Elegant looking crisp linen farmhouse pillow cover.

How to Design and Make Cushion Covers

Designing  Cushion Covers This post shows you a simple way to design your own cushion covers.  Using white fabric with rag flowers, vintage doilies and crochet is a really pretty way to add a soft touch to your decor. These cushions make nice gifts as well,  I have been asked to make some for friends and they are always appreciated.  They don’t take nearly as long as you would think they do.  Better yet they…

Full length decorative bulletin board using flowers.

A Broken Mirror becomes a Farmhouse Bulletin Board

Decorative Bulletin Board from a Broken Mirror This farmhouse bulletin board has been waiting in the garage since last Christmas.  This really nice mirror was placed behind one of my Christmas trees to reflect the light.  Loved it, in a few days later I went to “adjust” it just a tad and knocked it over smashing the glass. When the Farmhouse hens decided to do a roundup on making something broken new,  I knew it…

Easy to Make Fall and Halloween Wood Craft Ideas

  Fall and Halloween Wood Craft Ideas In Canada fall is different,  Fall is beautiful but foreboding of whats to come.  No one is thankful for the reduction of hot summer days, we’re enjoying the harvest, the pretty leaves, but Fall’s not celebratory like it is for our southern friends. For now, at least  I continue to enjoy the warm summer days puttering on my ever ending wood stash, making some fall crafts. Simple scrap wood signs…

Elegant fall minimalistic wreath on a chalkboard for fall decor.

Printable and DIY Minimalistic Fall Wreaths

Minimalistic Fall Wreath Crafts in Two Styles There are all types of beautiful fall wreath printables online.  I have not created many printable and was having a hard time figuring out what layers I wanted.  Groaning I thought making a real fall wreath is easier than this! Then a  lightbulb went off, so I went ahead and made a real minimalistic wreath first, then used the wreath as a guideline for a printable. In today’s post,…

A decorative window frame project using lumber. Neutral backdrop for fall decorating.

How to Build an Old Window Frame using Lumber

Easy to Make Old Window Frame Backdrop Project Thankfully Summer is still here and I am loving the time outdoors building simple things and enjoying every ray of sunshine. Unfortunately, lazy summer days don’t last forever and before we know it Fall and Halloween decorating seasons will be here. This year I am finally getting a bit of a head start by making background decor items when I still have time. The first of these…

Fresh wheat stalks gathered for fall decor.

How to Preserve Fresh Wheat Stalks for Fall Decor

Use Whats Natural Elements Available like Wheat Stalks for your Fall Decor We live in one of Canada’s prairie provinces and as most of you know I am not a fan, but in the harvest season the prairies are breathtakingly pretty, miles and miles of wheat and other grains blowing in the wind, it really is very beautiful. Not to mention the old barns you can see while driving, this old barn is about 5…

Coffee Bar for the home using three tier tray and DIY coffee signs.

Easy and Inexpensive DIY Coffee Signs for Your Coffee Bar

DIY Coffee Signs for an Easy Coffee Bar Over this summer I have been focusing on projects that I could make from a too large wood scrap pile.  Its actually been lots of fun and most of the projects are super inexpensive as well.  This particular project I did for free.  If you don’t have all the supplies on hand like I did the signs should still cost less than $5.00. Supplies These ones were made using 1″…

Hanging Flower Planter Sign made from scrap wood. And easy scrap wood project.

Bee Happy DIY Planter – The Farmhouse Hens Planter Ideas

A Bee Happy DIY Planter Sign The summer is simply flying by, but the best of times typically do go by all too quickly.    At our house we are spending as much time outside as possible, hauling the laptop outside to write on the deck and not worrying one bit about the screen glare either.  It’s worth it.   This month my Farmhouse Hen friends and I are blogging about planters.  Some of the Hens…