About Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.

Author Archive | Amy @ Positively Splendid

November 21, 2014

Striped and Glittered Holiday Topiaries

Wanting to add a bit of sparkle to your holiday decor this year? Over at the Darice blog, Live. Craft. Love., I shared how to take simple paper mache cones and turn them into festive holiday topiaries perfect for displaying on a mantel, using as a table centerpiece, and so much more!

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November 17, 2014
27 Luxurious Holiday Gifts for Her - La Crema Holiday Gift Guide

27 Luxurious Holiday Gifts for Her + Win a $350 Visa Gift Card

It’s no secret that the women in our lives work hard the whole year through. So often, women wear the mantle of caregivers and nurturers, so what better way to show appreciation to the wives, moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends who make our lives better than to give them a luxurious gift to encourage […]

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November 14, 2014
How to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree in 10 easy steps. #MichaelsMakers

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree in 10 Easy Steps #MichaelsMakers

A well-trimmed tree is often the centerpiece of any home’s holiday decor. Earlier this month, I shared my Christmas Memory Tree for the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge, which is filled with mementos and photos that hearken to Christmases past. I truly love how it turned out! If you’ve ever been intimidated when admiring gorgeous Christmas […]

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November 10, 2014
Paper Mache Fall Treat Box

Fall Gift Boxes

There is something so wonderful about showing thanks to those around us this time of year! Over at the Darice blog, Live. Craft. Love., I recently made some sweet fall-inspired gift boxes that would be perfect for packaging up a little gift or treat to give someone special as a token of appreciation for the impact […]

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November 6, 2014
Delicious cornbread dressing is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

Cornbread Dressing Recipe

I am so excited today to share a recipe that is our family’s all-time favorite side dish each Thanksgiving: Cornbread Dressing. For our family, dressing has to strike just the right balance between rich cornbread flavor and the moist crumb of white bread, and my mom’s dressing  recipe does just that! No Thanksgiving meal is complete […]

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November 5, 2014
Easy Monogram Ornament by Positively Splendid

DIY Monogram Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas ornaments are such a fun way to spruce up Christmas decorations, and they add such a personal touch to the holidays. In addition to being beautiful hung on the tree, ornaments make terrific gift tags, and they are wonderful used as stocking labels, too! Today, I’m sharing a bright, fun and super easy tutorial for […]

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November 2, 2014
DIY Christmas Wreath at Positively Splendid

DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath

Each year, I love to create a new holiday wreath to hang in my home throughout the season, and this year’s wreath might very well be one of my all-time favorites! Bright, whimsical and fun, this DIY Christmas ornament wreath can be made in just a matter of minutes, and with just a handful of […]

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November 1, 2014
Christmas Memory Tree - Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #MichaelsMakers #TagaTree

Christmas Memory Tree #MichaelsMakers #TagaTree

Happy Holiday season, everyone! To me, our Christmas tree is always one of my favorite aspects of our holiday decorating. I love how a tree can tell a story, with each branch containing a different ornament that serves as a connection to a long-ago time, place, or memory. That truly is, to me, one of […]

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October 23, 2014
Halloween Printable by Positively Splendid

Color-Blocked Glittered Frame and Free Halloween Printable

This time of year, I love that there are so many occasions that warrant something sparkly and festive, and really, what is more sparkly and festive than a bit of glitter? Today, I’ve got a fun, easy craft project idea that is perfect for tweaking for any occasion or holiday! This cute color-blocked glittered frame is perfect for […]

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October 15, 2014
No-sew superhero cape made from a t-shirt. So easy! #MichaelsMakers

No-Sew Superhero Cape #MichaelsMakers

With Halloween right around the corner, there is still plenty of time to put together a fun handmade costume for a little superhero in your life. This year, my youngest son wants to be Batman, and instead of investing in a spendy ready-made costume, I decided to team up with Michaels to make one of my […]

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