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DIY Painted Pumpkins

It’s officially pumpkin season, and I’m not sad about that! Whether they’re on the shelves in the dining room, as the main centerpiece on the table, or stacked up on the front porch, I’m making plenty of room for them this year. I mean, I planted a bunch of them in my garden, so ready […]

It’s officially pumpkin season, and I’m not sad about that! Whether they’re on the shelves in the dining room, as the main centerpiece on the table, or stacked up on the front porch, I’m making plenty of room for them this year. I mean, I planted a bunch of them in my garden, so ready […]

How To Make A Floral O by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How To Make A Floral Letter

Happy Thursday friends! I hope you’ve had a great week. Sorry about the radio silence on the blog this week. I’ve been working hard to get everything finished up for my e-book launch, which takes place on Monday, May 30th! It’s coming fast! If you want to read more about it, click here. For today’s […]

Happy Thursday friends! I hope you’ve had a great week. Sorry about the radio silence on the blog this week. I’ve been working hard to get everything finished up for my e-book launch, which takes place on Monday, May 30th! It’s coming fast! If you want to read more about it, click here. For today’s […]

DIY Recipe Towel Art by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Recipe Towel Art

I decided to get a jump start on Mother’s Day this year, which is right around the corner. If you’re looking for an easy, customized DIY project for your mom, or that special lady in your life, look no further than this fun DIY recipe towel art.. It’s the perfect way to cherish a favorite […]

I decided to get a jump start on Mother’s Day this year, which is right around the corner. If you’re looking for an easy, customized DIY project for your mom, or that special lady in your life, look no further than this fun DIY recipe towel art.. It’s the perfect way to cherish a favorite […]

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The Easiest Napkin Ring

These cheap and easy napkin rings are the perfect addition to your holiday table. They’re great for any season, can easily be customized and go with any dish set for the ease of mixing and matching! I shared a peek of the easiest napkin ring ever on our fall table setting last week. And when […]

These cheap and easy napkin rings are the perfect addition to your holiday table. They’re great for any season, can easily be customized and go with any dish set for the ease of mixing and matching! I shared a peek of the easiest napkin ring ever on our fall table setting last week. And when […]

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How To Make Ribbon From Fabric

Today I wanted to share a really simple way to make ribbon from fabric. Sometimes finding cute ribbon with a specific “look” in mind can be harder than you’d think. Or, you see fabric and just know it would look amazing as ribbon. I’ve used this trick several times, and each time I do, I’m […]

Today I wanted to share a really simple way to make ribbon from fabric. Sometimes finding cute ribbon with a specific “look” in mind can be harder than you’d think. Or, you see fabric and just know it would look amazing as ribbon. I’ve used this trick several times, and each time I do, I’m […]

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Thanksgiving Burlap Placemats

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but it is! Even though Anthony and I will visiting to spend it with his family, I’ve still been in the mood to do a few projects and decorating. It’s one of my very favorite times, and such a great Holiday to really soak in. So, […]

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but it is! Even though Anthony and I will visiting to spend it with his family, I’ve still been in the mood to do a few projects and decorating. It’s one of my very favorite times, and such a great Holiday to really soak in. So, […]

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DIY Apple Wreath

I’m sharing my DIY Apple Wreath tutorial below. It’s easy to make and the results are stunning! Fall has officially moved into our home and I can’t wait to share all the decorating I’ve been doing around the house. Get ready!  Since we’ve built them, one of my very favorite places to decorate and change […]

I’m sharing my DIY Apple Wreath tutorial below. It’s easy to make and the results are stunning! Fall has officially moved into our home and I can’t wait to share all the decorating I’ve been doing around the house. Get ready!  Since we’ve built them, one of my very favorite places to decorate and change […]

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5 Projects To Make Under $30

We all like a bargain, right? I know I do. Often times I’ll see something that I love, but flinch when I see the price. That’s why I love making things for our home. I still get the look that I want, but at a much lower price. Today I’m sharing 5 projects to make […]

