DIY Glitter Star Garland

diy glittered star garland

I was recently challenged by Staples to create a #handmadeholiday craft with supplies from their store-to think outside the box of standard holiday lights and garland and get creative with my decorating-you know I had to take them up on it! I went out on Black Friday to pick up some supplies not knowing what on Earth I was going to create-after a … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour 2014

close up hydrangeas home tour

I've been so excited to share the Christmas Home Tour this year on the Home for the Holidays Blog Tour (scroll to the bottom for the complete lineup-you won't want to miss the amazing blogs I'm lucky enough to join with this week!) We've made a lot of changes to the house since our last home tour-moving a lot of furniture around and rearranging to … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

christmas trees rice krispie treats

We're pretty big fans of Rice Krispie treats around here...I've posted my secret recipe for getting them to turn out perfectly every time as well as how we made Rice Krispie Treat Monsters as well. With the holidays in full swing my boys wanted to make Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats to decorate last weekend so we gave it a go and they turned … [Read more...]

All Things Christmas with a Giveaway!


Every month I join with 9 of my favorite blogging friends to share our very best inspiration with you all.  This month we're {obviously} sharing Christmas ideas but we wanted to go over and beyond and share a whopping 100 ideas with you all-and not just that, we're adding in a fun $250 cash giveaway-because really, who couldn't use some extra moola … [Read more...]

DIY Kid’s Fingerprint Ornament

kids fingerprint ornament

We made it to the final day of the 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments!! I don't know about you but I am exhausted! I hope you all have enjoyed the inspiration we've been sharing-now you have a grand total of 144 DIY Ornament ideas-can you believe it? There has to be something for everyone in that mix! For my last ornament I wanted to create something … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Polka Dot Ornament

gold leaf polka dot ornament diy

It's been a long, long time since I've posted so many days in a row on the blog and I have to admit, I'm exhausted! But, it's totally worth it because we're up to day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments! Wow! This Gold Leaf Polka Dot Ornament was actually the first project I did for the series but I've spent two weeks trying to get a good … [Read more...]

Glitter Paper Ornaments

glitter paper ornament

On the tenth day of Christmas my blogger gave to me.... Do you know all the words to that song?  I need a refresh because I can't for the life of me remember them! It's Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments.  Today I have a cute little glitter paper ornament that is so easy to make and just adorable with it's all finished! You'll need … [Read more...]

Gold Ruffle Ornament

diy gold ruffle ornament

We're 9 days into our 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments-can you believe it? I'm pretty excited about how today's Ruffle Ornament turned out-it was an idea I had and honestly I was doubting that it was going to turn out how I had imagined as I got started creating it but in the end it was perfect! For this ornament you're going to need a paper … [Read more...]

Wispy Feather Ornament

diy feather ornament

Welcome to day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments! I have to tell you that today's Wispy Feather Ornament is one of my favorites although admittedly the most difficult ornament I've ever had to photograph! Before we get into the how-to though, I have to point out that we're up to 96 awesome DIY ornament ideas so far! Wow! I've been … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

thehappierhomemaker cinnamon dough ornaments

Y'all are in for a treat today! It's the 8th Day of Christmas Ornaments and the Cinnamon Dough Ornaments I'm sharing today are not only easy and kid-friendly to make but smell amazing! Are you enjoying the series so far? I can't believe we're up to 96 ornament ideas already! Supplies: 1 cup plus additional ~1/4 cup ground cinnamon 1 … [Read more...]

Easy Tinsel Ornament

easy diy tinsel ornament

I actually had the idea to make this tinsel ornament two years ago-I saw some beautiful tinsel at Hobby Lobby and bought it for this purpose but in the hustle and bustle of the holidays it got tucked away.  This year as I got ready for our 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments (can you believe we're on Day 6 already?) I found that tinsel and was so … [Read more...]

Easy Jingle Bell Ornament

easy jingle bell filled ornament

Whew! We're at day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas-we've worked our way up to 60 handmade ornament tutorials! Today I'm sharing a very easy jingle bell ornament that would be a great easy kid's DIY ornament because it's so simple! Supplies: large plastic or glass ornament small jingle bells ribbon Simply fill the ornament with the … [Read more...]