Simple Sunday

My friend Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home has a series she calls “Quickies” that she posts on Sunday.  It gave me the inspiration to start a similar series called “Simple Sunday”.

My first Simple Sunday post is a quick and easy project that takes just a few minutes ~ a super easy Valentine wreath.

Remember the set of three wreaths from my stash?  I used the middle size heart to make this Valentine wreath leaving me with the large and small hearts.

They were on my breakfast room table one inside the other waiting to re-enter the stash when inspiration struck.

 I went to my ribbon supply to see what I had to tie the two wreaths together and make a hanger.  The stash produced a little spool of cotton tape with red stripes that I got for $1 at Target in Bullseye’s Playground.

The inside of my front door was looking a bit forlorn since all the Christmas decor came down so a Valentine wreath is just what it needed.  Once I saw it hanging on the door it seemed a little too simple so a few vintage inspired valentines made it so much more fun.  My granddaughters actually squealed when they saw it.

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Some Haunting Projects To Do Now For Halloween

My grandkids are already getting excited about Halloween and choosing their costumes.

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 So I decided to revisit some projects from Halloween past.

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My Halloween post Pottery Barn Inspired Spooky Birdcage was part of my Nester’s 30 Day Writing Challenge in 2013.

Halloween Mantel preview

In that same series I did a PB Inspired Skeleton Garland.  

Pottery Barn Scary River Rocks 2

There was also a quick and easy Pottery Barn Scary Chalkboard River Rock project.

 PB Inspired Black Top

I made these Pottery Barn Inspired  Black Glitter Topiary from thrift store topiary and black glittered spray paint.

Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel

Then I pulled several of these projects together for a Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel.

Skulls and urn

Last year I did another Q & E project Skull Vase Filler Pottery Barn Style.  It is embarrassingly easy.

Halloween Mantel

The skull vase filler was a part of my 2014 Quick and Easy Halloween Mantel along with a little different spin on my BOO letters and a new to me vintage trophy. 

Mummy on sofa 2

Another project was a Quick and Easy Pottery Barn Inspired Mummy Pillow.

Halloween Jello Wreath

Dollar store embellishments came together to make this Quick and Easy Jello Mold Wreath.

Hope this gives you some Halloween inspiration I know looking at these old posts really got me in the mood to start decorating for Halloween.  I’m glad you stopped by today.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the side bar or Hello bar at the top, that way you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and Facebook here.  Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

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Sharon

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Pink Teacup Wreath a Thrift Store Transformation

Do you sometimes wake up feeling a little crafty?  Well today I did.  In fact I have several projects in the works.  Today I’m sharing my little pink teacup wreath a thrift store transformation (TST).

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Here is how it all started.

Pink Wreath

This little pink vine wreath was a thrift store purchase a while ago.  It was probably about seventy-five cents.

Desert Rose Demi Cup

The Franciscan Desert Rose demitasse cup and saucer are also a thrift store find for less than two dollars.  I am always looking for ways to use my teacup collection in unique ways.

Succulent

I had a faux succulent from Hobby Lobby in my stash that had a bit of pink on the leaves.

Teacup Succulent

First, I glued the succulent into the cup

Succulent Teacup

then I glued the teacup to the saucer and finally I glued the whole thing to the wreath.  OK, that was a mouthful.

 I debated about adding a ribbon but in the end I decided it would be too much.

Pink Teacup Wreath 2

This was a quick and easy project and I absolutely love the results.

I’m glad you stopped by today to see my little pink teacup wreath and be sure to come back soon.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the side bar or Hello bar at the top, so you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and Facebook here.  Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

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Sharon

P.S.  I have another Franciscan Desert Rose find to share with you later this week.

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TTT Week 14 More Vintage Christmas Fun

 I am still Christmas shopping for my antique mall booth and Monday I went to a 50% off sale at a thrift store I don’t normally frequent.  It was a good thing because I found a couple of really fun things.  The car was already loaded with Christmas items since my plan for the day was to do a little shopping and fluff the booth.  The Treasure Hunt was buzzing with vendors getting ready for Christmas.  Our Holiday Extravaganza is this weekend so everyone is working hard to make it special.  I am going Friday to put the finishing touches on my booth.

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Ok, I’m going to tell you up front this little guy stole my heart.

Santa 3

He had a rather bedraggled arrangement of silk and plastic flowers which I promptly removed.

Santa 4

  The planter was extremely dirty so I soaked it overnight and it came out sparkling clean.

Santa 1

  Can I part with this vintage Santa planter?  The jury is still out.

Cup with tree

Even though this Pfaltzgraff cup is probably not vintage, it is very pretty.

