If you have a few minutes, you can make these beautiful burlap and twine wrapped trees. They can be used for Christmas decor, or all year round! /// by Atkinson Drive

Burlap & Twine Christmas Trees

This is Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Decorations series … check out all of the posts here. I am always trying to think up new ways to re-use items. Especially craft supplies. So, when I bought some foam trees last year, I made sure to keep the bases in tact with the…

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Keep the spark of Christmas alive with this DIY "Do Not Open Until Christmas" North Pole Christmas gift delivery crate! /// by Atkinson Drive

North Pole Christmas Gift Delivery Crate

This is Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas Decorations series … check out all of the posts here. Most of my shopping for the holidays is done online. I buy many of my children’s Christmas presents on zulily.com throughout the Fall season to get great deals on things they need (read more about…

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Get ready for Christmas with "12 Days of Christmas Decorations" that you can make yourself!

12 Days of Christmas Decorations

Christmas. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year! Each holiday season, I do my best to come up with a unique theme for my home decor. In honor of this tradition, I am so excited to be starting my newest series, 12 Days of Christmas Decorations! I realize that most people prefer to…

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Create a faux wood-backed bookcase with a few simple tools, 5 minutes of your time, and only $10! /// by Atkinson Drive

DIY Faux-Wood Backed Bookcase

We are a family of book lovers. My husband and I both have this dream to one day own a fabulous library with walls covered in books; and we’ve passed that love on to our children (well the 9-month-old might not be there yet). To help contain the crazy amount of children’s books we’ve collected…

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No-Sew Donut #Halloween Costume by Atkinson Drive

Smart School House: Donut Costume

This project was originally featured at Smart School House. I’m also thrilled that Redbook Magazine featured my sweet donut on their website! Click here for the full Donut Costume Tutorial

DIY (no-sew) Barnyard Beanbags by Atkinson Drive

Barnyard Beanbags

I love coming up with fun new things for my kids to do. Especially things that don’t require a ton of money. Recently, while helping a friend plan a Summertime Bash, the game corn hole was brought up. I immediately thought about how much fun my oldest son would have playing the game … until…

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An organized entry space with space for mail and a DIY rustic coat hanger | Atkinson Drive

Organized Entry & DIY Wooden Coat Hanger

This Winter I found myself a bit preoccupied with preparing for a little one’s arrival, so my plan for organizing my entry space fell to the wayside. With the harsh weather here in Indiana, it’s really necessary to have a place for guests and family members to hang coats, hats, rain gear, etc. when they…

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DIY Desk (using countertop pieces and IKEA desk legs) | Atkinson Drive

DIY Desk (for a craft space)

I have been wanting a dedicated craft space since (before) we moved into our house about 2 years ago. It’s been really difficult to bring myself to spend money on an organized space just for myself – but with the growth of the Atkinson Drive Etsy shops and the new family addition, I knew something…

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Dining Table Transformation | Atkinson Drive

Rustic Dining Table Transformation (and GIVEAWAY)

A while back I decided that I’d had enough of our dining table. Well, I knew from the moment we got it that eventually it would receive some sort of a makeover. It was given to us by a family friend, and I’m so thankful because it’s real wood and incredibly sturdy – which is…

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Vintage Window Chalkboard | Atkinson Drive

Vintage Window Chalkboard

I have been doing a lot of updating around here recently. The goal I set for our home over the New Year was to keep it cozy, classic, and cohesive. That’s when I came up with this whole-house color scheme.

DIY "Month by Month" Infant Onesies (with a free download) | Atkinson Drive

DIY “Month by Month” Infant Onesies

I can’t believe my little guy is already 5 weeks old (almost 6)! Each week I’ve been posting Instagram shots of him, but I wanted something a little more permanent and “professional” to keep track of the months. Because of the terrible flu going around, I’ve been trying to keep him inside as much as…

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Rustic Nursery Pallet Art | Atkinson Drive

Rustic Nursery Pallet Art

I have been waiting and waiting to share our little boy’s rustic nursery with all of you. I wanted to hold off doing a post about it until it was completely finished so I could share all the details at once. Unfortunately, the design isn’t quite perfected…but I’m not going to wait any more!