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A Little Chandelier Makeover 

Ahh… Fall​​! I love everything about it! The changing leaves, the chill in the air, and all things pumpkin spice. As I pull the big tubs of decorations down from the attic I giggle with excitement! Pumpkins and leaf garlands fill the boxes and before I know it the whole house feels warm and cozy. Using garland on my chandeliers is one of my favorite details when decorating. It is small but makes a big impact!!

Hoping your homes are overflowing with pumpkins and leaves and you find time sit and soak it all in!

    Happy Fall Y’all!

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Fall Basket Love

 

 

 

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Cutest little pumpkins you have ever seen!

My love of the dollar tree is no secret but these pumpkins……. I really can’t stop! It is a problem! Every time I pass a store I find the wheel steering toward that bright green awning and their they are. Boxes of ugly orange pumpkins! But not for long! After a mini transformation they are cute as can be!

 

Happy pumpkin making,

Jessica

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The Easiest and Most Beautiful Flowers

I knew I was going to love making these flowers but I had no idea how much I would love them!!! They are so easy and make a huge statement! The perfect decoration for a party or even in a little girls bedroom. So many possibilities! So many color choices!!! Go grab some cardstock and a hot glue gun and lets create!

xoxo,

Jessica

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Simple, Sweet and Spooky Fall and Halloween Table Decor

Fall is here! Well, almost! We are already decorating over here and this easy and basically free project was a hit! Go collect some sticks, spray paint, hot glue, pom poms, and yarn! You will be whipping these up in no time!

xoxo,

Jessica

 

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Embroidery Hoop Makeover

I love an embroidery hoop. There are so many possibilities! Have you seen the wreaths girls are making out of them on Pinterest? They are stinkin’ gorgeous! I need one in my life!

I had one lying around my craft room and decided to turn it into something for my sweet girls to keep in their room! This project is super easy, super fast, and super cost efficient! Let’s get crafting sweet friends! Here is what you will need:

An embroidery hoop

Scrap of fabric

Hot glue gun

Twine or ribbon

Mini clothes pins (I found mine in the dollar spot at Target)

Ribbon (optional)

To start off, separate your hoop into two parts and lay your fabric across one of the circles. Carefully place the other circle on top while tightening the two pieces. It is important to pull on your fabric to make sure it is completely stretched through the hoop.

Turn the hoop over and trim the extra fabric. Next, dab a little hot glue on the back and attach one end of your twine. You will begin to wrap the twine around the hoop securing it with glue in the back. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Get creative and start wrapping!

When you have the look you love, secure the end of the twine on the back with a little dab of hot glue. You are ready to clip on your tiny clothes pins. Oh, the cuteness!

 With your extra twine you can cut a piece and loop it through the top to hang it. Hot glue your bow on and your ready to display pictures, invitations, or reminders.

Cute, easy and functional! That’s what I’m talking about!

Hugs,

Jessica

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Personalized Pillows

I love all things personalized so these personalized pillows are right up my alley! I love that I can use my Silhouette Cameo to create what ever my heart desires! These burlap pillow covers make my heart so happy. I love being able to use them to change things up a bit and cover pillows that I already have.

And they are perfect for seasons and holidays! Wanna know the best part? It takes under 15 minutes from start to finish. Yes, girls, you can whip these up in no time! So, let’s get started!

First, you want to create your design in your vinyl cutters software. I chose to use my stencil vinyl to cut my design. When it comes time to weed your vinyl you want to make sure you weed it opposite from how you normally weed your vinyl. Take the good parts out! Using transfer tape apply your stencil to your pillow cover. I really believe that transfer tape makes all the difference here! As much as I love dollar tree contact paper I don’t recommend it for this project. Once I get it transferred I like to put the backing from my vinyl inside my pillow cover so the paint doesn’t bleed through. Just a helpful tip!

Now it’s time to paint! With a make-up sponge lightly dab your paint on your stencil.

It is perfect! Not a paint bleed anywhere! Eek!!!! I love it! It looks 100% store bought and I made it in under 15 minutes! Not bad if I say so myself! Now, go make some pillows!

Happy crafting,

Jessica

 

 

 

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Personalized Door Mat


Nothing says “Welcome to our home” like a personalized door mat!

And you’re in luck, because I’m going to teach you how to make one!

I have to admit, I get sucked into the outdoor section at Target and Hobby Lobby and I can barely make it out without a cart full. I love browsing their welcome mats, but I’m always disappointed with the price tag *and* the fact that (because there are only five mats to choose from) my next door neighbor is likely to have the same one I do. Do ya feel me?

The solution: make your own personalized door mat! You get to pick your paint color, the wording and font, and the type of mat you buy. There are so. many. options!

Let’s get craftin’!

Supplies:

  • Plain doormat (easily found at IKEA or Target)
  • Outdoor paint
  • Paint brush (I have found a little stiffer the better)
  • Vinyl stencil (I also like to use card stock too)
  • Transfer tape (be sure to really “un-sticky” it)
  • Painter’s tape

Step-by-step Tutorial:

Using your Silhouette or Circut software, create your door mat design.
Get creative!

