Monday, August 31, 2015
Cut hearts out of favorite vacation spots or other significant locations to remind you of all the places you know and love.
Martha Stewart suggests stitching thread along a map to use as a visual trip down memory lane. Make several of these for a gallery wall that also displays memorabilia.
Martha strikes again by showing us how to decoupage maps onto cork tiles to use as coasters.
You could also use maps to decoupage letters for a typographical ode to a favorite spot. These are from Urban Outfitters, but you could easily make your own.
Little White Dog on Etsy also has some that are more 3D.
DIY Newlyweds has a tutorial for how to use a map of your honeymoon destination to mat a favorite photo.
Or just use one large map as an impressive wall hanging as shown on Decor Pad...
and here on Jenny Castle Design.
Finally, you could use maps to refurb a tired or boring piece of furniture. Check out this dresser and coffee table.
Where do your maps take you?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Guys, I'm so excited to help Country Living magazine promote the Country Living Fair by giving away a pair of tickets to the show, held September 18-20, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. This year's Fair is bound to be another spectacular success with appearances by:
- Cooking Channel’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”
- Cari Cucksey, star of HGTV’s Cash & Cari
- Joanne Palmisano, contributing DIY NETWORK designer, stylist
Plus, live music, hundreds of vendors, and yummy food trucks...you won't want to miss it!
To enter, leave me a comment with your email address and the reason why you want to attend the Country Living Fair this year. I'll notify the winners by Friday, September 11, 2015.
To whet your appetite, here are some pics I've taken from previous years:
Ok, leave me a comment...and good luck!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Hey, good morning! I was in the mood to do a little crafting over the weekend and have always wanted to try string art. It looks pretty simple, and--although a little tedious pounding in the nails--it was! Here's some of the creative inspiration I used to get started, and at the bottom, you'll see how mine turned out.
via Dear McKenzie
via Infarrantly Creative
via Dwelling in Happiness
via South Broad and Crew
via Brit & Co.
via Harpster Home
And finally...I made my own!
The "smoke" coming out of the chimney is actually 4 hearts--for the 4 members of our family. For instructions on how to make string art, click over to my String Art Tutorial on About.com!
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