Hello there. It’s been cold, wet, dreary, damp, cloudy this week. I don’t want to hurt January’s feelings, but it’s really my least favorite month because it’s almost always cold, wet, dreary, damp, and cloudy. But it’s a good day to stay inside and link and share and take in so many creative ideas. Let’s hope for sunshine and warmer days. Spring is only 2 months away. I’m hostess this week and I’ve got some super favorite features for you at Your Inspired Design Link Party #69. Have a great week, rain or shine.

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Your Inspired Design Link Party #69 shares DIY projects, crafts, home decor, recipes, tablescapes and organization tips for bloggers and readers.

I loved this DIY project from Jenny @ Paint Yourself a Smile. This pretty winter mantle is so cozy and soothing. And wait til you see this cute pom-pom garland.

Your Inspired Design Link Party #69 shares DIY projects, crafts, home decor, recipes, tablescapes and organization tips for bloggers and readers.

The winter theme continues as Robin @Happy At Home shares how she decorates her kitchen for the winter months. Love this wire basket cloche and all the white and green decor.

Your Inspired Design Link Party #69 shares DIY projects, crafts, home decor, recipes, tablescapes and organization tips for bloggers and readers.

Katrin @Kreativ K shares how turn Christmas decor into winter white with white candles, mason jars and antlers. Very natural and organic.

Your Inspired Design Link Party #69 shares DIY projects, crafts, home decor, recipes, tablescapes and organization tips for bloggers and readers.

Turning from winter decor to winter comfort food, I couldn’t resist this Chicken Avocado Tortilla Soup from Amy @Recipe Treasures.  We are partial to anything that has tortilla and avocado in the title and this version of a Tex~Mex staple sounds really delicious.

Your Inspired Design Link Party #69 shares DIY projects, crafts, home decor, recipes, tablescapes and organization tips for bloggers and readers.

Those are my favorites for the week among some really great contributions. Hope you enjoy and get ready to party.

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Now it’s time to get going for this week’s party. Let’s see what you’ve been up to lately!

Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Holly @ McCall Manor

Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!


You can grab an Inspired Design button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

Welcome to Your Inspired Design this week!

It has been a bit of a whirlwind here this last week. We sent our oldest and her husband back to China where they will stay another year and a half. They teach English at a University there but they are now on vacation in the Philippines since they don’t have to officially be back until February. We are excited that they can take this opportunity now to travel the world. Technology is amazing as I can see where they go with the “Find Friends” mobile app. I feel like I’m stalking them but truly I am curious where they are traveling and more concerned about their safety. It doesn’t always work due to unavailable wi-fi but when it is working I feel much more connected to them.

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Now, let’s get on to the party and see what has been featured this week!

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Cold weather set in here in Florida this week and it sounds like the temperatures up North were a bit chilly too. It is rare when we get sweater weather down here but when we do that mean soup’s on! We’ve made Potato Soup, Chili and Sausage Lentil soup within two weeks so it’s not a surprise that our first feature this week is soup.

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Delicious White Chicken Chili by The Red Painted Cottage

This old screen door brings back a lot of childhood memories. Here is a great tutorial on making an old screen door new again.

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Beautiful before and after photos of vinyl flooring at Kelli’s house from Lolly Jane. It’s incredible how new flooring can change the look and feel of your home.

 

Thank you all so much for visiting our party may God Bless each and every one of you this week.

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Now it’s time to get going for this week’s party. Let’s see what you’ve been up to lately!

Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Holly @ McCall Manor

Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!


You can grab an Inspired Design button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

Well the time that I have dreaded for approximately 12 years has finally arrived.  And boy, has it arrived. So much so that it feels like I’ve been sucker punched. You know that deep heartbreaking stuff that makes you tear up at coffee commercials, local news reports and when your favorite yoga pants are still damp after they’ve been hanging to dry for 8 hours? Yeah, you feel the depth of my despair (thank you Anne of Green Gables for that phrase).

Buster (my tween boy) has asked for all of the Buzz Lightyear stuff to be taken out of his room. POW! Right in the kisser.

This is the child who for 5 years or more was NEVER without a Buzz in at least one hand.  Usually one in each hand. He was known for it. I have friends from our Kentucky days that will still ask if he is into Buzz. And I’ve recently had to reply (usually with a sad wailing voice) “No”.

