Archive for the ‘crafts’ Category

A Homemade Spring Wreath

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Sarah has been on the hunt for a spring wreath for her front door for a really long time…years in fact.

Every spring wreath has been too big, flouncy, ‘fake’ looking or expensive for her liking, so this year she finally decided to make her own.

spring wreath boxwood clippings

a spring wreath

She bought a simple grapevine wreath HERE for $4.99, whitewashed it with craft paint and used four stems of paper florals from Hobby Lobby (in store) to tuck into the wreath.

Isn’t she lovely?

Under $20 and less than an hour…and so much sweeter that it’s a one-of-a-kind and we’re all happy Sarah finally has a spring wreath on the door!

DIY Felted Baby Mobile

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

We didn’t realize how much babies love mobiles until the girls arrived.
Now we know better!
We are getting all ready for Em’s baby boy and made our own version to hang above his changing table.

boxwood clippings | felt ball moblie

boxwood clippings | felt ball moblie
To make this mobile we used 30 felted balls, the inner part of a 12″ embroidery hoop (HERE) and basic white string. We bought the felt balls locally, but THIS Etsy store has a great selection at a great price.

We strung each ball with a needle and thread and tied each strand to the hoop.

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This took about 15 minutes and we know baby boy will love staring up at it.

Wouldn’t this make the cutest present to give at a baby shower?

Making a Wreath for Free is our Fave!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Man, how we love a simple, pretty project that costs us nothing at all!

Sarah has a lot of dusty miller plants in front of her home, that needed a good clipping for winter. We took the clippings to make the easiest wreath ever!

boxwood clippings | garden clippings wreath 2

boxwood clippings | garden clippings wreath

We used a wire hanger as our wreath base (see HERE), which we simply just bent into an oval. Next we attached the dusty miller clippings by wiring the stems to the hanger.

This plant dries great, and this project took about 10 minutes!

We’ll take any chance we get to bring a little extra life into the house for the winter, especially when it’s free!

Painted Pine Cone Garland

Monday, September 21st, 2015

There is NOTHING we love more than a simple project that turns the ordinary into something special!

While scrounging through our fall decorating tubs we found lots of loose pine cones begging to become something!

boxwood clippings | pinecond garlandWe brushed on some white craft paint and tied them together with a piece of twine…

boxwood clippings | pinecond garland 2

A five minute garland to spruce your home for fall, a great one for the kiddies as well!

Have a fab Monday xxx

Glitter Acorns

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

You know what’s fun? Glitter!!!

It’s pretty hard to beat good ole’ nature, but sometimes is fun to add little sparkle!

These acorns were simply dipped in glue and sprinkled with the good stuff (HERE).

boxwood clipping | glitter acorns

boxwood clipping | glitter acorns

They’re nice to dot around the house, or to display together in a bowl.

As always, it’s always fun to add a little festivity here and there! :)