Apr
   06

 

Doing your own sewing projects gives you full freedom to choose your own pattern or design you want for your home. It also makes changing out accessories easier, especially when you want something that complements your décor.
 
Now that spring is here, put your sewing talents to good use and switch out winter items with accessories that create a bright and airy space. The best part is that you don’t have to have amazing sewing skills to do these projects. I’m a beginner sewer, and honestly don’t have time for long complicated projects. These ideas are things you can accomplish quickly, in an afternoon! From embroidered table napkins to easy-to-do spring drapes, here are some quick sewing ideas that will get your home ready for the new season.

 

Turn Shower Curtains into Window Drapes
 

Quick Sewing Projects - Turning Shower Curtains into Window Drapes
A shower curtain turned window drapes for our kitchen

 

You can convert affordable shower curtains into window drapes just by adding curtain clips, or if you choose, grommets. For floor-length drapes, simply add a few inches of plain cotton at the bottom of the shower curtains. The great thing about fabric shower curtains is that they are often made with heavier fabric. With a few simple additions, you can use your shower curtains as window drapes, all without the cost of home décor fabric, just like this curtain I made for our kitchen two years ago.
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  Apr
   02

 

If you’re still struggling with Easter egg decorating ideas, here are some unique and simple designs anyone can do. With a variety of common household items, you can easily create anything from a Captain America face to an Easter Bunny. Read on for more details.

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  Apr
   01

 

Putting a welcoming Easter table together is easier than you think, especially when most of the items you need are already in your home and garden. Faux Easter grass from baskets, decorated Easter eggs, and even fresh flowers can be used to decorate the table so there’s no excuse for you not to. Here are 5 easy yet beautiful ideas to create a festive Easter tablescape.

Fresh and Clean

Blues and Branches Tablescape. Photo from Centsational Girl.
Blues and Branches Tablescape. Photo from Centsational Girl.

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  Mar
   17

 

I’m always looking for new ways to make Easter baskets candy-less — or at least candy-lite! This year, I used a combination of toys, books, CDs, sidewalk chalks, and just a little bit of candy, to give my kids a fun and exciting holiday. Here are my candy-lite Easter basket ideas!
 
I’ve broken down the baskets by age:
 
          Toddler: books, music CD, small trinkets, sidewalk chalk
          Pre-School: books, music CD, sidewalk chalk, books on CD/audiobooks
          Elementary School: eggs filled with Lego characters, books, books on CD/audiobooks,           gum/candy.
 
1. Use Books
 

Easter Basket Ideas – Books on Easter, Inspirational People, and Activity Books
Easter-related, inspirational, and activity books are perfect for a candy-less Easter basket

 
My 7-year old loves The Berenstain Bears, so you can imagine my excitement when I found an activity book at our local Costco. All of my kids really enjoy sticker books from Usborne Publishing, and so I included those as well. This year, I added books on men/women of faith who have changed the world, and then Usborne sticker books (like this one) to give my kids something fun to do. For reading aloud as a family and individually, an Easter storybook is perfect to encourage them in their faith.
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  Mar
   17

 

 


 
Decorating your home for St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated. By reusing your beloved holiday greenery, you can honor one of the most popular Irish traditions while also giving your space a refreshing facelift.
 
In this post, Christmas Tree Market shows you how you can create impressive ensembles using select foliage décor.
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