We all like a bargain, right? I know I do. Often times I’ll see something that I love, but flinch when I see the price. That’s why I love making things for our home. I still get the look that I want, but at a much lower price. Today I’m sharing 5 projects to make […]

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DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas

Happy Thursday! Today, April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home and I have joined forces to bring you our monthly $30 Thursday challenge. In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place the first Thursday of each month and we each share a project or idea that you can recreate for $30 […]

Happy Thursday! Today, April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home and I have joined forces to bring you our monthly $30 Thursday challenge. In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place the first Thursday of each month and we each share a project or idea that you can recreate for $30 […]

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DIY Picture Frame Clock

Are you ready for a quick and easy project that looks great? This DIY Picture Frame Clock is the prefect project to add a bit of character and it’s so easy to customize! I’m loving how it turned out… To make it, I started with a 5″ x 7″ frame and a clock kit from […]

Are you ready for a quick and easy project that looks great? This DIY Picture Frame Clock is the prefect project to add a bit of character and it’s so easy to customize! I’m loving how it turned out… To make it, I started with a 5″ x 7″ frame and a clock kit from […]

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Bless Our Home Burlap Sign

Today I’m sharing the project that I created for the Michaels and Hometalk in-store Pinterest party! In case you missed it, I shared all the details in yesterdays post! For my project, I chose to use the 16 x 20 burlap panel. I couldn’t wait to make a big framed sign! To make it, I […]

Today I’m sharing the project that I created for the Michaels and Hometalk in-store Pinterest party! In case you missed it, I shared all the details in yesterdays post! For my project, I chose to use the 16 x 20 burlap panel. I couldn’t wait to make a big framed sign! To make it, I […]

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DIY Burlap Placemats

See how easy it is to make these DIY burlap placemats. They’re the perfect addition to your table and you can customize what you want each placemat to say! Today is $30 Thursday, so you know what that means, right? April from House by Hoff, Jen from Migonis Home and I are teaming up to […]

See how easy it is to make these DIY burlap placemats. They’re the perfect addition to your table and you can customize what you want each placemat to say! Today is $30 Thursday, so you know what that means, right? April from House by Hoff, Jen from Migonis Home and I are teaming up to […]

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Wood Slab Sign

If you’ve been reading The WGC for awhile, you’ve probably noticed that I really love thick slabs of wood. There’s just something about them. They look great and they can be used in so many different ways. Today, I’m showing another way I’m using them, as a Wood Slab Sign! Be still my heart, because […]

If you’ve been reading The WGC for awhile, you’ve probably noticed that I really love thick slabs of wood. There’s just something about them. They look great and they can be used in so many different ways. Today, I’m showing another way I’m using them, as a Wood Slab Sign! Be still my heart, because […]

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How To Make Fabric Rosette’s

Remember that JOY-full pillow I shared a few days ago? Well, one of my favorite things about it was those lovely fabric rosette’s. Today, I’m showing you how to make them! Here’s how: I started with 1 1/2 yards of muslin fabric about 20″ long. Then, I laid a yardstick on top of the fabric […]

Remember that JOY-full pillow I shared a few days ago? Well, one of my favorite things about it was those lovely fabric rosette’s. Today, I’m showing you how to make them! Here’s how: I started with 1 1/2 yards of muslin fabric about 20″ long. Then, I laid a yardstick on top of the fabric […]

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Denim Leaves

In preparation for setting our Thanksgiving table, I’ve been collecting a few of my favorite fall things. And I really wanted to make some denim leaves… A few years ago I found a gorgeous shaped leaf. I’ve packed it around for a while and it’s made an appearance in a few different decorating vignettes around […]

In preparation for setting our Thanksgiving table, I’ve been collecting a few of my favorite fall things. And I really wanted to make some denim leaves… A few years ago I found a gorgeous shaped leaf. I’ve packed it around for a while and it’s made an appearance in a few different decorating vignettes around […]

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