I love vintage Christmas trees and ornaments, but they can often be quite pricey and with curious cats around, it’s just asking for those precious relics to be shattered. Instead I created some DIY mid-century atomic starburst inspired ornaments using foam and toothpicks. They’re fairly simple to construct and you can customize them to fit your color theme. And if you’re a last minute Christmas shopper like me.. they come… Keep Reading
I would like to formally apologize to November. I’m sorry that you are continually glazed over each year as people remove their fake gravestones and ghosts from their front yard on November 1st and replace them with plastic light up snowmen and Santa figurines. I’m sorry that every store immediately starts playing horrible Mariah Carey covers of classic Christmas carols and replaces Halloween costumes and candy with Christmas lights and… Keep Reading
Happy Earth Day everyone! Each day we all try to be a bit more conscious about our impact on this planet. We bike to work, recycle, re-use bottles, etc. I thought I would RECYCLE a few of my favorite posts using every part of a Sailor Jerry Rum bottle to show you that ‘going green’ can be creative and fun! #1 Remove the label and display that beautiful pin-up as… Keep Reading
As a blogger you have to be prepared and aware of upcoming holidays/seasons. We usually start Halloween crafts in July and Christmas in August, but sometimes inspiration strikes you at the last minute. These pin-up ornaments are exactly that! I’ve seen so many fun ideas and crafts out of the labels, so I wanted to come up with a quick and easy holiday-themed idea. If you’ve tried to remove a… Keep Reading
Why, hello, there Tattooed Martha readers! My name is Allison and I’m a crafty blogger over at Dream a Little Bigger. I’m really, really excited about guesting here, simply put, because I adore Sasha! She’s one of my favorite, must-read bloggers and her talent always boggles my mind! Nevermind that she’s about as sweet as the day is long! So I’m so pleased to be here and hope that you… Keep Reading
I went on a hike with a friend to Multnomah Falls last year and I picked up one of the largest leaves I’ve ever seen! I knew I had to make a fun project with it so I pressed it between two large pieces of poster board and it’s been there ever since. I wanted to create some new décor for the fall season and remembered I had this monstrous… Keep Reading
Along with Halloween themed cocktails you of course need Halloween cocktail stir sticks! I put these together in a matter of minutes and they make the perfect spooky touch to your drinks!
Growing up, my mom was always sewing, crafting, and thrifting. I draw a lot of my inspiration from her and one thing I loved about this time of year is helping her with Easter decorations. She made this cool little Easter tree out of wire that had egg and Easter bunny ornaments and little chicks that we made as well! Since I’m grown up and I’m not wearing hot… Keep Reading
Looking at our tree I realized we were missing a few things.. garland, tinsel, and photo ornaments. Instead of making/buying all of those I decided to just combine them! I used the iPhone app, Postal Pix, to select photos from my phone that I wanted to use and this Glitter Eyelash yarn from Martha Stewart that reminded me of tinsel. The best part about this project is that you can… Keep Reading
My 2nd most popular post is my CREATE project, where I showed you six different things to do with cardboard letters. Well here’s one more simple and quick thing you can do for the holidays with cardboard letters!
Last year my roommate and I had a total of maybe 5 ornaments on our tree and used an old flannel shirt as our tree skirt. It was a very “Portland” Christmas to say the least, but I thought I would step it up this year and get a REAL tree skirt! I looked online and was completely shocked at the cost! For a felt tree skirt the prices ranges… Keep Reading
What better way to decorate for the holidays, then to create your own wall art using quotes from your favorite Christmas movies!
Mason jar crafts are by far my favorite. They’re cheap, versatile, and you can always recycle them when you’re done! Here’s a quick way to turn one into a snowy festive votive holder!
I figured I would get December started off right with an easy tutorial on how to do your own tree ornaments!
Halloween Wine Bottle Lamp I’m sure you’ve seen wine bottle lamp tutorials everywhere, but they all require drilling into the bottle. What if you don’t have a drill and a glass drill bit? What if you’re clumsy and accident prone like myself and continue to break the bottles?! I decided to make one without drilling into the bottle and it turned out great! It was easy and only took me 15 minutes… Keep Reading
DIY Fall Canvas Wall Décor For me, this time of year means cuddling up with a good book and watching the leaves fall. I wanted to create something to hang up that embodied exactly that! Not only was this project easy, but you can make it as unique as you like!
Jack O’ Lantern DIY Canvas Night Light I love carving pumpkins and having them on display all month, but what I don’t love is dealing with the soggy rotting mess when they’ve run their course. I decided to come up with an imperishable alternative so I could have my jack o’ lantern and enjoy it too!
Trick or Treat Painted Canvas Halloween Décor I cannot wait to get back to Portland and finish up my Halloween projects! Here’s a quick and easy one I was able to complete right before I left!
Halloween Spider Web Canvas Wall Décor Ok, so I wasn’t supposed to post this until next week but I just can’t wait! It’s September 1st and to me that signifies the start of fall and all things Halloween! I had a lot of fun making this AND it’s easy to do!