Tree in cup

I knew how adorable it would be with a little Christmas tree tucked inside.

Jello Molds 2

You remember my Jello Mold Wreaths from a couple of weeks ago, well I found a few more molds to make into wreaths for my booth.

Standard

Technically this Standard stamp holder isn’t a vintage Christmas decoration but it is definitely vintage.

Stamp Holder

I just decorated it with a little Christmas spirit.

Stamp holder 2

It is a bit of an industrial look for Christmas.

Small Santa Tin

This sweet little Santa tin was an emotional buy.  I had one like it only bigger, but it somehow got lost over the years.

Elf Santa Tree

  If you are local, everything at the Treasure Hunt in Powder Springs Georgia is 20% off this weekend November 8th and 9th.

Santa 2

In addition to the sale there are demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments.  So come on by, we would love to see you.

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Sharon

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Quick and Easy Jello Mold Wreaths

You know those aluminum Jello molds you find at the thrift store I’ve collected a few.  Now what should I do with them?

Jello Mold Wreath at the BWH

“Make them into wreaths, you’ve done it before”, a little voice in my head said.

Fall Jello Wreath

In fact I made this Jello mold wreath before I started blogging and it hangs on my pantry door.

Chrisrmas Burlap

This one was so easy I almost hate to share how it came together, but here goes.

Jello Mold base

First you tie a length of burlap ribbon to the mold and add some extra pieces of ribbon for fullness.

Burlap Christmas Flower2

Now attach the clip on Christmas decoration to the ribbon and you have a Jello mold wreath.

Bow for Jello Mold

To make a another wreath take a piece of upholstery webbing and add a Christmas bow or a similar embellishment.

Jello Mold Wreath a

Wrap the webbing around the mold and hot glue the webbing to the inside.  It’s ok but a little too plain for me.

Snowman Pin Wreath

 So I went to my Christmas pin stash and found an adorable snowman.  Much better don’t you think?

Halloween Jello Wreath

When my grandson saw what I was doing he wanted me to make one for Halloween.  So I dug through my Halloween decorations and came up with an old bow, dollar store skeleton and spider web.  I hot glued it all onto the mold, easy peasy and he loves it!

Snowman 2

Although not exactly a wreath I used three of these molds to create a Snowman in the Kitchen last year.

So have some fun with recycled Jello molds and I bet you can think of even more ways to decorate them.  I plan to make a few of these wreaths with Christmas decorations for my antique mall’s Holiday Extravaganza.  I will share more about that later.

Please be sure to come back tomorrow when I am sharing some Thanksgiving Tablescapes.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the right, so you will never miss a post.  Thank you for visiting.

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Sharon

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DIY Hydrangea Wreath

I almost forgot to share the pink hydrangea wreath that I made for the front door to finish out the summer.  You could also make this hydrangea wreath in fall colors so you could use it for a couple more months.

Supplies

  It was extremely thrifty to make since I already had the hydrangeas from an old project and I used a Dollar Store vine wreath as a base.  I love it when you can reuse part of an old project.  The thrift stores I frequent often have hydrangea stems for sale, so if you are starting from scratch check your thrifty sources first.

Cutting stems

First cut the flowers off the hydrangea stem leaving a short section of stem and remove the leaves.  I saved the leaves for a future project.

Gluing the stems

Then insert the short hydrangea stems into the wreath and hot glue them into place as you work your way around the wreath.

Pink Hydrangea Wreath

Once you are happy with the fullness of the wreath or run out of flowers like I did, add a nice big bow.  In the interest of saving time I bought a bow from Hobby Lobby but Ann from On Sutton Place has an excellent tutorial here on tying the perfect bow.

Since it is already August this pink wreath won’t be hanging around for long but it will finish out this Georgia summer.

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Wreaths I Want to Make

There are several wreaths I’ve pinned on Pinterest over the past couple of years that I want to make but never seem to find the time.  My intentions are always good and I even buy the supplies.  So I thought if I did a blog post about my five favorites it would serve as inspiration to get a least a couple of them done.

No. 1

Picture Frame Memory Wreath by KariAnne -Thistlewood Farm (shared with Infarrantly Creative)

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The little photo frames are patiently waiting in my craft supply cabinet for me to make this wreath.

No. 2

Hydrangea Wreath by Christina – The Frugal Homemaker

Hydrangea-wreath

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Christina made her beautiful fall wreath with dried hydrangeas.  I would too, if only I had enough dried hydrangeas.  In the interest of repurposing I am using some faux pink hydrangeas from an old project.

