Beford Manor on a Budget: A Light Decor

Today’s decorating is from my daughter. She’s always had a knack for creativity, and this is no exception. With a few leftover pieces from her own Christmas Wreath, she created this beautiful eye-catcher.

This lightbulb-shaped glass container has a flat bottom so it can stand anywhere. It also has a screw-on cap.

You’ll need:

  • A lighbulb-shaped (or other small) glass container
  • Small pieces of Christmas decor (bits leftover from other projects work great!)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Burlap strips
  • Hot glue gun

Simply remove the cap from the container, gently fill with your cinnamon and decorative bits, and recap. Then, take two … read the rest. . .

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Bedford Manor on a Budget: Christmas Wreaths

A few weeks ago, Dot surprised me by crafting this wonderful piece.

The colors are subtle yet attractive. It’s the perfect fit for our Italian Coffee House color scheme at Bedford Manor.

I haven’t crafted for quite some time. Around here, we’ve been deep cleaning and decorating and working and writing. Feeling very productive. But there’s something about crafting that soothes my soul.

And Dot knows it. So on Black Friday, she surprised me by taking me to Hobby Lobby with a $20 budget. At first, I didn’t know what to do. There are so many wonderful options! I did … read the rest. . .

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Handmade Wreath Giveaway

Hey, everyone!

So, you know I’m nuts about blog giveaways (and have populated Snobby Kitchen by entering more than a few).

Well here’s one that I stumbled upon through a fellow blogger’s site.

This is Burlap & Buttons, a great blog I just discovered. Kirstin is a crafter and she’s offering a free Wreath just for commenting on her blog post here.

Even if you’re not interested in winning, take a look at her blog. You’ll find some amazingly creative ideas on decorating, some family stories, and just good reading.

Be sure to tell her Hi from Frankly, … read the rest. . .

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