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DIY Christmas Agate Ornaments

DIY Christmas Agate Ornaments

The best gifts are made with love, why not make some personalized ornaments as gifts this holiday season? Making agate ornaments with metallic painted edges is super easy and they look great! You will need: -agate slices with a hold drilled through them -jute twine or your favorite metallic string -paint brushes -metallic paint (I recommend Martha(…)

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DIY Christmas Twig Ornaments

DIY Christmas Twig Ornaments

The best gifts are made with love, why not make some personalized ornaments as gifts this holiday season? Making metallic twig ornaments is super easy and they look great! You will need: -twigs or thin dried out branches about 4mm thick -hot glue gun -scissors or pruners to cut twigs -jute twine -paint brushes -metallic(…)

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Bridesmaid Gift Baskets

Bridesmaid Gift Baskets

I wanted to give my bridesmaids a few nice gifts as a thank you for being so supportive throughout the whole wedding planning process. I went with a railroad cuff from Giles & Brother in antique brass (I have a matching one for myself in rosegold), my favorite flavored caramels from McCrea’s (they’re the best, definitely give(…)

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Wedding Invitation Bands

Wedding Invitation Bands

My fiance’s family business is engraving ink, so we opted for engraved invitations for our wedding. Engraved invitations are typically very clean and simple because the plate used to apply the ink is carved out of a block of metal. I sketched the barn at the top of the invitation and we used ink with(…)

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Leather Camp Stools

Leather Camp Stools

I’ve been looking for some stools for the foot of our bed to add some interest to the space. I found this set of old camp stools and thought I’d see if they would do the trick. You will need: -camp stool -leather -yardstick (preferably metal) -x-acto or leather cutting knife -pen -binder clips -cutting(…)

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Growing Paperwhite Flowers

Growing Paperwhite Flowers

Growing paperwhite flowers are easier than you would think. They don’t require soil, so you can grow them in anything as long as you have some natural light. You will need: -paperwhite bulbs -container to grow your flowers -rocks to set your bulbs in (optional) -water Simply fill your container part of the way with(…)

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Alpaca and Driftwood Wall Hanging

Alpaca and Driftwood Wall Hanging

For me, I spend most fall and winter seasons in full on knitting mode. I am constantly looking for new projects to work on, often using alpaca yarn from my parents alpacas in upstate New York. But come spring time, I always seem to shift  my focus to woven wall hangings. Woven wall hangings can take a(…)

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Refinishing an Old Dresser

Refinishing an Old Dresser

I found this old dresser for $75 and wanted to give it a refresh for our new bedroom. Painting furniture isn’t always difficult and it makes a huge difference! You will need: -spackle (if filling in any scratches or dents) -putty knife -sand paper, varying weights -primer -paint, I used Chalk paint, but any paint(…)

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