Sunday, March 26, 2017

Simple Spring Wreath

If you've got 7 minutes and a couple bucks, you too can make this Simple Spring Wreath!

You'll just need a couple supplies from your local craft store. 
I purchased mine at Michael's.

I started by separating the hoops and only using the middle (the one without the little screws).
I also separated my one stem of flowers, into several stems to fill around half of the hoop.
You can see here how I took apart my floral stem. 
You can use a wire cutter or scissors to cut them apart.
I ended up using these wire florist sticks because it's what I had (and worked great), 
but regular florist wire is perfect too.
I started by making a small cluster of my flowers and wrapping it around the wood hoop.
I continued to do this overlapping the flowers to cover up the wire 
until I had gone half way around the hoop.
I found some small jute twine (in my collection of "stuff") and wrapped that around the end, tied a simple little bow and hung it on my kitchen wire frame (another blog post for another time).
Quick and Easy Simple Spring Wreath done in no time and it didn't break the budget!
I love it over my mantel, would look cute on your front door or maybe even over your kitchen sink!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fall Table Display

I thought I'd mix it up a little this year with my fall table display. Instead of the traditional fall colors, I'm going with Black, White and Silver in my dining room.
Follow along and you'll see how I came about this unique and easy arrangement.
 I love Target and I love a deal, that's why I shop the inside aisles.
My eyes perk up when I see the red and white clearance stickers!
The wheels of creativity start brewing and
I've got my next DIY home decor project in the works.
 I picked up a couple of this large candle holders.
 I wasn't crazy about the color, but I could stand it for the price because spray paint is my friend!
 I also grabbed a couple clearance pillar candles.
I pulled out my favorite spray paint, and you guessed it...
I transformed them! Much better!
Next up, A C O R N S.
I had asked a friend if she had any acorns in her yard.
She sent me this picture of her deck and swept some up for me.
 Before I did anything with the acorns, I brushed each of them lightly with a paper towel
and then baked them at a low temperature for a couple hours.
Just to ensure they were nice and dried out (we don't need any critters crawling out!)
Some of the tops had separated from the acorns, so with a little hot glue we were as good as new!
Onto the fun stuff!
Using the same silver spray paint,
I laid my acorns in a shoe box and did a couple coats of paint,
rotating every 20 minutes or so.
I threw down this great black and white buffalo check runner I made.
Really it's just a piece of fabric from IKEA and I ironed down the edges
with no-sew tape (or stitch witchery).
I added a couple white ceramic pumpkins that I already had,
my new silver acorns to the ensemble and my great new pillar candles holders.
How great and simple are these classy silver acorns?! I just love them!
Happy Fall Y'all!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Bottle Lamp

I've gone crazy DIY-ing my own light fixtures and lamps!
I crafted up in the bottle lamp in no time! It's super easy and I'll show you how I did it.
 I found this bottle on clearance at Target (I always shop the clearance inside aisles first!)
 And I bought this bottle kit at Lowes...
 I followed the instructions on the back.
And in no time I had a brand new, less than $20.00 lamp!
The cord dangles down the outside back of the bottle.
I loved the way it turned out!
I may just make another one!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Easy 20 minute DIY Pizza Pan Chalkboard

This has got to be one of the most inexpensive, easiest and best DIY Home Projects I've ever done!
My sister-in-law was in town for the weekend and she wanted to create something for her new home. 
We decided she needed a little chalkboard for her kitchen.
 We grabbed a couple supplies from the Dollar Store (metal pizza pan ) and Target (chalk and twine from the One Spot) and of course I already had the Chalkboard Paint (Lowes) and a foam brush.
 Before got crazy with the paint, I drilled two small holes at the top of the pizza pan, 
so we could run twine through them in order to hang it on the wall.
 We put 2-3 coats of the chalkboard paint straight on the pizza pan. Drying in between each coat.
After the paint was dry we "seasoned" our new chalkboard by running regular white chalk over the entire surface. For a full tutorial on chalkboard art, see my post here.
We threaded the twine through the two holes and hung it up.
 It will be great for daily reminders, verse of the day or maybe even the weekly menu!

Twiggy Basket

Spring has finally arrived! At least in the South where I live!
I love this super easy and inexpensive Twiggy Basket on my front door.
It's so simple and really the only supplies you need to buy are 
flowers, burlap ribbon and a little bit of moss.
Start by gathering up some twigs from your yard or your neighbors yard (they'll be so grateful!)
I purchased several stems of flowers at Hobby Lobby. I wasn't sure exactly how many I'd need, 
so I bought more than enough because I knew I could always return what I didn't use.
This is my favorite brand at Hobby Lobby.
And if you buy them when the floral department is on sale, they turn out to be quite a steal!
Now here goes the fun part, find something in your recycling. Really anything with do, this will determine the shape of your basket. A cereal box cut in half would work great too!
I took apart the box and turned it inside out and then taped up the edges. 
This leaves us with a good neutral background.
I started by laying out my twigs on the box, breaking them with my hands, to the desired lengths.
Next I used a hot glue gun to adhere all the twigs to the box (don't forget the sides too!)
You could probably fill in the gaps with smaller twigs, but I like the idea of wedging some moss in between the gaps. Again I used a little hot glue.
I glued a piece of felt to the back of the cardboard, 
I did this to protect my door and it makes the project look a little more "finished."
I added my flowers and arranged them. I didn't cut any stems, 
just bent them so they'd fit in the box nicely (and if I choose to do a different arrangement some day I can use these flowers in something else).
What a beautiful natural display on my front door!
Before I added my burlap ribbon, I took a double layer of brown yarn and wrapped it all the way around the box. You can see it in the above picture and... it wraps around the side of the box/basket.
The yarn wrapped around helps keep the basket from falling forward 
and it gives you something to attach the burlap ribbon to.
It's the perfect spring pop of color my front door needs.
My friends liked this idea so much we had a little craft party and they each made one.
We decided a big burlap bow on the front was a fun touch.
 The yellow flowers in the brown twiggy basket looks so great on this Farm House white door.
And really looks good just about anywhere!

Simple Spring Wreath

If you've got 7 minutes and a couple bucks, you too can make this Simple Spring Wreath! You'll just need a couple supplies fr...