DIY Farmhouse Glam Mini Ornaments

It's a few days past Christmas and you're probably already focusing on the new year - I've personally got a list of goals for 2023 building on my desk! BUT, I forgot to share these cute ornaments with you and thought it would be a good idea to do so in case you want to save them for next year. 
So cute, right!?

They're a cinch to make and easy to personalize for your mini tree. Here's my video on how to create your own. 


I really just used materials that I had here at home.

I think one of my goals for the new year may need to be more on top of things - like blogging. We'll see how that goes! 

Let me know if you have any questions at all - about these ornaments, my goals, whatever. And, feel free to share what some of your goals for the new year are. 

DIY Pink Sparkle Bracelet

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that you make. I can't resist crafting a few projects for friends and family this time each year. With one friend in mind, I gathered some beads and made a simple beaded bracelet just for her. 


And, since I knew this project and method might work for others too, I popped on the camera and recorded the process in case you want to make one too. 


It really was just a matter of sorting through an array of beads from Jesse James Beads, getting them in an order I found pleasing, and crimping the ends. But, the results really are stunning. 


While it's probably just fine on its own as a gift, I'll pair this bracelet with a couple of other goodies I hope she'll enjoy. It was just so darn simple to make, I want to throw in some extras too. 

So, tell me, are you making any gifts this holiday season?

Art Journal Videos from November

December is ALREADY getting the better of me. I've received a jury duty summons for next week and am desperately trying to get as much done before I have to fulfill that requirement. Jury duty is such a tricky thing because you just don't know what days or how long they will need you. So, I'm doing my best to prepare for being away. Mostly, I'm tackling some videos and Christmas shopping. And, I've let the blog get away from me. Drat! Here's a quick roundup of the art journaling and mixed media videos that you might have missed.

First, let me share the cards and projects for #CraftyHopePrompts, then anything else.

Week 5 Card: Stencil, Alcohol Ink, Crayon


Art Journal Spread for MMMNov22

I also made an assemblage piece for the #4Core challenge.
Assemblage Art | Kitchen Timer to Cherub Decor

The Week 10 Card for CraftyHopePrompts is also up for your inspiration. If you have any questions about any of these, please don't hesitate to pipe up and ask!

Latest Thrifty Haul

 Usually, I share these posts on Thursday for Thrifty Thursday, but the day got away from me as I was out thrifting. 🤦‍♀️ I did get some fun pieces yesterday that I'll show off next week, and my video did go live. But, if you're one of my hardcore blog readers, you might have missed out on that. Here's a peek at some of what I reveal in the video. 


The pieces I picked up for this haul were from a yard sale, the free bookshelf at the library, and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. If you want to see everything, here's the video.


Now, I need to start coming up with ideas on how to use these treasures. 

Have you brought home any awesome scores or deals? I mean, it is the season of sales and shopping!! 


In the CraftyHope Booth at SAA

 I just got back from updating the booth at Southern Antiques and Accents in Fairhope with new goodies. And, I figured you deserved a peek, ...