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* THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE (DIY, Home Decor, Crafts, Farmhouse)

* THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE (DIY, Home Decor, Crafts, Farmhouse)
Pretty Flower Vase with Printable Spring Decor By Jen Goode Leave a Comment Jen is back again with a fun flower vase printable for your spring decor. Wrap this around a vase or jar for your spring parties and weddings. The free printable download is below. Y'all be sure to follow along with Jen at 100 Directions as well to get even more of these great … [Read More...]

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Diaper Style Memoirs remember my DIY sailing party invite post? one of our lovely readers asked for some invite ideas and i was more than happy to help. she wanted something easy, fun and creative. i came up with these! and then i got a few more party ideas that i thought you would like as well. so i decided to throw a little sailing soiree for the kids. a fun way to kick off the first day of summer. since we weren’t celebrating any special occasion i tried to keep the spending to a minimum. and i am proud to report that the party cost me $20. that’s all! {Valentines day} pixelated popup card I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!).

pelote de fil avec t shirt Reader Blair liked our t-shirt yarn dishcloths, but had a major question about t-shirt yarn: "So I don’t know how when one piece of yarn ends, to begin again with a new one… Does that make sense? Someone please email me.and tell me!" Well, Blair, I'll do you one better and write a whole post about it! How do you turn t-shirts into yarn, and then attach the ends? Read on! There are a few common methods for making t-shirt yarn. beachcomber: seaside style I think this gorgeous seaside home has been around the internet for a few years now 'cause I've admired this bedroom for a while. This weekend I was happy to come across a bit more of this place on a Danish website. I'm not sure where it, it does look Scandinavian though, don't you think? It has such a relaxing feeling with the fresh white interior, soft blues, the light charcoal wooden exterior and a few nautical touches. Simple and inspiring. I want to move in!

How-To: "Stained Glass" Votive Holders By Jenny Ryan Many times when I’m at the grocery or drug store, I can’t resist throwing a few scented votive candles in my cart. When I’m ready to burn them, it’s easy enough to sit one on a cute little vintage china saucer, but I recently decided to try and find a fancier display solution for them. I also wanted the project to be inexpensive, and the materials used to be things I already had on hand. I was inspired by memories of making faux-stained glass in elementary school and came up with these fun little glass votive holders. This project is quick and easy, and a great way to whip up custom party décor on the cheap. Materials

Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star. Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. Now on to the tutorial!

{Fabulous Friday} Hello everyone!!! Guess's FRIDAY!!!wootwoot!!I just get so darn excited about Fridays! I love for them....and wake up every Friday morning doing a happy dance!Sure doesn't take much to make me happy!!! Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (13) Posted by: Cathy on Jun 11, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Painting stones has to be one of the cheapest forms of art and a wonderful way to give someone an inexpensive but thoughtful gift. I have collated a great selection here which I hope you will like and will feel inspired by. Painted stones also make great paper weights or you could use them as place settings for a wedding party. All you need to do is collect a few pebbles, get out your acrylic paints and then varnish your stones to protect them.

DIY: Wearable words When I was looking around for tutorials on making paper beads, I found some really striking "book beads" and accessories, now collected in this post. I understand (after all the browsing) that you can make really durable "beads" easily ... very little time, skill or money required. Woohoo! Plank Wall Love Heellluuuurrrrrr to you!!!! I hope you had a great weekend! I know for some it was the last weekend of the summer and I hope you enjoyed it. We have one more week left and it is going to be a busy one!