Posts Tagged ‘decor’

Face the Wall-Gallery Wall

Last you’ve heard, we’ve made some progress in L’s room. With some of the more dire projects around the house out of the way (more on those later), I am finally ready to add some fun and color to that big empty wall above her dresser.

The plan is to add a mirror and fill the rest of the wall space with lots of bright art work that are inspired by L. I’ve started a collection of DIY pieces like this and this (more on those later), but I needed more. So I’ve been scavenging the Internet for unique and affordable prints to add to my collection. Then, I came across, a site that houses hundreds of art work from independent artists around the world. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’m sharing a mood board of a few things in my shopping cart to give you a little preview of L’s gallery wall.

Gallery Wall Ideas

  1. This mirror is a front runner for the gallery wall. It’s the right size and and I love the shape. (PB Kids)
  2. This little sign is just the right amount of adorable and chic. And it can be personalized with L’s name. (Minted)
  3. L LOVES animals. I bet this will be her favorite thing on the wall. (Minted)
  4. L is quite the little gardener. Watering plants is one of her favorite activities. I like to think a bouquet in a watering can is kind of a classic art print. I like the cheery blossoms and personalized detail. (Minted)
  5. How cool is this map?! Talk about functional art! It makes a great gift too. (Minted)
  6. Simple yet pretty. Since the ikkat/boho/arrow trend is still going strong, I’m hopping on that bandwagon. (Minted)
  7. The curtains in my room growing up were of a very similar popsicle pattern. Nostalgia! (Minted)
  8.  This gorgeous gold foil map is of Washington DC. A city we frequent often with L. Plus it’s always fun to add a little bling. (Minted)

I plan to keep all the frames in similar hues to give the gallery wall a more uniformed feel. I’m thinking either distressed/white washed oak or gold tones. Can’t wait to show you the finished product. Stay tuned! 

Have you visited I seriously spent hours browsing.So many pretty things! Are you obsessed with gallery walls as much as I am? I’ve pinning gallery wall inspirations every waking minute.

Burlap Wreath, Take Two

Way, way back Grace showed you how she made her easy Burlap Bubble Wreath. I too have made a burlap wreath, but mine is quite different than hers. I wanted it to look something like this wreath here, but I must have been a bad student and not followed the directions quite right. That’s okay though, because I actually like how mine turned out!         

What you need:

Burlap—mine was from

Wreath- I found that the one with compressed hay worked best—leave the plastic wrapping on!



Pins- at least 100


Step 1:

Cut your burlap. I cut my burlap into 3” x 3” squares. Be ready for a whole lot of burlap shedding—I found it easiest to cut my burlap over a large sheet of old wrapping paper. This way I could just crumple it up and toss it (and all burlap hairs) out. You need tons of squares, so make sure you have something entertaining to watch/listen to!


Step 2:

With wreath, pins, and burlap in hand, you’re ready to start assembling the wreath. You will fold each burlap square into a triangle:

square to triangle

From there, you fold it again into a loosely-shaped triangle:

loosely shaped triangle


Step 3:

Begin pinning your triangles into the wreath. I found it easiest to start on the inside of the wreath and work my way to the outside part. The last pin for the outer area is on the bottom edge of the actual wreath, so it’s nicely tucked away.

Overlap your triangles so no wreath shows through and rotate the wreath as you go. You can see that my triangles are very tightly packed.

pinning wreath


Step 4:

Continue to pin all the way around the wreath. It took me about 150 pins, 1 per burlap square. If you make your squares bigger to start with and want a looser look, then you will use way less.


Step 5:

Grab some ribbon and hang up the wreath.

 finished wreath

I like this wreath because it has a very simple look to it. I’ve hung it up as is, but have also stuck a small grouping similar to these wooden flowers in there as well during the very early fall:

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Another victory for our old friend burlap.




Button Tree on Burlap

You know that saying, you are the company which you keep?

When it comes to my friends this is sooooo true. 

All my friends are gorgeous, smart, and kind, so, therefore, I must be, too. Natch. 

Not only are all my friends lovely, but they are also talented in so many ways. The best part is it is not at all competitive (and if you know me, I know this is hard to believe). Instead, I enjoy and celebrate the talents my friends possess because remember I am the company I keep, and you best believe I’m gonna try to emulate their crafts.  Yesterday, my sister-in-law Courtney (gorg, smart, and sweet, obvi) sent me a text of her latest craft. I absolutely adore it. I gushed over it, and decided to share it with you all. 

Best of all, it is a quick craft, it uses BURLAP (holler!), and it’s perfect for the holiday season. 


Isn’t it darling?

While a tutorial probably isn’t necessary for this cute button tree on burlap, I’ll give you a quick run down of materials and directions. 


Here’s what you’ll need for the button tree on burlap:

- burlap ( is my choice supplier of burlap because, yes, one has to have a choice supplier of burlap)

- Buttons

- a glue gun with glue sticks

- a frame— without the glass


Here’s what you’ll do:

- Cut the appropriate size of burlap for your frame.

- Adhere/secure the burlap onto the mdf backing of the frame

- Arrange and then glue the buttons. 



So quick, so easy, yet, so cute. You could adapt this craft for other winter shapes, such as a snowflake or even a wreath. Better yet, you may be able to think of additional designs for other seasons.


Thanks for sharing this one, Courtney. Now, excuse me while I whip up one of these button trees on burlap!



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