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DIY Pottery Barn Slash Restoration Hardware Rope Chandelier

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 3, 2014, In : Decor Crafts 

    I'm averting my eyes from the date of my last post. Holy shiznit it has been a while hasn't it?! Life has been life lately and I've been out doing life things with my little lives. As I'm sure all you pretties are doing as well. And those 'little lives', they come first you know? No excuses. Just laying it out plain and simple. Being a mama and domestic goddess has been totally mind/body/soul sucking as of late and all of my left over will power has been diverted to restraining myself fro...
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DIY Fabric Backsplash

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, In : Decor Crafts 
   I'm at it again, I can't leave well enough alone. It could be the changing of the seasons or it could be my impulsive decorating nature, but I decided that the kitchen could use a little spicing up. And let me tell ya, it's getting hot in heeeerrr. The rest of our house has a southern cali spanish feel, so I thought I'd incorporate that style a little bit more. And what does that mean? Lots of color, pattern, natural and rustic elements and plenty of brass or gold accents. After many a'eve...
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DIY Ballard Designs Gilt Mirror

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, In : Decor Crafts 

   Back for a super duper quick DIY. Doesn't really need much explanation as it's really just'a simple refashion. Spray paint really is a fantastic invention don't-cha know?! You can do so much with so little effort, time and mula.

I spotted these gray plastic ombre mirrors for sale from Target and thought Holy Crap! These look just like the Ballard Designs mirror tryptic that I have been coveting. And covet on and on I'd thought I'd be, until I spotted these cute little suckers for $12. Tota...

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DIY Kids Splatter Art on a Drop Cloth

Posted by Honor on Sunday, January 26, 2014, In : Decor Crafts 

   The kids are restless, I am restless. I have long since reached and passed the 'I'm so over this' part of pregnancy that I'm ready to start doing jumping jacks while running up and down stairs while eating pineapple and drinking castor oil if I knew it would make this kid come out any faster. But alas I must follow the Doc's advice of 'He will come when he comes' and 'rest'.... Uh, yeah right.  I am also continuing to nest even though I have scrubbed every surface, hung every picture, wash...

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Decorating Day Dreams: Saltillo Tile Floors

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : Decorating Day Dreams 

   I'll be honest. I do a lot of decorating day dreaming. As in constantly. All the time. I always have a running list of possible 'Do this? Or do that', in my mind. 'Rip out the carpet and paint the subfloor?' Or 'Lay down sisal carpet?'. I guess it's all part of being a home maker, I'm always thinking of ways to 'make my house'.
  So what is on my mind right now? Tile. Saltillo tile to be exact. Saltillo tile is the Spanish/Mexican clay tile. The stand by of this basic flooring material is ...

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Insta Update: Holiday Happenings

Posted by Honor on Monday, December 9, 2013, In : Life At Home 

   The holidays are here in full effect. Decorating, baking and shopping are pretty much filling up the calendar. Not to mention a winter wedding (which the entire fam will making an appearance in... dot dot dot.... me included at 32 weeks preggo. J.O.Y).
  So here is a quick update to the holiday happenings around this holiday house. The image above is me in heaven. Anthropologie heaven. After years of struggling to get the husband something he REALLY wants for Christmas, I finally relented ...

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Gingerbread Houses with the Littles

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 5, 2013, In : Life At Home 

  After seeing my pinterest feed blow up with various holiday/gingerbread themed goodies I had a serious decorating/diy itch that need to be scratched. So a quick trip to Walmart to find graham crackers led me down the holiday novelty isle and to my delight I spied this festive kit. How perfect is this?! 4 pre-made gingerbread houses with icing and candies included. All wrapped up in a nice & neat box for a whopping $8. Yes only $8!


So off to Lou's best buds house where us mamas could chat awa...

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Holiday Home Tour 2013

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 


   Welcome to the Kristie Holiday Home Tour version 2013!.... or what I like to call Glittery Gold wonderland. You'd be pretty hard pressed to find a single silver ornament in the mix. Nope. This gal is strictly white lights, glittery gold & wood tones. Just feels like the 'holidays' to me with that simple gold color scheme. And glitter.... lots and lots of glitter. Call me traditional, call me an old fogey, but I like to stick to the classics.
   Here is what I have so far. Just waiting on s...

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DIY Gold & Nature Tablescape

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : Holiday Decorations 
 I am being such a busy busy bee bustling about putting up Christmas decorations around here that I almost forgot to share my Thanksgiving tablescape. I'm calling this year's theme Golden glam with natural accents. Kinda how I feel about myself. While I'll never turn down a great designer handbag or a chance to take a ride in a luxury vehicle, I'd rather be digging my fingers into the soil planting a new agave. 

No big bucks were spent here to create this tablescape. Here is the breakdown
Myla...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Honor on Friday, November 29, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Hope you all had a magical, tasty and loving thanksgiving! Wishing nothing but health, wealth and happiness to you and yours this holiday season! I'm just bursting with love and joy (as well as at the seams of my pants) at the moment and wish I could bottle up this feeling and tap into it on a difficult day.

More on my sparkly gold table and decor to follow, but right now a nap and a cuddle are in order.

Love to my lovies!


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Decorating with Antlers, Trophy Mounts & Taxidermy

Posted by Honor on Sunday, October 27, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 
  
So so soooooo..... let me start this post off by saying that I KNOW some of ya will think decorating with antlers/heads/mounts is grotesque, kitschy or way to country for ya'll. Others (and I fall into this boat) find decorating with all of the above ^^^ charming, earthy and great! But finding a place for em can be quite difficult, and I want to share a few of my thoughts on this subject. So tune out now if you fall into the first category and listen up if you are like moi.
 This weekend wa...
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Fall Halloween Tablescape... the morning after

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : Holiday Decorations 


Whoa nelly it's been a bit since I've written! Time to get back into the swing of things eh?! Well, I'll try. I promise. I'll straddle up to the computer with this (already annoyingly large) baby belly and clickity clack away ;)
 Last night I had the pleasure of hosting my monthly book club. It is such a delight to be able to keep up with the nearest and dearest to my heart. Composed of college buds and newer comrades we have been going strong for almost 4 years! Through break ups, engagements...

