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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!
We take a look at a wonderful DIY project by Memphis, TN Stockist, Stephanie Jones of Me & Mrs. Jones. She shares how she took a regular canvas drop cloth and gave it some stenciled style and color with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. She says: “I wanted to add a little softness, warmth & boho pizazz to a less-than-lovely window at our studio.”
This is not your typical pumpkin! Why do pumpkins need to be orange? Well in my house they don't, I wanted something that matched my farmhouse style so I designed these easy pumpkins that are rustic but elegant. So lets not waste time its October already, but these are fast and you can use them until Thanksgiving.
I am a wine drinker, I mean I really like my wine. So like most people, I mean those who choose to keep their corks rather than throw them out, I “stored” my corks in decorative glass hurricanes, bowls, whatever I could find to hold them. I always had the intent to do something with them.I've made yard stick bulletin boards & place card holders but this was my favorite ever – a wine cork wreath. This wreath takes a little time but will last as long as you want. Mine weathers the elements on my front door & even made it through a move with very little damage that I was able to fix easily.
Turn old or thrifted plates into a wall of creepy crawly spiders with this simple project using Halloween window decals! If you love this easy idea, I have a ton of simple home decor and holiday projects that make a big impact on my blog Design Improvised. Check them out!
I love the smell of evergreen trees in the winter! And I would LOVE a big Christmas wreath on my front door, but I never want to pay the money to buy one year after year, so I used to just hang my "fake" wreath on my door.....until I figured out how to make the "fake" wreath into a "real" wreath.
I decided to make my first Christmas Wreath this year and was inspired by late night shadows on the wall.
One night while lying in bed I noticed that the shadow of one of the ship helms we had hung up resembled a snowflake. Keep in mind that this was after hours of staring at Christmas crafts online, and I had even told the hubs that the corner of his pillow resembled a tree, lol.
I simply added some lights, glittery snowflake ornaments, some fake snow, and a sparkly bow and my wintery, nautical Christmas wreath was born. You can view the full post and tutorial on my blog, along with 9 other wreaths from some fantastical bloggers I teamed up with.
Make a beautiful Christmas Wreath on a budget. No one will believe that all of the supplies came from the Dollar Tree!Dollar Stores sure have come a long way since I was a kid. I remember the floral picks and Christmas ornaments back in the 70's, and they were UGLY. Everything was cheap plastic.Now, you can go to the Dollar Store and find supplies that look like they're from Pottary Barn or Pier One. There's beautiful foil and glitter. No more bare plastic!
If you have old cookie tins laying around that you want to give new life to - then you must read this post!!!
I believe this is the fourth post I've done all about our newly remodeled entry hall and there is still so much to do! Today its all about the lighting. Just a note before we get started, as usual when I say "we" in this post, I mostly mean my honey because he's the one who does most of the work. I'm just his helper!
Sometimes, you just have to go with a crazy idea and see how it works out! I have had this wool dhurrie in my kids' playroom for 4 years, and for 4 years, it's been bothering me. We got it as a gift to sweeten the deal on another rug that we bought in Rajasthan a few years ago - but the colours have faded and the olive, brick and mustard really didn't go anywhere in my house. So I took the plunge and decided to update it. Let me show you how to paint an old carpet!
Fall is just around the corner, and if you're looking for an easy, quick and affordable way to bring some beautiful autumn colors into your home, then this DIY fall topiary is just what you need! Using mostly Dollar Store materials, this topiary costs only a few dollars to make, but it looks like something that would sell for much more!Let's start gathering the supplies and make this lovely topiary!To make this fall flower topiary I used:Fall flowers – I got mine from Dollar Store as their fall flowers are affordable and look great in a topiary like this.An 8 inch foam ball – the size is up to your desire, as anything from 6 inch to 10 inch will work. I made mine with an 8 inch ball, as that seemed like the best size for me.A flower pot or an urn – I had a galvanized metal flower pot on hand, so I used that. If you like the galvanized look, Amazon has some nice ones.Some hot glue.Once I gathered all the materials, I started pulling all the different colors of flowers and the suitable greenery out of the picks.
We just had to replace our glass screen door with a new sheet of plexi. Our landscaper accidentally hit it with a rock, while using the weedeater & it shattered the entire thing. Luckily my husband opened the door after it shattered, but the crash & aftermath has been quite the mess. We're still finding glass in the tracks & it's in our flower beds. But the landscaper wouldn't replace the whole door- just the glass. He was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Harvey & is just now moving back into his home. I unfortunately had to touch up the door paint, where shards of glass chipped into it.