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May 2018

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Handmade Hangout Party #206

I am in full party planning mode for Miss P’s Spa themed birthday party this weekend but it is party day right now here on the blog! 
SO… let’s get this party started!



Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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MHCT&M: Whimsy DIY Garden Art Projects

Hello and happy Friday! 

It is time for the final Must Have Tip post for May.

 

Memorial Day weekend is here and it is normally a long weekend for many so why not take some time and get out in your garden and add a little whimsy to it with some fun art projects.

 

 

I’ve gathered some diy garden art project ideas that would be fun to add into any garden space and help your garden stand out. Most of the projects even include upcycling items you may already have so you can easily get them done over the long weekend. 

 

 Glass Globe Totem from Somewhat Quirky Designs

 

 

 Do you have some unique and whimsy art in your garden? 

 

I love some of these ideas and may need to make one or two of them once we get settled into our new house in Kansas.

 

 

 Have a lovely Memorial Day weekend and stay tuned until next month for a whole new topic! 

 

 

 

 

 Your hostesses,

 

 

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #205

We are having a big celebration at our house today! 
Not only is it Handmade Hangout Party day but today is also Miss P’s 6th birthday!! 6, how is she already 6?! We have had a super busy day full of school activities for both girls and celebrating her turning yet another year older. 

But anyways, let’s get this party started!



Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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“Everyone is an artist” Printable

Hello everyone! 
I am here today with a new printable for you.
I love flowers and enjoy gardening and this quote spoke to me when I read it.

"Everyone is an Artist" Free Printable

 I found this quote in an art book that I bought and loved it so much that I wanted to make it into a printable to share with all of you! 

 I’ve been meaning to share this with you for quite some time this spring but luckily it works all summer long! 
"Everyone is an Artist" Free Printable

You can download a copy of the printable below. If the widget isn’t working for some reason, you can also download the printable here: “Everyone is an artist


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MHCT&M: DIY Herb Gardens

Hello and Happy Friday, makers! 
Kara from Mine for the Making back to chat about gardening with you! 
 Now, I’ll be honest. I’m no green thumb. But I am trying to learn to be a better gardener by seeking out great gardening tips and just for fun, garden decor inspiration. I thought I’d start with something manageable and something that I know we will use often. 
So today I am sharing really cool DIY Herb Gardens with y’all!
 Check out these innovative herb garden ideas. 
 There are so many varieties and ways to grow a herb garden. You can be pretty darn creative, in fact. So I thought I would round up my very favorite DIY herb gardens, and maybe y’all can help me narrow down my choices a bit. They are all so neat! 
 
  Herb Garden Markers and Wooden Planter by the Idea Room 
DIY hanging gutter herb garden for your yard.

 

  Hanging Gutter Herb Garden by Her Tool Belt 
  
 Make this window sill herb garden using recycled cans.

 

  Window Sill Recycled Can Herb Garden by The Gracious Wife 
Beautiful DIY window garden is perfect for a kitchen. 
   Indoor Hanging Herb Garden by The Bird and Her Song 
 
  Vertical Pallet Garden by 99 Pallet Ideas 
Use old jars to plant a garden. 
  Old Jar Herb Garden on Buzzfeed
 Use an old wagon wheel to plant an herb garden. 
  Old Wagon Wheel Herb Garden by Garden Schlumpf 
 Create an herb garden by stacking pots. 
   DIY Herb Garden Stacked by DIY Amazing Ideas 
Make this DIY hanging garden for your herbs.

 

 DIY Hanging Herb Garden by Homemade-Modern 
Build a DIY herb box for your garden.

 

 DIY Herb Box by Live Simply 
 This DIY vertical plant stand is beautiful.  
  DIY Vertical Plant Stand by Angela Marie Made 
Make a garden using recycled plastic bottles.

 

 Recycled Plastic Bottle Garden by Grillo Designs 
This DIY wall planter is easy to build. 
   DIY Wall Planter by Shanty 2 Chic 
Way too many cool herb gardens out there, am I right? My only problem is narrowing down to one I want to try.  
Thanks for joining me this week to chat about herb gardens. 
Do you have an herb garden at home that you use often? 
 
 Joins us next week for our last post about gardening!
 I hope y’all have a fantastic weekend.

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

 

 

siggie Signature  

The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #204

Another Thursday afternoon means another Handmade Hangout Party!! YAY!! 



Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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MHCT&M: Vintage Garden Projects

 

 

It’s finally time for gardening season! One of my favorite outdoor activities is planting those tiny little babies and then being able to enjoy fresh vegetables all summer long. But of course, I have to add a bit of cuteness to the garden and outdoor areas, we can’t have boring outdoor areas!

 

 I’ve gathered up some of my favorite vintage garden DIY projects – I can’t wait to get to making some of these!

 

 Vintage Garden Projects to Make 

 

 

 DIY Stamped Spoon Markers

 

 

 

China Plate Garden Border (perfect for cracked or stained vintage plates!) 

 

 

Colander turned Planter

 

 

 

Vintage Bike turned Flower Basket

 

 

 

Broken China Stepping Stones

  

 

 

Toad”stools” from old Salad Bowls

 

 

 

Wagon Wheel Planter

 

 

 

Vintage Birdcage Planter 

 

 

 

Mailbox Planter 

 

Vintage Toolbox Planter 

  

 

 House Number Planter

 

 

 

Antique Pitcher Planter 

  

 

 Hanging Succulent Garden using Vintage Ladles 

  

 

 Vintage Doorknob Hangers for Dried Herbs

 

 

 

Rusty Wheelbarrow Flower Planters

 

 

 

Vintage Ladder flower Stand

 

 

 

Oh my goodness, I want them all! 

What about you – do you love using vintage items in your outdoor spaces?

