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Our cozy farmhouse style living room

Hey friends! Today I want to share our cozy farmhouse style living room with you. I have really never shared a good before and after of the space or our entire home. So, I thought I would start sharing each room and how it has evolved. The spaces will probably never really be finished, but they are a work in progress. And, what fun would it be for a home decor blogger to have a totally finished room? I really love how this room is evolving into a light and airy farmhouse style living room. I hope you will too.

Come with me and take a look….

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THE BEFORE OF THE FARMHOUSE STYLE LIVING ROOM:

Pretty typical of the 90’s right? When we first walked through the house I really had to focus on the layout, the backyard, and the space of the rooms. I was hit by mauve with every step I took. But, I knew this was all cosmetic and paint does wonders!

before and after farmhouse style living room 1990's

 

THE AFTER OF OUR FARMHOUSE STYLE LIVING ROOM:

This is what our farmhouse style living room currently looks like. I totally lightened up the walls with Benjamin Moore Coastal Fog. We removed all the mauve carpet and added laminate wood flooring, which by the way was a pretty cheap temporary fix.  We I hope to do a complete gut on the kitchen in 5-7 years. At that time, all the flooring will be replaced with hand scraped hardwoods. This living room space will then become our dining room with a fireplace where the TV is placed in the below photo.

Farmhouse style living room in neutral tones

Our farmhouse style living room currently houses an IKEA Ektorp sofa and two chairs. I LOVE my Ektorps! I don’t know how I lived without them for so long. The are so versatile and I am so happy with the ability to throw the slipcovers in the wash after dirty feet or hands have touched them.

Living room with farmhouse style

 

Farmhouse style living room with simple neutral decor

 

One of my favorite all time farmhouse style accessories in our living room is this ‘dream of’ pillow cover. It really does say it all doesn’t it? Who doesn’t dream of shiplap walls, chippy paint, subway tile, farmhouse sinks, and barn doors?

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I bet you are wondering where you can grab one for yourself? I got ya covered!

Here ya go: I dream of shiplap farmhouse pillow

farmhouse style living room shiplap pillow

 

 

farmhouse style living room with light and bright decor

I have been crushing on ironstone basins lately. These bowls are so simple and substantial. They need no extra decorating in or around them. Each can stand on its own. I found a few of my favorites here.

Simple farmhouse style living room

 

simple and cozy farmhouse style living room

 

farmhouse style living room

Another accessory I love to use in our home are these simple clear glass cloches. This is one of a few collections in my home.

They house a variety of textural pieces from a vintage camera to fishing floats.

farmhouse style living room with glass cloche collection

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our farmhouse style living room. I look forward to you following along as this space evolves and as I share other spaces of our home with you as well.

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farmhouse style living room shiplap pillow

 

A seasonal farmhouse style space of our home you may enjoy:

farmhouse fall home tour via Dandelion Patina

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Farmhouse style wreath easel

Hey friends! Today, I am sharing my farmhouse style wreath easel DIY.

Home decor doesn’t have to be expensive or what everyone has from a big box store. I love simple sweet decorating around the house. This farmhouse style craft is something I really enjoyed putting together. I am drawn to neutral decor. So, this means white, wood, black, and pops of green are what I enjoy the most. The pops of greenery around the house really make the house come alive, even if it is fake greenery.

DIY farmhouse style wreath easel

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Supplies you need for your farmhouse style wreath easel project:

DIY farmhouse style wreath easel

 

Tutorial for creating this farmhouse style wreath easel:

  • Cut a scrap piece of wood to fit within the back of the laser cut frame.
  • Glue it down.

 

farmhouse style wreath easel

  • Once previous two pieces are dry, glue to the chalkboard easel. This will give the piece some depth.
  • Stain all wood. I used Minwax golden oak. I used a Q-tip to stain the smaller sections of the easel.

 

farmhouse style wreath easel

  • Using E6000 again, attach one of the curio knobs to the wood plaque. This will need to set for several hours. Be sure to follow the directions on the tube for best results. I love this stuff. It is my go to adhesive any time I need to make sure there is a good adhesion for a long term bond. Again, love this stuff.

 

farmhouse style wreath easel

There you are.  All done.  Attach some ribbon to your mini wreath (tutorial coming) and hang.

You have created a simple, inexpensive wreath easel.

One of the best parts of this project is that this farmhouse style wreath easel can be used year long just by changing out the wreaths.

Such a sweet little farmhouse style DIY.

