Upcycled Embroidery Hoop Wreath + Merry Printable Banner

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I would love to tell you that I have learned the art of embroidery.

I have not.

It’s on my stuff-I-really-want-to-learn-but-I-get-so-distracted list.

Upcycling a sweet thrift store find however is something we specialize in around my house.
And today I am sharing a sneak peek at my Christmas Home Tour coming soon.
This Embroidery Hoop Wreath is thrifty from top to bottom.  

The “sweater” was actually a Land’s End blanket I picked up at Goodwill last spring, and
drug all over with me all summer long.  When the frayed edges could not stand another wash,
my white sweater blanket became part of a winter quilt (still in the works.) [Read more…]

How to Make a Glitter House Village {the easy way}

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Does the thought of having a your own Glitter House Village sound wonderful?

It has to me too for a couple years now.

And I have thought about different ways I could construct cardboard glitter houses,
But schedules are busy this time of year, and it’s hard enough to sometimes
balance it all and have time to create and craft too.

Let alone build a teeny village while keeping little hands from grabbing one
and running around like crazy folk.

So the idea went on the back burner until I came across a pretty but kind of faded
Victorian style house at Goodwill.  It was $6.99, and I brought it home and left it
on the kitchen counter for a couple days. [Read more…]

DIY Winter Wreath + Christmas inspiration for this year

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Do you ever have one of those years that you want to change like everything about your Christmas decor?
I have surveyed what we have, and the good news I think I can get my tree to be fabulous for another year.
That is with a few zip ties and possibly a couple pounds of hot glue.
But we are going to cover that baby in ornaments and lights, and hope for the best!

I have priced out the tree I want and part of me says… “you should get that, you need it”
and the more thrifty, rational side counters, “you are a DIY home blogger, um.. fix the stinking tree already!”

Well, the savings couldn’t be squandered so, I have been checking Goodwill a couple times a week,
and hit Michael’s last week with some sa-weet sales going on.  Throw in some Dollar Tree finds and
I think I will be able to pull off a whole new look this year without spending a lot.

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DIY Halloween BOO Wreath

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If you happen to know someone who is completely, 100%, addicted to paper, and glue, and glittery letters….

You might want to share this with them.

Two awesome things will happen, the first they will make a small dent in their paper hoard.  

And the best part, have a new wreath after about 30 minutes of paper-folding, hot-gluing and giggling over
how pretty their paper is. 

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Paper + glitter fall wreath

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 So, it’s almost Fall right?
Like, so close to Fall that a pretty, glittery wreath is totally necessary at this point.

I mean, when do we not need a new wreath, you know, never.


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So, I am working (yeah on like 5 ongoing projects at the same time because we love
a challenge right?) on getting the front porch ready for Fall.  I will be sharing a bit more
soon about how I did a super easy deep clean and lifted a layer of summer use and dirt
right off.  But in between cleaning the porch, light fixtures, and making a few new pretty
things for my Fall porch decor, a wreath had to be the first thing that I finished.

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Hello summer paper medallion wreath

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I knew I couldn’t kick off summer without a new wreath.
It’s just not right.

I wanted to make something a bit whimsical.
Something that says “I am fun, bright, a little crazy and will remind you to have fun.”
And not to take ourselves to seriously, because, well…that is boring and the last thing we want is boring.

So, with a little search thru my craft supply hoard, and a quick trip to Jo-Ann’s, I give you
my favorite wreath yet.
A wreath made of paper, string, and glue.
I’m excited to be taking part in ProFlowers Wreaths All Year project, because we all love wreaths,
and I personally just cannot have enough of them.

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Bright summer wreath

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Summer is just around the corner, YIPPEE!!
My favorite time of year, hands down is summertime.
Iced tea, hot dogs on the grill, and kids playing in the backyard all day.
Tons of sunshine, garage sales galore.
Summer is such a fun time to bust out the bright colors, and get your happy on.
Outside and inside too, bright, fun colors are everywhere & this wreath can help
you bright the brights inside, or hang it proudly on your door.
Letting everyone know your place is a summer party zone!!

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Inspiration Monday Party | DIY Kitchen Decor Features

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party!

Thank you SO much for joining us every week-

You continue to INSPIRE us!!

When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all

FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.


Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too.
*Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?

(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)

This weeks features are all about decorating the heart of the home…

the kitchen.

Congrats to all of you who were featured!


Spring Kitchen Nook by Vintage Finds

Portable Herb Garden by Yesterday on Tuesday

Carrot Centerpiece by Simply Suzanne’s At Home

Spring Green Napkins by Modern Monogramming

Checker Board Kitchen Floor by Simply Vintageous

Painted Wooden Spoons by Tiny Sidekick

[Read more…]

13 Beautiful DIY Spring Projects

Spring is such a great time to create, paint, refresh and brighten up our homes.  I love spring, and I didn’t need
to look any further than our Inspiration Monday parties every week to find a bunch of fabulous spring ideas!
Are you ready to get inspired? Me too!

Inspiration Monday Party | Features & a GIVEAWAY!!

It’s an end of the month #InspirationMonday party
…you know what that means!
We have a guest hostess AND a giveaway!
We’re so happy you are joining us today.
This week, your links are seen simultaneously on all SIX blogs at the same time, 
all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

And if you’re linking up via our guest hostess, Mayen Designs, WELCOME!

And of course a big HELLO to all of our regular party friends, too-

We just love you to pieces!

We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.

To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. 
Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:

I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Redhead Can DecoratetwelveOeight | Your Homebased Mom

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Our awesome guest hostess, Mayen Designs, has curated a wonderful collection of sewing projects
linked up at last week’s party for today’s features. Check them out below>>>



Spring Burlap Wreath #DIY #Silhouette #printandcut

I absolutely love this beautiful Burlap Spring Wreath Laura from The Turquoise Home shared!!
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Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties