Diy Patriotic Decor

My friends and I made some patriotic decor for our Memorial Day tables. I decided to make a star banner. I just used muslin and burlap I had and painted on stars. You can see the video below on how I made the banner.

https://fb.watch/5Blrdv3KWi/

Then I decided I wanted to make some sort of flags. I had seen some at TJMaxx but was not going to pay the price for them when I knew I could make some. All I needed was some burlap, paint and sticks.

I cut the burlap into triangles and sewed part of the edges so as not to fray as much.

I painted red stripes and a blue square, and then added stars to the blue sections.

Diy Patriotic decor using burlap cut in triangles.  Then painted like a floag and glued to sticks.

Then I gathered some sticks from my yard for the flag poles. And just hot glued them on. These took so little time but are going to be so cute for my tablescape next week with these two amazing ladies, @patinaandpaint and Terrie from @decorateandmoreblog

Be sure and check out their crafts too!

Fluffy No Bake Raspberry Pie

If you like raspberries, cream cheese and whipped topping then this pie is for you. It is so fluffy and creamy at the same time. You can change up the fruit if you don’t like or have raspberries. I’m going to try blueberries soon and apple for Fall.

Here is the ingredients:

1/2 c raspberries
12 ouces cream cheese softened
3/4 c confectioners sugar
1t vanilla
2 c whipped topping (homemade or boughten

graham cracker crust

Glaze
2c raspberries
3 Twater
3 T cornstarch
1 c sugar

I use a boughten graham cracker crust. But you could make your own. And I use a store made whipped topping, but again you can make your own. I was just about simplicity this day.

First combine the cream cheese and confectioners sugar and vanilla. Mix until creamy. Then add your whipped topping, mix until a fluffy mixture. Now taste test if want too. I definitely do, it’s so good!

Now fold in a 1/2 c of your berries. Be gentle to retain some of the berries shape.

Then add to your crust.

Now start on your topping. Combine raspberries, water, cornstarch and sugar to a saucepan on medium heat. Cook until combined and thickened. Stirring gently. Let cool completely.

After your topping is cooled add to the top of your whole pie or drizzle on as you serve it.

Enjoy!!!

Diy Salvaged Window Greenhouse

I’m so excited as I write this, I have asked my hubby for years to help me make one of these.

I’ve saved windows I’ve picked from the side of the road. Some of these I’ve had 10 years.

I promise I’m not a hoarder, Okay I might be of old chippy items! But can you blame me? Don’t really answer that!

First we put the windows together to find out which way I wanted them to be connected. I didn’t have four of the same size so we improvised. We screwed all of these together right into the frames. Then we put a small frame around the top to even out the space on top of the windows (since they were not all the same size) that way we had something to nail the rafters to.

Then we cut some boards to put on the bottom for the floor. and we cut some old spindles I had (I told you I save things) and used them for the legs. We screwed them on before continuing with the top.

Florr is not nailed on here

Then he made some “rafters” from some smaller boards we had. And then we used some old galvanized steel roofing, yes I had that laying around too, okay I may have a problem. We screwed that to the top and bottom roof boards.

The fourth window that we didn’t screw to the other boards, we used a couple of hinges to attach it to the end of one of the other windows to act as the door.

I’m going to hang a cute sign from the top yet. I love it! I’m going to move it out by the garden where there is more sunlight. Then I am going to move my baby plants out in there. Here is a pic after I hung the sign now to get my plants in there.

We did this absolutely free! So maybe it maybe it pays to be a hoarder .

God Bless!

Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are so moist and good. They have that wonderful crumble on top that take them to a whole new level. I love anything berries and so this recipe I make often for a quick breakfast with a cup of coffee.

I use frozen or fresh blueberries depending if they are in season or not. They both work for this recipe just fine. And I have used a variety of berries together too or just used raspberries in place of blueberries.

I sift my dry ingredients together first and then start on the wet ingredients.

Mix the two together and add in those wonderful blueberries or whichever you have chosen. Oh peaches would be good in these too!

Put them in your sprayed muffin pans or cupcake liners in your pans. I fill them about 3/4 of the way full, I like a full muffin. Then start on that cinnamony sugar crumble. I mean come on, butter, cinnamon, sugar. Pretty sure this combo will be in heaven.

Crumble

Then add your topping to each muffin.

Yumm

Bake them on 425 for approximately 15-20 minutes depending on your oven.

Recipe: Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

2 c flour 1 egg well beaten

3 T sugar 1 c Sour Cream

2 t Baking Powder 1/3 c Milk

1/2 t Baking Soda 1/4 c Vegetable Oil

1/4 t Salt 1 1/2 c Blueberries

Topping:

1/2 c Brown Sugar

1 t Cinnnamon

1/4 c Flour

3 T Cold Butter

Mix all together to form a crumbly texture.

