This year for Halloween I decided to go with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme for the exterior of my home. After searching on Etsy for wreaths and garlands I had found many great options, but they came with a hefty price tag. With help from some super crafty friends, I learned how to make the mesh garland.
For the Jack faces, I bought small round wooden cutouts at Michaels craft store. First I started off painting them white. Once they were dry used a paint pen Sharpie to draw on their faces. For the larger Jack on my wreath, I used craft paint, but I really liked the results with the Sharpie even better. Once they were dry I hot glued pipe cleaner on the back of each one so they would be easy to attach later on in the process. Continue reading Mesh Garland-DIY Tips From My First Attempt at Crafting Them
After staring at a boring concrete slab and picnic table that had seen better days, my husband and I decided that our backyard space needed an overhaul. Unfortunately I didn’t take any before pictures. It was simply too tragic to be photographed. I am so happy with the end result though:
The benches were handmade, but they could also be store-bought and painted. The rug incorporated all of the bold colors and tied them together. Two 2X2 posts were cemented in and string lights, found at Target, were hung from the house to the posts. The red side tables were plant stands found at Home Depot.
Continue reading Brighten Your Space-From Drab Slab to a Color Explosion