Hanging XOXO Heart Sign

You will need:

~Surface of choice-mine is from the Dollar Tree

~burlap hearts-Hobby Lobby

~xoxo tile letters

~bright magenta apple barrel paint

~Ribbon and raffia-optional

The first thing I did was paint my surface with my bright magenta. I used two coats on mine. As you can see, the design underneath is still showing through a bit. I’m not too worried about it! Once we get everything glued on and a bow on the top, no one will ever know!

Next, I glued my burlap hearts down alternating red and natural. I then glued my XOXO tiles onto the hearts. These letter tiles are some I had on hand from my shop. I do carry them from time to time but they are sold out at the moment. Any small letter will work for this.

Now, to finish off this cute sign, I simply made a criss-cross bow as shown below.

I then added a cute little raffia bow on top of my criss-cross bow and embellished with a couple little glitter hearts I had on hand. I believe they are from the Dollar Tree.

Easter Tree Reveal

I am so excited to show you my first ever Easter tree! I finally had the space to leave my artificial Christmas tree up year round and decorate it for the different seasons/holidays! This is seriously so fun to do and keeps the house feeling cozy year round.

The first thing I did was take two rolls of burlap ribbon and draped this from top to bottom using the branches to secure every 8-10 inches. The burlap came from Hobby Lobby although you can find it many places. Deco mesh also works very well for this step.

Next, I used two strands of egg garland that I also found at Hobby Lobby and did the same with this as I did the burlap. One of the benefits of an artificial tree is being able to use the flexible branches to help secure your decorations.

Now, it’s time to fill in the rest of the tree with signs, picks, and ornaments! I had this “Easter” sitter available in my shop and decided it would look perfect on my tree! Really anything goes when it comes to decorating trees. That’s what’s so fun about it! No right or wrong way to do it!

The little glass egg ornaments are so stinkin’ cute so as soon as they came in to the shop I knew exactly what I would be using them for! Also, this egg berry pick was another piece from shop. If you don’t already, be sure to follow us over on Facebook at Lraedesign so you don’t miss out on all of these goodies during our live sales!

How cute is the Rae Dunn bunny garland?

The only items not from my store were these picks and the egg garland that I found at Hobby Lobby. The perfect Spring colors to finish off the top of my tree. So fun! If your having a hard time coming up with ideas, take a walk through your local craft store and I bet you will find some inspiration!

The tree skirt I used was from Amazon and you can find that at my affiliate link HERE!

I hope your inspired too try your own Easter tree now!

Wood Flower Bouquet Decor

Hello friends! I was at Target awhile back and found these wooden floral stems and this surface both in the “Dollar Spot” or “Bullseyes Playground.” I knew right away that these would make a cute project!

For this project, you will need:

*Surface of choice-mine is from Target

*Wood flower stems-Target

*Hot glue gun/gorilla glue

*Ribbon of choice for bow if desired

I prefer to use this along with hot glue when doing these type of projects. The hot glue is obviously going to be the quickest, and the gorilla glue is for longevity. You can also use E6000 in place of the gorilla glue.

First, I laid my flowers out and arranged them the way I wanted and then I used my hot glue and just a dab of the gorilla glue to adhere them to my surface. Just a heads up…the gorilla glue does expand as it dries so just a dab with do the job!

I have the light pink floral stem left and decided I wanted to put that right in the center of the bouquet. I simply broke the stem off so it wouldn’t hang over the edge and then glued it right on top of the dark pink flower’s stem.

Now it’s time for a bow of course! This is my go to ribbon for lots of projects. You can find this at Hobby Lobby.

For the bow, I took my ribbon and rolled it end over end 5-6 times. The length of my ribbon stack was approximately 6 inches. I then tied it in the center with jute twine and the “fluffed” my bow.

How stinkin’ cute! I added a cute little button to finish off the bow.

I love projects like this! Cute, budget friendly, and easy!!! I hope this inspires you to get crafty and give this a try!

Wooden Floral Stems | Wood Flower Bouquet | DIY Home Decor

Thankful Wood Bead Hanging Sign

You will need:

*unfinished round wood bead hanger-mine is from Hobby Lobby

*Waverly “moss” paint-

*DIY Antique Wax-any wax will work

*burlap-mine is from Hobby Lobby

*thankful tag-comes in a pack of three from Hobby Lobby

*Apple Barrel “antique white” paint

*Fall colored raffia-Hobby Lobby

The first thing I did was paint the round part with my “moss” colored paint.

I then took a wipe and dipped it in my DIY wax and lightly rubbed that over the part I had just painted.

Next, I took a piece of rust colored burlap and cut the wired edges off to give it the frayed look on the edges. I then glued that down followed by the thankful tag on top of that.

I decided I didn’t want to leave the wood beads the natural colored but also didn’t want them to be too bold so I settled on “antique white” for them. I just put a small dab on a wipe and wiped around the beads to give them just a little bit of color.

And of course to finish this cuteness off I had a simply raffia bow using some Fall colored raffia I found at Hobby Lobby.

I then lightly went over the rest of the sign with this same wipe to give it a little more color and dimension.

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.

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.