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Fall Basket Makeover, Vintage Baskets, Wood Basket, Farmhouse Basket

Fall Basket Makeover – Vintage Apple Basket

Apple Basket Refresh My relationship with thrift stores is hot and cold, there are times when I just don’t feel like dealing with the hunt for treasures.  Then the mood will strike and I will really enjoy a trip to several thrift stores all in one day.  On these thrift store days I may have a couple of ideas in mind but I don’t go shopping for any item in particular.  It was on one…

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Organizing Craft Room Shelves

Organizing Craft Room Shelves Those of you who read my blog regularly  know  I am constantly battling with clutter and too much stuff.  Today I am sharing my craft room shelves and how I  keep them  organized. a   The shelves are all from Ikea two of them are several years old and bless Ikea they kept the Hemnes shelves the same style, so we recently purchased the third one. One of the shelves was…

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Realistic DIY Cotton Stems

Make your own Cotton Bowl Branch Arrangement As part of the Craft Destash challenge,  I was trying to think  about what I could make for fall with what I have on hand.  Last year I created some cotton bolls for a post.    There were a couple of requests for a diy tutorial so here  my tutorial for DIY cotton stems. a a Living in Canada you don’t see  cotton plants so when I first…

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DIY Fall Themed Centerpiece with Lights

Fall Floral Arrangement with Lights Apothecary jars are so versatile, I have several of them in various sizes and use them often.  There is still a jar filled with various dry goods in different fall colours  from a few years ago but as lights are my theme for this fall it wasn’t what I had in mind. Rummaging around in the storage room I choose a globe shaped apothecary jar because its reminds me of…

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Simple DIY Table Refinishing

Wood Kitchen Table Refinishing We love our current table and chairs its wood and about ten years old now.  Everyone in our family is big and heavy except for the children so we knew a strong set was necessary. Surprisingly this table stood up to its workload very well except for the finish.   In addition to these wear marks the set had several scratches but no dents of any kind. Unlike the solid farmhouse…

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Rustic Outdoor Decorating Idea for Fall

A Rustic Front Door Wreath Vingette Rustic decor rarely appeals to me except in the Fall.  The idea of harvest and fields full of ripened grains, gardens and apple baskets all brimming with the harvest bounty is very rustic to me.  Scarecrows, willow baskets, old wood crates all look amazing in the autumn months. Vignettes are easier to arrange when you start with something high as a background.  Last fall we made a tall welcome…

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Free Printable Fall Banner – Owls and Fall

Owls and Pumpkin Banner for Fall My two grand daughters are coming for another sleepover making it the perfect time to create another seasonal banner.   This free printable banner of little owls is easy enough for children to make and the template is included.    Little ones will need supervision using their safety scissors but no particular skills are required to create this cute owl banner. I love the fall patterns in teals with…

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Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY

Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY You may remember seeing my craft room inspiration post;  in that post I showed my inspiration for a craft room pegboard.  I have seen several diy pegboard craft organizers online and wasn’t sure if I wanted one.  They can be cute and useful but  they can really add clutter to a work space if your not careful. After some deliberation I decided to add a pegboard to hang up…