Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Easter Garden Stake Printable

Hello Friends!

I am so happy to be joining in on this fun printable/vignette blog hop today.
21 bloggers are all sharing an easy vignette, as well as a free Easter/Spring Printable.
A little bit of spring loveliness from our homes to yours!

I have made this cute little Easter decoration and wanted to share with you how to make it.
It is an Easter garden stake.  
It can be placed outside in your flower bed or in a large flower pot;
or placed inside, like I have done in our entryway.
This is actually my very first printable ever! 
So, I just kept it really simple.

To make an Easter garden stake like mine, you will first need to save and then print these two printables below.
Just 'Right Click' on each image, scroll down to 'Save Image As' and then save to your computer.
Set paper size to 8 X 10 and print out.


Same goes for this bunny printable:
Once they are printed, tape the bunny image onto a piece of decorative card stock and cut it out.
You can really have fun with different paper patterns here.
Next, glue the cut-out of the bunny to the center of the burlap printable. 
I just used a glue stick for this.
Then, place the printable into a 8 X 10 picture frame.

Now you will attach the frame to a garden stake.  I found this stake in my mother-in-law's shed,  but you should be able to find something similar at any home and garden store.  This one happens to be 4 feet tall and about 1/4 of an inch thick.
 (I also did a quick, light coat of white spray paint to it). 
Then, using two small screws I attached the garden stake to the picture frame.

If you plan to use this outdoors, I would suggest you cover the back of the frame with duct tape to protect it from the elements.  
I would also suggest you hot glue the glass into the frame to water seal it.
Finally, hot glue a cotton ball to the outside of the glass, creating a sweet little bunny tail.  
However, if you are going to place it outdoors, then you may want to skip this step.
I was going to share pictures of it outside in the yard, but my yard is looking a little bit brown at the moment. So instead, I have it leaning up against the wall in our entry way.
I bought some cute little flowers and placed them in a basket.
I love how they instantly added a pop of spring to the space.

And now we wait for the little bunnies to come crossing by.
:)

To follow along on this Easter/Spring Printable Blog Hop, 
below are the 20 other talented bloggers and a link to the vignette and free printable that they have all created.


Bird Prints Vignette with Free Printable by Town and Country Living 
  Dreamsicle Botanical Recipe Print by My Sweet Savannah 
  I Love Paris in the Springtime by So Much Better with Age 
  Spring Floral Watercolors by Migonis Home
Let New Adventures Begin by City Farmhouse 
  Hello Easter Greeting Card Printable by Sweet C's Designs 
  Hippity Hoppity by Clean and Scentsible 
  Spring Vignette and Free Printable by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
  Botanical Prints for Spring by Shades of Blue Interiors 
  Spring Easter Bunny Free Printable by Thoughts from Alice 
The Earth Laughs in Flowers by Ella Claire 
  Well, Hello Spring by Nest of Posies 
Free Printable Welcome Spring by Dandelion Patina 
  Aztec Easter Egg Print by My Someday in May
Rain Boots Printable by Chronicles of Home 
  Bunny Gift Tag by In My Own Style
Easter Placemats by Finding Silver Pennies 
  Our Nest Watercolor Printable by Craftberry Bush 
  Gardening Printables by Lilypad Cottage  
Easter Garden Stake Printable by The Wicker House 


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Displaying Vintage Cards

Hello Friends!
So today's post is about something really simple that I put together in our office.
About a year ago I found these vintage floral cards in a box.
They once belonged to my husband's grandma.
I kept them because I thought they were really sweet and pretty.
Just like she was.
They make me think of Spring.
 And because I am getting excited for Spring, I have hung them up on my old, chippy, white, window screen.
 I used big magnets to hang them up.

I'm really liking the whole shabby chic/vintage look of it all,
 I think the floral cards pair nicely with the vintage children's desk and chair.

Bring On Spring!
I am ready for ya!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Emily


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Monday, February 16, 2015

Painted Exterior Front Door

Happy Presidents day!
I hope you all have something fun planned for today. 
It's been strangely warm here the last few weeks.  So I am hoping to get outside with my boys and do a little yard work.
Anyway, like I promised, today I'm sharing our painted exterior front door.
 Before it was Red.  
Nothing against red, but both neighbors also have red doors, so I was wanting ours to be a little different. And after painting our back door this blue,  I knew I wanted to paint the front door as well.
 I can't believe how much it changed the whole look of our house. It now looks so much more us. 
 It kind of has a beachy look to it, which you know I love.
 I'm now thinking I want to paint all of the dark green trim in a fresh white. Agree?
I was thinking of waiting until the front of the house greened up a bit before I shared pictures of it.  
It will all look so much nicer when the grass is greener and the plants and flowers are growing.... but it is February after all.  And I was just too excited to not share.  
I'm also thinking that that tree is probably dead and will need to be removed. 
And we have a few cracks in our porch and sidewalk and that will one day get replaced as well.
SO let's just focus on the door...Okay!
 I brought out one of our houseplants and placed this thrift store wreath on the door to liven up the porch a bit.

And I'm very happy with it.
Okay so I have been getting a ton of questions asking about the color of the door.
Here it is:


I have now painted both sides of the front door, as well as the back door in this same color. 
 However, keep in mind that depending on the lighting and the camera setting and editing,  it does appear slightly different in each picture. 


To see more of the interior front door - see this Post.
To see more of the exterior back door - see this Post and this Post

And I'm done painting doors for now!!! Because I'm currently choosing a color to paint the living room....again!
I've always got to be painting something.....whats wrong with me :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Emily


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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine Heart Arrows

I realized our home didn't have any Valentine decorations going on.
So I through together these 
Valentine Heart Arrows.
Tacked them to the fridge.
And now we are all ready for the big V-Day!

You may remember I made these arrows here out of clothespins and bamboo skewers.
(Tutorial HERE)
I had used them as Christmas tree decorations this last year.
To turn our Christmas arrows into Valentines arrows, I simply cut out some hearts and attached them to the arrows.
I used a heart coaster to trace out the hearts, but you can use whatever heart shape thing you have, maybe a cookie cuter, or simply just free hand it.
Next I folded the heart in half and punched a hole in the center.
Then I cut a slit from the outside of the heart to the new punched hole. I did this on both sides.
Now with the slits, I was able to place the heart around the arrow.  I then taped up the slits.
I used poster tack to adhere the arrows to our fridge.
And I have been actually really surprised that they have held up so well.  They have yet to fall off. This stuff is Awesome!
I placed the arrow hearts on our fridge, but they would also look cute on the wall, a door, or maybe even on a gift bag, or possibly a box of chocolates.


I hope that you all have a 
Happy Valentines Day!

Thanks for stopping by,

Emily








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Monday, February 9, 2015

Painted Interior Door

 Remember back in November when I painted my back door blue? (Post seen Here)
Well I loved it so much that I decided to paint the front door as well, which I did last week.  And then my husband gave me the idea to paint the interior side of the front door as well - Sometimes he comes up with the best ideas!   
Before the door was cream. Actually, all of the trim was cream as well. 
 I love this picture because it shows how much the bright white pops compared to the cream.  I'm so happy I went ahead and painted all of  the trim white. (post Here).
Now the door makes such a statement in the room.
 I then had fun decorating the entry way.
 
 I finally got to hang up this adorable metal deer hook that my little Jaxon gave me for Christmas.

  So in case you are wondering, the color of the door is called, Night Scape by Valspar.

I will be sharing the exterior of the front door next time.

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Emily










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