Home Decor Crafts

*This post was sponsored by Tuesday Morning.  As always all thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands I love. 

 

Hey Friends!   For those of you that follow along on my decor adventures over on Instagram you know that I’m a frequent shopper at my local Tuesday Morning.  They are a home decor store that sells unique items at 20-60% off department store prices.  I’m super excited to be teaming up with Tuesday Morning to bring you some ideas for wall decor using art prints. I recently discovered that Tuesday Morning also sells unframed art prints in a variety of sizes/subjects for as little as $2.99.  Yes, you read that right, under $3 and that is for all sizes!  Keep in mind that each store has a different variety of prints as well. So what I share with you from my store may be different from your own.  If you are looking for affordable wall decor I highly recommend checking out their art print selection.  Be sure to head to the Tuesday Morning website to find locations near you.

Part of the fun of using art prints is deciding how to frame them!  Instead of choosing standard frames I thought I would take this opportunity to show you some different ways of using prints to create wall decor for your home in a farmhouse style.   Tuesday Morning also has an amazing frame selection, however there may come a time when you can’t find a frame for a print you have.  So here are a few different ways you can hang art prints with out using a standard frame.  The only extra materials needed was modge podge, scissors, ruler and a foam brush.

 

 

Wood Framed Mirror 

I loved the colors in this large print however I couldn’t find any large scale frames in the store.  When I saw this large wooden mirror for only $29.99 I thought it would look beautiful.   I simply measured the size and cut the edge of the print to fit inside the mirror.  Using modge podge and a large foam brush I applied the glue to the mirror itself, then carefully placed the print on top of it, from center pressing out to the edges/sides.  I also used a credit card to gently smooth the bubbles out toward the edges.

So here is that big blank wall I wanted a colorful pretty piece of artwork for.  I love how the wood ties into those DIY shelves, the wood matches perfectly.  Our bathroom needed some rich color and now it has it, all for under $40!

 

 

 

Shadow Box

I love the depth a shadow box provides to a piece of artwork.  I was so excited to also find this beautiful sea shell print at Tuesday Morning.  So of course I brought it to the beach house last weekend, and added some shells we found this summer.  Your print doesn’t need to be part of a collection to use a shadow box.  I think shadow boxes make really fun frames.  Tuesday Morning had a bunch of different sizes and colors in stock as well.  I grabbed this white wash/wood one with a burlap insert.  I decided to trim down the print with out using scissors to give it a more natural edge.  To do this I made really strong folds, then slowly ripping the edges to give it that rough edge.

 

 

I love the look of a torn edge, it gives a more natural look which I think works so well with a print of natural objects.

 

 

What do you think?  Isn’t a shadow box a beautiful way to frame an art print?  I just had to add some shells inside.

 

 

 

Platter & Plates

I love simple white ceramic plates/platters hung in groupings or gallery walls.  I decided to take some of the smaller art prints and cut and paste them onto a set of three beautiful white dishes, which I also purchased at Tuesday Morning.  One of my favorite parts of the store is their kitchen section.  So many great dishes, pans and utensils at crazy good prices!

Using the plates as frames is as easy as going back to your elementary school art days… it’s basically collage (cut and paste)!  Just cut your prints and add glue to the surface of the plate, I used modge podge again, put the paper down on the plate then I go over the image with a coat of glue again.  Once it dries, it’s clear and makes the image look completely attached with the surface of the dish.

 

 

Once the print completely adhered to the plate I was ready to hang my new wall art!  I had these plate hangers on hand.  However I’m going to link my favorite ones HERE, that don’t show along the edge of the plate.

 

 

Don’t the plates make such a delicate and pretty statement on the wall?  There are so many possibilities for these art prints and how you could incorporate them into you home!

    

I hope the next time you have an art print or photo to hang/frame in your home you’ll look for some unique ways to display it.  Don’t feel stuck with traditional frames!  Keep your mind open to what you have on hand or what you can find.  If you have any empty walls in your home I would highly recommend checking out the selection of art prints at Tuesday Morning!  The prices are unbelievable.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jordan

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Hey Guys!

I promised I was going to do some posts from the beach house this summer on little projects we do to get the house ready.  Well it’s only been less than a week of vacation and between taking the kids to the beach or the playground I’ve been able to get so many projects started I feel like I’m on a roll around here.  One project I’ve been wanting to get done is sprucing up our outdoor shower area.  With a long stretch of  90 degree days approaching we will be making many trips to the beach.   What’s better after a long beach day than rinsing off in an outdoor shower?   Where are my outdoor shower lover’s?   There is something so amazing about showering in the open air, right?! Maybe it is the the breeze? the birds?

Most outdoor showers on Cape Cod are built on either the side or the back of the house.  What’s unique about ours is the outdoor shower is in the front of the house tucked in between the garage and our house right on the front porch.  There are two ways to access the outdoor shower one is walk inside the garage and go through the door in the back to the front porch area.   The other way is to just follow the walk way to the front of the home and walk down the front porch.

 

Unless we pointed out the shower most people wouldn’t realize it was there.  The shower and the wood decking kind of blend together.  I wanted to bring attention to it so guests and family visiting would see there is a shower there for them to use.   We also needed a place for the sandy/wet towels to be hung.

 

 

I was inspired by these Pottery Barn letter hooks to spell a word along the side of our outdoor shower.  What I love about these letter hooks is that they make a space look clean AND cute.  Spell out your family name, spell a word, use initials… it’s a fun way to create organization in a cluttered space.   For the outdoor shower I wanted to spell out something everyone needs to do after a long beach day “RINSE”.  A nice little reminder to please rinse all that sand off your feet and your body before you walk through the house.  Subtle enough right? 😉  Plus this will also bring some focus to the shower so guests know it’s actually there.

