Fluffy Knit Garland

handknit christmas garland

Eee!  Do you ever have one of those projects that you just love to death?  I made this gorgeous fluffy fingerknit garland this week and adore the way it turned out. I got the idea because I have some yarn ball garland I’d used on my Christmas tree in previous years, but it didn’t match my black and white color scheme… So, I had to think of something else to use.   [Read more…]


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Kilim Upholstered Dining Bench

kilim upholstered dining bench

You know the feeling when you have something big coming up and you’re against the clock trying to get everything done?  We’re having Friendsgiving at our house this weekend, so I’m in a big push to get a lot of the half done projects complete.  This feeling to complete everything is less because my friends care what my house looks like and more because all of the half done projects are living in the dining room, in the exact spot where people are going to need to eat!

One of the smaller projects was this bench that I’ve been working on since August.  Yes, over three months ago.

If you’ll remember, I was near complete with this bench, when I hit an unfortunate snag.  The snag being that the entire thing fell apart. I had used pine wood not thinking about how soft the wood was and how easily it splinters. As soon as I put the weight of the top on the bench, the entire thing collapsed.  [Read more…]

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…]

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…]