Fake Flowers That Look Real

Faux Flowers With Quick Water from Michaels

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ―Claude Monet I don’t know how my master gardener mother (who sells plant and flowers for a living) is going to feel about this post, but I must have flowers, always, and always- and this is one inexpensive way to have them every day, so I’m sharing. 😉 First, […]

How To Make A Faux Succulent

Faux Succulent DIY | Cottage Style

“I am a crafty girl. I make things. Lots of things. I’ll keep making things until my fingers fall off. Then, I will grab my hot glue gun, reattach those suckers, and make more things!” -Kathy R. Jeffords I don’t really consider myself a “crafty girl”, but I do enjoy sitting down with my hot […]

Christmas Craft: Clothespin Snowflake Ornament

Clothespin Christmas Snowflake Ornament

I’m not super crafty, but when it comes to handmade Christmas ornaments, man do I love to experiment!  I’m participating in an ornament swap with my fellow Three Angels adoptive mamas this month, so I had some fun putting together a travel-themed ornament for my secret Sister today. I started with some clothespins I got […]

Dining Room Update – DIY Twine Chandelier Chain Cover

DIY Chandelier Chain Cover-Up | The Lettered Cottage

Remember that twine-covered chandelier pole we ordered through our (interior designer) neighbor, Cindy, last year? The one we added to the chandelier in our sunroom? Well, that one normally costs $49.50 through Aidan Gray, and even though we were able to order ours for $20 from Cindy, we were determined to come up with an even less expensive DIY […]

DIY Table Centerpiece Made From Flea Market Finds

Sewing Machine Drawer DIY Planter Project

Today’s DIY project started with an antique doorknob set, an old sewing machine drawer… …and three faux herb plants I picked up at Joann Fabrics when I noticed they were marked 70% off a couple of months ago: I’ve been thinking about using something long and slender down the center of our (narrow) dining room table, […]

DIY Lamp Makeover

Fabrics from Joann Fabrics

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a project I helped work on at my friend Debbie’s house. Remember the armoire we transformed? Well, she sent me home with one of her table lamps that day, and I’ve been thinking about how to change it for her ever since. She told me she received it as […]

Embroidery Hoop Art

Pom Pom Fringe Hoop Art

It started with really good intentions, y’all. Intentions to create a fun piece of art to hang in our sonny boy’s room. It started with a four dollar embroidery hoop from JoAnn’s… …and a yard of pom-pom fringe, and a cloth napkin my friend Traci used to wrap something up for me last year… It started with […]

How To Faux Paint A Faux Stone Planter

Faux Painted | Faux Stone | Planter | Tutorial

I’m in a plant-y mood lately, are you? I picked up this faux stone planter at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts last week when I saw that it was 70% off… (Snapped that pic before the kitchen faucet went back on- ha!) It wasn’t quite the color I was looking for, but I really liked the shape […]