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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Posts of 2013

Like many, I cannot believe that 2013 is over. I am still in shock with the success that my blog has seen this year due to my fabulous followers. This year, I celebrated over 200,000 blog views! What will 2014 hold? 

Decorella's New Year's Resolution is to inspire, engage and create. 

2013 Most Popular Blog Posts

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gift Guide for the Crafty Gal on Your List

I hope to help out some of those who are shopping for the crafty person this year. Or, if crafty, forward this link to help steer the elves in the right direction.


1. MAKE: Craft magazine is my absolute favorite creative magazine and it's the gift that keeps on giving.
2. A nice camera to document all things crafty! I am partial to Canon but truly Nikon is also a great camera.
3. An upholstery staple gun is the next step for those who are obsessed with upholstery.
4. I also would like to add a paint sprayer to the DIY wishlist. It saves time a money = good investment.
5. The Creative Workshop book is an excellent and thoughtful gift of inspiration.
6. Gift he gift of custom fabric, gift wrap and wallpaper with a Spoonflower gift card.
7. Coloring books are for adults too. I love the Fashion series. They have a Ryan Gosseling book too, just saying...
8. Who doesn't love custom stationary? I'm sure your special someone would use it to write you a thank you card.

Monday, December 2, 2013

DIY Wrapping Paper Wreath

Making your own wrapping paper wreath is truly simple. You'll need one Styrofoam wreath (or cardboard), one roll of wrapping paper, hot glue gun and glue and invisible tape. Oh, and patience as this is very repetitive. 

Cut 150 strips of wrapping paper 2" x 8", using the wrapping paper with cutting lines made this super easy. Next, roll your strips into straws and tape together. Lastly, hot glue your strips onto your wreath. I did two rows, you could do 3 rows for more dimension but you'll need another 50 straws. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

$5 Bulletin Board Made from Ceiling Tile

You know that I love anything that I can create for less than what it retails for! Here I'll show you how I created a $5 bulletin board in under ten minutes!

-Ceiling Tile $1.50 (Home Depot)
-Brass Push Pins $1.00 (Dollar Tree)
-Fabric $2.50 (Joann)

Typically ceiling tiles are sold in boxes of 12 but just ask nicely (wink wink) and the store can typically sell you tiles by the piece.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Carving Pumpkins with Power Tools

I like any excuse to get out my power tools. I like using my jigsaw and my drill bits to create beautiful pumpkins for Halloween.

 I recommend having assistance when carving with power tools as it's hard to hold the pumpkin and tool at the same. For a more precise design I recommend drawing your design with pencil first then carving. Lastly, I worked on funpkins (foam pumpkins) and actual pumpkins and the tools were great on both.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Giveaway: Cherry Walls Home Decals

I am thrilled to offer you the opportunity to win a $50 in-store credit to  You'll find the best home decor decals for yourself or that special person on your holiday shopping list.

Enter every day until November 1st!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Watches Reinvented: The Modern Locket

Let's be honest now, how often do you look at your watch for the time? I'll admit, even when wearing a watch, I glance at my cell phone for the time. I love idea of repurposing your watches and making them personal. I'm thinking of "the modern locket." This project is super simple and can be completely free. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Local favorite: Diana Fox, Interior Diva

I want to make a virtual introduction to my favorite local designer, Diana Fox. She can be found at Bliss Home as the ultimate interior design diva. She may look familiar as she also makes regular appearances on the Fox 43 Morning Show while showcasing her beautiful creations.


If you need a fresh pair of eyes to give you a modern home makeover, she's your gal. You won't go wrong with Diana!

P.S. She doesn't know that I'm doing this post because she's so modest! Houzz Page

Saturday, September 21, 2013

DIY French Chair Makeover

I purchased these chairs from a restaurant that went out of business for a great deal. I didn't realize what bad shape they were in until I started working on them. I've only done two so far but will admit that I've spent over twenty hours on these chairs.

My transformation began with stabilizing the chairs and glueing. I then stripped the fabric and stripped the hundreds of layers of paint (took most of my time). Lastly, I was able to reupholster, my favorite part!