Our oldest son recently returned home from deployment. We couldn’t possibly be more excited to have him home. Although, I have to tell you that within a week of him returning home, our precious Cora broke her leg. Welcome home, daddy! Of course, I’ve had Brandon on my mind a lot and it got me to thinking about Christmas and what we are going to
Learn how to make this super easy no-sew burlap pillow wrap using burlap ribbon. I’m actually over on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home sharing the world’s easiest no-sew DIY project using burlap ribbon. Make a No-Sew Burlap Pillow Wrap from Burlap Ribbon I am so glad that we are through with the September heat wave here in Ohio. We literally had temperature sin the 90’s!
Our bathroom renovation has been a real labor of love and it’s my favorite room in our house! We’ve been working on renovating our house one room at a time for quite some time now. But the transformation that has been the most astonishing, so far, is our bathroom. We’ve renovated our master bedroom, our son’s bedroom, our daughter’s bedroom and the hallway. By “we”,
Last week I shared my new favorite Pumpkin Bread recipe for the bread machine. Although I already shared this pumpkin recipe card with you in that post, I wanted to talk to you a little more about this pumpkin recipe card – or recipe cards in general – and to remind you to download your free watercolor pumpkin recipe card. These printable watercolor pumpkin recipe
Celebrating the arrival of autumn with pumpkins! Only these pumpkins are in the form of Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub Labels. Since it’s almost time to start thinking about handmade gifts for Christmas, I thought I’d create a new set of labels for your sugar scrub gift giving. Sugar scrub is a popular handmade gift. This Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub is no
These four seasons vintage illustrations depict tall trees from various places in North America, including my home state of Ohio. There have been a lot of fall printables showing up in my Pinterest feed lately and I thought about creating some fall themed printables for you, but then a search of public domain vintage illustrations led me to share something a little different with you.
Save time in the kitchen with this easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe for the bread machine! I was trying to think of a “dessert” to have for our picky-eater son’s birthday dinner, besides our usual Banana Split Cake, when I decided to give this Pumpkin Bread recipe for the bread machine a try. Boy, am I glad I decided to give this pumpkin bread recipe for
Add a touch of rustic glam to your home decor or gift giving with these burlap coasters! All summer long, I’ve been sharing various tutorials that incorporate the use of burlap ribbon. See, my friend Carrie at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home is the queen of burlap wreaths. Seriously! She makes burlap wreaths for every season and every occasion and each time I see a
Learn how to clean a broiler pan the easy way! And just in time for you Labor Day clean-up! Our broiler pan is something I never used to use very much because it was just so hard to keep clean. Then I discovered a secret weapon that allowed me to clean a broiler pan the easy way. We now use our broiler pan a lot.
Give a DIY-er a DIY Gift with a Burlap Wreath Gift Kit! If you’re reading The Birch Cottage blog, it may very well be because you’re interested in my free printables, family-friendly recipes or maybe even do-it-yourself projects. But, do you also have friends or family members who are interested in DIY projects, crafts or home decor? Well, have I got a gift kit idea
In celebration of our son Phil’s birthday today, I thought I’d share these free masculine art prints to download and print. These masculine art prints are actually vintage patents. I was searching online for some ideas for artwork for our youngest son’s renovated bedroom, when it occurred to me that I haven’t shared very many masculine art prints with you. So, as of today, all
These Christmas gift bag toppers were just too adorable not to share with you! I created them using the free Avery Design & Print program I know it sounds like I have my seasons mixed up or maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself. But, it’s back to school time in my hometown and back to school always reminds me of Christmas. Avery 22801
Hello, dear readers! Today, I’d like to maybe help you pick the perfect gift jars for gifting your homemade goods. You know, the holiday gift giving season will be here before you know it. And, if you’re anything like me, you love giving and receiving homemade or handmade goodies! There are just so many jars available, that sometimes it’s hard to know what to use
How would you like to learn how to make burlap utensil holders from burlap ribbon? Honestly, I’ve been waiting what seems like forever to share this DIY project with you. I hope you like the idea as much as I enjoyed creating it. Burlap Utensil Holders I think these burlap utensil holders are just downright adorable. They can be decorated in soooo many ways and
Well, dear friends, we made it to August! That means I’m sharing the fourth and final set of printable vintage botanical cards with you today. All twelve (plus) cards in this collection of vintage botanical illustration cards were created with you in mind! Set Four of the Vintage Botanical Cards collection is comprised of four more vintage illustrations. If you downloaded Set One, Set Two and Set
I love to read a good book, do you? I sometimes just don’t know what to read. Do you ever find yourself in that situation? Well, I thought if I shared my summer reading list with you that maybe you’ll find something on this list that you will enjoy reading as well! One of the things I look forward to when we take our summer
Hello, dear friends! July is birthday month and to celebrate, I have a free gift for you! I’ve prepared not one, but seven very special vintage botanical illustrations for you! I’m really hoping that by the time you read this post, my hubby and I are relaxing on the shores of the French River, listening to the sound of the Loons and enjoying a bowl of oatmeal
You can learn how to make these Burlap Napkin Rings from burlap ribbon in no time! If you visited The Birch Cottage blog in June, you may have seen my tutorial on how to make Loopy Burlap Flowers from burlap ribbon. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and purchase a product, I may earn a small commission at absolutely no additional
Hello, dear friends! Today, I have another set of vintage botanical cards to share with you. This is the third set of printable cards made from vintage botanical illustrations that I have made available just for you! Set Three of the Vintage Botanical Cards collection is comprised of four more vintage illustrations. If you downloaded Set One and Set Two, once you download Set Three you’ll
These gardener’s sugar scrub labels were designed for use with my favorite DIY Sugar Hand Scrub. You can download and print the labels on nice cardstock or print them on labels (round or full sheet – see below for specifics). This post contains affiliate links to products you might find useful to complete this project. You can read my full disclosure here. Gardener’s Sugar Scrub