Last Minute Mother’s day Gift Ideas

Okay one week until Mother’s day, You still need gift ideas? I’ve got you covered. You can click on any photo to take you to the item. I told you I would make it easy.

The wreath above is beautiful, I ordered it for myself and can testify it is lovely.

This bike planter is smaller than the ones I showed you before. It is so cute and perfect for a small plant. It is similar to the one I have on my porch.

And what mom doesn’t love a clean smelling candle? Okay maybe a few, but this one is clean smelling and I love it. For those that do like candles.

This faux Lavender plant is so pretty and she will never have to water it!

This garden tool set comes with so much including the carry case. This is on my wish list.

Hope this helps you out with blessing your mom or grandma or special friend this Mother’s Day.

God Bless!

Summer themed Tiered Tray

Let me just say for starters decorating a tiered tray is not something I’m good at. But when my sweet friends Terrie and Tammy came up with the idea, how could I say no.

I’ll link their posts below so you can visit their blogs and see how amazing theirs looks.

I didn’t have a tiered tray so I improvised. I used two cake plates and a bowl. I used double stick tape to hold the bowl in place.

I started with my anchor piece at the top, this should be larger than the rest.

Then I added some middle pieces diagonally that helps balance it out.

Then I added my small pieces like the small succulent clay pots and my diy vintage plant marker.

Then I filled in with some roses to go with the anchor piece.

I like how it turned out now I’m going to make my own tiered tray. I’ll be sharing it here.

Here are my friends links to see their amazing crafts and Tiered Trays.

https://patinaandpaint.com/spring-to-summer-two-tiered-tray/

https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/imagine-create-inspire-tiered-tray/

Vintage Garden DIY

If you know me, you know I have an obsession with vintage garden tools. But they are very hard to find in my neck of the woods at least.

I have these vintage garden plant labels that was a rare find for me. So I decided it was time for me to try and replicate them.

We had some heavy gauge wire in the barn, i’m not sure on the gauge number because it was just some we had. I bent that to form the stake just like the vintage one I had. And I used some bake Polymer clay for the label. Similar to this one.

I rolled out the polymer clay with a rolling pin to 1/4″ thick. And then used the vintage label as the “cookie cutter”.

I tried several different ways, I poke holes in a couple and I just left some alone and baked them according to the package directions.

Then I painted them in an exterior craft paint in grey. I decided I like using the one without holes the best. My wire might have been to thin but it kept bending too much when I tried using the ones with holes. It might work better if you have heavier gauge wire.

Then I attached it using exterior Gorilla glue. I think it turned out cute! Let me know if you try it using heavier gauge wire, I would love to see.

Here are the links to similiar items I used.

Full disclosure: I do make a little money off from links purchased, I appreciate it so much and it helps to keep my blog running.

God Bless!

A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s day is right around the corner, I believe it’s a little early this year, May 9th. I have some nice inexpensive gift ideas that any mom would love. Just click on the photo to get to the site.

This Chenille throw is so adorable and perfect for Spring and Summer. I ordered it for myself! Shh don’t tell anyone.

And if your mom is into the boho style this throw is perfect.

And these comfy cozy slippers, what mom does not like some slippers.

And this milk frother, I like that it is pretty but functional. My daughter has this one and loves it.

I hope I helped at least give you some ideas. Have a beautiful week and God Bless!

DIY SPRING NAPKIN RINGS

I wanted to get this post up before Easter but I got a terrible ear infection and was down for a couple of weeks.

I love doing a pretty tablescape for any occasion. I wanted a napkin ring that screamed Spring. These are so fun and easy to do.

Plant pots

Start with some of the biodegradable pots. I found these ones that have a little ridge around them. So they look like real clay pots.

They have a little hole on the bottom which makes it easy to hold onto when you paint them. I just used acrylic craft paint.

I painted them with just one coat of paint, I wanted them to look distressed. So it was a quick coat of white. Then I took scissors and cut the hole big enough to put the napkin through.

After that I used some brown moss and a small flower off from a faux silk branch I had. Just hot glue them to the front of the pot.

That is it! Let me know if you make some of your own.

Now if you don’t have the time to make your own, and would like to enter a giveaway to win a set of these napkin rings.¬†

I am doing a giveaway with  with Terrie from http://decorateandmorewithtip.com
And Tammie from https://patinaandpaint.com/

Entering is easy just follow each of our blogs and share my video on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JunkToGems/


I would love for you to follow along each week on Facebook as we do a new video each week!