Monday, September 27, 2010


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DIY: Jar to Lamp

Find how to make this here

DIY: Key Rack

What you’ll need:

* 3 pieces of silverware (thin spoons and forks work best)
* Acrylic paint
* 3 pieces of square, unfinished wood (I got mine at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents each)
* Clear Gorilla Glue
* 3 brass triangular hangers (you will glue these to the back of the wood)


1. Bend your utensils: I’ve found that the easiest way to do this is to drop the three utensils into boiling water. Once they’ve softened a bit, use tongs to remove the silverware from the water. Wearing cleaning gloves, bend the silverware around something small and round (I used a small drinking glass).

2. Paint your wood pieces, 1-2 coats of acrylic paint each.

3. glue the brass triangular hooks to the back (make sure they are straight or your key rack will hang crookedly)

4. Glue the utensils on the front using the smallest amount of Gorilla Glue possible. If you use too much glue, it will puff up alongside the silverware, so be careful!

5. Hang up your new key rack!

Read more at Design*Sponge

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My LOVE-Flowers

These are so wonderful!
I enjoyed them so much!
Hope you are having a WONDERFUL Wednesday! :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

DIY: Crepe Paper Flowers

I hope you have fun making these!
I know I will...


Crepe paper sheets
White floral cloth wire
White floral tape


1. Cut a strip of crepe paper about 5-4 inches wide and about 18 inches long. The grain of the crepe paper should be parallel to the longest sides. Fold in half several times until you have a small rectangle about 2 inches wide.

2. Cut the top edge, rounding it out to create a semi-circle shape. Unfold crepe paper strip.

3-4. Refold the crepe paper strip, but not exactly in half. When bringing the short ends together, stop a few inches short of matching them up exactly. Fold a few more times and cut a rounded petal edge on the opposite side as before. This will ensure that the scallops on each side are somewhat staggered. Unfold.

5. Now fold in half length wise. Take one end of crepe paper strip and secure it to the top of floral wire by making a loop with the wire and twisting it around crepe paper.

6. Begin to form flower. Gather the crepe paper as you turn the wire stem, and secure it with floral tape. Once the flower is fully formed, wrap the tape partially down the stem.

7. Using your fingers, adjust flower petals. Crepe paper has a bit of a stretch, so you can gently pull edges of petals to create a more realistic look. In the center of the flower, add a dab of glue and cover with microbeads.


This is one of my favorite holidays to
decorate for!
So, here are some of the start of my inspirations!
Maybe you can use them too!

These are from Life in the Fun Lane

This DIY Mini Treats is from Women's Day

Make this DIY spider from eighteen25

Another DIY project!
This doormat from Better Homes & Gardens

I threw a really fun halloween party last year,
so this is just some insite to what
it will be like this year!

These are the cutest!
Find them at the House of Smith's

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Before & After

So I have moved into a new room and had to redecorate...
Automatically I am on the lookout for anything I
can re-do and fix up!
I found this beauty and decided to do it a gold
with an antique glaze on it that I
learned from All Things Thrifty ...

Before:(look at all the detail it has!:)

So here is my WONDERFUL new couch I found on KSL.
Look at those legs!
What a fabulous find right?!

Here is where you can learn the tutorial on glazing...
It has become one of my favorite things to do!

I also found this bird @ some thrift store...