Magnet board ideas

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Magnets made with scrapbook paper and flat florist marbles. http://marthataylorphillips.blogspot.com/2010/10/glass-fabric-magnets.html

A few weeks ago I posted a do-it-yourself post,outlining how to make a fabric covered magnet board. In this post, I have gathered ideas that you can use to make your own D-I-Y magnet board. I’ve al;so included the link to the various websites. Hope you get some great ideas. Enjoy!

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Antique ceiling tin, painted red and turned into magnet board. http://www.etsy.com/listing/70834468/magnetic-message-board-ceiling-tin

 

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Old tarnished tray makes a shabby chic magnet board. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/christmas-lights

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Tray becomes great magnetic calendar.
http://www.craftaffection.com/2012/10/magnet-board.html

 

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Old cookie trays repurposed into fabric covered magnet board. http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/other/3295433.html

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Pretty fabric covered magnet board.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/82177644/sale-vintage-magnetic-board-office

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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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Centerpieces for the Winter Holiday

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Beautiful floral holiday centerpiece. Use a glass vase, add fresh green and red flowers. Place hedge apples and candles on table for accents. More details @ www.pinterest.com.

Nothing is more fun than decorating for the winter holidays, wheather you live in the snowy North or warm South. I’ve put together a wonderful collection of Holiday centerpieces below. Enjoy!

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Cute way to construct an apple and pine bough centerpiece. Using styrofoam cones hot glue apples to form add in pine greenery with a u-shaped pin. More details @ http://seasonalwonderment.tumblr.com/image/68897571047.

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You can create this fun table arrangement with things you already have at home. For a larger centerpiece use a coffee can, add various sizes of ornaments and greenery. You can use a vegetable or a soup can to make smaller arrangements. More details @ http://www.bhg.com/christmas/indoor-decorating/christmas-decorating-using-what-you-have.

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Pretty centerpiecs of roses and candy canes. Using hot glue attach candy canes to vase of coffee can. then fill your container with fresh cut roses. More details @ http://myecochicwedding.com.

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Create a Do-It-Yourself centerpiece with empty Kleenex and cardboard boxes… just cover boxes with flower petals, peppermint candy, or red tinsel and then tie them up with a ribbon bow. More details @ http://indulgy.com/post/DoHvWi6Ud1/creative-diy-christmas-centerpiece.

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Black, red, and white present topiary. Stack creatively wrapped presents on a metal urn top with florals and ribbon. What a creative arrangement! More details @ http://www.table-settings-with-pictures.com.

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Beautiful holiday floral arrangement created with red and white roses, green flowers, and pine greenery placed in a clear vase. More details @ www.pinterest.com

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Create a holiday urn centerpiece using a sleek metal container to hold an arrangement of ornamental cabbage, cedar, pine cones, yellow amaranth and Italian pittosporum, a tender green best suited to indoor use. More details @ http://www.canadiangardening.com/design-and-decor/crafts/holiday-decorating-with-nature.

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Christmas Stockings

Festive, shabby chic, burlap, felt, fabric,and fanciful Christmas Stockings. Below you will find 101 Holiday stockings to use as your inspiration to either craft or purchase new stockings for the holiday season. Enjoy!

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Fantastic and fanciful “elf boot” stocking. Made of felt and decorated with fabric, beads and ornaments. See more @ http://www.designrulz.com/design/2013/11/15-christmas-stockings-decorating-ideas.

 

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Great stocking ideas from Pottery Barn. See more @ http://smallplacestyle.blogspot.com

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Curled boot stocking with feather boa trim. See more @ www.designrulz.com/design/2013/11/15-christmas-stockings-decorating-ideas.

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Printed linen fabric dresses up this stocking with lace. See more @ http://marie-lostbirdstudio.blogspot.com.

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Woodland Deer Christmas Stocking. See more @ www.etsy.com.

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Embellished green velvet “grinch” stocking. See more @ http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2012/12/awesome-personalized-christmas-stocking.html

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Fashion these cute and comforting stockings from patterned fabric. http://www.bhg.com/christmas/stockings/easy-christmas-stockings/

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Love this green toile stocking. See more @ www.google.com.au.

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Fun velvet stocking trimmed with fabris. See more @ http://cowparsley.blogspot.com.

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Dreaming of a White Christmas

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Vintage brooch wreath. From www.pinterest.com.

I’ll be dreaming of a White Christmas. By updating your Holiday decorations to include some white, shabby chic ornaments, stockings, table arrangements, or candles you can create a whole new feel to your Holiday decorating. Below you will find examples of items that you can add to your decor to update your look. Enjoy!

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Beautiful tree stick Christmas tree. From http://www.kararosenlund.com/2012/12/weekend-in-pictures-early-christmas-gift.

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2″ tiny elf ornaments. From www.esty.com.

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A trio of vintage-style bottlebrush trees, flocked in white and silvery glitter. From http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/2010/11/worldwide-giveaway-jeanne-darc-living

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http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com

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Beautiful white Christmas tree. From http://mycountryroads.blogspot.com.

