If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2 simple projects

Both of these projects took only minutes to make and were made with supplies on hand, 
Most of the meals here are served buffet style. I did recently fix a utensil holder for the dining table and I also wanted one to keep on the kitchen counter.
I made this one with 4 recycled fruit cans, some spray paint and jute twine. After I lashed the painted cans together, I reinforced each spot where the cans meet with a dab of E6000 glue.
It doesn't take up much room at all but will be handy.

The front door wreath was 7 years old (silk hydrangeas from my daughters wedding) and they were just faded and tired looking. So I pulled them all off and covered the styrofoam wreath form with strips of black and white check fabric. 
I used my Cricut to cut out the HELLO pendants and strung them together with some jewelry size twine. 
The whole front door.....I am really happy with this quick fix.  ( except for those weeds but it is too hot to pull them)  This should be good until is time to change to Autumn things. 



And one more  photo of the front yard zinnias.......

Hope you are all having a good Thursday

13 comments:

  1. Your quick projects are very nice; I really like the wreath And zinnias are wonderful, dependable flowers.

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  2. I love your pennant banner! I just added silk sunflowers to my burlap wreath on the front door. It's been plain all summer, but a banner might spruce it up a bit more come Fall. I may borrow your idea. :)

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  3. Love the zinnias! They are beautiful. Great idea with the tin cans. It is amazing the things you can do with them.

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  4. Like the door hanger. And Zinnias are one of my absolute favorite flower

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  5. I love the way your entrance looks. Nothing says welcome like a chair, plants and wreath. I only have a smallish stoop and no room for a chair. Bummer!

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  6. Your zinnias are beautiful. I love your cute little utensil holder too.

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  7. It's amazing how those quick little fixes can make a change to a room or entryway. Love your flowers!

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  8. What a great use for cans! I've used them for pencil holders for years, as well as candy cane holders at Christmas. Thanks for the idea, I know what my next project with cans will be. Your wreath is festive and welcoming; and zinnias are one of my favorite flowers, the blooms last sooooo long.

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  9. Love your Zinnias!! One of my all time favorite summer flowers. Such cute ideas for around the house. I am ready for summer to be over so I can find the time to fluff my nest too

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  10. Love the wreath! I love zinnias - I have tons of them in the vegetable garden. They attract so many butterflies!

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  11. That color looks as if they were Jadite :)

    Pretty wreath fix up and isn't there a law about not weeding any more past August 15th or so ? :)

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  12. Okay, I'm seriously jealous of your spotless, clutter-free kitchen counter!!!! lol I feel like I'm living in a pigsty right now.

    Love the wreath!

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Jeff and Rhonda

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