Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easter Treats On A Skewer

Anyone else getting ready for Easter? Easter is my kids second favorite holiday after Christmas and we're getting ready for a little party at our house so I thought I would share some cute Easter ideas with you' all:)
I don't have step by step pictures for this one but I am going to do my best to walk you through the steps, it's pretty self explanatory.

I used 12in. bamboo skewers, Easter Reese's cups, green jute rope from Target Dollar Spot and I made the toppers from a tutorial found at Oh Happy Day HERE.   

I basically just pushed the Reese's cups up the skewer in alternating colors not going all the way to the top. Made the toppers from white pom poms that I picked up at Target Dollar Spot and this tutorial HERE.
Once everything was in place on the skewer I tied green jute rope from Target Dollar Spot at the bottom to help hold it all in place.
I placed foam in the bottom of the can and poked my skewers in place. I finished the can off with some paper grass, felt rick rack from last years 50% off deals and the basket cut out from a friends Cricut.

This was a super easy DIY and now everyone in the house has to reframe from eating the Reese's cups...hehe!
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Burlap Bunny Embroidery Hoop

Anyone else obsessed with embroidery hoops? So simple to use and I think very versatile. They have a very vintage feel to them but yet updated with the right art inside of them.

The Easter banner is from Kirkland's and the pom pom garland I made with jute twin and pom poms from Target Dollar Spot as well. 

I found a template of a bunny silhouette that I liked, printed it and cut it out.
I traced the silhouette with chalk and didn't worry about being exact with the tracing. Its difficult to be exact with burlap. 

I used a 10 in. embroidery hoop to hang it. It was a little bit of a challenge to get it to fit! I had to close the top part slightly and stretch/squeeze the outer part to get it to go on and close it as tight as possible. 

I painted the bunny in with white paint, let it dry and put a bow on him.

I used pink jute twine that I picked up at Target Dollar Spot for the little bow on the neck.
Loving the Dollar Spot at Target this year!!

Come back next week for the tutorial on how to make that tissue paper tassel hanging above him:)
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Faux Birch Soup Can Vase

I'm a lover of nature inspired d├ęcor. Us Floridian's don't have the pleasure of Birch Trees growing around us and the cost to go buy them could get costly if you wanted a bunch.
Time to create my own!
I had a couple ideas on how to get the birch look. You could buy birch paper and glue it around the can...spending money. I thought it would be cool to apply torn paper to the can and painting over it but since this is my first go at this, I stuck to just paining it. 
I would suggest spraying on a primer before painting the can if you want it last a long time. I didn't have any on hand so just went with it.

Start saving your cans!


These are the paint colors I used.
Base: Antique White (1st.)
Brown: Spice Brown (2nd.)
White: Wedding Cake (3rd.)

While the first layer (base) color is still wet, take a small dab of the brown and brush randomly placed strokes all around the can. 

Let that layer dry!

Once it is completely dry, take a small amount of the white and randomly brush white all around the can. 

Let it dry again and use a very fine paint brush to randomly place the little brown slits.

This is what you will be left with!!
From here you could add embellishments to the can, flowers, twine, burlap, etc. Have fun with it!
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vintage Buffet Makeover {Pottery Barn Inspired}

I am completely smitten with this makeover! We have had this buffet for some time now waiting to be made over.
My husband had had enough of it taking up room in "his" garage and brought it inside. I'm glad he did because it was just the push I needed to get her done!
I chose a creamy white (Clark & Kensington) since it's new home is our living room.   

The original hardware is AMAZING on this piece, so I kept it.


The Pottery Barn inspiration.

via: Pottery Barn

The wood grain shows up beautifully on the top!!

Hope you enjoyed her beauty as much as I do!

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