I found a neat looking basket in the discard pile at my job.
Yes, I trash pick. #notashamed
I liked this basket because it had feet and I liked the shape of it. It was also in great shape. I thought it would make a cute planter.
I promptly painted the basket white with some chalk paint.
I let the paint dry and painted a second coat of white chalk paint.
I then popped in some boxwoods and I thought it was perfect!
This thing would be cute with some faux apples in it for fall, or some mini gourds. I can’t wait to see how many different ways I can decorate with it!
Have you turned any trash into treasure lately? Comment and show me your projects!
I found these beautiful hydrangea blooms at Hobby Lobby. I wasn’t going to buy them, but they were so pretty I had to have them.
I knew I needed a new wreath for my back door, so I decided to buy an oval grapevine wreath.
I also grabbed some ribbon from my craft cabinet and got to work. I simply cut the stems from the flowers, put the flowers into the wreath and arranged them as I liked. I then added a little hot glue to the backs of the blooms and tied a bow from my ribbon. I attached this to the top.
I was satisfied with the wreath when I finished it. And if you’re wondering how realistic the flowers are?
This sweet butterfly was surprised, too!
This wreath was easy and fun to make. Have you made any wreaths lately?
Remember when I made these Spanish moss topiaries? After making them, I had tons of Spanish moss left over, so I decided to make something else. Grapevine and moss spheres can be costly if you buy them, but did you know you can make your own?
I had these supplies left over after making the topiaries:
I simply coated the styrofoam spheres with the Mod Podge and popped them into a Ziplock bag filled with Spanish moss…and shook it.
Just pretend you’re making Shake and Bake pork chops. Remember those?
They should be covered and look a bit like this:
Now, let them dry for 24 hours and then pop them into a pretty basket or bowl.
Making these spheres cost me nothing, since I had all the materials already on hand, but if you were to buy them, you’d spend less than $10.
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Have a fabulous week!
Spring is getting prettier and prettier here in our neck of the woods.
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I love typographical art: I love displaying it and I love making it. Today I am sharing three spring printables with you that I have made.
To download, right click on the print of your choosing and save it to your device. For best results when printing, do not print larger than 10×13.
I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I have been away celebrating my anniversary, so I apologize for the light posting schedule.
I really like the look of moss topiaries but I don’t like how much they cost. Thankfully, you can DIY them pretty cheaply.
I went to “blue big box store that starts with a ‘w'” and bought the things you see above. I also collected two sticks from my yard (not pictured).
I then painted the outside of the terra cotta pots with white chalk paint.
I painted them on the inside, too.
Then I glued a little styrofoam ball to the bottom of the pot and shoved one of the sticks from the yard into it. This forms your topiary base.
I covered the “base” by gluing Spanish moss to it until it was well covered.
I then took two more styrofoam balls, glued Spanish moss to them, and attached them to the top of the sticks.
There you have it. Two farmhouse inspired moss topiaries for less than $20.
Cheap, easy and cute- my favorite type of craft.
Have a great week!
Happy First Day of Spring to you! While today is the Spring Equinox, it’s neither warm nor sunny in my neck of the woods. In fact, they’re calling for snow! However, we can pretend, right? I am just going to sit in my “freshly decorated for spring” home and watch the snow fall.
On our front stoop, we have this simple wreath, which I recently made.
On our table in our entry way, we have this lovely spring vignette. I just love how realistic these charming little flowering branches are. I’ve had this plastic apothecary jar for ages and I love filling it with seasonal items.
Our coffee table holds this sweet little tray vignette.
Our faux mantle in our dining room is a little more simple than it usually is.
Here is a closer look at each object on the “faux mantle.”
I just love that sweet little bird in the terrarium.
Lastly, our dining room table boasts a centerpiece that is very similar to the winter vignette.
You will notice the pinecones have been replaced by bird’s eggs and a nest, and the winter pine branches have been replaced by hydrangeas.
Even if it’s winter outside, it is definitely spring inside our home.
Happy first day of spring to you, no matter how unspringlike the weather may be.
Have a great Wednesday.
I really wanted to create a cute, simple spring wreath, but I didn’t want to spend a fortune on it. I did some digging and found a grapevine wreath I already had, plus some Dollar Tree flowers left over from a birthday party.
I quickly arranged the flowers at the side of the wreath, by crossing the stems.
I then added a wooden letter, repurposed from another project, to balance out the flowers.
I then added a bow to cover the stems and floral wire.
I created this wreath using almost all repurposed materials from my own stash. Total cost? $8, for the ribbon.
Not bad, huh? What spring projects have you created lately?