Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DIY Artificial Succulent Jars

Ok, I have been a real slacker on my blog the past few months. I have just been spending time with my little ones. And painting the ceilings white in most of my upstairs. I hate painting ceilings but it makes a huge difference in the brightness of each space. It is not very exciting so I haven't shared it on my blog.
I have been keeping an eye out for some cute inexpensive succulents in jar to put in my home. Well they don't exist! for cheep anyway. some I saw at Joann's for $14.99 or $9.99 for these tiny jars with one succulent in it. Whaaaaaat? That's just crazy. So I went on a hunt to make my own.
These are super simple and take like 5 minutes total!
This is what you will need and where you can buy each item.
Succulents: Joanns (these babies are pricey so I use a 40% OFF coupon) some can be as much as $9.99 for one large succulent.
Mine had 6 small succulents for $3.99 the other was $5.99(both with a $40% coupon) for the larger 3.
Glass jars: I bought mine for $1 at the dollar store.
Small white rocks: the white rocks are from the dollar store.
Small multi-colored rocks: Joanns, $2.09 for the bag
Green moss- Joanns $2.79
When you plant "real" succulents you need some drainage like moss or rocks at the bottom of the jar. I wanted mine to look as "real" as possible so I did the same layering affect.
Start with any of the rocks or the moss, place a small layer down and then do another layer of a different rock. I did some starting white first some I did moss first. it doesn't matter just change it up. layer then cut the succulents the size you need to shove into your layers and stay in place.
That is it! This whole project cost me under $14.00 for the three jars!!
Arent they cute!!
 Thanks for visiting Country Girl Home
Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Boys Room Gallery Wall

I just finished the gallery wall in my youngest sons room this week. This is how it turned out all finished. (except for updated pictures of my son)
I am in the process of painting his night stand grey and dresser cream with wood tops. I will show those another time. I have had a heck of a time finding some bedding I like.  (I might have to make my own).
 I made this arrow sign.
 I wanted to incorporate his name some where but couldn't find any letters I liked, so I made my own.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2nd Birthday Flower Party

I can't believe that my little girl is 2! I was okay with her turning 1 but not 2! For some reason 2 sounds so much older than 1. Time is just going by too fast and I just don't like it. Right now I have a 10 year old, 7.5 year old and a 5.5 year old and now a 2 year old. My little family is growing up.
I was going to do some sort of snowflake themed party for Whit on her 2nd Birthday. I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't want it to turn into a "Frozen party" because she doesn't even know what that is..."Frozen". I am sure in the next year she will totally want a Frozen party but for now I opted for flowers.
Yes, flowers in January.
I also didn't want to spend a lot on my decorations. I bought $10 of tissue paper and balloons. The tutorial for the tissue paper flowers is below. The are really easy and inexpensive!
I should have taken a family picture before we got all crazy partying! We are a bit of a mess in this picture. And I don't like the lighting of night parties they turn out so yellow. Oh well.
We were at Costco(the store I hate to love, because it takes all my money) the day of the party and just had to get these pretty flowers!! Oh and my new lovely white Target vase.
Ignore the fan please and just look at the flowers and white lanterns.


 Paper flower tutorial
I bought different color tissue paper and unfolded it one time. Then cut out a petal shape with the fold at the bottom so when you unfold it you have a weird dog bone shape (pictured below)

Separate all the sheets of tissue and lay them in a t then an x shape on top of that. So I have 4 tissue papers laying down in the picture below you can add more if you want a fuller flower.
 Then take another color in a smaller petal shape and repeat then I cut two small square or circles and scrunch them up and add to the middle of the flower. Then I scrunch the whole flower to make it a little less perfect.
Then scrunch and twist the center/bottom of the flower to create a cone that you will tape together.
Then arrange the petals how you like them and hang them up with tape of fishing line. That's it!

 By all means I am not a baker! Really, this is not the prettiest cake I have ever seen, but it was good enough for my little girl. Next year I will have one of my sister-in-laws make the cake :)
Happy Birthday my sweet little girl!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas home tour 2014

Welcome to my Christmas home tour for 2014. I have had my decoraions up for.....Well, I put them up before Thanksgiving!! I know, I know. But there is a good reason. With 4 kids it takes me about three days to get all my stuff out and up. Then I decorate my mother-in-laws house and also this year I helped my mom decorate her house. So I was pretty busy. This is my home this year. I hope you feel welcome and come back often! We love visitors :)
~Happy Holidays~

Every year my tree is a little different than the last. This year I finally got some large green berries. I love them I have been wanting some for about three years and always wait to long to buy them. Not this year!! I also added some cream and red gingham ribbon.




I don't usually decorate any bedrooms. But this year I decided I would do a little d├ęcor in my room.
I hope you are enjoying your December. It has been crazy warm weather and no snow which is weird for me. I want snow for Christmas!! It just feels funny having all my Christmas decorations up and it is 50 degrees outside :)
Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thanksgiving Table

We have never had thanksgiving at my house but I always like to decorate my table anyway. Here is how mine turned out this year. I didn't spend any money I just used what I already had.
 And the place settings. I just love these little grapevine pumpkins

Happy November to you!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Large chalk board tutorial

Happy Tuesday to you all!
I am excited to share this chalk board with you today.

 This is what you will need.
wood glue
large chalk board
(2)1x4 slats  24 Inches long
(2) 1X4 slats 17.5 inches long
small nail gun (optional)
I bought the chalk board at Home Depot and the boards at Lowes.
 I stained the wood slats and let them dry completely
Then with wood glue and lots of clamps and other heavy objects I let it dry over night.
Then the next morning I use my small nailer to nail the boards to the chalk board.
 Then prepped my chalk board by rubbing a chalk sideways to cover the whole board then wipe with a dry cloth.
 And that's it! You have a huge chalk board. Now I just need to practice writing on it :)
Have a great day!