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White wreath with jingle bells. From http://www.horchow.com.

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Thanksgiving Day Centerpieces

In this post I am highlighting Thanksgiving Day Centerpieces all is to do as a Do-it-yourself projects for your Thanksgiving table created from fresh flowers, fruits,vegetables,greenery, pumpkins and winter squash. You will enjoy both making these centerpieces and how great they look on your Thanksgiving Day table. Enjoy.

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Extended table dressed up with white pumpkins, fall leaves, and candles.

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Beautiful centerpieces created from pomegranates, twigs, yellow lilies, cascading greenery, and hedge apples.

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Cute as can be centerpiece using white squash or pumpkin filled with flowers of all kinds.

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Love the simplicity of this arrangement, white pumpkin surrounded by soft-green colored greenery.

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“Tiered” squash topiary.

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Just stunning mini garden centerpiece of colored ornamental cabbage plants.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day Gifts……….see some great ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts, home decor, jewelry and projects. Where possible I have included the URL for you to find information to the items shown below. I make no claim to any of the photos below. Enjoy!

 

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Here is a vintage heart that lends a little, to your romantic and fairytale inspired decor. See more @ http://theprincessparlour.tumblr.com.

 

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Chicken wire filled with flat, grey stones create a rustic Valentine’s Day wreath. See more http://goodideasforyou.com/ideas-a-inspirations/diy-a-crafts/stones-a-rocks/ideas/diy-a-crafts/stones-a-rocks.

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Corkboard “Alice in Wonderland” Heart made with recycled wine bottle corks. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/75433768/corkboard-alice-in-wonderland-heart-pink.

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Beautiful floral heart wall hanging created with pink carnations and greenery. See more @ http://adorablelife.tumblr.com/page/64

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These frames can be a fun little project. Created using sheet music scrapbook paper as backing, a cut out a heart and ink to distess the paper edges. See more@ http://pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com/search/label/Valentine’s.

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Script and postage stamps decorate wooden hearts. See more @ http://iheartshabbychic.blogspot.com/search?q=valentines.

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Darling heart pin cushions. See more @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/anabela_joana.

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Metal heart cut out. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Surround yourself with friends and beauty to celebrate the sweetness of the season. Be My Valentine and you’ll get hugs and kisses year round. See more @ http://earthangelstoys.blogspot.com/search?updated-max.

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Heart made with felt flowers. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraceG2.

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Beautiful heart necklace with vintage chain. See more @ http://www.vintagebliss.typepad.com

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Dragonfly love pendant, great Valentine gift. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/82708144/dragonfly-love-pendant-valentine-gift.

 

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Shabby Chic Floral Arrangements

Shabby chic floral arrangements. Enjoy these great ideas for creating shabby chic floral arrangements in your home. Flowers in hues of pink, orange, purple, blue and white fill containers such as urns, metal buckets, clay pots, glass vases, bird cages, water pitchers,metal milk carries.and tea cups. All photos were taken from Pinterest or directly from the web. I make no claim to these photos. Enjoy

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Unique Furniture Pieces

Many unique furniture pieces…lighting, tables, chairs, ottomans, dressers, or sofas all made from metal, to wood, to plastic, to fabric. All photos have been taken from the Web or from pinterest. I claim no rights to these photos. Enjoy.

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Holiday how toVelvet Pumpkins

Thanksgiving Holiday Velvet Pumpkin How-To. First here are some example plush pumpkins. Tutorial to follow.

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Just love this color of orange and the “curled” pumpkin stem.

 

 

 

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Beautiful colored velvet pumpkins.

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Soft tan velvet pumpkin.

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Brown, green and orange in combination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 1: Gather pumpkin stems. Using real pumpkins stems adds authenticity to these pumpkins and they are so gorgeous! Find pumpkins at your local pumpkin patch, vegetable stand or grocery store! Stems need to be completely dried, so leave them in a dry, warm place for a week or so.
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Step 3: Thread a long needle with  a heavy thread that matches your velvet.
Make a running stitch 1/4 to 1/2  inch from the edge of the velvet all the way around the circle.
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Step 4: Gather the thread and pull the pumpkin top together. Leaving enough room to fill.
IMG_5455Step 5: You can fill your pumpkin, with Fiberfill, beans, rice or poly fiber beads. I found using a harder fill (beans and rice) in combination with the softer fiberfill works the best.The poly fiber beads worked well on their own. Try using a kitchen funnel to fill the pumpkin.
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Step 6: Once the pumpkin is filled to your liking, sew the opening close, gathering the velvet together and stitching tightly, allowing gathers to form.

 

IMG_9718aStep 7: Sew opening securely together. Criss crossing thread over opening in fabric.
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Step 9: Find the perfect position for the stem on the pumpkin BEFORE you glue it down.
Put a big drop of E-6000 glue in the center of the sewn top of the pumpkin as well as on the stem. Afix stem to the pumpkin. Hold for a minute or 2. Set aside and let completely dry.
Step 10: Enjoy your pretty posh velvet pumpkins! Here are some more examples of some beautiful velvet pumpkins.
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