Category Archives: Home Decor

Back To School Photo or Party Backdrop

Here is an adorable and super easy Back To School Party or Photo Backdrop I made last year. Alice and her cousins LOVED it!

DIY Back To School Photo Back Drop

Isn’t it adorable!!??

Here is what I used.

yellow streamers

back to school decorations from the dollar store

4 black poster boards

pencil wreath which I made (TUTORIAL HERE)

and that adorable banner is from an AWESOME FREE printable set from Amanda’s Parties TO GO!

I taped the 4 black poster boards together to created a faux chalk board! Added streamers and the decorations, hung the pencil wreath I made and the banner from Amanda’s Parties TO GO and VIOLA!

A super cute Back To School Backdrop that can be used for photos, party or both!

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Would y’all like to see how it looked as a photo backdrop?? Well, I took pictures of Alice and her cousins last year before school and here is how they came out!

Back To School Photo Backdrop

How ADORABLE are they?? Ya know all of their names start with the letter A!!

We have my precious Alice

Back To School Photo Backdrop My Alice

Alice’s cousin Angie

Back To School Sign Angie

and her cousin April!

Back To School Photo Backdrop April

SO CUTE!!!

There signs are another great FREE printable from Lauren McKinsey Creates. I glued the signs onto a pencil.

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Now, because I couldn’t get enough of the FREE PRINTABLES…..BTW I have a post of 101 FREE Back To School printables.

BUT, as I was saying I could NOT get enough of the FREE printables so I had the girls do another photo shoot in the morning on the first day of school!

Back To School Photo Ideas Back To School Photo First Day Signs

CUTE!!! These signs were in the AWESOME Back To School party set from Amanda’s Parties TO GO!

For this set of signs I glued them onto a ruler.

Have you ever thrown a Back To School party or had a Back To School or First Day of School photo shoot?? I would love to hear about it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Gorgeous DIY Home Decor with the David Tutera Casual Elegance Collection

A couple weeks ago I received this amazing package full of GORGEOUS crafting supplies from the David Tutera Casual Elegance collection.  Wow, y’all….WOW! First let me show you what I made!  The collection was created for weddings, but as I’m going to show you, there is SO MUCH MORE you can create with this gorgeous collection!! I decided to decorate a very drab surface in my living room.

I’ll show y’all what I used and how I used them in just a sec, but first, let me show y’all the AWESOME GORGEOUSNESS they sent me to work with.

WOW right??!!

This wreath I made is one of my favorites!

These are the items from the David Tutera Casual Elegance collection that I used to create the wreath.

I used the burlap ribbon and wrapped it around the a straw wreath form I had.

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Then I wrapped the lace around.  While I was wrapping the lace, I thought about making a rosette from it and realized I didn’t need too! The collection comes with so much and it’s so easy to decorate with. David Tutera did all the work for us!

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After I added those gorgeous burlap rosettes I added a few of these precious burlap flowers too.

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After hot gluing the ribbon in place and gluing the flowers into place, here is what it looks like!!

 Gorgeous right!?  And all I had to do was use a few products from the collection.

Now, lets talk about these beauties!!  These were two of the jars provided. I’ll have to post a tutorial on how I colored them later.

I used the lace, burlap ribbon, hemp cord, lace, a few pearls I had and some electric tea lights.  I made a lace rosette from the lace.

It really is easy!! Step one, twist the lace, then put a dab of hot glue at the top and pinch the end closed. Then begin to roll a little, place a dab of hot glue and roll the wound lace around again. I place a dab of glue on each side as I go. I have found that this method keeps the rosette from unwinding later. So, roll a little then glue on the opposite side of and keep doing this on every other side until your done with your strip of lace.

For the other two jars I wrapped the burlap ribbon around the smaller jar and tied some lace around it. The larger jar I wrapped a piece of pink cloth I had and wrapped the other burlap ribbon around it and added a few of the burlap flowers. Very very easy and they look so gorgeous!

For this vase I used the bouquet wrap from the David Tutera Casual Elegance Collection.

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I added just a tiny dab of hot glue in the corners on the back to hold it in place. That way when I wanted to use the bouquet wrap for something else or use the red vase as is I could easily remove the wrap without damaging the wrap or the vase.

All the gorgeous pieces were so easy to put together. I have so much left over I can’t wait to create more. This collection is so great! You have so much to work with and it’s so easy to use.

