The Alphabet

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The letter “P” created with red buttons and framed. See more @ www.annagoesshopping.com.

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Moss covered amped stand. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Spell out the word “love” on fabric covered artist’s board. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Modpodge a copy of your marriage certificate onto your painted wooden initial.
Also, adorable with a birth certificate! See more @ http://imleavingmymark.blogspot.com/2012/06/oh-how-pinteresting.

 

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A small chalkboard encased in an old painted frame allows you to spell out “Noel”, or any other holiday sentiment. See more @ http://www.bhg.com/christmas/indoor-decorating/fresh-christmas-decorating-ideas.

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Beautiful burlap ring bearer pillow made from burlap and wrapped with tulle, jute string and finishedwith a burlap button and stamped initial. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/94147900/burlap-ring-bearer-pillow-custom.

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“Be Positive” repurpose children’s blocks into inspirational phrases. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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The letter “A” created from all black buttons and mounted on burlap. See more @ http://dormtodiefor.tumblr.com/search/letter.

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Beautiful scrapbook paper and wooden letters-super easy. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/69308862/custom-made-small-vintage-frame.

 

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painted white letter”A”, embellished with purple swirls and flowers. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Trace letter template onto scrapebook paper, lay out crayons, break or cut crayons to fit the letter. Place, then glue, crayons so they cover the letter, alternating colors. What a great teacher gift!
See more @ http://pennypinchingteacher.blogspot.com/search?q=crayons.

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Pin Cushion Tutorial

Here is a greta quick and easy craft project. Tutorial from www.craftaholicsanonymous.net.

Using a decorative frame from a craft store to make these cute DIY pin cushions! Pair the frames with colorful and fun fabric scraps.

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How to Make a Pin Cushion

easy pin cushion

supplies: tiny wood frame with chipboard backing, paint, batting, fabric

DIY pin cushion

 

  1. Paint the wood frame using 2-3 coats of spray paint.
  2. Place the frame with the face down and place a 4″x5″ piece of fabric on top of the frame with right side down.
  3. Fold a 6″x8″ piece of batting into a small rectangle and insert where the opening in the frame is.
  4. Pull the edges of the fabric to pull out some of the wrinkles. pin cushion craft
  5. Fold over the edges of the fabric and place the chipboard on top to conceal the raw edges, then fold over the metal tabs to secure in place.

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Enjoy!

Here are some other fun ideas fro Do-it-yourself pin cushions. jewelry box into pincushion[9]

sewing kit gift[9]bhg pincushion[5]cookie cutter pincushions[8]dress form pincushion[8]pincushion jars[6]

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30 inventive storage solutions

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Do-it-yourself dresser drawer painted a bright color and turned into a shelf. Great for storing keys, mail, wallet, and/or phone. Love it. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/150007711/wood-turquoise-blue-green-jewelry.

15 Unique upcycled storage solution. These projects are inexpensive and fun to make. Enjoy!

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Clean out food cans, cut out a small amount of fabric, and use mod podge to make these darling pen and pencil holders. Super easy. See more @ www.dormtodiefor.tumblr.com

Necklace storage and display created from old lamp! See more @ terahware.blogspot.com

Old Window Shutters recycled into a bathroom towel and washcloth holder. Would make a great addition to a beach house or lake cabin.
See more@ www.dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com.

Lawn rake (handle removed) hung on the wall turns into unique wine glass holder

Lawn rake (handle removed) hung on the wall turns into unique wine glass holder. How clever. See more @ www.etsy.com/listing/124232446/rake-handle-scarf-purse-wine-glass.

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Inventive “guitar” shelf. See more @ www.etsy.com/listing/109055472/upcycled-acoustic-guitar-shelf.

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Here is a creative way to repurpose & reuse an old ladder. It becomes a fun corner bookcase. See more @ www.boredpanda.com

 

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Patriotic painted mason j hold knives, forks and spoons at a 4th of July barbecue. See more @ www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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Clip board inspired home office decor and organization. Mode pode scrapbook paper onto clipboards, hang over desk. Using fun patterns and bright colors also adds a pop to your rooms decor.
See more @ www.dotcomsformoms.com

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Dorm Room Decor

 

I have a daughter heading off to school soon, so we have started our hunt for some unique, fun, and colorful items to decorate her dorm walls. Here is a list of suggestions for what your child may need in his/he dorm. Enjoy!

