At the side of my front door there is a wooden panel that has three framed out sections. I have always thought they looked like picture frames but they didn't have anything in them. Early in the summer I decided to fill those panels with something pretty and decorative.
I saw someone else post a similar burlap wreath. I was shopping at Walmart and thought, I can do this... I must admit you can buy premade ones for almost the same price, but who wants that?!?All supplies were bought at Walmart. And took about an hour to put it all together.
Hey y'all...we hope that you had a wonderful, long weekend. We are so glad that we had the opportunity to relax at the lake. We ate good food, shared a few special bevs, went on some wild boat rides and most importantly shared a great weekend together.
Jennifer and I even had a little bit of time to create a couple of fall projects. As you know, this is our favorite season. Can we sing out a giant "Woop Woop" as today is the day Starbucks brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte? Yes, we are those people!
Now, back to business...Being that we were together it was so fun to plan out our crafts, decor and recipes for Fall. Hold onto your hats because we have a lot of fun things in store for y'all!...
After seeing alot of other people doing this online, we decided to try our hand at it. We had planned on using 3/8" plywood but after looking at what was offered at the time at the local Home Depot, we chose 3/4 inch 7ply plywood. We got the sheets home and ran it through the table saw to 6 inch wide planks. We sanded the planks to give a beveled edge to them, then cleaned off the dust for staining.After we had several of the boards dry after staining, we took them into the bedroom to put down. We used "Liquid Nails" on the back of each board and tacked each one down with 18 guage 1.5" nails. After all the boards were nailed down, we used a pole and pad to apply the polyurathane. We let it dry for 12 hours before applying the second coat. We then let that "cure" for 4 days before moving furniture on it.We really like how it turned out and are planning on doing the rest of the rooms like this.
Whales are one of the most popular home decor motifs, and here's a whale project that all you air plant and succulent lovers will appreciate. I made whales out of clay pots and felt, and placed tillandsia air plants on top of them to look like a shower of water coming from the blowhole. So save those extra clay pots — save the whales!
There are so many materials that you can use to make a Fall wreath. Some of them can be quite expensive by the time you purchase all the additional supplies. However, coffee filters are inexpensive and if you are like me, you like changing out your wreath often.
I will show you how to make this coffee filter wreath that you can then change to meet your decor.
Step 1: Start with a base. I am using a straw wreath that i purchased at a garage sale for 25 cents. I see them often at garage sales and buy them for wreath making.
I'm sharing my embroidery hoop upcycle project today with 6 other creative bloggers who also where charged with taking one or more embroidery hoops and creating something new. This is always fun for me. Kind of like a game. The timing for this craft was great because I love making projects for fall and the holidays. Visit my Projects Page to see tons of fun and easy handmade and diy projects.
Fabric pumpkins are so cute and you can do them in almost every pattern, fabric and decorate them any way you like. My teen daughters make them by hand and sell them. So I'm lucky that i have plenty to choose from to use in my own designs. This tutorial will show you how to put together a Fall wreath using fabric pumpkins that you can teach yourself how to make or purchase any that you find at a store. Lots of florals, picks and greenery were used in this design, which hikes up the initial cost of supplies. There is more than enough supplies to make and design/sell 3 of these.
Learn how to make this simple fall wreath!
Have ever wanted to build a piece of furniture with reclaimed wood? Then priced out the cost of reclaimed wood? No THANK YOU! I am going to show you how to make a potion for aging new wood. Guess WHAT? You can do it for way cheaper than buying reclaimed wood, roughly around $10.00! This post is pretty short and to the point because well....it's sooo super easy!
**Update** I had some questions regarding using this on double pane windows so after a lot of research. I went to www.buydecorativefilm.com and found a quote that said it was safe for dual paned glass. There were a lot of reviews on Amazon and I couldn't find one that said it was a problem for their double pane windows but if in doubt, contact a professional window tint installer. ** When we bought this house a year ago, it was the house of many firsts. One first, was the fact that this house had windows on the garage. We had never had a garage with windows before. And you know what they say about first impressions. Every time someone walked to our front door, they would pass these windows first. When I set up the garage, I put a shelf in front of the window, because almost most of the other wall space had pegboards already on them. I put it in front of the window and I proceeded to load it with just about every paint can that I had. Every time I walked by the garage, I groaned but was too lazy to move the shelf and ALL THOSE cans of paint. So, I sent my husband to buy blinds. Either he bought the wrong size or I measured wrong and it was probably the latter. But, I hated seeing the inside of the garage so much, I attempted to put them up anyway. I don't know why we didn't take them back and get the right size. I think I just wasn't happy with how the blinds looked so it didn't matter. I am not sure how I came across this mirror window film but it looked like it might be the perfect solution for me.
Does your home’s exterior need some freshening up? Repainting your shutters can make a big impact and it can be done in a weekend with an HVLP sprayer. Follow my tutorial as I give my shutters new life with General Finishes Klein Blue Milk Paint.Sometimes the hardest part of a painting project is picking out a color. I had recently repainted the front door in Klein Blue and loved it. But I wasn’t sure if blue shutters would be too much. Maybe I should go with gray…or keep them black? Part of the house is brick and part is siding, so the color needed to look nice on both. I debated for months.I found one of those online tools where you upload a picture of your house (or room, whatever you are painting) and change the colors. There are several free ones available and boy, are they handy. Wow, now I could visualize my house with blue shutters! I tried a few other colors but KIein Blue was the clear favorite.
I wanted to do something different for the holidays. So, I put my thinking cap on and came up with this beauty. I think everyone can enjoy this fun Christmas project a North Pole sign. I'm not sure if I'll us this outside for my porch or inside.. most likely outside. I also thought this would be great for hanging our stockings since we don't have a fireplace. I hope you're as excited as me to make this!
Decorating for Christmas can get a little expensive. Using supplies for Christmas’s past, I managed to make a mini Christmas tree from faux garland that turned out cute as a button for my son’s room. This easy DIY project took less than an hour from start to finish and was incredibly cheap.