Why do our kids have to grow up and decide that their favorite toy is no longer cool? Why can’t an almost teenager think it’s awesome to have a bigger-than-life-size Buzz sketched on his wall? Or a collection of Buzz toys larger than any of us can count? Or a bed quilt that has the solar system appliqued onto it? It’s like a real-life Toy Story happening in our home!

He asked for his room to be redone as one of his Christmas gifts. What kid asks for that? He must really be ready for that room to change. <heavy sigh>

So with all of the enthusiasm I could muster, I started gathering ideas.  We discussed the idea of not having a theme. They tend to grow out of those and break their mother’s heart, as I have learned. This way, the room can grow into his next phase of life–teenage manchild.

We settled on a ‘look’ instead. The look we are going for is a vintage industrial look.  Metals, wood, faded, quirky, rusty and crusty.

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For Christmas I worked up a design sheet with ideas of the look we were going for and printed it out for him.  You would have thought we gave him a Playstation VR game or something.  He was so excited seeing everything on the sheet.  I will have to say, that made me one proud momma. Listening to him dissect each item on the page.  It felt like a major win for this tween boy mom.

We will begin next week working on changing everything over, but I wanted to share the page I made for Buster so you could have a look for yourself.

How have you all felt when your child enters a new phase and is seeming much more grown up? Have you felt that sucker punch? Does this get easier? Please say yes.

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The new year has begun and it’s time to get back to being creative without using the colors red and green together. Honestly, I’m a little sad. I love all things Christmas. But all good things end at some point and here we are.
Christmas was just lovely. The family and I went to Tennessee. We visited, ate biscuits, visited some more and then ate more biscuits. Consequently, I’m now cutting out carbs for the month of January. Like I said, all good things end.
Link PartyBut let’s get to the fun stuff that we are all here for today. I cannot wait to see what you all have been doing (while I was eating biscuits).

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Angela, at Organized and Simplified set up a hot cocoa bar for the cold winter months ahead.  It looks so welcoming and classic.  I’m loving the milk glass.

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Antonella, at White House Crafts shows us an easy way to paint wooden beads.  Then she strung them on a leather string and made the cutest little necklace for her daughter.  I love the colors she chose.  So soothing and springy.

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Lastly, Tarah over at Grandmas House DIY showed us how to make a side table out of an old milk can.  I love this use for the milk can!

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Now it’s time to get going for this week’s party. Let’s see what you’ve been up to lately!

Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Holly @ McCall Manor

Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!


You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

Happy Holidays everyone. Welcome to Your Inspired Design – The Christmas Edition. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just a few days away. I’ve been loving all the beautiful holiday home tours and Christmas decorations on blog world. It’s like magic everyday. The creativity and imagination in this world is amazing. I especially love how everyone wants to celebrate and share the beauty of this Christmas season.

linky party hostessOur church has been decorated with Christmas trees and poinsettias and the choir has been sharing Christmas carols and it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Even the cold weather here in North Texas  ~ “oh, the weather outside is frightful and, my dear, it’s so delightful” has brought out sweaters and coats and gloves. We’ve lit the fire and the Christmas decorations have taken on a shiny, sparkling life. I started reading The Shack a week ago and if you want a story to convince you of God’s love and the redemption in Jesus Christ, you should read this one. That’s my Christmas present to you. And as your hostess these week, I want to share Your Inspired Design Link Party #66, the last one of the year, and wish you and your family a Christmas full of joy and love, wonderment and peace, from Holly, Diane and me. We have so enjoyed our relationship this year and look forward to a continued party in 2017. May the blessings of peace and prosperity, fulfillment and hope, be with us all in the new year.

Your Inspired Design Link Party #66 shares wonderful holiday home decor, decorations, recipes, inspiration and thoughts of the Christmas season.

So here are my favorite party guests and their contributions from last week. We will see you in 2 weeks after a week off with family and friends.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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First of all, I have to tell that it was really hard to pick just a few favorites this week. I finally went with simple, but useful and printable.

First, I love spray paint and what I call “random acts of DIY”, those projects that you don’t even intend to make, but just somehow come together and turn out to be your favorites. Lynn at Nourish and Nestle created 2 such items for Christmas decor that could be used all year long.

Your Inspired Design Link Party #66 shares wonderful holiday home decor, decorations, recipes, inspiration and thoughts of the Christmas season.

