The holidays are right around the corner and while we love decking the halls, we don’t like spending a lot to do so.  These budget-friendly DIY Dollar Store Christmas village houses will have your holiday mantle on point without breaking the bank.

I found these adorable little Christmas Village Houses at the Dollar Tree a few years ago and found a few more different versions this year.…

Our Version Of The Zinc Crate & Barrel Toy Soldiers

I saw these zinc toy soldiers from Crate and Barrel and loved the monochromatic look.  With these as our inspiration, I created a similar painted nutcracker Christmas decoration for our mantle using unfinished wooden nutcrackers.  

There are great sales going on now for holiday crafting. …

Designer Look For Less – DIY Snowflake Ornaments

Our Snowflake DIY Christmas Ornaments look just like this set from Pottery Barn, but we made them for a whole lot less. You only need a couple supplies to turn clear plastic craft ornaments into these elegant gold snowflake ornaments. 

In the photo above, the photo on the left are the Pottery Barn snowflake ornaments that sell for $34 for a set of 4. …

Our Favorite Christmas Doormats

Bring a little holiday cheer to your front steps with one of these adorable  Christmas doormats.  We’ve rounded up some our favorites and where to find them. 

We found a bunch of different options at all different price points.  If you want to see a bunch of options in person, it seemed like Kirklands had a lot of options in store. …

snowy pinecones

How To Paint Pinecones To Make Them Look Snowy

We are making snow covered painted pinecones with some of the pinecones we found on our summer hikes up in Maine. My family thought it was hilarious that I would bring bags with me specifically to pick up pinecones along the way.…