 

 

 

If you live in a house with kids or lots of people visiting you know all the stuff that goes along with these warm active days.  The swims suits, baseball/beach hats, rain coats, camp bags, goggles, towels, list goes on… One of the easiest ways to make an entry look clean is to add hooks,  It get’s all the STUFF off the floor.

I’ve been holding off on purchasing these exact letters because I wanted to see if I could recreate the look of these for a fraction of the price.  Let me show you how I made my own version of these Pottery Barn alphabet hooks for a fraction the cost.  The letters were less than $5 and hooks around $1 each.

Materials (click below):

 

I used a black spray paint because we have black trim outside of the house, but you could do your letters galvanized (silver) or all white, or even a bright color!  I started by spraying everything down with a light first coat.  I waited an hour or two then went back and did another light coat which was just enough.  The store I went to didn’t have these hooks in black that would have been easier.

I measured equal distance between each letter spacing them out just a bit and hung them up!

 

Once I hung the letters/hooks it didn’t take long before I head to Marshalls and Homegoods for a few other accessories to finish off the area.  I wanted to add some cute towels, a new rug and a few other items to make this area feel more welcoming.  I used these stripe towels that look so cute hung out here.   I got really lucky with this black and white outdoor runner that looks like a mosiac tile.   A lantern and potted plant just frame the black door and bring the space together.

 

 

It didn’t take long for the kids to check out the new outdoor shower.  The letters and bright towels really draw the eye to this space.   I’m happy the kids will now willingly go take a RINSE after the beach.  Outdoor showers make life so much easier for us parents.  Don’t you agree?

 

 

 

 

 

What do you guys think?  Did I pull off the Pottery Barn look?  I love their letters but I’m happy I saved us some money and made our own.  I can’t wait to enjoy this area after the many beach days we have coming up this week.  I know this spot will get a ton of use!  How are you guys beating this heat wave? Pool, ocean, lake, boat, non-stop AC?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Hey Friends!

I have some exciting news!  Many of you loved my series on Starting your own Craft Night Business.  If you didn’t have a chance to read them yet I’ve linked them for you here Part 1 and Part 2.   If you are a maker, artist or crafter or someone that would like to earn some extra money, I’ve written a step by step guide that will walk you through adding an Event section to your creative business!  For the last few years I’ve been bringing in extra money hosting craft events.   Think of a craft event as a twist on a Paint Night experience but creating a wider range of projects, all related to home decorating.

(My Guide)

 

When I first started hosting events my background as an Art Teacher made this new pursuit pretty straight forward for me.  However, I learned a lot along the way, specifically on the business side of things.  Now I want to offer my knowledge to all of my creative friends wanting to make extra money and GROW their businesses.  So If you already own a creative business where you make and sell a product you might want to consider adding on an “Event” section.  In which case you’ll definitely want to purchase my Crafting a Side Business A How to Guide to get you started!

With an investment of $99 you will receive:

  • Step by step’s to get started
  • Details on all my methods
  • Specific supply list
  • My go to shopping spots
  • Pricing and ticket sales
  • 6 Go to Crafts to keep you busy all year round
  • Day of event- best practices
  • PLUS access to my invite only Facebook Community

 

 

Guess what, even if you’re NOT already a crafter, maker or artist, and want to earn some extra cash with my step-by-step Crafting a Side Business A How to Guide you can learn to0!  All you need is a love of crafting, DIY’s and being around/leading groups of people.  If this sounds like you than I would highly recommend starting your own craft event business in your community.

I want to help you succeed in growing a successful craft event business.   With two or three craft events a month you can make between $500-1,000 all for encouraging people to create and have fun!  Don’t get me wrong it is work but it doesn’t feel like work.

If you still aren’t sure about purchasing my guide feel free to read Part 1 and Part 2 to start,  I look forward to hearing from you and if this was helpful in answering any of your questions about how I run my events, promote them and SO much more!

 

 

If you decide it’s time to start earning extra money or grow your already existing craft business I’m here to help you!   If you are someone that wants to meet new friends and connect with your community this is also for you.  I hope to chat in more depth over on the private FB group community.  There myself and all the future CEB’rs (Craft Event Business owner’s) can meet for support, encouragement, information, guidance and inspiration.  It’s time to unlock your creative side and see where your passion for crafting can take you!

 

XOXO

Jordan

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Hey guys! I wanted to share a quick, easy and inexpensive Christmas craft that can be used in so many different ways. These are my Snow Globe Embroidery hoop wreaths. They can be made in many different sizes as well; hang small ones as ornaments, large ones on doors or do a cluster of medium size ones for an art display on an empty wall.

All you need is:

Embroidery hoop of your size

Bottle brush trees

Snow tex

Jute twine or ribbon

Popsicle sticks or paint brush

Hot glue stick/ hot glue gun

That’s it!

Start by spreading the snow text at inside base of the hoop directly below the metal loop, with the popsicle stick. Build up the layer as thick as you want. Remember that the thicker it is the longer it will take to dry.

Once the snow tex is dry hot glue on your bottle brush trees in choice of size/ color. I did three in the medium size and two smaller in the small size hoop.

Once the hot glue dries you can add your twine or ribbon to the the metal loop and that’s it! Hang on the door or a window, over a mirror for a winter- wonderland effect!

I hope you liked this quick and easy seasonal craft! Let me know if you’d like to see more little how-to’s and DIY crafts.

Jordan

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