 

 

 

 

 

Next Friday we’ll have more fun Outdoor ideas for you – make sure you come back!

 

 

Your hostesses,

 

siggie Signature  

The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #203

Are you ready to have a little fun at this week’s party?! 
I sure hope so! 🙂 
 
Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

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3. Have fun!!

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House Update: Craft Room Reveal

Today’s the day! 
After 3 yrs of living in our house, I am FINALLY revealing my craft room with all of you! 
And let’s be honest, if our house wasn’t on the market, I have no idea if I ever would have gotten around to sharing my room with you even though I have wanted too because the room was always crazy, unorganized mess! 
 Would you like to see what I am talking about?
I shared this photo on Instagram last year before I decided I needed to do a massive purge and organize this room. Granted, this was at its worse because a suitcase full of stuff wasn’t always in the room. I took these shortly after returning home from SNAP and I had my suitcase in there waiting for me to empty all the swag.
But anyways…. everything was a mess! Every surface was covered, the floor was covered, it was ridiculous! 
Before I show you the room, let me show you what it looked like when we bought the house. 

The walls were painted a light baby blue with carpet on the floor.
This room was used as a guest room by the previous owners but I definitely had other plans as soon as I saw it.
Now let me show you what the room looks like today and all clean! 
My craft room is nothing fancy and over the top but I have loved having this space and a designated room where I could actually close the door. haha
As you step into the room, this is your view. 
White cabinet to the right, large hutch straight ahead, table to the left along with lots of other storage options and that other door it my large closet.
Stepping in and to the left, is a large white cabinet that is full of stuff!
Next to the cabinet, I have a small table with our printer on it with some art work I painted on the wall above.
 On top of the cabinet I have some fun little projects that I created and this frame for a little encouragement for this room.
Swinging around to the left is my large hutch. You may recognize this piece from past posts on our house or photos on Instagram and it was previously painted beige. When I started my whole craft room purge, I finally got around to repainting it to this super fun bright teal and I LOVE this pop of color in the room.
 This piece is the perfect place for my cutting machines as well at tons of supplies and even some decor items.
I have a large walk in closet in this room. It is under the stairs but it has a large amount of shelves and still tons of space for lot of things. I have a small cabinet in the closet along with way too much stuff. haha Past projects, fabric totes, boxes with old memories, supplies and so much more! 
I even have a side where I have wrapping paper hanging and a tote full of gift wrap supplies. 
See! I told you this closet was huge! 
Right outside the closet, I have my small little painted bird shelf I made years ago and it holds canvases, embroidery hoops, small pallets, and then I have a tv sitting on top of it. 
I use a large, long folding table as my craft table in the room. I always had/have the best intention to make it cute by adding a skirt but I’ve never been able to get around to it. But it works great at a work space for me. I have a carousel on the end full of scissors, pens, markers, glue glue, rulers, and tons more along with a small tool box, paper pads, and baby wipes. 
On the left side of my room as you walk in is this large storage cube system, along with a roller cart and decorations.
I bought this rolling cart at Michael’s and have paint, markers, canvases, and some random supplies on it.
I had a small little space between the door and the storage cubes and this cart fit in perfectly in that little space so it doesn’t end up as a drop zone for clutter.
I’ve had these storage cubes for year and I still love them! They hold scrapbook paper, paint, painting supplies, glitter, glue, and well, you can probably name it and it is somewhere in this area. lol
I created a gallery wall above the storage cubes and just went surfing my craft room and house for items that I already owned to put on it. I love how it turned out with it’s mix of projects I’ve created, photos, and quotes to keep me motivated in my space.
Then, between the storage cubes, and the window wall, I have this small shelf with more supplies. On each side I have some canvases I’ve painted or are waiting to be painted. Not really the most ideal spot for these but they are out of the way so it works. 
Lastly, here is a shot of my curtains. They are one of my favorites things in this room. 
I actually bought two sets of these curtains on Joss and Main but have seen them on other sites as well and since they are actually too short for the windows they are on, and the fact that I love them so much, they are coming with us when we move. haha
And if you noticed the rug in the room I bought that at Wayfair and I love it as well.
 So that’s my craft room reveal in a nut shell! 
Like I said, nothing super crazy and over the top but I love this space and will miss it when we move!

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Spring Floral Wreath

Happy Tuesday everyone! 
I am popping in today with a new Spring wreath, and yes I know summer is around the corner, but I had this wreath made for quite some time and am just now finally getting around to sharing it with you. It is great for summer too so it still works! 
Spring Floral Wreath
This is a very fast and easy wreath to make which is always a plus in my book! 
I actually busted this wreath out in a matter of minutes right after I finally completed cleaning and organizing my craft room. It felt so good to have it clean that I just had to craft! haha
 
Here’s how you can make a version for yourself.
Spring Floral Wreath
 Supplies:
-Twine Wreath form (I had this white washed twine wreath already but you can use any twine wreath)
-Glue Gun
-Floral Picks (colors of your choice)
-Leaf Picks
Spring Floral Wreath
Begin by popping all the heads of the flowers off their stems and make a large pile.
I then like to do a dry run with the flowers on the wreath until I have a set up that I am happy with.
Spring Floral Wreath
When you like your placement, start by gluing the largest flowers to the wreath first.
Spring Floral Wreath
Followed by adding in your smaller flowers in and around the large blooms.
Spring Floral Wreath
Lastly, add some leaves for a little extra color and texture.
Spring Floral Wreath
And that’s it! 
I told you that was easy!
Spring Floral Wreath
 I love to layer large and small flowers together with different textures for more interest and dimension. 
The same goes with the leaves. I chose to use only one type of leaf in this wreath but it had a fuzzy texture and the shade of green was different than the green already in the other flowers.
There you have it! Perfect wreath for spring AND summer if you ask me! 🙂