Ever notice that your dogs leash is always just laying around? I wanted a way to hang it up and also personalize it! I found this cute SVG and applied the vinyl to a pre stained piece of craft wood. I also attached a hook towards the bottom!
Our Dog died recently and we wanted to dedicate a keepsake shadow box to things like her collar, and her favorite things like her tennis ball, we placed a picture of her in it and placed it on the wall of our staircase to remember her daily.
I wanted to make a wall decor for my kids school pictures to be displayed. I found a thin piece of wood that I could stain and attach vinyl letters/numbers, and also have room to attach their photos. I wanted it to look a little rustic so I attached a rope through the middle and spaced out clothes pins for each years picture. Along the top, I attached the vinyl for their names and along the bottom I attached the vinyl for each K, 1, 2, 3, etc.
When we got an egg Grill it needed to be up on a table so my husband made a table for it. He bought some 2×4’s and made a frame, and then cut out the circle for it to sit in at the top. He wanted to be able to move it so he put wheels on the bottom. Eventually we will stain it or paint it but for now we are letting it weather a little bit so the stain will stick.
We have this ledge in the entrance balcony to our house that I like to decorate for different seasons/holidays and our normal farmhouse decor. I put together this arrangement after getting the HOME sign from a local home decor store because I had a gift card to use up. The other decorations are things that I already had but I think that they go nicely together.
I have wanted to make a welcome sign for the front porch for a while and finally got to doing it yesterday. I already had scrap wood left over from another project we did and I had already stained it so it came together really quickly. I first attached the two long boards by nailing some smaller scrap pieces horizontally on the back every six inches or so.
Last weekend I decided I wanted to make something to fill the wall in the staircase. I had seen online ways of displaying places you have lived or that were sentimental. Since we have moved a bunch, I thought that would be a meaningful thing to make. I had a pack of frames that had matting already, I went online and printed the maps for the different places we have lived and then cut them out with the same size heart.
These pillows were made from a pattern out of a Quilt Magazine. But sometimes I make pillows out of extra quilt blocks from a quilt. I used to buy Quilt Blocks of the Month from Joann’s when they went on clearance , but they don’t sell them anymore at my Joann’s. I like to sandwich them so that you can put a pillow form in and easily remove to wash the cover. I measure the front block and cut two pieces of the back fabric the same size. Then I fold the back pieces to about 1/3 the size so there is an overlap. I sew the front to the back two pieces that are overlapped right sides together.
I like to do Cross-Stitch and have made a sampler for each of my grandkids when they were born. This was a boughten kit that worked up quick and easily. I then framed it myself as I am a stickler for having the lines straight on cross-stitch pictures. You can buy a matting that is sticky on one side so you can stick your picture to it and see how it looks in the frame. I also like to have glass in the frame so it stays clean and neat.
I like to give personalized gifts for special occasions. I bought this kit from a craft store, embroidered it with names and dates added to give as a wedding gift. This one I had professionally framed as I wanted it done in a nice frame with double matting. These pictures take awhile so don’t wait til the last minute to start them. But they make a nice remembrance of a special occasion.