Christmas Forest Advent Calendar DIY

christmas tree forest advent calendar

Eek! Christmas prep is in full swing over here at EHC and I have been SO excited to share this advent calendar with you!  Can you believe that this is the FIRST advent calendar I have done on this blog?  That’s five years of blogging and not-a-one. Until now…

I got this idea because it’s easy to do and is such a pretty mantle arrangement as well, so it pulls double duty.  Keep on reading and get the easy tutorial for this Christmas forest advent calendar DIY!  [Read more…]


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Giftable DIY Tea Tins

painted tea tins

The holiday season is really in full swing now!  I’m spending this morning doing a little grocery shopping for the big day and I’m excited to dress my table with these really beautiful tea tins that I made this weekend.

They’re so easy and just a little bit of strategically applied paint makes them look so artsy and upscale!  Don’t they look like something you’d buy from a high end gourmet store? Well, I’ll assure you, I made them.  Not ONLY do I have the full how-to for these beautiful diy tea tins, but I have a pretty exciting giveaway for you too! Let’s go!  [Read more…]

5 Minute Modern Candlestick DIY

5 minute modern candlestick diy

Sometimes things just click, right?  I was at the craft store last week buying the wood for our Thanksgiving table centerpieces, and I saw these random ‘legs’.  The tags on them said they were supposed to be stool legs, but I immediately saw a matte black modern candlestick.

Just an aisle over were the other two necessities I needed to quickly (seriously, in five minutes) create these beautiful, simple, and modern diy candlesticks. [Read more…]

Faux Marble Countertops DIY

painted faux marble countertops

Guys….. I almost named this post, “the best DIY I’ve done to-date ever”, but then I came back to my senses and named it something that google could easily find should anyone else in the world want to do this project. And I hope everyone does, because it’s amazing. So amazing, in fact, that the $30 faux marble countertops fooled my (very style discerning) Mother-in-law, who said, “I didn’t know you guys were buying marble for the kitchen!”.  That, my friends, is a win.

But let’s back up to just two days ago when I was *this close* to throwing the whole project into the trash and forgetting about it completely.  [Read more…]

Faux Wooden Box Thanksgiving Centerpiece

faux wood box centerpiece

Ok, so sometimes I totally cheat when it comes to decorating for parties.  Why?  Well, usually a gathering is a short-lived event and I don’t NEED to go buy expensive stuff to make it a stunning presentation.  That is why today, I’m sharing a trick for creating a total fake out that I’ve employed several times.  Not only is this long wooden box not really a box, but it costs about $3 to make (far less than than what it would cost to buy a 32″ long wooden vase) and it always surprises people when they see how it was done. To the naked eye, this dinner party centerpiece is a floral masterpiece, but just under the façade, however, it’s a truly remarkable fake out.  [Read more…]