Winter Mantle

*Project made by Chica and Jo @ Chica & Jo* For this week's project, we wanted to use as much natural material as possible and our goal was to create a nature scene that we could bring indoors to enjoy.  Our winter wonderland forest with glistening white birch trees is brought to life by a few bright red cardinals.  We absolutely love how this looks on the mantle, and it would look equally great as a centerpiece on a dinner table!  If we … [Continue reading...]

Leaf Center Piece

*Project by Heidi @ Made by Heidi* My favorite thing about fall is the fantastic leaves! I love walking outside and seeing the ground covered in these beauties. I would love a big pile on them right on my living room floor! so instead of alienating myself from all people who wouldn't have a huge leaf pile in their home, I decided to make something functional ;) That's where this centerpiece comes into play... it is made entirely of leaves … [Continue reading...]

Nature Walk Trees

*Project made by Nikki @ Lilybug Design* What comes to mind when I think of "natural" materials is any material that I find out in nature.  I opened my front door and proceeded to go on a nature walk.  I picked up branches, pine cones, pine needles, acorns and anything else I thought I could use for my project.  I made use of my branches by making a twig tree. I felt like this twig tree needed a couple companions so I created one out of … [Continue reading...]

Natural Cupcake Stand

*Project made by KoJo Designs* The chill in the air that accompanies the beginning of November is perfect for snuggling under a cozy blanket, making the season's first fire in the fireplace, pulling sweaters out of the bottom drawer and BAKING! Nothing says fall like a the smell (and warmth) of pumpkin cupcakes- yum! The only bummer about spending more time inside is that my heart starts to miss the great outdoors... Enter this wooden … [Continue reading...]

Leaf Rosette Wreath Tutorial

*This tutorial was put together by Mandy @ SugarBee Craft Edition for winning the "Natural" challenge* There is nothing more "natural" in the fall those those gorgeous leaves.  I LOVE the bright red ones especially, so I used them to make a wreath.   That's right, the rosettes in the wreath are made from folded and wrapped leaves!! Here's an upclose view of the leaves turned into rosettes - WOW, right?! I tied the wreath around a frame I … [Continue reading...]

Fleece Fish Hats

*Project by Niki @ LilyBug Designs* I was inspired by Dr. Suess's book, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.  These fun fish hats are exactly what your little one needs for the cold weather.  They are bright and colorful and you will always be able to find them if you are out on the ski slopes.  They are constructed out of fleece and guaranteed to keep your head warm. One Fish...... Two Fish....... Red Fish, Blue Fish...... This … [Continue reading...]

Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks

Check out these awesome Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks - way fun!!  My kids have LOVED them - all ages can find fun things to learn and do with them. The blocks have 6 sides so there are 6 different activities: -- Word Game - using "fox in socks" arrange these blocks to create lots of fun and crazy rhyme sentences. -- Puzzle - even older kids enjoy the puzzle - it can be tricky because the blocks rotate so you have to figure which way is up. -- … [Continue reading...]

Rainy Day Play Tent

*Project by KoJo Designs* The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day. I sat there with Sally, we sat there, we two. And I said, "How I wish we had something to do!" Too wet to go out and too cold to play ball. So we sat in the house. We did nothing at all. So all we could do was to sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! And we did not like it. Not one little bit. -Cat in the Hat, Dr. … [Continue reading...]