Polaroid Photo Board

I recently came to the realization that I hardly have any photos of family or friends on display in my home.  There's a handful on the side of the refrigerator, but sadly, that's about it.  And considering how often I think of them, this felt pretty odd that more were not out for my viewing pleasure.

A few evenings ago I was looking through a box of old photographs and came across several vintage images of various family members, many of which were of my mother.  The nostalgia I felt was practically tangible.  I thought to myself how strange it is that the vast majority of my photos are digital; living on my computer and not in plain sight - not even the ones I consider to be really important.  That's when I decided to embark on a little photo project to correct the issue.

One quick web search later and I stumbled upon Polaroid Fotobar.  This easy to use tool allowed me to pull photos from my phone and Instagram account with just a few clicks.  I paid for my dozen Polaroid style images at $1 each and mere days later, they were in my mailbox.

After thinking about the design, a quick trip to the home improvement store (with both dogs in tow of course) was in order.  We gathered...

Stenciled Pillow Covers

While decorating for Christmas this week, I was inspired to turn my entire living room into a metallic woodland winter wonderland.  To do so, that meant covering up anything that wasn't a neutral color, throw pillows included.  I used some canvas fabric left over from the curtains I recently made, painted some festive words and patterns with the help of some stencils, and sewed them together to create a pillow slip cover.  The best thing about this project is that it was completely...

Baked Clay Ornaments

As I was decorating for Christmas this week, I got inspired to make a few ornaments with the help of the dogs.  Using left over supplies from previous crafting projects, these were entirely FREE to make and turned out wonderfully!

Supplies I used:

Baking Clay

Paint + Paint Pens

Wire + Wire Cutters

Decorative Ribbon

Aren't they just adorable?  Check out the gallery below!