No. 3

Not Your Grandma’s Wreath by Beth – Patina White

Not Your Grandma's Wreath

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You know how I love junk and this wreath is so free form there isn’t a right or wrong way to do it.  Yea!   My favorite kind of project.

No. 4

Spring Wreath by Ann – On Sutton Place

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Here again I have all the supplies to make this wreath except the floral garland.

No. 5

Beautiful China Wreath

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 Being a Blue Willow girl I plan to make this wreath with blue and white china to hang in my dining room.

Those are five of my favorite wreaths from Pinterest.   I plan to make a Pink Hydrangea Wreath for my front door this week and I will share how I made it with you.

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Sharon

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Upcycled Lace Heart Wreath

When white lace from the thrift store meets a white coat hanger what do you get?

Lace Heart

You get a lovely upcycled lace heart wreath.  Here is how it all happened.

Lace Heart 5

First, I bent a white coat hanger into the shape of a heart.

Lace Heart 4

I untwisted the coat hanger and threaded the wire through the lace until the heart was nice and fluffy.

Lace Heart 3

Then I twisted the coat hanger wire back together and reshaped the heart.

Lace Heart 2

This was an easy quick project.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I upcycled a coat hanger and some thrift store lace into a sweet little heart wreath.  I’m glad you stopped by today and be sure to come back soon.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail, so you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and if you e-mail me your Pinterest URL, I would love to follow you.  Thanks for visiting!

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Sharon

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TST – Winter Ice Skate Wreath

Have you figured out what TST stands for yet?  It is Thrift Store Transformations.  I’m doing a lot of these in the next few weeks.  My thrift store stash is out of hand.

 Here in Georgia ice skating is a bit of an oddity.  We do have ice skating arenas but when you think of Georgia ice skating doesn’t immediately pop to mind.  My girls went ice skating a few times when they were younger but never enough to buy their own skates so when I found these ice skates in the thrift store I was thrilled.  Finding the ice skates inspired me to make a winter wreath using the ice skates.  I didn’t have a grapevine wreath so off to the thrift store I went.

Thrift Store Wreath

First grapevine wreath I found was $1.91 and a bit too small.  So I passed on it then I saw a bedraggled flower wreath on a bottom shelf and it was only 99 cents.  Sold

Plain Wreath

The flowers were just stuck in the wreath so I easily removed them and spray painted the wreath white.

Winter Ice Skate Wreath

Since Valentine’s day is just a couple of weeks away I used red gingham check ribbon to tie the skates to the wreath.

Front Door

I plan to leave my winter ice skating wreath on the door until the end of February or the middle of March depending on the weather.  Total cost of the wreath was $1.00 for white spray paint at Wal-Mart, ice skates $2.92, and wreath 99 cents from the thrift store.  So my beautiful winter wreath cost me around $5.00.

Front of house

Other than UGA proudly standing post, the porch is looking a bit bare.  I’m going to have to remedy that soon so stay tuned.

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Speaking of Valentine’s Day I am ticked pink since I am participating in The Scoop’s Valentine Tour along with 24 other wonderful blogs to bring you some Valentine inspiration.  Be sure you don’t miss the five day tour beginning February 3rd.  My post in the tour is February 6th.

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Sharon

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Mini Preserved Boxwood Wreaths

You all know my favorite store is Target.  Well as I was strolling the Smith and Hawken aisle I saw that Target now has mini preserved boxwood wreaths.  There were only two and I grabbed them.   All the online sources always seem to be sold out of the small wreaths when I try to order them.

Mini in DR

 Most of the Target stores near me are already out of stock.  Here is the link to get them at Target online.

Mini TV Cab

These little eleven inch wreaths are lovely and are beautifully preserved.

Mini on tv cabinet

I’ve never seen the mini wreaths this nice and full.

Mini on ironstone cabinet

I love them and am on my way to pick up a couple more.  By checking online I found a store near me that has them in stock.

Mini over bar cart

As you see I have tried out the wreaths in several places around the house.  The preserved boxwood ball in the silver champagne bucket is also from the Smith and Hawken line at Target.  It is actually a topiary.  I didn’t see it online but my local store still has them in stock.

Mini on Mantel

I like this mini handing from the mantel.

Mini in DR 2

Hopefully this is the last time you have to see my pink and blue dining room wall paper.  I plan to start taking it down later this week.

The winner of the $25 Target gift card will be announced tomorrow.  Thank you to all who participated.

I’m glad you stopped by today and be sure to come back soon.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail, so you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and if you e-mail me your Pinterest URL I would love to follow you.  Thanks for visiting!

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Sharon

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