Do you love decorating for the holidays? This Valentine Polka Dot Poppy Wreath was very inexpensive and easy to make!
RESTORED HARDWARE CHRISTMAS TREE diy:
Whew! So so so happy to have this RESTORED HARDWARE CHRISTMAS TREE done and off my mind! I started collecting “stuff” for this project last year. Most of the hardware was found at a flea market. I was determined that I would finally get this project done this year….and here we are 5 days before Christmas and it is hanging on the wall! So, if you love this idea and want to make one for yourself go ahead and PIN it and start collecting now. Everything for this project was thrifted. There’s something about taking random “junk” and making something fun and unique that just makes me happy.
I love the way this framed evergreen ice skate turned out! There is a GREAT flea market where we used to live and I have been missing it so much. Lucky for me, it’s only an hour away. We decided to head that way a few weeks ago and I found this adorable ice skate for TWO BUCKS! She was single and looked so lonely. I knew that I could take her home and add a little somethin’ somethin’ and make her magical. There were no laces so I used a little twine. It’s not like it needs to hold up to hours of extreme ice skating…it just needs to look adorable and this did the trick.
Hey y’all! I’m excited to show you how I put together this fun Galvanized Metal Summer Door Hanger. It’s easy peasy and will look great on your door or in your home on the wall!
Supplies needed to make your own Galvanized Metal Summer Door Hanger:
These framed pin cushions are so dang adorable, inexpensive and easy to put together. I made one a few years ago for my Mom for her birthday and she still loves it! She is an INCREDIBLE seamstress and I just knew that having a BIG, easy to find pin cushion would be useful to her. I made hers in an ornate 5×7 frame painted navy blue with a sweet floral print and matching navy button in the center. Right now I am working on making a TON of framed pin cushions for a craft show I am doing soon. I am selling furniture and decor at the show but wanted something inexpensive and cute for people to buy for themselves or for gifts.
Items you will need to make your own FRAMED PIN CUSHION:
- small frame
- sand paper, optional
- hot glue
- button, optional
- large needle and thread
I like to keep everything nice, clean and organized as I work. 😉
How to make your own FRAMED PIN CUSHION:
I always look at yard sales and thrift stores for frames. I was feeling pretty great about a few I got last weekend at a yard sale for a dollar or two. Then today I found some as cheap as 20 cents at a thrift store! SCORE!!! The largest ones I used for this project are 5×7 and I found some cute little ones as well!
This was such a fun craft to make! I am sorry to say that I didn’t take many photos…or I did and can’t find them! hehe Anyhoo….I will just explain how I did it and y’all can ask if you have any questions! I have made these button canvases a few times with a friend of mine in Texas. I made a small one with navy and white stripes and a yellow button heart that is super cute. This canvas is a 16×20 so it’s pretty big! I started out by using blue painters tape and I just taped stripes across the canvas. I just used a little piece of tape between each stripe on each side to make sure they were evenly spaced…I just took them off each time as I moved along. After I got the tape on there nice and even I used a card…like a credit card or gift card…and went over the tape so it was secure and smooth. One tip for working with canvas is to put a book or something about the same height as the canvas underneath it so it doesn’t stretch out! This was especially important when I put the vinyl on. You don’t want to push on it and end up with a saggy canvas at the end. I used spray paint for this project and it was easy peasy. The paint is less likely to bleed under the tape when using spray paint.
I absolutely love these jars and have so much fun switching them out for different seasons and holidays. I made them a while ago with jars from Hobby lobby, candlestick holders and finials from yard sales and thrift stores. There are about a million ways you can make your own jars. One of the tops of mine is actually an old bottle of Avon perfume found at a yard sale! Just look for the right shapes and sizes. Paint is magic! I spray painted each of the pieces then used E6000 to glue the jars to the candlestick holders. E6000 is a heavy duty glue. You can buy it at craft stores. I think I just got mine at a big box store. When you glue the jars on make sure they are somewhere safe where they won’t get bumped and knocked over. They will need to dry overnight. I also glued the finials to the jar lids. The tricky part was getting them centered in the middle!
Do you ever have an idea that totally consumes you? Like…you think about it constantly? Mostly in the middle of the night when you should be sleeping? That is what happened with the idea for these steampunkins! I spent some time looking at steampunk style online and made a trip to a couple local thrift shop for “parts.” I know they are totally crazy and over the top…but I love them. I am glad to have them done though. Now I can just sit and look at them and smile. 🙂