free tutorial. summer cargo duffle…

Need a rainy day project or a great overnight bag? Hop over to Coconut Robot’s blog today for a free tutorial!! It’s a ‘must try’.

Coconut Robot's Duffle Tutorial

(Photo courtesy of http://www.coconutrobot.com)

Coconut Robot’s modified cargo duffle.

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planning ahead. father’s day.

I am starting to think ahead to Father’s Day- not that I have this much time on my hands, but because I know I need to plan this far in advance if anything is going to be ready on time. While the Hubby got his ‘dream machine’- a riding lawn mower- for an early Father’s Day, I still want to surprise him with something for the office. 

Enter- Shanty2Chic– and their fab. Father’s Day DIY frame! Love it. 

Hey guys!

I decided to make my hubby a little something for his office for Father’s Day this year!  I used one of my very favorite ‘Daddy’ sayings to make this project.  Here is how it turned out…

I made the printable in 3 different colors to give you guys options.  These are so easy to print.  You just click the printable you want to open the pdf file.  Then, just push print from your top browser bar… Simple! Oh… And free ;-)!

Father’s Day Gray Printable

Father’s Day Black Printable

Father’s Day Brown Printable

Now for the project…

You will need one 2×10 board from Lowe’s or HD.  I bought mine for $7.27.  Cheap!

I cut one piece at 11″ and another piece at 7″.  You can also have the hardware store cut it for you!

I used a new stain color on these!  Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut, I found Kona!  LOVE, LOVE!

It only took one stain and dried super fast!

I decided to use the gray printable for my hubby.  I printed it on regular white card stock.  Then, I just trimmed the extra edge off.

I attached my printable to my big block using these bronze furniture tacks that can also be found at the Lowe’s.  No need to glue or use Mod Podge… Just hammer it on! So easy!!

I also printed a 5×7 picture of all the kiddos.  You can do 1 hour developing at Walmart for under $2 if you prefer that!  I used the tacks again to attach my picture to my other block.

That’s it… Under 1 hour and under $10… Woohoo!  And I know my hubby will love it.  That’s the best part!  What do you think??

I would love for you to PIN and share this below!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend!!

~Whitney

 

This tutorial is featured from Shanty2Chic blog’s post from June 8th, 2012 entitled: Father’s Day Gift & Free Printables. Find the full post HERE.  All photos and information are cited from Shanty2Chic.

 

I am going to make my own typography styled print for the second “frame” (since we only have a daugther)- who doesn’t love a little sunny day project?! 

 

printable wisdom: etsy.

printable wisdom: etsy.

Love this print (and the whole shop for that matter!). I need to start buying frames in bulk to hang all of the printable wall art I keep finding on line. Photo courtesy of http://www.printablewisdom.etsy.com.

our Easter door decor…

our Easter door decor…

Here’s our DIY Easter door decor! {Bunting from the baby’s birthday party & wreath was a DIY brown bag project with straw yarn and finger painted eggs} Share away!!

country Easter eggs!

country Easter eggs!

Plastic eggs are boring (and are p.l.a.s.t.i.c.!); what’s a crafty, rustic momma to do? Ta-da! Wooden Easter eggs!! They even come with paint! (Another fabulous find on ETSY) These are perfect for our egg allergy home. Love it!