XOXO Valentine’s Decor

You will need:

*Surface of choice-I picked this sign up from the Dollar Tree

*Decor Art “Green Lagoon” paint

*Apple Barrel “Snow White” paint

*Wooden hearts-Dollar Tree

*Scrapbook paper-Hobby Lobby

*Mod Podge

*Ribbon

*Jute twine

First, I turned my sign over and painted the back with my green lagoon paint. Once that had dried I took my white paint and dry brushed over my base color to get my desired look.

Next, I traced my hearts on to my scrap book paper, cut them out and used mod podge to adhere the paper to the hearts.

Now, its time to put the project together. I found this buffalo check ribbon at Hobby Lobby and thought it would be cute to use for the “X”. Then obviously I used the hearts for the “O”. Looking cute already but of course we have to add a bow and why not a little jute twine. For the bow I just used a few different patterns/textures of ribbon and simply crisscrossed them to make my bow.

2020 Christmas Tree

Our tree this year is definitely one of of my favorites we have ever had. As many of you know, we get a real tree every year. Now, usually we have our tree up way before now, but we didn’t have fresh trees available to us until this week. So you better bet we were one of the first people to get one when they finally did show up! Haha!

This year our tree looks a little different than usual. Each year I get my kiddos a new ornament for the tree. This year instead of them putting their ornaments on our main tree in our family room we decided they would put their ornaments on their little trees in their bedrooms. So that meant that I got the main tree all to myself and of course I had to write about it! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love seeing all of the kids’ ornaments hanging on our main tree but as you can imagine we are getting quite the collection of ornaments so they decided they are just gonna pick a few of their favorites to add to the trees in their rooms.

So…onto our main tree. I simply started off by using this beautiful deco mesh that I found at Hobby Lobby. I started at the top and worked my way down to the bottom just tucking and twisting the deco mesh until I got it the way I wanted it.

Yes, I know…it doesn’t look like anything special at this point…But, just wait!

Next, I added the lights. I use LED lights that can change from white to multi-colored depending what my theme is each year.

Now, its time to fill in the holes and make the tree look full. I like to use a variety of different picks and ornaments. The ones I used this year I found at Hobby Lobby and Walmart. I also used this Dollar Tree Truck that I made over to fill the big hole in the front of the tree. You can find the blog post with on how I created the truck HERE!

This may just be my favorite part of the tree!

Next, I just continued filling in the tree with my picks.

I also added this “Farmhouse Greetings” ornament that I made on a live. You can find that video HERE.

And to finish the tree off we added our star! I found this at Wal-mart a few years back.

I absolutely LOVE how our tree turned out this year!

Top “Lemon” Themed Picks From Amazon!

I have included pictures of some of my favorite “lemon” finds from Amazon along with my referral links where you can grab the item for yourself if you would like!

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I am loving decorating with these artificial lemons.
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How cute is this little wooden sign. The perfect addition to any lemon themed decor.
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I love using pops of buffalo check in with my lemon decor and this table runner is perfect for that.
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Who doesn’t love a cute rug for their front door?
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I love using potpourri in my home to add some fresh aroma. I thought this would be super cute in a tiered tray or dough bowl.
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These paper straws are super fun to craft with and would be the perfect addition to any lemon themed party.
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These are adorable in a glass jar or vase!
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How stinkin’ cute is this ribbon! If you are a crafter, this is a must have!
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You can never have to many cute dish towels, can you?

Thanks for letting me share some of my faves with you! Are you a fan of lemon decor or not so much?

Diy Christmas Gift Box Sign

Supplies:

*Wood-my piece was 2 ft. tall by 10 in. wide

*Christmas Gift Boxes-10 pack from Wal-mart

*Paint-I used the color deep burgundy by Decor Art from Hobby Lobby

*Mod Podge

*Paint Brush

*Scissors

*Sanding Block-optional

*Ribbon and Raffia-optional

I did this project live but it was a fan favorite so I had to put it on the blog too!

This could be used both inside or outside as long as it is sealed properly! I absolutely love how this turned out! What do you guys think?

Buffalo Check Scrap Wood Christmas Tree

Supplies:

*Scrap Wood

*Mod Podge

*Scrap Book Paper-Buffalo Check

*Waverly Chalk Paint-Agave

*Apple Barrel Paint-Bright White

*Wood Star-Wal-Mart

*Paint Brush

*Hot Glue Gun

I’m sure you all think my scrap wood pile is never ending! HaHa! I wish that was the case! I just happened to score big last time I was at my parents place so I am taking full advantage of it and figured why not make a Christmas tree since I just happened to have the perfect pieces to do so.

I started off by painting my pieces as shown in the picture. My longest piece is 11.5 inches, my second piece is 9 inches, third piece is 7.5 inches, and my top piece is 4 inches. Now, like I said this is just what I had laying around so don’t feel like you have to have these exact lengths to make this work! Remember it’s a “scrap wood” project so it does not have to be perfect!

Next I took my bottom board and my third board and traced them on my scrapbook paper. I then cut my paper pieces out and mod podged them on my pieces of wood.

I put one layer of mod lodge on my board and the layer on top of my scrapbook paper. The mod podge will dry clear so don’t worry about that.

Once all of your paint and your mod podge is dry you can take your sanding block and distress your wood if you desire. I of course distressed mine!

Next I hit glued all my pieces together and added my wood star at the top. I found these stars at Walmart in the craft section and knew I had to buy them! They come in a bag of 4 or 5.

It’s cute just like this but I thought it was still missing something…so I added a bow of course! I just used some buffalo check ribbon and burlap I had on hand and made a quick little bow to finish it off! Love how this turned out! I think I’m officially ready to decorate for Christmas! HaHa!