Who doesn’t need a little help staying organized during the holidays? Whether planning a dinner party or trying to keep your gift list straight, Susan at Crafting A Home, has made the cutest printables for you.

Your Inspired Design Link Party #66 shares wonderful holiday home decor, decorations, recipes, inspiration and thoughts of the Christmas season.

We all love pretty packages tied up in bows, but really good wrapping paper is expensive. Sarah at Sadie’s Seasongoods shared some really creative ways to wrap presents using repurposed materials and a quick DIY to make your own original bags.

Your Inspired Design Link Party #66 shares wonderful holiday home decor, decorations, recipes, inspiration and thoughts of the Christmas season.

Hold all those wonderful thoughts for January 5th when we’ll be back to party.

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Now it’s time to get going for this week’s party. Let’s see what you’ve been up to lately!

Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Holly @ McCall Manor

Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!


You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

I have a gift wrapping container that is set aside just for Christmas.  I tend to buy paper at the end of the season and then forget what I purchased by the time Christmas rolls around the following year. But as I opened the container this December I noticed a trend. There are polka dot wrapping papers, striped wrapping papers, more polka dot papers, herringbone wrapping papers and yet another kind of polka dot paper.  To say that I like my patterned paper (especially polka dots) is an understatement.

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I needed something to break up the patterns, but I didn’t want to add “pictures”. You know, Santa/reindeer/elves/dalmations/trees/polar bears. So this year I thought I would try my hand at making my own wrapping paper.  No, I didn’t go cut down a tree and make the paper from the pulp.  But I did design the papers and have them printed at Staples, which isn’t nearly as hard.

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printable christmas gift wrap + tags

I designed two styles of wrapping papers in black and white so that they would coordinate with all of my colorful patterns.  The scale of these designs are slightly larger than any of my patterned papers so they mix with each other (especially with polka dots).

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If you want a few presents wrapped with these to break up your brightly colored paper all you need to do is download the pdf file from here to your computer and upload it to the Staples website. Then go pick it up! Their homepage has a tab for printing services and it will walk you through the whole thing.

Choose the 36×48 engineering paper in black and white. They can have it printed that same day. And since Christmas is sooooo close, that is a good thing.

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I am also attaching a file for these cute printable tags that you can print at home.  I chose cardstock to print them on so that they wouldn’t be flimsy.

Printable gift tags

I spent about 5 hours yesterday wrapping presents, which means I am only 90% finished. But I am determined to finish today. I will use up a good bit of my paper stash this year, so the remaining 10% will be full on dots!

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Including A Printable Recipe For You!

Hey Y’all!

The Pretty Girl and I always do a little happy dance when late Fall comes around and Chick-Fil-A waltzes out with their limited time milkshake. It’s a peppermint chocolate chip something or other.  I don’t care what it’s called, I just care what it tastes like. If you haven’t tried it, well you just haven’t lived yet.

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We will get one to share and it seems we laugh a little more than usual. The Christmas lights twinkle a little brighter. The rest of the day seems to go our way.  Parking spaces open up just at the right time, items we need at the store are magically on sale. Our hair has that “fresh from the salon” look about it.

I’m telling you, it’s that good.

But then it goes away sometime in January and the world seems a bit more gray. Even here in Florida. We will cautiously ask at the counter/window and are met with sad faces that tell us the milkshakes are gone. Everyone in the restaurant seems to sigh collectively and slump their shoulders just a wee bit more. It’s a sad day in deed.

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But never fear. I have the solution. We never have to go with out the magical flavors from that milkshake ever again.

In the December issue of Country Living there is a Peppermint Icebox pie recipe.  I made it for our church get together right before Thanksgiving. The teens went through the line first and when the Pretty Girl tried it her eyes lit up. Guess what…the pie tastes just like the milkshake!

I’m pretty sure angels started singing. I felt like we witnessed a tiny Christmas miracle that night.

So I wanted to share it with you and you are more than welcome to make one for me as a thank you. 😉

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Pin this image if you want to share this with your friends (or save it for when you need this pie in June).

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A Christmas (Miracle) Pie

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This pie recipe has a little magic sprinkled in it.  The peppermint and chocolate mix with the sweet cream to bring you the sweetest holiday flavors.