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DIY Built In Office In the Kitchen

Posted by Honor on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

  Well, here is the finished product. My built in office area in our kitchen/great room. It really is turning out to be the best set up. I can check email and whatnot while the kids snack or play and still be able to keep a keen eye on em. Before I felt like I had to 'slip away' and hole up in our office/guest room while they were sleeping or otherwise seriously occupied. More often than not I'd hear a crash bang boom in the other room and have to stop what I was doing to see if there were an...

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Falling for Fall: Five Easy Ways to Get You In The Mood

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, In : Holiday Decorations 

There are so so SO many easy fall crafts out there... these are just a few of my favorites (and a couple of my own diys). I get so inspired during this season. Whether it's baking new pie recipes, crafting up a new wreath or simply brewing some apple cinnamon spice cider... OMG YUM! just thinking about it.
What are you most looking forward to this fall season???


1|2|3|4|5

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DIY Conundrum

Posted by Honor on Monday, September 2, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 
DIY Conundrum: To paint or not to paint.... Upholstered furniture that is...


Via Hyphen Interiors

Hey guys! Have you seen this before? People are actually PAINTING their UPHOLSTERED furniture with a mixture of latex paint (aka house paint) and fabric medium (used to keep 'wearables' somewhat flexible and soft after being painted/decorated).

Crazy right???!!! But the results have actually been pretty shocking... shockingly great! See, I have this large settee/sofa that I have been procrastinatin...
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DIY Gallery Wall Of Mirrors

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 
We've all seen the 'Gallery Wall'. A mis matched hod podge of pictures, illustrations and various knickknacks that make our hearts go pitter patter. But my heart pitters no more. Instead it yearns for more simple yet stately adornment. Something a bit more grown up. Enter mirrors stage left. Exit mis mash stage right.
 Here is my version of a DIY gallery wall of mirrors





   Positively exciting right? Well, not really. But it does have the Ballard Designs/Pottery Barn/Traditional yet quirky yet b...
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DIY Mercury Glass Bath Set

Posted by Honor on Friday, August 2, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

   And the nesting has begun.... but at least it's starting with pretty girly 'me' stuff and not mushy gushy cutesy babykins. Gotta get the me time in while I can. And how do I like to do that? By taking a nice bath with a stack of magazines and my pandora app blaring. Yep that sounds divine. So I did just that. But did I relax and enjoy it? No of course not! Instead I was staring around my bath thinking that it was lacking in the pretty department and I was totally irked by my mismatching ba...

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DIY Layered Gold Mercury Glass

Posted by Honor on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

Anyone else a gold lover?

Me?

I can't get enough of the stuff.

 I say bring on the gaudy chunky gold chains, fancy gilt picture frames, glittery gold nailheads on furniture, and glitzy gold buttons and baubles on my clothing. I always find myself reaching for the gold version of whatever as compared to it's equally glamorous cousin, silver. I find gold to be warmer, more inviting. But that's just me.

   Another thing I love? Antique mirrors...or mercury glass to be more exact. Ever since the wo...

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DIY Creative Scarf Storage and Organization

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

Anyone else have a scarf monster in the bottom drawer? 
I do!
....Or did :)
This unruly creature is composed of all your beloved scarves entwined in such a giant tangled mess, you can't even close the door or drawer. Bulging. Annoying. Frustrating. Pain in da rear-o.
So off I go on a pinterest, google, flickr, library book inspiration adventure. There are all sorts of nice ideas out there, but I wasn't just looking for a (very practical, yet very boring) scarf hanger. Ya Know. Those regular ha...

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DIY Dreaming: Twigs

Posted by Honor on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : Project Alert 


Mirror

Chandelier

Coat Rack

Lamp


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DIY Cowhide Rug From A Drop Cloth

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 


You are either firmly on the cowhide decor train or you're not. I, sadly, am (or was, wink wink ) frantically racing to hop onto that train, but my darn piggy bank full of pennies and not benggies was weighing me down. Wah-wah. On the low (as in crappy) end a cowhide will cost you at least $300 and on the upper (as in baller) end one little rug will cost you a couple grand.  Not that long ago I was perusing pinterest and found these stunners from Shades of Light....





What more do you need? Cowh...

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DIY Watercolor Doily Art

Posted by Honor on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 


DIY Watercolor Doily Art with gold foil frames. Simple pretty art on the cheapy cheap....











No explanation needed. Just some simple pretty art.
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DIY Gallery Wall: Chalkboard Canvases

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

When this diy came to me I smacked myself on the forehead and said "Doy!".

So....I have been slacking on getting the kids room together. Seriously slacking. But this weekend I got it in my head to get'er done.... well, at least started. My first mission: The Gallery Wall.
But
always a but
I didn't want to spend a thing. And I didn't. I gathered up some old canvases from the depths of the hall closet and spray painted them with chalkboard paint. The canvases were sourced from Hobby Lobby (intend...

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DIY Vintage Painted Sign: Antique Character in an Instant

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

Anyone else have a major pickin habit? And I don't mean your nose! I mean antique hunting / salvage yard snooping / garage sale gawking / flea market fishing / swap meet swooping.... that kinda picking. I have a running list of items that I'm always on the hunt for. Goes a little like this: window frames, bird cages, beat up tool boxes, chairs (unfortunately I inherited my mother's love of a good seat) and last but certainly not least good ol' fashioned signage. The crumbly-er more beat up th...

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DIY Hammered Gold Picture Frame

Posted by Honor on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 








Aren't they purdy? I am just lovin how they turned out. I have a slight confession to make, I am an ugly picture frame hoarder. Bum bum bum baaah.  Just can't help myself! Ever since I learned how to make mercury glass or antique mirrors, I've been snatching up any goodwill/thrift store/swap meet shenanigans I can get my hands on. So needless to say I have a huge stash that I can 'operation craft' on. But a house can handle only so many antique mirrors. Time to spruce up the frames and let th...

