Home Decor, Uncategorized

When it’s time for the Christmas Tree to go!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

I️ enjoyed Christmas very much with my family. It’s always a great time to spend with loved ones. However, Christmas (2017) is behind us and I’m ready to put my tree away. You wonder, why so quickly? Well, I’m ready to redecorate and put something else in the space the tree is currently occupying.

Thanks to the kiddos. You can spot their special touch at the bottom of the tree with the extra ornaments.

I initially had a upcycled accent chair in this space before we put up the Christmas tree.

So now, I’m thinking about placing a book shelf in this space. I️ did a quick search on Target.com and found this lovely Casual Home Foldable Bookshelf, and the cost is not bad at $32.99.

I️ really like that this bookshelf is foldable. That way I️ can change it out for something else when I️ get tired of it without having to take it down to pieces. Yippee!!!

So back to the question, When do you take down your Christmas tree? And what do you think about the bookshelf?

Abi

diy, Uncategorized

DIY Pushpin Wall Art in 5 Easy Steps!

Do you like unique home decor? Do you appreciate personalized gifts?

I hope you answered yes to these questions because you are in for a treat.

Today I’ll be sharing how I made my  push pin wall art. It was a very easy and inexpensive DIY wall art decor project to make. I must say I like the end result and it has held up well since I made it about a year ago.


I believe I bought the canvas as a set from A.C. Moore while it was on sale and the push pins from Dollar Tree. A pack of push pins was $1, just like everything sold in Dollar Tree. I believe I paid less than $10 for a pack of 8, 14″ x12″ set of canvases. Enough of how much I paid for the items….how was it made, right?



You will need:

  1. Canvas (your size of choice)
  2. Acrylic craft paint (any color – you should probably choose a dark to allow the gold to pop)
  3. Gold push pins  – several packs (this depends on how many letter your word is and how big your letters will be). I used about 6 packs for this project.
  4. Card board or flat foam board (1/4″ thickness)
  5. Tacky glue
  6. Pencil

Step 1: Paint your canvas (2 to 3 coats). Leave to dry between every coat.

Step 2: After final coat,  hand write the word of your choice with a pencil.

Step 3: Cut a piece of cardboard that will fit the back of your canvas (this acts as the support to secure the back of the canvas when you push the pins through and for your protection)

Step 4: Using tacky glue, attach the piece of cardboard or foam board to the back of your canvas. Let dry.

Step 5: Start pushing pins into your canvas to outline the letters of your word.  Then add more rows of push pins as you wish.

Put your spin on this project and spell out names, symbols or letters. The possibilities are endless!

Happy Crafting,

Abi