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Happy Holidays: Simple Pinecone Wreath

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Hi! My name is Shannon and I blog at Madigan Made… where creative living is made simple. 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 easy recipes. If you are a regular TT&J … [Read more...]

Holiday Decorating: My 2013 Sunburst Mirror Holiday Tree!

sunburst mirror tree at tatertots and jello

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!

Make a Striped Straw Halloween Wreath - it's so easy!

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 -- and everything that you need … [Read more...]

Halloween Stripe and Felt Flower Wreath and FREE Printable Flower Template!

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A couple of years ago  I fell in love with Kellie at Nest of Posies Posie Wreath -- isn't it cute? I wanted to make something that had that kind of impact. And I thought it would be fun to create some handmade felt flowers and top them off with vintage buttons I had. So I made a couple printable templates you can make when creating these flowers. All you need to do is print and cut … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 DIY Fall Wreaths!

20 DIY Fall Wreath Ideas

Happy Fall!  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 Barn-Inspired Wreath @ … [Read more...]

Halloween Mason Jar Ring and Washi Tape Wreath!

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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!!

plaid pumpkin and ruffle wreath

It's September and I'm SO excited to decorate my home for Autumn!  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 the hot tools? It's awesome for … [Read more...]

DIY Address and Patriotic Buoys!

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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...]

Make a Spring Pinwheel Door Hanging!

Spring Pinwheel Wall Hanging

I am kind of ashamed to admit that until yesterday I still had my St.Patrick's Day wreath on my front door. I didn't even get my Washi Tape Egg Wreath out this year. Easter just seemed to come up so fast this year!! So I figured it was time to get myself in gear for Spring!! Even though it snowed almost all day yesterday. This is what my front yard looked like: … [Read more...]

Spring Navy and Yellow Interchangeable Bow Wreath!

navy and yellow interchangeable bow wreath chair

I am really loving Navy and Yellow right now.  I recently changed out my little kitchen nook for Spring with Navy and Yellow.  And I made a bunch of pillow covers for my home.  I was going through Ella's clothes she has outgrown the other day and I came upon a navy and white checked shirt. It was one of my very favorite shirts that she wore. I thought it would be fun to take the shirt … [Read more...]