Your Favorite Posts of 2012


Hey y’all! Another year has flown by and we thought we’d share some of our reader’s favorite projects from 2012!  We are so grateful that you are so faithful and so good to us! Here are our top projects from 2012… DIY Cake Stands  Joy to the World Holiday Mantel  Valentine Apothecary Jars Robin’s Egg […]

All Wrapped Up: December Edition

Gift wrapping ideas

It is time for another All Wrapped Up… the December edition!   Here is a look at all of the fun holiday projects we posted during this past month… DIY Time Capsule and NYE printable Burlap and Snowflake Bag Boxwood Joy Gift Wrapping Christmas Angel Personalized Ornaments No-Sew Burlap Tree Skirt Peg Doll Angel Ornament […]

New Year’s Eve Time Capsule Printable

New Year's Eve Time capsule

Wow! Christmas was such a treat and blessing. Time spent with family and friends is priceless! Believe it or not, New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Gasp! As my children have gotten older, we have been able to enjoy New Year’s Eve a little more each year. We almost all made it to […]

Merry Christmas 2012 ….

From our homes to yours, Trish and I wanted to take time to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas! We are truly blessed beyond measure with our families, friends, and our readers! Thank  you for your love and support and may all your holidays wishes come true!! We are celebrating the Reason for […]

Burlap Bag Gift Wrap Idea

burlap bag gift wrap

Hey y’all! I hope that you are all enjoying this beautiful holiday season!  I wanted to pop in to show you  a quick idea for wrapping those large gifts…  Burlap Bag Gift Wrap   This was so incredibly easy!  I took a 23″x 36″ burlap bag that was given to us by the ever-kind […]

5 Gift Wrapping Ideas … { Boxwood Wrapped Gift }

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Need a little inspiration for some Gift Wrapping Ideas ? We have teamed up with some of our blogging friends to inspire your gift wrapping… Aren’t they lovely?!  We created the little boxwood wrapped gift with the JOY letters. Here are the supplies you will need to create your own Boxwood Wrapped “JOY” Gift Wrapping… […]

Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel

Today I am so excited to show you how to make this precious Christmas Angel… Isn’t she adorable! I love the neutral tones and textures. I am a sucker for burlap, and those little burlap wings are just what I wanted for my little Christmas Angel! So, let’s get started! Here are the supplies you […]

Saturday Sponsor Spotlight


Happy Saturday and welcome to our Saturday Sponsor Spotlight! We are counting down the days with our families until Christmas! Are you ready? We are ever so grateful for our readers and the supporters of  Uncommon Designs. Today, we would like to introduce you to two of our incredible sponsors…. First up is Mom on […]

12 Days of Christmas Series …. {Featured Crafts and Ornaments}


Trish and I loved the opportunity we had to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas series with some incredibly talented bloggers…. 1 Partridge In A Pear Tree • Glass Glitter Pear • A Pumpkin And A Princess 2 Turtle Doves • Ruffled Feather Turtle Doves • Cherished Bliss 3 French Hens • Faith, Hope […]

Personalized Ornaments …

Holly Wreath personalized ornaments

Holly Wreath Personalized Ornaments… These little ornaments are super easy, and I love that I was able to capture both of my children doing something they each love and preserve it for memories! Let’s get started…. Supplies Needed for Holly Wreath Personalized Ornaments Jute Twine Paper Mache Ornament Discs Mod Podge Linen Colored Acrylic Craft […]

No-Sew BurlapTree Skirt

no sew burlap tree skirt

  Do you ever wish that you had a beautiful tree skirt like the ones you see in magazines?  I did!  For years, I had just been draping burlap underneath my Christmas tree.  While it served its purpose, I really wanted something a bit more finished.  With the help of a few goodies from, I […]

Peg Doll Angel Ornament with DecoArt and a Giveaway

peg doll angel

Hey y’all!    We recently had the chance to try out some of Deco Art’s acrylic paint and I am so excited to share this sweet peg doll angel ornament with you today!  Isn’t she such a cutie?! Peg Doll Angel Ornament Tutorial Supplies: Deco Art Americana Acrylic Paint in Antique White Deco Art Amerciana Acrylic […]

Simple Snowman Ornament

Simple snowman ornament

Are you ready for Christmas? We are getting the final touches done on our own homes and then it will all be about family time! Today I am going to show you how to make this simple Snowman Ornament… This little craft is not only simple, but super quick as well. This would be a […]