Make it Monday: an easy summer wreath

Make it Monday: an easy summer wreath

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.

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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?

From discarded basket to farmhouse planter

From discarded basket to farmhouse planter

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!

Creating an easy spring vignette

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I have often struggled with the correct way to create a seasonal vignette. I was always worried about making it too busy, or too sparse, but then I realized something: there really isn’t a right or wrong way to create a vignette. I have created some of my favorite vignettes simply by trial and error.

There are, however, a few rules I like to stick with when creating seasonal vignettes.

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  1. Use natural elements.

Pine cones are appropriate for spring, fall and winter decor. I always try to include some sort of seasonal element from nature, be it flowers, or tree branches, or even a bird’s nest. Including a natural element adds something real to your home.

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2. Texture makes a huge difference

You should always use something that adds texture. Baskets, birds’ nests, pinecones, or even tree limbs add texture and interest to your vignette.

3. Group items in odd numbers, in varying heights to keep the eye moving.

I recently added this spring vignette to our home:

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I added both flowering tree branches and eggs for natural elements, a basket for texture, a glass gallon jar for a vase, a milk glass footed cup, and a rabbit vase on stacked books to give it some height. It took me four tries to make this something I loved and enjoyed.

Don’t be afraid to group and arrange what you love, change it and re-arrange it, and re-arrange it some more. Change it until you’re happy with it, but follow the basic rules to help you get there.

And, tune in next week for a peek at our spring home tour ūüôā

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Make it Monday: 4 Adorable and Easy Easter Crafts to Make RIGHT NOW!

Make it Monday: 4 Adorable and Easy Easter Crafts to Make RIGHT NOW!

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One of my absolute favorite holidays is approaching and I’m looking forward to it. As a Christian, I absolutely love Easter. I also really love springtime. Easter is important because it celebrates the death and resurrection of my Risen Savior Jesus Christ, but it also represents a time of renewal and rebirth.

I love crafting and creating pretty things, but even more so, I love sharing those things with others. I haven’t had much time to create anything lately, so I decided to share some of my current favorite Pin-spirations.

  1. Easy pom-tailed bunny garland 

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How easy would this be? You’d only need some pretty scrapbook paper, some twine, pom-poms, and a little glue. I think this is just adorable and I’d love to put it on my fireplace!

2.  Farmhouse Twine Carrots 

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These cute little carrots are so simple and easy to make! I think they’d be cute just about any way you’d decide to display them.

3. Old Rugged Cross Wreath 

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This old rugged cross wreath is so simple and beautiful…and best of all, it represents the true meaning of Easter. I’d hang this above my mantle or maybe on a mirror like this blogger did.¬† I cannot wait to make this.

4. No Sew Sock Bunny 

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These super cute little bunnies will be adorable on top of my mantle! I cant wait to make them with my girls!

I hope you have enjoyed this round up today! Happy Crafting!

2019 Spring Home Tour

2019 Spring Home Tour
What a long, strange winter! Not surprisingly, I’ve decided to re-decorate the inside of the house to reflect the “almost-here” spring. I’m really loving our simplified, paired down spring decor. It’s bright, airy, and I feel like my house can breathe!¬†
2019 spring home tour

Our entry table boasts a simple wicker charger with a large jar, some florals, a faux birds’ nest and some colorful speckled eggs.¬†

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I absolutely love these colors together and I can’t help but smile every time I walk past this table.¬†

There are touches of greenery everywhere and natural woods- things that remind me of spring without being too overpowering. 

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On our coffee table, we have a little vignette with a tray, a candle, and some greenery. I love how simple and how farmhouse-ish this is. 

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We also repurposed our wood trough box on our dining room table for spring. We used this thing to decorate for Christmas  and winter, and it works nicely for spring too. 

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I can’t wait to fill in the spaces with some grapevine spheres or some greenery.¬†

Lastly, I decorated this ledge in our dining room. I call it our “mantle” because we don’t have a real mantle. I love how realistic these faux branches are…and how cute are those little eggs in the nest?¬†

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This is definitely a low-key spring home tour. Way less elaborate than what I’ve done in the past, but I like it!¬†

Have a great week. Join us on Friday for a roundup of farmhouse mudrooms.