Save time and money making your own holiday decorations. These Halloween candle holders are the perfect addition to any Halloween set-up.

How to Make Webbed Halloween Candle Holders with Spray Lacquer

These Halloween candle holders are the perfect addition to any Halloween set-up.

The year end holidays can get expensive quick. It’s difficult to stay on budget when you have to buy candy, decorations, costumes then one month later your family of 20 is coming over and you must feed them all, then somehow buy them presents and decorate for a completely different holiday just a month later! It’s too much!

There are so many benefits to making your own decorations. One is you can use the same materials and supplies over and over again. The other is if you get creative, you can make the decorations you see at the store for a fraction of the cost.

Not only are these Halloween candlesticks budget friendly, but it’s easy and quick, so you can do it in a time crunch.

Save time and money making your own holiday decorations. These Halloween candle holders are the perfect addition to any Halloween set-up.

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This DIY Pumpkin Display is perfect for fall porch displays. If you'd like to give out trick or treats, you can also use this to hold your candy.

DIY Pumpkin Display with Galvanized Buckets

Getting Ready for Fall

This DIY Pumpkin Display is perfect for fall porch displays. If you’d like to give out trick or treats, but have other things to attend to, you can also use this to hold your candy.

When you have a home decor store, fall is one of the most important times of the year. The colors are beautiful and serve as great inspiration for home decorations. It’s also the start of a very busy season.

We’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting fall decoration ideas together for our booths at the Market at Walnut Creek in Tulsa, OK and River City Trading Post in Jenks, OK. We’ve linked to their Facebook pages, so you can check out their fall decor and get inspiration for your home.

To showcase different ways to use Amy Howard Products, we decided to make this Pumpkin Display with Galvanized Bucket. We’re using the top bucket to serve as a candy holder for customers coming our booth at the Market at Walnut Creek.

This DIY Pumpkin Display is perfect for fall porch displays. If you'd like to give out trick or treats, you can also use this to hold your candy.

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If you're looking for a cute DIY project for the kiddos look no further than these easy painted pumpkin monsters. They're easy to make and customize!

Quick and Easy Painted Pumpkin Monsters

Pumpkin Monster Tutorial

If you’re looking for a cute DIY project for the kiddos look no further than these easy painted pumpkin monsters or trolls. These painted pumpkin monsters or trolls come any color you like and is easy to customize with any materials you have at home.

If you're looking for a cute DIY project for the kiddos look no further than these easy painted pumpkin monsters. They're easy to make and customize!

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We love finding different ways and settings to use Amy Howard at Home products. See some of our favorite projects using Chalk-Based Paint outdoors!

5 Ways to Use Chalk-Based Paint Outdoors

Projects for Chalk-Based Paint Outdoors

Some product claims turn out to be false, but that’s not the case with using chalk-based paint outdoors. One-Step Paint is part of the Amy Howard at Home furniture paint line, which we use on a regular basis for our indoor furniture projects. Over the past few months, we’ve learned her products work exactly how she claims with no sanding or priming needed.

A few a months ago we did a few projects to test the chalk-based paint outdoors to see how it held up.

The results: we couldn’t be more pleased. Despite this crazy, rainy Oklahoma weather, the chalk-based paint we used outdoors is holding up great. It looks exactly the same as it did when we first put the projects out.

We’re so excited about the results, so we wanted to show you even more ideas to use chalk-based paint outdoors, along with our original idea.

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It's back to school time and we're excited to show your our latest DIY! Get organized with this back to school chalkboard!

DIY Back to School Chalkboard

A Back to School Chalkboard is the perfect way to get organized for the new school year.

It's back to school time and we're excited to show your our latest DIY! Get organized with this back to school chalkboard!

Preparing to go back to school is such an exciting time. It’s a time of picking out a new backpack, pencils with your name on it, new notebooks to be filled with new knowledge and ideas. It’s also hard to keep organized.

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This easy image transfer technique will help bring your world travels home with you. No matter where you are, you can bring precious memories with you.

The Perfect Image Transfer Technique for Travel-Inspired DIY Home Decor

Travel-Inspired Home Decor

This easy image transfer technique will help bring your world travels home with you. No matter where you are, you can bring those precious memories with you.

This easy image transfer technique will help bring your world travels home with you. No matter where you are, you can bring precious memories with you.

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It's about that time of the year when people are lighting up the grill for their summer BBQ parties. Here's our tips for a great BBQ cookout!

Chillin’ & Grillin’: Summer BBQ Cookout Party with Curbside Overhaul

It’s about that time of the year when people are lighting up the grill for their summer BBQ parties. Chelle and I at Curbside Overhaul are no different. There’s nothing better than getting the family together, the smell of the grill and enjoying the great outdoors.

