Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The supplies I used:
Cut wood from the craft store
Candlesticks (You can get these at the dollar store, I found these ones at Michaels)
First, I painted all the wood and candlesticks. These wood blocks already came beveled when I bought them, so they worked perfect for signs.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
You can find the tutorial on how to do it here.
I went back to my childhood with this decor also :) I wasn't in the mood to search for a stencil large enough to fit the wood and I'm definitely not good at free handing. So, you'll see what I came up with below :)
Here's the supplies I used:
4 pieces of 1x12 wood cut at 15"
Weathering wood technique (paint and stain)
D-ring for hanging
For the first step, I just weathered the wood. I then stained the edges with a darker stain.
Friday, December 5, 2014
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Happy Friday! Today is the night before Saint Nicholas Day at our house where Sinterklaas comes and visits :) It's a Dutch tradition that we decided to carry along in our house even though we are far from the Netherlands. In our version, we put wood shoes (clogs) by the fire for the little one and then put carrots in it. The carrots are for Sinterklaas' reindeer to eat, but we just have our pup Max do the eating :) Then in the morning, there's a gift by the shoes. It's super fun to have something like this in the middle of December so it breaks up the long wait you have until Christmas.
Silhouette Stencil Material
Burlap canvas (found at crafts stores)
Battery Powered Light Strand (I used just 10 lights)
Once it was cut out, I grabbed the negative space of the deer stencil and placed it on burlap. I pressed along all the edges really well. The burlap tends to not like stuff to stick to it :)
I finished the painting, then waited for it to dry and did one more coat. When I took off the stencil, I got all perfect lines with no bleeding. Amazing :)
For the next step, mark where you want your lights (literally or just in your head), and cut a small X with your razor blade. Not too big though, just enough for the tip of the light to stick through.
Stick all the lights through your holes. This is how my back looked:
Now for the scarf. I just grabbed some scrap fleece I had lying around, but you can use any type of fabric for this. I just cut two pieces the same size and then hot glued the ends onto the deers neck and tied them together.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Up first is our entry way. I absolutely love our staircase and how the living room peaks through the arch. I made it pretty simple this year by just stringing garland and putting wreaths where they mean the banister. Nothing too crazy.
Here are the other home tours from Monday, Tuesday and today. They'll be going all week! To catch all of them, just click here.