- pinboard made of cork and chalkboard squares (via pinterest)
It’s the time of year where we’re looking forward to endless celebrations with friends and family with thanks filling our hearts. This Thanksgiving, in addition to cooking up a spread of hearty Fall dishes for the table, spread creativity throughout the house that will last longer than those leftovers! Your local flea market likely has a bounty of vintage bottles in various shapes, colors, and sizes. Hang them up with luxe chain and add an array of delicate flowers to create decorative vases that add unique style and cheer to any space.
When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today’s DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here’s what I used to create a bag that’s 5” tall, 4.5” wide, and 3” deep.
Cross Stitch Stool | This Little Street
Here’s another great IKEA ‘hack’, this time with a lovely stitched motif. The cross stitch pattern is created by drilling holes through the top of the stool and then using a large needle to ‘stitch’. TLS also has a lovely painted version of the stool if you’re not keen on drilling holes!