MAKE IT YOURSELF // Aging Terra Cotta Pots

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I love these hanging shelves I put up on our back porch. I decided the hanging shelves would look great with some small pots and plants. I found these terra cotta pots at Home Depot for $1.29 but knew they needed some TLC. I am not a fan of the bright orange color (as seen above on the left). I have also never “aged” terracotta pots before but knew I wanted them to actually  “look old”, not look like they were “painted to look old”. So today I am going to share how to age terra cotta pots.

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Vintage Lampshade Chandeliers

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I spend a lot of time shopping at vintage flea markets. And sometimes I buy things that I know I can repurpose.

A few months ago I bought these three vintage lampshades from my friend Judy @vintagejunktionla. I knew immediately I wanted to make them in to a chandelier.

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A DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

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I have been wanting to make a DIY pillow like this for Valentine’s Day. We have two birthday Valentines in our family so I am always looking for cute Valentine’s Day gift ideas. This pillow is my favorite one so far! I made it without using a sewing machine and used a pillow cover from IKEA!

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Make Your Own Christmas Books

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It’s fun to decorate mantles, tables, trees, and windows for the Christmas holiday. But what about places that aren’t typically dressed out in décor? Like bookshelves? Today I am going to share how to make Christmas book covers.

But first I wanted to let you all know that if you subscribe to my blog you will receive all of the recipes to my Christmas party menu items. If you aren’t a subscriber, just sign up above.

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Burlap Christmas Tree Garland

Burlap Christmas Tree GarlandI have definitely gotten into the Christmas DIY mode in a really big way. In the last week I made wrapping paper, Pom Pom Christmas trees, a dress form tree skirt, and an Advent Calendar.  I am excited to share with you how I made this Burlap Christmas Tree Garland. I love it hanging on the mantle. Of course it would also look great above a door or window.

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How to Make Christmas Wrapping Paper

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I love to wrap gifts. But finding wrapping paper is sometimes hard to do.

I had an idea that maybe I should make some wrapping paper this Christmas. Of course, I know the wrapping paper would have to fit in my red and white theme. Years ago I used the styrofoam printing method to make art in my son’s elementary school classes. I knew someday I would find a way to use this creative printing method again. I can’t wait to see what you think.

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