Category: DIY

Easter Quotes for Crafts, Cards and Printables

Easter quotes and sayings

Easter Quotes are a fun way to get in the mood for the upcoming family holiday. They can be used to make your own cards. to share with your friend, or to use as part of craft projects. You can even print them out and frame them for some quick and easy Easter Decor. I’ve…

Easter Printable with DIY White Washed Picture Frame

Framed Easter Printable in a pink frame

Easter is a holiday full of thoughts of Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and all things spring.  I thought it would be fun to combine all my family’s Easter thoughts into one pretty Easter Printable for some pastel colored Easter Fun.I love doing printables. They give me a chance to use a bit of creativity to…

Easter Gift Tag Labels – Free Printable

Wrapped Easter Gift

Are you looking for a pretty label to use for a special Easter gift, Mason Jar recipe or Easter Basket?  Do you have a teacher that your child would like to give an Easter gift to?  These adorable Easter Gift Tag Labels will add the perfect personal touch to all your Easter gifts. These gift…

Easter Bunny Gift Bag with a Free Gift Tag Printable

Easter Bunny gift bag

Easter is such a fun time of the year for kids and grown ups alike.  There are Easter egg hunts, family gatherings and lots of opportunities to show your love of someone with a small gift, home made Mason Jar Easter cookie recipe, or a pretty gift basket. This adorable Easter Gift Bag is the…

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Food & DIY

St. Patrick’s day is almost here. What are you planning to do to show the green?  This one day holiday welcomes fun the way we welcome spring at just about the same time – with a bang! These St. Patrick’s Day fun projects bring tasty food, decor and DIY to your home for one green…

Leprechaun Hats – S’Mores Style!

Leprechaun hats

I love fun and easy holiday recipes that tell the story of the celebration by the look of the sweet treat. Desserts like this set the mood for a party and are so whimsical. It’s time for some luck of the Irish with these adorable Leprechaun Hats made with chocolate and marshmallow. It’s almost like…

St. Patrick’s Day Banner

St. Patrick’s Day is a one day holiday that centers around celebrating with friends.  I don’t normally do much in the way of decorating for this fun day, but I do like to have a bit of green around the house. This St. Patrick’s Day Banner is perfect to set the mood for a party.…

St. Patrick’s Day Printable – Irish Blessing

St . Patrick's Day printable - Old Irish Blessing

When my daughter was little, I used to decorate for all of the holidays throughout the year.  I no longer do this other than at the end of the year, but the creative side of me still likes a little bit of seasonal decor when the various holidays roll around.  This is where printables come…

Valentine Party Poppers

Valentine Party Poppers and conversation hearts

Are you looking for something fun to add to your Valentine’s Day party?  I don’t have a lot of time to devote to crafting, so easy holiday crafts are a favorite of mine. These fun Valentine Party Poppers are very easy to make, fun to fill and the kids will love to help you make…

Fun Valentine Ideas – Crafts Recipes & More

Fun Valentine Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is a time to show your loved ones how many they mean to you in little ways. These Fun Valentine Ideas will have your home and kitchen full of romantic food and home decor ideas that will spell the message “I love you” around your home. Whether…

Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration

This Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration is perfect for a glass paneled door where a wreath won't work.

My husband and I did a make over on our front door a few years ago. Instead of a solid door, the front door now has an oval panel in the middle of it. I LOVE the way it looks, but it does make it a bit harder to decorate the front door since normal…

Wine Cork Heart Wall Hanging

Finished Wine Cork Heart Wall Hanging

This Wine Cork Heart Wall Hanging project is very special to me. It started out as a fun project to share on my blog and ended up reminding me of a very special time in my life. Using wine corks in craft projects is a lot of fun, both for the drinking and the making…

Snowflake Calm Down Jar for Winter Relaxtion

Snowflake Calm Down Jar

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the kids are not delightful!  Looking for something to help your kids calm down and relax when they are cooped up indoors because of the cold weather outside?  Try this Winter Snowflake Calm Down Jar.   This relaxing project is as easy to make as they come.  In…

Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging

DIY Valentine's Day Wall Hanging

This Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging is inspired by my favorite Valentine’s Day candy – conversation hearts. I made two versions of it.  One has the names of my family members and the other has some conversation heart inspired sayings. One of my wall hangings is on the wall between the dining room and den. It has…

