Here she is! All done! The old chair that's been sitting in my basement for two years - add some paint and exterior clear coat, a few bits n bobs and you have yourself a fab little welcoming centre good for all seasons. Swap the plants out for hardy greens or ivys in the summer months and it's just a fun little piece! Kids Campaign for the local YMCA. Local businesses sponsor a chair to be re-purposed or revamped, then they are auctioned off to the public to help fund the program. Brilliant fun idea. This is my donation this year. For non stop repurposing fun and ideas, follow here and over at facebook. www.facebook.com/gypsybarn
Well we have got our first taste of winter here in Canada and it isn't nice, but along with the cold comes the urge to decorate. If anyone has seen any of my posts I like to decorate for the entire season not just Christmas so when I was deciding to do my hanging baskets of greenery I automatically thought of snowmen!!
I love to make several different outdoor Christmas arrangements every holiday season! I am not a trained floral designer but I have a system that I follow that is super easy and works every time.
Making your own gorgeous outdoor arrangements doesn't have to be overwhelming. I've broken it down to a few steps so you can create your own florist quality arrangement this year. urns
Summer annuals and outdoor herbs are pretty much finished for the winter months. So, I had these two galvanized buckets to put away. But, I was lucky to get this wonderful pulley from my husband and I just had to put it to use right away!
Attaching the buckets could make an all season planter.
All that is needed is the pulley, two buckets, and a rope to hang them. That's it! It's easy DIY and cute farmhouse style decor at the front entrance.
Some of the most common things can make beautiful additions to your outdoor winter decor. Easy to make and will not break the bank to create. All you need is an old tire. You may have some and if you don't any garage will gladly give you used ones for free.
I always look forward to sprucing up the window boxes with greenery for the Christmas and to enjoy through the winter. Fresh greenery gives the window boxes an instant facelift and best of all, it’s free for the clipping!
Using a thrift store jar, cranberries and a handful of flowers we are ready for the holidays!! A perfect way to dress up a holiday table, a buffet or even a kitchen counter!! The red and white is so very merry and bright!
I am so excited to share this relatively simple yet incredibly beautiful Christmas tutorial: How to Make a Christmas Planter. You can find these pre-made in the stores, but not only are they usually quite expensive, they aren't usually exactly how I like them. So I decided to share this step by step tutorial on how to put in the Christmas greens, birch branches, curly willow and christmas ornaments!
Add a touch of elegance to your home this Christmas with any of these 8 white blooming plant choices. You'll find care tips to keep them looking good. The video at the end gives you an idea of how to dress up a single blooming plant & turn it into a table decoration.
I love decorating our home for Christmas! Here in the Netherlands it is really popular to make and decorate your home with 'Kerststukken' during the Christmas period. Kerststukken are basically Christmas arrangements.
One of my Thrift Shopping Hacks - No Regrets - was the inspiration for this simple and easy repurposed project. While shopping I saw a bronze tissue box cover and a string of chunky beads that caught my eye, so I brought them home and designed this festive planter.
I’m so excited to share my Naughty And Nice Holiday Window Boxes with you! We built the boxes a couple summers ago but this is the first year I’ve decked them out for Christmas.
Turn any gift box into a festive holiday floral arrangement with just a few supplies, some creativity, and some holiday spirit. And you can use the lid to make a special Christmas tree decoration too!
Love Christmas cactus? Spot a beautiful plant at a friend's house and wish you could have one, too? Then propagate, or grow, one of your own from a cutting! I have made a short video describing the process and will also place the steps here on how you can grow a beautiful Christmas cactus plant in less than one year.
I don't know why I have made one of these before. Why isn't everyone making them for that matter. I'm sure most have a nice pot left from the summer season and some kind of evergreens in their yards. Even artificial greens look nice and you can dress it up with lights or glitter. Whatever you fancy for a beautiful holiday planter that's easy to make and so affordable. Anyway, here's my simple tutorial.
It's another challenge! This time, we are all making holiday home decor projects using stencils from the holiday line at Cutting Edge Stencils. I decided to make a festive planter basket using a inexpensive basket, ribbon, and the Noel stencil.
I recently purchased a vintage French market basket / cart from an antique dealer friend. With a little inspiration from my garden and my Christmas decor, guess what I came up for my first repurposing of the cart on wheels? (Hint: it's not market goods).