Mothers Day Centerpiece

With Mothers Day coming up in a few weeks I wanted to make something simple and pretty. I love flowers and consider them a must for my Mother's Day each year.  Honestly what woman doesn't love fresh flowers in their home?To do this easy Mother's Day craft, you'll need the following supplies:Mason Jars- as many or few as you want to use. I chose 16oz. wide-mouth canning jars. Twine Construction paper Letter Stickers (hand writing is a fun way to make this craft more personal) Fresh Flowers Decorative Tray Hole Punch ScissorsJust below the beveling of the jar, wrap the twine around the neck. In the above picture, I found 5 times to be sufficient; but wrap yours as many as you want.  Don't forget to leave extra twine to tie the tags.Cut out three rectangles … [Read more...]

How to Build an Entryway Kids Locker

Since school has started and all three of my children are going to be in school.  I knew that I needed a more dedicated area for their school things. I love this idea of them having a cubbie/locker just like at school. Perhaps the familiarity will inspire them to use it as intended. I have a place in each locker for their bag and a jacket to hang up, along with a pair or two of shoes at the bottom.If you need measurements, check out these plans for a kid's locker.Supplies to build these DIY Storage Lockers for your entryway:2- 1" x 12" x 8' 1- 1" x 12" x 6' 1- 1" x 12" x 4" 2- 1" x 2" x 8' 1- 1" x 3" x 4' 1 sheet of 1/4" plywood, or similar. (mine was thinner, I couldn't find 1/4" plywood.) 2" Screws 2 inch Finishing Nails Circular Saw Drill Wood Glue, I … [Read more...]

Easy Pallet Art

There is a lot of beautiful pallet decor out to be found, especially on Pinterest. After spending way too much time stalking my favorite boards, I decided I wanted to add a beachy distressed piece to the wall in my living room.If you have access to reclaimed wood pallets, you can skip some of the supplies listed and jump right into the priming and painting step of the tutorial.Our home has many shades of blue that gravitate toward navy, turquoise, and aqua.Supplies for diy pallet art:Two 1"x4"x10' 1.25" screws Clamp Drill and bit set. Metal objects to distress the wood. (hammer, chain, etc) Craft paint in your favorite color for stenciling Stencil or I cut out letters that I printed Spray Paint- combination paint and primer is useful in this case, I used … [Read more...]

How to Creatively Fill a Large, Blank Wall on a Budget

Do you have an empty wall in your home you have no idea what to do with? It can be a big wall or a nook that just needs something. In my old home I had such a big wall that needed breaking up. Now I have an empty wall in a nook with a slanted ceiling. I love collages on walls of all types, however the holes in walls drive me crazy. I also love to change things up on a regular basis and need flexible options. When I discovered how to make floating bookshelves I was hooked. You can make them big or small and use as many as you need for your space.As a bonus, floating bookshelves are very cheap! See Page two for directions: … [Read more...]

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