Archive for the ‘Crafting’ Category

Last-Minute Halloween Ideas from Pinterest

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

From mummified doors and ghoulish treats, these last-minute Halloween ideas will be fun for you (and the kids) to put up all around the house. Click to see what else we’re pinning before All Hallow’s Eve arrives!

Last-Minute Halloween Ideas from Pinterest | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Home Decorating with Autumn Leaves

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Here in New England, the wait for leaves to turn into their warm, bursting fall colors is full of anticipation and excitement (albeit a little dread for what comes after). As much as we love the leaves outside our homes, we love using leaves inside as home accents. Here are some crafty and creative ways to bring these objects indoors.

Leaf ornaments are perfect for hanging in a window, from a wall hook or for adorning a seasonal wreath. These stained glass leaves are handcrafted, and reflect warm light as the sun shines outside.

Stained Glass Hanging Leaves

You could also frame pictures or images of leaves and create a fresh, nature-inspired gallery wall
in a bedroom, hallway or family room. Go green, or choose earthy colors for a harvest look.

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If you’re already thinking about an autumn centerpiece, use a table runner as a starting point.
Opt for one designed with leafy shapes, or make your own with leaf printed fabric.

Leaf Harvest Table Runner

Incorporate fall’s other favorite symbol, the pumpkin, with the following craft from Good Housekeeping. Stick with classic red, yellow and orange colors, or style with a room’s color scheme in mind.

Cut & Paste Leaves on Pumpkin | Good Housekeeping

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Quick Tip: Covered Trash Storage

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Quick Tip: Covered Trash Storage

A dirty subject that’s worth talking about: trash storage. When you don’t have any covered trash storage in your country kitchen, tap into your creativity! Place an accent table over the bin, salvage an old cupboard that’s big enough to fit the bin, or opt for a trash bin storage cupboard like this one from our Rustic Country Collection, which conveniently opens for easy access to the trash.

Shown here: Rustic Beadboard Trash Bin in Red, Straw Hearth Broom, Stencil Farm Coir Doormat, Folk Lace Curtains and the Red Tiered Lazy Susan.

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