Decorating with coffee filters? Yes, coffee filters. I have 6 cream lanterns; 3 small, 3 large, that I wanted to use in some kind of way in my home. I especially wanted to use a few in my office/craftroom. My colors are blue and white in there tho and Id rather not accent with cream ( the colors of the lanterns ). I decided to give them a face lift with some white coffee filters. This is how it went.
I grabbed a few packs of white coffee
filters from my local Dollar Tree, my hot glue gun, a lantern and got to work..
I actually took that picture from google images because I forgot to take pictures while I was doing it. ( as usual ) The picture above shows the exact steps I used to make my lantern. If you know the source please let me know.
Here’s a before…
And my afters….
I used fishing line and a tack to secure it to the ceiling. The project took a lot of patience on my end but was very easy to do. I have made 2 so far, one for me, one for a friend.
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I think I have ADD or something. I am forever starting something, then getting side tracked and slacking on it or just not finishing it. Point in case, this blog. Everyday I have been telling myself I will blog tomorrow, then tomorrow comes and I tell myself the same thing. So here I am, ashamed and head hung low, for disappointing my readers and myself. ( hey, atleast it was only a few weeks this time and not a whole year, lol. )
So I was staring at my now coffee table ( I already have plans for a new one ) and I realized that my coasters where missing. Then I remembered, one of the dogs chewed half of them up and I threw them out a few weeks ago. I loved these coasters, I mean LOVED, them. They where Mid Century Modern and if you know me, you know I love MCM.
The coffee table looked empty with out them so I decided to make a temporary pair for now. I saw these coasters somewhere months back and saved the picture to my phone. Had I realized I would be blogging about them I would have bookmarked the page. If you know the source please let me know.
I know I have some rope and I thought maybe I would use some cardboard for the bottom. My thinking is that the rope will absorb the condensation from a cold drink enough, that it wouldn’t get the cardboard wet. I traced a can of beans on the cardboard and cut out my circles.
I decided to use my glue gun to adhere the rope to the cardboard. I just glued it on in circular pattern like on my inspiration pic.
It was just that simple and easy. I spent no money since I had very thing on hand. Here they are on my coffee table and I think they look great!
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My Salsa Garden turned out great and I’ve already got 4 banana peppers and a Jalapeno pepper out there! I can’t wait for the tomatoes to start growing!
I wanted to make garden markers for each set of plants so I searched google images to get some ideas. They had all sorts of different ones and I really loved the stamped spoons. Unfortunately I don’t have a metal stamping kits so I had to go another route. What I did have were these really cute chalkboard clips I got for ten cents on clearance at my local Micheals. I also had on hand some left over sticks I used on my starburst mirrors.
This is jut about one of the easiest projects by far. All I did was break the sticks in half an clipped a chalkboard clip to the end of each stick.
My problem now is where am I gonna find chalk small enough to write on them? I’m thinking a white colored pencil will do the trick. I will send my girls on a scavenger hunt later this afternoon for one. Here they are in the Salsa Garden .
I’m really considering buying a metal stamp kit later this week, there’s so much u can do with one. Thanks for stopping by and please like, follow, share and comment!!