13 Birch Bark Crafts

I love how birch bark is making a comeback as a crafting material. It's beautiful, brings in a pretty touch of nature, but has an elegant rustic look that is really gorgeous. Just in time for the holiday season we've gathered more than a dozen of our favorite birch bark crafts and home decor DIYs. Handmade Basket by Damask Love - I love this birch bark covered basket. Perfect for dressing up a gift basket or hostess gift basket. Natural Garland by Dream A Little Bigger - I ADORE this Christmas garland. What a gorgeous way to transform your tree into a country Christmas. Napkin Rings by Twig and Toad Stool - Nature-inspired napkin rings for a pretty, homemade table setting. Candle Décor by Sand and Sisal - Birch bark covered candles will dress up plain, inexpensive … [Read more...]

Festive Holiday Table Decor

With the rapid approach of Halloween & Thanksgiving here are a few table decoration ideas that with little modification can take you from Halloween to Thanksgiving and beyond quicker than you can say gobble gobble. Below are a few table centerpieces that effortlessly move from holiday to holiday with a few DIY ideas to get you started.  Great cheese cloth ghosts from Ashbee Designs make a festive Halloween centerpiece  Adding a second layer that is holiday specific will create a beautiful and unique centerpiece. For Halloween add DIY ghosts, velvet pumpkins, and spider webbing across the branches. For Thanksgiving remove the ghosts and spider webs and you are done. Here is a great use of the stems from your pumpkin after Halloween, to create a great Thanksgiving/Fall Centerpiece … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Decorations for Romantic Atmosphere

Romance = Love + Atmosphere . If you want to bump up the romantic quotient of your home?  It's an easy equation... You already have the love in your home, so all you need to do is add the right atmosphere. But how do you achieve this romantic atmosphere?   The following suggestions will get you on your way: Red roses, candles, candies.  They are the obvious, of course.  But don't avoid them just because they aren't original...decorating with these staples scattered around your home is a nod to tradition. Chalk it up.  Or flour it up.  Or sugar. Or...  Decorations don't need to be permanent objects...a rock garden adorned with hand-drawn hearts is a loving touch, as is a platter with sugar (or flour) hand-poured in the shape of a heart (or use a cookie cutter for … [Read more...]