Antler & Yarn Wall Hanging

Antler art, antler wall hanging, wall hanging, yarn wall hanging, DIY, modern wall hangingLast week, we had some very special company Thursday and Friday night.  I have been wanting to spruce up the guest bedroom but just haven’t had the time/energy/funds, so while we had a snow day last week I shopped around the house for some craft supplies to make a wall hanging!  Pinterest has loads of inspiration for wall hangings and honestly I was shocked at how quick and easy this project was!  It may not be one of the fancy woven yarn wall hangings that I have been drooling over but I love the outcome and it was so simple and quick.  The project took about 10 minutes to get all my supplies ready, 10 minutes to actually loop the thread, and another 10 for Chase to drill a hole and hang the antler.  The best 30 minutes ever!  Lucy had fun “helping” me by going through my yarn box and grabbing for the scissors every 10 seconds (it probably would have only taken me 5 minutes to loop the yarn if I didn’t have to swat an infant’s hand away so often!)  

All I did for this fun and modern wall art was cut yarn pieces double the length I wanted them to hang (so I could loop them) and then I brought the loop over and under to tie them in place.  I added a braided piece of yarn and a tassel to give more depth and interest.  To finish, I trimmed all the ends to match and had the hubby drill a hole in the back of the antler to secure a nail in so we could hang it!  How simple?! Antler art, antler wall hanging, wall hanging, yarn wall hanging, DIY, modern wall hangingAntler art, antler wall hanging, wall hanging, yarn wall hanging, DIY, modern wall hanging

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DIY Braided Pacifier Clip

For starters, I have to tell you I think I am in full blown nesting now. I guess at almost 37 weeks that would make sense though- she is almost here! Every little tutorial I see for the little I want to try- but where to find the time is the question. I saw this tutorial over at Say Yes for braided binkie clips and they just looked too cute not to attempt. I figured pacifier clips were a quick little project I could tackle, and I was right- they were so easy and fun!
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diy, leather binkie clip, baby, tutorial, pacifier clip

diy, leather binkie clip, baby, tutorial, pacifier clip

 

I won’t try to explain the step by step process because I’m sure the tutorial I followed does it way better than I can, so head on over to Say Yes for the full directions. A few things I did differently- I couldn’t find suspender clips so I used badge clips (but I was able to find them and the rest of the materials at Michaels), and I didn’t have a clipboard so I used a cutting board and a chip bag clip- nothing like improvising!

XO,
L

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Floral Arranging Tips and Tricks

floral arranging tips and tricks

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my roses are blooming and I am loving having fresh cut flowers in the house;  And I had forgotten how heavenly they smell!  I am quite a sucker for a bunch of fresh blooms- they just add a little touch of something.  I tend to stick with uniform bouquets of a single type of flower- while it definitely is pretty, I think a masterfully created bouquet of different florals is quite a skill that I want to know more of!  A while ago, I read this article in Vogue and  had to share Sandra de Ovando’s 5 tips to floral arrangements:

1. Visualize the end product—you have to know what it will look like before you start.
2. Choose the color palette—we like to work with three different colors and recommend going monochromatic. There should be something soothing about them.
3. Choose a container that is appropriate for the size, which depends on the size of the flowers. It has to be in proportion, meaning the same amount of flowers in relation to the vase.
4. Start with your bigger flowers, then the smaller ones. The large ones mark the territory and act as boundaries.
5. Turn the arrangement as you make it so it’s beautiful from all angles.

-Sandra de Ovando, via Vogue

For inspiration, I love visiting Taylor Tomasi Hill’s instagram, @tthblooms.  Her arrangements are a dream, and hopefully when my peonies bloom in the next few weeks I can recreate hers!

Window box blooms 🌷 #miniatureblooms #eventblooms

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I have also included another post about flower arrangements by Christina-Lauren from Inspirations and Celebrations– enjoy!
XO,
L

Flower arrangements make a world of difference when it comes to adding color, life, and vibrancy to a room. Whether you prefer to display flower arrangements only when you’re entertaining or enjoy having them in your home on an everyday basis, creating…

 


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