Flower Birthday Party

This is such a cute idea for a little girls birthday or even a baby shower. And even better, A LOT of the decorations can be purchased at the $ store. These girls went over the top, check it out! Lemon Tree Creations

Such BRIGHT colors I love it!!

So cute how they used shovels to serve the candy with!

Look how they wrapped gardening gloves around the terracotta pots!

Lemon water is served in a WATERING CAN

...Love the rain boots with flowers..

Very cute, and VERY creative!

Mirrored Dresser

I Looove mirrors. I'm always looking for them when I'm out an about bargain shopping. They're so easy to dress up and refinish and they ALWAYS make a room look great. Check out this tutorial I found over at remodelaholic.com She took an ordinary (and old!) bathroom mirror that was headed for the dump and used it on a dresser that she had sitting in her garage. I think it's ADORABLE! What do you think??

An OLD bathroom mirror

+ an old yucky dresser from the garage

add a little paint

and some glue

And.... Wala!! Aint she a beauty!!
So CHIC! I LOVE it!!!


Homemade Hurricane Jars

I'm a sucker for glass jars, vases, apothecary's.... I have about 2 dozen of them. (Well make that 26) I picked up some really cute one's at the D.I. on Sat and have a plan for them {post coming soon} until then, enjoy these beauties. Can you believe they are from the $ store? That's right, all things GREAT come from the dollar store! I found them over at www.decorchick.com (this chick's got skillzzz...!)

Have you seen these candle holders from Williams Sonoma before? Aren’t they pretty? Way too pricey though. Here is a knock off version that will cost you only $2 to make!

I first saw this idea from Get Your Martha On when she made her version here. They looked so beautiful so I just had to try it.

The only thing I did differently was get the hurricanes at the dollar store instead of Walmart. The ones at Walmart are bigger and look great, but I just wasn’t up for waiting in line for 30 minutes fighting the crowd, so the Dollar Store it was!

First get your hurricanes and glass candlesticks. Remember, get all of this from the dollar store. Never underestimate the power of a dollar. :)

Then put some gorilla glue on the candlestick and stick to the bottom of hurricane. You could use hot glue too, but it will eventually come off. I’ve tried it before.
Then try and be patient and let the glue sit for a while. It’s heavy duty stuff.
While you are waiting, maybe you could catch up on reading a few good books.

Then you have this when it’s all dry
You like?

Then just fill them with whatever you want to use. You can use any vase filler, rocks, candy, candles, anything. If you use candles, I would suggest putting some sand or rocks on the bottom before you drop in the candle. Trust me.

I decorated mine with dollar store rocks, sand, and jute. I had the seashell and vase filler stuff already.

Here they are with some of my other glass things on my entry table.

You can’t beat the price of this project being $2. I’ll take that any day!

Genius! These are about $15-20 even at Tai Pan!!

Moulding makes A Difference!

Let's just say I {HEART} moulding. And that's putting it mildly! If I had my way our house would be covered in it, and I'd have bead board everywhere. It makes such a statement, and adds so much to a room. These guys did a great job of showcasing their hallway with it. She explains all the how to's over at www.decorchick.com

 From plain Jane and just blahhhh....


Fab right?
Like I said. I {HEART} moulding.

Craigslist Armoire

Man do I LOVE me a good Craigslist find!! I bet I get on there about 10 times a day looking for things that I can turn into a treasure. I must say this is one of those. A true TREASURE! I love how it turned out! I found this over at www.domestically-speaking.com Oh, I'm jealous I want one!

Craigslist was good to me last week. Look what I scored for only $25!
I’ve been watching Craig for the last month hoping to score one. I wanted an armoire to put in our master bedroom to hide the flat screen hanging on the wall.
Here’s the steps I took:

1st - take off doors, remove drawers and hardware

2nd - sand lightly
3rd - cut the back out of the top section (so our wall mounted TV could slide on in)

4th - prime with Kiltz (what I had in the garage)

5th - give it 2 coats of white paint. My 1st coat I used up my White on White Glidden paint that I received FREE from one of their giveaways. The 2nd coat I went and bought Valspar’s White in Satin (their pre-mixed from Lowes)

6th - spray painted all the hardware with my love, Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB)

7th - Wait impatiently till it’s all dry to reassemble

And here she is….
Look at her! All creamy and white, and shabby, and wonderful, and PERFECT...

Sigh.. Craigslist be kind to me so I may find one too...

4th of July Tablse Scape

Isn't this a great table scape for the 4th of July?? So festive {and creative!} These cute sisters originally did this table scape for Memorial Day but since I was out of town then, I think I'll use it for the 4th! Check out their blog, they are SELLING many of the items in these pics for cheap! thestylesisters.bogspot.com 

Love the flag and bandanna idea...

Many of these items can be purchased at the $ store!

Look at the place setting holders! Little mini wagons!

Blueberry muffins in tin {star cut out} mugs. I NEED some of these

So unique, yet festive!!

Darling Shower/Wedding Gift

I LOVE this! You really could make this for ANY occasion. A nursery, little girls room with princess decals, playroom.... I love some of her projects go check them out poppiesatplay.blogpspot.com

Sanded door from Ikea

Drilled holes for shaker pegs

Added paint and vinyl!



DIY Crayon Initials

How fun and colorful are these! How many of us have TONS of broken crayons laying around that our kid have destroyed and they need to be thrown away? DON'T!! Now you have a use for them! I think these would be great in a play room or over a child's desk in their bedroom! I found this tutorial over at frugallifeproject.com

I saw this project online a while ago and thought "that is so cool" but never thought of doing it myself. Then as the end of school approached, I wondered what we could make for my kids' teachers. That's when I thought of the crayon initials! I came up with my own way of doing it which turned out great!

Supplies: a large box of new crayons ( I guess you could use old crayons too - might give it more character), tacky glue, white card stock, sand paper or sand block and a shadow box picture frame.

Make a document on the computer that is the same size as the frame. Put a light border around the image so you can use it as a cutting guide. Center the initial and color it light gray. You can also add the teacher's name on the computer or do it later by hand. Print the sheet out twice - once on regular white paper and once on white card stock. Trim the card stock sheet - the other one is just for the "practice"layout and doesn't need to be trimmed.

On your practice sheet (regular white paper), use the gray initial as a guide and start breaking and laying out the crayons.

I would lay the crayon down and then mark it with a pencil as to where I should break it. Then I would make a slit in the crayon with an exacto knife which would allow it to break it easily at the desired point. I used random colors but you could definitely choose a certain color palette and stick with that. I alternated tips and ends as well to add interest.

I sanded the ends a little bit when they didn't break evenly.

Here is the rough layout I had when all the crayons were lined up the way I wanted.
Once you have everything roughly lined up, it's time to glue the crayons down on the trimmed card stock piece. Put some tacky glue on the initial and start transferring the crayons one at a time from the rough layout to the card stock.

This part goes pretty fast, just make sure they are straight and that you can't see the gray letter that is underneath the crayons. The tacky glue takes a little bit to dry so you have a few minutes to move things around if you need to.

Once you have the crayons all laid out on the card stock, let it dry overnight. Frame it up the next day and you have a very unique gift that everyone will love! This would be a great gift for an artist or art teacher - or anyone that is creative!