Lollipop Turkey tutorial


Hi all! My name is Kristi and I blog over at Creative Kristi. I {mostly} blog about pixels, paper & patterns. What does that mean? Well I love creating free printables for you all, sewing/crafting and giving away loads of blog & design advice. I am a graphic & blog designer, military Continue Reading

DIY Creepy Halloween Candle Sconce

DIY Halloween Candle Sconce 2

Holy moly less than a week till Halloween and we haven’t done much decorating yet.  When Sophie complains I just say, “We don’t need to decorate, our house is scary just as it is. Why, with all the sawdust and half finished projects everywhere, I feel like running down the street screaming every day. Continue Reading

DIY Faux Overmantle = No More Holes in the Wall


I have been informed that exposed wires and power tools do not constitute Halloween decorations. I don’t know why—they scare me! To keep the peace and have a happy home I have been cajoled away from finishing the trim work in the upstairs bath and put on decorating duty. To be honest, it really doe Continue Reading

Awesome DIY Tombstones

DIY Halloween

It's October and at my house that means Halloween!  We are official Halloween nuts inside and out.  Today I want to share our grave yard with you.  Or should I say I want to show you how we made some awesome DIY tombstones. Continue Reading

Spooky Halloween Stick Wreath


Make this DIY Halloween spider Wreath with a few sticks, some scrap lumber and coffee filters. Cheap, easy, and so spooky!  Complete the project in less than 30 minutes.  It's a fun project to do with the kids, just wear gloves and masks when painting or you may end up looking zombified long after t Continue Reading

On trend Halloween Decor: Part 3

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Holy cow September is almost over!!! Do you have your Halloween décor all planned out? If not here are a few more ideas to incorporating design trends into your display. See  trends 1-4 here, and 5-9 here. 10.  50 Shades of black + white (yes that = gray)   Halloween menu from Sa Continue Reading

On Trend Halloween Decor: part 2


Ready for some more trendy Halloween décor ideas that let you experiment with and enjoy current trends and then pack them away before they become passé. Here are 5 more on trend decorating ideas. See this post for trends 1 – 4. 5.  Au Naturel I love the antlers, horns and tortoise shells I am seei Continue Reading

Trendy Halloween Decor: Part 1

Trendy Halloween Decor

Happy September! Halloween is almost on deck and we Sawdustgalz are getting excited about all of the decorating possibilities! Have you been tempted by some of the more trendy décor treatments but don’t want to make the investment in time or money for something that you might be sick of seeing in Continue Reading

Wooden Crate Christmas Advent Calendar

DIY Crate

This is the wooden crate I demonstrated how to build in my Google + Hangout.  I wasn't prepared enough to have one finished so you could actually SEE what  the finished product would look like.   Continue Reading

DIY Christmas Ornaments


I have tons of ornaments on my tree but I can still see TREE so, in my opinion, that means I need more ornaments!  I'm too cheap to buy them until after Christmas when they are all ridiculously discounted.  So, of course, I thought I'd DIY some after being inspired by ...the www!   Continue Reading