This particular project was a birthday gift for my boyfriend and since it’s the gift giving season, I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you how I made it! Not only did I get to use one of our favorite photos from a trip to New Mexico, but the underlying message of, “Hey, I risked getting Tetanus from rusty barbed wire to make this for you….. Keep Reading
Thrifted Makeovers: Sea Weathered Anchor Bookends
I’m a sucker for all things nautical and sea related so when I found these slightly tacky HOT PINK and gold anchor bookends at Goodwill, I had to pick them up. I knew that I could easily paint them, but I also wanted to add some texture to the anchors themselves. I loved going to the ocean and looking at sea weathered wood, metal, and rocks and wanted to recreate… Keep Reading
5 Simple Ways to Bring Fall Indoors
With Christmas decorations hitting the stores earlier and earlier each year, we seem to jump straight from Halloween to decking the halls with Christmas décor and November is becoming the forgotten month. Rather than spend money on decorations that will only be up for 3-4 weeks, I thought I would show you five simple and affordable ways to create a festive fall atmosphere using items from your own backyard.
Pumpkin Patch Sweater Pillow
I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been obsessed with over-sized old man sweaters. They’re big, cozy, and just make you want to snuggle up in front of a fire on chilly days. I purchased one from the thrift store about a year ago, but it didn’t fit very well so I decided to turn it into a cute pillow instead! I made a big pumpkin patch (ALL pun intended)… Keep Reading
Floating Fall Leaves Garland
I would like to formally apologize to November. I’m sorry that you are continually glazed over each year as people remove their fake gravestones and ghosts from their front yard on November 1st and replace them with plastic light up snowmen and Santa figurines. I’m sorry that every store immediately starts playing horrible Mariah Carey covers of classic Christmas carols and replaces Halloween costumes and candy with Christmas lights and… Keep Reading
Cardboard Letter Hanging Photo Gallery
We’ve been in our current home for about a year and half and I can’t believe I’m just now making this project happen! When you first walk in the front door you’re greeted with a miserable, blank, white wall. Not exactly a welcoming entryway so I decided to add a pop of color and some fun photos for our guests to enjoy when they come over. Rather than a traditional… Keep Reading
DIY Moon and Bats Throw Pillow
After getting all of my Halloween décor up in our home, I realized we didn’t have a whole lot of decorations in our bedroom. I decided to add a fun little throw pillow to our bed so we would always have an eerie October moon! It’s an inexpensive and unique way to add some spooky charm to your home! Follow my step-by-step tutorial to make your own!
Entryway Mirror Makeover
Sometimes a simple DIY project can turn into something much more complicated than you anticipated. This mirror turned out exactly like I envisioned, but it took some creativeness and MacGyver-like skills on my part to make it all happen. See the transformation from a beat up $10 thrift store find to a fresh new entryway mirror organizer!
Tattooed Martha’s Bar Cart Makeover
I’m so happy to finally be able to share this with you all! I picked up this tea cart from Goodwill almost a year ago and finally got it revamped last week. A little spray paint and a little patience resulted in this bright and funky new bar that was the much needed pop of color we needed in our space!
Teacup Succulent Planters
Whenever I’m out thrift store shopping I always find a plethora of abandoned teacups without their saucer counterpart. I decided to give new life to these beautiful cups by using them as cacti and succulent planters! They’re low maintenance plants and add simple color and texture to your space! See how easy it is to make your own!
