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February is a few days away and that means love is in the air! I've seen all kinds of Valentine's Day topiaries floating around online and decided to try my hand at these cute Sweethearts/conversation heart topiaries. We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
I have a very easy DIY rustic Christmas ornament craft idea to show you. All you need is to print out the image I have created, and turn it into a rustic Christmas ornament that you make yourself! It's so easy that you can have the kids make these and even use them as gifts for their teachers or grandparents!
On this edition of Workshop Wednesday, we revisited a project we did three years ago. It's still holding strong and is home to a collection of small Lego sets.We realized we never shared the tutorial here in Hometalk. The project lends itself to even novice DIYers. You can see a preview of the shelves at the 2:15 timecode mark. Take a look and then read on to see the tutorial
I was on the hunt to find something to add to my entry way table to add a little touch of Fall. I can usually find something, but then I remembered I had our Tool Girl Crew challenge coming up where we had to build something with wood that had a Fall theme. Perfect! I decided to build something!
I headed out to the garage and came up with these pieces: an old fence picket and a piece of wood I scored off of someone's curb, and a chair spindle...
Some friends of mine were throwing away some wood from an old deck. So my husband and I snagged the wood and decided to make a bed. It took about an afternoon to build and a couple more days to stain and seal it to allow for drying time. We are totally in love with our free bed!
On the third post of the continuation of my son's owl bathroom renovation I am sharing how I framed out the builders grade mirror, for free, using fence pickets.
Ever want to use reclaimed wood to build a pallet desk? Start with a closet door for a super easy project. If you are lucky enough to have an old door, you can do this project for a couple dollars! The first thing we did when building our pallet desk was to take the dimensions of the old closet door we had, and the dimensions of the pallet wood (length and width), and work on different pattern options for the door. We decided to go with a simple pattern of vertical boards along the end, and a horizontal "work space" in the center of the pallet desk. This made the best use of our wood lengths and really just worked for what I wanted. Read more about this project here: http://www.prettypurpledoor.com/carpentry/reclaimed-wood-pallet-desk
So many times when my husband and I get a dinner out alone, we talk about bills, work and the daily grind. This year for Valentine's Day, I thought I would plan a dinner in and make some conversation stones so that we talk about other things than what is going on day to day.
My local supermarket is offering $5.00 off a dozen roses for Valentines, and I thought "Go for it!" and then with my next breath I said: "make your own darn flowers." For years now, I have been dabbling in the world of paper flowers. I wanted to share my now "obsession" with creating paper flowers with my HOMETALK friends; AND I wanted to do something with a vintage vibe. So I took an old yellowing paperback and got to it.
I love upcycling my old jeans and use them to make, pillows, quilts, wall organizers and even upholster chairs.
I often end up with lots of small scrap pieces of denim from these projects. Instead of throwing away these scraps, I used them to make some cute padded denim hearts.
These hearts look great hung up in a garland but also make a really sweet key chain/ring that would make a lovely little Valentine's gift.
We probably ALL have books laying around that we don't want anymore. Now you can turn those books into custom works of art for any occasion or holiday.All you need for this project is a book (hard cover is best), a ruler that is marked in Centimeters and a pencil. There are a lot of FREE patterns on the internet (visit my blog post for additional links). For THIS particular single heart fold, I used this pattern found HERE. I recommend starting with this Instructables tutorial as it gives you a clear, simple place to start.
I’m not sure what the genesis of these pillows was…hmmm…for some reason I just felt the need to make Conversation Heart Pillows. I have seen others out and about on the googler machine, but I wanted mine to really look like conversation hearts…with straight sides....in other words, a boxed heart pillow.
As we are re-siding our house from a pale yellow vinyl siding to a new "greige" (gray with brown tint) something had to be done to update or hide the utility meter.Repurposing old vinyl shutters, the eyesore actually became a deck focal point.All I had to buy was paint and hardware!