Let’s Make Tassels!

how to make tassels

I made my first decorative tassel eleven years ago. Shortly after I started selling them locally. Once I started Nesting Place I sold tassels on etsy and my shop was constantly sold out. It was a craft I loved but my blog was growing and I loved blogging more. So I closed up shop and […]

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Leather Bunting Banner Pennant Thing


I bought a package of scrap leather from Hobby lobby (don’t forget to use your 40% off coupon), punched through it with first a big staple, but that didn’t leave a big enough hole so I grabbed a nail from our floor installation. Then I used some leather thread and a needle to connect the […]

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DIY Black Window Frames

painting black window frames

  Weeks before we closed on our little house I had already planned my first act as a new homeowner. It was something I could never dare do as a renter. I wanted some black framed windows.  Pinterest helped me find my muse and after looking at photos online I knew what I needed to […]

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DIY Polyhedra and Friends

make your own polyhedra

The other day I gasped as my boys walked out of their science class. They were holding what I later learned was a polyhedra. I had always called it that cool shapey, faceted thing I’ve had on my table for over a year. Now my boys were walking out each carrying one of these wonderful […]

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DIY (ish) Pillow Cover

diy projects

I remember a post Kate (Centsational Girl) wrote a few months ago. It was lovely, she made her own pillow cover out of a flour sack, and then taped it up and painted a fun pattern on it! I thought it was wonderful. SHE is wonderful.  But, I didn’t even pin it because I know […]

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Snow Lanterns & Terrariums

snow terrarium and lantern

I have a few lanterns and glass candle holder things in pretty shapes around my house.  And when I decorate for Christmas, instead of going out and buying a bunch of “Christmas Decor” I try to Christma-tize what I already have. All I did was take some of my lanterns, some Epsom salt (ok I […]

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