I’m always amazed when I see all the creative ideas on Pinterest and in blog land for old windows and never pass up a good one, especially a 6 pane window like this one! I added old photos with glue dots making it easy to change them out if I get bored, which I know I will! I have this in my purple bedroom and it makes me smile seeing my “babies” when they actually were babies!
My friend Elaine loves horses and unique pieces for her beautiful home. I wanted to try to incorporate both for a handmade gift for her and thought I would try a horse silhouette using a method similar to my deer art. I had one pallet sign left so I painted it in a whitewash to keep it rustic, then used block posters to print the image I wanted. I covered the back in pencil and taped it to the board, then traced it in pen. See the third picture showing the printed image. It is so simple to do, then I just painted it in acrylic paint. I love how it came out and am thinking of other images to try. You can also use chalk as a transfer instead of pencil. I hope she likes it!
My winter wonderland theme continues in the dining room, where I also added some awesome Dollar Tree decorations. I made a smaller version of the coffee filter angel wings and hung it on the front of my chicken wire hutch. On top of the hutch is the burlap cone tree and some berry garland which I sprayed white and silver. Love the sparkle!
I was browsing Pinterest (shocker) and saw a cool wreath made with yarn. It was in the Anthropologie catalog last year and I took inspiration from it to make my own DIY Pom Pom Wreath. I left the Pom Pom’s longer, more of a rag wreath look. This is so easy to make and is really different and very warm. Here is a tutorial if you want to make your own.
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I used two steins of Lion 640-178F Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn , 97 Meters, Cilantro in Oatmeal. I finger knitted a large scarf first to cover a White Foam Wreath – Large. There are a ton of tutorials on YouTube to show you how to finger knit. It is very easy and a lot of fun! Then I wrapped yarn around my four fingers about 30 times and snipped the ends. Then tied a piece of yarn around the pieces and cut the lengths however I wanted to create the Pom Poms. You can leave them a little longer as shown here:
Or cut them short to make them more of a Pom Pom. Again, you can just search for Pom Pom videos if you are more of a visual person.
Thank you to Candace from the Vintage News Junkie for the awesome video tutorial on a burlap tree perfect for Christmas decorating! I still have a stash of wine theme print burlap from my curtains so figured I’d make a little cone tree. I painted a cardboard cone silver, as I am decorating this year in silvers, whites and burlap. I wanted a little silver to show through. It fit perfectly on this glass candle holder. I am working on several other cone trees and hope to finish decorating this weekend.
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I found the most beautiful color pumpkin at Walmart and it was a steal at $5.98. I had this old toolbox that I found on the side of the road, cleaned it up and gave it a quick whitewash. I wanted to fill it with all natural elements, so I added gourds and mini pumpkins, plus some dried hydrangea as fillers. I made a quick no sew burlap table runner and love how it turned out! I also picked up 2 glass vases and candle holders from the dollar store using E6000 to attach then filled it with faux leaves and pumpkins. Happy Fall!