  • For bedding: sheets,pillows, pillowcases, extra pillow, comforter or duvet cover, blanket, mattress pad,egg crate mattress topper
  • For Storage:  colorful storage boxes,  storage ottomandouble hung closet rod, under- the- bed storage containers, storage selves, bunk-bed style storage pocket for side or end of bed, shoe organizers, over the door hanger, closet organizers, hangers, make-up & jewelry holder, laptop table
  • Desk Organizers: pen/pencil holder, scissors, tape, tape dispenser, binder/paper clips, staples/stapler and remover, desk lamp, small fan, alarm clock, mirror
  • For the Bath: shower caddy, flip flops for shower, towels, laundry bags or hamper, ironing board, iron
  • For on the Wall: White board, Dry erase markers, magnets, magnet board, and/or thumbtacks, cork board, fabric file folders for back of chair, on side of bed or wall
  • For electronics: Cord organizers, phone/i-pad charger, fabric holder for phone when charging,surge protectors, batteries
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Clever dorm room storage shelves. From www.prudentbaby.com

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Shabby Chic dorm room bulletin board. From www.2.bp.blogspot.com.

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Darling tin can pen and pencil holders. From www.blissfulroots.blogspot.com. 

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Pretty patterned white, pink and green chair/ottoman. From www.livingwithpunks.com. 

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Unique Gift Giving

Upturned mirror placed on an ottoman and covered in lit candles and candle holders. It glows.

Upturned mirror placed on an ottoman and covered in lit candles and candle holders. It glows.

 

Enlarged tape measure table runner made from fabric drop cloth printed with number and measurements.

Enlarged tape measure table runner made from fabric (try linen or oilcloth) printed with number and measurements.

Happy Mother’s Day to mother’s everywhere. I’ve compiled several items that I’d (and most any mother) would love to recieve on Mother’s Day. Many items are do-it-yourself items (always a big winner with mom’s), one of a kind gifts or recycled items. I hope you enjoy this post and have a wonderful day today.

Fun idea, take vintage frames cover a backer board with toile fabric to create a cheerful wall hanging.

Fun idea, take vintage frames cover a backer board with toile fabric to create a cheerful wall hanging.

 

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Wall plaque made from old boards “white washed” and stenciled with black letters

 

Easy and innovative wall hanging. You can purchase a black outdoor matt and spray paint white, dabbing off some paint before it completely dries, distressing the matt. Hang!

Easy and innovative wall hanging. You can purchase a black outdoor matt and spray paint white, dabbing off some paint before it completely dries, distressing the matt. Hang!

 

Lawn rake (handle removed) hung on the wall turns into unique wine glass holder

Lawn rake (handle removed) hung on the wall turns into unique wine glass holder

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DIY Chalkboards

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Applying chalkboard paint to old gilded mirror, a great use for an unused frame

This post highlights the chalk board. Below you with find several do-it-yourself chalk boards. There are made from old picture frames, window panes, coffee tables, clip boards, dressers, and silver trays. Enjoy!

 

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Beautiful red chalkboard. Turn an old picture frame into a chalkboard. Take a picture, remove art work and replace with a board. Paint board with chalkboard paint. Hang and enjoy.

 

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Stunning gold frame upcycled into a chalkboard. Hung with a beautiful ribbon.

 

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Old clip boards turned into message boards and it’s all been done by painting the clip boards with chalk board pai

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Here is a great way to entertain the kiddo’s. Paint a large piece of wood with chalk board paint, then frame out the wood. The little ones will draw for hours.

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Take an old window and replace the glass with a wooden board, paint the board with chalk board paint. Paint the old window frame white, hang and enjoy.

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Here is a fun way to revamp and old coffee table. Paint the table with chalk board paint, hand the kids some chalk and let them color:)

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The panes in this old window have been replaced with cork board and pieces of wood painted with chalk board paint. Now you have a dual purpose media board.

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A burlap covered board adorned with a letter painted with chalk board paint. 

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Mellow Yellow

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Yellow picnic bucket

Yellow has never been a favorite color of mine, but I have taken a whole new look at it this year. It is after all, the color of the sun and spring flowers. I have started to wear more yellow and include it in my home’s decor. It just adds a little pop. So try adding some yellow into your wardrobe or in decorating your home. Enjoy my “yellow” posts, including every thing from bridal bouquets, to purses, dresses and shoes to drinks and ice cream.

 

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Yellow bridal bouquet

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Yellow wellies

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yellow door sign

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yellow tulips and white peonies

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