Fall Garden Decor

100164210.jpg.rendition.largest

http://www.bhg.com/halloween/outdoor-decorations/pretty-front-entry-decorating-ideas-for-fall/#page=1

leaves-pumpkin-etch-l

http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/decorating/fall-decorating-ideas-00417000079843/page52.html

Take a look at this post I have included many great ideas for fall decorating, and each picture has the website where I found the picture. Enjoy this post and enjoy your fall decorating!

images

http://www.familyholiday.net/43-amazing-white-fall-decor-ideas

fall-decorating-m

http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/holidays

images

http://furniture.trendzona.com/decoration-2/fall-decoration-centerpieces.html

images

http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/841069/fall-decorating-ideas-for-your-fireplace-mantel

images

http://www.trendytree.com/image-gallery/2013-raz-fall-decorating-ideas

f13_thumb[3]

http://eisymorgan.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-decor-ideas.html

mla103605_1108_cab_vase_hd

http://www.marthastewart.com/275172/fall-harvest-decorating#276216

101745914.jpg.rendition.largest

http://www.bhg.com/halloween/outdoor-decorations/pretty-front-entry-decorating-ideas-for-fall/#page=1

Continue reading

(2839)

Tutorial: magnet board

IMG_1662

Supplies needed for magnet board. Foam core, fabric, picture frame, sheet of metal.

IMG_1661

First lay out your supplies. Be sure to iron fabric, so finished board will not have wrinkles.

IMG_1682

Cut metal with tin snips to fit frame. Place cut metal sheet on fabric. Cut fabric leaving 3 inches around edges of metal.

IMG_1693

Cut foam core slightly smaller than the piece of metal that you cut to fit the frame. Place fabric, followed by metal sheet into frame. Fold fabric over the piece of metal. Secure magnet board by adding the foam core on top of the fabric and metal. You want it to be a tight fit.

IMG_1691

Completed magnet board! I just love the colors and pattern of this fabric.

IMG_1663

Another completed magnet board. I did not keep either of the magnetic boards for myself, but sent them off to college for my daughter and her roommate. These are so easy to make that I know I will be making one for myself and several as gifts this holiday season.

(2470)

Halloween Pumpkins

101552014.jpg.rendition.largest

Lace covered white (or orange) covered pumpkin. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating/

Terry Cloth Pumpkin Close Up_thumb[1]

Lace and velvet pumpkin. See more @ www.vintagewithlaces.

 Halloween Pumpkins : Below you will find some unique ideas for decoration pumpkins this Halloween season. Trick or Treat?

101657958.jpg.rendition.largest

Candy corn pumpkins. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

101397853.jpg.rendition.largest

Pumpkin painted white and dressed up with a sequined spider web. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

101657968.jpg.rendition.largest

Boo in buttons. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

IMG_2225

Glitter pumpkin topiary. See more @ www.adiamondinthestuff.com.

101657965.jpg.rendition.largest

Embellished black cat and bat. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

Vintagehardwarepumpkin_thumb

Pumpkin decorated with vintage door knob as the stem. See more @ findinghomeonline.com/vintage-doorknob-pumpkins.

Continue reading

(1129)

30 inventive storage solutions

il_570xN.454823564_ffnq

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!

IMG_5055

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.

29a1bb2fc733861d8b72a212d469424f

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

7e46cda105a167eb0f42d39780f902e6

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

 

cea006ee4dd09cb19e4b72b6cae00ecf

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

IMG_4995

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

Continue reading

(1243)

Tutorial: record bowl & letter holder

This is one of my favorite Do-it Yourself projects. Makes a unique and creative gift. Below are the directions how to make a “record bowl” from an old record. This cute and nostalgic bowl is great for just tossing in your keys, wallet, and phone as you walk in the door. A few years ago as a part of Teacher Appreciate Week, I made all of the teachers at my Son’s middle school a record bowl. The teachers just loved them, using them to store miscellaneous desk items such as scissors, glue, markers, thumb tacks, etc. This year I made a record bowl as well as a wall mounted record mail holder for both my daughter and her college roommate.See instructions below.

IMG_1524

This project starts with gathering up some old records. I purchased records at Half-Priced Books. You can purchase records starting at one dollar and up two five or six dollars. I used records with a center color that I liked or one produced by a favorite artist.

IMG_1532

Remove the records albums from the cardboard folder. You can through out record album cover, unless you have another great project in mind.

IMG_1547

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

IMG_1543

Next find an appropriately sized kitchen bowl. I used the largest bowl from my set of three kitchen-aide bowls. (Circumference of about ).