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Pinspiration: Pretty Pretty Pinwheels

Posted by Honor on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Pinspiration 
Alright ladies... new feature here called Pinspiration. Once a week I will show you what is on my mind via one of my boards on Pinterest. (Hopefully) I will be bringing to your attention the very best & most creative of said object/craft. First up is Pinwheels. So simple, yet so awesome! Sometimes the simplest of crafts can be made into something truly awe inspiring with a few tweaks here and there. You can find my Pinwheel board HERE. Please click through to find the links to these really cr...
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DIY Birthday 'Stats' Chalkboard

Posted by Honor on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Party Decorations 

I received quite a few emails about how I made little man's birthday chalkboard signs, so I thought I would tackle another in a DIY version to share with you all.
While google'n and pinteresting decor ideas for LM's bday I came across the most adorable chalk signs on etsy. I don't remember who they were by, but they did cost a pretty penny. Not in the budget. But hey it's just chalk right? Should be simple right? Ummm yes and ah no.  Read on for my tips and tricks for tackling a chalkboard sig...

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DIY Moroccan Mirror

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

I went to Home Goods.... I went to Hobby Lobby.... I went to Pottery Barn.... I went to Macy's.... I went to Z Gallerie.... I went to Anthropologie... I went to, I went to, I went to.... NO one has a Moroccan Mirror. Bawh!!!!

Then I looked online. Ebay, Hudson Goods & One Kings Lane all had some great pieces, but do I have thousands of doll hairs to spend on a single mirror?!?! Huh! Do I?! NO...

so here is my crack at making one.



Tips and Tricks:
Just a major FYI before we get started. This suck...

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DIY Wrought Iron Artwork From Rubber Door Mat

Posted by Honor on Saturday, March 9, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 


Pretty excited about this one. Most of my diy projects turn out fine, but it's only a select few that turn out extra supercalafragalisticexpealadocious.... or 'thats co' in man talk. If I get a, 'that's nice honey' from the huz then I know my project turned out awwwwesome.
Earlier this week I took the kids to one of my favorite places to gather inspiration, Balboa Park. I went there looking for landscaping ideas, but left with my eyes wide wanting some wrought (or cast) iron artwork for the ho...

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DIY Neon Garland

Posted by Honor on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : Party Decorations 

Can't believe that my little man is almost a year old! Whew time sure flies!

But then it doesn't

But then it does... know what I mean? Nights are long, days are short. You know, things like that.

Anywhos. I'm getting in gear to partay. Heeeey. But I gotta keep this party on a budget, man. A strictly diy kind of event. Those are the best anyways. A little crooked, a little wonky, but perfectly mushy gushy sentimental.

You can't have a party with out a string of garland or two. I was in Lowe's th...

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DIY Lighted Letters Sign

Posted by Honor on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Party Decorations 

Lighted signs or aka Marquee signs are all the rage now. Well at least on pinterest and craft sites. Here, let's take a moment to look at some eye candy

Via Etsy (Gorge!)

Via Etsy (Almost a GRAND for this one!!!)

Via Etsy (Really? One letter for $215? Hummmm I love it but that is pretty rich, which I'm not)

  Most of the DIY versions are overly involved cutting, gluing, drilling, sawing, spinning, crocheting, magical potions.... ok, maybe not those last three. But in general all the diy versions ...

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DIY Vintage Tin Tiles

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

If you took a peek at my home tour on Life Made Lovely last week you would have seen my penchant for incorporating vintage materials into my home. Worn woods, reclaimed architectural features like windows, doors and ladders and vintage tin ceiling panels. I was lucky enough to source enough vintage tin to cover our kitchen soffit. What a score that was! And for only a couple of hundos. I know that may sound like a lot of money but it's really not. On my weekly round abouts through the local s...

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Anthro Mugs Featured on Knock Off Decor

Posted by Honor on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 





If you haven't checked out my DIY anthropologie coffee mugs, perhaps you should! This great DIY (in my humble opinion) was featured on Knock Off Decor. Whooot Whoot!
The tutorial shows you a new way to decorate ceramic mugs with sharpie markers. My very own spin on the fad.

Thanks for stopping by! A lot is on the agenda for this little craft site. We just got back from a spur of the moment family vacation to play in the snow, and I am currently trying to hang this Moroccan mirror I just diy'd....

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DIY Wall Decal Stickers From Shelf Liners

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

   Are you ready for a diy that will change your decorating life... forever? Get ready cuz this doozy most certainly will.
There are so many opportunities to use this idea. From decorating a nursery with a custom monogram, to updating the back of your bookshelves to creating some simple graphic art as demonstrated below.

Oh and did I mention that it only costs a DOLLAR!

Just swing by your local dollar store and pick up some self adhesive shelf liner better know as contact paper. There is usuall...

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DIY Anthropologie Coffee Mugs (Drawing on Ceramic with Sharpie)

Posted by Honor on Friday, February 1, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

  So I jumped on the bandwagon (again). The ceramic & sharpie train that is. I did it once before when I found this awesome product and did this tutorial. Here is another version of the DIY sharpie marker coffee mugs. I'm sure you have seen this idea before, as it is all over the blogisphere and interwebs (pinterest, flickr, instagram)... you name it, someone, somewhere has scribbled on a mug. The diy itself is very plain and simple. Just color on some mugs with a regular sharpie and put in t...

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DIY Fabric Storage Baskets

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 










Get the five strand braid tutorial here


Pretty cute storage for only a buck a piece. Perfect project for busting through your old sheet and pillowcase stash.

What? Don't you keep all your old sheets and pillowcases?

You could use these baskets for toy storage, as demonstrated above. Or you could go all literal and use it for, well, laundry ;)

I'm so excited! My in-laws are coming into town tomorrow for a much needed visit/vacation. I'm sure the kiddos will enjoy seeing their grandparents in pers...

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DIY Colander Light Fixture

Posted by Honor on Friday, January 25, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

  Alright ladies. Are you ready to see my tried and true, red blooded American, hill-billy red neck side? A little hick and a whole lotta country. Well, here it is.
  Yes, that is a colander hanging from my ceiling. Not just one, but three of these cute little suckers now adorn my kitchen. I have been searching and searching for that perfect shade. Something with a lot of personality, a quaint vintage feel and purely me. Who would'a thunk it would be found in the kitchen utensil section of Ta...

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Craft Wars: DIY Glitter Lamp & Shade with Glitter Spray Paint

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 
Holla! I eluded to it earlier in the month that there was a totally completely awesomely fabulous glitter diy in the works with a special partner. Well, here it is!  My diy Glitter Lamp and Lampshade using Krylon Glitter Spray Paint was featured on Buzzfeed Shift's Craft Wars Challenge. Head on over there for the complete diy instructions and don't forget to vote for moi! Yes, that was just some shameless promotion right there.

