Using bird houses from the craft store and wood candle holders from Goodwill, I created a spring mantel that was made from things that I already had in the house. There's a link and a tutorial for the reclaimed wood bunny art on the blog.
Using reclaimed wood from fence boards (pallets will also work), a sample pot of yellow paint and some craft paint, I created this Peter Cottontail wood art for my spring mantel. The post has the artwork and directions to make one for yourself!
Inspired by an amazing wall calender that I saw at Thistlewood Farm's blog, and faced with the fact that I don't have access to an incredible, 40 pane, cast off window, I decided to build
my own chalkboard calender out of pine and plywood. This 5 foot by 6 foot calender has plenty of space to keep track of appointments, events and deadlines. It was made from pine and 1/4 inch plywood and painted with Chalkboard paint. More details, directions and a cut list are on the blog.
I stripped the red silk fabric from these Craigslist chairs before painting them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen followed by dark wax. The upholstery is vintage linen and candlewick with hemp covered cotton cording.
Very easy Valentine's day decorating in my kitchen using baker's twine, felt heart table scatter, white dishes, punched hearts and white twigs. I also made a free printable from the E.E. Cummings poem "I Carry Your Heart". Link in the blog
These simple hand warmers (or cool packs) are made from wool felt but can be made from any sturdy, natural fiber fabric. I cut these into the shape of a heart and hand stitched the edges
using a blanket stitch. They are filled with a mixture of rice and lavender (the fragrance is optional). They can be microwaved for 5-20 seconds and will stay warm for up to 20 minutes. We keep them in the pockets of our jackets for cold winter walks. They can also be used as a cool pack by freezing them for 15 minutes. More information and photos on the blog