I love the look of a farmhouse flower garden. You know the kind- the ones that feature old junk in a creative display?
For today’s Pinterest roundup, I’d like to share some of my favorite farmhouse flower beds. I think you’ll enjoy these as much as I have.
How pretty is this sweet little wheelbarrow with all these beautiful flowers growing in them? Now I need to find a pretty old wheelbarrow so I can make this.
There’s something so simple about this old rusty pulley and bucket that I just love. Those white blossoms look great with it, too.
Who wants to give me an old, rusty wash tub? I just love this floral arrangement.
I thought this old tool box just looked really cool as a flower box.
So there you have it- don’t throw away that rusty junk in your basement. Put it in your yard and incorporate it into your landscape.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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!
Some of us have been elbow deep in our spring cleaning routine. Because I am a teacher, spring cleaning takes me a lot longer than most. I don’t enjoy losing my whole spring break to cleaning, so I have to stretch my spring cleaning out across several Saturdays and evenings. This means my projects are on a smaller scale than most, and the bigger things get saved until summer vacation.
I came up with a 21-day challenge for those of us who work a lot, raise kids, and don’t have a ton of time to devote to spring cleaning.
This 21-day challenge breaks your spring cleaning into smaller pieces, and enables you to go through your home room by room instead of tackling your whole house all at once.
Even though it doesn’t say it on the graphic, I dust blinds, baseboards and clean behind and under furniture in each room as I cross it off the list.
Another option is to organize only a small part of each room on the list, and then repeat the challenge for 21 more days and finish the rooms. You have a lot of flexibility.
I would love for you to participate along with us and share your before and after pictures on social media. Please use the hashtag #21dayorganizingchallenge.
Happy organizing! Have a wonderful weekend.
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?