Boom. Nailed it.


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DIY Gold Glitter Chevron Pillow

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

 Chevrons, gold, glitter... what more can a gal ask for in a throw pillow? This past weekend the hubs and I did a craigslist run and picked up the most ridiculously glamorous FREE sofa. Sing it with me 'free free free set me free, free free sofa I can't believe you were free!'
 Mohair velvet, single owner, camel back... just plain vintage gold (yes that is an underline there). Basically I am in styling heaven right now rearranging furniture and accessories. But alas, none of the pillows on han...

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DIY Duct Tape Curtains

Posted by Honor on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

If you share any of the same decorating tendencies as moi (impulsive yet a penny pincher) then this DIY it just for you. Lately I have been on a bit of a yellow kick for decorating the shared kid's bedroom. I bet it all started with our beloved Rody. Rody is our bright yellow bouncing horse. With his little red heart forehead, chubby little body and stumpy legs. He is just so full of sunshine and cheer. One of my favorites of the toy herd. So on my journey to incorporate yellow into the decor...

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DIY Multi Pane Antique Mirror

Posted by Honor on Saturday, January 12, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

 If you know anything about antique mirrors, then you know they are crazy expensive or very very hard to find. And even if you do find one in your price range there is always something wrong with it. Broken, missing pieces, too small, too big wrong color... the list goes on. Even though it is a fickle find I continue to pine for antique mirrors and try to source them from every antiques store I frequent . I want whole walls covered in the stuff. That's how much I love the time worn aura and l...

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Wood, Nail & String Art Plus Office Peek

Posted by Honor on Friday, January 11, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 


As I mentioned before, we swapped rooms. Me and my little girl that is. I took over her bedroom for my office and she and her little brother are in the other spare room. It is twice the size and just perfect for two little hooligans to do cartwheels in. As for my 'new' office I decided to leave the paint color and just work with what I have around the house to decorate and style. Boy do I have a lot of stuff. It sure is pretty though. Purging tchotskies is not a strong suit of mine. I am a cl...

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DIY Watercolor Desktop Calendar and Stand

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

Everyone is talking about their resolutions. All I hear is Charlie Brown adults takling. Wah wah wha wah wha.

I don't do NY resolutions. Like I need to add another thing to the list of things I don't have time for right?! Well that is what I feel about resolutions anyway. Why do I have to wait to the beginning of a new year to try and work on bettering myself? But what eves, if it works for you, go right ahead and make (and hopefully keep!) some resolutions. 

Perhaps staying more organized? Pe...

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DIY Glitter Lamp & Lampshade (Krylon Glitter Blast Spray Paint)

Posted by Honor on Monday, January 7, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 
Special collaboration coming soon! I jumped the gun and shared too soon. Check back in on this around the 17th :)
Thank you!


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New Year New Room

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 


New paint color really. Truth is that I was never really sold on the color our master had been. I was going for a sophisticated gray with a hint of lavender. In my mind it was going to be classy, moody, unique.
Unique is right.... it came out straight up PURPLE. A weird mauve in your face purplish tone. In the early morning light I was ok with it, but every other time I was just annoyed when I caught a glimpse of it. Heck... I even painted a mural over it to try and change my heart about it. N...

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DIY NYE Sparkle Style Inspiration

Posted by Honor on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Project Alert 


1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8


Also... Please check out some of my own sparkly DIYs. New ones coming asap. This weekend will be a busy one :)






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DIY Coffee Filter and Flower Lampshade

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 27, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

I know the pictures are a tad dark but I really wanted to try and convey the magical (and super feminine) feel of this lampshade. It came out so warm and well, pretty.
I picked up those vintage curtains a couple of weeks ago. Aren't those pretty too? Love them, love looking at them, but I am not so fond of the thing hanging in front of them. The fixture over our sink has never been right. It was just something I picked up at Lowe's one day when the hubs told me that his electrician friend was ...

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DIY Vintage Distressed Wood Picture Frame

Posted by Honor on Monday, December 24, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
A quick and AWESOME diy before a short holiday break. I will be in and out for the next week dealing with the familio and recuperating from sweets and squeals overload. This is one of my favs so I hope you enjoy and give it a try!


Quick Tips:
*Furring strips are found in the back of the lumber section at Lowes, Home Depot, your local joint. They are extremely cheap. Like, around a buck for an 8' strip. Just remember to give each piece a look over because more than not, the strips will have a cu...

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DIY Hand Stamped Wrapping Paper

Posted by Honor on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Party Decorations 
Back into the swing of things I guess?! Crafting always helped clear my mind (aka distract me from the incessant thoughts and worries buzzing around up there). So what better way to distract myself than with the thoughts of my loved ones faces when I present them with these b-e-a-utiful hand wrapped lovelies.

I did a little experimenting today. Stamp experimenting that is. I did a few variations and this is the first one that I deemed fit to share with you. I tried all sorts of things to stam...

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Easy Christmas Decorating: Bookcase

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

   These built in bookcases have been the best addition to our living room. The husband gets to feel accomplished by having built them himself and I get to decorate them. When I feel like futzing around I just shuffle the shelving arrangements and I feel like I have really done something with the day. Just kidding. But decorating these behemoths is a real treat. They are the very first thing you see when you enter our living room so I wanted to do something festive but not over whelming. Here...

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He said he wanted a big one, Christmas Tree that is

Posted by Honor on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

 One of the biggest reasons why I love this man is his child like enthusiasm. He is the one that wakes me up at 4 am on Christmas morning. He is the one that likes to shake every present under the tree and trick me into revealing what is inside. What a stinker! So I totally saw it coming when he told me he wanted to get the largest tree possible... but this is a whole other bag of potato chips. 
 We went to a new 'cut your own tree' lot this year. It was quite a hike away, but totally worth it...
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DIY Simple Country Christmas Mantel

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 


A little country, a smidgen of rustic, a dash of eclectic and finish it off with a handful of glitter. That is about how I sum up my Christmas decor. I love to incorporate what I already have around the house, such as my vintage window. Top it off with some glittery lights and I am ready to get back to baking some cookies with Lou.
Hope you enjoy my mini tour of my Christmas mantel. Nothing very crazy, but a whole lot of homemade love ;) Hope your decorating is going well.

some homemade burl...

