Mad for Plaid Ornament Display

Mad for Plaid Ornament Display

 
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I forgot to tell you.

Today is make a giant-over-sized-ornament-display-for-your-front-door-day.

With extra color. ūüôā

I’m super excited to be partnering with some of my favorite blogger friends and Home Depot today to showcase the DIH (Do It Herself) Workshops.

The challenge?  For each blogger to build an ornament display like this and make it our own.

They are all so different. ¬†Everyone has a unique¬†take on the project. ¬†Everyone has clever¬†ideas. ¬†Me? ¬†Umm…I went for color. ¬†I just wanted my front door to say…..hello, I’m here….

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Twenty Ways To Decorate For Halloween

Twenty Ways To Decorate For Halloween

 
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I’m never really sure about Halloween.

Some years I skip it and act like we aren’t friends and move right on to leaves and pumpkins and hay bales.

But sometimes?

When I get a fun idea or feel like a spider web is in my future….

….I break out a little orange and black and say boo.

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Spring Door Decorating Ideas

Spring Door Decorating Ideas

 

This post is brought to you by Kwikset.

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Are you a front door or a back door house?

A front door house is a little fancier. ¬†There’s usually a living room right off the entry that’s clean most of the time because no one really ever eats Captain Crunch in there.

A back door house is a little more all about coming on in and having sweet tea. ¬†There’s usually a recycling bin and some bikes stacked up and Christmas wreaths that have to be put up in the attic you have to wade through to get to the entry way.

If you had to choose, which one would it be?

Which door is your house?
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DIY Faux Galvanized Tray (For under $5.00)

DIY Faux Galvanized Tray (For under $5.00)

 

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My friend Laura wrote a book.

It’s called DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts.

There are 187 pages full of ideas and projects and metal creations and to say it is inspiring and exhilarating and creative is like saying the sky is blue.

All day long and twice on Sundays.

This, however, is not a project from her book.

It’s a project I made up from the book I may or may not write one day called, “How to Buy Things for Under $5.00 and Make Them Look Like They Belong On¬†Fifth Avenue in New York City.”

I think it just might be a best seller.

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Industrial Farmhouse Organizer DIY

Industrial Farmhouse Organizer DIY

 
DIY Industrial Farmhouse Organizer Project

Have I told you lately how amazing you are?

Seriously.

When they were handing out readers….

…..they knew I needed good ones.

For example, when I first posted pictures of this front entry there was a deer head hanging on this wall

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Birch Bark Wreath

Birch Bark Wreath

 

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I started this birch bark wreath project with grandiose ideas.

I was driving down the road behind an international harvester (where I spend most of my time) and I got the brilliant (or so I thought) idea to make my own wreath.

You see….when I featured the pallet letter…I photographed it with a wreath.

A wreath that I get questions about all the time.  

So why not make it?

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Except….see the thing is….this doesn’t exactly look like the wreath I posted.

Not that it’s bad to look at. ¬†I think it’s kind of cute. ¬†It’s just that the other wreath is totally Brad Pit….

….and this wreath is a little like the boy you sat next to in class who spent all that time drumming on his English book with his drum sticks.

It’s trying really hard to impress you….

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Halloween Front Door Decor:  Spider Web Door Mat

Halloween Front Door Decor: Spider Web Door Mat

 

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I always wanted to be a hand model.

You know….the ones in the magazines holding dishwashing detergent or nail polish or a silver spoon. ¬†They look so elegant and graceful and look like they spend the entire day playing the piano.

Except my hands are stubby.

And short.

They are always covered in spray paint or paint splatters or glitter.

That’s it. ¬†Maybe I could be a DIY hand model…..

……because I wear Mod Podge really well. ūüôā

(total aside: ¬†please tell me you have been at Wal-Mart waving your hands around over in aisle seven and realized pieces of glitter were still stuck on with glue. ¬†Oh good….let’s be friends.)Continue reading

Four Ideas For Inexpensive Halloween Door Decorations

Four Ideas For Inexpensive Halloween Door Decorations

 
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Just in case you were wondering…..

….I’m not that into scary Halloween door decorations.

Like eyeballs in a punch bowl?  

Or things that pop up from coffins?

Or light-up skulls that talk?

No thanks. ¬†I’ll pass.

I like my pumpkins smiling and my decorations noise and coffin free. ūüôāContinue reading