I had no idea what to call this, but it is basically a 1×4 board which I drilled holes in to attach repurposed milk bottles to use as vases. I have seen some with mason jars used in a bathroom to hold qtips, etc-so many options. I was going to hang it horizontal but then liked the look of it standing on my porch filled with beautiful peonies which just bloomed! I like these almost as much as my lilacs!
Today I am sharing these Wine Bottle Solar Lights. This idea happened totally by accident-don’t you love when that happens? I had today off prepping for my daughter’s graduation party. I was putting together the wine station, because-really-doesn’t every party need a wine station? (over 21 only) I thought about what would happen when it got dark out-how would we see to pour our wine 😉 I had picked up these solar lights from the Dollar Store & thought how cute it would be to have one by the wine, then of course I had to think about what to put it in when I saw the twine covered wine bottle I had planned to put flowers in. I grabbed the solar light & did a little happy dance when it fit perfectly on top!! I didn’t glue it because then I can use them in the yard later.
I continued in the backyard and have lots of DIY projects that I did prior to my blog. First I hung a mosquito net over my hammock. Not sure if it keeps Mosquitos out, but it sure looks pretty!
I have lots to share so thought I would do two posts to make it easier. First I worked on the back deck. I picked up this set on clearance at Target last year & love it. It is made really well & makes this space feel like an outdoor living room.
As I’ve mentioned before, my youngest is graduating high school in 4 short weeks and will be leaving for College 3 hrs away shortly after. Anyone who has experienced this understands how bittersweet this is. This is what we have worked for and what we want for our children, but at the same time not having them in the same house or zip code for that matter is a huge change. I have faith that her Dad & I have raised her to make the right choices. Anyway, my daughter loved, loved Fairy’s when she was little. She had collected the Winx Club dolls & we watched the movies over & over. I also think there is something magical about them, so when I saw all the gardens on Pinterest I knew I would make one. It does bring back great memories. I asked Amanda what I should name the fairy & while she looked at me like I had seriously lost my marbles, she did say Annabel, which is perfect!
I’m really excited about this next project! Dare I say it is my new favorite! I was outside last night on my deck about 10 PM drilling holes as I knew I would not be able to sleep until I finished this. Please tell me I am not the only one like this?! This piece had been sitting in my garage for years. I had no idea what it was & even showed a pic on FB asking if anyone had any ideas. Finally I took a good look at it and thought the front piece looked like a window box, or could look like one. Here is the before:
My Dad built me a picnic table last year and it was in dire need of painting. It sits under trees and needed a pick me up. Here is the before picture:
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I wanted to make a Solar Light Garden Post for some time and finally had a chance to complete it. We have limited outdoor lighting and a long driveway so it really makes it difficult if you are carrying things in at night. I have been pricing outdoor solar lanterns, but they are out of the budget, so I went to Lowe’s with a vision in mind.
The supplies needed:
4x4x8 foot post cut in half $9
2 solar lights-mine were $4.97 each
Clay pot clips Wal-Mart one set $5.98
House numbers I paid $1.29 each
Pansies $5 6 pack
4″ clay pot/saucer
2″ clay pot/saucer
I painted the post in two coats of semi-gloss white and simply screwed in the solar light. Here is a similar solar light cap: Solar Light Cap
I attached house numbers and found these awesome clay pot clips at Wal-Mart, but there are similar ones here-Flower Pot Klips
I attached one on each side. I planted pansies and added the clay pots to the post. I dug a fairly deep hole and secured the post. It really gives off a good amount of light and I love how it looks at the end of my walkway and for about $20 a piece you can’t go wrong! Hope you enjoy this Solar Light Garden Post!
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Welcome to Our Crafty Mom! Today I wanted to share these DIY Faux Grain Sack Tile Coasters. This is a quick and easy project that anyone could use! You can personalize these with different color schemes or even use mod podge and add pictures. I love to see the different ideas for tile coasters that you see all over Pinterest. I wanted some to use outside and wanted to incorporate my red color scheme. I used outdoor acrylic paint in fire engine red. I then taped off a stripe and used a sponge brush for the stripe. Once that dried I used a sharpie paint pen and simply hand wrote some words that I liked. I sealed with two coats of poly to ensure it was safe for liquids and weather. I added felt pads to the bottom. These also make a nice teacher’s gift. You can add different sayings or quotes about learning and education. Just tie up a set of 4 with a pretty bow and a nice card and you are good to go!
As you know from prior posts, I love, love Decor Steals! They bring such beautiful pieces for reasonable prices. When I saw these Angel Wings a few months ago I immediately fell in love, the shabby chic vintage look is right up my alley, plus I always think of my beautiful Mama anytime I see Angel Wings. When I bought them I had a completely different plan. I was going to hang them on one of my old double windows in my living room, but never got around to it. This morning I was looking at my armoire and it clicked! Don’t you love when that happens 😉 I didn’t want to damage the armoire so I just hung command hooks and I was good to go! Plus, if I get tired of the look, it is an easy switch. Happy Saturday! Linking to these great parties: