The halls are decked for Christmas and I am wrapping up a few more DIY Christmas decor projects before I share our Christmas home tour! I love handmade Christmas decor, it’s so fun to create and it’s great when you’re on a budget. Today I am sharing these adorable DIY Advent Calendar Bags with you! They are super easy and affordable. I have also provided a free SVG stencil for the numbers to make it even easier for you!
*Originally published on November 15, 2016*
I have been dying to have mercury glass ornaments on my tree for a few years now, but at $34.50 for a set of six ornaments from Pottery Barn I just couldn’t justify the cost. I had seen several tutorials for DIY mercury glass ornaments so I set out to Hobby Lobby to get my supplies. While in the Christmas crafts section, I happened upon a box of 4 shatterproof mercury glass ornaments for $7.99 that were on sale for 50% off!!! SOLD!!
Wow! It feels like FOREVER since I got to sit down and write a blog post for you all. In reality it has only been a little over a week but in blogging years that’s an eternity. I would give you all the excuses for why I have been MIA but I will just give you the biggest one: my computer CRASHED! We are taking dead as a door nail, no pulse, call the genius bar because this thing is a goner! It was a little touch-and-go there for a few days not knowing if I could get all my precious files off of it but alas we were able to recover everything. Deep sigh of relief! Lesson learned my friends, BACK YOUR STUFF UP!
Now that I am up and running again, I am finally sharing my tutorial for how I made my “As For Me and My House” farmhouse sign that I have been showing off on my Instagram feed. It is so easy using my SVG cut files! If you missed the big news, I have opened an Etsy shop! I will be adding more cut files and other printables, so make sure you are subscribed to my email list so you are the first to know about new products!
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If you saw the reveal of our Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room last week that we were renovating as a part of the One Room Challenge you may have seen this jar of seemingly antique clothespins. What if I told you they were brand spankin’ new?! Say what?! That’s right, I bought them brand new from Walmart and Amazon. I had gone junkin’ trying to find the real deal, but the ones I came across were way out of my price range for simple jar filler (one store wanted $30 for a bag of them, nope!) Today, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: how to antique new clothespins! (Hint – you probably drink the stuff every morning!)
Over the past six weeks we have been working on renovating our laundry room through the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home and House Beautiful, to create a space that it more efficient and aesthetically pleasing. We have moved plumbing, added molding, painted every surface of this room and I am happy to say that the work is finally complete! Hooray!! I cannot WAIT to show you all our modern farmhouse laundry room reveal! It is GORGEOUS! But before I do that, let’s take a look back.