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Thrifty Decorations/Crafts

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Happy Tuesday everyone!  I woke up this morning thinking it was Wednesday…..wishful thinking.  I wanted to remind all my friends to check out my new blog at SupersonicSunflower.com ….thats right!  I know have my own Domain.  So please check out my new link and subscribe to this link.  I will not be posting at this link anymore.

It has been awhile since I have shared my crafts/thrifty decorations.  If you are anything like me and you enjoy doing crafts/working with your hands then you would enjoy these crafts.  Or even if you don’t enjoy crafts you might still find this entertaining. 🙂

My idea behind decorating our house was to make it feel “homey/comfortable”.  By doing this I wanted to surround our selves with items that have meaning or have a story behind it.  I also just love showing off my crafts/ideas haha.  Here is a quick update on what I have been working on.

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A simple vase turned into my makeup holder….just had some stones to your vase and your done!

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My accessories station.  Took a fruit basket and turned into my jewelry holder.  I found this old rake on the side of the road and made it my necklace and hairband holster.

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We do not have a lot of countertop space in our bathroom so I created this tall stand to create more storage space.  I found this candle holder at HomeGoods on clearance along with this pretty blue plate.  It is perfect for my items that I use everyday (facewash, makeup, lotion, etc).

PhotoGrid_1389710824154So since Andrew has moved back in we are running low on space.  Our old laundry basket took up to much space and did not have a lid (I don’t need our dirty laundry staring at me every time I go to the bathroom).  So I found this old/dirty green laundry basket at our local thrift store for $3.  I cleaned it up and attached my pretty yellow fabric that I found a couple of months ago at the thrift store for $1.  It’s not perfect but it does the job a lot better then the old basket.

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Total Wine gives away there wine boxes for free.  They were super easy and cheap to make.  To see the before and after check out my older post here.  All that I did was stain the boxes and add wall hangers to the back.  I love using these as our wall art in the living room.IMG_20140113_100839_351

This window shutter was found at my local thrift store ($0.25).  I painted it with the same blue paint that I painted our dresser; developed some of my favorite pictures and turned it into a cute frame above our bed.

What are some of your recent crafts?  Do you have any crafts to share?  I always love to hear about new crafts 🙂

To check out any of my other crafts just click HERE or go to the CRAFTS link at the top of the page in the Menu bar.

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I am back! I hope you have not missed me too much.  I will not waste your time with any excuses on why I have not blogged in while.  I am just gonna jump right back into it 🙂

So while I have been away from you I have experimented with many new recipes and a few new crafts.

Below is one of my newest crafts that I came along randomly one Sunday morning while I was drinking my coffee.

Fork and Key Hooks

Fork and Key Hooks

It is very easy to do.  All you do is pick out any fork (I prefer the more antique look).

Grab a hammer and something hard to use as a plant form for something to hammer on top of (I used a wooden cutting board).

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Lay your fork down to the big curve is facing up (making a hill shape) and just stop hammering away until your fork is flat.  This is a good form of releasing any frustration/anger you may have too haha.

hammered until flat..or as flat as you can get them

hammered until flat..or as flat as you can get them

Now you will need some heavy duty pliers to bend your fork.  Start bending the fork from the end and work your way in until you have made a “U” shape.

Optional: I liked making symbols out of my fork fingers.  I made a peace sign and a rock sign out of these two.  You can be as creative as want with the fingers.  I think the crazier the better.

To hang your forks on the wall I just used a double sided sticky that comes with the plastic hooks you can buy from walmart/target/any department store.  I cut off the pull tab so it would not be shown.  Stick one side to the fork and then to the wall….Your Done! Now you have new hooks for your kitchen or wherever you wish to hang them.

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After I finished up my crafts I went for a run and started getting ready for the UNC Basketball game! 🙂  Andrews Dad got 4 tickets from work and offered them to us since they were unable to go.

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Ran 5 miles/ 43:26

It was a great game!  I was able to visit with one of my Best Friends, Brittany, and our good friend from high school, Chu, who I have not seen in forever it seems like.  Brittany graduated from Chapel Hill so she is a die hard UNC fan.  It is always fun going to events with people who are so passionate about the games.  We had a fun time catching up and watching the game.  I hope you had a great Saturday as well!

Brittany and I at the UNC game

Brittany and I at the UNC game

"Go Heels"

“Go Heels”

Do you love doing crafts as much as I do?  Which craft are you most proud of?

I am probably most proud of my Wine Bottle Lanterns.  I have actually revised my format of hanging them so I will update everyone on it soon.