Something that rings so true, but that can oftentimes be forgotten or muddled in the midst of our day to day.
Home is where the heart is.
Home is where the heart is.
My sister-in-law is moving off to college in a few months and recently celebrated quite the American turning of age.
In light of these two special milestones and taking advantage of my recent creative return, I felt it only necessary to make her something special. And practical, of course, too.
She’d been tossing around decor ideas for her future room and in true Tiffany fashion, I figured I could kill two birds with one (homemade and heartfelt) stone.
Cute, catchy and thoughtful. That’s exactly the type of quote I was searching for. Then it hit me. Home is where the heart is. Perfectly fitting.
Designed from scratch, the print at its base holds one of her favorite colors, yellow, to lay a foundation of comfort, while the neutral complimentary grey tones allow it to shine just shy of overwhelming the meaningful words.
A thoughtful phrase to comfort while she’s away packaged into a lovely piece of decor. Two birds? Most definitely.
I’ve been MIA for a while, I know. The busyness of life has overwhelmed my schedule, leaving little time to relax, nonetheless extra time to share with my virtual friends.
Last weekend, however, I found myself with a jam packed weekend of R&R, connecting with friends and being pampered at the day spa. Feeling a bit more relaxed than of late, Sunday found me eager to make a birthday gift for friend. An hour, a few paint laden fingers, and some hammered nails later emerged this lovely piece:
I’d been wanting to try my hand at nail art since I came across this on Pinterest, but hadn’t made the time. Now that I know how easy it is, I’m sure something like it will find its way into our home soon!
This project is so quick, simple and cheap! Just the way I like ’em.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own wreath, there’s no reason to wait. Head over to your nearest craft or hobby store. Right. Now. I’ll wait.
All you need is a wreath starter, mine is grape vine, and some florals and/or other garb of your choosing, hairspray or other spray adhesive, then top if off with some ribbon, twine, rope to hang it. Easy as pie.
But for those of you who need structure, here’s the breakdown in an easy to read format.
Time: 15-30 minutes
wreath starter (grape vine, foam, etc.)
florals/decorations (dried flowers, feathers, moss, etc.)
Weave/attach your florals/decorations into your wreath starter until it’s perfect. You may need to weave and/or trim the ends back through the wreath on the backside so they don’t stick out too far. Spray with adhesive, especially if you used dried flowers, so everything stays in place. Tie your ribbon/rope/twine from the backside, being sure it’s long enough to allow the wreath to hang as low as you prefer.
Clothespins. They’re practical and cute, and have taken the crafting world by storm. There are so many ways to use them and dress ’em up. Here are some of my favs from the web:
Paper Bunting with Clothespins via Oh Crafts
Clothespin Banner via Pure Joy Events
Clothespin Planter via Shelterness
Stamped Clothespins via Ellemenoh
Clothespin Frame via Morning Creativity
WHAT YOU THINK MATTERS: What other clothespin craft ideas do you love?
To start off March National Craft Month, I figured I’d give you the low down on some of my favorite craft projects I’ve pinned (and here’s a shameless plug to follow me on Pinterest!).
Tie Died Tissue Paper Tassel Mobile via Going Home to Roost
DIY Hammock via Going Home to Roost
Repurposed Baking Pans and Lawn Mower Handle via Knick of Time
Repurposed Crate into Side Table via Infarrantly Creative
Painted Bottles DIY via La Chica de la Casa de Caramelo
Postcard Calendar Journal via Design Sponge
READER FEEDBACK: share links to your favorite craft projects in the comments!