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First, let me say, “Not my idea at all.”While at the funeral home helping my Mom with the arrangements for my Dad, she noticed some candles, which were very nice, made from the flowers sent as memorials for the ceremony.Mom wanted to have a use for the flowers that people sent and suggested the candles. They looked fine, supposedly lasted forever and I thought about it. I could see the candle stored on a basement shelf in a few years. I didn’t feel the $100 price tag for each candle was a good use of funeral dollars so I declined her offer--as did my other siblings.I told Mom I would find a better use for the flowers no one took after the ceremony and so, when I got home, I looked on Pintrest and found about a dozen ideas yet only one inspired me. I’m not one for having a lot of stuff to dust around so a picture frame or a dried arrangement, though beautiful ideas, wasn’t anything I wanted to make.
I haven't posted in a little while and I'm excited to show my latest project! We recently switched bedrooms for our daughter Olivia from upstairs to our first floor second bedroom and Olivia wanted a new theme ( you can see some of her first bedroom makeover that I did in my projects). This time she wanted an " enchanted forest" which is my favorite because I really love trees..
My lovely wife Mariko and I are clock collectors! We collect old Japanese mechanical movement box clocks and display them around our house. We've dedicated a hallway to our favorite clocks too. An entire hallway full of tick-tock clocks! Imagine the sound at the top of every hour! I actually need to stop them all if my daughter has friends sleep over, because they say the noises scare them at night. Why clocks? I've always been fascinated by the movement in a windup clock. I have a lot of success fixing junk clocks too. I found three junk Aichi Super Eight clocks at an on-line auction and was able to fix all three movements. This post is about the fixed and flipped clocks.
Have you too noticed the farmhouse clock craze of late?Well, I couldn't just stand by and watch it all happen!So I dug through my scrap wood and junk pile stash, dreaming up a way to create my own take on a clock... with no working clock parts in stock I might add.The result is a fun take on a classic... you'll soon see what I mean. Who wants to be on time anyway?!Here's how I made this:
I love to decorate for Fall and have been looking for inexpensive ways to add more pumpkins to my decor. While at Haven conference, I received a round piece of wood and a clock kit (from Walnut Hollow) in the Deco Art session, so I used it and made it into a seasonal clock!
Add a personalized touch to your autumn decor with fresh blooms and pumpkins. It’s an elegant take on decorating a pumpkin that makes a statement whether it is at your front door to welcome guests, part of a seasonal display in a room, or to style up your Thanksgiving table.
I don't like to use harmful chemicals in my home. Vinegar can be a great biodegradable and green alternative. The acidity in the vinegar is what is doing the work while you are cleaning and cuts through grease, soap scum, mineral deposits, etc. You can see more of my crazy creations here
So, finally I finished my gnome village! I swear, I've been working on this forever now!! I think gnome or fairy gardens are the ultimate way to let your creativity shine!! And they seem to be staying trendy too. I wanted to create an indoor gnome garden which I could keep throughout the winter months...thus 'semi-permanent' in the title 😊 I decided to build it into my entertainment stand. My entertainment stand was plucked right out of the 80's... large, heavy, solid wood, super bulky, actually, pretty ugly! I bought at a thrift store and really didn't care if I ruined it . I began by cutting one of the shelves out ... Now, I certainly don't recommend sawing up your furniture ! But if your piece is like mine, why the heck not?😊
Needed a headboard for a Queen bed. Wanted to try and build one myself and use some staining/waxing techniques I’ve seen on Hometalk and other internet sites. I had some Headboard cushions that I came across at Aldi’s, that was the inspiration for the idea.
Looking for a fun Halloween craft that’s more classy than creepy? Try this DIY mini Halloween terrarium project. It’s an easy-to-make indoor decoration. After Halloween is over you can remove the painted stone and replace it with an air plant or some crystals. Grab the kids and start collecting some rocks. Make this easy Halloween decoration in just one afternoon.
Ahhhhh, fall! We love fall foliage more than almost anything, and we can never get enough of it! What does your area look like this season?Quick, before the leaves completely drop, snap a picture of your fall foliage and share it with us in the comments! Include your state, and maybe we'll get a chance to see fall from every corner of the country!Photo with the most "likes" will win a Hometalk prize!
My husband and I used to go camping all the time. But nowadays it just seems like way too much work. But I really do miss the smell of the forest and watching the campfire burn low as the sky gets dark. So, instead of spending too much time in longing, I’ve decided to pay homage to the campfire with these Woodsy Scented Campfire Candles, with real wood wicks.Read the full article and why soy wax and wood wicks are a healthier option. http://www.thehiphomestead.com/how-to-make-enamel-mug-soy-wax-candles/