Thursday, January 15, 2015

Use what you've got WINTER SHELF makeover

    If you've read my blog before you know I have to be thrifty { a penny-pincher, cheapskate, tightwad} when it comes to decorating my home.

I used my favorite motto "use what you've got" to winterize {if that's a word} our entry shelf.

I had my eleven year old cut me out some paper snowflakes and used them as a garland across the shelf along with some pretty pom poms that I threaded onto string.

I coated the inside of a glass jar with blue paint and added some gold glitter for some extra bling! I used Picmonkey to whip up some cute little banner tags to print out. The wood sticks are actually skewers from our kitchen.

I made the wood sign myself with some extra wood and supplies.

I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I can do something by shopping the house and not spending any money!

P.S. I really don't want it to snow!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas countdown pallet sign

Christmas is only nine days away and I realized I still needed to share this fun project that will help your little one's count down the days!

I started off by assembling my pallet sign and giving a light coat of white paint.

If you have a steady hand you can free hand your words onto the sign, but I'm not crazy about my handwriting so I printed out my wording on the computer.

I attached the paper to my board with tape and slipped a piece of carbon paper (black side down) underneath.

Then I traced over the words with a pencil.

Voila! Perfect wording! 

I used a small paintbrush to fill in the wording.
I found these cute chalkboards at Michael's that I hot glued on after the paint dried.

I used a needle and thread to string some festive pom poms and then hot glued the thread onto the back.

Add a hanger to the back and you are ready to start your countdown.

Cute, inexpensive, and easy a winning combination!

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