Friday, April 4, 2014

Natural Spring Wreath

There's nothing like fresh blooms and warm sun to get me in a decorating mood.
My style is very un-fussy
 I like to have that just come along kind of style. 
Using what is in my natural surroundings makes me feel closer to nature.
It is also an inexpensive way to decorate.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rag Wreath from Plastic Bags

Up-cycled Plastic Shopping Bags
Are you like me?
Ready to get Spring Started
Ready for a Welcoming Spring DIY!

This is a Spring Wreath made from plastic shopping bags.
 I started my cutting myself a small ring from a piece of cardboard.

Then I pulled out all those plastic bags from their hiding spot. I especially wanted the lighter colored bags to offer up a Spring feeling. 

Then I just cute the handles off and also cut the bags in strips. I didn't try to be very careful at this point because I decided it would be best to trim everything down after the bags were tied onto my cardboard form.

After all the tying and trimming is done take your hand and just sort of rub and ruffle the edges.

I hope you find something you can DIY today.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Be Blessed!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Life for an Old Wreath

Welcome Spring!
I think this has been a long Winter for many folks and the first day of Spring, March Wind, and the bright sunshine makes us all feel renewed and looking for new life. 
It has initiated some Spring cleaning in myself and a want to breath some new life in some of the decor in my house.

I'm on an understated mission to redo our front room; I also have hopes of revealing the over all changes I want to accomplish but I guess I'm sharing these in little bits and pieces since that's how the transformation will take place.

This wreath has hung on the wall in our living room for quite a long time. It has become dried, cracked and well on it's way to falling apart. I have had it on my mind to just toss it out but you all know how that disturbs be so. 
You know the whole toss it out just goes against my grain. 
I don't think I've fell into the hoarder bracket but it is possibly a slippery slope.

With this almost forgot can of 
Rust-oleum Lacquer 
from out of the basement 
I'm going to clean the wreath off,
Give it a good solid coat,
find it a new home.

The spray version is such a good choice since the wreath is so dry and brittle that it might not hold 
up to a paint brush.

This area in the front room is odd. I can't honestly tell you why it was put here. It is a pain to clean and sound travel right into the room on the other side.
I had ideas putting  cork board over it to create message center and I also thought of putting picture over it. With old homes you either undo or cover up the things that you don't like or you except the quirks, embrace them and love them for being yours.

I suppose I'm embracing this quirk.
Placing a revamped wreath hung by a piece of brown ribbon and sort of dressing it up.

I hope you've found something to renew today;
if it is only renewing your spirit by soaking in the sun.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit
most of all..

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rag Wreath from Old Blue Jeans-DIY

Up-cycled Blue Jeans

I am ready to roll into lighter decorations and a little whimsy as well. 
This Rag Wreath from a pair of old pair of blue jeans was just the DIY project I was looking for.
This is one of those no brainer kind of projects. There's really no skill required and is super simple.

You could purchase a wreath form of some kind but I hate to buy things I can just reuse. Reusing something that otherwise would be tossed out is the name of my game.
"Making Something outta of Nothing"
This wreath is very tight and dry; I'm just going to remove any dangling pieces and anything that's sticking out.

I used the legs of these jean. I simply cut the thick edge off and the cut narrow strips out of both legs
and started tying them onto the wreath. I wanted another fabric just to break up all the blue and this scrap piece of pink gingham did the trip for me.
Just keep tying and turning your knots to suit the look you want.

Thanks so much for popping over for a visit. 
Be Blessed!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Soak It In

Soakin' in rays of sunshine,
Sippin' a cup o' coffee,
Kickin' your heels up..
 Knowing when to kick your heels up...

Is the essence of being Southern.

Feeling Blessed!