Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas

 
A sweet little vintage postcard from me to you! 
 
Merry Christmas!
 
xo Lisa S

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DIY Birch Tree Top Star


Hi Friends,

To make a Birch- Tree Top Star-



You need 5 small diameter, Birch cuttings or twigs about 12 '' long.

All 5 pieces need to be about the same size.

Lay 2 pieces on a flat surface with ends together in a '' V '' shape.

We used small nails, but you can use your glue gun.

Place another twig from the bottom edge to cross over to the middle.

If you have trouble with the shape, draw your star on paper and make a pattern.


Cross branches over the top of pattern.

I went a little crazy and hung the stars all over the house....and even outside.

Tell me what you think.


 


On top of the Hutch





On the Mantle






On the Patio





In an old box full of Shiny- Brite Ornaments!

I had a lot of these twigs and made quite a few.

Each one unique.

xo Lisa S

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How to make a Cotton Boll Wreath

 
I know everyone has seen stems of Cotton Bolls in every farmhouse décor picture.
 
 I thought I would change it up a bit and make a wreath.
 

      You really don't need a DIY step by step instruction for this project. It is amazingly simple.


 
 
You need about 5 stems for a 12'' wreath.
 
The stems I used were fake and attached to wire
 
that was covered in brown floral tape. I had these at my Boutique.
 
 I have more available for $3.00 a stem.
 
You can also get them from Hobby Lobby, but they cost more.
 
Use pliers to cut the stems into separate pieces 3'' to 5'' long.
 
 
12'' wreath
 
 
 
I used just a thin base of grape vines from the yard, and dried.
 
The brown floral tape will match the color of the wreath.
 
Start by using the wired cotton to wrap around the thickness of the wreath
 
Continue around the circle until it is filled to your liking.
 
The wire will hold everything in place or you can use a hot glue gun if you wish.
 
See... super easy.
 
The hard part was deciding were to hang it!
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for visiting today!
 
xo Lisa S

Growing Sweet Potato Slips

Hi my sweet friends! Remember when you were back in school and we would sprout a potato in a jar to make a cool house plant? Did you ...