing the swiss cross trend everywhere so I thought I'd jump on board and make a new set of stockings for our family this season. In true diy fashion I even went so far as to paint the red swiss cross pattern onto white cotton fabric in order to get the size, repeat and scale I wanted.
I choose to quilt the front portion sewing through the crosses.
Holiday decorating is in full swing. Looking for an easy and inexpensive lighting idea for your table? Using scrap wood and a copper coupling I made these candle holders, the full tutorial is at Remodelaholic.
Last Spring the fun folks at Bob Vila held their first ever DIY Competition and my pipe and wood slats bed took first place in the pipe category! Thank you to everyone who voted continuously back then AND I need your votes again for the Favorite Bob Thumbs Up Project from 2014.
Click on the logo to vote:
This time around it's the best of the best. The 6 winners from each DIY category are now up against each other for the chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card.
Please head on over to BobVila.com and vote for your favorite pipe project - my bed would be an excellent choice of course :) .
It was a big weekend for getting out those Christmas decorations and with nearly 55 million homes with artificial trees in the United States I'm guessing a lot of trees are up and decked BUT those artificial trees lack a real tree scent.
Happy Thanksgiving friends! I thought it would be appropriate to share this mantel artwork today on Thanksgiving as we gather together to ask the Lord's blessing. I made this piece for the priests' dining room at the church rectory and hung it above the mantel.
We're building our way towards the big day less than 5 weeks away! Get started now on all your diy gift builds and your friends and family will be thanking you.
Who needs cute storage? Everyone! I built these wall bins using Ana's plans here for two tween nieces but the finish options are endless and they would be great for boys, girls, adults or even in a nursery.
Sharing my diy decorated tree today complete with ornaments you can make yourself including a fast and easy tree stand cedar wood cover.
Of course I started with the tree and this one is a beauty. Tree Classics sent me this lovely 7 foot pre-lit slim Christmas tree and I am smitten! It arrives in 3 pieces, I set it up in minutes, plugged it in and magic. But the best part here is the size - it's perfectly slender and fits this corner with room to spare (and plenty of space for gifts underneath!).
While the tree stand is functional and unobtrusive I wanted a DIY finishing touch and built this tree stand box cover from cedar boards. The box is actually upside-down from what I originally planned because I failed to measure properly but now I'm liking how the inward taper makes the tree look taller - bonus!