Saturday, November 29, 2014

Handmade Holiday: Ephemera Onaments

There is a new video up in my Handmade Holiday Series! 
This week we are are making Ephemera Ornaments!

These quick and easy bulbs are a great way to showcase keepsake ephemera or help bring a little old world charm to your holiday decorating.

This video provides all the information you need to make your own glass bulb Ephemera Ornaments. Follow along step-by-step and see how fun and addicting this DIY Christmas project is!

If you decided to make these ornaments please share you photos with me- I'd love to see what you do! 
Instagram- @LizMathews83

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Handmade Holiday 2014: Birdseed Cakes

There is a new Handmade Holiday Video up on my YouTube channel! 

This week we are making Birdseed Cakes.

This quick, easy, and inexpensive gift is perfect for the nature lover in all of our lives! Oh, and the birdies will love you, too!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Handmade Holiday 2014: Glitter Glasses

The first instalment of my Handmade Holiday Video Series just went up on my channel. Please stop by and take a look!

These Glitter Glasses are SO easy and affordable to make, and make the perfect gift! Bring them to a holiday party as a hostess gift, or pair them with a bottle of wine to make someone's holiday sparkle! No matter how you gift them, they are sure to be a hit!
Be sure to stop back each week to see another DIY holiday gift idea :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Open Houses

A few highlights from shops that held holiday open houses in our area last weekend. 

I wanted to buy everything, but exercised great self control :)

How is your decorating going?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fall to Winter warp speed

I have a new video up on my channel!

I'm not only sharing with you my filming/blogging schedule for the rest of the year, but you'll also see me transform three spaces in our home. 
I've sped up my decorating footage to show how I quickly (even before the editing) was able to transform these fall scenes into winter vignettes!
Watch the magic happen here!

PS- do you follow me on Instagram yet? Look for me at LizMathews83, or follow the link at the right side of your screen! 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas...

If you watched my last vlog than you know... 
I'm starting to decorate for Christmas. 

It was all I could do to wait until November 1st to pull the first "Christmas" box out from storage, and I can't wait any longer.

Our holiday party is the first weekend in December which means I have only one month to deck the halls.  Time to get started!!

Also, I'm happy to announce the winner of my It's Paperwhite Time Giveaway:

Congratulations to Jacqueline L!! Please email me at: to set up shipping details. 

I have another giveaway planned for next week so be sure to watch my YouTube channel for details.

Oh, and I should also mention that I am planning another HUGE giveaway- similar to October 2011, and I'm sure you want to check that out, too! Those details will also be announced on my YouTube channel.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Market Scores and $1 Steals 11-1-14

There is a new video up on my channel! Stop by to hear about my most recent purchases, and my holiday decorating plans!

I am excited to find some live greenery and get started making a holiday wreath using the vintage bells above. These photos give me lots of inspirations:

If you're interested in purchasing your own spun cotton pieces there are lots to be found online. Here are some of my favorites. You can click on the images to be taken to the websites. 

And if you think you'd like to make a wreath, like the one I'm envisioning, here is a link so some similar bells:

Happy Sunday! I'll be back on Monday to draw a name for my Paperwhite Time Giveaway! PS- it's not to late to enter ;)

Happy November!