Tiered Serving Pieces

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Stacked metal cake plates in three sizes form an awesome cupcake server.

 

Cakes have always been a part of many celebrations and now cupcakes have become one of this countries most popular desserts. In this blog I showcase some delightful cake plates and cupcake servers. Some can  even be made from everyday household items. Enjoy!

 

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Darling blue server topped with glass.

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Tall, thin pastry stands.

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White serving dishes combine to form a three-tiered serving dish. 

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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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Easter Decor Abounds

Today is April 12th, and Easter  is just a few days away. Below you will find some great ideas for decorating your home for Easter. There are examples of wreaths, topiaries, floral arrangements, decorated eggs, peeps, tablescapes, and trees. Enjoy.
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pink peeps and pink gerber daisies

 

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burlap bunnies make a beautiful tablescape

 

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fabric carrots

 

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rabbit caught napping on this Easter wreath

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bunny made by covering a plywood bunny with dried green moss

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Easter eggs with words decopodged on and wrapped in twine

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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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DIY – Easter Centerpiece

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Today I would like to show you how to create this fun Easter Egg Topiary. You will need a 12 x4 inch styrofoam cone, 2 125 cubic inch bags of dried moss, 5 boxes of decorative Easter eggs, a clay pot for the base, and a hot glue gun. All these items can be found at any craft store. All the items I used in this post were purchased from Jo-Ann Fabrics.

 

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You can choose to use more decorative eggs as I did or you can use regular plastic eggs.

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