New Years Eve fortune cookie display

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I wanted to pop in and share this fun idea for your New Year’s Eve celebration. An empty wine bottle, some icing, and fortune cookies….perfect for a fun night of ringing in the new year! I mixed up some royal icing (easy recipe below) and spread that onto a wine bottle that I cleaned. Open up about 40 fortune cookies (careful they break … [Read more...]

How to make a square holly wreath (DIY)

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Are you stuffed?? Boy...we had such a great family weekend...Thanksgiving...tree decorating...lots of family movie time. This time of year is simply the best. I hope you had a great weekend too. To get you inspired this week for some fun Christmas decorating....I have a couple of neat ideas...starting with this handmade holly wreath. Also...today … [Read more...]

How to make a Chalkboard Headboard (diy headboard)

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  I kind of lucked out with this headboard for the Peanut’s room….found it at a  local peddlers mall for $25. If you wanted to recreate this same idea….you have a few options. One….finding a great old headboard and paint it like I did….two, you could paint chalkboard paint directly on the wall and frame it with trim, three…you could make a … [Read more...]

Make a Road Trip Snack Tray

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I know a lot of us spend some serious time in the car during the summer months. And I also know that kids are best behaved when there is something in their mouth…I joke I joke…sort of. So I was on a mission to create a tray of some sort that could be wiped clean, kept in the back pocket of the car seat, and was easy and cheap to make. The kids used … [Read more...]

DIY Barn Door Desk

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There once was a girl..and a guy…who were completely in love with the design of a particular desk…but were not willing to shell out $680 for it… source (Restoration Hardware) So…they set out on a journey to create their own…very unique desk…for a whole lot less….Story of our lives ;) On a recent trip to a local antique mall…I spotted this old, … [Read more...]

Don’t pay $50 …when you could pay $18…

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$8 worth of nautical rope from the hardware store…plus a large vase from TJMaxx for $10. This really doesn’t even deserve a post…but heck…maybe you will be inspired to make one too ;) I was inspired by Potterybarn’s current catalog. I love all the roping and sand and beach scenes…dreamy ;) So I set out to create the look (at least the roping … [Read more...]

Yarn wrapped wine bottle = bud vase

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I shared this last week at Tattertot's and Jello....but in case you didn't catch it there ;) Here is a super way to repurpose an old bottle. I used a wine bottle…cause I have a few laying around…girl’s night last weekend…nuff said. Anywho, I thought maybe if I used some fun green thread that I had on hand (or I stole it from my daughter…moving … [Read more...]

Fabric Scrap Art

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This all started with a .25 bag of cool nails from Restore (the Habitat for Humanity store). My thought was to use them for some string art. Wasn't that popular in the 70's? Isn't it funny how everything comes back around. String art....back en vogue...who knew right?!?! My version is a bit more rustic(at least it turned out that way). I used items … [Read more...]

Christmas Wishing Chair

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I shared this recently over at CSI and I wanted to be sure you all saw it too. I recently scored this sad little chair at the thrift store. It was only $5 and I knew I could do something fun and out of the ordinary with it....I was inspired by some of these pictures.sourcesourceAnd I got to thinkin....I could paint this sweet little chair green. I … [Read more...]

Super large vase becomes a table

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I know you have seen those super ginormous vases at places like TJ Maxx and Homegood...they are so so big! I found one recently on the clearance shelf and it was a perfect height for a little table. Only probably was it didn't have a top. For $7....I thought I could make a top for it out of wood. Here is how I did it...Well looky there....fits my … [Read more...]