DIY Lighted Wood Star

Hey there! Are you enjoying all the Christmas craft inspiration?? I love adding one or two new decorations to Christmas each year, and the more I can DIY the better. I made this star last year, but I never blogged about it so I thought I would share it with you. It’s another cheap and easy project with a big impact, and perfect for outside.

DIY Lighted Wood Star

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Cable Knit Letter Ornaments

I’ve got a great Christmas craft for you today! I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but if you are wanting to craft anything for Christmas then you need to get started. So, we’re not going to mention that again, mkay? mkay! Haha!! ūüėÜ Now, on to the craft!
Cable Knit Letter Ornament
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DIY Lighted Wooden Christmas Trees

I’m so excited to be participating with the girls at remodelaholic again in another challenge. This time it is Christmas themed. And, I’ll have to be honest, up until they proposed this challenge, I hadn’t even thought about Christmas! HA! I’m glad for the challenge if nothing else to get my mind revved up for all things Christmas! (be looking for lots more coming to the blog this month!) Be sure to hop on over to Remodelaholic to see more of the Creative Christmas Challenge and to check out the link party which will include so much more inspiration. Also, be sure to scroll through to the bottom of this post for links to all other projects in this challenge. And, the girls at Remodelaholic will be sharing Creative Christmas inspiration all week!! Just in time to get things ready for Christmas at your house!

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DIY Polka Dot Fall Napkin

It’s November friends! How did that happen?? Well, I guess it’s time to start thinking about how I might set the table for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner! I almost always change up the napkins, and more often than not I make them myself. Over the years I’ve had mostly solid napkins, but I thought this year I might try something different. I have really come to love using drop cloths as an inexpensive fabric. I have made several tablecloths over the years, so I figured it would make a great napkin as well.
DIY Polka Dot Fall Napkin
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{Forced} Tulips

It’s rainy and gray outside today. ¬†Don’t get me wrong, I love rain – but I LOVE the sun more. ¬†So, I thought I would share with you a little sunshine and happiness today in the form of tulips ūüôā
 
Tulips speak spring to me. ¬†I haven’t planted bulbs in years. ¬†I just can’t seem to remember!! ¬†But when I saw this post by Kim at Sand and Sisal I knew I had to try it. ¬†I love the looked of forced tulips in glass vases. ¬†I love that you can see all the parts, and I love that you can have that early bit of spring inside. ¬†But, you know I have told you that I am not a patient person….so when Kim also shared her “cheater” version I was on it. ¬†I found my perfect specimen at Aldi for $3.99!! Love it. ¬†Everything else I needed I had. ¬†So, here is what I started with.

 

 

I wasn’t sure how many bulbs I would find or how big they would be so I pulled both vases, but in the end I went with the bigger one. ¬†

 

 

The first step is to remove the bulbs from the pot and the dirt. ¬†I was certain that I was killing them as I ripped apart the roots to free the bulbs. ¬†But, I just had to try. ¬†Hey, if it didn’t work – I only lost $4 ;). ¬†

 

 

 

I did my best to get all the dirt off and trimmed the roots down as Kim instructed and then I started putting together the masterpiece.  First place a couple of handfuls of glass stones (or whatever you have or like Рsome sort of rock).  
 
Add water just to the top of the stones.

 

 

Then place the bulbs on top of the stones and voila…

 

Well, hmmmm. ¬†That doesn’t look like Kim’s. ¬†So, I used some stones that I had leftover and placed them around the bulbs to help them to stay in position. ¬†There that’s better.¬†

 

 

 

And what glory I saw a few days later…
 

 

I’m soooo happy this worked!! ¬†Please be sure to check out Kim’s post for the real way to force tulip bulbs and for her full instructions on how to do it the cheater way ;). ¬†
 
 
Trying to get organized today on a plan for some spring cleaning.  Hoping to have warm, sunny, open windows kind of weather soon so I can get started!!
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