 

farmhouse style wreath easel DIY

 

farmhouse style seasonal wreath easel

 

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Other farmhouse style crafts you may enjoy:

How to make mason jar pedestal vases

 

ARE YOU A LOVER OF BURLAP? This is an amazing project! Combine burlap, lace, and a white tablecloth to create this unique rustic and feminine wreath for your home decor. Project via dandelionpatina.com

 

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Farmhouse DIY Projects

I love a good farmhouse DIY style project don’t you? The farmhouse style seems to be one of my favorites along side industrial and cottage. There is just something about warm wood and white that make my heart go pitter patter. Today I am sharing 5 farmhouse DIY projects will you. I hope they will inspire you to infuse a bit of farmhouse charm into your home. If you are not an avid diy’er, don’t worry, I have also added some sources to shop the look.

Here we go!

Love that farmhouse charm? Don't miss these DIY projects to bring that "fixer upper" look to your home on a budget!

Farmhouse charm shows in these projects and the good news is they are super budget-friendly.

So, let’s talk white stairs. I am instantly drawn to them. I took the plunge and painted my stairs white as well. I haven’t looked back. It is a night and day change from the old golden oak. The change definitely brings in that fresh farmhouse style.

diy painted stairs tutorial
How to Paint Stairs | The Heathered Nest

These farmhouse DIY plug in sconces are so adorable. Again, white and wood does it for me every time! The chicken wire adds a bit of industrial style as well. Perfect combo.

diy farmhouse light
DIY Plug in Sconces | My Love 2 Create

Confession, fellow pillow junkie here! Yup, that is me and when I saw these beauties I was ready to dust off the sewing machine to get started.

diy pillow covers
Easy DIY Pillow Cover | Shabbyfufu

Next, we have these chunky letters spelling out EAT. The element of wood is definitely farmhouse DIY style! I also love anything with cool typography, so these are on my bucket list to make.

diy EAT sign for the kitchen
DIY EAT Kitchen Sign | Noting Grace

I am always looking for ways to display our photos and mementos in a decor friendly way. This DIY planked wood wall hanging is a great way to do that. A mini shiplap wall…yes, please.

diy planked wall art memo board
DIY Planked Wood Wall Hanging | The Willow Market

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If you are not an avid DIY’er and would prefer to shop these looks,

I have some options for you:

 

Check out these other farmhouse DIY style projects for the home.

Stair skirting the easy way

 

The secret to creating farmhouse style chunky pom poms in minutes! This is so much better than using cardboard! via dandelionpatina.com #pompoms

 

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Neutral Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Hey readers, today I am going to share 5 inspiring neutral rustic home decor ideas. I don’t know about you but, I love that warm rustic feel in my home. These amazing projects will either inspire you to create your own DIY home decor ideas or I also will be sharing some sources to shop the look.

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Neutral and Rustic Home Decor Ideas

 

 

These rustic DIY wood coasters are a wonderful way to bring a bit of the outdoors in. I love the simplicity of them.

DIY wood coasters

DIY Wood Coasters-White House Crafts

This DIY pull down map would look great in your home office or in a den/reading nook. It is both functional and pretty. I love the industrial feel while staying in a neutral palette.

DIY Vintage Pull Down Map

DIY Pull Down Map-Bless’er House

These pallet floating shelves are just stunning! I created some similar shelving in my dinette area. They bring a ton of warmth to the space and these kept the cost down. Now, that is decorating on a budget!

pallet floating shelves

Pallet Floating Shelves-Seeking Lavender Lane

And speaking of adding warmth to a room, this rustic sofa table is a wonderful piece to incorporate. The sofa table adds extra room for lamps and decor as well as staying in the neutral rustic realm.

rustic sofa table

Rustic Sofa Table Tutorial-Worthing Court

Do you have a favorite quote from a book that you would love to display? This quote from The Fellowship Of The Ring is a unique way to incorporate that into your design.

book quote poster artwork

Book Quote Poster-Over The Apple Tree

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If you are not the avid DIY’er and are looking to shop the neutral rustic look…

Here are some options:


If you love neutral rustic design style check out these other posts.

How to create industrial pipe shelving the easy way via dandelionpatina.com

 

DIY rustic arrow wall art using Homestead House Milk Paint as a stain. It is super easy and I love how you can control the depth of the color. Just mix with water!

 

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Farmhouse Style Snowflake Wreath

Hey readers! Today I am sharing my farmhouse style snowflake wreath.

I have been doing all I can to stay cozy and make our home feel that way too! Last week I shared my 7 tips to a cozy home and today I am sharing my farmhouse style snowflake wreath.

