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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How to Make the Perfect Pallet Pumpkins

Free pallet wood makes for the perfect fall d├ęcor when stacked into beautiful rustic pumpkins.   Fall is just around the corner and that means it's almost time for all the fall festivals and activities.  Some of my fondest memories are playing with my kids in the leaves and going to the local pumpkin patch for a hayride and pumpkin picking.  With pumpkins on my mind and pallets in the yard, I decided to combine the two and make rustic, whitewashed pallet pumpkins. I started by cutting the boards apart with a circular saw. Once I had the boards cut from the pallet I started cutting them into smaller pieces.   I wanted the pumpkins to look rustic, so I didn't worry about my lines being straight or measuring.   Plus, it was about to downpour and I had about 2 minutes before the rain was about ruin my project.  There was no time for perfection.  I layered the wood until it formed a shape that resembled a pumpkin.  Once I was happy with the shape I glued each piece...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"A" New Fall Wreath

A moss covered initial wreath perfect for fall! I know, I know, it's not even September and I'm already talking about Fall.  Hey, at least I haven't gone straight from Summer to Christmas like the department stores.  In my defense, school started yesterday and in my eyes, that means Summers over. Whomp, Whomp. I guess I can't complain too much since Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for and I just can't wait to get started on my long list of projects.  While on vacation a few weeks ago I took some supplies with me to start working on my Fall wreath, particularly covering up this plan boring letter "A" with some moss. I've never worked with moss before and had no idea it would make such a mess.  Looking back, I should have did this project outside to minimize the clean up. It looked like a chia pet until I gave it a good trim. Once I got home from vacation, I worked on assembling the wreath.  I picked up a few Fall ...
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dollar Tree Plastic Storage Container Makeover

A super easy way to update basic Dollar Tree storage bins!  I have an inexpensive and super easy Dollar Tree storage idea for you today.  Storage and organizing supplies can add up quick, so when I spotted bright plastic containers at Dollar Tree I was thrilled. I knew with a little paint and metal pulls I could turn them into cute and versatile storage containers. ...