Archive for the ‘crafts’ Category

Holler Dollar: Baker’s Twine

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The Dollar Tree is always our first stop for crafting and wrapping supplies, and we were so thrilled to see THIS pretty trio of baker’s twine on our last trip…

boxwood clippings | baker's twine

30 meters of twine for a dollar. One word. Holler!

A Simple Patriotic Banner

Monday, April 27th, 2015

It’s hard to believe summer is just a few weeks away…we had snow this weekend!

Memorial Day kicks off for us our days of red, white and blue in our homes…just a touch!

boxwood clippings a really simple patriotic banner
We made this simple bunting with printed paper from the craft store and mini pegs (HERE) and string.

 

boxwood clippings a really simple patriotic banner

boxwood clippings a really simple patriotic banner

 We are always glad when we make a little effort to celebrate all the holidays…makes our homes a little happy too :)

Candles Made in Baby Food Jars

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We have a lot of baby food around here these day, and these little glass jars are way too cuters to send to the recycle pile!

We thought they would make perfect little candles and are so thrilled with how they turned out!

boxwood clippings diy candle in baby food jars

boxwood clippings diy candle in baby food jars

There are A LOT of tutorials out there on how to make candles. We kept it as simple as possible. We bought THIS wax and THESE wicks which we kept in place by bending the top of the wick around a skewer.

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Next we melted the wax in a double boiler, stirring constantly. When the temperature reached 170 F we removed from the heat, added a few drops of essential oil and waited til it dropped to 150 F before pouring the wax into the jars.

boxwood clippings diy candle in baby food jars

It took a few hours for the candles to set, and we finished them up by trimming the wicks and covering the candles with scrap pieces of fabric. We love how these turned out, and they were so much easier than we thought they were going to be.

Our houses are smelling yummy and we can’t wait to give this out as little gifts and favors.

Have you given candle-making a try?

Five-Minute Easter Garland

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Happy Monday everyone! It may be snowing outside, but inside we are thinking of spring!

We made the EASIEST garland for Easter, and LOVE that it only took five mins!

boxwood clippings easter egg garland

boxwood clippings easter egg garland

SUPPLIES:

We used THESE eggs. So cute and less than $5 for the dozen!

Jute rope (HERE)

Pearl pins (HERE)

HOW TO:

These eggs are made of foam and are light-weight, which made them perfect to pin onto a rope.

Decorating for holidays in just a few mins with just a few dollars is our absolute favorite, how about you?

Simple Heart Artwork and a Mini Makeover

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

This post was suppose to be a DIY of this heart artwork I whipped up for Valentine’s Day. But I literally drew a heart on a scrap piece of wood and painted it with white craft paint. It took about 5 minutes tops, so there was really no need for a tutorial.

I do think it’s fun. How about you?boxwood clippings_black and white powder room

Anyhow, lately I’ve been really really loving the whole Scandinavian look. They do simplicity and style at it’s best.

So I thought I’d have a little play around in our powder room to see if I could mimic the look.

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boxwood clippings_black and white powder room

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boxwood clippings_black and white powder room

 Natural elements along with strong metals and lots of white space were key.

It’s still not quite there, but I’m enjoying mulling it over.

Any suggestions?!