Apr 11, 2014

Easter Peat Pots Made From Dollar Store Items


 

These were so fun to make!  Spring/easter crafts are so great because they really make you feel a little like spring, even when there is still snow on the ground! 

The pots, butterflies, nests with eggs and the moss were all purchased from our local dollar store.  The pipe cleaners I had on hand, but could also be purchased at a dollar store if you don't have any. 

The bunnies were a little bit of trial and error to find the right size.  The first one was a bit too big.  Maybe you can guess what happened to it? Hint: It no longer exists! 

First, I painted up the peat pots with some white paint.  Then you add some foam (or whatever you have on hand... even newspaper) to the bottom and the moss on top.  I set my little nest and bunny in, then added on the butterfly and the pipe cleaner handle and called it done!

 
I ended up liking these so much I will probably save them and put them out again next year.  Well, I probably will get a new bunny next easter.  Year old chocolate? Yikes!
 
Here's another variation that's sitting in our entranceway:
 
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Apr 2, 2014

Spring Easter Egg Wreath



This wreath wasn't hard or complicated to make.  The most time consuming part was painting the eggs.    I didn't take any pictures along the way because to be honest I wasn't really planning on posting about it when I was making it.  But it turned out nice enough for me to want to share it.  The eggs are Styrofoam purchased from the Dollar Tree.  I had to buy two packages.  I painted one package blue and the other package white.  The blue ones received a speckled treatment and the white ones I stamped.  I hot glued them all to a wreath form that I had covered in burlap.  Then to fill in the space I added the moss and the little white flowers.  The moss and flowers can easily be found at most dollar stores.
 
Right now it's hanging on my front door and is adding the perfect touch of spring to our entryway. 


I've been having fun lately working on a few other spring projects that I hope to share soon.

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Apr 1, 2014

Simple Black Chair Makeover

So, our house is currently for sale.  Which means I am not allowed to "clutter" it up with lots of excess furniture projects.  However, I did recently break my no new furniture rule and bought this chair at our local Salvation Army.  I did a fairly "safe" makeover on it.  Translation: I needed it to sell right away.  So, I painted it black with Cece Caldwell Chalk paint and redid the seat with this fun French script style fabric that was purchased at Hobby Lobby.  And it sold within a week, which made the husband super happy. 





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The Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
My Repurposed Life
The Shabby Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
The 36th Ave.: The Party Bunch
The Cottage Market
Tatertots and jello
Coastal Charm
Inspire Me Monday

Jan 28, 2014

Vintage Step End Table

I had this table hanging around for a while.  I was trying to sell it like it was, but with no takers.  Unless I had wanted to sell it at yard sale price, which I wasn't keen on doing.



So finally, the other day I decided enough was enough and decided to get out my paints. This was the first time I've painted anything since Micah was born.

Here's a before picture was taken this summer.  It was in decent enough shape, but all I kept getting was super low ball offers. 

I painted it white and decided to keep it simple, with just a little bit of distressing here and there.








Hopefully now with it's fresh new look some one will take a fancy to it and just have to have it! 

Yesterday, I painted a 'new' chair, which I will be sharing soon.

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My Repurposed Life
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
The 36th Avenue

Nov 15, 2013

Christmas Mason Jar Vase

This is an easy Christmas craft that's easily completed in an hour.  The hardest part is picking an image for the front!  I used a vintage Crown jar, but you could use any jar you have kicking around. 



I painted my jar with Cece Caldwell's chalk and clay paint and distressed it here and there.  Then I printed off my image and glued it to the front.  I applied diamond dust over the picture and silver glitter around the edges.  I recommend glittering after you glue the picture on... it's just easier that way because you don't have to worry about knocking off the glitter. 


As a finishing touch I tied some jute and baker's twine around the top rim. 



I'm using it as a holder for some Christmas greenery, but it would look great with a votive candle lit inside, too!


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Funky Junk Interiors
The Shabby Creek Cottage: Holiday Mason Jar Craft Extravaganza
Tatertots & Jello
The 36th Avenue
Coastal Charm
The Scoop
Domestically Speaking