I hope you found some inspiration in my first post about handmade home decor! If you missed it, check it out here.
After decorating our master bathroom with four pieces of homemade artwork, the embarrassingly blank walls of our other bathroom have been really bothering me, so I finally took care of that a couple weeks ago with some fun artwork that really pops against the white and gray color scheme.
This coordinating pair uses some lovely patterned and textured papers for birds on a wire in gray frames.
To create a third framed piece in the bathroom, another dictionary page formed the background (and yes, choosing which page was half the fun). I used a simple mason jar rubber stamp and then cut flowers from colorful textured Japanese paper.
Lastly, I created a wood block sign because I've been so inspired by all the wood signs I see on Pinterest and Instagram and at craft and art shows. My husband used screws to artfully create a square out of two rectangles of scrap wood, then I painted around the state of Washington and got to practice hand lettering (um, my new obsession) the word "home." This brightens a dark stairwell and makes me smile when I walk past it several times each day.
Thanks for checking out my latest handmade home decor! Hope you found some inspiration in these photos!
There's something about decorating your home with artwork you create yourself that makes it feel more like, well, home. Plus, you get to create exactly what you want and have the joy and self-satisfaction of creating something you get to admire every day.
In this 2-part series of posts, I'm going to share some of my latest homemade artwork that adorns the walls of our home. First is our master bathroom, that we recently had remodeled and that I designed in shades of whites and grays. So of course, I had to do some birds-on-a-wire art to tie it all together.
I used dictionary pages as the background paper in two frames and for the birds and wire in another frame (inspired by vintage art I keep seeing in shops). The fun part was choosing which dictionary pages to use.
A coordinating piece also hanging in the bathroom features the bicycle rubber stamp I used when I made my wedding thank-you cards. Not surprisingly, I used the dictionary page with "love" for the background, and the torn edges give it a vintage feel.
Stay tuned for Part 2 and more homemade art!
In our latest woodworking DIY endeavor, no, we did not perform any Macgyver-like stunts.
We did, however, use the jigsaw that we bought for this very same project 3 years ago.
See, we made one of these hanging DIY planters awhile ago when I first saw something like this at a stand at a craft fair and thought (as I usually do), "I could totally make that myself!" So I went home and scoured the internet and found a tutorial on a blog that I printed that was about 10 pages long. Soon after, we became the pround owners of a jigsaw.
Then we moved and decided the hanging planter would make a lovely farewell present to some friends, making it easier for us to not pack the planter and move it and also to give us a future project to make a new planter for ourselves.
Well, here's our new planter! Before-and-after photos are my favorite!
Now, you could probably google a tutorial that exists somewhere on the internet, or you could look at our photos and realize this project is quite simple and very customizable. You cut some squares, you cut some circles, you drill 4 holes in each square. Sounds easy peasy, right?
We knotted our rope to an O-ring, then hung that from an S-hook which is dangling from an eye hook screwed into the ceiling (a task which required my husband to walk across the rafters of our attic for reasons I still don't understand). Then you thread the rope through the holes in the wood squares, knot it underneath, and voila!
Plus, the variations are endless. You want 4 or 5 planters instead of 3? Do it. Want to use mini pots instead? Great. Want to paint your pots the same exact same color as the accent wall below your chair rail? Done.
Two quick things about the pots. I put about an inch of river rock in the bottom of each rock, partly for weight but mostly so the dirt wouldn't fall out the drainage hole. Also, I like to put some type of cactus or succulent in the bottom pot so it doesn't require much water and you don't have to worry about water leaking out.
Happy weekend woodworking!!!
Hi! I'm the creator of Pot Belly Bird, hailing from Spokane, WA. Here in my blog, I'll tell you about all the fun stuff I'm up to in addition to making cards, like cooking or biking or gardening!