Spring Decorating with Nature..twigs, raffia & wood

I strive to keep my seasonal expressions in line with my day-to-day home decor. In other words, since I don't have pastels in my home,  my spring decorating will lack pastels (unless it's a wreath for the door). I love using natural elements and taking inspiration from nature, which inspires my projects much of the time. That said, today, I'm  sharing how I created my Spring Nest with Pyrographic Eggs.

Spring Nest with Pyrographic Eggs
Spring Decorating with Nature..twigs, raffia & wood


Shamrock Wreath for St. Patty's Day (Tutorial)

The real iconic symbol of St. Patrick's Day, for me, is the shamrock. I like the rainbows, pots-of-gold, leprechauns and such, but the shamrock immediately takes me to this Irish holiday, and, as I've mentioned before, I have a thing about wreaths. Occasions, holidays, and whims require the construction of a new wreath and, since St. Pat's is a holiday, I made a wreath! A ribbon wreath featuring the Shamrock, to be precise. Last year's wreath had shamrocks as well, but this year I went for a single shamrock design to mark the occasion.
St. Patrick's Day Ribbon Wreath featuring the Shamrock
Shamrock Wreath for St. Patty's Day


DIY Desktop Supply Organizer: Recycled Boxes

It is staggering to think about the stuff we throw away rather than reusing, re-purposing, or recycling it. Speaking of recycling, I made this desktop supply organizer over the course of a day and actually had fun doing it! I made my first desk organizer from recycled boxes some years ago during an Earth Week challenge and felt a great sense of accomplishment knowing I was helping the environment as well as myself. I believe we are to be good stewards to all we've been given, and that includes this space sphere we call Earth.