Coffee Filter Christmas Wreath

Coffee Filter Christmas Wreath at A Delightsome Life

The first time I saw a Coffee Filter Wreath, I knew I would make one. They're so very pretty and so Fluffy! I thought to myself, 'I could make this!' I then researched how to make these wreaths and discovered just how easy they are to make. Fast, fun, and did I say fluffy! They're also frugal (total cost for mine estimated at five … [Read more...]

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I Envisioned a Sparkly Chandelier Dripping with Crystals

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I love the elegant look of French Crystal Chandeliers.  They're so sparkly! It is like the beautiful crown of the room. So, as I was transforming my dining room from red traditional to French blue...I envisioned a sparkly chandelier dripping with crystals.  The Standard Brass Chandelier with twelve curvy arms curling at the … [Read more...]

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French Stamp Fabric Pumpkins

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How to Make Fabric Pumpkins - the easy - peasy - way! It takes about 75 to 100 frost free days to grow a pumpkin. In an afternoon you can have a patch full of fabric pumpkins to decorate with year after year! The choices of fabric are extensive - you can use burlap, silk, cotton duck, linen and more. Today I'm sharing how I made these French … [Read more...]

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The Science of Baking

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And National Cheese Pizza Day I am about to share something with you - I've always loved math and science - they were my favorite subjects in school, well next to art class and mechanical design. Go figure! Anyhow, I am so delighted to share with you an infographic created by the wonderful folks at Shari's Berries on the science of baking! … [Read more...]

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Book Page Leaves

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Simple Transition into Autumn Decor The weather has turned hot again and the calendar tells us summer has three more weeks to go. But, I am beginning to make simple transitions in our home toward fall decor. I've been fascinated with creating decor from book pages and have been looking forward to creating book page leaves for crafts in my fall … [Read more...]

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Valspar Reserve Paint Review

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Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!   This morning the house is quiet after the Independence Day holiday. All of our children were here with a couple friends for a cookout. I'd just completed the finishing touches to the dining room transformation. The plans had been formulating for quite a while and I was quite delighted to be contacted to do a … [Read more...]

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Creating a Vignette for Summer

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I have been changing over the decor in our home for summer. In doing so, I pondered - what are the elements in creating a vignette? We create vignettes whether we realize it or not. So, I decided to research this to find the common key steps recommended. I've created two versions of this vignette - with the elements below in mind. Which is do … [Read more...]

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The Story of Camille – The Little Blue Chest-Creating Patina with Paint

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I was looking through Anne Sloan's book, 'Creating the French Look' for inspiration - and I found it! I have a little chest in our dining room that will stay and I wanted to transform it - giving it 'patina'. I knew this was the look I wanted to create for my little chest - but how to create the layers of color - of history by creating patina … [Read more...]

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Gardener’s Homemade Hand Scrub

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Mother's Day Gift Idea - Gardener's Homemade Hand Scrub As soon as the weather gets warm enough, I love to get my hands in the dirt. I do try to use my gloves, but sometimes nothing beats digging in or picking up with your hands and fingers. It can be awefully harsh on your hands! I have found a very easy, lovely recipe for a Gardener's … [Read more...]

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Make Decor Stand out in Bread Dough Bowl

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How I did it. I just love the Bread Dough Bowl I purchased last autumn at The Country Living Fair. It's Huge I think it could be called a Bread Trough. I could bathe my Dachshund in it! It's Deep  When I decorated the Bread Dough Bowl with pumpkins in the autumn, that was easy - they were just the right size. I shopped for … [Read more...]

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