I’m going to the BlogHer Conference!

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{This post is sponsored by Glade®, but all opinions are my own. I <3 Glade products and use them daily, which is why I am so excited to work with them!} Somebody pinch me because I still can’t believe I am going to the BlogHer conference in San Jose at the end of the week, woo-hoo! I will be there at the Glade #bestfeelings booth to talk about how scent inspires creativity, and to share some fun upcycling ideas! If you are going to be at the conference I hope you will stop by to say hello … [Read more...]

The Makers Link Party

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Welcome back to The Makers link party! We took last week off due to the craziness of the Haven conference the week prior, and I'm not gonna lie . . . things haven't slowed down since. I do have some super exciting news though... I'm going to the BlogHer conference in San Jose! Woo-hoo! I leave Thursday and am beyond excited!! You can read more about what I will be doing there here! Now let's get onto the party, we have some pretty amazing features and I can't wait to see what you've been … [Read more...]

Upcycled Photo Display

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Today I am sharing one of the easiest projects I've ever done. That's because I really didn't do much except spray paint an item I already had, and upcycled it into something else. You may have seen this cute little pink elephant turned upcycled photo display in my wedding guestbook ideas post, or in a photo where I showed DIY planter ideas: I know not everyone reading this will have the exact same elephant, but I'm sharing this to show you that you really can take items you already … [Read more...]

The Makers Link Party Giveaway Winners

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Welcome, friends! We are so grateful for all of you that link up with us each week, and for everyone who entered last week's giveaway in celebration of our 25th party! Thank you, thank you! Because this past week has been a bit cray cray due to the Haven Blogging Conference, we have decided to skip the link party this week. Don't worry though! We will be back next week with your regular scheduled creative extravaganza, plus the features from last week's party. I can't wait to share more … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Inspired Vase {Knock Out Knock Offs}

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Yay, it’s time for another round of projects for Knock Out Knock Offs! I recently teamed up with 5 amazing bloggers to bring you a fun series of knock off projects, and this month our inspiration comes from Urban Outfitters. You may recall my rustic stool with DIY hairpin legs last month that was inspired by Zara Home, or my West Elm inspired dining table from the month before that. Today I am sharing my Urban Outfitters inspired vase. I actually came across this photo on Pinterest and … [Read more...]

The Makers Link Party #25 & Giveaway

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Welcome back to The Makers link party! This week we are celebrating our 25th link up and to show you how much we appreciate you joining us every week, we are also hosting a giveaway, woo-hoo! We are giving away 3 separate $25 gift and will select 3 winners. That means that if you win you can choose one $25 gift card from either Home Goods, Target, or Home Depot! Simply enter via the rafflecopter below between now and July 16th. Thanks again for sharing your creativity with us, and for … [Read more...]

Upcycled DIY Business Cards with Contact Paper

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Holy cow have the past few days flown by! I'm getting ready for Haven which starts on Thursday and have been running around like a mad lady ever since we got back from Florida yesterday. I have been wanting to share my DIY business cards with you and meant to post this earlier. Better late than never, right? So today I am sharing how to make upcycled DIY business cards with contact paper and recycled boxes.  My Design Plan: Let me start out by saying that when it came to designing my business … [Read more...]

20 Creative DIY Planter Ideas

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I have a true confession... I have a black thumb. You know what though? That's doesn't keep me from trying to have plants, or from making my own planters either, like this DIY rustic modern plant stand: I also enjoy putting succulents and flowers inside unexpected items, like teacups or candle holders, which you may have seen in my waterlogued wall art, or over on my wedding site when I shared some guestbook ideas. So when Hometalk asked if I would like to curate a board on DIY … [Read more...]

