DIY Thankful Tree With Chalk


Check out this really beautiful way to give thanks and decorate this Thanksgiving. 


In order to create this beautiful project, you will need: 
-Sticks (maybe gathered during a family hike)
-Wooden chalkboard tags
-Chalk
-Scissors
-Glass Jar (gallon or half-gallon)
-Assorted Nuts
-Burlap and/or ribbon

Thanks to simplyvintagegirl.com for the detailed photos of assembly and for this sweet idea for giving thanks!

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DIY Pumpkin Party Cooler

It’s pumpkin picking season and here is a great idea for a way to chill your favorite beverages!

All you need to do is cut the top third off of a large pumpkin and scrape out all of the seeds and pulp. Next, line the pumpkin with a glass or plastic bowl and fill with ice. Add your favorite beverages and you have a creative and festive way to serve your guests!

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 143 October 2005

DIY Cork Keepsake Frame

Happy Monday!

Thanks to www.somethingturquoise.com for this great idea for memorializing your first wedding toast. This DIY project uses the cork from your first bottle of bubbly as a married couple and combines it with a really cute saying for decoration!

All you need to complete this project is:

  • 5″x7″ shadow box frame
  • your special cork
  • Advanced strength Glue Dot sheets
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • edit the FREE printable from somethingturquoise.com 
  • 8.5″x11″ cardstock

For step-by-step instructions and access to the free printable, please follow this link: http://somethingturquoise.com/2014/09/23/diy-cork-keepsake-frame/

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DIY Famous Couples Print

This idea could be used as a print for framing or even as an invitation for an engagement party, wedding or anniversary party. Thanks to thedomesticgeekblog.com for sharing the detailed instructions on this adorable project. 

Here’s how you do it:

1. Research 10-15 famous couples that you want included. They could be superheroes, historical figures, video game characters, Disney characters, etc.
2. Decide on a color scheme for the print and layout the names in the font of your choice
3. Print and frame or print on cardstock for invitations

Visit http://www.thedomesticgeekblog.com/2013/02/diy-famous-couples-print.html for more photos and detailed instructions on the layout and specifics of this project.

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DIY Leaf Mason Jars

 Happy Monday!

It seems like there are endless way to use mason jars. Here is a really fun idea from planprovision.com for a simple fall decoration or for use at a fall wedding or rehearsal dinner table.

 

Gather up fall leaves from your backyard or from a local park. Artificial leaves from your local craft store will work too. Use Mod Podge to adhere (decoupage) the leaves to mason jars. You can use any size, but be sure you can insert a candle. Real candles or led candles will work to give a soft glow and fall feel to any tablescape. 

Thanks to planprovision for the detailed instructions and photos.
Visit this link for more information:  http://www.planprovision.com/2014/01/diy-leaf-mason-jars.html

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Wedding Bouquet DIY

If you are looking for a way to keep a piece of your wedding bouquet, here’s an idea for you! Let your bouquet fully dry out. Once dry, carefully break into smaller pieces. Purchase 4″ clear glass ornaments from your local hobby or craft store and fill with the dry flowers. You will have a beautiful keepsake for years to come!  

This DIY came from theoffbeatbride.com and more details and pictures can be found at http://shopruche.com/blog/wedding-bouquet-diy

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DIY Kids coloring wedding favor

What a cute idea! Finally a favor that is not only geared toward children, but will help keep them occupied! SomethingTurquoise.com shared this easy DIY project that will make kids and parents very happy at your wedding. 



Go to www.somethingturquoise.com for detailed instructions on how to complete this adorable favor. 

You simply:

1. Print out free coloring pages
2. Attach to mini clipboards
3. Tie crayons together 
4. Attach crayons to clipboards

#SomethingTurquoiseDIY

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DIY Balloon Dipped Candy Corn Jars

Thanks Brit+Co for such a cute idea for a fun fall decoration!

For detailed instructions on how you can make one too, follow this link: http://www.brit.co/diy-basics-halloween-party/
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DIY Wine Cork Wreath

Fall is in the air and it’s that time of year when you may want to decorate your front door with a creative and innovative wine cork wreath! Thanks Somewhat Quirky Design for the step-by-step instructions with pictures!

To make your own wine cork wreath, click here: http://www.somewhatquirkydesign.com/2012/10/fall-fix-up-5-wine-cork-wreath.html

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DIY Red White & Blue Mason Jar Flower Containers

4th of July is quickly approaching and this DIY flower container is a quick and easy way to decorate your home for the festive holiday.  Thank you to Michaels for sharing this project.


Step 1: Paint the first Mason jar with blue craft acrylic paint. Let dry.
Step 2: Tape off the second jar with painters tape and to create stripes, then paint with red craft acrylic paint and white craft acrylic paint. Let dry.
Step 3:  Paint the third jar with white craft acrylic paint.  Let dry.
Step 4:  Let the jars dry for several hours and then begin distressing the paint with fine sandpaper.
Step 5:  Sand over the letters on the jar so that they show through the paint
Step 6:  Fill the jars with red, white and blue flowers.

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