I’m sure you’ve seen these coffee filter wreaths all over blog land. So easy to make and inexpensive as well. I had a bunch of filters left over since switching to a Keurig, so this is a great way to use them up. I printed Gratitude directly on burlap and added it with twine for Thanksgiving, but I may just leave it, as I think it is so important to feel gratitude all year long. Happy Crafting! Linking to Shabbyartboutique.com for Shabbilicious Friday.
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I am on a burlap kick and love the burlap I bought for the curtains so I made a no sew table runner. I also put together the cute no sew burlap silverware holder you see here. I stamped a turkey on muslin with gratitude under and hot glued this on . I bought the two deer candle Holders on clearance at Yankee Candle last season,
I found this awesome wine themed burlap at Joann Fabrics and with a 50% off coupon it was $5 a yard. I thought this print would look great in my dining room where my little bar is set up. I wanted to be able to tie them up during the day and close them at night so I simply made a tie back with twine and a burlap rosette. They really add a nice contrast to the room. Best thing is they are no sew!
As you know from my prior posts, I love making signs out of old wood. I scored a bunch of free pallet boards and wanted to make a large sign listing some of my favorite Cities that I have been blessed enough to visit. I can never thank my sister, Lori, enough for letting me tag along on a business trip to England. It was on the top of my bucket list and did not disappoint. I am linking to Funky Junk Interiors Party 212.
I’m in full Holiday mode at this time of year and making some ornaments to sell on Etsy and give to friends and co-workers. I first made these wings last year and thought I would make up a bunch. I am planning on doing different colors this year. I thought a pale pink would look so vintage, maybe silver, as I seem to be on a silver kick this year. I used batting for the wings and covered with gesso and lots of glitter. Linking to one of my faves, Shabby Art Boutique’s Simply Christmas.
This is a simple large glass ball filled with snow and silver embellishments. I love how they fit perfectly in a mason jar lid for display! Speaking of mason jars, I just finished this mason jar snow globe. The base is a Dollar Store candlestick that I painted with metallic paint.
I have been working on Thanksgiving place settings and saw these cute wedding favor terrarium’s. I thought they would be perfect to sit at each place setting. I am personalizing each one with items that mean something to that person. This is for my sister and the yellow Rose means so much to my family because it immediately makes us think of our beautiful mom who we lost way too young to Ovarian Cancer. She was just 47 when she passed. I don’t think you ever get over losing your Mom. I have tried really hard to make Thanksgiving fun and kind of take over the Mom role as Jo was only 16 when she passed. I know I go overboard, but this is why. I want my kids to look back with fond memories of Holidays and I am thankful my mom passed her love of arts and crafts on to me. I will post my nephews next, it is a Minecraft one! Hug your loved ones! Almost forgot, I made this Rose out of paper and added moss.
In my previous post I showed this Hutch decorated for Halloween. I have updated it for Thanksgiving. I love the graphicsfairy.com because you can find the most beautiful images for your decorating. I used this adorable Pilgrim boy image for the top of the hutch inserted in a simple frame. I found the awesome rooster at a local thrift store for $5-score! I also used a Thanksgiving postcard also from graphicsfairy and placed it in the ornate frame I picked up at Homegoods, again on clearance for $5! I created a new Blessings banner for my mantel. Linking up to Brag Monday at www.thegraphicsfairy.com.