Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wrapped Candy Cane Ornaments...

Here's another easy DIY ornament idea to add a little fun to your Christmas tree….candy canes wrapped with yarn or twine! I had a box of candy canes that I put on the tree last year and stored them away with the decorations. When I opened the box, they didn't look so good. I needed more ornaments for the tree I'm doing with the red, gray and natural colors, so I thought…why not use the yarn I had from the other projects and cover the candy canes?

Here's how they turned out!!

wrapped candy canes

Great project while watching tv…

Monday, November 24, 2014

No Sew Burlap Silverware Place Setting Holder…

Hi everyone! The holidays are upon us and I've been getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most all of our family functions have a large number of people, so I always serve the food buffet style. The table leading up to the food has a stack of plates and a basket of place setting/silverware holders. I try to do something with the silverware that's easy, so each guest can just grab and go…they'll have a napkin and the utensils all in one.

Here is my latest project…it's shown here on a plate, but mine are usually in a basket filled to the brim. At the time I was taking the pictures, I hadn't finished all the holders.. so I'll update this post when my holders are filled and ready to go!

burlap silverware holder

This is a no sew project, so great for anyone to make…

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party…November Theme Week

Hi everyone! This is the last week for November Theme Week. I'll change it up for the party December next Sunday, but let's get started with all your wonderful projects!!!

November themes…

  • pie recipes
  • any family favorite recipes for the holidays
  • Christmas crafting ideas
  • Christmas gift making ideas


If you don't have any themes to post this week, you can share ANY idea that you have on your blog. We love any project or idea that you can add to the party. If you have older posts from previous years
that are in the theme, you can add those too. Add as many as you'd like!!

If you've never linked to Sew Darn Crafty, each week I start a new party where bloggers can add their own posts below for ALL to see!! It brings lots of traffic to your blog. You can add any project you'd like…cooking, crafting, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, gardening, vacation ideas etc. It so much fun to see what everyone is up to each week. This party would be nothing without all of you, so a great big THANKS to all of you who contribute.

If you are new to visiting linky parties…just come on in and click on any picture box below and it will bring you to that post that someone has shared!! There are always so many wonderful ideas…don't miss out.

So let's get started this week!!




Come on in and join the fun!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kitchen Towel Wall Hanging...

This past weekend, I shared a tutorial to make a quick sew pillow from a kitchen towel. You can click HERE to see that post and the instructions. In that post, I said I would share another idea for making a wall hanging from the other kitchen towels that I purchased.

Here it is and it is so simple…little or no sewing at all.

kitchen towel wall hanging

Perfect and inexpensive wall hanging to fill in those little areas around your house just crying for a little color or something Chrismassy.

kitchen towel wall hanging

So, get your towels ready...

Monday, November 17, 2014

My Love Hate Relationship with Pre-Lit Trees…and How I Fixed It

I have been decorating multiple trees for Christmas for most all of my married life, so when pre-lit trees were invented I was, well, WOO HOO!!! I didn't rush out to buy them right away, but it was a goal to buy them one by one at the end of season sales. I always wait for the 75% off, so the deals are great.

I thought the long hours of stringing lights on trees was over. Did I think the trees would last forever…no. However, I didn't think about the time "IT" would happen. What is the IT, you ask?

This is IT…

That moment in time when the lights on all of my trees don't work...hence, my love hate relationship with pre-lit trees.

fixing pre-lit trees

Come on in to see more…

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party...

Hi everyone! Welcome to another wonderful link party where you will find so many fabulous ideas from bloggers willing to share their time and talents. I always try to have theme weeks during the holiday season to help us along during these busy months coming up!

November themes…

  • pie recipes
  • any family favorite recipes for the holidays
  • Christmas crafting ideas
  • Christmas gift making ideas

If you can think of other ideas for November, please leave a comment.


If you don't have any themes to post this week, you can share ANY idea that you have on your blog. We love any project or idea that you can add to the party. If you have older posts from previous years
that are in the theme, you can add those too. Add as many as you'd like!!

If you've never linked to Sew Darn Crafty, each week I start a new party where bloggers can add their own posts below for ALL to see!! It brings lots of traffic to your blog. You can add any project you'd like…cooking, crafting, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, gardening, vacation ideas etc. It so much fun to see what everyone is up to each week. This party would be nothing without all of you, so a great big THANKS to all of you who contribute.

If you are new to visiting linky parties…just come on in and click on any picture box below and it will bring you to that post that someone has shared!! There are always so many wonderful ideas…don't miss out.

So let's get started this week!!




Come on in and join the fun!!!
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