Category Archives: Home Decor

Etched Valentine Plates

The other day I found some square glass plates in the close-out section of our local grocery store. The large ones were $1, the smaller ones were $0.50. Of course I had to get them – I knew I was … Continue reading

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Keeping the toy clutter at bay

I received a few questions in email and in comments as to how I deal with the toy clutter in our very small  living room that is also the only common play room for the kids. As most of you … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pressed Sugar Decorations

Pressed sugar decorations you can make yourself! It’s really quite easy once you know how and your possibilities are endless! I went with snowflakes only this time around, but you  can go with any shape your like. Use candy molds … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tree

Yesterday I put up our tree! As I have mentioned before, this is the earliest I’ve EVER put up a tree. Usually I try and keep it as close as possible to Christmas, but this year it seemed ok to … Continue reading

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Snowball Ornaments

I have to say, none of the photos do the true sparkle of these justice, believe me!   Before we start, I want to introduce you to the German Glass Glitter. It’s essentially very finely crushed glass. And it glitters … Continue reading

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Christmas Stocking

Initially I wanted to make a version of a pillow inspired by this one:   but then I thought that it might look really cute in a simpler form on a stocking!   For the stocking material I used Painter’s … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Molasses and a Gift Idea

Pomegranate Molasses is hardly new. It has been a popular ingredient in the Middle East for a long time. However, it is relatively new to western cuisine and I see it appear in more and more recipes. It is also … Continue reading

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Festive Votive Candle Holders

a.k.a. glass etching project #1 and Mercury Glass post #3! Are you sick of my Mercury Glass experiments yet?   I saw some similar votives at Michaels the other day and thought they might be easily re-created with all the … Continue reading

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Upcoming projects!

I’m busy working on an array of Christmas projects and I thought I’d give you a little teaser of what is coming your way between now and Christmas!   Super cute and easy Advent Calendar! Faux Birch Bark Votive Candle … Continue reading

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Faux Mercury Glass Stars

Since experimenting with some ways to create Faux Mercury Glass a few weeks ago, I realized that I am not quite done with the whole Mercury Glass thing! Since I decided that this year we are going to have  a … Continue reading

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