Handmade Christmas Wreath from Christmas Cards Past
I have a problem throwing away things, especially paper remembrances – ticket stubs, cards, programs. There is no logical reason to hold onto the Phantom of the Opera program from my high school orchestra trip or the autographed Penn & Teller program from their performance at Duke, but I still have them. I have quite a stack of holiday cards, […]
Semi-Homemade Halloween Wreath
This past weekend, we had a lot of fun getting in the spirit of the season and decorating for Halloween. In an effort to better document my Halloween exploits, I’m going to try to post a project each day. One of the oldest projects on my Halloween to-do list was to make a wreath. Last year, I bought a spooky-ish […]
Changing the Curtains for Spring
Our front door has a big decorative glass window in it. To give us the feeling of privacy in the evening, we hung a curtain on the door. At night, we go into “lockdown.” This process simply entails pulling the curtains on the front door and kitchen window that looks out onto our front porch. In the fall, I hang […]
Spring Wreath (plus how-to)
Spring has definitely sprung. This weekend, Rob and I began our spring update to our home and yard. The first item of business was replacing the Winter Yarn Wreath I made in January with an updated spring wreath! I made our new wreath with a straw wreath, yarn, bias tape, paper flowers, and colorful buttons.
Winter Yarn Wreath (with little owl friend)
I love outside Christmas decorations. We actually start our outdoor decorating in October for Halloween, use our non-carved pumpkins & add some scarecrows for Thanksgiving, then take down all the autumn and put up pretty lights and a wreath. (If it was up to me, I’d leave our Christmas lights up year-round, but Rob thinks it might make the neighbors […]
Yarn Wreaths (+ Birds)
Last May, my best friend sent me an image of a handmade wreath that she made for her mom.
New House Numbers
As part of our labor day weekend bonanza of projects, Rob and I finally completed our house number plaque. Yay!
Redoing the Front of Our House
I need help choosing the new color for our front door (with the caveat that any proposed changes to our home have to be approved by the Architectural Review Board first!) Below you see the original color (red), and four new choices. I’m leaning towards the lightest turquoise color. To get an idea of the direction we’re going (post modern/beachy/50’s […]
Here’s a picture of our jack-o-lantern’s and overall Halloween diorama that sits outside our apartment door.