Saturday, December 14, 2013

get in the spirit with holiday decor

simple #DIY Christmas decorating idea

here's an easy simple idea that's economical, time & material-wise. 

with a bit of ribbon & a few Christmas ornaments

hung from a simple ornate curtain rod

 a simple elegant holiday statement wall

i used simple coat hooks with double hooks to mount rod and simply tied a Christmas ball on each end of various lengths of  "rope-like" ribbon and draped over rod. the centerpiece was mad with 3" wide wire ribbon and two ornaments with tiny curling metallic ribbon. easy-peezy.... BEAUTIFUL!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Earth-friendly Gift ideas --tis the Season

The gift season is upon us when undoubtedly we'll hear countless stories about gift giving etiquette when no doubt the dreaded "Re" word [re-gifting] will come up.  The general consensus being:

Re-Gifting --not cool.

Re-Purposed or Re-cylced Gifts --Very Cool!

You would be surprised the "priceless" treasures that can be created from what might otherwise be considered useless "trash"

Here is one idea that i have seen many times on Pinterest and finally got around to actually trying it myself:

Hollowed out old light bulbs; re-purposed and transformed into magnificent, tiny, decorative  containers and vases.

... my first attempt and it was quick and easy.


I used an old broken candelabra  to display multiple bulbs instantly creating a unique centerpiece that can be easily revamped or decorated for different looks or occasions.

have a plant that's getting to big; needs thinning? gift a starer plant in a creative display "old light bulb"

I'm sure yo can come up with many other ideas and ways to use these hollowed-out light bulbs.

Pinterest | tutorial from TeamDroid - very good
Tumbler | Tiny Terra make awesome miniature terrariums using old bubs


Saturday, August 17, 2013

DIY Fabric Flowers from Old Curtains

i love a good recycle project...

i changed old sun-damaged curtains into beautiful fabric flowers,

fabric flower garden


rag rose

if you want to create your very own "fabric" flower garden, i have a video tutorial on making the
silk chiffon "petal" flower pictured below

Happy Gardening.....

Sunday, August 4, 2013


i love butterflies...

Red-Spotted Purple

and my butterfly garden brings all these lovely beauties to the yard

 they can't resist my buttterfly bush

also called summer lilac,

 or orange eye, is a species of flowering plant in the family Scrophulariaceae,

native to central China, and also Japan

 ...and this beauty showed up as well, been coming around for a while, now. She is a camera hound!


 she loves striking posing,

and let's me come in close...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Rose of Sharon

Rose of  Sharon

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Rose of Sharon is mentioned in the Old Testament book of Song of Songs. During these times, shepherds would use the rose of Sharon oil to treat cuts and wounds.

Swallowtail Butterfly

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