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Succulent Planter

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At our new home the previous owners left a non working fountain.

I kept it thinking I could re-purpose it. So while I started working on my garden I decided to remove the cord and use this fountain for as a succulent planter.

I may still paint it, but I did add my outdoor Owl to the top of the fountain since it had no new home yet.

I think this will look really nice once the succulents grow together. I love using random items as planters in my garden.

Happy Spring!

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Wreath Making

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I love how easy it is to make a wreath for any occasion.

I needed an everyday wreath. So when I saw the monograms you could order from wood on sale I ordered our last name.

I found a large naked straw wreath at my favorite thrift store and thought it would be perfect to decorate.

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I had some left over burlap from previous projects.

I also had some gold outdoor spray paint.

I put them all together with ribbon and hot glue and made the everyday wreath I wanted.

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I love how uniform this turned out. I can add little decorations to it for different seasons and Holidays as the year progresses. As for now, this is perfect for the summer and exactly what I needed for my front door.

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Chalk Board Menu

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I wanted to make a chalkboard menu for the times we entertain. These little details are really cute for any party.  I had this old multi picture frame that I was never going to use. So I decided I would re-purpose the frame into the menu.

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I traced the glass rectangle from the frame on press board then tossed the glass out.  Next I sanded down the wood frame. I wanted to make it vintage looking. So after wiping the sanded frame down, I spray painted the wood gold. After that dried I spray painted the next layer white. While the frame was drying over night my husband cut the press wood. I painted about 4 layers of chalk board paint on the press wood. I let them both dry over night.

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The next morning I used light grit sand paper and sanded the frame as to how I wanted it to look. I wanted to see some gold through it just enough for some sparkle.

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After everything was dry I put the boarded frame together.

One tip that I learned long ago was to color the whole board with white chalk first. This way you avoid any ghost writing from the 1st time you write on it. Wipe the chalk board down with dry cloth and you’re ready to write.

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The menu board turned out great. We were able to use it right away for a Teacher’s luncheon we put on at my Daughter’s school. A fast fun and reusable detail to any party. Enjoy.

Expired Car Seat’s New Life

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So what did you do with your child’s expired car seat?

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My husband has had plans for his and their seat for a while now.

One way to make sure it wouldn’t be used unsafely in a car again was to bolt it down to pieces of wood. Then add a steering wheel and gas peddles. Lastly plop it down in front of a computer screen.

Now my kids and their Daddy can play race car video games just like in an arcade.

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Yes, they are in heaven.

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Thank you Daddy.

Ninja Turtles Ornament

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Here’s our quick Christmas gifts for the boys in my daughter’s Kindergarten class.

They all seem to love the Ninja Turtles. So when I saw this easy craft I knew it was perfect.

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I bought some green ornaments and used the ribbon and googly eyes we already had.

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She loved hot gluing these guys together and the boys thought they were pretty cool.

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What more could you ask for?

Happy Holidays!

Winter Time Wreaths With Friends

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I came across 100 of these card board circles. Perfect for easy wreath forms.   I thought this could be a fun easy craft to do with friends. Even easy enough for the friends that think they are not crafty at all!

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So for our book club this month we made it a craft night. I brought the forms and glue guns, and asked everyone to bring decorations they wanted to create with.

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What a fun evening of wine, food, chat and creativity.

These are the wonderful wreaths we created by gluing. I think this could become a wonderful tradition we just started.

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Happy Holidays!

Easy, Pretty and Natural

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I wanted to make something easy, pretty and natural for the Bridal Shower favor. So it would match the whole theme I’ve been sharing with you.

My nice go to favor is a home made body scrub. I have a large grapefruit tree and I’m always trying to figure out more ways to use up the mass amount of white grapefruit that grows. Here’s my recipe.  This time I used raw sugar and had to add a bit more olive oil for the right consistency. That’s the fun part about these scrubs, you can mix and match. How about Epson salt and lemons? Play with it. As for this favor I had all these ingredients on hand which makes it much easier.

Now I needed jars to put the mixture in and I needed to decorate them. I asked a new mother for some glass baby food jars for this craft project. Next I grabbed some fabric scraps, lace scraps, and my trusty glue gun.

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After washing the jars, I measured, cut and glued the fabric to the jars. Next I let them dry and lastly I scooped the scrub in so they all pretty much measured about the same amount. I made an even dozen.

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I was given these old labels from a school which I thought would be perfect to list the ingredients on. And there you go, an easy, pretty and natural favor to give away at a shower, or even around the holidays.

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Enjoy