Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Mantle

Hey guys!

I wanted to show you my almost no cost Christmas mantle today. I created this holiday vignette using things that I already had around the house! For realsies!

I started with my set of rusty stars that had to be relocated to make room for the Christmas tree. I just leaned them against my painting, and added some greenery trimmed from the tree.

I tied some burlap ribbon around a candle that I already had, and added a silver bell. I also made a burlap bow and put it on my vine wreath. I added a silver bell to that too.

Complete with some more sliver bells and some battery operated white lights and I'm callin' it done!

Whatcha think?

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DIY "Tree Skirt"

Deck the halls with....wooden crates!


Yup! That's what we did here at Eventually Cottage this year!

I love the look of beautiful Christmas trees with beautiful tree skirts. I've tried those beautiful tree skirts...many times. With 4 dogs, and 2 cats it.just.never.worked.out! All those beautiful tree skirts ever did was frustrate me!

So when I was searching Pinterest (shocking, I know) I found this pic and a lightbulb went off in my little head!

I dragged the hubs to Michaels with me. We picked up two unfinished wood crates like these...

The tree stand obviously didn't fit in just one so we took a side off of each crate. The hubs then stained the crates.

We picked up Betsy (the tree), and slid the crates under her stand.

I didn't like the way you could see the handles, so I made this sign to attach to the front. It covers them up nicely!

So whatcha think?

I'm also offering the sign for sale in case you want one like mine! It's 4"x18", painted a pretty off white, sanded, and stained for a rustic look. It'll be $18 plus $6 shipping. Email me at if you want one!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012


Hey guys!

I'm trying to clear out some inventory to make room for some new items.  I figured some of you might be interested in getting some good deals in time for the holidays!

If you see something that interests you, email me at

So here we go!

Isn't She Lovely....12" square pine sign...handpainted...$25 shipped

Make A Wish....12" square pine sign...$25 shipped

Female Hero Firefighter set....$15 shipped

Hero Firefighter set....$15 shipped 

All items are ready to ship!