How To Make Clay Ornaments & Gift Tags

I wanted a really simple Christmas tree this year. Complete with earthy tones and natural elements off-set by a delicate smattering of little white stars. However, when I couldn’t find any said little white stars, I figured I’d have a go at making my own. And I’m so glad I did! Not only did it...…READ MORE

My First (decent) Christmas Tree!

I’ve never had a decent Christmas tree. The year we moved into our first home, we didn’t have one at all. The following year we bought the cheapest, nastiest faux tree from the supermarket…for $12…the night before Christmas. Needless to say, it wasn’t the finest of specimens. A few years later we ‘upgraded’ to another...…READ MORE

Free Printable Large-Scale Vintage Christmas Signs!

I am sooooo excited to share these classic Christmas book title page printables with all of you! I’m the first to admit I’m not a huge holiday decorator, I think my blog’s scarcity of Christmas-themed posts can testify to that, though this year I wanted to create something we could all enjoy. And when I...…READ MORE

An Easy DIY Bauble Wreath…though not what you might expect!

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a cumbersome stash of old Christmas baubles taking up way too much precious real estate in your meager Christmas storage space. Remember the time you thought it would be cool to have a multi-coloured tree? Then there was the “white” year. Followed by the “natural” year. Preceded...…READ MORE

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart

Just in case you’re wondering…yep, this is a re-post of my project from last year. I wanted to share it again, a little earlier on in November this time around, to give everyone a better chance of getting it completed before December 1st. I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. So, it seemed...…READ MORE

Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart (full tutorial with free printables!)

I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. So, it seemed only fitting that my advent calendar should bring together a few more of my most fave things; wall charts, chalkboards, typography and bakers twine! The countdown to Christmas day isn’t something I’ve given much thought to since childhood, though now with little kids...…READ MORE

The Painted Hive Christmas Tree

Is it already a little too late in the season to finally share my Christmas tree? Truth is, I’ve actually had it up since the first weekend in December (truly-ruly I have!) though with my ‘real’ job being in the events industry things can get a tad busy this time of year so sadly my blog’s been on patient...…READ MORE

Starburst Twig Wreath

If you’ve read this blog more than just once you probably know I have a bit of a thing for using natural elements to decorate my home, and for a budget-savvy gal like me, there’s no better way of introducing this textural earthiness to a space than via a great-outdoors scavenger hunt. So, until money grows on trees, I’m taking my...…READ MORE