Ranch Salad Dressing Mason Jar Gift

Mason Jar Gift-Ranch Salad Dressing with Printable Recipe Tag

Here’s a super quick mason jar gift idea that makes a really useful and different gift for teachers, hostesses, and for families at the holidays. You simply pull together mason jars – vintage, regular or even the colored special editions – pop-top lids to fit, and a seasoning mix for salad dressing. Finish with a recipe […]

3-D Vintage Sheet Music Ornaments Tutorial

3-D Vintage Sheet Music Ornaments- a fun and easy Christmas decoration

One of our favorite day-after-Thanksgiving traditions is to make some new, easy Christmas ornaments and start our holiday decorating. When my kids were little, we made ornaments with glitter or paint, and they really got into it. As they grew older, my son lost interest but my daughter still likes to create and decorate. In the […]

Crate & Barrel Inspired Glittered Cork Ornaments

Glittered Cork Ornaments - An Oregon Cottage

Do you make Christmas ornaments? I have enjoyed making all kinds of ornaments since I was a kid, so to me making at least one or two new ornaments each year is a fun tradition that brings back lots of memories. I’ve shared some with you, like these knockoff Anthropologie ornaments, these rosette book page […]

DIY Wood Place Card Holders from Tree Branches

DIY Wood Place Card Holder from Tree Branches

You guys know I don’t do many sponsored posts, but when I had the chance to apply for a Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® inspired diy home decor opportunity, I jumped at it since I’ve always LOVED the scents of their cleaning products. Then I learned that the products are created with essential oils and were inspired […]

Preserved Boxwood Wreath…Fail

DIY Preserved Boxwood Wreath - An Oregon Cottage

You guys aren’t under the impression that everything always turns out perfectly around our cottage, are you? I sure hope not! One of my goals for AOC is to be able to show how easy things like cooking real foods, making gifts, or growing vegetables and flowers can be, so I do try to keep […]