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Home Coordinates Latitude & Longitude Sign

Home Coordinates Latitude & Longitude Sign

It’s embarrassing how long it’s been since I last posted… Where did the holidays go and why does November + December always feel like they happened in the matter of a week!? We battled through terrible colds, coughs, and other yucky stuff in between throughout the two months and feel like we’re finally all back above water and healthy *knock on wood*.

Over the long MLK weekend I did a quick project that I’m in love with. It was so easy and can be done for only a couple of bucks! I found this beautiful piece of scrap or “value” wood at Menards. Read More

DIY Wooden Gift Box

DIY Wooden Gift Box, with Craft Cocktail Ingredients It’s no secret around here that we’re pretty obsessed with finding the next best craft cocktail. I recently realized that there are now cocktail ingredient subscription boxes available – and am seriously considering signing up for one as a Christmas gift for my husband. Actually, I realized, it’s really a perfect Christmas gift for a lot of people. A box of interesting liquors and fresh ingredients to make new cocktails? Who wouldn’t want that?! Read More

DIY Vintage Linen Wrapped Books

Vintage Linen Wrapped Books

Styling a mantle or a book shelf is hard. I like to do it, but it’s hard. When I was younger, I always envisioned that I would have a library in my house with floor to ceiling shelves housing hundreds, probably thousands of books with a ladder that slid across the wall. What I didn’t know is that the houses on T.V. that had such libraries were mansions, the owners millionaires. We do not have a mansion nor millions of dollars, so we two have bookshelves, one mantle, and maybe 50 books (not including kids books; seems like we do have thousands of those). Anyway, styling a mantle or a bookshelf with “new” books can be difficult. A book’s cover most likely was not designed with your bookshelf in mind and unless you have a library, they aren’t going to look particularly pretty. That’s where these easy DIY comes into play. I turned a handful of “new” books into shelf ready decor.  Apologies to anyone if defacing these books is offensive, but the pages remain intact therefore, they are still readable. 🙂 Read More

DIY Ghost Orb

DIY Ghost Orb

Things have been pretty quiet around here and for that we apologize. Steph and I have both had pretty hectic Septembers (are there any other kind??). But this weekend marked the first weekend of October and I was finally in the mood to do some Halloween crafting and decorating. I’ve had the idea for this project in the back of my mind since we did the DIY pool orbs for the 4th of July. The idea of pairing something as simple as a balloon with the re-useable battery operated tea light is so, so simple and seems to lend itself to any kind of holiday or celebration (my wheels are turning for a Christmas-themed balloon orb project!).

I’d actually never tried the cheesecloth ghosts which have been all over Pinterest for years. However, as I pondered ways to incorporate the orb into Halloween, my mind kept coming back to the idea of using starched cheesecloth or fabric to drape over the lit balloon. I actually tried it both ways – with cheesecloth and with a basic white cotton fabric. I’ve pictured it both ways but think I prefer the fabric application best. Read More

DIY Fabric Covered Lamp Shade

 

DIY Fabric Lamp Shade

I’ve had two shade-less lamps sitting on a console table by the back door for a good 6 months. They combined two trends … geometric style and a gold finish. In someone else’s house, they would have looked great as they were. But in my house? Not so much. So, after staring at them for half a year, inspiration finally struck and I decided to spray them a fun color. Read More