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DIY Burlap Advent Calendar

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

Do you feel it yet? Has that Christmas/Holiday spirit nipped you in the booty yet? Yes, I know I know it's not even December yet, but that magical feeling has swept into our home with full gale force winds. A tornado of glitter, tinsel, ornaments and cuttings. As stated before I am trying to limit my store bought holiday decorations and really have a go at crafting up my own batch of goodies. Here is my version of an advent/countdown calendar. A bit country and rustic. Rough around the edges ...

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DIY Watercolor Paper Lantern Holiday Ornament

Posted by Honor on Saturday, November 24, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

Alright diyers, now that Thanksgiving is over the real holiday mission is on. Your mission (ok, really my mission): Decorate the tree and house is only handmade, natural or found elements. NO STORE BOUGHT hocus pocus. I try so hard every holiday season to not indulge in all the costly holiday pretties.... but it is so hard! Those lovelies are well, so lovely!
I welcome you to the first of my handmade ornaments. This one is super simple and involves watercolors. I have been on a really big wate...

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Before and After: DIY Family Photo Gallery Wall

Posted by Honor on Monday, November 19, 2012, In : Home Sneek Peek 
 Hello ladies! And welcome the the second installment of my before and after series. Last week I shared with you my before and after for our family photo wall in our entry/stair way. This DIY is for a wall in our family room. Because I swapped out our mushy section for a super fab vintage davenport I had a blank wall to decorate at will. Yipeee! Having something new to decorate is a little bit exciting don't you think? I like to periodically look at our living spaces and evaluate how it is fu...

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DIY Mini Wheat Wreath

Posted by Honor on Friday, November 16, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 
Oh hey-zues-christos...Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As in less then a week. As in OMG I have a lot to do! I just realized that yesterday. Breathe in... breathe out.

So while I stress myself bald over this mondo turkey that I need to prepare (first one!), here is a quick home decor diy. A sweet and nature inspired mini wheat wreath. Just perfect for chair decorations, or to layer over a mirror. Here we go!


Ok I literally whipped this up in FIVE MINUTES! No glue, no stress and no mes...

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Before and After: Staircase Family Photo Wall

Posted by Honor on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Home Sneek Peek 



This wall has been the bane of my existence. I get heartburn just looking at it. Bahhhhh, it frustrates me to no end!

Ok a little exaggerated , but you get my point. I have had such trouble figuring out what to do with this wall. In the short year and a half we have been here it has had quite a few 'lives'. First it was a dining area. Then a reading nook. Then back to a dining area with faux built in benches. Then  to a holding area for a table I didn't know what to do with. Then finally to th...

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DIY Glitter Glue and Paint

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : Crafter's Toolbox 


This recipe (minus the glitter) is perfect for homemade glue or wallpaper paste as well!

Tips & Tricks: This recipe makes one large bowl or about 4 pint mason jars worth. I like making this amount because it is easy to save, and I go through about this much in a weeks time. We love our crafting around these here parts, especially now that it is holiday season. October till end of December is holiday season for us.

This recipe really is simple. I have seen some crafters heat this stuff up, or a...

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Hallowen Party Success!

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 15, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

My little muscle man was pooped out before the party even started!

Well, the party went off with out a hitch. It was a blast! The kiddos bounced to their little hearts content, decorated dozens of mini pumpkins and ate their weight in candy.
I made waaaaay to much food, but hey, leftovers are the best right? And I may have gone overboard with the decorations. Just a little. A smidgen. My only regret is that I wish I took more pics. You all know how it gets before a party. The running around wit...
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DIY Spooky Halloween Hallway

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, In : Party Decorations 





All you need is some Halloween spider webbing and a pack of spider silhouettes (found @ the Dollar Tree), to create this spooky hallway.

 Some quick tips
* If you have very textured walls you can just secure the webbing to that, otherwise you will need some double stick tape or tacks. My walls were covered in nails (from an empty picture frame display), so I just used those.
* Spread the webbing as thin as possible. It looks more realistic that way.
*Locate the webbing @ just above head height. ...

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Round Up: Best No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Posted by Honor on Thursday, October 4, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

Took a breather from my Halloween madness to share a little love for my fellow crafty ladies. I love all these ideas! So absolutly-tootly ingenious.  These pumpkins will stay festive for a long time. No more lugging the moldy-falling-apart-disgusting-ugh-ewwwie-do-I-really-have-ta-pick-that-THING-up?!?!? to the garbage can.

Make sure to play click-along and follow all the links below.



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DIY Witch Broom Parking Halloween Sign

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

BoooooooooBOOOOOOOboooooooBoooooo..... it is starting to feel a little spooky around here.... and I am loving it! In preparation of our family Halloween party I am thinking 'zones'. Drink zone here, food zone there, treat zone here ect ect ect. Right now I am working on the 'entry' zone.  I have an old cauldron and wrought iron fence section that will be for witch broom parking. It just needed a little clarification and this sign is just what was in order... here we go!



Tips & Tricks:
*The woo...

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DIY Falling for Fall Door Sign

Posted by Honor on Sunday, September 23, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 





I was feeling festive this weekend and decided that our front door needed to be festive as well. So I scrounged around the craft closet to see what I had. To be found were four little canvases, lots of scrapbook paper, paint and some wooden letters that we intended for another project. This one won the battle of fall diys that were dancing around in my noodle.

It is a pretty straight forward diy.

First cut out scrapbook paper and glue to the canvas. I left a little border around the edge so I...

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DIY Grandma's House Sign

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
 

  I am currently compiling the tons of pics I have of my DIY Halloween party decorations... let me tell you, there are tons! Excited to share them but here is a little DIY I completed recently to fill in the gaps. Will have some Halloween madness up later this evening ;)
 
  This DIY is really sweet. I was recently contacted by an old high school bud to see if I could source something similar. I wasn't able to so I said I could whip one up. I was lucky to have all the supplies on hand and it o...
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DIY Fabric & Paper Stitched Cards (Tips For Sewing On Paper)

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : Party Decorations 


   There really is nothing like a handmade card. Such a special little treat when you open up an envelope and you see this little piece of crafty heaven. Someone made it with their own two hands. It is like getting a chunk of the love chocolate bar via the post.
And giving a handmade card?