  • Prep Time: 40m
  • Total Time: 3h
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 25 Oreo cookies
  • 5 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Filling Ingredients

  • 12 oz cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 jar of marshmallow cream
  • 1 tbsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 6 drops of red food coloring
  • 1/4 c powdered sugar

Topping

  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 c powdered sugar
  • crushed starlight mints

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Pulse cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add salt and butter and pule again to mix. Press crumb mixture into a pie plate and set aside.

For the Filling

  • Beat cream cheese in a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add marshmallow cream and peppermint extract and beat until mixed. In a separate bowl beat cream and sugar with a mixer on high until very stiff peaks form. Gently fold cream mixture into cream cheese mixture. Gently fold in food coloring. Spoon filling into pie crust and smooth.

For the Topping

  • Whip cream and sugar with electric mixer on high until soft peaks form. Spoon over pie then garnish with crushed starlight mints.

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Happy Holidays, everyone. How are you all? Really. How are you? It’s the holidays and most everyone is bustling about buying the perfect gift for secret Santa, darting to the grocery store to buy all the ingredients for the perfect cookie recipe or for the Holiday menu that you are hosting at your home. Wrapping presents, shopping and fighting the crowds and traffic trying to beat the holiday deadlines are normal this time of year but hopefully you are taking a moment to just breathe. It can be stressful.

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Yesterday, poor Holly was stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire for three hours, I was two minutes (literally 2 minutes) late for an appointment and they said I would have to reschedule after I drove 40 minutes in heavy lunch time traffic. I looked around the waiting room and it was completely empty, say what? Dean later told me it was a full moon. I think I need to study moon phases more!

These little interruptions in our lives on top of a holiday season can agitate us even more. During my “mad” moment I was having in the car, I made a decision on the spot to let it go and do something else with my valuable time and guess what? The day suddenly got better. Holly had three hours to stew about her nearly new tire blowing a hole and “she ain’t got no time for this” but there wasn’t anything she could do about it but sit and wait for AAA to get there and fix it. She was safe, most importantly. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if she started making a no sew pillow and a hand painted wooden sign while she waited. Haha.

I am a big proponent for positive self talk and prayer. My point here is to take these very small interruptions in life and let them go, especially around the holidays. Change your mind on the spot. Isn’t that we try to do with small children who are giving a tantrum? We try to divert their attention to something else, something positive for them. See if you can divert your attention as quickly as possible the next time you become agitated. I know it is easier said than done but I have faith in you.

As bloggers we have a lot of interruptions when it comes to running a blog. The other day I started laughing out loud at myself when I was designing my organizational wall with white board, running down the stairs to stain a farm table, running back upstairs to cut letters in the Silhouette machine, running back downstairs to spray paint a plastic container for another blog post I thought of when I went to clean out the linen closet in between all this. Only bloggers will understand this chaos as we are trying to write the post at the same time.

So as I introduce you to these talented bloggers being featured below for Your Inspired Design #65, I ask that you truly appreciate all the hard work that goes into running a blog just for their readers to be inspired by the work they do. We thank you all for reading and staying with us during each of our journeys and we appreciate all the bloggers linking up to Your Inspired Design.

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I am so impressed with this tutorial and talent of Over The Apple Tree with these fingerless celtic weave gloves. She is even giving away the pattern for FREE.

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Garden Up Green has a great blog to visit for DIY and Garden topics. She has a lot of experience stenciling and came up with a tutorial on how she made the festive Christmas sign above.

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You had me at the white fence gate, Jolena. While I Linger blog is sharing her Front porch decorated with Christmas decor. It is definitely worth stopping by.

Thank you all so much and God Bless each and every one of you this holiday season.

When you are visiting all of our blogs, it always is helpful to us if you click on the Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter buttons and share with your friends. Thank a lot. We appreciate it.

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Now it’s time to get going for this week’s party. Let’s see what you’ve been up to lately!

Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Holly @ McCall Manor

Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!


You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
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Hey Y’all!

Today is going to be fun. Not like I-finished-all-the-laundry type fun but still really fun. A few of my blogger friends have come up with some ideas to make your Christmas a little more farmhousey.  Yes, that is now a word; it is an adjective that means your house isn’t a farmhouse, but really REALLY wants to be one. Use it in public and people will think you’re pretty cool.

