Monday, February 15, 2016

Rustic Charm Easy Peasy Wood Slices for Home Decorating

Photo courtesy of 
Destination Decoration


Ever wonder how to make these charming wood slices for your home? Well, it's simpler then you think. Check it out 
here and you'll be making these in no time! Don't they bring  so much happiness and comfort to your soul? Handmade from the Heart. That's what I call them. 

Charming Cottage Woodland Character Slices

Photo courtesy of 
Instructables.com

What a great idea to use images on these wood slices for year round decoration and charm! 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Whimsical Woodland Mini Tree Houses

Photo Courtesy of Croissant and Lavender


Photos and instructions below courtesy of Croissant and Lavender:

Step 1: Paint bath tissue rolls or paper towel rolls in different colors. If using paper towel rolls, cut them down to desired size.


Step 2: Cut out the top, bottom and middle of the window. Score the sides of the window so there are deep crevices to make it is easier to open up the shutters. 


Step 3: Place a small plate on top of your patterned papers and trace around it. The instructions didn’t specify the size of plate or papers. Cut out.


Step 4: Cut the circle in half and roll into a cone shape. Glue together. She used a glue dot which is found in the memory making aisle of your craft supply store. 


Step 5: Glue on top of the paper towel roll.


Step 6: She drew brick layers on orange paper. 


Step 7: Then, she cut out different shapes to glue onto the roll, in different locations on the house. Some under the window-door. Others, on the side to make it look like an older charming home with broken brick.


Step 8: There are 2 hanging options.

A: Hanging option 1: Cut a long piece of yarn and thread a bead or small button on. Knot both ends of the yarn at the end and push bead or button down toward knot. Thread the loop through the bottom of the house and thread it through the peak of the roof. Glue a litle bird or animals in the window. You can glue felt to the bottom of the house and stuff the inside of the roll so the bird has a cushion to sit on. 



B. Hanging option 2: Cut a long piece of yarn and thread a bead or small button at the end and tie off. Thread through base of house and through peak of roof. Tie yarn to center of stick found outside. Then, cut another long piece of yarn and tie to both ends of the stick. Glue a litle bird or animals in the window. You can glue felt to the bottom of the house to cover the hole and stuff the inside of the roll so the bird has a cushion to sit on. Its ready to hang. 





Charming...aren't they? Make different sizes. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Outdoors Man Ornament

Photo Courtesy of A Thrifty Mom


Materials:
  • Clear plastic Christmas ornament
  • Jute twine
  • Fake pine branch
  • Hot glue gun to attach twine
  • Small piece of tan card stock to make tag
  • Odds and ends of what your outdoors man likes (ex: fishing hooks, empty ammo - DO NOT USE LIVE AMMO, camouflage fabric, mini compass and canteen

Open ornament, place pine in, then a couple items of the odds and ends. Put top back on ornament. Glue twine to top. Make small tag and write something on it. String tag on twine and finish gluing to top. Add more twine to hang ornament. You're done!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Tip - 1 Days to Christmas! It's Time To Relax ... And Smell The Eggnog

Photo Courtesy of Clipart Heaven.com
Article Courtesy of 101 Days to Christmas



Christmas Eve is here ... and now it's time to celebrate.

For many of us, this day finds us stressed and obsessed. We fly around in a tizzy, feeling "not yet ready" for the holiday. It can be hard to shift gears out of planning mode.

But what's the best gift you can give yourself and your family? A relaxed and happy self.

Take time today to shrug off the last bits of holiday care. Release any remaining expectations, cancel un-completed chores, set aside the to-do list, and take time to smell the eggnog.


Christmas is here!

Christmas Tip - 2 Days to Christmas! It's Time To Simplify Holiday Breakfasts

Photo Courtesy of Clipart Heaven
Article Courtesy of 101 Days to Christmas



If you're hosting houseguests this week, think ahead to breakfast each day. The simpler, the better--so try these tips to simplify holiday breakfasts:

Set the table for breakfast as you clean up from dinner.

Post a breakfast menu on the refrigerator to encourage volunteer help from early-rising guests.


Focus breakfast menus on quick, make-ahead items like breakfast casseroles, muffins, fruit, choice of cereals and juice. You can't enjoy your guests' company if you're slaving away in the kitchen!