how to make yarn pom-poms

Marian Parsonscrafts, Holiday, Tutorials27 Comments

I’ve been using a lot of handmade wool poms in my Christmas decorating and I didn’t even think about making a tutorial for them.  A tutorial was requested, though, so I thought I would oblige. I made these when I was a kid, to use on hats, hair ties, socks, slippers, etc.  I think most of the ones I made … Read More

HGTV.com Christmas Tutorials

Marian Parsonscrafts, Decorating, Holiday, Tutorials24 Comments

The Christmas tutorials I wrote for HGTV.com are live now!  I know a lot of people have been waiting for these, especially the preserved boxwood wreath.  I promised I would link to them when they became available, so here they are… Preserved Boxwood Wreath Boxwood Topiaries Boxwood Kissing Ball I bought all of the preserved boxwood in bunches from a … Read More

Milk Paint Pumpkins

Marian Parsonscrafts, Decorating, Holiday, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials47 Comments

I received a lot of wonderful comments about my blue pumpkins and squash, but several people shared that they couldn’t find them in their area. Well, that gave me an idea… I’ve been itching to play with milk paint since attending the retailer training earlier this week, so why not test some custom mixed colors on a few pumpkins?  I … Read More