Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Welcome to a winter refresh with a bit of Valentine fun!

Welcome ! Hope everyone is staying warm the fridgid temperatures have spread even to florida! Being a northern girl I welcome the chill with open arms. I wont lie though I love the heat from the fireplace and big warm sweaters . So with the winter refresh iI also added some spring florals .

























I thought that lots of color would be nice to see right about now!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Lisa

Saturday, January 19, 2019

An Easy Pretty Wreath To Make ....to brighten your winter up!

Welcome friends, nice of you to pop on in today. By now Christmas is just a wonderful memory , we have put away all the décor and have freshened up our homes a bit. Last evening we ventured into target …..loved all the décor so I had seen the pretty rose wreaths , pretty pricey though! So I thought yes I can make that for little or no money! The wreaths were really exquisite and I have been looking for a huge wreath to put on  a huge vintage window in my living room.

So I gathered a wreath base which I purchased at Michaels Craft, mine is about 3 ft wide, lots of glue sticks ,my hot glue gun and a couple of white clean flat sheets I purchased from out local Goodwill, I usually pick them up when I go , I tend to use them for many craft project they are about 1.99 each.


















 First step is to rip pieces of the sheet so for mine my pieces were about 6-7 inches wide , How long you cut them will depend on the thickness of the rose. The process is very simple, most of my roses are  cut about 18 in strip so that's 18 x 6 or so. First step fold the strip in half long way so it gives some weight to the flower then folded side up just start to roll the material tight some and loose some when its all rolled gather at the bottom and put hot glue and quickly place on base. repeating and making sure roses are all side by side with no gaps. Im sure the large one I have done has about 100 roses . This is not  fast craft This wreath probably took me a good 3 hours to do , but the end result is well worth the time.


































These wreaths can be made of any materials, colors, prints etc. I plan on doing a small one for my kitchen cabinet in white and highlighting the tips of the roses with some paint. So will you craft a wreath too? It was fun to make cant wait to do another!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
                                                                       Happy Crafting!
                                                                            Lisa

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Scrap Of Wood or Metal, Stencils & Paint & Presto!




Welcome!

Welcome, happy you could pop in today.  I cant think of a better way to spread some Farmhouse love in my home than a home crafted sign. The best part is that anything goes! Its a great way to use up scraps of wood or metal without spending a fortune.  So for these two signs I used sandpaper, woodand metal scraps, actually i had a metal panel door headed for the trash so i disassembled it. The other is a scrap of wood. So paints of your choice craft paints at Walmart are 2 for 1.00. Stencils , if you dont have any freehand is great too. You can make it as fancy or as simple as you like. The metal door slab is very large but was fun creating. Most big box home improvement stores such as Home Depot carry precut pieces of wood at reasonable prices. Have some fun and craft a sign!

                     HAPPY CRAFTING
 




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