Hello my dears! It’s time for another Weekend Creative project, and I had a lot of fun with this one! Did you make something over the weekend? If so, please link up at the end of this post – I would love to see what you’ve been working on!
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I am super excited to share with you today that I have begun writing for Home Made Simple! I’ve been having a great time working with the lovely folks there, and I already have a few more pieces queued up that will hopefully be on the site soon.
Working with other sites like Home Made Simple is an important piece of building a living doing what I love…writing and sharing ideas about decorating, crafts, and creative living. My first post includes 9 creative project ideas using stones and rocks – you can find the full article on Home Made Simple, so please do go and check it out! xo Laura
p.s. – my byline is missing right now, but I have been assured that will be remedied soon!
Hi friends! Were you expecting a Saturday Crafternoon post? Well, you are in the right place – and no, your eyes are not deceiving you…I have changed the name. After giving it some thought, I wanted to update the title of this series to something that encompasses all sorts of creative projects. And so, Weekend Creative is born! I hope if you have been following along so far you will continue, and if you haven’t yet participated, I hope you will give it a try! I even made some fun site badges to display if you choose to. : )
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Hello my dears! I hope you enjoyed Heather’s Top 10 picks in Nashville, which kicked off my new monthly blogger travel column, and if you missed it be sure to scroll down and read it! Moving on to our usual Monday post (on Tuesday, yes I know, I am not blind, I just got a little off-track…I blame the time change!), it is time to share what we created over the weekend. Hooray! I have really been enjoying my creative time. Although it has taken a herculean effort at times to stick with it each week, it is so worth it. Today I have a fun project to share that you may want to adapt & try for yourself at home, so read on to find out all about it.
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Hello lovelies! This weekend I wanted to start a new painting project, but time, missing materials, and other circumstances beyond my control meant that I could not work on it, so that will have to wait for next week. So today I am cheating (a little) by sharing a DIY project I did earlier, but had not yet shared on the blog. It is one I think you will like and may want to recreate at home, so I do hope you will forgive me! ;)
I found the instructions for this project in Kelly Wilkinson’s lovely book, Weekend Handmade. In the book it is called the “Winter Marsh Trivet”, and it is created by pouring cement into a mold (I used a plastic plant saucer), pressing items from nature into it while setting, and then gluing a round of felt to the bottom to protect your table once it is dry. My hubby actually helped with this one because he thought it sounded like fun, so I recommend suggesting this project if you’ve been wanting to get your guy to try a craft! :) The main thing to remember, if you want to try this at home, is to buy cement, NOT concrete. Concrete is filled with little rocks and that means your trivet will be full of holes and lumps – not good! I should also say, be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands, and work in a well-ventilated space because cement is pretty nasty stuff. This was a fun project and the hubs and I were both pleased with the way it turned out – we have even given several as gifts!
But before we go, I also have two reader projects to share from last week…
That’s a DIY light using recycled materials from Jackcyn Redesign (No.1), and a yarn-wrapped letter from All Put Together. Thanks so much for participating and sharing your projects! If you want to join in next week, just plan to spend a little time doing something creative and come back next Monday to link up! The next Saturday Crafternoon linkup will be Monday, March 11, and I hope to see you then!
Did you create something over the weekend? If so, please share a link to your blog post, flickr photo, etc., below!