rustic branch candles

Rustic Branch Candles

I love the look of a fireplace full of candles. It adds a romantic flair and makes the home feel cozy for the winter months. I had contemplated buying a number of pillar candles to achieve such an effect, when I thought of repurposing some lumber from my Dad's woodland property, as well as some birch logs I had purchased from Michaels craft store. (Yes that is right. They sell craft lumber at Michaels!) The result are these rustic branch candles, that are cheap and relatively easy to make.

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These Miniature Barn Doors Are Hiding Something

Can you guess what it is? It's something we all have in our homes..........

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Recycled Coin Wrapper Paper Flowers

A friend of mine that works at a bank knows how much I love upcycling, so one day she handed me a bag of paper coin wrappers and said. "here, what can you do with these?" I stared at them for a few seconds and knew immediately what to do.

flower filled boho medallion

Flower Filled Boho Medallion

I had a black medallion on our wall in our piano room. Recently we gave our son the baby grand. I was excited to make the old piano room into the new craft room. I had outgrown the old craft room which was also my office. My theme is Boho with lots of flowers!!!!!I wanted to decorate this with lots of silk flowers. I bought the nicer ones from Michael's (yay 40% off) and some from Dollar Tree. I don't have a picture of the bunches but I had a lot!

diy knot pillow

DIY Knot Pillow

I have been seeing knot pillows around the internet for some time now and I always thought how cool it would be to make one. My plans have always ended there, on a thought, up until now. The knot pillow is originally the creation of Neta Tesler and Knots Studio from Tel Aviv and their price ranges from $265 up. Read on to learn how to make your own.Click the to check out the blog post with exact measurements and detailed step-by-step tutorial!

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How to Make Cut Flowers Last

When your garden is in full bloom, I am sure that you have a plethora of flowers to cut and enjoy indoors. Here are some tips to keep your cut flowers fresh for as long as possible.

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Basket Upcycle

I found this little basket at the thrift store and I loved the shape of it with its square bottom. The handle was coming unraveled though, probably the reason why it was donated. It was half price that day so for $1.25 I figured I could do something with it. I decided to turn it into a bin to hold extra toilet paper in my guest bathroom!

diy pillow shams for 7

DIY Pillow Shams For $7!

This Spring as I was switching out the bedding in our master bedroom for warmer weather I was noticing how expensive pillow shams are. In my frustration trying to find A. new pillow shams to match our existing bedding and B. pillow shams were affordable I came up with a way to make my own for $7 for the pair!

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Create Customized Designer Storage!...

I'm loving belly baskets lately... the plain ones are pretty... but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dipped, pom, and tassel adorned ones!... so I've put together a DIY to show you some options of what you can do with the plain janes to dress them up for your home!...

easy chippy paint candle holder

Easy Chippy Paint Candle Holder

Today I'm combining scrap wood and a chippy paint finish for this easy to make chippy paint wood rosette DIY candle holder!

diy farmhouse style outdoor pillow covers drop cloth burlap

DIY Farmhouse Style Outdoor Pillow Covers - Drop Cloth & Burlap

Make DIY Outdoor Pillow Covers in a farmhouse style using drop cloths and burlap with this easy tutorial for an envelope pillowcase.

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Upcycling a Broken Picture Frame!

I had a cute picture frame, but it was no use to me as the easel broke off from the back. :( I held onto it for ages. Hating to throw it away- so glad inspiration finally hit.

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Super Easy Coffee Filter Craft Makes Beautiful Flowers

I've always loved the look of fresh peonies in the house but I've never had any luck growing my own. With this super easy craft, I can have the look of a peony bloom without having to grow them. All it takes is about 10 white coffee filters, washable markers, a peat pot to hold the bloom, and a burlap ribbon to top it off.

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DIY Easy Clean Cork Tray

Get the look of a cork tray without saving the corks! This beautiful cork tray is easy clean and looks gorgeous on a coffee table or wine bar.
Get the popular look of corks without drinking all that wine!

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DIY Harvest Floral Arrangement

Here's how to create a stunning and free-form floral arrangement, perfect for your fall table.

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DIY Valentine's Centerpiece

Creating your own fresh flower centerpieces are easier than you think. Many grocery stores have all the flowers you need to create a stunning arrangement in your home. I put together a few of my own and have broke it down into steps so you can make them too.

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How to Transform a Pillow/Cushion With a Paper Doily

I was cleaning out one of my kitchen drawers and came across an old pack of paper doilies left over from a previous garden party. As I wasn't planing on having any more fancy garden parties for a while I decided to use them for something completely different.
I used the paper doilies as stencils to transform some plain cushions/pillows I had on my outdoor sofa. I warn you that this is an addictive craft as the results are fabulous for such little effort.

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DIY... River Stone Pillar Candles

These pillar candles are easy to make.
What you will need: 4x4 post cut to length, mastic, hole saw, river stones, tea lights.
Have fun!

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DIY Birch Flower Arrangement

Don’t you just love spring time? I think one of the best parts is having fresh flowers in your home all the time! Whether you are planning a shower, wedding, or just love to have fresh flowers in your home- knowing how to create a centerpiece is one of those skills that will always come in handy!! Today I am going to show you some tips and tricks to flower arranging as well as fun and different idea for presentation.

easy modern inlayed wood tray

Easy Modern Inlayed Wood Tray

Six years into Zest and I am still a junker at heart. There is something so darn rewarding about grabbing something that has been discarded, and giving it a chic new life. Sam and I started Zest it Up way-back-when with the purchase of a bottle of Gorilla Glue, paint and some screws. Pulling furniture off the side of the road in Los Osos, CA, we breathed new life into literal trash and sold it at local consignment stores. Since those days, we have watched Zest grow and bloom into a passion driven company with a heart for makers, creativity, community, and learning. In all honesty, Zest is a way of life for us. It is how we see the world. So, when friends and clients find little junker-treasures that they are dying to give us for transformation, like this tray, I am blown away at the culture we are having fun creating! Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy

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Glow In The Dark Spider Pillow

In less than 15 minutes of work time (more time needed for drying) you can create a fun and spooky Halloween pillow that is sure to make your spine tingle. I teamed up with Cutting Edge Stencils to make this Glow In The Dark Spider Pillow.

unicorn spit opal technique on a dime

Unicorn SPiT Opal Technique on a Dime

My inspiration for this project is a beautiful White Opal pendant that belong to my Grandmother. With all the awesome faux stone techniques coming out, I decided to try creating an Opal technique. When I started, my plans were to go in a completely different direction but as always with Unicorn SPiT plus my wild imagination, I never know exactly what I will end up with! I knew I wanted to create an opal look, but I had no idea how at first to accomplish this look.

2 garden gathering basket

$2 Garden Gathering Basket

Gather your garden goodies and wash them with this easy Dollar Store hack!

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Nature Inspired Decorated Jars for Fall

So happy to join a bunch of fellow bloggers for a Fall Inspiration blog hop. I love projects using jars and so I gave it a go at embellishing some for Fall. ars,
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