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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Backyard Eden


WOW!  The talent and inspiration on GET YOUR CRAFT ON is overwhelming.  You guys are amazing!  It makes it easier to comment back if you take off your verification.  Winners will be announced tomorrow.


She had me at Burlap……and having a labradoodle caught my attention too.  My Backyard Eden

Can there be too much burlap?  Not if you’re in my world…….bring on the burlap.  Carolyn decided on a round table cover……then added a bit of holiday flair with a stencil and some paint. thanksgiving 030_thumb[24] With that Southern Living at HOME center piece, and red candle….you can’t go wrong.  (I have that jamestown tray….LOVE IT)thanksgiving 024_thumb[11]She’s handy with the stenciling…..she saw some pillows from Potter barn….instead of buying them….she made them.  That’s my girl! She is kind enough to show us with a tutorial! TUTORIAL!!!pbpillows019_thumbpbpillows009_thumb1After looking at PB’s then hers……….I like hers better.  I do.  I bet you can do with burlap too.  :)pbpillows035_thumb6I never get tired of looking at these wreaths.  I don’t care how many people make them…keep em coming.  She bought all her ornaments from The Dollar Store and created this beautiful amazing wreath.   She nailed it with combining the colors.  I love it.  I need to head back and read her tutorial.

eddierosswreath013_thumb27Being in the holiday mood, she was on top of it and planted her amaryllis.  I also need to get on this with my paper whites.  Such a great delight in the dead of winter to have these gorgeous flowers blooming.  The planters aren’t bad either.   amaryliss 003_thumb[30]   Before I head down Christmas alley, I wanted to show you what she did with this Early American style coffee table.  I’ve seen a few of these in my lifetime.  Even with paint, you’d have a hard time getting around the making this work…….but leave it to her.procrastinatorafter 024_thumb[2]She used it for her turtle habitat.  I think that’s what she has in there.  Perfect for that table.  And look at cute little Rosie.  She looks related to my Maybelline.halloween 007_thumb[16]OK, back to the holidays………

Easy toffee gift idea.  Love toffee.  She has the full recipe and tutorial.  No excuses now.toffee 022_thumb[17]      To decorate, she MADE these hurricanes.  MADE THEM!  dollarstoreloot 022_thumb[12]dollarstoreloot 004_thumb[7]She started out with 3 glasses and 3 candle sticks…..waved her magic wand and TaDa!!!


And these ceramic coasters are a very popular gift idea.  Simple, functional and cute.  chickencoasters 024_thumb[18] 

So grab your stenciling dabber and get ready for some holiday crafting!


Marianne@Songbird said...

Great find! Can't stay over here now have to go over there and check her out. (Does Google reader have a maximum of blogs you can add? ;-) )

Kristin said...

Where is your button located if I want to add one?

Clau! said...

Christmas giveaway on my blog ->

Teresa said...

Loving those pillows!

Tiffany said...

Love the pillows! I want to try those out for sure!
Thanks Kim!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for featuring me today! I'm truly surprised and honored!