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Guest Project — Paint your Curtains!


 Hi! I'm Rachel from first home makeover I couldn't wait to share this mini-makeover with you.  After the stencil project I did on our back door, found here, I knew that I'd be temporarily obsessing over stencils.  I immediately started thinking about what else I could stencil away.  And that's when I began wandering around the house, staring at random items and furniture, trying to come up with … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 17 Halloween Costumes!


Can you believe she make this Davy Crockett outfit in 30 minutes? Amazing! @ In Between Laundry Too cute -- find out how to make this Pink Owl Costume @ Following Phubie  Make an adorable Train Costume for your little guy @ Today's Fabulous Finds You must check out all of the Family Costume Theme Ideas @ This Mommy Loves  Your dog deserves a little Halloween Festivity too - make him a … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Project — make a Thankful Garland


 It's Thursday and time for Mrs. Bliss Holiday Workshop!  Have you checked out all of the great holiday-related posts?? This week there are ideas from creating the perfect outfit for those parties, to wrapping gifts, making a centerpiece and more!! The complete projects and links are at the bottom of the post.  Today I'd like to share a project that can help bring the spirit of Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Trash to Treasure Desk Transformation!


 Hi! I am Stacy from Not JUST A Housewife and I am so HaPpY to be here on Tatertots and Jello!!! I love building and refinishing furniture! It all started when I was a newly wed and received a ton of hand-me-down furniture from family and friends. Most people probably would have left it "as is" until they could afford new things. But not me. I wanted them to look nice and match right then ( … [Read more...]

Christmas Project — make Painted Ornament Pillows


Ok, ok, I know it's a little early for Christmas projects :) I went on Studio 5 last week to talk about my Painted Halloween Pillows and thought it might be fun to make up some Painted Christmas Pillows too. So I thought I'd share them with you in case you want to make some for the Holiday Season! Here's what I did:  1. Figure out what size pillow form you will use. Cut out a piece of … [Read more...]

Guest Project – Make a Beaded Spider!


  Hello! I am SO EXCITED to be guest-posting on Tatertots and Jello today! This is my first-ever guest-post and my first-ever tutorial, so it is an honor to have them featured on a blog that I have loved for AGES!  Walking through a store the other day, I spied some decorative spiders ($5 apiece!) that had plastic bodies and colorful beaded legs. I really liked them but I have two rules about … [Read more...]

Guest Project: make a delicious French Silk Pie


Hi, I’m Tru. I live on a dairy farm in the Midwest and I’m always looking for ways to save money or reuse things. My kids used to call me cheap, but I like to think of myself as frugal. Funny thing; now that they’re older, I see them making frugal choices also. I started my original blog back in 2004, just to keep in touch with my children. Being that I had dialup at the time, it was just … [Read more...]

Hostess Gift Idea — give a set of Hand Painted Glasses


 It's Thursday and another week of the Fabulous Mrs. Bliss Holiday Workshop! I love this series. So many great ideas for the upcoming Holiday Season!  Today I am sharing a craft that would be a fun, personalized Hostess Gift Idea -- Hand Painted Glasses.  First, you need some glass paint. I used DecoArt's Gloss Enamel that I was sent through The DIY Club - they are formulated to … [Read more...]

My Spookified Mantle — eeeeeek!


I finally got my Halloween boxes out and spookified my mantle!! Ella was thrilled - she's been asking me to get the boxes out for a few weeks :)  And, it ended up working out perfectly -- because the delightful Beth @ Stories of A to Z is having a Spooktacular Mantle Party today!! So much fun!! I just had to link up and join in the festivities! A couple little projects I did … [Read more...]

Guest Project — 5 Minute Halloween Craft


Do you find yourself looking around at home decor stores or flipping through catalogs thinking, "I know I could do this myself, but how?"   Saturday Mornings is full of ways to do just that!  I show you step by step how to get the looks you want for less, often with things you already have around the house!  I was so thrilled for the opportunity to do a tutorial for TT&J and I decided … [Read more...]

Free Canvas Offer — family memories


I am so excited to tell you about this offer!!  It's hard to believe - but it's for real!!  It's that time of year when we start thinking about Family Pictures for Christmas Cards. We had some taken last year by my sister Wenderful {if you are in California, she is booking sessions right now} and this is my favorite shot from that day. We are all walking away hand in hand. I love the … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make an Incredibly Cool Halloween Wreath!


  Hi Tatertots and Jello readers! Who am I? I am Madigan, the author of Madigan Made. I started my blog this past spring as a little creative journal. I enjoy chatting about my cooking, crafting and decorating projects. (Oh, and the occasional misadventure.) When I made this Halloween wreath, I immediately thought of Jen at TT&J. She has loads of great wreath ideas. I am so excited to be … [Read more...]



I have a special treat for you!! Have you heard of Creative Estates -- the fabulous new blogging conference?? April 8-10 Chandler, AZ  I have a full conference pass to give away!!    This is FOR REAL! If you’ve never heard of the Creative Estates Conference, click here. This is a $189 value! (hotel and flight are not included in this giveaway) Here's a little about the … [Read more...]

13 Days of Halloween Fun!


Happy Sunday!  Have you heard of the 13 Days of Halloween at Kirstikoo Handmade? Kirsti has 13 days of cute Halloween projects from guest bloggers with fun tutorials like: And giveaways too!  And today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a Halloween Luminary Tree.  Come over and see the ideas. Have a {Spooky} Day!   xoxo … [Read more...]

An Inexpensive, Feminine Gift Idea to make this Holiday Season!


Hi! Welcome to the First week of the Housewife Bliss Holiday Party! This is a wonderful collection of Holiday ideas by 10 fabulous bloggers who will be covering all the parts of How to Have a Successful Holiday Season. Today I want to talk about a really inexpensive, easy gift idea that you can make. And it can be customized so many ways.  Rolled Flower Brooches Once you start making … [Read more...]