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This Thanksgiving, add a beautiful glow of shimmers to your mantel with these colorful, metallic and lettered mason jars. This “hearthwarming” project is from the creative mind of Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky and embraces the love of family. Let us see how she created them!
I wanted to do something different with my master bedroom walls. My original plan was to build a super original and rustic headboard, but that would take time, money and skills I didn't have, so I decided to stay in my comfort zone: paint. And I couldn't be happier with the result.
I wanted a metal wreath for winter. They are expensive! While thinking about how to make one, I finished a soda pop. Then I was inspired to try something. I started washing out and saving a few cans. Seventeen cans.
The project was easier than I expected! Plus I had everything on hand.
When the sun is shining, I love to sit in my little town garden sipping a few cocktails with friends. Last week it finally felt that summer was on it's way so I decided to cheer up my outdoor space with an upcycled happy hour cocktail window.
Here I'll show you both how I made my Happy Hour window and the cute cocktail caddy to go with it.
This idea of flower pot Christmas tree came to mind when I saw mini ornaments in "Merry minis" section of Michaels Craft store. They were so cute, tiny and sparkly that I wanted to get them and use it as Christmas decor. So I thought, why shouldn't I make my own tree to hand these ornaments which resulted in the flower pot Christmas tree.You can even make your own tiny ornaments if you can't find these mini ornaments. I did not have enough time to make my own mini ornaments so I ended up using only the ones I bought at the store. Let's see how.
Tree stump fun! Trim your tree and make a snowman for your porch or fireplace.. Supplies you'll need :Wood Slice Snowman: Supplies 4 wood slices (2 for the body and 2 for the hat) Wood glue Large clamps Scarf (your choice of color) Glue gun with extra glue sticks 6- 3” long screws Scissors Wire cutter Floral pick (your desired pick) Snowman face template (optional, you could free hand it but I am attaching the stencil) 2 sharpies 1 orange 1 black (you could use paint)Wood Slice Snowman: Steps 1- Gather all your supplies and plug in the hot glue gun for ready use 2- Get your two wood slices for the body, making sure they stack nicely and stand on its own, then apply wood-glue along the bottom and top of the wood slice and secure together with the clamp 3- Let the body of the snowman dry, then get your two wood slices for the hat and use 2- 3” inch screws from the underneath upwards (you could use wood glue but it is not necessary) 4- Once the body of the snowman is dry use 2- 3” inch screws angled from the top slice to the bottom slice to ensure they stay together (Don’t worry your scarf will cover the screws) 5- Once the body is assembled use your snowman face stencil (attached) and either sharpies or paint to fill in (I used sharpies to avoid the drying time with paint) Also it is a good idea to place the hat on top to make sure you like the way it sits and looks with the face 6- Once you finish your snowman face you will attach the hat by using 2- 3” inch screws on the edge of the top hat to screw down into the body securing the two. (I went on the side of the hat so you don’t see the screw but if screwed in all the way they are not very noticeable, you could also use decorations around the hat to hide) 7- Get your scarf, and with your scissors cut the scarf to about 5” inches wide and your desired length 8- Once your scarf is at its desired length use the hot glue to attach the scarf to the neck of the snowman 9- Get your floral pick and use the wire cutters to cut down the pick small enough to place on the hat of your snowman 10- Once you have your pick cut to the desired length use the hot glue to attach the pick to the snowman hat and enjoy your snowman!
I love repurposing items! So a couple of years ago when I spotted tomato cages in a garden department, my mind went wild with ideas. The one I got most excited about was lighted yard angels. I always wanted Christmas yard art but I am not crazy about what is on the market and if I did like it the price was too high. Plus I don't like my stuff to be the same as everyone else!!