• {DIY} Some Lovely DIY Ideas for your Home

    I’m loving these DIY home projects featured here on Country Living.  There are so many simple and fun ones to choose from, but here are my favorites:

    Hanky Table Runner:

    To make a table runner, measure the length of your table (plus overhang) to determine how many hankies you’ll need (we used ten 12-inch squares for an 82-inch-long table). To connect the first two, flip them pattern side down, overlapping the edges by about ⅜ inch; pin, then stitch together. Continue attaching handkerchiefs in this manner until the runner is complete.  This would be great for a dining table or coffee table!
    DIY Vase:
    This is a simple and creative way to use those antique bottles or jars you have around the house.  Simply line up nine same-size vessels in three rows of three. Then wrap gardener’s twine around the grouping twice and tie the ends. Finish the blooming display by placing two to three stems in each container.
    DIY French Country Table Cloth:

    I just spent $35 this weekend at the Rose Bowl flea market for a real french feed sack table runner, and you could make one for a fraction of the cost!  All you need is a canvas table cloth, whatever color paint you want (I like it in blue), and a stencil or yard stick to paint the straight lines.  Genuis.

    Check out the link above for 30 other DIY home projects!
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    1. Posted Apr 14 at 7:12 am | Permalink

      Those gardener’s twine tied vases are genius!

    2. Posted Apr 14 at 7:55 am | Permalink

      Great ideas – I love the table runner and have been collecting doilies to do this with. And the vases are great – might try this for the wedding

    3. Posted Apr 14 at 9:53 am | Permalink

      Loving the bottle flower arrangement! Such a simple, inexpensive and extremely well executed idea…thanks!

    4. Posted Mar 10 at 6:36 am | Permalink

      Such pretty ideas – thank you! Definitely bookmarked. (:

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