Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Spring Tea Tray Vignette

Hello, friends!
Have you been enjoying the beautiful spring weather?
I love the earthy smell of spring! Signs of springs are every where in my yard. The apples trees and the dapples willows in the backyard are beginning to show signs of budding. In a few weeks time, the bare leafless branches will be overflowing with lush greenery. I am looking forward to the fragrant apple blossoms and bringing them inside to enjoy their beauty indoors as well.

Today, I am sharing a tea tray vignette I put together that reminds me of the beautiful spring weather surrounding us at this time of the year:

Spring is here.
Spring is here.
How do you think I know?

I just saw a little white bird.
That is how I know.

The merry birds on twig and branch
Trill out the news with fluttering wings,

While Robin seeks the early fruit,
Impatient watching the green shoot,
And the glad tidings gaily sings. ~Mary Dow Brine.

April showers bring May flowers,
That what they say. 
But if all the showers turned to flowers,
We'd have quite a colorful day!

You'd see tiger lilies and water lilies,
Carnations pink and blue,
Forget-me-nots and small sundrops 
Glistening with the dew.

And if all the showers turned to flowers
On that rainy April day,
Would all the flowers turn to showers
In the sunny month of May?~ Karen Chappell

The Spring Song~Robert Louis Stevenson
The air was full of sun and birds,
The fresh air sparkled clearly.

Remembrance wakened in my heart 
And I knew I loved her dearly.

The fallows and the leafless trees
And all my spirit tingled.

My earliest thought of love, and Spring's 
First puff of perfume mingled.

I love the romantic ambiance created by these moss-wrapped candle votives. It reminds me of taking a long walk down a moss-covered garden path.

For the moss-wrapped candle votives, I simply hot-glued green sheet moss from the craft store  around clear glass votives and trimmed the excess moss from the top and bottom.

 After that, I wrapped some burlap twine around each votive and inserted mini terracotta clay pots inside the glass votives to hold the candles.

I love using pretty, dainty tea cups like this for tea time and brunches in spring and summer.

Pretty gold detailing all around the rim of this beautiful footed tea cup.

Happy Spring!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Framed Burlap Jewelry Holder

Hi friends! How is your week going?
 The weather is finally warming up after a long and bitterly cold winter! It has been a beautiful, sunny day today, and I am in a spring cleaning/ organizing mood!
I have another quick and easy project to share with you!

Framed Burlap Jewelry Holder

 Supplies needed:
1. Frames of different sizes without the mats (I picked up mine while thrifting for a dollar a piece).
2. Cork boards slightly bigger in size than the frames (I got mine from Jo Ann craft store for another project long ago).
3. 12x12 inch Fleur-de-lis printed Burlap specialty cardstock paper (Scrapbooking section of JoAnn craft store).
4. Scissor 
5. Staple gun

Step 1: Place the frame on the cork board and cut the cork board to the size of the frame.

I got two of these printed burlap cardstock papers for each of the frames.

Step 2: Cut the printed burlap paper to the size of the frame.
 The bigger of the two frames was almost the same size as the printed burlap paper, so all I had to do was trim a little at the bottom.

Step 3: Staple the printed burlap paper and then the cork board to the back of the frame.

Voilà. The finished product:

Love how they look on the open shelves in our master bath.
For the larger of the two frames, I am planning to use it as a jewelry holder, and for the smaller frame, I am thinking of gluing a few sea shells or maybe a starfish for instant 3D art! What do you think?

It was a quick and easy project and so much fun to create! Looks pretty and functional to boot!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!

~Hugs, Poppy~

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ornate Metal Tags for Storage Baskets

Hello, everyone! 
Today, I am sharing a quick and easy DIY project with you. I have been in a home-organizing mood lately. While organizing the shelves in our master bath, I created these pretty ornate metal tags for the storage baskets.
For this simple project all you need are the following:

Ornate metal plates
Leather cord that matches the basket of your choice
Fabric glue
Black permanent marker
Storage baskets

The ornate metal plates are from Jo-Ann craft store (scrap booking section)

Place the metal plates on a piece of burlap scrap after applying fabric glue to the back of the rectangular frame, and then cut around the frame after the glue has dried.

This is how the metal plates should look after cutting:

Measure and cut the required length of leather cord depending on the width your basket. Cut two cords of equal length.

Loop one end of the cord through the hole on either end of the metal plates and tie in a double knot. Leave the other end of the cord free.

The cords should be cut long enough so that the ends of the cord can be tied at the back of the basket.

Note: If necessary, trim around the edges of the burlap at the back.

Use a permanent maker to label the tags.

Now, position the ornate metal tag on the front center of your basket and tie the end of the cords tightly at the back:

A closer look after the two cords are tied at the back of the basket.

The finished product:

I tried to match the color of the leather cord with the color of the basket so that it blends with basket.

 I love how these storage baskets turned out with the ornate metal tags on them. 

A stack of these of these baskets not only provide excellent organization solutions in your bathroom but also serve as decorative accents on open shelving. 

Thanks for stopping by!
And a big thank you to Christine @ Rustic and Refined  for highlighting the Wrightsman Galleries at her weekly linky party! Stop by her beautiful blog if you get a chance for chock-full of tablescape and home decor ideas and tips!

~Hugs, Poppy~

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