You all are the BEST.

If you are reading this blog today for the first time and you have to read the post from yesterday.

Or better yet, just skip over what I wrote and read the comments.

There are some of the best easy ideas and recipes on the planet for entertaining.

There are ideas that take a minute and ideas that have under two-ingredients and ideas that require absolutely, positively, no cooking whatsoever.


My head is spinning.  My kitchen can’t wait.  My pantry is trembling with breathless anticipation.

And now I want to return the favor.  I’m not so much about cooking, but an easy winter project?  I got this.

Here are eight simple winter projects for your next open afternoon.

No Sew Pom Pom Winter Throw

Pinecone snowflake project

DIY Monogram Pillow

Winter Twig Wreath

Pom Pom Pillow

Ribbon Button Basket

Silver Leaf Organizing Tags

Faucet Handle Tassel

Happy Friday-eve to you. 🙂


  1. Image for Carrie Carrie

    The QUOTE!!!The faucet handle Tassel!! Extra Love and exclamations!!! Happy Friday Eve. Hope it's your best one of the year so far!!!

  2. Image for Nancy Nancy

    Oh I am so in the mood for an easy project! I'm looking at a 3 day weekend and Saturday has craft project written all over it. Thanks for the inspo friend!!! Nancy from Slightly Coastal

  3. Image for Richella Parham Richella Parham

    Friday-eve. What a great way to put it! Wonderful projects that take just a little time: a winning combination! I share your amazement over the comments on your last post. Now, here's another idea to go along with your cream-cheese-and-pepper-jelly idea. See if any stores in your area sell Dr. Pete's Praline Mustard Glaze. Pour a bit of it onto a block of cream cheese. Sprinkle with chopped pecans if you're feeling fancy. And oh my word, you won't believe it. :)

  4. Image for Michelle Michelle

    Such great ideas and my place really could use some winterizing, especially since we've seen so little snow fall this season. Still amazes me that it snowed more in Texas this year than here in Colorado and that it actually rained here in January (rain, for gosh sakes! LOL).

  5. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    What fun projects for a winter day! And the post for your pantry...that was seriously fantastic. Wish I was close enough to pop over. We could enjoy an easy snack, some crafting and of course, your great stories. 😊 Thanks for the virtual visit!

  6. Image for Kathy Kathy

    OMGoodness! I took your advice and went back and read the comments from yesterday! Your next book can be Quick and Easy Drop in My New/Old Texas Home Recipes! I am going to use the comments as my go-to in the future! Thanks for stirring up the creative juices in your readers! (Lots of puns intended!)

  7. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    I spent all our travel/driving time during the holidays making PomPoms ~ just because I can't read, but I must keep "busy!" (Seemed the easiest thing was to buy yarn and go!) Thanks for reminding me of another great idea for what to do with the dozens I made! And ... LOVED yesterday's ideas for entertaining guests at the "drop of a hat" ~ I created a new inbox folder for "Easiest EVER!" Recipes to save yours & all those comments! Sending the usual Hugs and Happiness! kj

  8. Image for Michele Michele

    Oh my gosh, all of this makes me tired. I am so glad you have always had the enthusiasm to carry out creative craft, after creative craft. After so many years of blogging, and having shop spaces selling refinished furniture, home decorator and craft items, I just am having a hard time stomaching the idea of doing any of it. Your blog is beautiful and your home is gorgeous. "SWAK"!

  9. Image for April J Harris April J Harris

    I love the twig wreath and the winter throw looks so cozy! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful, creative and inspiring projects with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Karianne! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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