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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.

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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!

Easy Easter Place Setting

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Eeek… Easter is only a few weeks away!
It’s always a favorite time of year for us and we can’t wait!

We found the cutest bunny bags at Target that will make perfect place settings for the Easter dinner table…
boxwood clippings | easter placesetting 1

We are planning to fill ours with festive marshmallows and a few favorite chocolaty treats, but these would be perfect for any gift or favor this time of year.

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We added a white carnation for a little extra and paired it with a pastel napkin for a crazy easy Easter place setting.

boxwood clippings | easter placesetting

Four bags for $5 HERE! Thank you, Target!

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!

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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!

Bows & Pumpkins

Monday, October 19th, 2015

With all the warm weather we’ve been having, Halloween has caught us a little off guard this year.

We’re calling it good with a few pumpkins laying around the place tied with pretty bows.boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkins

boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkinsboxwood clippings | bows on pumpkinsAn elegant fall is different than how it usually feels around here and we are liking it for a change!

How have you decorated for Halloween this year?!