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 […]

DIY Hanging Dish Towels

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It’s no secret: I love dish towels…especially if they have loops that you can hang them from! I was inspired by a dish towel project on The Purl Bee, and had some fun creating some ribbon-trimmed dish towels of my own yesterday: I started with two towels and a gray and white-dotted napkin from Target: […]

DIY Sign

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It’s been a busy summer so far, but I’m excited to get back to work on Keith’s living room makeover next weekend! If you’re just tuning in, here’s a look at Keith’s ‘before’ photo: …and here’s the inspiration photo I put together using Photoshop: Keith is a firefighter at station #7, so I decided to make […]

DIY Magazine Holder

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Remember that wooden orchard ladder we had propped against the wall in the reading room in our old house? And remember that black wire basket we used in my Mom’s guest bedroom makeover a while back? Well, my Mom gave me the basket at one point or another (we’re both chronic switcher-uppers, ha!), and there’s this little […]

Christmas Craft

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It’s Christmas craft day over at Kate’s blog (Centsational Girl), so I thought I’d share a little bit more about the easy-peasy, DIY sailboat project I made the other day. Like I mentioned in our Christmas mantel post, we live next to a lake now, so I thought I’d have some fun shooting today’s photos […]

Fireplace Makeover

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We worked on a budget-friendly fireplace makeover at Kevin’s brother’s house a few weeks ago, and we’re so happy with how it helped to update their existing brick fireplace. We’ve been slowly helping Kerry and Robyn redo their living room over the past few months, and it has been SO MUCH FUN “sneaking” into their […]

17 Ways to Add Character To Your Cottage

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We’re working on the newly-installed hardwood floor in our hallway today….sanding, staining, sealing….story of our lives- ha! I look forward to posting the before, during and after pics soon, but in the meantime, here are links to some of the other low-dough/high-smile projects we’ve enjoyed blogging about over the past few years: Transom window project- […]

Valentines Day Crafts – Paper Fortune Cookie

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Alright, now that you’ve met my partner in crime aft, Mr. EGC, let’s get this Valentine’s Day decorating ideas party started, shall we?! First up- our paper fortune cookie tutorial… You’ll need some pretty, double-sided scrapbook paper. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for .99 cents per 12″x12″ sheet. I also used a piece of old […]

Christmas Advent

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Hi Lettered Cottage readers, I’m Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Knock Off Décor and Roadkill Rescue. Yep. I am a tri-blogger — in love with knock-off projects, curbside finds, and inexpensive craft and décor ideas. It is a huge honor to be visiting TLC today. When I finished the advent calendar pillow project I’m going to […]