Have you ever had something in your house that you love, but due to its age, it doesn’t look as good as it used to? Or maybe it’s not something that doesn’t look usable anymore but you can’t bring yourself to get rid of it.
At our wedding eleven years ago, we lined the sidewalk of our reception hall with lanterns hanging from shepherd’s hooks.
I have about four of these sitting in my garage right now.
It’s faded. There’s candle wax melted in the bottom of it. It doesn’t look so hot. But you all know about my love of spray paint.
I covered the glass with painter’s tape and got to work. I put two coats on my cute little lanterns.
I let them dry for about 24 hours. The finished project looks pretty great. Next week, I will show you how they turned out, and where I am using them.
I love having a pretty wreath on my door. Sometimes I buy wreaths from a friend at church who makes beautiful wreaths, but sometimes when I have a little more time, I make simple wreaths myself. I am going to share a few of my own creations but also a few from around the Internet. Enjoy!!
1. Simple hydrangea wreath
I made this one a few years ago from an oval wreath and some very realistic hydrangeas.
2. Painted letter wreath
You know how much I love monograms!! I made this one entirely from materials I had on hand.
3. Simple tulip wreath from Chatfield Court
This cute little wreath would look great on your front door! You could make it fairly cheaply as well.
4. DIY Eucalyptus Wreath from Bitterroot DIY
This wreath is simple and beautiful! I love it and I love the colors.
5. Hula hoop wreath by Living Letter Home
I’ve never made a giant wreath before, much less one from a hula hoop. But this blog post makes me want to try.
What beautiful spring wreath have you made recently?
I debated on even posting my spring tour this year. As is the case with many of you, we are self quarantining for our own safety. Typically, I’d decorate for spring and run out and buy whatever I thought I needed to complete the home tour. This year I’ve had to get creative since we can’t pop into Hobby Lobby and grab whatever. My spring tour isn’t nearly as elaborate or well executed as usual, but because I want to be real with my readers, I’m sharing it anyway.
Welcome to our front porch! Come on in- notice that pretty wreath in our door and the little round sign hanging on the right. They were both made by sweet friends at church. The planter is actually a window box from Lowe’s and it’s planted with red geraniums that haven’t bloomed yet. The door mats are from Urban Outfitters and the Welcome sign was a Hobby Lobby find.
This sofa table sits inside our front door. We kept it simple with this spring vignette.
Our fireplace mantle is simple and spring like with potted moss topiaries and white wooden candlesticks. I added a boxwood wreath and another nest. The coffee table got a small vignette as well.
Next, we have this simple table centerpiece in our dining room and this scale and nest on our sideboard.
And lastly, our two bathrooms got a little spring treatment on the shelves.
Well, I hope you enjoyed our spring home tour, even if it is a bit subpar this year. Have a wonderful week, and we will see you again Saturday for a really cool kids’ craft.
Spring is fast approaching and each day, our trees bloom a little more. I’m also noticing our birds becoming more active. I love watching the birds each spring, and I even love incorporating birds into my decor.
As much as we love our little fine feathered friends, decorating with a real bird’s nest would be a bad-and unsanitary- idea. You can DIY a super cute faux birds nest that looks like the real deal.
First, get some grapevine twig moss or dried Spanish moss.
Then, take some aluminum foil and shape it into a little bowl. Now, make a little Spanish moss bowl and glue it to the aluminum foil bowl. I use hot glue but craft glue will work too.
Then, pop some faux eggs into your cute little nest. I found these at Walmart.
And best of all? These things cost less than $5 to make. What cute spring craft have you made recently?