How to create your own rustic coat rack

We often hang things in our room on a small wooden peg coat rack. It has served the purpose for years, but since we got new furniture, it didn’t really match our bedroom anymore.

I wanted something rustic and simple that matched our new furniture. I raised my scrap wood pile, and found the perfect piece of wood. I quickly stained it with Minwax Walnut.

I found these lovely drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby and decided to use them. I measured the board to determine where I wanted to place them.

I then drilled holes and inserted the knobs, and tightened the bolts.

I then attached D rings so I could hang it from the wall.

I then trimmed the excess screw length, and hung it up.

I think this looks a lot better, don’t you?

And it was so simple to make.

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24 Days of Christmas: A gift-wrapping round-up

For today’s installment of 24 Days of Christmas, I have decided to share a roundup of great looking Christmas gifts. This is an area where I really struggle. I am terrible at wrapping presents and even more terrible at making them look nice once they’re wrapped. My grandmother always wraps beautiful presents- I’m always jealous 🙂 I went to Pinterest looking for inspiration and what I found was too nice not to share with you guys.

One thing I really want to do differently this year is put a little more creativity into my Christmas gift wrapping. Usually, I just buy whatever wrapping paper looks the best with my tree and go from there. I have found some very cute ideas on Pinterest this year and I can’t wait to try them out 🙂

1. Four Corners Design: Not one, but FOUR really unique and interesting ideas for wrapping gifts. She actually even uses an old map and some old fabric for a bow!

2. Dishfunctional Designs: She has some great ideas, including using old sheet music, using photographs, floral sprigs and chalkboard paper. Lots of great ideas here!!
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This lady uses vintage buttons and boxwood to decorate her Christmas packages. Plus, her home looks like something out of a magazine.
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So much inspiration here, but this polka dot package caught my eye.
I hope you have been as inspired by these pretty packages as I have. Now, on to do some Christmas wrapping!
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24 Days of Christmas: Christmas initial ornaments

My oldest daughter has this super cute Christmas ornament in her initial. It’s hanging on the top of her tree.

I searched for a cute ornament similar to this for my youngest daughter, but couldn’t find one in pink or purple that we loved.

I found these wooden letters at Walmart.

They were less than $2 and I bought the last “A” they had.

I quickly attached a string to the back for hanging, and covered the A in a layer of Modge Podge. I love that stuff!

Then, I covered it in a thick layer of purple glitter. I then let it dry for about 24 hours.

I could see covering these letters in scrapbook paper, or fabric as well. I could see chalk painting them. I could also see attaching them to a present instead of a tag.

But it also looks pretty cute as a tree topper, too.

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24 Days of Christmas: Mason jar candle holder

I may be slightly obsessed with Mason jars. I have them in almost every room of the house. Not surprisingly, I like to use them in my seasonal decor.

I just brushed this one with some Modge Podge.

I then rolled the jar in Epsom Salt.

Then, I tied a bit of twine around the mouth and added this sweet floral pick to it.

It looks so sweet and so Christmas-y with the tea lights in it.

Have a blessed day!!

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24 Days of Christmas: Snowman Christmas Ornaments

 

My daughter and I had some extra ornaments lying around after making the waterless snowglobe ornaments last week. We wracked our brains for something fun to do, and we finally came up with these snowmen ornaments.

First, take your clear plastic ornament and dribble white paint inside it. Roll it around until the inside of the ball is completely covered.

Then, cover the outside of the ball with a thin layer of Modge Podge and roll it in Epsom Salt. This makes it look like a real snowball. Don’t worry if it doesn’t cover evenly and you have some thick spots.

Take a baby sock and cut it down to size. Fold up the bottom and glue it to your snowman head. I took a needle and ran thread through the top of the hat so I could tie it to the ornament hanger.

Let it dry for about one day, and then glue on buttons or beads for the eyes and mouth. We made the carrot nose out of pipe cleaner.

Now, go hang your cute snowman on your tree!

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24 Days of Christmas: Picture Frame Candle Lantern 

I don’t know about you, but I love lanterns. I have them all over the house! I love them because they are very versatile- you can use them to decorate for almost any season.

