wooden animal creature ornaments.

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I saw these little guys on pinterest and I knew I had to create some! They will make great little ornaments to hang on gifts. Im probably going to keep one or two for me, and might just keep them out all year long! I ended up using marker instead of paint, and I think paint might be the way to g0 – the marker sort of runs once it hits the wood, so be careful!

  • Wooden beads
  • Felt
  • Paint or marker
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • hot glue
  • Paint brush

 Cut a felt circle for a collar and two ear pieces for each animal. Glue the collar to the base of the wooden ball and glue the ears to the top. Hold them in place while they dry.

Paint or draw simple face on the front of the critter.

When everything is dry, cut a 7-inch piece of embroidery thread. Fold it in half and tie an overhand knot. Hot Glue the knotted thread to the top of the critter head.

346. color blocked spoons

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I spotted these spoons from west elm a few weeks ago and was considering buying them. I just so happened to find some bamboo utensils at an Jewish grocery store near my house for 99 cents each. I bought those right up, brought them home, and color blocked these myself, using masking tape and some paint I had lying around. SCORE!

218. door makeover.

Our old door had a crack in it, so my friend patched it up, which means we needed to repaint. Instead of just touching up the messed up part, we decided to go all out and do a whole new color! Took alot of fretting over colors, (i’m not a good decision maker) – but we went with this teal blue color and I LOVE it. It inspired me to order a new light for the porch and now I’m on a mission to find a new door knocker, mail box and numbers that are more fitting to who we are. It is really amazing how just a coat of fresh paint can make you feel so fresh and inspired!