Oh it is so nice to be nice :)

Sometimes you just want the person to feel how special they are to you.

   I plan on sending some fall valentines to my sweethearts who are spread out across the US. Here are my ...

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DIY Book Vase

Posted by Honor on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

This one goes out to all my fellow bibliophiles.... holla!


Brass Tacks: Pretty self explanatory here. Find a big ol book, slice it up and shove in a couple of bud vases....

ok that wasn't much help was it?

The key to this DIY is finding a bud vase that will fit inside a book. In this case my book was the 7th installment of Harry Potter (sorry Harry!). It was big, bulky and taking up space... time to re-purpose. I found the little bud vases at where else, Hobby Lobby. They were on sale and were ...

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Seashell Crafts

Posted by Honor on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
Family time at the beach got me thinking and feeling a bit nautical. The salty air got my creative juices flowing....

working on some good DIYs.... till then here are some ideas on what to do with all those shells/driftwood that you pick up along the way. Thanks for stopping by!




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DIY Ribbon Hair Clip Holder (Best DIY Baby Shower Gift)

Posted by Honor on Friday, August 10, 2012, In : Accessories 
So guess what we are doing this weekend?

Yep attending a good ol baby shower. It should be lots of fun. The hubs and I really like this couple and are so glad that they are joining the club of parenthood. Have you joined yet? The initiation is kind of rough but the life long benefits are totally worth it ;)

The age old question arises... what to get the glowing mom-to-be. Clothes? Yeah ok. Books...been there.

hummm...
So I just thought back (not that long ago) to what I wanted/didn't get at my ...
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Painted Cross Stitch Wall Mural DIY

Posted by Honor on Thursday, August 9, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
so you may have seen this image floating around pinterest or general cyberspace....


  This bedroom belongs to the fantastically talented Dutch Artist and Illustrator Eline Pellinkhof . Her cute and creative casa was featured here. Her home is warm and full of interesting nooks and crannies... but it is this painted wall that really got my creative juices flowing... maybe even turned those juices little green because 'why didn't I think if that?!' But any-who I am glad that she shared her lovel...

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I Die For DIY Tie Dye

Posted by Honor on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
What is more summery than tie dye? & Dip Dye? & Bleach Dye?
So easy to DIY... here are some of my favorite tuts to bring this great trend home! Click on the links below





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Don't forget to check out my own DIYs # 3 &7

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DIY Anthropologie Art

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
Ok. Love anthropologie but sometimes I think 'you got to be kidding me?!' with regards to their prices.

this is a perfect example


Yellow Bird by Tom Judd....

ok yes it is an original painting/collage but REALLY NOW??? $1500 for a 10"x10" piece of art. One thousand five hundred dollars for less than ONE SQUARE FOOT?!?!?!
Bawwwwwhhhhh

So I gave it a try myself. While I am happy with the results I admit that it is not perfect. Well hey now, I'm not a professional artist you know.





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My Retro Camping Trailer BIG Reveal

Posted by Honor on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Life At Home 
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Can you sense my excitement?! After many late late nights of painting and sewing I am so proud to reveal our retro 70's camping trailer! (Need to confirm the make/year/model with the hubs) but that is not really important. What is important is that our little trailer is sooo purdy ;)

Its like my third child now. First I thoroughly scrubbed her top to bottom till she was spark spanking sparkling clean. Then I carefully coated her entire interior with many coats of paint....
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Wood Block Art (Reverse Stencil)

Posted by Honor on Thursday, July 26, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
   So this DIY covers a couple of bases. First off it is an idea for what you can do with those scraps of wood that are laying about. I have a couple of those, well actually maybe a garage full. My hording tendencies kick in and I can't get rid of them. I just can't!
   Second this DIY covers the reverse stencil technique. Pretty simple but easy to over look when you think about stenciling. Lastly it covers how to make your own contact paper. I never have it around but I always seem to need i...

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How to Make Yarn Pom Poms

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, In : Party Decorations 
Pom Poms... Love'em love'em love'em.... how can you feel sad when you have pom poms around?!



And they are quite versatile little buggers. Add them to clothing, hair accessories or shoes. Make party & holiday decorations out of them.. do with them what you'd like... they aim to please. And they are so simple to make!

it all starts with just a fork








hope you had a great weekend. Ours was full of family and naps. Glorious naps
Thanks For stopping by


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DIY Vintage Wood Stain

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
      

      My hubs told me about this and I had to try it out to see if it really works. And it does!

      Old wood has such a warm and familiar patina. Like favorite park picnic benches. Time worn barns. Brings back the memories.
      We have this great black and white photo of the hubs grand pappy and a new sparkly frame just didn't do it justice. So I picked up an unfinished wood frame from Hobby Lobby for a whopping $2.99 and made this beauty. Really like how this came out and I think ...

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DIY Branchlers

Posted by Honor on Friday, July 13, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
  

    Branchlers? Yes I said it... branchlers. The hubs is a little peeved about this DIY. He has been nudging me for a while about hanging a deer head or two in the house and I have adamantly said no. Not just no but HELLS NO!
  I am all for hunting and fishing, I just think it crosses the line to bring such game into the house as home decor.... just a tad creepy when you are wandering around in the middle of the night looking to get a glass of water. Just what I need to do is scare the bej...
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DIY Anthropologie Lampshade

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

easy. simple. fun. anthropologie knock-off 'kindergarten style'.



I just pulled up a couple of Anthropologie lampshades and bedding examples and riffed off those. Just sketch very lightly with your pencil and go slowly with the puff paint to avoid blow outs. We want to avoid the splatter spin art look here :)
It is hard to see in the pics but it is the texture that makes the shade so awesome. Looks faux embroidered.
I was originally going to leave the white of the shade show through, but though...

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Driftwood Crafts: Painbrush, Pen or Toothbrush Holder

Posted by Honor on Friday, July 6, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

This scenario went down yesterday.

The hubs came rushing in out of the garage while on the phone saying 'Hold on let me get a pen'. He was in hot pursuit of a killer Craigslist deal and needed to get all the details. He rummaged around in one junk drawer.