We love all our readers. Although you might not be here with us, we want to give you the tools to have a great BBQ cookout with your family.

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A garden trellis is required to complete a garden, but a new trellis can be expensive. Check out this tutorial to turn a screen door into a garden trellis!

How to Repurpose a Screen Door into a Garden Trellis

A garden trellis is required to complete any garden. Many vegetables including peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, luffas and many others, require a trellis to grow to their fullest ability. Sometimes buying a trellis can be expensive, but the garden is a great place to use repurposed items to keep inline with a natural look. With that thinking in mind, we knew when we found this screen door, it would make a perfect trellis and complete our garden.

A garden trellis is required to complete a garden, but a new trellis can be expensive. Check out this tutorial to turn a screen door into a garden trellis!

When you have a lifestyle centered around repurposing items, some times it requires a bit of hunting to find that perfect item. However, occasionally, the perfect item finds you. It requires a different mindset and appreciation, but it brings in such a feeling of blessing. So often we’re obsessed with everything being new and shiny, but the biggest blessings in life are often free and it’s up to us see it’s worth.

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Come celebrate spring with this new patina copper look. These DIY spring flower pots are the perfect addition to any outdoor space!

DIY Spring Flower Pots with Patina Copper

Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, and we are celebrating with these cute spring flower pots! We had some leftover paint from a couple of other projects, so we decided instead of throwing it out, we’d put it to good use to make this patina copper effect. We tried a couple of different base colors, but we can’t quite decide, which one looks the best. Help us decide and  leave a comment below with your favorite spring flower pot look!

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Materials Needed:

Windsor One Step Chalk Paint or Marche Chalky Mineral Paint
Lime Lime, Tick Tock and Cherboug One Step Paint
Glazed Over
Copper Leaf
Gilding Size
Sea Sponge
Round Tapered Brush
Terracotta Pots

 

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Step One: Paint the Base Coat

As I mentioned earlier, we tried two different looks. On the left side, we have a spring flower pot with a dark brown (Windsor One-Step paint) base. One the left, we used more of a gray base with a chalky mineral spray paint Marche. In either case, you’ll need to paint your terracotta pot.

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Step Two: Apply Gilding Size

Lightly dab a sea sponge in a small pool of gilding size, then sporadically dab it over the pot. It doesn’t need to be an even or complete covering, just as long as there is enough for the copper leaf to adhere to. Let the gilding size dry and come to tack before moving on to the next step.  If the size is still wet it will not dry under the leaf and the leaf will come off.

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Step Three: Apply Copper Leaf

Apply several sheets of copper leaf around the pot. It’s going to be a messy process, but it doesn’t have to be perfect because you’ll brush off any imperfections. Lay down as many leaves as you need to cover the size on the design area.

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Step Four: Brush

Once you’ve placed the copper leaf, swiftly move the brush back and forth in a crisscross pattern and remove any extra, unattached copper leaf. A 2 in. round tapered brush is our preferred brush for this. You can save the excess copper leaf for future projects.

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Step Five: Mix Your Paint

As previously mentioned, we already had some customized colors from previous projects. We started with a based of Cherbourg then added lime lime until we got the shade we wanted. Then we added some Glazed Over to complete our mixture.

 

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Step Six: Applying Paint

Dip the sea sponge into your paint mixture, dab off any excess on a piece of cardboard then randomly dab the paint onto the pot.

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Step Seven: Apply Lighter Color

To complete the look of our copper patina spring flower pots, we just added a few dabs of Tick-Tock One-Step Paint.

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Thank you so much for checking out our latest DIY Spring Flower Pots. We’d love to hear your thoughts on which of the looks you like the best!

Looking for some other ways to celebrate spring? Check out these other posts!

How the Beauty of Spring Shows the Renewal of the Gospel – The Peculiar Treasure

How to Choose Plant Varieties in the Garden – Little Sprouts Learning Garden

Spring Into Action: Earth Day Activities – Ever Change Productions

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Spring is just around the corner. To celebrate the returning of our bird friends, we made this DIY bird seed container to store and keep our bird seed.

DIY Bird Seed Container

For the Birds

I’m not sure about your areas, but it’s starting to feel a bit like spring time here in Oklahoma. Spring is great for organizing, decluttering and other refreshing activities, but we are just excited about having our bird friends back. To celebrate, we decided to make this DIY bird seed container to store and keep our bird seed.

Spring is just around the corner. To celebrate the returning of our bird friends, we made this DIY bird seed container to store and keep our bird seed.

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