15 Festive Holiday Mantels

Joy holiday mantel

Thanksgiving is in just a few days, which means it's nearly time for your mantel to get all festive for the holiday season. A decorated mantel is probably my favorite aspect of holiday decorating (though mine could use an overhaul). Here are 15 festive holiday mantels we'd love to see over any fireplace. . . 15 Festive Holiday Mantels . Vintage-inspired holiday mantel from SAS Interiors . Holiday mantel from Kristen's Creations . Christmas mantel from The Lily Pad Cottage . Christmas mantel with chalkboard tutorial from Finding Home . Holiday mantel from Evolution of … [Read more...]

Show + Tell: Easy Wall Art Ideas

Easy DIY Wall Art via @snapconf

I love Wednesdays. Really. I get to view so many great projects and get lost for hours on your blogs! This week, I was so inspired by some of the easy wall art ideas that were posted last week (after last week's obsession with geometric art projects, you can probably tell I have decorating on the brain). Today, I am sharing a few of the fun ideas I came across with you! Show + Tell Highlights Easter Printable via Five Heart Home Wax Monogram via Delineate Your Dwelling Office Organizer via Kleinworth and Co Gold Stud Photo Frame via Love Grows Wild Leave a Little Sparkle via Elegance … [Read more...]

Chenille Winter Olympic Rings


Hello, friends! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a fun winter Olympics craft. Can you believe the winter Olympics will begin in a few short weeks? We love to watch the skiing and ice skating. And, of course, its fun to cheer on our athletes! Whether its winter or summer, the first thing I think of when I think Olympics is the Olympic rings. They represent colors found in all national flags of competing countries. The interlacing of the rings represents unity. So, of course, when creating an Olympic craft, I had to create chenille Olympic rings!   I chose to use … [Read more...]

12 Halloween Porch Ideas

Halloween Porch Decor and a Sit For A Spell Chair

Though most of you already have your porch all decorated and festive for Halloween, there may still be some naked porches out there. If you find your porch lacking in Halloween decor, maybe these 12 Halloween porch ideas will inspire you. ... ... 12 Halloween Porch Ideas ... Spooky style via Midwest Living ... Halloween porch via Corner House ... Halloween porch decor via The V Spot ... Candy cone decorations via Country Living ... Front porch mummies via Bombshell Bling ... Front porch Halloween pillows via House of Smiths ... Halloween porch ideas via … [Read more...]

Fall Mantel Decorations

Fall Mantel Decorations

I have a very small mantel so decorating for fall is always a bit of a challenge. But thanks to the 12 fall mantel decorations below, I'm inspired to give it another try! ... ... 12 Fall Mantel Decorations ... Fall mantel via Proverbs 31 Girl ... Decorating the mantel for fall via Thrifty Decor Chick ... My fall mantel via The Country Chic Cotage ... Vintage inspired fall mantel via Denise in Bloom ... Fall mantel via aka design ... Decorating your fall mantel via Hoosier Homemade ... The fall mantel via Decor Chick ... Autumn mantel via Sweet Something … [Read more...]

2013 Salt Lake Parade of Homes

2013 Salt Lake Parade of Homes

August is one of my very favorite times of year...I know that fall is right around the corner (my favorite season), the weather starts to cool down, football season kicks off and the annual Salt Lake Parade of Homes showcases the latest and greatest in home architecture and design. For those of you who may not be familiar, the Parade started in Salt Lake City in the late 40's and is an event now held all over the United States. It is a showcase of new construction and high-end remodels. It's fun to walk through the homes, though I never get to them all as they are spread throughout the … [Read more...]

$3 Simple DIY Lace Votives

DIY Lace Votives

The last few years I've added a few dark glam pieces to the Halloween decor. Last year I made a large black glittered candelabra and I wanted to balance the fireplace out with a little light on the other side. I decided some dollar store votives would be just the thing. To glam them up, I added a little lace. How to Make DIY Lace Votives This is a really inexpensive project (it only cost me $3), with very few items. Supplies Votives and vases (purchased at the dollar store) Decoupage/Mod Podge (on hand) Lace and netting (on hand) Sponge brush Brush a little glue onto the vase or … [Read more...]

DIY Cloche {Halloween Display}


Today I am sharing a fun DIY Halloween Cloche. This project couldn't be any easier...seriously you can find these vintage cheese trays at any local thrift shop.  I see them all the time.  Usually at a price point of $1.50 - $6.  Most times I have seen them with the glass dome.  If you happen to see one grab it!  They look similar to this one I found on Etsy. I have had the cheese tray and glass dome for about a year, I previously spray painted it black and had it out for a display last year..but didn't love it.  It needed something. While shopping at my local grocery store … [Read more...]

How to Pick the Perfect Entryway Rug

Entry Rug

Choosing a rug is one of the most difficult design decisions I've made in my house. Selecting flooring? No problem. Choosing paint colors? No big deal. Choosing a rug, even a small 2x3 for the entryway? Nearly impossible. Anyone else have this problem? In the summer I've resorted to using bamboo rugs in both the front entry and near the door out to the back deck. I like the modern, sleek look they provide and they're so durable. I purchased my bamboo rugs from World Market - I think they are about three years old and still look great! The weather is cooling off again though and I … [Read more...]

Saturday SNAPS: Projects for the Home.

One of my favorite days of the week...I love swapping links with the other SNAP! girls as we look for just the perfect projects to feature here on the SNAP! blog. Love it. This week, we picked out several projects for the home...Wow. Talk about dressing up a home! A little TLC and a sad little ottoman became this BEAUTIFUL french inspired table. You don't want to miss the before and afters, along with a fantastic how-to over on Heidi's blog Honey Bear Lane. We met Heidi about a month ago - adorable! While you're there, check out the absolutely amazing puff quilts Heidi has made. And if … [Read more...]