For the last few years I’ve set a goal to do at least one pin from my Pinterest collection each season. I don’t always reach that goal, but am slowly trying out pins. Today I’m sharing my DIY Easter sock bunny. There are several posts online for a sock bunny. I used a Dollar Tree pair of white socks. I could not find an all-white pair of men’s socks and had to buy a women’s pair. It works fine but is a little smaller than those shared elsewhere.Read More
I was watching a documentary on Amazon Prime last Sunday. The Gardener is a story about Frank Cabot. He is the man responsible for a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century, Les Quatre Vents in Quebec. The story is about the history of his family’s home and how he began to expand the garden to create a series of garden rooms that are pure art. If you have Amazon Prime, do take a peek if you love nature, art, and gardens.Read More
My home has many coastal elements. Every fall I am faced with decorating for autumn using my colors. I use more textures, tans, and browns. I add deeper toned colors as the season progresses. I look for softer shades of typical fall colors. I also love using turquoise in the fall with tans, browns, and golden tones. Officially it is autumn on September 22nd, but today I’m adding a few coastal autumn colors in the dining room.
Over the last few years, I’ve seen a variety of crafted Christmas trees. Many crafters start with a bought cardboard or styrofoam cone tree and decorate it. Some trees are made with a heavy paper cut in a half or quarter circle and folded to make a cone. They can be made with cardboard from cereal boxes, construction paper, heavy gift wrapping paper, or even heavy scrap book paper.
Back in the 90’s I bought a brass lamp at a garage sale. I added a new lamp shade and used it for years. Now it has been stashed in a closet as shiny brass is no longer in vogue and the brass finish was rubbing off. I really like this lamp as it is lightweight and is easy to turn on and off. I also like have metallic accessories in a room.
I’ve pinned pretty egg carton flower crafts for a few years. This year I’m trying to make more of my inspiring pins. First I thought I would use paper egg cartons which seems to be the favorite among crafters. You can paint them any color. Then I saw a neighbor throwing away colored styrofoam egg cartons in white, pink, and yellow. (Our county does not accept styrofoam in recyclables.) Hmm, okay I decided to rescue the styrofoam and give it a try.
For spring and Easter this year, I wanted to try the simple craft of a candy-filled vase. Florists have used the 2 vase technique for years. Get a clear glass vase that is wide and tall enough to hold a smaller vase. Then fill the area between the 2 glass walls with candy. You can use jelly beans, candy corn in fall, or pastel mints for Easter and spring. I bought a simple glass vase and pastel mints at Dollar Tree. I added a plastic glass for the insert.