gift wrap book covers

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Sometimes the easiest little project yields the biggest rewards. These gift wrap book covers are case in point. My friend Chelsea covered some books last year with some adorable fabric….every since I saw that post I wanted to create something similar. These book covers can class up any bookshelf…from blah to AHHH! I made these for a client who is … [Read more...]

Bunny Wall Decal DIY (easy Easter Decor with DuckTape®)

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Funny thing about this post….I had this idea in my head for awhile now…but hadn’t really had the time to put it together. I haven’t crafted in awhile and I needed to get out some creative energy. I grabbed some DuckTape® that I had on hand … [Read more...]

Make a Newspaper Flower

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Just popping in to share this sweet little craft for spring break week:) With the winter that we have had….these may be the only flowers in bloom this spring. I shared this a long time ago on another blog…but I haven’t shared it here yet. This would be great spring break craft to whip up with the kids…and the cost is almost free! Instead of … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Wreath

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So I was walking through Lowes…checking things off my list when it hit me….I had some sort of DIY epiphany somewhere in between aisles 3 and 14…Has that ever happened to you? I have been feeling like my creative mojo was lost….but right there in the middle of the adhesive aisle it all came back. BooM! What a good feeling:) So from then on…. I … [Read more...]

Wood Floor into Wall Art (DIY art)

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You know that I hold onto things….things like random pieces of flooring. About 5 pieces to be exact. They were laying in the garage…collecting dog hair and debris…it was time to clean them up and put them to good use. And so they became wall art for the guest room…#boom…. Here is how I made it…   Now don’t go all crazy on me….if you … [Read more...]

DIY overhead projector (how to paint an image on the wall)

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I try ideas sometimes…not knowing if I will like the outcome or not…but I need to get it out of my head (know what I mean?) This was one of those ideas. I love this quote…and I really wanted it up on the wall. “Life whispers. Listen closely.” Short…to the point..and so true. I went about painting it on the wall…and then a week later I painted … [Read more...]

DIY photo backdrops

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Well, our new white pine wide plank floors are laid and they are gorgeous! Sanding was almost finished today...and our house smells like a "Carolina pine forest..." (name that commercial). Any who, we are in love! They are so stunning and perfect for our bedroom and my office. I have been sharing some pics on Facebook and Instagram...and I will … [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...]

What a find…

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I found this chair a few weeks ago at a local peddlers mall. It is original..solid…and from the 1940’s. A perfect desk chair for Bill’s office. It was marked $60 and quite frankly it was a steal at that price…but I happened to be there when the owner was there and she offered it to me for $50. I couldn’t turn it down. I don’t have to do a thing to … [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...]