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Easy Wall Art – Framed First Day Covers

My grandma had a box full of postal first day covers from the 40s and 50s that were just sitting in a box for the past few decades so I decided to frame a few for some cheap artwork. I … Continue reading

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Growing Your Own Wheatgrass Centerpieces

I’ve seen lots of pictures of beautiful wheatgrass centerpieces like this: source and this: source and I had a few galvanized metal containers I picked up in the dollar section at Target so I decided to use them to try … Continue reading

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Pallet Wood Wall Art

I had some leftover pieces of pallet wood from this project¬†so I decided to make another sign with it. I stained the wood then did a little bit of sanding once it was dried. The words I chose – “Hope … Continue reading

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Sign Made from Pallet Wood

My dad brought home some old pallets to cut up for fire wood… … but I took a few pieces and decided to make a sign. I followed these awesome instructions¬†which involve printing out the lettering, scribbling on the back … Continue reading

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Magnetic Chalkboards and Scrabble Magnets

Over the summer I picked up some frames from garage sales for a few dollars all for the purpose of turning them into chalkboards. So now, several months later, I finally got around to making those chalkboards. My dad helped … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Contact Paper

I’m in the process of making some chalkboards with magnetic primer and chalkboard paint, but in the meantime I also decided to make some with this super cool chalkboard contact paper you can buy here for just $8.49. You may … Continue reading

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Chalkboards, Chalkboards, and More Chalkboards!

Who doesn’t love a good chalkboard? Lately, I’m feeling inspired by the bazillions of DIY projects out there that involve chalkboards. For example: Source Source Source Source You can see more great chalkboard ideas here. I made myself a magnetic … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Villages Crafts of the World Sale

If you live in the Pacific Northwest (more specifically Whatcom County, Washington) then you should probably head to Good News Fellowship Church in Ferndale, WA this weekend for the Ten Thousand Villages Crafts of the World Sale. The sale takes … Continue reading

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Pinterest Challenge: Paint Chip Mobile

I love pinterest. I spend waaaaaayyy too much time on it looking at cool design ideas that other people come up with. This project is my attempt at recreating one of those cool design ideas. Today I’m linking up to … Continue reading

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