Sunday, June 29, 2014

1-2-3 Easy July 4th Craft Projects

Can you believe it's here already??? July 4th... this week! 
Can we please slow down summer! I beg you!

Last week, I shared with you my patriotic pin wheels. You can see them here.

Here are a few more projects I've been working on.

What do you get when you combine some old denim, a thrift store pillowcase, and burlap?

3 quick and easy projects; just in time for your July 4th celebration.

The first thing I made were these flag pendents. 

I love the buttons standing in for the stars.

Project 2, I decided to braid 3 strips of fabric and make a wreath.

I used rubber bands to secure the ends.

I had NO idea where I was going with this... I kept playing with it till I decided to loop it around and make a small wreath.

I tied the two strands together with twine. I punched holes in some chip board stars
(thank you Mom!) and tied them to the wreath.

This is so cute, I'm really happy how it turned out.

Last but not least, I made this rag banner. Very fast and easy!

And here we are.... 

Hope you all have a wonderful week 
and a safe and Happy July 4th!
Thank you so much for stopping by Thrift My House!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Red, White and Blue Craft Project for July 4th.

July 4th, it's right around the corner. Here's a fun way to add some red, white, and blue to your decor.

I started with some patriotic looking scrapbook paper and some flower stickers. 

You will need to cut the striped paper in half. 
If you have a paper cutter, it works perfect for this.

Fold the paper back and forth, accordion style. 

Pinch and tape the middle like this.

Now, hot glue each side together.

It should look like this. Tip- glue the edges first, then glue towards the middle. This helps to line up the outside edge. 

Find something and trace some circles. The circles looked boring to me so I added some cuts to the sides to add some texture.

Now, find something bigger and cut some bigger circles.
I used burlap because... I have this thing for burlap.

Cut out some little squares. Trust me, it will all make sense in the end. Don't you wish everything was like that?

Here is the fun part. Layer and glue the pieces together. 
I used hot glue. I don't know why, but this just makes me happy.

I made 7 of these, added twine to the back and hung it across the doorway between the dining room and the living room. 

A little red, white and blue (and burlap) is a good thing!
Thank you so much for stopping by Thrift My House.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thrifting My House.

The name of my blog is "Thrift My House" and there's a good reason for that. Over the years, I really have thrifted my house!

If you came over to visit, first of all, I would be thrilled! We'd chat the day away, laugh a ton and if you had time, we'd hit a few thrift stores. There are 6 thrift stores and 1 flea market within 30 minutes of my house. And I go to all of them! 3 of them, I go to every week.

Here are last weeks finds. I spent less than $20.00 on everything you see here. I have disciplined myself to ONLY buy what I have a plan for. (most of the time)

 I hope to inspire the naysayers to give thrift stores a chance. I used to be a naysayer! I'd walk through one and say "this is junk." It took me a while to get the hang of thrifting and it really changed my life.  I can decorate THRIFT my house and stay on budget. 

This clock! 
It's hanging in my living room and it's gorgeous.

Ginger Jar. 
It's going in my Etsy shop.

Calvin Klein Dress.
For my oldest daughter.
It's lined with a slip. No see through, perfect for summer.

I always buy metal baskets!
It's sitting on my buffet with lemons inside.

2 King Pillowcases.
$2.80 total.
I plan to make 4 pillows.

Italian Art.
My youngest daughter has a travel wall in her bedroom.

I spent around $16.00. And it was such a fun day.
Me, my Mom and my youngest daughter had a great time!
So many of you tell me that your thrift stores are not good.
My advice is to visit them often. I can walk through and be out in less than 3 minutes if nothing catches my eye. I know that my success with thrifting is due to me going often.

Thank you so much for stopping by
Thrift My House! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 Summer Mantel and a Guest Post

I am so excited to be guest posting over at Silo Hill Farm!
 For those of you who don't know Danni, she is very funny, creative and makes the most amazing projects. Not to mention, she is so nice!

 Today I'll be sharing with her readers how I made this Beach House SignHop on over to her blog to see how I made it.

But, while you're here, I'll show you where I used the sign. 
It inspired me to create a Beach Themed Mantel this year.

 Nothing complicated... mostly thrift store items, ... and neutral colors.

My husband stopped by a field nearby and picked this rye for me.
Isn't it pretty. I love the color and texture this adds.

These succulents belong to my daughter, Katie. We usually keep these on the back porch. I'll probably replace them with some faux ones from Michael's. They love hot and humid conditions and hopefully that WON'T be the case in my living room. Ha!

I knew I wanted a banner but didn't have time to make one so I clipped seashells to twine. Done.

My very simple 2014 Summer Mantel.
Thank you so much for stopping by Thrift My House.
Don't forget to visit Danni over at Silo Hill Farm!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Shutter Jewelry Organizer

*I'll be sharing blog posts from my old blog in order to get them transferred to my new blog *

Shutter Jewelry Organizer

First, I drilled holes where I wanted to place the knobs.

Then I painted the knobs, the basket and the box white. You could easily change this up but you get the idea.

Have fun placing your jewelry on the shutter.

The little box holds small earrings etc....

So what do you think?
Thank you so much for stopping by 
Thrift My House!