Monday, December 23, 2013

DIY Chevron Paper Wreath $5: Made from paper placemats

Written by: Leah Laxton

This chevron paper wreath was made from paper placemats found at Hobby Lobby and with their 40% off coupon they were $5.  It is a bold piece that our living room desperately needed on the bare white walls.

I went to Hobby Lobby for the 50% off Christmas items and ended up going down every single aisle...happily.  Stumbled upon these bold chevron paper placemats and thought it would be a great idea to make a paper wreath that is similar to my Mirrored Anthropologie Paper Wreath.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Rustic Wreath: Chevron Burlap Bow and Burlap Flower Wreath: Make in Under 5 Minutes

Written by: Leah Laxton

This was such a simple wreath that only needed three items:

1. Wreath
2. Chevron Burlap Ribbon
3. Polka Dot Burlap Flower

It looks rustic with the burlap ribbon and flower, yet chic with the painted white chevron and polka dotted burlap flower.  It was a project made in seriously 5 minutes...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ombre Painted Basket DIY: Faded Beachy Ocean Blue Paint

Written by: Leah Laxton

I love the way this tissue basket cover turned out.  The blue turned out to be a beautiful bold ombre look.  I bought this basket at a thrift store for $1 and then went to hobby lobby with my coupons to get the ocean blue paint that I had in mind.  Check out the before and after.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Leather Coasters Thrift Find!!

After I got my thrift fix for the week, I came across these brand new in the container set of 7 leather coasters for $2!  Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware have had similar leather coasters.   They say "Bronko Nagurski Trophy Presented By ACN" so it is probably vintage football replicas.  Almost too pretty to even use.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Scalloped Burlap Stenciled Placemats: Beach Table Settings

Written by: Leah Laxton
I've been wanting to use my crab stencil again, which you can get my free stencil here.  I found these burlap placemats at Habitat for .25 cents and I knew I could make them beachy.  

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Leather and Metal Bracelets DIY: Hearts and Bows

Written by Leah Laxton
After learning how to make my leather ring, I've decided to make more use of my turquoise leather cord.  I really wanted to make a bracelet, but the hardest thing to create is a clasp, until I figured out how to easily make this "hook" type clasp or using an old button.