I didn’t really understand the point of a tree skirt until a few years ago, when my husband and I started doing the real Christmas tree thing. I used to think of tree skirts as just one more thing that you had to store, pull out, and maintain for the holidays. Until my floor was basically made of pine needles. Now I get it! But I still believe that you shouldn’t spend more time making a tree skirt than you do trimming your tree. These quick and easy tree skirts come together in a flash. There are lots of no-sew options on this list, so don’t think that only seamstresses can have homemade tree skirts!
I love washi tape almost as much as I love old school video game nostalgia. This pixelated washi tape wall art over at A Beautiful Mess has me full of 8-bit nostalgia. And all that you need to make it are washi tape and cutting supplies. Laura shows you how to lay out a grid to make the heart, and you could really use that technique to plan out all kinds of cool pixelated designs.
Metallic and glitter branches are super hip for holiday decorating this year, but they are super expensive. If this blustery fall has downed any small tree branches around your neighborhood, snatch them up and turn them into sparkly branches that perfectly match your holiday decor color scheme. Diane Henkler at Momtastic shares a simple tute for making your own, custom sparkly branches from fallen branches you collect. A recycled money-saver that looks beautiful!
Bust your stash to make these cute little house ornaments for your Christmas tree. Minki’s Work Table made these sweet ornaments, and I love the clever way that she used an envelope as her house pattern. Her house ornaments are made from felt, but you could really use any medium or heavy weight fabric for these. Denim or corduroy would look nice for the house, especially if you choose cheery contrasting scraps to make the doors, windows, etc.
Can you believe it’s time to plan for Thanksgiving? I’m still recovering from Halloween! Thanksgiving is just about three weeks away, and if you want a handmade tablescape, now is a good time to get started. Check out these beautiful Thanksgiving centerpieces to help get you started.
Paper pinwheels are a lot of fun, but these fabric pinwheels will last a lot longer than their paper cousins. Plus, you can totally raid your fabric and button stashes to make them. Autie at iCandy Handmade shows you how she converted a pattern for pretty paper pinwheels into a fabric pinwheel project.
Cute mobiles are such a fun way to deck out your nursery, but they can be pretty pricey. When we were doing my son’s space-themed nursery, I kept seeing mobiles in the $50-$60 range! No, thank you! Moonfrye shows you how to make a cute, simple mobile out of felt and driftwood.
Does your almost-perfect house have some less-than-perfect wallpaper holding it back? Not all wallpapers are paintable, and they can be a huge pain to remove. Take it from me: I ruined my bathroom walls by removing wallpaper without really knowing what I was doing. Don’t be like me! If you need to remove some ugly wallpaper, use these great tips from A Beautiful Mess and save yourself some headaches.