Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nature Turned into Beauty {tree log candle holder}

I had several tree stumps that I grabbed from HERE. They looked so festive around the house:-)

So I turned them into tea light candle holders.

 As I was snapping shots, the kids came by and wiped the chalk board. A neighbor was throwing away the frame a while back and I rescued it from it's future life in the land fill....I'm so nice...haha!

My husband loves it when I go trash picking...NOT!

I just cut a thin piece of wood to fit in the middle and painted it with my Rust-Oleum chalk board paint.

Don't mind the ugly counter tops! If we owned our place I would be putting in new counter tops and painting the cabinets!

I had a more interesting log on hand and did another tea light candle holder for the counter.

I used a flat drill bit 1 1/2 in. That Santa brought me a little early for my stocking...hehe!

My flat head drill bit set was $9.99 at Home Depot but really all you would need is one and I think they were around $4.

I still have several tree stumps/logs in my garage for future ideas, so maybe you will see a new one soon!

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Home Stories A2Z

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thrift Store Find {Makeover}

I love finding little treasures (at least to me) at thrift stores. I picked this one up a few months ago and gave it a quick makeover right before Christmas.


It was sooooo not me but I liked the shape of it and the pretty door knob hooks.


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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Inexpensive & Free ways to Decorate For Christmas

I know this post is  a little late...better late than never they say though!

Here is a FREE and quick way to decorate your counters. I used FREE tree trimmings from Home Depot, jute rope, vintage music sheets, and soup cans.
 Just wrap the soup can with paper and tie it on with jute rope.

 I sprayed the clippings with some adhesive and sprinkled them with some glitter to give a little sparkle.

 I used a container that I had from one of those Edible Arrangements and filled it with pine cones and more FREE tree trimmings.

Another simple way to jazz up those pine cones is to spray them with some adhesive and sprinkle them with Epsom salt.

I sprayed and rolled a wine bottle in some Epsom salt as well to give the bottle a snow/glass effect.

And my spiraling red and gold glittered pine cones that I made last year...LOVE them:-)

Hope this gives you some ideas for next year :-)
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Home Stories A2Z

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Wrap

Merry Christmas All!!

I'm just doing a quick post with some pictures of my wrap this year.

I used my Martha Stewart stencils to add a little something to my 3M shipping paper.

Everyone received our handmade ornament as well.

Hope you all had a VERY MERRY Christmas!

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