Halloween Porch

Halloween Porch | bydawnnicole.com

Halloween Porch I’ve been waiting a whole year to put up this orange tree! My mom snagged it for me on clearance for like $5 right after last Halloween! I opted to forgo a Halloween Mantel this year in favor of spending the time and energy on the porch décor. Most of the décor is […]

Fall Home Mini-Tour

Fall Home Mini-Tour | bydawnnicole.com

It’s October in two days! I don’t know if there’s anything I don’t love about this time of year! I don’t go all out decorating for most holidays/seasons but I do like to bring some touches of Autumn indoors since it’s my favorite time of year. I love the way the morning sun catches the glittery […]

{Free Shape of the Week} Shabby Chic Mason Jar Wreath

Shabby Chic Mason Jar Wreath with the Silhouette Free Shape of the Week-Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

  You can find me over on the Silhouette blog today, sharing the how-to for this Shabby Chic wreath using this week’s free shape of the week. Happy creating!

DIY Dreamcatcher Wreath

DIY Dreamcatcher Wreath

I’ve been loving feathers lately and finally got around to creating a project around them. Legend has it dreamcatchers filter out bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our minds. Traditionally, they were placed above children’s beds to protect them from nightmares while they were sleeping. The web catches and filters out bad dreams and […]

Spring Porch & Burlap Deco Mesh Wreath

Spring Burlap Deco Mesh Wreath

I have to admit the big, ornate deco mesh wreaths, although impressive and pretty, aren’t usually my taste. But when they came out with the burlap deco mesh, they grew on me. This was the first one I’ve made and it was surprisingly easy and the metal wreath forms are so inexpensive! I wasn’t prepared […]

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

I met a longtime friend who’s about to have her first baby any day now for lunch in the city last week. I went early since the area where we met for lunch has fabulous shopping (my favorite running store, a 2-story Michael’s, Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods…and that’s just half of what’s in that “strip […]

Whimsical Christmas Mantel

Whimsical Christmas Mantel

We’re not doing a big tree this year for three reasons: (1) We’re not going to be home, (2) We desperately need a new one, (3) We have a 21 month old who loves to destroy things. So we have a cute little table top 3 foot white Charlie Brown tree on a desk. So […]

8 Simple Ideas for the Holiday Season

8 Simple Ideas for the Holiday Season

Here are 8 simple ideas you may have missed in years’ past. Just click on the image to go straight to the tutorial. DIY Felt Poinsettias on Striped Yarn Wreath Chocolate Peppermint Layer Brownies (these are SO good!) Christmas Mantel (Costco still has the swag and garland this year!) Last Minute DIY Teacher’s Gifts Easy […]

Starburst Ornament Wreath

Starburst Ornament Wreath

Every year I mean to make one of these and never get around to it. This year, I finally did, thanks to seeing the gorgeous one Melissa made over at The Happier Homemaker. I did mine on a foam wreath because it’s what I had on hand and added a fun starburst effect. Then I […]

Burlap & Fabric Flower Wreath Giveaway!

Burlap & Fabric Flower Wreath Giveaway

Who could use a pop of bright color on their front door with Winter coming so soon? I wrapped this wreath in strips of burlap and then hand-sewed a few fabric yo-yos and a muslin flower to adorn it. Then I sewed a sash to create the turquoise bow and painted a canvas flag with […]

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