Sunday, December 7, 2014

DIY Glitter Garland

Hey Guys!  Hope you are all having a good weekend!  We have been pretty lazy over here and we are soaking it up before the Christmas madness begins.  Today I am sharing with  you my Merry Christmas glitter garland.
Merry Christmas Glitter Garland
I few years ago Pottery Barn had this beautiful glitter garland that I just loved and I thought it looked easy enough to make so I gave it a whirl.  It was easy and I love glitter so it was fun too!
It cost me about $30 to make but because the letters were 2 per pack I actually got 2 garlands, so $15 ea.  The one over at Pottery Barn is $39, on sale now for $31. 
I started with the letters which I picked at Hobby Lobby.  I first sprayed the letters gold just to give them a good base color.  I used the gold paint I had on hand.
Spray Paint Letters
Next,  I gathered my supplies.  I only had to buy the letters and the glitter so it was less expensive for me.  I had regular gold glitter on hand and I mixed it with crushed glitter I found at Hobby Lobby.
Supplies
Glitter
Glitter Letters
I  just painted the letters with Mod Podge and then sprinkled on the glitter.  Once you shake the glitter off you will lay the letters out, turn them over, add a dot of hot glue and your string to the back. 
Merry
Then hang and enjoy!  I have one in my Dining Room and one on our tree. 
Merry Christmas Dining Room
Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas on Tree
Since I took pictures of my dining room I thought I’d share the full room decorated which is pretty much the area where the garland is but I did have fun using real greenery to fill my minnow bucket.
Minnow Bucket
Dining Room
What do you guys think about the garland?  What crafty things have you been up to?

April

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hometalk

Hey Guys!  Hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend.  I know not everyone is off work over the Thanksgiving Holiday, bless all of you in retail.  I was remembering this weekend when I used to work at Belk and how crazy Black Friday was, pretty sure that is why I am not a fan. 

Tonight I wanted to share with you a fantastic resource for DIY Home and Garden Ideas, Hometalk.  

Hometalk contacted me about curating a Vintage Sign  board after seeing my Vintage Bick’s Pickles Sign.  I was happy to help because I love Hometalk!  If you are not familiar basically Hometalk is website dedicated to home and garden projects.  It is a lot like Pinterest in that you can clip your favorite projects to boards to save them, that is just what I did with the vintage signs I loved.

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These signs are so cute and creative! I think my favorite is repurposing the church attendance sign but I also love the Mistletoe and Farmers Market signs.  You can find all of these on Hometalk  on my clipped vintage sign board!  Click the picture above or this LINK.

There is so much inspiration to be found on Hometalk and the best thing is you can ask questions to those that post their projects.  So unlike Pinterest, where you often find a dead link to the original source, with Hometalk you can ask the original poster. 

Also if you are a blogger it is a great resource to share your projects.

So go check it out and let me know what you think!!

Have a great week everyone!

 

April

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Cotton Wreaths

Hi guys!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I bet most of you are burning off all those calories with some Black Friday shopping!  Not me, I will be avoiding those crowds! 
Today I am sharing with you my second craft in the Countdown to Christmas Craft Series, my Christmas Cotton Wreaths.  I love to add natural elements into my décor when possible and cotton is just so pretty.  I remember my Mom used to have this beautiful cotton wreath in our kitchen, it was there for the longest time and brings back good memories.  I personally love using cotton in my Christmas décor so I wanted to incorporate it into some wreaths that I could use inside.
Cotton Wreath
This project was another easy one that really didn’t take much time.  You will need a few supplies, grapevine wreaths, cotton, floral berries and greenery stems.  You may also want hot glue and small garden clippers to trim up the wreaths and shape them a bit better.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Tree Terrarium

Hey guys!  Today I share with you the  first project in my Christmas Craft Series, my Christmas Terrariums.  These are super easy to make and you are going to want one!
Christmas Forest
This is a simple and easy craft that takes little time, you just need a few supplies. 
Ingredients