Then moved on the the next.

And the next.

Then utensils, plates and pots and pans were rattled and strewn about, until he shoots me a dirty look and rushes out of the room again. It happens all the time. Got me thinking that I need a place f...

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Ballard Designs Inspired Seashell Topiary Tree

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Ballard, oh Ballard. How I love thee. Not much as I love my much beloved Anthropologie... but dear you come in a close second. Tons of great home decor accessories at not so great prices. But have no fear! A simple DIY is here!

Once I saw these suckers I knew I could fashion up something really close. And the results are not to shabby, if I do say so myself. Well, lets dive right in. Enjoy!


Yes, I know the image says SALE.... but $99 to me really isn't on sale. I was able to make three for less...

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6 Ways to Decorate with Dollar Store Candles

Posted by Honor on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

Having a party this summer? Or just looking for a way to add a little visual interest to your bookcase or table top? This DIY is super simple and ready to be completed at a moments notice. Perfect for your summer BBQ, birthday party or DIY wedding. Enjoy!


What you need: Some dollar store white candles. Get a whole bunch of em. Different sizes & shapes. There really is no right or wrong here. Then go crazy with the accents. I gathered up all sorts of goodies from around the house and played aro...

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DIY Patriotic Burlap Bunting

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 29, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

What? TWO DIYs in one day? Yep ;)
I have had this patriotic burlap bunting tutorial in my back pocket for a bit and I thought that Friday would be a perfect day to share it. This is based off of idea from Brown Paper Packages (Love Kierste, please check it out & show your bloggie support)


Follow the pictures above and you should be good to go, but here are a few tips. Cut out at least four squares of burlap. Mine are pretty large, bout 15"x15". This you can play with. As for the stars, I just ...

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DIY Glitter Vase

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 22, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
Ok... so I got a little side tracked from the DIY Nursery Art series. The house is currently under construction (yeah dream country-fied kitchen here we come!), so the projects that I had in mind are currently on hold. Buuuuuut here is a quick beauty to keep you diy-ers satisfied.
 The DIY Glitter vase is perfect for your left over glassware and will spruce up any shindig, whether it be baby shower, bridal shower, brunch or birthday party.  I love sinking a single flower in the vase, but feel ...
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Project Series: Nursery Art - Fun with Text

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Nursery Room Text Art:

This next project is super easy & super fun. You can see all sorts if iterations of text art in high end stores such as Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Land of Nod... ect ect ect. In just a few minutes you to can create a personal and fun piece of art for your little one's room. All you need is some sort of photo/text editing program such as Photo Studio, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. I'm sure there are many more but these are the programs that I am familiar with....
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DIY Mercury Glass

Posted by Honor on Friday, May 25, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
Love this product.... I seem to be using it on just about everything lately :)  Hope you enjoy this quick and easy craft. It really is simple.




Inspiration: Martha Stewart Mercury Glass
What you need: Head to the dollar or thrift store and load up on glassware. Any and everything from vases, to candle sticks to plates and little cups. Trust me you will love how these turn out and you will want to create an instant collection. I wen to good ol Goodwill and scored a vase, a glass cloche and plate ...

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DIY Moss Wreath Anthro Style

Posted by Honor on Thursday, May 17, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 


We are so ready for summer time. I think there will lots of days spent at the beach. Just have to be extra careful with the babes and the sun. Beach bumming it will be. Until then I am trying to cram all my spring & summer time crafts in so I can really enjoy the time with them. I also plan on having a few get togethers at the house and I felt that my entrance isn't so 'grand' these days. So a little diy was in order. Moss Wreaths Anthro Style... Enjoy!


What you need: A basic twig wreath. I g...

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Mason Jar Crafts

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 


This week I will have a tutorial for some very special mason jar diys... until then please check out these fabulous crafting ideas! Perfect for summer time. Thanks for stopping by!!!




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DIY Dowel Hanging Nature Poster

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Well it is springtime around here.... and that means time to freshen up! I like to revamp my wall displays and home decor accessories to express my change of mood. Spring and early summer are a favorite of mine and I really like to bring in as much nature in as I can. I think I'm due for some terrariums. But until then I spruced up our family room by making some really simple Dowel Hanging Nature Posters. This craft works great on all types of maps and posters, really spruces them up with out...

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Shell Crafts Continued: Shell Display Tray

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

How about you? Do you have little baskets or bowls full of shells and rocks that you have collected from the beach or nature hikes? Kids are really good at picking up bits and pieces along the trail... and these bits and pieces always seem to find their way into your house no matter how hard you try to leave them be. Good or bad? Living on the coast gives me access to lots and lots and lots of sea shells and that is what I am using in this DIY, but you could just as easily use rocks, sticks o...

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Shell Topped Jars: Pottery Barn Inspired

Posted by Honor on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
Shell Topped Jars
Pottery Barn Inspired

Spring cleaning is the theme around my house these days and the first room on my list in need of a big refresher is the master bath. I love our paint colors and can live with the tile and cabinetry for now, but my bath accessories and decor need a major update. After scoping out the newest pottery barn and Ballard designs catlog I stumbled across many shell and nautical themed decorative items. The bottles that this idea is based on are just for decorativ...


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Doily Earring Display: 2 Minute Project

Posted by Honor on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
Ready for a super quickie?! This project literally takes two minutes and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Super simple and super 'anthropologie chic'. Enjoy



What you need: A medium to large sized doily. I picked up my colorful one from the $1 section at Micheal's. An embroidery hoop that is a touch smaller than the doily and lastly your earrings that lay about in disarray.
What to do. Unscrew the embroidery hoop clasp a touch. Secure the doily in place between the two pieces of the embro...

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DIY Home Decor Accessories:Three Basic Surface Treatments

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Three Basic Surface Treatments
How to Decorate a Plain Pear

 

Here are three basic surface treatments that every crafter should have stashed away in their noggin. The first one is your basic decoupage. Second is chalkboard paint and third is twine wrapping. These surface treatments are very versatile and can be used on numerous objects and surfaces. Old jars, bottles and boxes are perfect to experiment with all three of these treatments. This tutorial is a very quick one, mostly just listing tip...


