How To Create Painted Wooden Eggs With A Farmhouse Feel

I am excited to show off some of my new Oriental Trading products this week.  Today I will be showing you how I used their wooden eggs to create the perfect farmhouse Easter egg decor. Oriental Trading sent me some fun Easter products to play with in exchange for this post but all opinions are 100% […]

I had such fun with these painted wooden eggs. I used some chalk paint and grunge glaze to create the perfect farmhouse Easter Eggs! www.michellejdesigns.com

I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com

How To Make A Vintage Colander Look Pretty Again  

Hi guys! I have a great vintage colander upcycle that is so easy to transform and looks so pretty now.  The cost was $1 and some paint I already had.    I was super excited to join this monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge.  It consists of approximately 30 talented bloggers who are like me and […]


How To Make Walls Come Alive With Vinyl Stencils  

Hi there!  Have you ever used vinyl stencils?  Around here there was a home party company that made them very popular.  I think they are so nice and if you want to add some instant whimsy or class to your walls then the vinyl stencils are the way to go. The Simple Stencil is a […]

Add whimsy and class to any wall using vinyl stencils. This was easy to apply and is removable when you are ready to take it down. DIY home decor has never been easier. - www.michellejdesigns.com

This mason jar St. Patrick's Day survival kit is essential for staying warm and happy during the St Patrick's day festivities. - www.michellejdesigns.com

A Survival Kit Is The Only Way To A Happy And Warm St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  It is still cold here in Northwest Iowa and tomorrow is our annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.  Now it will be all of 45 degrees or something which is a nice day for a parade but still a little chilly.  I have put together a mason jar survival kit for staying […]


Personalized Tumblers Make The Best Parties In The World  

I wanted to pop in quickly today and show you these awesome personalized tumblers I made for a friend.  They turned out super cute and I couldn’t wait to share.     Personalized Tumblers My very Irish co-worker has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with her Irish cousins from California for the past several years. […]

I love personalized anything but these personalized tumblers will steal the show at any party or event!

A dollar store charger plate and some chalkboard paint can make a lucky St Patrick's Day Chalkboard to add to your holiday decor!

How To Make A Lucky St Patrick’s Day Chalkboard

Hi everyone and welcome back.  It is officially St. Pat’s week here in Emmetsburg and we started it off with a huge snow storm.  This happens every so often but we press on.  I have a few more themed projects this week starting with today’s Lucky St Patrick’s Day Chalkboard. If you haven’t seen the […]


How To Ruin And Save A Table With A Silhouette Stencil  

I learned a lesson with this project that I will not repeat again.  I love how this Irish Blessing table top turned out but I almost ruined it using a vinyl Silhouette stencil. Hi everyone and welcome to another month of the Silhouette challenge.  I mentioned last month in my Planner Stickers post that I […]

I created a DIY Silhouette Stencil using my Cameo machine for this Irish Blessing Table Top. It turned out great but was almost a disaster! www.michellejdesigns.com

Wallpaper has come a long way and the styles and patterns are so pretty. I updated two walls and it made a huge difference in my guest room.

Add Style To Any Room With Wallpaper!  

Hello!  This is a different post for me.  I am usually all about up-cycling and the painting but this time I am using wallpaper. What a difference it made in my guest room. I was so very fortunate to be able to partner with Walls Republic.  They sent me the wallpaper in exchange for my […]


A Beautiful Accent Table Re-Style Using Pieces of Free Tile  

I am back with an accent table re-style today that includes milk paint and tile samples. This is also my entry for the March Furniture Refresh Challenge.  I love this challenge and this year we started some themes to work with. Last month we used spray paint and I redid a flea market table into […]

This little rickety accent table was transformed and re-styled using pieces of free tile samples.

I love to DIY Design and create but making my home decor can sometimes be difficult. Shutterfly has made the process easy so you can personalize your own home decor in no time flat!

How To Create A Beautiful Space With Your DIY Designs Or Photos  

You all know I have been working on my St. Patrick’s Day decor and today’s post focuses on designing and creating home decor using your DIY designs or photos. I have been lucky enough to partner with Shutterfly to create my own canvas wall art and throw pillow.  This post contains affiliate links and Shutterfly […]


How To Make A St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Wreath

Welcome back to another fun St. Patrick’s Day decor idea.  Today I am going to show you my fancy St. Patrick’s Day burlap wreath I made.  I think it is the perfect addition to my green decor. I have been wanting to make an awesome burlap wreath since my friend Pat showed my hers over a […]

I have always wanted to try to make a burlap wreath. I needed something for St. Patrick's Day so I did it! I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. What a great DIY decor project.

There are some amazing St. Patrick's Day projects out there. I am showing you some mason jar decor favorites that you would be proud to make and show off in your home.

Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Mason Jar Decor Ideas

For those who don’t know me, I live in Emmetsburg, IA.  Emmetsburg is the sister city to Dublin, Ireland, and a town of about 3500 people.  I have been here for almost 21 years now and am pretty much still an outsider.  Those of us who grew up elsewhere and moved to Emmetsburg call each […]


Silhouette Planner Stickers That Will Make You Crazy With Happy!

I have learned a lot about my Silhouette this week.  I have had it for a year and love what I have created so far but this week I learned more about some of the more detailed design functions.  And wait until you see the planner stickers I created! This project is for the Monthly […]

These free planner stickers can be printed then cut on the Silhouette Cameo. They are perfect for adding even more organization to your planner!

Using an old wood sign and some rusty letters from Custom Cut Decor I was able to create a rustic farmhouse sign that is perfect in our guest room!

How To Create A Rustic Farmhouse Look You Will Love

.Hi!  Welcome back! The guest room is one project closer to being done! This rustic farmhouse sign that I made for the shelf over the bed was easy and makes a big impact in this room. Custom Cut Decor provided these rusty bits of fun.  If you like a farmhouse look you will be lovin’ this […]