Isn’t it all just GORGEOUS!?! I just love it!

Here is what it looks like at night with the lighted birdhouse and the lighted colored mason jars.

I love it!! Everything looks so gorgeous in the evening.

DIY Gorgeous and Easy Home Decor

 I absolutely love the David Tutera Casual Elegance Collection and you can find the collection exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric stores.

Special thanks to Blueprint Social for this amazing campaign and all their amazing campaigns I’ve been blessed work with!

And another special thanks to David Tutera and his GORGEOUS collection! You can follow David Tutera here

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Make sure you check out all the beautiful projects created  below!

 

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Kids Summer Crafting- Glow In The Dark Inspirational Subway Art

Summer is a wonderful time to craft with your kids.  It’s great for “boredom”, boosts their brains with creativity and then it’s just plain fun, right?! Plaid Crafts has many wonderful products that are PERFECT for s kids summer crafting project.

Plaid Crafts sent me these awesome supplies to craft with.

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Our local Christian radio station is hosting an event this summer called the Make 1 Take 1 event. You make a craft and take it to the station and they in return are taking the crafts to local Ronald McDonald houses to bless the children there. With that in mind Alice and I decided to make some inspiration subway art. I have many pieces of inspirational subway art around our house, so she is very accustomed to the idea.

Now remember, some of the great paint they sent me is glow in the dark, and they sent me the GloAway Gel, too!  So, our inspirational subway art will ALSO GLOW IN THE DARK. I imagined a sweet little girl who maybe needed some words of encouragement. Then I imagined if she was up at night, maybe couldn’t sleep and she would see those words glowing and hopefully that would bring her comfort.

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I used a piece of cardboard that came in this frame. I painted it with the Neon Yellow paint.  I then cut and taped together the stencils to create the words.

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I used the glow in the dark paint for some of the words.  IMAG7318b

Then I let Alice get to painting.

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The paint bled thru just a little bit here and there. It was easy to clean off right away with a dry paint brush.

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In between stencils I had her pick colors and set up the paint tray.  I used a few stencils I already add and a couple stamps as well.

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After it all dried over night I touched up here and there. I added an extra coat of the glow in the dark paint to make sure the words would glow nicely.

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Once our piece was dry, we added a layer of the FABULOUS Mod Podge Extreme Glitter! Seriously, this stuff is awesome!!

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You can see just how much glitter it leaves behind in the bottom left corner! IMAG7420b Now, this being a work of art by Alice, I had to have her sign it! She used a metallic paint pen and also drew one of her famous hearts next to the word hope.

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And here is our finished Glow In The Dark Inspirational Subway Art!

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What do y’all think? Didn’t Alice do GREAT!?!

I set up my small mantel in what I thought a sweet little girl might set up so that y’all and Alice could see what it would look like in action!

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DIY Kids Craft Inspirational Subway Art

I tried and tried and tried again to get an image of the piece glowing in the dark. I am SO SAD that I can’t show y’all! It’s awesome. The words believe, hope, faith and God all glow in the dark and you can clearly see them glowing for quite some time. I hope whomever receives this piece will be blessed by it, especially at night.

I want to thank Blueprint Social and Plaid Crafts for giving us the opportunity to create something wonderful and have a lot of fun this summer!!

You can follow Plaid online here

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social.  All opinions are my own.

Here are some other awesome summer crafts for kids created with the kit from Plaid!



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DIY Furniture Transformations Round Up and Create & Share Party

Welcome back to another Create & Share party with your hosts AliLily, Cheap Crafty Mama and Happy Go Lucky!

This week I’m excited to be sharing some of my favorite furniture face-lifts with you! I have always loved giving new life to furniture with paint or fabric and now after seeing all these beautiful pieces I’m inspired to create more of my own!

Check out some of my favorites and then please link up your own!

furniture facelifts

French Style Nightstand from Painted Furniture Ideas, Decoupage Fabric Desk from Too Much Time on My Hands, Turquoise Chair from Artsy VaVa

French Swirl Dresser by Sky Blu Pink, Duck Egg Side Table from Daisy Mae Belle, Route 66 Cupboard from Funky Junk Interiors

Roadside Rescue Dresser from Art is Beauty, Coral Colored Coffee Table from House on the Way, and Blue Distressed Dresser from Cheap Crafty Mama

Now I want to see YOUR creations, please link up your furniture face-lifts!



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