Handmade Walls {22 inspiring ideas}


Happy Hump Day!

I hope you are having a great week so far.  It is bitterly cold here in Ky right now, but I love the coziness of the indoors.

Today, I wanted to share with you a great ebook about how to bring the walls of your home to life!


I don’t know about you, but I always have trouble trying to figure out what to put on my walls when I am decorating.  Do you?

Well, my blog friends, Jamin and Ashley Mills from The Handmade Home, have created an ebook to help us with this problem!

Have you ever struggled with your home? Struggled to make it feel more genuine… more like you? Have you ever felt inhibited from what you really wanted by ‘the rules’? What about your own fears? Have you ever been frustrated by the overpriced, overused selections in big box stores? Jamin and Ashley Mills of The Handmade Home have been there. They had a desire to explore options beyond the limited and expected. Handmade Walls is a simple, inspiring, and realistically approachable springboard for making your home your own. Everything you see in this book was created with the hope that you’ll learn to shake off those fears and love your sanctuary as you create it. Just for you

Click here to visit The Handmade Home.

Handmade Walls EBook

Handmade Walls contains 22 projects, at over 250 pages chock-full of inspiration, creations, and plans for making it happen in your own homes. It’s a realistic, user-friendly fun approach on creating beautiful handmade pieces for your spaces. It’s available for $9.95 in a simple easy-to-use PDF format with an accessible and affordable approach for all. Just click, download, and read. It’s that simple, and if you have any questions, they’ll be there to help you.



The pages are so colorful and beautiful!  I think you will really enjoy this book!

Jamin and Ashley asked me to be an affiliate for this book, and I gladly accepted.

If you would like to purchase this ebook, just click on the link below.


Click here to visit The Handmade Home.Handmade Walls EBook



I will also have a link in my sidebar.  Let me know if you try out any of the inspiring projects in the book.  I would love to see them!



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DIY Owl Tree Topper



owl toppoer


Hey Friends!

Last week, I told you about my Home Depot Style Challenge post that went live on The Home Depot Apron blog.


owl themed christmas tree

I was given the opportunity to decorate a tree with ornaments from The Home Depot.  I fell in love with the Martha Stewart “Winterberry” line.

Martha Stewart Winterberry line

It had the cutest little owls in that collection.

owl themed Christmas

But I didn’t like the tree topper that came with this set.

I couldn’t decide on what type of tree topper to put on my tree.  I have always had very traditional tree toppers like stars and angels, but I wanted to do something different with this tree.

A couple days before my post was due, I found this cute little red owl at Home Goods for $7.99.  It was just a table decoration, and I bought it because I thought it might be cute on the table beside my tree.  {I forgot to take a “before” picture.}  Smile


ow tree topper

But then I sort of wondered if it would be a cute tree topper?

So I had Cy cut off the glass bottom of the owl…

owl tree topper

When I sat him on the tree, I felt he was kind of missing something…

owl tree topper

So I took some white feathers and hot glued them to the bottom of the owl.

owl tree topper

When I stuck him on top of the tree, I thought he looked adorable!  He’s sitting on his pretty feathered nest!

owl tree topper


He’s the perfect little touch to the top of my tree!

owl tree topper

Now he proudly perches upon our Christmas tree and keeps an eye out for who is being naughty or nice!

owl tree topper


So you see, something doesn’t have to be an actual tree topper to sit upon your tree.  Smile

owl toppoer

If you see something you love, see if you can turn it into your own personal tree topper.  It will be sure to be a one of a kind!



Have you ever used something

different or  unusual

for the top of your Christmas tree? 


Please share!


The winners of Miss Mustard Seed’s book,

Inspired You is….

Kim Compton!


Tracey Whitney!

Congrats, Kim and Tracey!  I’ll be sending you an email soon. Smile

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