Fabric Lined Serving Trays
A lot of my craft projects end up being accidents that have evolved into something new after the result of a failure. I’m okay with that though! The end result usually ends up being a lot better than what I set out to do originally. These serving trays are the perfect example of that! I wanted to paint the bottom of the tray another color, but after the black paint… Keep Reading
Vintage Globe Makeover
Our place was brand new when we moved in, so that meant ALL white walls and wood laminate flooring throughout. Brand new is good, but it’s missing that charm and character of older houses. I decided to slowly incorporate different pieces of furniture and décor to add some pops of color and vintage charm that this house desperately needs! I picked up this globe a while ago at a thrift… Keep Reading
Lace Picture Frame Earring Holder
If you have a Pinterest account, then you’ve no doubt seen a million of these DIY earring holders pinned all over. Since it’s the season for all things creepy and kooky, I decided to put a bit of a twist on mine! I noticed a lot of the tutorials involve a staple gun, but if you’re extremely accident prone like myself and prefer not to have a bloody finger as… Keep Reading
Three Ways to Use Sailor Jerry Bottle Lids
I love coming up with new ways to use Sailor Jerry Rum bottles and their labels for different crafts, but I realized the lids are never getting used. I decided to challenge myself with finding multiple ways to use them and found it was actually pretty simple. Here’s a few tutorials on the items I created, but there are many possibilities with them, so get creative!
Wine Glass Terrariums
Yesterday I did a guest blog post for Sweet Athena! These crafty and creative ladies have been best friends since middle school and always have a wide array of topics to blog about. Be sure to check them out and become fans on Facebook! Here’s my post.. I wanted to create an eye catching centerpiece for our new home that was also low maintenance. I seem to have a black… Keep Reading
Rustic Window Picture Frame
While I was back home visiting I got the chance to witness my parents old home being bulldozed (pictures follow!) after they had a new one built further back on their property. Before the house was torn down, they removed the windows and happened to save one of the older ones that hadn’t been replaced yet. As soon as I saw it I jumped at the chance to make a… Keep Reading
Ocean Stone Bath Mat
I was inspired to start this project when I saw the DIY river stone bath mat repinned a couple hundred times on my Pinterest feed! I had a few issues with the versions I found though. First up were the rocks themselves. They were polished smooth, making it extremely unsafe when wet. They used hot glue which is not something that will hold up over time. Finally, there was nowhere… Keep Reading
Hanging Mason Jar Planters
A few weeks ago I showed you the Colored Glass Mason Jars, but now I get to show you how I put them to use! I’m miserable at keeping flowers alive so I thought some eye-catching mini vases containing fake flowers would be the perfect solution! Using supplies from the jewelry making aisle in the craft store and recycled mason jars, I put together a unique hanging planter to hang… Keep Reading
Colored Glass Mason Jars
One of the items from my Pinterest Challenge last week was to try making colored mason jars. I’ve see tutorials all over the web, but this is the first I found that had a pretty fool-proof way of doing it. I absolutely love how they turned out and I can’t wait to put them to use for another project I have planned in a few weeks! You can see the… Keep Reading
Painted Rock Plant Markers
Last year I painted labels on my terracotta pots, but since I switched up the herbs I planted I needed a new way to tell them apart. I painted the entire pot (before and after photos follow) and made these simple and cute rock plant markers instead! Find out how to make your own!
Chalkboard Spice Jars
Chalkboard Spice Jars In the days before Tattooed Martha, my cooking style was.. A handful of that, a dash of this, and needs a few more pinches of that! I doubt my readers would appreciate my recipes written in that manner, so now I have to be very precise. One thing I always find to be a pain in the ass, is the fact they make spice jars so small!… Keep Reading
Cork and Chalkboard Picture Frame
Cork and Chalkboard Picture Frame I’m always looking for ways to keep my desk organized and clutter-free, but I also fall victim to the, ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ saying if I can’t SEE what I need to get done that week! This combination cork and chalkboard is the perfect way for me to organize everything and stay focused without papers, keepsakes, and lists floating around my desk!
Burlap and Lace Table Runner
Burlap and Lace Table Runner About a month ago I was surfing around on a wedding décor blog and came across a beautiful rustic table set up for the reception. What stood out to me were the table runners, just plain burlap with white lace on the edges. I not only liked it as an idea for our upcoming nuptials, but for any day really! I knew I wasn’t going… Keep Reading