The Makers Link Party #24

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Do you ever have what you think is a brilliant idea, only it turns out to be an epic fail? It happens to be more than I'd like to admit. So... as it turns out, pinning 200+ projects in one week wasn't as easy as I thought. If you recall, last week I said I would PIN every project that was linked up, and I did. So I guess that wasn't the "epic fail" part. The fail is the fact that I realized there is pretty much no way I can do that every single week, especially with the party growing. It's … [Read more...]

What to do when your dog bites

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Okay ya'll, it's time for a little heart to heart. I'm having a rough day. For those of you that don't know, we adopted Bailey, our beagle-mix, from a high kill shelter roughly 4 years ago. Eric and I grew up with dogs but never had to deal with a dog as difficult as Miss Bailey. It was rough from the start with her aggressive behavior, but we stuck through it and worked with her as much as we could. I often joke that she was our "clearance puppy", especially since the movie Marley and Me really … [Read more...]

The Makers Link Party Week #23

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It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for another fun party here at The Makers! Alexis, Corey and myself really do appreciate you stopping by to share your creativity with us every week. In fact, to show you how much I appreciate you and all of your creative inspiration, I have created a new Pinterest Board {The Makers Link Party} and will be pinning EVERY project linked up here to that board. I always enjoy going through the linked up posts, and try to leave comments when I can, however, … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Make Bedroom Decorating Fun!

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Today’s post comes from Alice who blogs over at Yorkshire Linens, and she is sharing some ideas on how to make decorating your bedroom fun. Enjoy!   I am Alice and I have a strong and pure passion for home decor and everything which either looks beautiful or can be made beautiful. Want to say hi? Here is where I can be found. 9 Ways to Make Bedroom Decorating Fun! Does the idea of decorating your bedroom make you sigh with resignation rather than look forward with … [Read more...]

The Rand McNally {Drinks with the Girls Summer Edition}

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It's Friday, woo-hoo! Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend? We are going to work on some unfinished projects, but I'm hoping to get a little relaxation in there too. This week has been extra insane and nothing sounds better than hanging out in the sun with a refreshing summer drink in my hand. Yesterday I went to a nearby library to teach a small class about upcycling. I have to admit that when they asked me to do it the only reason I said yes is because I was so completely scared … [Read more...]

The Makers Link Party #22

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Welcome to The Makers Link Party, where you can find inspiration for your next project, and share your latest creative endeavors! We are so happy that you stop by to party with us every week, whether that be to link up or to find inspiration and discover new blogs. We can't wait to see what you have been up to! Don't forget to follow your hosts in some way. Corey @ TinySidekick blog || pinterest || facebook || twitter || google + || bloglovin' Alexis @ Persia Lou blog || pinterest || … [Read more...]

Turquoise and Gold Pillar Candle Holders

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One of my favorite things to buy at thrift and antique shops is candle holders, especially because they are so easy to update to match your style and decor. If you saw my post on guestbook ideas a couple weeks ago you may have spotted these turquoise and gold pillar candle holders. Of course I didn't actually put candles on them. Instead I mossed up some styrofoam balls to place on top for a more whimsical look. {Some photos from this post are from my other site, A Handcrafted … [Read more...]

DIY Rustic Modern Plant Stand

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If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the sneak peek photo of the DIY rustic modern plant stand I'm going to share with you today. This small plant stand is actually very similar to the small rustic "stool" I shared earlier this week, only it's a lot easier to make and cost even less money. Materials Needed: Wood slice 4 Pipe Hooks Hanger Tape Screws Screwdriver or drill If you saw my rustic stool then you know that I made my own hairpin legs for that project, but for … [Read more...]

FREE Printable Father’s Day Card

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With Father's Day just around the corner I decided to slightly tweak the FREE Printable for June so I could mail it off to my pops. I'm terrible when it comes to actually sending things snail mail so here is to hoping he gets it in time :) I am including the FREE Printable Father's Day card here for you to use {in 2 different colors to choose from}. The cards are 5x7 when folded and the download will include one of each color with trim marks, so that you can decide which to print. Enjoy! All … [Read more...]