Archive for Creative Ideas

Weathered Chicken Crate

This is such an awesome idea. I have an old chicken crate and haven’t been able to figure out how to use it in the house. I love this against the brick wall. The colors are awesome!~

Do you have an old chicken crate that you have created into something unique? I would love to see what you created!

Old Weathered Wood Chicken Cage...stuffed with old quilts.

Have a awesome creative day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Here are a couple of cute and simple Christmas gift wrapping ideas. I hope you enjoy these, and check the links for more ideas!

I love the stamped names on these packages! Simple yet so easy to see where they go Christmas morning!

A few Christmas wrapping ideas (32 photos). Love the stamped names on the packages! Bianca@itti


This is another simple idea – add color by using a small amount of Christmas wrapping and then stamped initial for the recipient! Very cute!

A few Christmas wrapping ideas (32 photos)


I would love to see your gift wrapping ideas!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear


Christmas Decorating

This is such a lovely idea for decorating your Christmas table, entry table or even the buffet. Simple yet elegant!

Hi Sugarplum | Festive and Colorful Christmas decor. Decorating the mantel

Share your Christmas Table décor with us.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear


Easy & Affordable Handmade Gift Giving Ideas

Today we have some great ideas for saving money while giving wonderful gifts to friends and family during this holiday season.

One of the things I give to the grandparents is photos of the kids. Grandparents love to see what the grandkids are doing through out the year. How about a beautiful framed football picture, or dance picture. There are so many possibilities.

One year I was really excited and created a 12 month picture book for the grandparents. I took pictures each month and then uploaded them on-line and created a full years worth of pictures and created a sofa table book. The grandparents also got to see how the kids grow throughout the year.

This picture idea below is such a wonderful idea – and directions are included

Just print off any picture you want, then spray paint a piece of wood black, cut the picture to match the size of the wood. Using Mod podge coat the wood then lay the picture on top. Once it has dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. paint some eye hooks and use pretty ribbon as a hanger and voila

or how about this one? Who wouldn’t love a set of these coasters?

DIY: Photos Tiles / Coasters

I LOVE this window – This is such a cool and unique idea.

 Color frame with black and white photo

For more ideas on saving money and gift giving ideas check out –

I will leave you all to get your creative juices flowing. And check back soon as I will have a lot more ideas for affordable gift giving, holiday decorations, recipes & more!

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear


Kitchen Ipad Holder

This is such a cool idea, and I love the color. Who with a primitive style wouldn’t want one of these in their kitchen?

Mamie Jane’s Blog has lots of other great ideas. I for one am glad that I found her blog, and will be following her creative journey!



iPad holder for the kitchen.... yes please!


Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Lego Table

I wish I had seen this when my girls were little. They loved Legos! I bought a lot of Lego’s when John was little, but he hasn’t gotten into them. What an awesome idea!

Lego table! Great idea! These old step tables are in all the thrift stores for practically nothing.

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Ruffle Skirt Tutorial

These skirts are so cute and what color combinations. Almost makes me wish my girls were little again! But, these would also be adorable for adults. Click the picture for instructions.



Ruffle skirts tutorial  if you own a sewing machine get making these. cute and easy..

Have a great creative day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear


Zinc Planter

This is such a cute planter idea! I love the colors!


chest of zinc drawers planted with blue Campanula

I LOVE container gardening. There are so many cools things that you can use for your container garden. Please share pictures of your container gardens. I would love to see what you plant in!

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear


Simple Vinyl Monogram applied to Distressed Wood.

I LOVE this idea – Vinyl applied to distressed wood. Can you image what you could create with this technique?

Pinned Image

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Old Shutters

I LOVE this cabinet. The colors are amazing. There is so many things you can do with old shutters. The ideas are endless!



Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear