Painting With An Inexpensive Handheld Paint Sprayer

Review: Painting with An Inexpensive Handheld Painter Sprayer - An Oregon Cottage

Note: This was originally published in September of 2011, born out of my excitement over finding a “cheap” sprayer that made painting things like chairs easier (aka, this was NOT a sponsored post). I constantly get Google traffic from it, for the same reasons I tried it in the first place – you want to […]

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 […]