Tag: michaels arts and crafts

Feathers and Frames 

Art, DIY, Home, Lifestyle April 23, 2017

I love bringing nature into my home. From my slight obsession with succulents to the abandoned bird’s nest; compassionately transitioning the outside inside is a passion of mine. So, as I was aimlessly walking around my parents’ property I found this delightfully abandoned feather and thought it must go on my cafe wall. This is possibly he easiest DIY ever. 


Firstly, don’t judge my gloves. I’m a tiny bit paranoid about tics and little creepy crawlies.  My first task was to make sure the feather fit the frame and yay it did!

Next, grab your trusty E6000 glue because nothing can withstand its power. 


Hold it down and you’re almost done. 


Place it in the frame, put the back on and voila!  Beautiful!!! 

The only space left on my wall was horizontal so here it will live. Happy crafting! 

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Yarn Art DIY

DIY, Lifestyle March 1, 2017

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I love crafting a little more than the average person so I have developed a special set of skills.  This results in me occasionally taking on projects that are a little big and complicated.  This DIY is NOT one of them.  This DIY was way easier than I thought.  So, here you go.

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If you’re a renter…and who in LA isn’t?  Then you are quite familiar with this absolute eyesore.  The dreaded in unit fuse box…dum, dum, dum.  Well, I knew it had to be covered but its slight protrusion makes hanging a picture there awkward and it’s directly behind a door, making a picture risky.  The only answer was channeling my inner 1970’s moonchild and making some yarn art.

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I collected all of my tools.  Basically, yarn, a stick from outside, and scissors.

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Cut your yarn long enough to double and have it hang long enough to fit your very unique needs.  Then double the yarn and create a loop. Place the loop over the top of your stick or dowl.

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Fold the loop around the stick and pull the free hanging part of the yarn through the hole in the loop.

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Now just keep going until you’ve added as much as you want.

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Add one piece of yarn so you can hang it up and voila.  See where that door is.  Hmmm such a problem.  Who designed this wall?

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Next, cut your yarn however you want.  I did a gentle chevron.

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The final product.  Hope you enjoy your beautiful art.

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Autumnal Table

DIY, Family, Food, Lifestyle November 21, 2015

I love Autumn, primarily because it ushers us ever closer to my favorite season, Winter. Yay for possible but won’t really snow!!!  So, if you follow the blog you know I decorate our Friendsgiving table ever year.  I try to keep it fresh by staying away from the typical Thanksgiving reds, oranges, and browns.  And you won’t see a hand turkey on any of my tables.

I always start with a practice table.  Thank God we just bought a fabulous new farm table so I go to try it out with some style.   I used our random  Delft-esk  china plates with my World Market cups.  It went over well so I stuck with the plan.

First I switched to black paper plates.  I know dishes are always more stunning, but when you are expecting over 50 friends that clean up is just not feasible.  The color scheme was mixed metals (gold, silver, and mercury), natural green, white, and purple.

I always like a little something fresh on the table to I made a large leaf garland…I should really do a garland making post, white hydrangeas, and purple hanging amaranth.  I sprayed the pumpkins and put some on mercury stands.  Simple…right?

 Of course I added a little quote to each place setting with a hand made wreath.  “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls”-Aesop

The finished product was just want I wanted and the evening was filled with food and love.

   
Grrrr! The fabulous hostess Ashley!!! 

  

  

 That’s me and Jasmine (black hat)…you’ll all get to know her a little considering she’s my new fashion blogger!!!