Monday, April 15, 2013

DIY Coatrack

My husband is awlays outside. Spring, summer, fall and winter, you name it, he is outside. We moved in our new house last January. I was always finding coveralls and coats laying by the front door, so I decided a coatrack was a must.  I have been in to DIY projects latley.  I decided I would try and make my own coatrack with the assistance of my husband, of course. Aferall, he is the handy one in our family. 

It is now April, but we finally got around to making the coatrack last week. It was SUPER easy and inexpensive.

What you will need:

1.  A wooden board. (size will depend on the space and how many hooks you want)

2. Hooks of your choosing.  (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby when they were half off)

3 Stain

I stained the board and my husband screwed in the hooks, it was that simple! See below for the final product. Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DIY Spring/Summer Wreath

Hi All!

I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful day! It is nice to see the sun shining and the temperature rising!

With the weather getting warmer, I have had the gardening and outdoor decor itch. I have mentioned before that my husband and I recently bought a house. Now that the inside is mostly finished, I am ready to tackle the outside projects.  We have a big front porch that is crying out for some fun decor. I decided this week that I would get started on sprucing up the porch.  I wanted to get a spring/summer wreath to hang on our front door. If you don't already know, I am a Pinterest junkie! I pin way more than I actually create, but when I do create something off of Pinterest, I am never disappointed with the results.

I went to Hobby Lobby and did some research. I could by a nice wreath anywhere from $30.00 to $60.00 dollars.  I decided I would create my own hoping to save some cash!

What You Need:

1.  A medium size twig wreath (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby for $7.00)
2. 4 of your favorite large size flowers (I decided to do two different colors for contrast)
3. A wooden letter (I used "R" because of my last name)
4.  Paint to color your wooden letter. (I used a light purple color)
5. Hot glue gun

Total Cost: $23.00

This wreath would make a great gift! It is inexpensive, and you can personalize it!

See below for the final result (it is a little blurry, but you get the point). I had a lot of fun making this wreath, and I am sure it will add fun and color to our front porch!