Crafting-DIY, Decorating

Valentine Table Runner

Only a few more days until Valentine’s Day. I don’t do much in decorating for this day, but here is a little touch I did do and can leave up after the holiday. Love, Love,Love…
IMG_2907 IMG_2904I took a love song that I Love and wrote in down on this butcher paper with a sharpie and TaDa my custom runner. I put in a few favorite pieces for my center piece and glued this heart to the bird’s beak for the final Valentine touch.
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So it could be your favorite song, poem, your own personal story, how will it inspire you? Happy Valentine’s DayIMG_2908

Crafting-DIY, Decorating, Holidays

Easy Thanksgiving Placemats

I love Butcher paper, white and brown. So seeing this on Pinterest was a quick “Pin It” for me. So easy ¬†and inexpensive.

Be Thankful
Be Thankful

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These pretty much explain themselves and you could decorate them to make them your own. I took a placemat and traced it onto brown butcher paper. Outlined it in Black sharpie, wrote the words “Im Thankful For on some and Im Grateful” on others. Will put the sharpie out on Thanksgiving Day and let guests be creative.

Happy Thankfulness :

Crafting-DIY

Wine Cork Art

I got a glimpse of  one of these in a window front at a Las Vegas store, it stayed on my mind all the way home. I wish I had paid more attention to the display. I believe there were 3 of them in different sizes hanging at different levels. So I had to make one. TaDa here it is and how I put it together

The one I am going to show how I made is from a 6″ styrofoam ball, the one on top is a 8″ ball.

Supplies:

6″ Styrofoam ball-Glue Gun-Bowl-Wooden Skewer Stick

I stuck the skewer stick into the top of the ball, gives me something to hold on to and when it is done I will remove the stick and put in some rope to hang it from. 

Then you just start gluing the corks onto the ball,paying attention to which end of the cork has the most character as that is the end you will place to the outside.

Placing it in the bowl helps to hold it stable.After appling the glue apply pressure to the cork while it is sticking to the ball. I held each cork for about 10 seconds.

It took me approximately 155 corks and 90 minutes to finish the 6″ ball. I will let it set for a day then pull out the skewer stick fill hole with glue and poke in some rope or ribbon what ever would go with your decor.

Here is what I did with my 8″ ball:

I hope you also see the beauty in the ball, it is a fun piece.

Ciao!