Wood Sign: Some Of Our Greatest Blessings Call Me Grandma

Mother’s day comes around like… every year. And we don’t get younger! By now my mom is a proud grandmother and what else could I do but make her a sign with this cute saying on it??? Nothing, I just had to.

I find that we get so caught up with our own life, that we forget to appreciate our mothers more and more. The older you get the more you realize how much your parents have done for you.

This was a simple DIY that bought happy smiles to our mother’s faces… who doesn’t like hanging up pictures of their grand kids… like really?

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DIY Hanging Shelf

IMG_4407.JPGThis hanging shelf is probably one of my favorite DIY’s ever. I love how it adds to our living room. And I love how unique it is. Like, have you ever seen anything like this in anybody’s house? You might have – but I haven’t!

This time I have a step by step picture to show you how we did it.BeFunky Collage.jpg

What you need:

  • Shelf
  • Screw Driver
  • Thick Rope
  • Hooks (I used Clothes Hooks)

Start by drilling 4 holes in each corner with your screw driver. We used a 3/4 inch width. Drill just till you see it coming out on the other end and then turn your shelf around and drill from the other side. This prevents any wood chips and makes the holes looks cleaner.IMG_4365.JPGThen take you rope and cut it in 4 even lengths. I bought my rope from our local Home Hardware. They sell them by the foot (I bought 12 feet). Now put one of the ropes through the hole and tie a knot. IMG_4367.JPGThe knot does not need to be firm to hold – it’s very strong rope and no problem if it’s not tight all the way. Do so for all the holes.IMG_4368.JPGNow take your hooks – or clothes hooks in my case and fasten them on the wall.IMG_4369.jpgI chose a white finish so it matches the white shelf and our white lamps beside it. IMG_4396.JPGAll you have left to do now is knot the rope on the hooks and decorate your shelf! A trick to see if the shelf is leveled correctly is placing a cup  of water on the shelf. If the shelf is hanging straight the water should be leveled! You welcome 🙂

IMG_4405.JPGI still haven’t quite made up my mind on what to put on the shelf – what do you like better – the hearts or the flower vases?

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Wood Board DIY

This is a great quote to put somewhere in your dining area. I had read it on Instagram and knew I had to make a sign for our house. Keep reading to see how I did it and let me know what you think!

What you need:

  • Wood Board
  • Chalk Paint
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Small Self-Leveling Hangers

First, I taped together a paper to match the size of the board. On there, I made my sample.

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Then, I copied it onto my wood board with a marker.

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Now all you need to do is write over it with chalk paint!

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Let it dry and attach some small self-leveling hangers so you can hang it up. Enjoy!

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DIY Mason Jar Wall Decor

This DIY takes a bit more effort, but it’s totally worth it! I love how the pallets look beside the ‘Give Thanks’ sign.

What you need:

  • 2 Wood Boards (14 inch length)
  • 2 Mason Jars
  • Lace
  • Brown String
  • Twist Tie
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Self-leveling Hangers

Take your two equal length wood boards and attach one self -leveling hanger on each board. This is important to do in the beginning, it’ll get a lot harder at the end!

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Now take your boards and put a nail on the other side in each board. This is so you can hang your mason jar up. Notice how the nail is slanted. This way it has more grip. I marked the spot for you so you can see it easier 🙂 It’s at about 1/3 down from the top.

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The work with the mason jars can begin! Take your twist twine and twist it around both mason jars. I will get rid of the green rubber later on. Make sure to leave longer strips at the end, so you can tie it on your board 🙂

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Now take your lace and hot glue it around the mason jars. I bought my lace at the thrift store for 25 cents. It looked like this at first:

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I cut the middle out and halved the outside strip for each mason jar.

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Now take your brown string and hot glue it over the lace on the top part of your mason jar. End with a bow.

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Do the same thing with the other mason jar.

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Lastly, take your mason jar and tie the twist around the nail.

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There you are! Comment below what you think!

 

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DIY Wood Stick Heart

IMG_3772.JPGHi guys, today I will explain how to make those super cute wood stick hearts that everybody loves the easy way! Who doesn’t love having hearts hanging around the house to add to the homey feeling?!

What you need:

  • Wood Stick Fence from Dollarama
  • Cardboard
  •  Black Paint
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors
  • Jute Twine
  • Tin Snips, reccomended

You start off by drawing a heart shape on the cardboard. I just used a cereal box as my cardboard. Cut the heart shape out and paint it black.

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I did two hearts right away to compliment each side of a bigger heart that I bought.

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When your heart/s are dry, take the heart and trace it on the wood stick fence. I got mine at Dollarama for about $2.50. If you can’t find one, just take sticks you find outside. Make sure to bake them or do something else to get rid of all the bugs, mites etc.

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When you traced it on there, I just cut it out and hot glued it on. I used tin snips to cut it out, but you can use scissors as well. It might not be as easy, but it works.  Make sure to hot glue as many areas as you can. Now take some jute twine and hot glue a little loop at the back of your heart so you can hang it anywhere you like!

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DIY Prayer Board

Here is another fast and simple DIY that keeps you praying. I had made this prayer board for our family, and every week we write out 1-2 prayers that the whole family will use in their prayer. These can be from thank-you prayers to praying for somebody else that you know needs the extra help. Let your mind get creative 🙂 There’s so much to pray for if you only start looking.

What you need:

  • Wood Board
  • Chalk Paint or any paint to write on wood
  • This PDF File: Prayers.
  • Black Paint
  • Burlap
  • Cardboard Box
  • Hot Glue Gun, paint brush, scissors, pins, stapler

I started off by taking the cardboard box (I used PC’s Kettle Corn Package) and cutting it to my desired shape and length.

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Then I painted to whole cardboard box black except the back side that is going to be stapled to the wood. This way the writing on the box won’t be shown when you put the burlap on top of it.

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Then I took the Chalk Paint and free hand painted the word ‘Prayers’ on the left side. You can find a similar look to print here: Prayers.

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After that your box is hopefully dried and you can take the burlap and hot glue it all around. Make sure to hot glue the bottom and about 1/4 of the insides. It just looks better that way from all perspectives 🙂

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Now you can take a stapler and staple your box onto the board! Put some paper in the box to take out for your weekly prayer and put some pins under the word prayers and you’re done!

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What do you use to keep the family praying together?

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