Category: Holiday - The love of recycling slightly used items in my home and life!
 
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Inspired by this Hobby Lobby wreath.

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I purchased a Christmas wreath at Deseret Industries for $1.50, added in 2 rolls of burlap which I love since the edges are all finished so it doesn't fray like regular burlap does regular price of $5.99 but of course I used my 40% off coupons on these. I didn't cut any so I could reuse it for another project if I wanted too later. I bought the stars at a yard sale for $1.00.  So the total for this project was under $10.00. 

I think I can easily take off the stars and add other embellishments to change it up.  I actually think I might add an ivy red geranium to match the flowers in my yard after the holiday.  Then I think I will make burlap pillows for my black rocking chairs to match.  I will post pictures of that project later.

 
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I am ready for Spring at my house, thanks to my sister.....and just this morning it snowed again (3-08-2103).  Oh well I remember many Easter mornings with snow on the ground so why am I surprised.  My sister and I were inspired to make a 2' peep from this pinterest pin.   We ordered the foam from the local foam company 3"x12"x24" and bought spray paint made especially for painting foam at Michaels.  My sister drew the peep pattern free hand and then proceeded to cut them out with an electric knife....what a mess as you can imagine.  After painting several coats of pink paint she mixed glue and water together to make a light sticky surface for the sparkly glitter to stick, then we painted the eyes with acrylic paint. 

Happy Easter!

 
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In honor or Presidents Day I put together a arrangement for my office counter.  I found the Avon President bottles, flag and books at the local thrift store.  The President's Day subway art I got on Pinterest.  I think this would be a great 4th of July arrangement also.  

 
Inspired by my sisters cute Grinch wreath I was inspired to make a wreath for my house with burlap.  Seriously this is soooo easy to make.  All you need is an old or new Christmas evergreen wreath, 1 roll of the large 18" netting then 2 or 3 smaller rolls of decorative ribbon along with pics or accessories you might want to accessorize with.  Scrunch it together and tie it down with a limb from the wreath...grab about 8-10" away from the last section tied down and scrunch it together and tie it down, now continue all around the wreath.  Next add your decorative ribbon and accessories by tying them down with the wreath limbs.