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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Crafting a Planter

I copied an idea I saw in a magazine (I think). I thought it was a cute planter idea. I was originally going to place a real plant in it but decided watering it and the damage water could do wasn't such a great idea. So, a fake ivy was the best I could do with what I had.

This arrangement is in my sunroom.

I bought 2 books that I had no interest in reading at the local Thrift Shop. I glued them together by their covers. My husband drilled a 3 1/2" hole through them both. I recycled a sour cream container to fit inside it. I placed florist foam in the container and stuck my ivy in there. Planter completed.
Check Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch for some really great ideas for making changes in your home.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hankie Display

I saw this idea in a magazine - not sure which one - but, they used an old spoon collection board to display old hankies. I had no spoon collection board so I was on "the watch" for that to use to display the old hankies I have. At an antique store last weekend I found one. I bought it and brought it home - sanded and painted it white.

Now, it displays some of the old hankies I've collected over the years. I thought it was a cute idea. I mentioned to the antique store owner and she also thought it was a really cute idea. I should send her pics of it! I'm sharing today over at Cindy's at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. Check the hundreds of other ideas on her blog!