Using your vinyl cutter, cut your design and weed the negatives. If you don’t have a vinyl cutter, you can use stencils found in your local craft store.

Next: It is really important to desticky your transfer tape. I like to pat it on my jeans a few times! Once you have the vinyl adhered to the transfer tape and you have placed your design onto the mat, it is time to get serious! This step can be a little stressful, friends, and it will need your undivided attention.

Make sure your vinyl design is firmly adhered to the mat. It’s time to peel up the transfer tape! I have found it is easier to start on one side and use painters tape to keep that side stuck to the mat as you continue to peel your transfer tape slowly and at an angle. Feel free to trim your transfer tape as you go so it doesn’t stick to something it isn’t suppose too! Once you get it completely transferred, take a deep breath and sip some water because you are probably sweating!

Now is the fun part: paint! Using a slightly stiff brush paint your outdoor paint over your stencil. The bristles really suck in the paint and you won’t have to worry about the paint bleeding. Once you are done painting you can remove your vinyl, stand back, and marvel at your masterpiece!

 

Note: If you prefer to not use vinyl to create your design, use card stock instead! Cut it the same way on your vinyl cutter and simply use push pins or tacks to hold the design down onto the mat while you’re painting. Using card stock may save you a headache since you won’t have to deal with my arch enemy: transfer tape!

 


I’m thrilled to see your creations! Please share your crafting experience on our Facebook page or shoot me an email.

Xoxo,

Jessica

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Patriotic Porch Makeover

Each year, we get the chance to show our patriotic side and bring out the red, white, and blue for all to see… Independence Day. Veterans Day. Memorial Day. EVERY DAY because we’re blessed to live in The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave.

So, in honor of our American pride and since July 4th is right around the corner, I give you the *patriotic porch makeover!* [Cue The Star-Spangled Banner and start waving your tiny American flags]

It’s no secret that I love to decorate and that I’m always looking for creative, budget-friendly ways to spruce up my space! I hope you’ll enjoy these easy, all-American decoration ideas to makeover your porch! Once you’ve got your porch perfectly placed (see what I did there?! Alliteration for the win!), send me a picture! I’d LOVE to see where your creative side took you. Side note: Don’t think you need to have a huge, sprawling front porch to decorate it! Whether you’ve got a big ole rocking chair front porch or a little stoop, own your space and get your decoratin’ on!

Here’s what you’ll need (and where to find it):

Patriotic door hanger or wreath

Star garland (Dollar Tree)

Small American flags (Dollar Tree or Target)

Patriotic picks (Michaels)

Uncle Sam Hat (Dollar Tree)

Patriotic Bow (Dollar Tree)

Mason Jars (Dollar General, Target, Michaels)

Small rocks (Michaels or your back yard)

Battery operated tea lights (Target, Michaels)

Patriotic Porch Makeover Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Wrap the star garland around your porch rails.

Stick the small American flags and patriotic picks into any plants (I have ferns) or flowers you’ve got on your porch. I like ferns or any green plants because they give you a nice POP of color while also keeping your background neutral!

Next, grab those mason jars and fill the bottom of them with rocks. Drop a tea candle in (make sure to turn them on at night for a nice glow!) and add a small American flag or two.

Here’s one of my favorite parts: cut the top and back off of your Uncle Sam hat and wrap it around the base of a plant or flower pot!

Add your patriotic bow to a lantern, bird house, or any other fun item you’ve already got on your porch or sitting around your house! You can even tie it to the end of a porch rail.

Lastly, hang up your wreath or door hanger for the final touch! Now… take a step back… sip your sweet tea… and look at that beautiful porch you just decorated!

I hope all of you enjoy this Memorial Day with your family and friends close by. Remember what it’s all about: the fateful sacrifice our service men and women made so that we could experience freedom like we do.

See you soon!

Xoxo,

Jessica

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Target Dollar Spot Bunny Makeover

When I saw this wooden bunny in Target he jumped in my cart (along with a lot of other things we won’t tell the hubby about)! I knew I had to have him but didnt’ have a plan! Since I own a door hanger business I have my fair share of door décor so I knew putting him on a wreath wasn’t as option! So I busted out some paint and my drill and went to work! Here is what you will need to make your very own bunny décor:

*wooden bunny (or anything else that you love)

*a drill

*a dowel rod

*a wooden block (think scrap wood)

*paint

*piece of ribbon

*hot glue gun

The first thing I did was drill a hole in the bottom of the bunny being careful not to crack the little guy! I then drilled a hole in my wooden block as well. Then my favorite part, paint! I painted all 3 pieces and let them dry. I put a dab of hot glue on each end of the dowel rod to make sure they stayed in place and then put one end in the block and one end in the bunny. After I tied a sweet little bow I placed him on the mantle! The bright pop of color over my fireplace brightens up my whole family room! I just love the little guy!