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Happy Holidays: Simple Pinecone Wreath

Hi! My name is Shannon and I blog at Madigan Made… where creative living is made simple. Today I'll like to share my pinecone wreath. And I should tell you that I’ve been called the Clark Kent of craft blogging. Why? Well, by day I work as a pharmacist and by night I try to help my readers find easy and elegant solutions for their home.  I love to blog about simple crafts, DIY décor and … [Read more...]

Holiday Decorating: My 2013 Sunburst Mirror Holiday Tree!

It's November 1st - so time to post my Christmas tree. LOL!! Seriously, for the second year in a row I am participating in Michael's Craft Stores #DreamTreeChallenge. It's so fun to see all of the amazing trees that bloggers create for this event. And I know it's a little early but it's fun to get inspired to decorate for the holidays!! I love this time of year. For my tree this year, I knew … [Read more...]

Welcome My Pretties: Halloween Straw Wreath and Halloween Plate Wall!

Halloween Straw Wreath! I love Halloween! It's so much fun to decorate. So when American Crafts told me about their super cute Halloween kits at Target, I was so excited to play with them! There are three full project kits plus lots of embellishments that you can use on their own, or in addition to the kits. I love that you can take the kits and make up something really festive in no time -- … [Read more...]

Make a Kitchen Magnetic Chalkboard {Project Fail?}

Hello Tatertots & Jello readers! It feels like it has been forever since I've been here because this summer was filled with traveling and moving for my family and I. We are finally getting settled into our new house but there is SO MUCH that will need to be made over in the upcoming years. One of the things that drives me crazy is the refrigerator in our kitchen. Its original to 1991, when the … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Creating a Beautiful Fall Front Porch!!

Over the weekend I had a fun time finishing up our Halloween/Fall Porch. Here are 5 Tips to help you create a Striking Front Porch!  1. A Fall Wreath or Door Hanging can add color to your door. I made this festive Halloween wreath with knit fabric, felt and vintage buttons. I will share the tutorial and a FREE template to make the flowers tomorrow! I also added paper medallions over the … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 DIY Fall Wreaths!

Happy Fall! Enjoy these Fall Wreaths! I love making wreaths for ANY time of the year. I look forward to making a new Fall Wreath each Autumn. So I was so excited to see so many Fall wreaths linked up this week. Here are 20 Fall Wreath Ideas for inspiration!!  Be sure to click on the link below each picture to go directly to each tutorial! Fall Pumpkin Wreath @ Nest of Posies Pottery … [Read more...]

Halloween Mason Jar Ring and Washi Tape Wreath!

Halloween is my favorite!    Here's a fun little idea. You know how mason jars are all the rage? Well save those lids and make a little wreath.  My friend Donna from Funky Junk shared a rusted one and I thought it might be fun to take the concept and create a Halloween canning jar lid wreath with paint and washi tape. I just love the way it turned out!! … [Read more...]

Make a Plaid Pumpkin Ruffle Wreath!!

It's September and I'm SO excited to decorate my home for Autumn with this Plaid Pumpkin Ruffle Wreath!  I have a "thing" for wreaths. I think I have made 4 in the past week. I just love them!! Here's one that I made for my porch for Fall. Michaels Craft Stores send me three of their "carvable" pumpkins and their new hot tool and asked me to create something. Have you ever tried one of … [Read more...]

Make a Summer DIY Tie-Dye Coffee Filter Wreath!

A couple of weeks ago my girls and I had a little tie dying craft afternoon. We made a few different projects! And we had some left over dye, and I started going a little crazy. I wanted to try tie dying all kinds of things. One of the things I grabbed was a box of coffee filters. I tied some rubber bands around a few bunches of filters and poured some different color dyes on them. I was … [Read more...]

DIY Address and Patriotic Buoys!

I have been a bit obsessed with ANYTHING nautical lately.  It's so bright and cheerful-looking. I made a Navy and Yellow Wreath. A Nautical Fourth of July Mantel. And recreated a dark basement bedroom into a Bright Nautical Teen Bedroom. I thought it would be fun to make some decorative buoys - which seem SO nautical.  It also turns out - the buoys are easier to make than you'd … [Read more...]