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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Vintage Valentine Heart Wall Art

I really don't do much in the way of decorating for Valentine's day but sometimes I find something that sparks my creativeness and I just have to try it. And, nothing sparks that creativeness better than finding some forgotten thrift store pieces when cleaning out your craft closet.  So, today I'm going to share how I took some of those items and turned them into a pretty little Vintage Valentine Wall Art.
Vintage Paint and more - a vintage Valentine art made diy'd by upcycling  old thrift store items

Saturday, January 20, 2018

DiY Winter Wreath Using Yarn

With all the wintry weather we have gotten this year, I thought it would be appropriate to make a winter wreath for our front door.  This was a very simple project that took very little time - using items I had lying around the house. A flat white styrofoam wreath form and some cream colored yarn are the base of this winter wreath.  The rest is just bits and pieces I had in my craft stash.  It's a fun project that is easily done while watching your favorite Netflix programs. And, it makes your front door just a little more inviting during these cold wintry days as you can see below. Let's get on with the very simple instructions so you can make one for your front door.

Vintage Paint and more... making a winter wreath by wrapping yarn around a white flat styrofoam wreath form

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Winter Mantel with DIY Yarn Pom Pom Wreath

I'm writing this today as I sit next to the warm fireplace listening to the wind chimes tinkling outside.  It is a cold and windy day here for us as well as for many of you.  We are having a winter we usually do not experience here in the South.  Freezing temps in the teens (breaking records), measurable snow lasting 3-4 days (almost unheard of), and ice that closes down schools and stores keeping us all hibernating in our homes.  So, when I began taking down the Christmas decorations this week ( yes, I am quite slow this year),  I decided to just embrace this season and put together a winter mantel with my DIY pom-pom yarn wreath and a few other snow-related items.

Vintage Paint and more... transitioning a Christmas mantel to a Winter mantel using some of the same elements such as a DIY pom-pom wreath and garland

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Grandma's Decadent Date Bar Cookie Recipe

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Only 9 days until Christmas, and at our house, that means the baking frenzy has begun.  Every year I spend a couple of days baking cookies and making candies with my grandkids - this is one of our fondest traditions.  When they were young they would help as they could with the stirring, the cutting out of cookies and putting the sprinkles and colored sugars on the cookies. I remember how much fun they would have decorating those cookies and making them "perfect".   We even tried the gingerbread house making a few times - with our share of house disasters, lol.    Now, that they are young adults, they do most of the baking and I do the sprinkling of colored sugars while enjoying the time spent with them.  We drink lots of coffee and hot chocolate and laugh and talk and reminisce about past cookie baking days.  It is a day we all look forward to.
Vintage Paint and more - a not too sweet bar cookie made with a delicious date and nut filling your family will love

Monday, December 11, 2017

How to Create the Perfect Rustic Wood Sign

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What a difference a couple of days can make - Monday we were having beautiful warm, sunny, 70* weather and today it's raining and absolutely freezing - the temp was 32* this morning.  No wonder our family has the sniffles.  And, I saw snow is falling in some of our most southern states - so crazy. But, at least it looks and feels like Christmas now.
Also, on Monday I shared our Rustic Christmas Mantel with you and promised I would give you the tutorial on how to create the rustic wood BELIEVE sign that is sitting on it.  This is a fairly easy project that can be done in one afternoon as long as you plan ahead for the drying of paint.

Vintage Paint and more... Rustic Christmase mantel featuring a buffalo plaid deer head in a yarn wreath, a yarn snowball garland and a rustic wood believe sign