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Hot Air Balloon Paper Lantern

Posted by Honor on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

Hot Air Balloon Paper Lantern


My baby boy is almost here! I am so excited to meet him and frankly I am sooooo over being pregnant. We plan on having Lou and the baby share a room while they are little and I currently love how Lou's room is decorated but fact is... it is a little girly. I want to stay far away from the split up 'boy side & 'girl side'  feeling that many shared gender rooms have, but I do need to add a few more neutral or 'boy' features to the room. With that being said I came ...


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Felt Birdhouse: Spring Time Craft Idea

Posted by Honor Hansen on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

How to Make a Felt Birdhouse


    So colorful and cheerful right? Just perfect for springtime. I have this cute bugger adorning my bookcase in the living room. As soon as you enter the front door, eyes automatically whiz over to it. Kind of hard to miss. On a side note, this tutorial is more of an idea explanation, then a step by step. It is not complicated to make so no pictures on the 'how to' are needed. Those are the best kinds of tutorials right? Crafts you can just dive in to creating.

*W...

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Wax Paper Pressed Flowers

Posted by Honor on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

  How to Press Flowers with Wax Paper

   Get ready to have a flashback to elementary school with this craft tutorial. This is very similar to melted crayon wax paper crafts, but with a more grown up and 'springy' twist. Now go for a little walk through your yard and pick some interesting little flowers and leaves. The daintier the better, try to avoid bulky roses :) Enjoy!


What you will need: A roll of wax paper, tear off two large sheets. Fresh flowers and leaves (like I said earlier, dainty w...

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Hot Glue Vase

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
 
How to Decorate a Vase with Hot Glue

   Ready for a super quick craft? Ok.. all you need is a glass vase/jar/cup/wine bottle, a hot glue gun and a can of spray paint. Ready set GO!
     Well it might actually take you a few minutes to decide what pattern you will make on the vase with the glue, that is the only difficult part of this tutorial. I had a left over glass vase from the Dollar store and couldn't quite decide what to do with it. Here is a simple fix. These would also we great gift, ...
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Anthropologie Inspired Picture Frame

Posted by Honor on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

   This weekend I went on my bi-weekly expeditions to anthropologie to get inspired and see if there was anything I couldn't live without. Of course I can't possibly live without having absolutely everything in the entire store in my possession. But sadly until I win the lottery or anthro so graciously decides to donate the entire collection to moi... I will have to do without...Boo!
 But don't worry, I make do. Yes! Anthropologie always gets my creative juices flowing. When I got home still n...

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Decorating with Moss

Posted by Honor on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

How to Decorate With Moss

Are you a nature lover? Well you can easily bring a little nature in to your home by decorating with moss. I have see this quick craft done before in a variety of ways and wanted to tweak it and use it on something I already had in my home.
  I picked up this generic photo holder at Walmart for less than $5 a few month ago. It doesn't really fit into my style so I thought I could amp it up a bit. You could really take moss & a glue gun to just about anything, so be cr...


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How to Glitter a Candle

Posted by Honor on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

How to glitter a candle... how to glitter anything actually!

  Now this is my kind of craft. Quick, inexpensive and totally girly! I had a serious glitter phase in jr high and I don't think it every truly wore off. My parents would get peeved at me because when my dad was rushing off to some important business meetings, my mom always had to double check his face and person for flecks of glitter. I even remember literally throwing glitter up into the air and letting it rain down into my hair be...

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Tissue Pom Pom How To

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

   How to make a tissue paper pom pom

   Every so often I will post skills or tips that any decent crafter should know how to do, this is definitely one of them! I use this quick craft all the time. From my little girls room, to party decorations to gift embellishments, the possibilities are endless. Hope you enjoy this tutorial on how to make Tissue Paper pom poms!


What you will need: Tissue paper (eight sheets minimum), scissors & thin wire or thread

Start by laying out the tissue paper flat. ...

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Drawing On Ceramic (How to Transfer Lettering)

Posted by Honor on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

   What a pretty plate right? And it was so easy to do! The is the perfect craft for gift giving. The hubs has been asking for some coffee mugs to bring to work that are not super feminine. What anthropologie tea cups and cafe au latte mugs are not good enough for you!?!?! Oh well
   I poked around on the internet for the best types of materials to use but it wasn't until I dawdled a Sunday away at Micheal's did I find this super star product! Please read on and I hope you give this one a try....

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Button Art

Posted by Honor on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Does any one else love buttons as much as I do? Every time I head to Micheal's or Hobby Lobby I have to upgrade my button stash just a little bit. And don't even get me started about flea markets and the endless vintage ones I can gorge myself on!
I think I am going to do a series on kids room art work and this will be the first one. Fairly simple. You can do letters like this tutorial demonstrates, or you can do little animals or silhouettes. Really the options are only limited my your creat...

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Cake Plate

Posted by Honor on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Hello Again! Welcome to the worlds fastest tutorial on how to make a cake plate! This craft is based off the Mason Jar Goblet tutorial that I completed earlier. You can see that by clicking HERE. Hope you enjoy! Those cookies sure do look tasty don't they ;)

What you will need: A plate and a candle stick holder & glue... simple enough right?! Try different combinations and materials. Here I chose a glass plate and candle stick holder that I picked up from the Dollar Tree. If you prefer white, ...

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Mason Jar Goblet

Posted by Honor on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

    I just visited one of my favorite flea markets. The Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow CA and I got this idea from one of the vendors there. You can read about my trip by clicking HERE.
   While she had some pretty great things, these Mason Jar Goblets were what really caught my eye. I examined them closer and low and behold!!! I can make them :)
  Basically built from two inexpensive parts this is one of the simplest mason jar crafts around! The vendor was selling each goblet for $15 bucks a ...

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Yarn & Burlap Wreath

Posted by Honor Hansen on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 


My goal here at Home Heart Craft is to help you get instant gratification from your crafts, and this is the perfect candidate! I completed each one in less than a hour in front of the TV and was able to watch my fav shows. So after your kiddos go to bed, or during nap time, you can easily get this project done.
 Materials:
 *Foam wreath, any size will work, but I recommend starting with an 8" or 12". Any bigger and you will need extra yarn/burlap to cover it.
*Yarn, twin, burlap... anything you...
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