Crafting

Atta Girl Amy’s Homemade Easter Decor

I’ve been slowly putting out my Easter decor, and I thought I’d show you some of the handmade touches I’m incorporating into my holiday decorating. These apothecary jars, inspired by Uncommon Designs and Shanty 2 Chic, are one of my favorite holiday decorations because they’re quick-change artists. Switch out the bows, hang some letters from […]

Burlap Shamrock Pillow Tutorial

Last month, I spied an adorable burlap pillow with a ribbon-stitched heart from At Home in the Northwest on Pinterest. Source: athomeinthenorthwestblog.com via Amy on Pinterest When I saw the simple, yet elegant pillow, I knew I wanted to use the technique, but not for Valentine’s Day. I was thinking green — St. Patrick’s Day. I […]

Sweet Gum Ball Wreath Tutorial

The Atta Girls have lots of craft friends. On occasion, we will ask one of them to share their handiwork with you. Here’s a post from our friend, Amanda, who is quite the whiz at making wreaths. “If you’re from the South or have ever visited the South, there’s a chance you’ve seen little, brown, […]

Decorated Easter Jars Tutorial

With the exception of Christmas, I’m usually woefully behind on my holiday decorating. But there’s something about the promise of Spring that has prompted me to start my Easter decorating early this year. (It may also be that I didn’t get to decorate for Easter last year because we moved into our house just three […]

Wax Paper Transfer Cheese Tray

How do you like my fancy fromage tray? This was once a butt-ugly 70s metal and wooden tray purchased at Goodwill. But I saw potential in it and decided to buy it and spruce it up. Before: Isn’t it ugly? I decided to spray paint the metal tray with chalkboard paint. A couple of coats […]