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Daily Inspiration – Miniature Trees Gift Wrapping DIY

I came across these cute little miniature trees at Joann’s Fabric. The instant I found them I knew what I could do. Why not use them while gift wrapping? Well, after getting some gifts I was way too excited to bring my idea to life. I don’t know about you, but to me gift wrapping is always my favorite part. It’s so relaxing and kinda therapeutic. I truly enjoy seeing smiles the minute someone receives a gift, not because of what they’re receiving but because of the wrapping HA! Yeah I know, I’m crazy and I know it!

Anyways, back to the tutorial… you will need some colorful twine, cute miniature trees and wrapping paper. I created mine with craft paint + craft paper. Simply stamp it as you wish, I made dots using a plastic screw HA! Once your gift is wrapped all you gotta do is tie a knot around the base of your tree when wrapping the twine around your present. It doesn’t get any simpler than that! Take a look below. Tell me they’re not awesome? I truly love the simplicity of them. Happy holiday friends!

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Daily Inspiration – Refinished Mid-Century Dressers

Ladies and gents I present to you my very first furniture refinishing project. After lots of hours and days reading all different types of “how to’s” I went for it. The search was on for the best mid-century dresser I could find. After visiting numerous goodwill stores with no luck, I turned to my trusty old friend…”Craigslist”. After losing out one dresser, I had lost all hope. How was I going to find another one? Then, a few days after taking a break from all the madness, I decided to take a quick look on Craigslist before going to bed and there they were, not one, but two great dressers calling our names. They were two for the price of one so I knew immediately this was meant to be HA! I had the most fun working on them on a weekend between football games and meals in on our garage (the perks of living in the Midwest, I now have space for these types of projects). The mister loved what I did so it was a win all around. After a week of letting them dry out, we brought them into their new home and I can’t stop smiling. Have you refinished old furniture before? Isn’t it awesome? On to the next one!

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Daily Inspiration – Recycled Cans DIY

I was itching to create something from these cans I saved while cooking dinner the other night. Enter this cute little DIY. I used craft paint, cute chalkboard labels (from the dollar bin from Target, yeah!) and to finish I filled them up with pretty dry flowers from our wedding. It doesn’t get more special than that! The possibilities are endless with these. Fresh flowers will look amazing too. Cannot wait to make some more. I love using recycled materials. What do you think? Would you give it a try?

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Daily Inspiration – Wedding “Metal” Monogram

Hi world. Look I’m blogging again, HA! I know its been too long. Life has been crazy busy, I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record but here I am again sharing a cute little tutorial for you. I first made these “metal letters” two years ago for our apartment and we are still in love with them. Well, while shopping at Joann’s fabric the other day I came across these cardboard letters and immediately thought about turning them into a metal monogram for our big day. Plus why not share them here too? I mean, all you gotta do is paint your letters black, once they dry out you paint them with metallic paint and voila! Cheaper “Anthropology” letters within minutes. You know me, the fact they’re handmade makes them more special. Have you done these before? You could make these for all different occasions… initials for kids rooms, the famous “eat” sign for your kitchen, etc. I cannot wait to use these on our wedding day as part of our décor.

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Daily Inspiration – Sunday Snapshots

I made a visit to my favorite spot yesterday. It had been way too long. I saw the coolest book lamps and hate myself for not taking a card from the vendor. I can’t find them anywhere online, bad blogger move on my end. I must go back soon to figure it out HA! I did end up finding the best looking frames for just $1. I made them into chalkboards the minute I got home. I just love a good DIY to end the weekend. How was your weekend?

 

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Daily Inspiration – Valentines DIY round-up

In case you need some help for Valentines Day, which I can’t believe is around the corner. Take a look at some past projects that will make the perfect little gift for that special person in your life. Happy Friday friends!

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Daily Inspiration – Penguins Ornaments DIY

Are you fully recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma? I finally am. I was looking forward to “black Friday”, not only for the leftovers but for our traditional putting up of our Christmas tree HA! Last year I created these cute little guys, I wanted to make some new ones for this year. I guess I’ve been making ornaments every year so I had to continue the tradition. Not sure how I ended up on a penguin, but I do love it. To make them, I simply played around with different shapes of felt and fabric. I sewed them by hand and stuffed them with some cotton balls. I used some yarn for the string and a hot glue gun for their little eyes. Pretty simple. Are you making ornaments this year too? Please do tell! Merry Christmas!

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Daily Inspiration – Wine Cork Placeholders DIY

Last year I made these placeholders for our Thanksgiving table. For this year I knew I wanted to create some new ones. I’ve been keeping all the corks from our wine bottles (for some strange reason) so I decided they would be my base. It took me about 10 minutes to make them (including all names stamped on cut outs of scrap-booking paper). I’m hoping our guests will feel special and know exactly which seat has been reserved for them :) If you want to make them, this is what you do: grab as many corks as you’ll need, depending on how many people will be sitting at the table. Using an Xacto knife (please be careful) pull the blade across the cork with firm pressure. Repeat until you’ve made your slice completely across the top of the cork. Then simply slide the place cards into your cork holders. How easy was that? Don’t you love little details on a table like this? Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Cronuts DIY

Yes, you read that right. This is a Cronut DIY post. It all started when one of my best friends sent me this link. After a few seconds in I texted her: “We are making them this weekend!” and so we did. It was super fun and extremely easy. Which I don’t think is good. The mister and I are both obsessed. I created a monster. Anyways, back to the recipe. We simply used canola oil, 2 (8-ounce) canisters of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls, some vanilla & chocolate pudding. Plus powdered sugar and milk for the glaze. Watch this cute video by Popsugar to get all the deets and enjoy.

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Daily Inspiration – Fall Garland DIY

I cannot believe Fall officially started. I decided to make a little something Saturday morning with some scraps of felt I had laying around to kick off the season. I started with an idea in my head but not sure what I was going to do. I do feel a little silly making it a DIY but since it might inspire someone out there why not share it? I must confess, it has yet to go up in our house since I’m still gathering the rest of the décor but making this got me started. All I did was cut some leaves out of a few different colors of felt and hand stitch them with pretty twine. I told you it was easy!. Here is to the beginning of a new season!

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