IMG_1551

Place record in 200 degree oven. It will take about a minute to heat up enough to be pliable and form into a bowl. See the slight ripple effect on this record? The record is not rippled enough to remove from the oven. Keep eye on record and remove from oven when it has started to melt.

IMG_1541

Using a soft, damp cloth, such as a cloth baby diaper, carefully dust both sides of the record. Make sure the cloth fabric is only a little damp and dust the paper circle in the center of the record very lightly. You do not want to tear the label.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_1545

Next remove rippled record form the oven and quickly form your record bowl by creating pleats or ruffles in the record. Allow record bowl to cool. It is not complete. No two record bowls will be alike!

 

IMG_1551

Place another record in the 200 degree oven and allow it to get warm.

IMG_1555

Simply use a rolled up kitchen towel to form the record into a mail holder.

IMG_1557

Hang formed record on the wall with a nail placed in the center of the record. I hung one record above the other for great mail storage.

 

(3264)

Dorm Room, Move In.

Over these last few weeks, those of us who have college aged kids have been packing and unpacking their life’s processions.Here are some great ideas for your student’s dorm room. Options include black and white,  brights, florals, pastels and  all colors of prints patterns. All photos uploaded from Pinterest. I claim no rights to these photos. Enjoy!

10410fed303a6b830382a160c92ab5da

x

21361a26b9f5e1032db94e65cf740db0 IMG_5057 IMG_5054 IMG_5056 IMG_5036   Continue reading

(1125)

Upcycled Denim

Great revamped clothing made from recycled denim. Includes everything from skirts and jackets to bags, belts and jeans. Enjoy!

81f7e20d0b9cc523d804f1792a41ad52

Do-it-yourself inspiration, denim jeans dressed up. See more @ www.apair-andaspare.blogspot.com.

d6734b74463e10eba82ead08857c9031

Recycle your jeans to make a fast and easy skirt. Brilliant. See more @ www. etsy.

b466f6009f8ad3e5bc62e4358d90a3df

Funky and patriotic upcycled clothing by CreoleSha.
See more @ www.etsy.com.

6b0f745f8554b3db8d76b36bac627744

Blue Jean Purse – what a great gift! – SO cute to have a brightly colored lining. See more @ www.sugarbeecrafts.com.

557be8b58dab65b0185d6a3f5be4bc28

Denim,boho,hippie,upcycled clothing skirt by AbbyMattie.
See more @ www.etsy.com

4de30e2bf5523624d65f796f0c952dd4

Fun recycled top from all things pretty. Via www.etsy.com.

Continue reading

(37132)

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
04534901623df34404d42a7fdc37f043

Clever dorm room storage shelves. From www.prudentbaby.com

1e685f9d76177859d24bc4876d4fc03b

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

434a5e8eb45ddba3a1d9d97fe5b8804b

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

53c3fc97954971f13fa653fe1cbf7a87

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

Continue reading

(10997)

Summer poolside drinks

IMG_4327

Pineapple upside down cake daiquiri. Pinned from www.slimpickinskitchen.com

Enjoy these fantastic summer drinks, poolside! Includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There are as beautiful as they are tasty.

 

IMG_4323

Blue Sparkling Star: 2 oz orange infused vodka, 2 oz blue curaçao, champagne. Rim champagne glasses with blue sanding sugar. Pour 1 oz orange vodka into each glass. Add 1 oz blue curaçao. Top each glass with champagne.Pinned from www.daydreamerdesserts.com.

IMG_4330

Lime Sherbet Margaritas. Pinned from www.betterrecipes.com.

IMG_4328

Purple Martini: 3 oz Vodka, 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice, ½ oz blue Curacao liqueur, ½ oz sweet & sour mix, ½ can of clear soda (7-up) Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake gently. Serve in a chilled glasses. Pinned from www.raindropsnroses.tumblr.com

Continue reading

(12443)

Dorm Room Essentials

IMG_5165

Darling mouse pad made from a piece of cork board and a fun print fabric. How to @ http://www.shelterness.com

Here are some great ideas for Do-it-Yourself dorm room storage. Fun ideas for you and your student can make together before leaving the nest for college. Or surprise your college student with a few of your favorites.

IMG_4994

Pretty binder clips, DIY @ http://sewcakemake.blogspot.com

IMG_5249

Empty tin cans covered with scrapbook paper and embellished with ribbon, paper flowers, and an initial. Great for a college dorm room.
DIY directions at http://sewcakemake.blogspot.com.

IMG_5276

Classic dorm room decor: wooden crates. 

Continue reading

(1542)