Create a cozy and warm feeling right from the front door with this DIY farmhouse style snowflake wreath via dandelionpatina.com

After putting away all the Christmas decorations and holiday wreaths, I needed something for our front door. Sure, I could have went out and bought a wreath, but where is the fun in that? I love using my own creativity to create something that is unique. And, since Mother Nature is showering us with snow, I thought I would create a wreath with snowflakes! Pipe cleaner snowflakes that is.

farmhouse snowflake wreath tutorial via dandelionpatina.com #farmhousestyle

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Supplies you will need:

farmhouse style snowflake wreath tutorial via dandelionpatina.com

Instructions-farmhouse style snowflake wreath:

  • Start wrapping the chunky yarn around the grapevine wreath.

Check out this simple and cozy farmhouse style snowflake wreath via dandelionpatina.com #farmhousestyle

  • Continue wrapping until you have the desired look. Here, I wrapped yarn around twice to fill in gaps, but allow some texture to come through.

pipe cleaner snowflake

 

Snowflake Tutorial:

  • Using a scissors, cut three 6-inch pieces of pipe cleaner, six 2 inch pieces, and six 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Twist 6-inch pieces together at their midpoints to make a six-spoked asterisk. Tighten the twist as much as you can.
  • Center one 2 inch piece at the midpoint of each spoke and twist. Do this on all spokes.farmhouse style snow flake wreath tutorial
  • Center one 1 1/2 inch piece on the tip of each spoke and twist. Do this on all spokes as shown above.
  • Embellish

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  • Once all your snowflakes are made and embellished as desired, use the hot glue gun to adhere the snowflakes to your wreath.
  • Use the glue gun to add a dab of glue to the embellishment as well.

cozy farmhouse style snowflake wreath. The perfect embellishment for your front door. #farmhousestyle

You are done! Easy peasy with tons of character. This farmhouse style snowflake wreath was fun to make and under $20 to make.

Create a cozy and warm feeling right from the front door with this DIY farmhouse style snowflake wreath via dandelionpatina.com

 

I hope you enjoyed this farmhouse style snowflake wreath tutorial!

Other posts you may enjoy:

7 simple ways to cozy up your home! It has never been easier. dandelionpatina.com #farmhousestyle

 

Check this out!! The easy way to make chunky pom poms via dandelionpatina.com #pompoms #farmhousestyle

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BOTM: Little Glass Jar

Dandelion Patina readers, I have a treat for you today! I am sharing our blog of the month feature for October! If you are new to DP, this is a new feature on the blog. I am selecting a favorite blogger each month and asking them to join us for a little Q & A. You can check out A Burst of Beautiful BOTM feature for September as well.

So, without further ado I introduce you to Ashley over at Little Glass Jar! Ashley participated in our fun Pumpkin Palooza blog hop event with Country Living Magazine and created these amazingly adorable pumpkin plate chargers, and this DIY got her a feature on Instagram as well as the Country Living Magazine website! You can also find her contributing to the blog, Live Laugh Rowe monthly. Oh and she just recently started co-hosting the Brag-worthy Thursday link party with some amazing blogging friends! Whew…she is one busy gal isn’t she?

Ashley, blogger at Little Glass Jar

Isn’t she just so stinkin’ cute?

 

What an average day is like at The Little Glass Jar blog homestead:

An average day at the Little Glass Jar homestead varies day to day! During the week I work a full time corporate job that takes up most of my day, so anything you see on the blog is done around that schedule. On a typical weekday I get home from work in the late afternoon, cook dinner, do any cleaning/laundry and errand running, then I will sit down with my laptop either in my office or snuggled up in my favorite chair to get some blog work done. During the week I mostly work on sending/answering emails, website maintenance (well, trying to figure it out at least!), editing pictures, and writing posts. The weekends are usually reserved for getting my projects built, cooking recipes, taking pictures (weather permitted!) and all the hands on work. Sundays are my most productive days, especially since I have my husband around to help out with a lot of my DIY ideas, he’s a pretty crucial part of Little Glass Jar!

Little Glass Jar dining room

 

Your favorite space in your home and why?

For a while my favorite space in our home was our dining room, but recently I have been loving our office! It is full of my favorite flea market finds and the whole makeover is coming together so nicely! I’ve used really dark blue-ish grays mixed with pops of white and different textures like galvanized metals and natural wood. I’ve wanted to make it a space that I love to work in, and I’ve already found myself spending some late nights in there just enjoying the room while I blog.

Little Glass Jar office area

 

Favorite DIY project and why?

My favorite DIY project by far has been my office desk makeover. I took a very modern, simple desk from Target, painted it white and added wood planks to the top for a very farmhouse table look. We even added a little crystal knob to the drawer for more character. I love recycling old furniture into something new.  I also try to reuse before I throw out a piece because I am so picky about what I buy, why not customize it exactly how I want it myself!

