November in a Nutshell

Talkin' turkey and getting ready for the Holidays is what it's all about in November.


Here's an overview of all the great projects this November:


Winter Whispers Candle



The soft glow of candles subtly embellished with newsprint and surrounded by pinecones whispers of Winter's quiet secrets. The key to... 

DiY Modern Christmas Tree Display Frames



These Crate & Barrel Christmas Tree knockoffs are a beautiful modern-lookin way to display ornaments... 

Wildly Original Link Party #28

It's time to party again with 
The Wildly Original Crowd 
here at I Gotta Create!  


Welcome back to all my creative, inspiring friends.

If you're new here, I'm thrilled to have you! 
Please make yourself at home. 

What are you working on this week? 

An Artful Mom has been making fresh pumpkin pie from scratch... not from the can!
Yum!

Show us what you're up to and inspire us!

Gentle reminder: be sure to link back to I Gotta Create! in your post.

Tinfoil Tree Ornament Tutorial!


Bring out your aluminum foil! 

I'm showing you how to make beautiful Tinfoil Tree Ornaments for the Holidays.



If you haven't seen all the lovely photos of the Tinfoil Tree Ornaments, click *here.*  

Let's roll up our sleeves and get busy making some now.


Santa Chairs



As long as you're putting out milk and cookies, why not give Santa his own chair?  With these wonderfully whimsical chairs... 



Snowman Family 2x4s


You can make an incredibly cute, chunky little snowman family simply by stacking 2x4's. Add a little embellishment with...

Sweet Sheep Needlekeeper


This sweet little wooly sheep needle keeper will win the heart of any sewist. Wouldn't it be a great stocking stuffer? Notice the glass beading...

10 Techniques for Handcrafted Cards

Handcrafted Holiday Cards become keepsakes for the special people on your list.


They can enjoy them this year and frame them as future holiday decor. Here are 10 techniques that take your handcrafted cards over the top... 

Wildly Original Link Party #27

It's time to party again with 
The Wildly Original Crowd 
here at I Gotta Create!  


In the U.S., the Thanksgiving season is upon us and 
I want to pause to express my gratitude to each of you 
who link up and follow I Gotta Create!
You make this a joyful experience. 

A Dozen Thanksgiving Menu & Table Ideas

Families across the U.S. will gather close this week and celebrate with grateful hearts the Fall harvest. From polishing your silver, to making the perfect pie crust, to cooking up all the traditional comfort foods, here's a cornucopia of recipes and whimsies for you...


Make Handcrafted Card Knock-offs

Everyone loves the look of original, detailed, handcrafted cardsBut unless they are very simple, it's impractical for most of us to replicate all the steps to make a card for everyone on our Holiday list.  So here's a solution:

Christmas Teacup Candles

A pretty little gift that gives twice, these teacup candles light up the holidays and then will hold a favorite latte in the New Year!  The tutorial...

Wildly Original Link Party #26

It's time to party again with 
The Wildly Original Crowd 
and celebrate this season's Inspiring Creative Woman
here at I Gotta Create!  


Welcome back to all my creative, inspiring friends. 

In honor of your creativity, 
I chose from among you 
someone to interview each season 
for the Inspiring Creative Women series. 



This season, we learn about Laurie's creative process 
over at Heaven's Walk. 
After you've linked up, 
pop on over and read the interview *here.*

Elegant and Whimsical Thanksgiving Ideas


Come cozy up. Let's give one last nod to the Fall Harvest season with these beautiful creations from the current and recent Wildly Original Crowd...


Mason Jar Pumpkin Tutorial


These little wide-mouth half-pint mason jars are irresistible as pumpkins. Great for gift-giving throughout the Fall and especially at Thanksgiving, you can fill them with your favorite Fall mix.
{*Click here* for the Pay Day version.

Right now, you asked for the Mason Jar Pumpkin Tutorial, and here it is!


Inspiring Creative Women #5: Heaven's Walk


When you need a dreamy, serene oasis to drop the day's cares and feel centered and refreshed again, you must treat yourself to a visit to Heaven's Walk.
Meet Laurie, owner of this lovely 12-acre romantic-bohemian-farmhouse, where you will find peace and beauty reflected in the photography, decor, and furniture & craft projects. And to top it off, Laurie's lyrical writing style will soothe you like the waves lapping the shores of Lake Michigan, where she spent the summers as a child. 


The Inspiring Creative Women series is dedicated to
in-depth interviews designed to bring the
creative process into sharper focus.



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{Christina}  Tell us a little about yourself, Laurie.

{Mason Jar} Pumpkin Payday!


They are the most adorable, versatile little pumpkins you'll ever meet!



They're perfect for Thanksgiving gift-giving:

Half-pint Mason Jar Pumpkins! 


Beautiful Bottle Brush Trees


Celebrate the Holidays in any color you choose when you learn how to bleach and color those regular green bottle brush trees.... 

Chocolate Cupcake for One


Automatic temptation control! Here's a brilliant idea for indulging your sweet tooth, but with a built-in safety net: a recipe for...

Wildly Original linky party #25

It's time to party again with 
The Wildly Original Crowd 
here at I Gotta Create!  


Welcome back to all my creative, inspiring friends.

If you're new here, I'm thrilled to have you! 
Please make yourself at home. 
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Working on the Holidays? Show us what you're up to and inspire us!


10 Brilliant Lamp Ideas & More!

You're sure to find ideas to light up your brain and a personality that fits your style among these 10+ brilliant lamps!  From boho to beachy, from funky to refined, if you're thinking about upgrading an old lampyou've gotta take a look...

Fall Yarn-Wrapped Ornamental Balls



Yarn-wrapped ornamental balls are versatile for displaying in a bowl, on a garland, or hanging from the tree. When you choose interesting color combinations and textures, you can easily span the Fall and Holiday seasons.

You can make simple, traditional balls with pumpkin-like colors, to unusual yarn combinations with added bling. Let's see how...

Wildly Original Party & Features

Y'ALL knock my socks off each week! 

It's time to party again with 
The Wildly Original Crowd 
here at I Gotta Create!  


Welcome back to all my creative, inspiring friends.

If you're new here, I'm thrilled to have you! 
Please make yourself at home. I hope you'll stay in touch.


We've been so busy with Halloween all last month. So...

Before you click over to the party, I wanted start November off
by sharing some Fall inspiration from the last couple of parties:

Upgrade your builder mantle easily by Down to Earth Style


 Frugal seasonal natural decorating by Number Fifty Three