Posts Tagged ‘DIY decor’

Throwback Thursday: Holiday 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Saying goodbye to the holiday season – and our Holiday Catalog – is so bittersweet. We are excited for our Winter 2019 selection of home accents, but will certainly miss the warm glow of the harvest season, turkey at Thanksgiving, and all the prep and pomp that goes into Christmas and the last holidays of the year. Which is why we looked back on all of our Holiday 2018 blog posts (from the middle of September to now) and selected ten to feature in our final Wrap-Up of 2018. If there was a blog post – recipe, Quick Tip, DIY project, etc. – that made an impression on you, let us know in a comment.

Tasteful Tuesday: Cheesy Roasted Acorn Squash

Monday Must Haves: Cats Around the House

Kitties Rug | Sally Stetson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Tasteful Tuesday: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Quick Tip: Decorative Dishware

Mason Jar Crafts For Winter Decorating

Mason Jar Luminaries | DIY | My Patch of Blue Sky

Quick Tip: Festive Holiday Ribbon

Tasteful Tuesday: Cran-Apple Sangria

Cranberries

Get the Look: 2018 in Review

Weekly Spotlight: New Lighting for a New Year

Decorating with Color: 2018 in Review

Photo by Clinton & Associates, PC Landscape ArchitectsLook for patio pictures

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Thursday’s Theme: Summer DIY Projects from Pinterest

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Summer is officially here! We hope you’ve been enjoying June so far, and have a variety of activities lined up for your summer season – whether that be relaxing on vacation with a Sturbridge Yankee Workshop catalog, entertaining friends and family outside or simply taking a break from a day of summer gardening.

You may also be planning some DIY projects, or hoping to at least, so if this describes you, we have some good news. To pass the time this summer while enjoying nice weather and extended days, here are six DIY projects and activities we’ve rounded up from Pinterest.

Switch up your kitchen textiles and linens with fun and colorful Fruit Stamped Tea Towels. They are perfect for you kitchen at home or up to camp, and allow you to get creative while incorporating functional decor. *Making Home Base

DIY Painted Tea Towel | Making Home Base | Summer DIY

To coordinate with your DIY tea towels, or as an accent all its own, this cheerful serving tray exudes summer charm and helps you serve guests during a barbecue or summer birthday party.
*Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Watermelon Serving Tray | Oh So Beautiful Paper | Summer DIY

We love a beautiful wreath almost as much as you do. This one happens to feature a favorite, classic flower and is of course, the result of a DIY project. *Artsy Chicks Rule

DIY Hydrangea Wreath | Artsy Chicks Rule | Summer DIY

The best craft for you and your kids (or grandchildren!) to do together is one that has lasting use. Head outside to collect rocks for this Tic Tac Toe DIY and keep yourselves entertained on hot summer days. *Balancing Home

Tic Tac Toe Rocks Activity | Balancing Home | Summer DIY

Of course, we’ve all heard the notorious message from kids on summer vacation: “I’m bored!” This is of course, easily remedied by 1. Telling them how many chores they can do and/or 2. Turning to an Activity Jar and pulling out a random note or popsicle stick with an activity written on it. *The Crafting Chicks

Summer Activity Jars | The Crafting Chicks | Summer DIY

Finally, we saw so many pins for Summer Bucket Lists on our search through Pinterest. Get creative by using scrapbook paper, stickers, special pens and markers, Washi tape, etc. and write out some things you’d like to get done, people you’d like to see, and places you’d like to visit over the summer. It will be fun to check each item off the list and look back on the adventures you had. For a little inspiration, we’ve attached a Summer Bucket List printable [here] and below that you can print out and fill out!

Summer Bucket List Printable

Remember to share your DIY ideas and upcoming craft projects in the comments below, and let us know what’s on your Summer 2018 Bucket List!

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Thursday’s Theme: Spring DIY Projects from Pinterest

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Mother nature has finally brought us some beautiful spring weather, and although it’s rainy today, the temperature outside isn’t too chilly so we won’t complain. Because we can’t quite get to our gardens and outdoor living spaces without getting soaked, today we’ve rounded up some springy DIY projects from Pinterest that can be done inside. When the skies clear up, some of these can even be taken outside as decoratives or play things. Click on the images below to be taken to the DIY instructions.

These umbrellas may not keep you dry on days like today, but they will add plenty of charms to a window, the space above a sink or wherever you decide to hang them. *One Little Project

Paper Umbrellas | One Little Project at a Time | Spring DIY

You know how much we love a beautiful wreath, and we think this DIY Daisy Wreath is quite marvelous. *Grillo Designs

Spring Burlap Daisy Wreath | Grillo Designs | Spring DIY

Reuse some old bottle caps by painting them with fun designs or arranging them like petals on a flower. They will add a rustic look to any space, indoors or out. *Suburbia Unwrapped

Bottle Cap Garden Art | Suburbia Unwrapped | Spring DIY

A quick DIY with a lot of charm, this burlap art only requires a few materials. *Debbie Doo’s

Spring Burlap Art | Debbie Doo's | Spring DIY

The following two DIY projects are perfect for kids. The first is a sidewalk chalk recipe that takes a fun shape and makes it functional. *Project Nursery + Junior
The second is a DIY birdhouse, and this whimsical carton version is a fun craft for a child both during the process of making it and watching it function for backyard birds. *Red Ted Art
(and since there are so many DIY birdhouses out there, here is a link for a roundup of many more)

Sidewalk Chalk Pops | Project Nursery + Junior | Spring DIY

Juice Carton Crafts: Owl Bird Feeder | Red Ted Art | Spring DIY

Do you have any fun spring DIY plans? Share your ideas in the comments below, and happy crafting!

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