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Thursday, November 30, 2017

How to Make an Easy Wood Bead Christmas Garland

An easy and festive wood bead garland perfect for adding a touch of red and green to your Christmas decor.   Do you remember the wood bead tassel garland I made earlier this year?  It's one of my favorite DIY decor pieces and I use it all year long.  It's what inspired me (along with my favorite wool garland and many beautiful Christmas garlands at Michael's and Hobby Lobby) to make a holiday version perfect for adding a touch of red and green to our home.  ...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

12 Affordable Gifts Any Teacher Will Love

Whether you like to give handmade or personalized gifts, here's 12 affordable ideas that any teacher will love. I'm not a teacher and I've never been a teacher, but I tried to gather a great mix of ideas that are perfect for any teacher in your life.  From handmade items to practical gifts, here's 12 affordable ideas that teachers will actually use and love.  ...
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Easy Burlap Sack Christmas Wall Art

Turning Christmas  sacks into holiday wall art is the fastest and easiest way to create beautiful holiday decor for less. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Have you pulled out the holiday decor and started decorating yet?  I've been dealing with a nasty cold, which means holiday decorating is happening pretty slow around here.  I did, however,  mange to make super easy (and inexpensive) holiday wall art for our mudroom that I wanted to share. A few weeks ago I went on a little Michael's shopping spree since I had a 20% off everything coupon.  Don't you just love those?  I mostly bought craft supplies and 50% off holiday decor for my daughters room, but I did pick up a super cute Christmas sack (50% off) and frame (also 50% off)  to make holiday art for our mudroom. (Make sure you stick around to the end of the post, because I'm also giving away a sack to one lucky reader!)   ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How to Make Vintage Inspired Bottle Brush Ornaments

Dollar Tree pint jar ornaments are filled with mini bottle brush trees for the perfect vintage inspired Christmas decor.  A few weeks ago, while on one of my many Dollar Tree runs, I came across the cutest little plastic pint size ornaments.  I imagined them filled with miniature bottle brush trees and turned into adorable vintage inspired ornaments, perfect for hanging on a tree or displaying as decor.         Lately, I've been using a technique of mixing paint mediums to create an aged look and it was just what these basic plastic ornaments needed.    ...
Sunday, November 19, 2017

12 of The Best Affordable Hostess Gifts

Tired of bringing a bottle of wine to every party and get together? How about bringing a stylish and affordable hostess gift instead?   Whether you travel near or far to visit family and friends, you're sure to have many social events to attend this holiday season.  Sure, you can bring a bottle of wine for your party hostess, but why not put a little more thought into a gift and make a lasting impression.  Not sure what to bring?  No problem.  I've gathered 12 of the best affordable gifts that any hostess will love. ...
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Entryway and Living Room Tour

Come take a peek into our entryway and living room all decked out in beautiful modern farmhouse Christmas decor! This post was written in collaboration with  Kirkland's .  Some affiliate links have been provided. It's nearly impossible to blog about home decor and wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas bins, so I threw my "no decorating before Thanksgiving rule" out the window and here I am blogging about Christmas in November.   I promise, I still love decorating for fall and Thanksgiving is still one of my favorite holidays.   Can we still be friends? ...
Monday, November 13, 2017

These Are a few of my Favorite Things...

Favorite things 2017! I'm thrilled to be joining 320 Sycamore for her annual Favorite Things series!  I'm not much of a shopper for myself (I'd much rather buy pretty things for my home), but there are a few things that I  love and wanted to share.   Hey, maybe you'll even get a Christmas idea or two.  ...
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dark and Moody Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Update

I've been slowly chipping away at our dark and moody master bedroom makeover and wanted to share a few updates. ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Best Places to Buy Metal Label Holders and Pulls

The best places to buy metal label holders, pulls, vintage locker tags and numbers to make an ordinary piece look extraordinary.    I've created many multi-drawer and  unique pieces using metal label holders and often get asked where I purchase the products I use.   It may surprise you that a lot of my crafting supplies come from "big box" craft stores and are really affordable.  If I'm in need of something a little more unique, I'll search online or hit up local vintage shops and markets.    To make it easier for you to create your own unique projects, I've rounded up a list of my favorite places and sources to buy metal label holders, pulls and locker tags.   ...
Sunday, November 5, 2017

How to Make Vintage Inspired Christmas bulbs

Get the look of vintage Christmas bulbs with a Dollar Tree light up Christmas bulb necklace. Who's ready for another Dollar Store DIY? I stopped in our local Dollar Tree the other week and was excited to find a necklace made of large Christmas bulbs.   They instantly took me back to my childhood, when my parents would wrap the front bushes with these large glowing bulbs.   Although the Dollar Tree necklace wasn't quite the real thing, I knew I could give them a vintage inspired makeover to fit my modern farmhouses style. ...
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia at TARGET

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Magnolia has a new Hearth & Hand line premiering at Target!       Have you checked it out yet?  It's good, really really good.  The decor is on point and the prices are super reasonable.  I'll be doing a little online shopping (because waiting in line with a mob of people is not my idea of fun, ha) and thought I would share a few of my favorite items.  ...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

How to Make a Faux Card Catalog From a Hardware Organizer

An easy and inexpensive way to get the look of a vintage card catalog from a metal hardware organizer.  A few months ago, I went to a large flea market in our area and was lucky enough to find a few awesome deals.  One of the items I bought was an old metal hardware organizer that I snagged for a mere $3.00.  I knew right away it would be the perfect piece to turn into a faux card catalog. I've created many similar pieces in the past (including a  Dollar Tree makeover   and a  thrifted side table ), but this particular piece may be my new favorite!  ...