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Snowflake Pallet Card Display with Duck Tape!

It's been so fun decorating the 1905 Cottage for the holidays. I'm sending my holiday cards out this week and we have had quite a few come in so far from family and friends. I love seeing all of the beautiful cards and family pictures and I love to display them. So I thought it would be fun to create a pretty card display. And as I was thinking about it I thought it would be fun to create … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Easy Holiday Decor

When The Mister and I were first married, funds were T-I-G-H-T! Christmas can seem difficult when you have a limited budget so we needed easy holiday décor stat! That was no easy task since that was...... Pre-Pinterest days........... WHAT??? {Shocking we know!} Ideas were available in your head, magazines, books, and/or friends. Creativity had to prevail. We did easy holiday décor like … [Read more...]

Merry and Bright Christmas Kitchen at the 1905 Cottage! {Free Printables!}

I love decorating for the holidays. So when Big Lots contacted me and asked if I would make over a room for the holidays in their #BigHoliday challenge, I thought it would be fun to add some holiday cheer to the kitchen at the 1905 cottage. I think the main living room or family room usually gets decorated but I spend so much time in the kitchen during the holidays, I thought it would be exciting … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Holiday Room Makeover #BIGHoliday

I'm excited to decorate for the holidays! So when Big Lots asked me to participate in the #BIGHoliday challenge to give a holiday makeover to a room in my house, I was SO excited.   November 16-22 is National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays week, and it's designed to encourage everyone to plan early, decorate and de-stress in time to spread holiday cheer. I love this … [Read more...]

Mercury Glass Paper Christmas Trees Tutorial!

  One of my very favorite things to do as a blogger are challenges. They always stretch my imagination. I love participating in Krylon's Mystery Box Challenges. Krylon sends me a box filled with different things that usually don't go together at all and they ask me to come up with a project using at least 5 of the items in the box! And thanks to Krylon for sponsoring this post. I have … [Read more...]

Faux Stained Glass Holiday Sign #LowesCreator

For our December post, Lowes gave us the topic of "Holidays in a Hurry:" ways to spruce up our homes for holiday guests. I thought it would be fun to make a festive sign for a wall or even to hang on our door. I walked the aisles of Lowe's and stumbled upon these pebbly-textured panels that are used underneath fluorescent light fixtures in kitchens and bathrooms. It reminded me of stained … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays — Make a Hot Cocoa/Tea Wreath!

  Hello Tatertots and Jello friends! I'm kirstin, half of the sister team that blogs at kojodesigns, and I'm so excited to be a part of Jen's Happy Holidays series! Our blog, kojodesigns, is full of party ideas, sewing adventures, knock off tutorials and even a recipe or two (my sister who co-authors the blog with me lives overseas and is always coming up with fabulous concoctions!). We … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: DIY 3-D Holiday Plate

Hi Tatertots and Jello-ers! My name is Vivienne and I share tutorials, recipes and assorted funny stories over at The V Spot.  I  was so excited when Jen invited me to share a holiday craft with you!  It took me a while to decide what I wanted to make. You know what happened...?  It did NOT go according to plan.  Today I'm going to show you a very realistic side of crafting, and how … [Read more...]

My Christmas Porch #LowesCreator

I love the challenges that Lowes give us each month. It's fun to think up projects that go along with the challenges and it gives me the push I need to get some things done around my home. This month the challenge was to create some holiday decor for our home. My front door and porch is always the first thing I decorate since it's the first thing people see when they come to my home. I am still … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays — DIY Winter Shadowbox Sign

Hello TT&J Readers! I am super thrilled to be here today to share this DIY Winter Shadowbox!! My name is Bev and I blog at Flamingo Toes. At Flamingo Toes I love doing jewelry, sewing, and home projects. I especially love crafting for the holidays. It's so much fun to create fun, cute decor projects - I think they make your decorations so much more personal! Today I'm sharing this … [Read more...]