I love the twig crafts I’ve seen on Pinterest and other blogs. For fall I am going rustic by adding texture with wood and burlap with lots of neutrals and tans to my living room and dining room. A twig frame would be a great addition. There are several reasons I love this craft. First off the little sticks are free out of my yard. Second they are natural and rustic with such texture. The frame is perfect for fall, but I know I’ll be using my twig frame year-round. Whether I need to frame a small Santa or spring flowers, a twig frame works beautifully. Read More
Toward the end of last year when I was browsing in my favorite thrift store, I saw a dirty little bundle of ribbon and what looked like a bird house. I got it for practically nothing and brought it home. I put it away until the new year. I meant to redo this bird house several months ago, but life has been a bit wonky. I’m finally doing it in August. I must apologize for not taking photos when I first got it. When I emptied the second bedroom for the new floor, my crafting supplies were stacked in the living room. My friend helped me move things and then we were sitting across the room from each other (safe distance) for a while. I absent mindedly picked up the dirty mess and started taking it apart while we talked. When I first picked it up, my friend Vickie asked why I even bought it. It was covered in lots of dirty sheer “white” ribbon. I think it must have been bows maybe originally but at that point it was lots and lots of loops and glue all over the bird house. As I picked it off Vickie suddenly said now I like it. She couldn’t stand the ribbon. I’m not one to waste anything and I handwashed the ribbon to use on something else. The bird house had been hand painted and lots of details were glued on. I liked the bird house except for the roof. The roof was a green/peach striped tape with 2 additional details glued on. I really felt there was too much green with the house body being solid green. I peeled the tape and details off.
I’ve been adding fall to various parts of my home – the futon, flower arrangements, and wall art. I wanted something a little special to add to my planter of green vines. A visit to Dollar Tree and I came home with an LED candle and a packet of fall sticker of pumpkins and maple leaves. The stickers have a wood look to them which is perfect!Read More