Apr 15

Take It On Tuesday! Easter, Home and More!

Hi All, It’s Kelly.  Easter Weekend coming up!!  Hope you all have a very blessed time!  Ours will be filled with family and Easter Egg Hunts and I am sure a lot of fun.  This week my sister wrote a fun guest post on some Mug Hooks for the kitchen, great way to free up some cabinet space!  And if you are interested in Natural Egg Dyes this year, check out these RECIPES!

 

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Apr 11

DIY All-Natural Egg Dyes

Egg dyeing kits are a very fun and popular purchase this time of year, but how simple it is to make your own dyes using natural spices, teas, fruits and vegetables!  You can create beautiful egg displays experimenting with these natural dyes.  Plus, you don’t have to worry about what ingredients are in store-bought kits.

All Natural Egg Dyes

These are some general recipes to try.  Add more or less water/vinegar to vary the colors.  So many possibilities!

See the rest of this post over at DAY2DAYJoys, where I am contributing today!

 Blessings~ Kelly

Apr 10

DIY Reclaimed Wood Mug Hooks

I am so pleased to bring you another project from my sister!  This one is so her! To say that she has a serious coffee addiction would be putting it mildly.  :-)

Hi again! Thanks for letting me guest post over here at Eyes on the Source. If you missed my last post about fruit infused water you can find it here.

I am a coffee lover and occasional tea drinker, I love my mugs :) I wanted to find a cute way to display my favorite mugs and also clear out some cabinet space.

This is a quick day or two project that can add some fun and function to your space for very little money. I was able to make mine from things I had in my basement and new hooks ($7) Here is what you will need:

  • a piece of wood (my boards are approx 6″x18″, can also be new wood if you prefer)
  • newspaper or plastic
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • hooks (I used a pack of 6 from Walmart)
  • screws
  • drill
  • sand paper (optional)

I had an old wood crate from my Grandma that I have been using in different ways over the years, but nothing seemed quite right so it ended up in our basement. I forgot to take a pic before I disassembled the crate but here is the pile of wood that came from it :).

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When I started brainstorming for this project I remembered this old crate and began measuring to see if I could make any pieces work. The longest boards were a perfect size! (6″x18″) This was a great money saver for me :)

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I laid newspaper under my boards and used a white paint we had from another project. I chose white because my favorite mugs are multicolored and I wanted them to stand out. But you can choose any color that suits you :)

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I used 3 coats of paint (letting the paint dry between coats) because of the light color and because my paint didn’t cover well (don’t forget the edges!) One tip my husband shared with me, after my mistake, is don’t let the wet board dry on the newspaper, it will stick! You can prop it up on spare boards before you start painting (as shown in the next pic) or just lift it off the newspaper before the paint starts to dry.

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Next, I propped my dry boards on spare boards and lightly sanded the edges and top so my boards had a slightly distressed look. You can skip this step if you prefer a more fresh or modern look. I apologize for the lighting on these last pics, I decided to finish the project after my kids went to bed so the natural light was no longer an option.

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Under the very close watch of my husband, I measured, to make sure my mugs would fit nicely, and drilled holes for my mug hooks.  TIP: Keep your boards propped up, you do not want to accidentally drill a hole through your counter :)

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Then line the holes in your hooks with the holes you drilled in the board and screw in the screws. (You can see my distressing a little better in these pics as well).

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TADA! You have a beautiful new place to hang your mugs!

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I left it to my husband to screw the finished boards onto our cabinets and he was happy to take his drill back :)

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I love how this piece turned out and that I was able to use things I already had to create something new! Thanks for letting me share and I would love to see how your DIY pieces look.

~Erica

Awesome job, sis!!  I had to laugh reading about your love for your coffee mugs, remembering a time when your hubby broke one of them and was afraid to tell you, ha!! ~Kelly

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Apr 08

Take It On Tuesday! Easter, Home Decor, Recipes

Hi! It’s Jilly. We had SO many link-ups this last week! Makes me happy! Thank you for linking up and sharing the party with our friends. It really means a lot to us! Let’s get the party started!

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Apr 01

Take it On Tuesday! April 1st!

It’s time for the Take it on Tuesday blog hop, where you can share your awesome projects and recipes. I’m excited you are here!

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