Decor

The Beauty of Pressed Flower Art

The Beauty of Pressed Flower Art Pressed flowers are real flowers that have been pressed and dried in a pressing machine or between the pages of a book. It is a method that botanists, gardening hobbyists, and sentimentalists have been using for centuries to preserve botanical specimens. Follow the instructions and you will know how...
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

‘Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!’ By Maggie Bonanomi There is nothing like a row of red geraniums in clay flowerpots to let you know summer is finally here — along with some great red, white and blue! It’s a perfect time to look for patriotic and flag related items as well as all...
DIY: Spring Indoors

DIY: Spring Indoors

Getting A Jump On Spring-Indoors By: Maggie Bonanomi “The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The differencebetween them is sometimes as great as a month.” -Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933 Henry Van Dyke must have visited Kansas City in the spring, which arrives on March 20 this year....
DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner Winter touches for your home By: Maggie Bonanomi As soon as December arrives on our doorstep and the year begins its slow slide toward the beginning of another year, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah ,Kwanzaa or just the joys of the winter season. Sometimes I...
DIY Mason Jar Crafts

DIY Mason Jar Crafts

Jar Appeal Mason jars are the darlings of the Pinterest/DIY world. Here are some new and tested ideas for this versatile trend. I have been saving baby food jars for a year now, thanks to my new baby nephew. I always think it’s a shame to fill the landfill with glass, and since my nephew...
Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely

Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely

Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely Perfectly printable art for your walls, desktop or screensasver—and Oh So Lovely gives it away for free! VKC: What inspires you in décor art design? Audrey: I’m inspired by practically everything I see in a day, but a few different words would describe my freebies—modern, simple, whimsical and fun. VKC:...
DIY Map Projects

DIY Map Projects

DIY Map Projects We’re jumping on the map décor bandwagon, and loving it!  
DIY Garden Storage

DIY Garden Storage

DIY Garden Storage From the kitchen to the garden Difficulty EASY Time MILD Cost MILD Lost drawers can come from furniture, bathroom, kitchens, etc. But just because they don’t have a home anymore doesn’t mean they have to go to the dump. We lined this drawer that came out of a kitchen with some vintage wallpaper samples we found at...
DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects

DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects

DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects Our creative people take on unique embroidery hoop projects Some people might say we have an embroidery hoop obsession. Whenever we pass these stitching circles at estate sales (frequently for less than $1), we snatch them up like they possess magic powers. In our hearts, they kind of do: Their vast...
DIY Wind Chimes

DIY Wind Chimes

DIY Wind Chimes Our creative people take on wind chimes with found and vintage items We love the sounds of spring, especially the soothing, rhythmic ding, tap and clank of wind chimes. This time around we challenged our bloggers and Etsy seller to craft wind chimes using mostly antique, vintage and/or thrifted pieces. We’re so...
DIY Upcycled Tray

DIY Upcycled Tray

Upcycled Tray A functional thrift store tray gets a pretty facelift The minute this issue had a strong garden/outdoor theme going, we knew we had to upcycle something with a floral motif. Florals aren’t necessarily “in” like they used to be, but that’s good because it means there’s an abundance of floral materials you can...
DIY Snowflake Décor

DIY Snowflake Décor

For décor that lasts well beyond the holiday season, we set our DIY team on the task of making snowflake décor. Try a project out for yourself! For more ideas, visit our Pinterest board. “Thrift store plates and bowls turn into winter wall art with the help of a little spray paint, glue and plate...