Picture Frame Americana Decor

You will need:

*picture fame-mine came from Hobby Lobby

*scrapbook paper-Hobby Lobby

*USA truck hanger-Hobby Lobby

*burlap

*ribbon if bow is desired

The first step is to open the frame up and replace the insert with your scrapbook paper. Any patriotic pattern of paper will work.

Next, I glued a piece of burlap in the center of the frame on top of the glass.

I then added the truck to the top of the burlap.

Now you can either leave it as is and use it as a shelf sitter, or you can add a bow and a piece of twine to make a hanging sign.

So stinkin’ cute, am I right? I think this took me a total of 5 minutes to make! Will you be making one for yourself?

Home Sweet Home Hanging Sign

You will need:

*Surface of choice-mine is from Hobby Lobby

*Home sweet home cut-out-Hobby Lobby

*Scrapbook paper

*Mod podge

*Jute rope

*Ribbon/raffia if bow is desired

The first thing I did was mod podge my scrapbook paper to my surface. As you can see my paper wasn’t quite wide enough to fit my surface. This is wear the jute rope comes in.

Next I painted my cut-out with the color Bohemian Blue from the DIY Paint Co.

After my paint was dry, I took my Posca paint pen and added some detailing. You can use any paint pen for this but here is the link for the ones I prefer. https://amzn.to/3je1kOI


Next, I glued my cut out out on to my surface and added two pieces of jute rope to each side to fill the gaps where the scrapbook paper didn’t cover.

To finish of the project I made a simple crisscross bow with ribbon and raffia. If you prefer to hang your sign like I did, simply glue a piece of twine to the back. This turned out cuter than I had imagined it would!

Burlap Hop Banner

You will need:

*burlap banner(Hobby Lobby)

*Spring colored paint

*Spouncers

*H-O-P letters(Hobby Lobby)

*Glue gun-click here for the cordless glue gun I use

The banner I found at Hobby Lobby came with 12 pennants on it so I cut 5 of them off to make a shorter banner. You will want to lay down something under the pennants before you begin painting. I then took my spouncer and started making polka dots on the pennants. I used two different sizes of spouncers for this.

Once the paint was dry, I then glued the letters on the three center pennants leaving two on each side of HOP.

To hang the banner you simply tie a loop on each end of the jute twine.

DIY Easter Egg Garland

You will need:

-Easter egg ornaments(Hobby Lobby)

-Jute twine

-Pastel wood beads(Hobby Lobby)

To start the garland I tied a double knot in one end of my jute twine leaving a small loop on the end to use for hanging.

I found the eggs and the wood beads at Hobby Lobby. You don’t have to use these specific items but you will want to make sure the eggs you use have a string attached to them so they can hang from the garland. I did three wood beads and then one of the eggs for my pattern but you could certainly change it up for a different look.

Once I had all of my eggs and beads strung, I then tied a loop on this end just as I did on the other end of the garland. This turned out adorable! You could also add some tassels to each end of the garland if desired!

Walmart Bunny Makeover

How cute is this little wood bunny I found at Walmart? Although it is super cute just the way it is, I had a different vision for it!

The first thing I did was run a sanding block over it to smooth it out.

Next, I used the color “mint chip” from the DIY Paint Co. brand and painted the top of the bunny. I left the sides pink for added dimension.

Once that was dry, I then took my waverly brush and dabbed it in my DIY Dark Wax(also DIY Paint Co. brand) and light brushed it across the top of the bunny. You can make this as light or as dark as you want by adjusting the amount of wax you apply.

Next, I took a piece of pink burlap and used mod podge to adhere it to the ears and then trimmed around it with scissors to fit the ears,

To finish off the ears, I took jute rope and outlined around them and added a cute buffalo check bowl

Now, it’s time to get creative with the face. I used POSCA paint pens and buttons for mine.

So, what do you think? You can always change this up to fit your style but I think she turned out pretty darn cute.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

Every time I make this recipe it brings me back to my childhood. My grandma and I would always go to one of the local restaurants in my hometown and order bread pudding for a special treat. As I got older and learned how to make this on my own, from the help of Grandma of course, it quickly became one of our family favorites.

You will need:

*Bread of choice

*8 Large Eggs

*1 Cup Milk

*3 Tbsp. Cinnamon

*1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

*1Cup Raisins-optional

*Caramel- I use caramel ice cream topping.

The first step is to decide what bread you are going to use for your bread pudding. I like to use day old donuts from Wal-Mart for mine but you can use any bread of your choice. The amount will obviously depend on how big of a batch you are wanting to make, but typically I use one of the 12 pack of donuts and that is perfect for a 9×13 pan.

Now it’s time to cube up your bread.

Next, I add in my raisins.

Next, I mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a bowl and then pour that over my bread. I then toss this together until it’s evenly dispersed throughout the pan.

Before I put it in the oven I drizzle caramel sauce over the top and then bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

How yummy does this look?!! You can garnish with ice cream or whipped cream for an even sweeter treat!