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Let’s travel back in time for a moment together before we continue with the farmhouse nonsense. We will go back to a more simple time–before iphones and blue-ray and even facebook. The dark ages, 1996.

Mr. Creativity were getting married in August and we had the most creative wedding shower.  The ladies at our church gave us a holiday shower.  We received items for Easter, 4th of July, Valentines Day and of course Christmas.  My mom surprised me by making the prettiest tree skirt.  It was a red floral skirt that matched our sofa. We have used that tree skirt for all these years and I’ll use it for many years to come.  But this year, I wanted to make one that goes with some of my new decorations.

To bring the farmhouse feel to the skirt, I chose to make ragged ruffles with ticking for my fabric.  I was buying this fabric and the lady behind the cutting counter remarked at just how ugly it was.  I laughed and thought “bless her heart, she doesn’t know any better”.  (You know you can say just about anything if you end it with “bless her heart”, Right?)

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Anyway, that is a subject for another post.  Back to the tree skirt. First step is to cut a base out of a cheap fabric.  I chose felt.  It was only &2.99/yard and I had a coupon on top of that.  I bought 3 yards which was a little more than I needed, but I was just guessing.

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To make the base, I folded the fabric into a square and used my measuring tape as a compass and drew a 1/4 circle.  To decide on the size of the circle, I measured the diameter of the base of the tree (how wide the branches stick out).  Divide that number by 2 and then mark your fabric.

farmhouse Christmas tree skirt

I cut a little off the tip so that the tree could fit up in the middle of  circle and then cut one side of the circle open to make it easier to put around the tree.

I bought 2.5 yards of the ticking (again, just guessing at the cutting counter) and I had plenty of fabric.  The ticking was cut into 6″ wide strips.

farmhouse Christmas tree skirt

This made about 25 strips of ticking.  25 strips that needed to be ruffled. Every single strip. Thankfully, I was surprised and it went quickly.

I left the edges raw and only snipped away some of the long strings.  This gives it a more primitive look. You could finish all of the edges if you can’t handle strings.  But me? I’m totally good with the strings.

farmhouse Christmas tree skirt

To attach the ruffles, I simply hot glued them onto the felt base.  I started with the outside edge and worked my way towards the center of the circle.

farmhouse christmas tree skirt

I know there are people out there that think ticking is a ‘utility’ fabric; they are allowed to have their own misguided opinion. I adore ticking. If you look closely to the picture of my full tree you can see that I used some of the leftover fabric to make a ticking banner garland for the tree as well.  If I had enough I would probably have made ticking stockings.

You know that will be on my next year’s t0-do list…

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Check out what my friends around blogland are talking about today!

Diane and Dean | Farmhouse Style Printable Christmas Gift Tags

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The Ruffled Mango | Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

mason jar lid ornament

Southern Discourse | Southern Cranberry & Cheddar Skillet Dip

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Welcome back to the party! We love seeing your inspired designs all week long.  Do you sometimes think that other people just don’t sleep? I get to feeling that way when my to do list for one day takes me 3 days to complete.

Link PartyThis week is no exception, but I did accomplish something that made me do a little happy dance. If you were here on the blog earlier this week, you’ve already seen it.  If not, here it is… my first video. For a project that is on my to do list. 😉

See now, wasn’t that fun?  And really, really easy! I had a friend comment and say that I make it look easy. Well, it is probably the easiest technique there is.  It’s so easy I would say finger painting is harder.

Anyway, let’s get on with the party!

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Over at Recipe Treasures I was swept back into my high school Home Ec class.  We had a man from the community teach us how to make divinity one day.  And it was…can you guess…divine. Yep, it was.

inspired divinity recipe

Sarah over at Sadie Seasongoods made these adorable ornaments out of tea strainers.  These make me think of my mom for two reasons.  One, she loves tea and two, she makes ornaments every year for an ornament swap. Here is your idea for next year’s party mom!!

inspired vintage tea strainer ornament

Over at Lolly Jane, our friend Kristy is sharing how she made some cedar shutters. I adore these.  I think these would be a fun project with, hmmm, aged wood? See how I tied it all together? It takes talent y’all.

inspired cedar shutters

Now wasn’t that fun? I love all of the things you guys come up with each week.  Keep sharing and being inspired!

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Now it’s time to get going for this week’s party. Let’s see what you’ve been up to lately!

Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Holly @ McCall Manor

Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!


You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
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