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January 2, 2014
Easy Fringed Table Runner - Made in minutes, and perfect for beginners!

Easy Fringed Table Runner

Looking for a way to add a bit of pizzazz to your home now that your holiday decorations have been packed up and stored away? Stitch up a fringed table runner to spruce up your space in quick and easy fashion! This is a sewing project perfect for beginning and experience sewists alike. Let’s get […]

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December 20, 2013
Positively Splendid Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour 2013

With Christmas almost upon us, our family is set to welcome our holiday guests into our home. Before everyone arrives, though, I invite you to come take a tour of our 2013 holiday home, which is filled to the brim with festive touches!

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December 11, 2013
Fur-Trimmed Pillow - So easy and elegant, and perfect for keeping out all winter long.

Fur-Trimmed Pillow Cover

Add an elegant touch to your home decor with this lovely faux fur-trimmed pillow. Accented with an optional bow in any color, this is a pillow that can be displayed throughout the winter months, even after Christmas has come and gone. Pillow covers like this one also make perfect handmade holiday gifts, too!

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November 18, 2013
This snowflake pillow at Positively Splendid has such a pretty, Scandinavian feel, and it can be made in minutes!

Scandinavian Snowflake Pillow

Today I’m sharing a pretty snowflake pillow I made recently to use for my holiday decor this year. I love the Scandinavian feel of this pillow, and the best part is that it took me well under a half hour (from start to finish!) to make!

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November 15, 2013
Oversized Joy to the World Cross-Stitch Sampler. This technique would be perfect for creating art for any holiday or occasion!

Large-Scale Joy to the World Cross-Stitch Sampler

Earlier this week, I shared my Traditional Christmas Mantel, the focal point of which is a large cross-stitch sampler featuring wording from one my favorite Christmas carols: Joy to the World. You might be surprised to discover that creating oversized cross-stitch artwork like this really isn’t at all difficult. Today I am going to show […]

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November 14, 2013
This rustic and chic tealight log centerpiece would be perfect on a holiday table!

Log Tealight Centerpiece #SwellNoel

Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout November and December, I’ve invited some of my favorite friends over to share their best ideas to make this holiday season truly spectacular for the third annual Swell Noel series. The ever-talented Stef from Girl. Inspired. is here today to share a gorgeous, rustic-chic centerpiece idea with us. I just […]

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November 11, 2013
This custom pet silhouette pillow cover at Positively Splendid is absolutely darling! What a perfect gift idea for pet lovers.

Custom Pet Silhouette Pillow Cover

I recently made a personalized pet throw pillow as a tribute to our beloved family beagle, Maggie. I plan to display this pillow as part of my holiday decor, but this idea would also make a perfect, personal holiday gift for any pet lover in your life! Let me fill you in on all of […]

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November 10, 2013
Traditional Christmas Mantel at Positively Splendid, featuring a lovely giant cross-stitch sampler.

Traditional Christmas Mantel (Holiday Idea Exchange!)

Welcome, everyone! If you have made your way here from the Holiday Idea Exchange, I am so delighted to have you here at Positively Splendid! Without a doubt, my favorite holiday decorating project each year is my Christmas mantel. I love using my imagination to come up with a new design year after year! This […]

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November 4, 2013
Folded napkin place cards at Positively Splendid. So clever!

Thanksgiving Table Setting + Fall Craft Photo Challenge (Amazing Giveaway!)

Thanksgiving will be upon us in a few short weeks, and with fall in full swing, cozy reminders of the season are all around us. I am so excited to be partnering today with an all-star group of creative individuals for an exciting contest that invites you to share your favorite beautiful fall craft photos […]

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September 30, 2013
You'll never believe how easy this fall leaf pillow at Positively Splendid is to make! So pretty!

Quick-and-Easy Fall Leaf Pillow

Bring the beauty of fall leaves indoors by sewing a vibrant fall leaf pillow. This is a project that will make a big statement in your home’s decor, but because it utilizes a ready-made, easy-to-find felt leaf cutout, it can be made in just a matter of minutes! Let me show you how it’s done.

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