But did you know they are super easy to make?

First, I bought four super cheap frames from Dollar Tree. Then, I took the back and the paper out of them.

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Then, glue them together at the sides. Leave the glass right where it is.

Then, pop your favorite candle inside and light it.

The options for this one are endless. You can use more frames if you want. You can use three frames and make a triangular lantern. You can even make your lantern with different color frames. It’s completely and totally up to you.

Have a wonderful day! Tomorrow, we’ll be sharing popsicle stick ornaments.
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24 Days of Christmas kick-off: Waterless Snowglobe Ornaments

Hooo boy, I can’t believe it’s already Christmas time. While this year will certainly be different and a little less joyous, we are going to try to make it a good one. 


How excited am I to bring you 24 Days of Christmas ideas, recipes, crafts, tours…oh yeah, did I mention the crafts? Hold on tight, ‘cause we are going to have some fun. 

Last year I showed you some DIY ornament ideas, but this one is my favorite. 


I love these “waterless snow globes” because they’re cute, easy, and cheap. 

First, buy some clear plastic ornaments, tacky glue, epsom salt and bottle brush trees. The teeny- tiny bottle brush trees. 


Put a dab of tacky glue on the base of your teeny tiny tree. 

Use Tweezers or long pliers to affix the tree base to the bottom of the Christmas ball. Let it dry for 24 hours.


Then, once the glue has dried, add the epsom salt.


I told you they were cute and easy. You could get creative with these and add tiny people, animals, or even add glitter or tinsel to the epsom salt. Anything that will fit into the tiny little opening at the ornament top. 


But I like them with just the tree and the snow. 

Have a great week! Up next: Making an advent wreath.

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Organize your whole house with one trip to the hardware store

There are so many things you can find at the hardware store and repurpose to organize your home. 


I have created a Pinterest roundup with some of the best hardware store hacks I could find. 


1. Organize your jewelry with radiator mesh, via iHeartOrganizing

Grab some radiator mesh, cut it, frame it, and hang your pretty earrings on it. This is cute, simple and not at all expensive.

2. Use PVC pipe for almost anything 


Use inexpensive PVC pipe to organize your hair styling tools- via Apartment Therapy

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Or use PVC to organize your tools, via Pinterest

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3. Use spigot handles for cute bathroom themed hangers via The Cottage Market

4. Use pegboard in your kitchen 


Use pegboard to corral wayward kitchen tools, via Apartment Therapy

Or

Use pegboard to organize your craft rooms


Via A Girl and a Glue Gun

Or

Use it to tame garage clutter


Via Charles and Hudson

5. Children’s book storage from gutters


Via Sunshine on the Inside

I hope you have enjoyed this roundup. There are so many great hardware store hacks out there; this list is only a few of them.

Have a fabulous Wednesday.

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Make Something Monday: more Thanksgiving printables


Last weekend, I shared three free Thanksgiving Printables. They were well received and were downloaded many times.

I had so much fun making them and received so many sweet emails about them that I decided to make more. So, for your free downloading pleasure, here are a few more Thanksgiving Printables.

As always, please right click on the image, save to your device and print. 


Have a beautiful, blessed Thanksgiving.

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Make Something Monday: farmhouse wooden shutters

Our kitchen was a little lacking in character, and I was a little lost as to what to do with it.

We eventually plan to relocate our kitchen, so we didn’t want to anything too extensive…or expensive.

I found this super cute picture on Pinterest of a similar sink and window to the one I have. This appeared on the blog Vintage News Junkie:

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I thought everything about this picture was perfect!

I began by measuring my window opening. I then cut some 1X4’s to size.

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I then cut cross pieces and attached them with wood screws. I also filled in obvious cracks with wood filler, sanded, and painted them. I ended up using two coats of paint.

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I then added the hardware: hammered iron hinges and handles. I did not make mine exactly like the original picture, because I wanted to make them my own.

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We ended up having the flip the hinges around to hang them, and we still need to take down that light fixture.

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We still have a little touching up to do, but all in all, I am loving how these turned out. Our blank slate kitchen is starting to get a little personality.

How have you added character in your home?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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