DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozies


These DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozies are one of my favorite projects. They add both a bit of nostalgia and warmth to our outdoor dining and entertaining. I know how much our readers love a simple and quick project and this one is just that. Read on to learn how to create your own… I am a girl born in the 70’s. Yep…bell bottoms and

Summer Tablescape Ideas

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Summer and outdoor entertaining go hand and hand, don’t you think? The sounds of crickets and the warm breezes set a wonderful mood! Our family enjoys lazy evenings on the porch, after a family meal outdoors. Weekends are filled with friends and family, hanging out and having fun. Part of all of the fun, is setting an inviting summer table. It is a perfect way

5 Minute No Sew Fabric Table Runner

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Sometimes you just need a quick and easy solution when it comes to entertaining.  I absolutely adore fabric table runners.  To me, they add instant glamour to any table.  In an ideal world, I would show off my sewing skills and make a few runners perfectly stitched for my perfect table.  However, I don’t live in one of those worlds… do you?  I can tell

How To Make Bird’s Nest Napkin Rings


 I really do love spring. The warmer weather, signs of life, beautiful colors, and the sounds of chirping birds. It all makes me smile and warms my heart. He really does make all things new. My parents were here this weekend. They are in their mid-seventies and still oh so active. My kids are old enough now that the conversations about life and future are

Oscars Party Champagne Bar


We’ve teamed up with World Market to bring this post to you today.  All opinions and craftiness are our own. And the academy award goes to… this fabulous Oscars Party Champagne Bar! Bonnie and I both have families who adore the movies.  We love watching them in the theater, at home, and my brother (Bonnie’s husband) can beat just about anyone in movie trivia.  My

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings


Do you want to create an instant conversation piece at your Thanksgiving table? Add words to the decor. Yep, there is something about words that sparks conversations at our table. It is almost like having already opened fortune cookies…you just gotta know what the other person’s says, right? It is all about sharing at our table. So,  I had the best time making these Thanksgiving

A Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape


I absolutely adore fall, like don’t tell summer, but it is my favorite…shhhh…that will be our secret! The colors, textures, crisp weather, and even football bring back amazing memories for me. Then when Thanksgiving arrives…perfection! This year, I decide to go neutral in my fall and Thanksgiving decor. Let me share my Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape with you…  Yes, I have a very traditional dining room

Beach Themed Summer Tablescape


Hey Y’all! Welcome to Uncommon Designs! If you are popping in from Better Homes and Gardens, we are excited to have you check us out! Our Beach Themed Summer Tablescape is one of our favorites… We sure do hope ya’ll will cast a little vote for it the week of June 30th!   Living here in South Carolina, the beach is only a short drive away, and

How To Make Beaded Napkin Rings


Hello Uncommon Design readers! Today I have a Christmas Holiday DIY to share with you – these were so much fun to make, I hope you’ll make some too! When it comes to creating an inviting and beautiful dining environment for my family and guests, one of the first things I add to my table are napkins with decorative napkin rings! It’s the icing on

DIY Burlap Painted Ticking Stripe Utensil Holder


Trish and I are part of the DecoArt team and have been given product to create these beautiful Burlap Painted Ticking Stripe Utensil Holders. I have a love affair with burlap {seriously I love it} and fall is the perfect time to use it in crafts and diy projects. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I wanted to create a special accent for my