Projects are coming together, I'm using these ornaments to decorate the book tree.
Crafts, Projects

Alternative Tree – A Book Tree

This will be the second post in the Christmas series and this one is much less traditional. We're going to be creating a "Christmas tree" from books. Being a collector of books I didn't have any issues finding enough for this project. The amount of books needed really depends on how tall you want the… Continue reading Alternative Tree – A Book Tree

Besides tons of glitter, here's what you'll need.
Crafts, Projects

DIY Christmas Ornaments

This is going to be the first of three Christmas projects. Now I feel like I should preface this with the fact that Christmas is not my favourite season, if you've followed some of my previous posts you'll know it's Halloween, but I thought I'd give this a try. Of the three projects this one… Continue reading DIY Christmas Ornaments

A look at some of the projects since starting the Maven blog.
Projects, Sundry

DIY Round Up

With just under 20 posts up I thought it was time to do a little DIY re-cap and see how these projects have stood up over time and whether they were really worth while. Starting from the beginning we have DIY Outdoor Pillows. To visit the tutorial click here. This project was great fun an easy… Continue reading DIY Round Up

The treats are one of the best parts of Halloween.
Crafts, Food

A little Halloween Inspiration

Here is one last post to get you in the Halloween spirit. This year I’ve decorated just inside the front door and the yard. We’re all set to hand out some treats. I’ve also made some festive goodies to snack on. Get ready for the photo montage. I’d love to see your costumes and decorations.… Continue reading A little Halloween Inspiration

This Unicorn is ready to be set on a frame and mounted on the wall.
Crafts

Blade Runner Inspired Unicorn Wall Mount

Up until about a year ago, I’d never seen Blade Runner. Once I had I didn’t know why it had taken me so long. It obviously made an impression since this week’s tutorial is Blade Runner inspired. The third bedroom in my house has been in a state of flux for the last year. When… Continue reading Blade Runner Inspired Unicorn Wall Mount

Here is one set of bookshelves in my office.
Crafts, Projects

Adding Personal Touches to Your Home

After moving into my house one of the things I felt was most important was getting things up onto the walls. Right after getting things organized and put away I wanted to put up pictures, anything to cover up the blank walls that were screaming for some personality. Probably much to my Dad’s dismay as… Continue reading Adding Personal Touches to Your Home