Weekend Coffee Share – Trip to IKEA for crafting decor items

My dearest friend and fellow blogger Amelia at You Can Always Start Now has turned me onto Weekend Coffee Share. She got turned on to it by Eclectic Ali.

It’s exactly what the title indicates – share something on your mind or something you have done over the past week.

It is a long weekend here in my part of the world, which means three days off in a row.

Most people have gone away for the weekend but I had no plans. I’ve pretty much been on the go every weekend since summer started so I decided this was the weekend to rejuvenate.

I’ve recently become a Designer with Chalk Couture in Canada and am so pleased with the products.  What is Chalk Couture – well, you can check that out here if want to.

Of course, like any company they sell and encourage you to use their products and for the most part I do. However, I like to push limits sometimes and I was curious as to what types of surfaces you can use this chalk paste and ink on.  Off to IKEA I went, so I could have some crafty projects to keep me busy on this long weekend (besides the two books I devoured so far).

For just under $50.00 I found 10 surfaces I could customize. A laundry basket, two blank pillow covers, a wooden crate (assembly required), three fake succulents in one package, one real succulent, a boot mat, and a soap dispenser.

I’ve created something on all of them except the crate – maybe I’ll feel like assembling that tomorrow.

So as I drink my coffee and write my post, I think well now that was fun and WOW 10 personalized items for under 50 bucks.

I’ll be posting pics and details in a soon to be published post.

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Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration

Deer Antler Door Decoration

Today concludes my 12 days of Christmas 2016 of making, baking and decorating. I am ending with another easy, inexpensive, do it yourself project. This one happens to be my favorite of the last 12 days. I think it is the woodsy, natural element that I like so much.

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Finding deer and elk antler sheds has become a very popular hobby for hunters and non-hunters alike. “Shed hunting” can be a challenging and rewarding past-time, providing an excellent family activity that can even put some money in your pocket.

I, however, was lucky enough to be gifted two pairs of “sheds”. I display them all year either in my book case, on top of a dresser or on the coffee table.  For Christmas this year I decided to dress one of them up and use as a door decoration. This also would look great just sitting on my coffee table, perhaps surrounded by candles or plants.

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After it was complete and I hung it on my front door, I soon figured out they stuck out a bit too far and the door wouldn’t close properly.  I decided to try  them on an inside door and that is where they were meant to be, I smile each time I walk by.

I used minimal simple embellishments that came from the Dollar Store. I wired on the embellishments using twist ties and then added a mesh tube ribbon and tied it in a bow to complete the look. The hook for hanging it on the wreath hanger was attached to one of the embellishments, so I didn’t even have to figure out how to hang it.

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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed doing my 12 days of Christmas again this year and I already have thoughts and ideas for next year. I hope you enjoyed these posts for the last 12 days and I look forward to your continued support in 2017. Comments on any of my posts are always welcome.

 Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration-It’s A Wandaful Thing!

Link and Recap:

Day 1 – Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies

Day 2 – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer

Day 4 – Salted Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bon-Bon

Day 5 –  O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Day 6 – DIY Table Decoration

Day 7 – Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

Day 8 – Jazzed Up Candle Holders

Day 9 – Shortbread Bars

Day 10 – Reindeer Cards

Day 11 – Edible Pretzel Wreaths

 

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Day 8 : Jazzed Up Candles for Christmas from the Dollar Store

Jazzed Up Candles for Christmas

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have amazing Christmas decor. There are so many items you can make with a few simple dollar store items. These candles couldn’t have been easier to make.  The only supplies I needed were two candles and a package of rhinestone stickers.  Under $4.00 and I have two Christmas theme candles to display and enjoy.

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I put the rhinestones on freehand but you could draw or trace the design of your choice and then fill in with some rhinestones.  The great thing about the rhinestones is they come in a variety of colors to match any decor.  I did use a pair of tweezers to put the rhinestones in place. I learned this after I had quite a few rhinestones stuck to my fingers.

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Repurpose a Chair Seat into a Rustic Wooden Pumpkin

 

Front Porch Pic1I recently posted about a cat bed I made using an old wooden crate and part of a chair that I found discarded and ready for the garbage pile (see that post here).

Since I had only used the legs from the chair and wasn’t quite ready to throw the rest away, I was hopeful that I could find a way to repurpose the rest of it someday.

Inspiration struck when I started to decorate my porch for fall and Halloween.floor mat

As I was digging through some stuff in the shed and trying to decide how and what to use to decorate my porch, the chair seat caught my eye

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Summer spaces!

Hello, I have commandeered Wanda’s site as she is on vacation and asked me to guest post on overflow for summer spaces.  I have been thinking about shaking things up at my place.

I have a small balcony that measures 12 feet x 4 feet and have been very busy lately checking out ideas, online.  You can also find some pictures I have posted on my own site www.youcanalwaysstartnow.wordpress.com of options for small balcony spaces.  I love the use of rugs, cushions and extra storage (I won’t say for what but you’ll see when you check them out).

While looking around for balcony ideas I came across a few for larger areas and thought why not share over at Wanda’s as she is working away on her yard and always likes to check out new things.  So have a look and let us know what you think or if you have any ideas please share.

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So let summer begin with outdoor living, BBQ, good weather and fun friends!

I know Wanda will think it is A Wandaful Thing!! 🙂