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Dirt Road Adventures – DIY & Thrifting Adventures

Can you believe we are entering the last week of October? I feel like I’m rushing to share all the Fall Decorating Ideas plus give you a jump start on Christmas DIY Projects and Ideas.

I can’t believe there’s only one more week of Fall Decorating before everything is on sale and the Christmas season is in full swing.

Last week I shared a mix of fall and holiday DIY projects because it’s never too early to prepare for the busiest time of the year.

If you’re not ready for Christmas just yet, never fear because I’ll also continue to share some fall and Thanksgiving ideas with you this week.

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This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

In Case You Missed It

First, in preparation for the upcoming holidays, I shared the Must Have Christmas Craft Supplies and Ideas and followed that up with my first Christmas Craft Idea for 2022 – 5 Sustainable Gift Wrapping DIY Package Toppers.

This year I’m all about sustainable and budget-friendly decorating, and I can’t wait to share more of my ideas with you.

5 Sustainable Scrap Fabric Christmas Gift Wrapping Package Topper Ideas for affordable and budget-friendly gift wrap.

Next, in preparation for Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Entertaining, I shared 15 Inspired Thanksgiving Decoration & Table Ideas. I had 14 fellow bloggers help me put together many great ideas, and I know you’ll find something you want to duplicate this Thanksgiving.

15 Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Tablescape Ideas and Centerpiece Ideas

Next, it was time for Thrifting with the Gals, and I shared one of my favorite Barn Sales – Christmas at The French Farmers Wife.

Plus, my thrifting friends shared their adventures this past month, and I also shared links to their posts.

European French Antiques at the French Farmer's Wife Christmas Barn Sale.

I finished the week with a couple more DIY Projects for Christmas! First, How to Make Ticking Tassels for Holiday Projects and How to Make Distressed Ticking Christmas Stockings with a no-sew option.

Distressed Ticking Fabric Christmas Stocking with DIY Ticking Tassels for Rustic Farmhouse Holiday Decorating.

Adventures off the Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Each week, there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

My friend Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill shared Creative Ways to Use Flowers In Your Home. She is so talented and you’ll love her ideas.

Unique ways to display flowers and plants around your home.

This beautiful Thanksgiving Fruit and Flowers Centerpiece was shared by Michelle at Thistle Key Lane. I love the freshness of this idea.

Fresh Fruit and Flowers Thanksgiving Centerpiece

How adorable are these DIY Fresh Lambs Ear Ornaments by Diane at South House Designs? Plus, I love how she is displaying them.

Fresh Lambs Ear Christmas Ornaments - Elegant Farmhouse Holiday Decor.

My friend Stacy at Bricks N Blooms shared some great Flea Market Finds for the Garden and Home. Stacy continues adding vintage touches to her gardens and her 1850 farmhouse.

Farmhouse Decorating with Vintage Finds such as antique brass candlesticks.

Don’t miss this easy-to-make Linen Spray that is perfect for a guest room.

Wait until you see this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Recipe! Yummy!

What about this Elegant Outdoor Halloween Table Setting?

I just discovered Tuesdays with Tracy, and you’ll want to read Shortcuts and Simplicity

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What’s Next:

Here is a sneak peek at this week’s adventures on the blog.

  • How to Use Greenery for Budget-Friendly Christmas Decorating
  • The Best Christmas Tree Ideas for 2022
  • How to Set Up for A Friendsgiving Ladies Brunch
  • A Fall in the Greenhouse Tour
  • Recipes and Menu for the Friendsgiving Brunch

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 29th of October 2022

I love all the amazing DIY projects you create for the holidays, Rachel.


Sunday 30th of October 2022

Kim Thanks so much.


Monday 24th of October 2022

Love the cute ornaments you made for your presents.


Monday 24th of October 2022

Tammy, Thanks so much for stopping by.


Monday 24th of October 2022

I love this post and thank you so much for sharing my linen spray. I feel some Christmas projects coming on!


Monday 24th of October 2022

Cindy, You are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Rachel, I love your DIY gift toppers-so adorable. And I cannot wait to make that pumpkin cream cheese bread. Printing off the recipe for baking this week. Love your Sunday post!


Monday 24th of October 2022

Mary, I'm so glad you found something you can use.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 23rd of October 2022

You always blow my socks off girl! I just adore those stockings…. And so much great inspo from the web.


Monday 24th of October 2022

Wendy, I appreciate this so much.