One of the things I love about the holidays is SETTING A TABLE! I made over our dining room for the One Room Challenge years ago, and I loved the idea of a fun eclectic tablescape. But when I went to set the table… I needed napkin rings. And fast. These took me LITERALLY a minute each to make and… I kinda love them! (Material list at the end of the post!)
I made this earlier in the season, but given the current temps… I haven’t had much chance to wear it! When I saw a splatter paint sweatshirt on the racks at a local department store, it brought me back to my glory days with rubber madonna bracelets and fluorescent nail polish. But, for $40, I knew I could do better!
I used to knit. A lot. Every day of college (and even high school sometimes) I’d plop down in front of Days of Our Lives and get my knit on. I haven’t knit in a while. I tell myself I’m going to knit, and get suckered into a pattern or the beautiful textures of the yarn and I buy ALL OF THE THINGS. I sit down and count out the stitches and knit the first 4 or 5 inches and then… it ends up in the knitting graveyard. These sweet little bits of fall are one way I’ve found to actually *use* some of that lonely yarn.
With school back in session, the paperwork is flowing into our house like one of those chocolate fountains. I do my best to file it away as needed, but… there are always a few pieces of paper that need to be front and center and that’s where my trusty cork board comes in handy. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite cork board hacks with you… It will cost you $5 max, and quite possible $0 if you happen to have scrap fabric and thumbtacks kicking around!
It’s no secret that my love for macrame runs deep. When I picked up some rope last year to add some inexpensive decor to our new dining room… the knots came right back to me! I’ve since taught some macrame classes so I figured it was about time to post a macrame how to and share some of my favorites here on the blog!