- Grey yarn, there’s a bunch on Amazon
- Jute Twine
- Decorative Tokens or Charms
- Embroidery Floss, comes in big assortments or individually
- 1″ Unfinished Wood Beads
- A large needle, like the upholstery needle I used
- 6″ Length of Cardboard
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Old books. We all have them. We've all seen them. In this case, my neighbor dropped me off a set of enclopedias from the 1980's that were about to go out with her garbage. Rather than see them destroyed, I thought, what I could I with them?Turn them into home décor of course! But they would need some work.....let's get to it!
I had the vision of putting photos of my husband and I from our wedding. We've been married 24 yrs next month. Married at the rip age of 17 and 19 yrs old. Our road hasn't been easy (who's is?) and we have danced through many minefields over our lifetime. Which brings me to the lyrics on the mirror. Lyrics from our song, "Dancing in the Minefields" by Andrew Peterson. It's the most beautiful song that describes our ups and downs over the last 24 yrs. No matter what life threw at us, we clung to the promise of forgiveness, grace and unconditional love.
Sooooo now that you understand my heart behind this piece...lets get to the fun part!
It's a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. The hand carved details are just gorgeous.
I love Halloween! Not the scary haunted houses or movies, because I'm a big chicken with a huge imagination- which is not a good combo. But the dressing up, fun parties, decorations and of course the candy!! And since we don't want to scare the children around here ;) I stick to more fun decorations at our house for Halloween. So this year I made these cute and easy mummy mason jar guys to decorate our foyer table with. They are adorable, and so easy to make it's scary!!
Hey y’all, and thanks so much for stopping by! Today, I’m going to share with you how to make a variety of garlands, and they’re all under $5 each!! But before we begin, I wanted to remind you to follow along with me on Pinterest, HomeTalk, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so you don’t miss another post! Also, if you’d like to see the live video I did on HomeTalk’s Facebook page regarding these exact garlands, click on the direct link below, which will take you to my blog post that has this video link. I hope you enjoy them! There’s an explanation on how to make each garland, plus you get to learn a few other techniques in this tutorial! Okay, let's get started!
Here is our Fall Front Porch with Diy Garland & Pumpkin Topiaries. This was done on a budget and pretty easily by shopping my house, garage and backyard and one trip to the Dollar Tree too.
How to make fabulous DIY light ball garlands. In this tutorial we’ll show several awesome light garland decorating ideas which you can use for your interior. This gorgeous garland will perfectly decorate kid room, bedroom or embellish an outdoor party!Check out the video above to learn how to make your own!
I am going to be honest with you, crafting with old books gives me a momentary attack of anxiety. Having been a rather passionate English major, I cringe at even the sound of those pages being torn. Ugh! But, in the end I love to give old books that will in no way find a home, a new lease on life. And what better way than decorating an English teacher’s classroom? I went for an old, out-of-date dictionary that could not only decorate the room, but maybe even teach the kiddos some new words! Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
For the past few years, I’ve (Vicki) strung lights in the tree above the sidewalk to my front door. The branches are now too tall to comfortable reach so I needed a new way to have lights over the sidewalk.
We decided to use PVC pipe to construct a structure on which to secure lights. We first used PVC pipe when we made a “tent” for grandson Tyler’s bunk bed. That’s where we learned it was pretty bendy in the smaller diameters so we thought it would be the perfect material to use.
It must be noted that our final design was our second try at a PVC arch. That’s the cool thing about designing a DIY project. Sometimes it works out in the original design, sometimes it's necessary to develop a plan B! ...
How many of you have to go rooting through your utensil drawer just to find measuring cups and spoons when you're cooking? And how many of you constantly have to look up conversions on your phone while your hands are covered in flour and gunk? I know I've had these issues a time or two, so this Kitchen Conversion Chart is perfect for my kitchen cabinet -- this way I have all I need in one spot and I don't have to go searching for things while I'm cooking.