Okay! Call me superstitious, but I think our Winter Glass Tile Wreath was just courting Mother Nature to bring even more snow and ice to our area. And after snow last Friday, we were done and took it down.
Now, being that Easter is only a couple of weeks away, we wanted to entice the warm weather to hurry it along a little…so we’re making a sweet wreath made out of jelly beans.
Yes, jelly beans. We had wanted to use something different to make the wreath interesting and the pastel beans we found at the local grocery store were perfect for our project! Read more →
Tomorrow we’re going to visit a couple of friends we haven’t seen in a while. They are not drinkers (the reason we don’t see them often), so we didn’t really know what to take to their house. Our de facto host gift is actually not very crafty (a bottle of wine) but this won’t work for them. Read more →
Several years ago, Alberto’s family gave us two oil paintings for our new home. It was a very nice gesture, but they weren’t really our style. They were in very chunky and ornate gold frames. One of them was of a street scene, and we eventually found a home for it in one of our spare bedrooms. But the other one was of a still life of a vase with flowers (possibly daisies or poppies?). I’m not a big fan of still life to begin with, but this just reminded me of someone’s grandmother’s house. Read more →
Because the glass tile Christmas tree ornaments were such a huge hit with everyone –and were super easy — Alberto wanted to do them again…but with a little twist. We decided to use small square glass tiles and put the initials of the host on both sides on an angle — remember, even the smallest change can give new personality to an old idea!
Once again, we think they came out great! We’re planning on doing a few more variations before the holidays are over…and we also have Chris and Lauren’s wedding coming up in a couple of weeks! We really love this idea…you should try it too!
Alberto is the driver behind many of the ideas in this blog, but I have to admit that when I heard this particular one, I thought he was nuts. He just said that he wanted to make ornaments out of glass tile, and all I thought of was the regular 4″x 4″ tile. I told him that it was going to be too HEAVY to hang on the tree. The second thing I thought was, why would anyone want to think of a bathroom when looking at the Christmas tree?! (Well, unless you’re one of our dogs…) Read more →
After our recent visit from our family, we wanted to make something for our nieces and nephews for Christmas. Our original intent was to make teddy bears for our nieces with some of the leftover fabric from other projects. We didn’t quite get to that, but we still liked the idea. So Alberto suggested that we make ornaments for them. That way, they will always have them at Christmas. Read more →
With our family here from North Carolina, we’ve been surrounded by family, which is always wonderful. During the down time, I can’t help but wonder how crazy they must think we are with our Christmas decorations. I thought of this while I was looking at our tree in the dining room. We have two silver ornaments of an A and B (for Alberto and Brent). It made me smile because we made those ornaments years ago, for our second year in our first house. Here’s how we came up with them… Read more →
Alberto and I had wanted to make something shiny and fun for our front door Christmas wreath, like the one we did for our first Christmas together. It was made with metallic gift bows in gold, silver and copper. (We don’t have a picture of the wreath, but the matching trees that we made for the center of the table can be seen in our gallery!) So we were off to Michael’s! Read more →
We were walking through Home Depot, and Alberto came across a really pretty terracotta-color porcelain tile. We had been looking for chargers for the holidays and realized that the tiles were perfect for what we were looking to do with our Thanksgiving table…and they were like $1 each! This is one of the easiest projects you can do!
In addition, we wanted to bring some natural elements to the table, so we decided to make our own candle holders….out of old logs. Read more →