No Sew Fortune Cookies

These no sew fortune cookie. are perfect for the Chinese New Year Celebration

We just finished our New Years celebrations and it seems a long way until the next New Year.  But if you celebrate Chinese traditions, your new Year is soon to come! These no sew fortune cookies are fun to make and perfect for the Chinese New Year Celebration.  January 31 marks the beginning of a…

2016 Top Posts – Always The Holidays

These 2016 Top Posts were the most visited roundups and projects on Always The Holidays last year. From a mummy doorway to a scarecrow door decoration, these were all a big hit with my readers

The New Year brings us the chance to think back over last year and plan for the one to come.  Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  I do, both for myself and also for my blog. Part of that process is looking back over the year that just ended to see what YOU, my readers,…

Cork Christmas Star – Rustic Holiday Decor

Rustic cork Christmas Star

My kitchen pantry has recently been renovated and we added a rustic barn door to it.  As usual, there is a lot of left over wood for me to reclaim.  Today’s project makes use of the off cuts of light gray wood from the barn door project.  I love the way this Cork Christmas Star…

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas tree Cupcakes

These sweet little Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so festive looking and have a healthy surprise lurking under that rich green frosting! They will be the hit of your Christmas dessert table, for sure! The holidays are a time when sweet treats abound and the calories in most of them are high.  What a refreshing change…

DIY Christmas Centerpiece

DIY Christmas Centerpiece

One of my favorite types of crafts to do are those that re-use, recycle or re-make crafts that I have already finished. Doing this saves me money, saves me time and gives me a great “I helped to save the planet” feeling.  This DIY Christmas centerpiece is one of those projects. Do you love Christmas…

Christmas Ornament Door Hanger

Christmas ornament Door hanger

My husband and I changed the front door to our home last year. Instead of a solid door, we now have an oval shaped glass panel in it.  I love this look, but it makes it hard to use wreaths now, so I am always looking for new ways to decorate the door.  This Christmas…

Wooden Elf Doorway Sign – Elves on Duty!

Elf Doorway Sign on Display

This reclaimed Wooden Elf Doorway Sign adds a touch of whimsical holiday glee to my front door entry.  The project is super easy to do and the kids will be overjoyed each time they walk though the door, thinking of Christmas. Is Christmas decorating your thing?  Check out my recent post featuring the Incredible Christmas Place.…

Santa Claus Wall Hanging – DIY Reclaimed Wood Santa Decoration

This adorable Santa Claus wall hanging is made from recycled wood from an old door frame. He adds a nice rustic Christmas decoration to your holiday decor.

This Santa Claus Wall Hanging is fun to make and would look great on your wall or entry.  The reclaimed wood Santa decoration makes use of some left over wood from a recent renovation project. Do you love Christmas decorating as much as I do?  Check out my recent post featuring the Incredible Christmas Place. My husband and…

Bottle Cap Snowmen DIY Ornaments

These Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will love to be involved in the project.

One of my favorite things to do in the holiday season, when my daughter was little, was to make Christmas crafts and let her take part in the process. These little bottle cap snowmen DIY ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will really enjoy helping you put them together. Each of these…

Paintbrush Christmas Ornaments

These fun paintbrush ornaments will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Nothing is more satisfying for me than using ordinary household items and a few inexpensive craft supplies to created fun and whimsical Christmas decorations.  This trio of Paintbrush Christmas Ornaments all started out their lives as a simple Dollar Store paintbrush! Each of the ornaments is easy to make and can be done in just…

Snowman Paintbrush Ornament

Snowman Paintbrush Ornament

This cute Snowman Paintbrush Ornament is very easy to make and will look cute either as a wall hanging or sitting front and center on your Christmas tree. I love to make easy Christmas crafts. Since I manage three blogs and my main site also features DIY and Craft in some form or other, time is…

Adorable Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

This adorable light bulb snowman ornament is all dressed up for the cold in his blue scarf and hat.  He would make a really cute addition to your Christmas tree. One of my favorite things to do is to make holiday decor projects with household items that might end up in the trash.  Do you…