 

 

What goals do you have for your home in terms of decorating, projects, etc?

Right now I am trying to tackle one room at a time. However, I have complete ADD when it comes to decorating! I will start one room, then jump around to a few others before completing the original room I was focused on. I have yet to call any room “done,” but are they ever really done?! So right now my goal is to show completed (for now) room reveals for our office and our guest room. Then I hope to start on a few bigger projects like our living room. I have so so many ideas for each room, but it’s such a process for me! I know exactly what I want, and sometimes it takes a while to find the right pieces to fit my vision.

 

What is your decorating style?

I would describe my decorating style as modern farmhouse with a mixture of vintage flea market finds. I love the clean farmhouse look with a lot of white ironstone, wood texture, neutral/natural colors, but then I love old, worn, rusted and busted antiques I find at our local flea market. So not too primitive, but also not too funky vintage, if that makes sense!

four drawer side table from Little Glass Jar

 

 

If you could meet one blogger, who would that be and what would you say to her/him?

Oh my, I have a list of bloggers I would love to meet! I think there is so much talent out there in this blogging community, and some of these ladies have been such an inspiration to me way before I even started my little blog! If I had to choose just one, it would probably have to be Jenna from Jenna Sue Design. Even though she is taking a break right now from the décor aspect of blogging, I always refer back to her site for ideas. Her style is spot on, and she is the queen of DIY. She is just so good at what she does.

 

Tell us how you started blogging, what you love about it, what is challenging for you.

I have been following home décor blogs for many years, and just started Little Glass Jar a little over a year ago. I have always had a passion for decorating/DIY and finally decided I needed a place to put it all! I didn’t expect anyone other than my parents and a few friends would follow it, so to gradually watch more and more people visit each month is mind-blowing. I love every aspect of blogging! I love that I have a creative outlet to go to outside of  my corporate job, and I love that people actually follow along! The balance of running the blog is challenging with work and everyday life, but maybe one day I will figure it out, or maybe not! It’s a huge learning experience, lots of trial and error, but totally worth it!

Little Glass Jar behind-the-scenes for blog of the month via dandelionpatina.com

 

Little Glass Jar blog of the month via dandelionpatina.com

 

One detail/characteristic that makes you unique (it can be anything).

I am overly picky when it comes to decorating. Picky in the sense that when I have an idea in my head for a space, I don’t settle for anything other than what I think will work. If I envision an eight pane window painted black on a particular wall in my living room, I will not hang anything on that wall until I find that exact eight pane window. Now you see why it takes me so long to finish a room!?

 

What is on your bucket list?

I would love to travel more. I really enjoy extended weekends with my husband, exploring a new city neither one of use has been to. My city bucket list right now is Boston (in the fall of course), Charleston, and Seattle. And then there is Europe, that is huge on the bucket list!

 

What is your personal motto?

It may be cliché, but I have always, always been a firm believer that “everything happens for a reason.” I have lived by that motto my whole life. There are always things, events, aspects of life that we have no control over, but what is meant to happen will happen.

 

I’ll do anything to avoid…..

….taking my car to get the oil changed. I absolutely hate it! I don’t even know why, it just annoys me so much!

 

Favorite junk food…..

Cookies are my absolute downfall. Freshly baked…get out of here. I can’t say no.

 

I have a style crush on….

Jennifer Aniston.

 

I never leave the house without…

My keys, purse, cell…and my Taylor Swift cd.

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Now, wasn’t that little Q & A fun? We all got to know Ashley just a little bit more and I love her style!

Head over to her blog to find out more:

Little Glass Jar blog of the month

 

If you are a blogger and are interested in being the next blog of the month, shoot me an email, michelle@dandelionpatina.com

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5 Rustic Farmhouse DIY Projects

Hey there! Today, I am sharing 5 amazing rustic farmhouse DIY projects with you.

 

Two of my favorite styles to mix together are rustic and farmhouse. Incorporating tons of texture, natural elements, metal, and burlap are some of what you will find in my home as well.

These rustic farmhouse DIY projects are charming, beautiful, and anything but old fashioned!

Rustic farmhouse DIY projects with tutorials

 

Jamie over at Anderson Grant does the most amazing repurposing projects. This galvanized flower pot has all the farmhouse goodness that I love. Her photography is so beautiful. Can you believe that she found an old milk funnel and transformed it from utilitarian to a piece you would find in an expensive boutique?! I would definitely love a few of these on my covered front porch.

I love this unique, rustic flower pot idea!

Repurposed DIY Flower Pot | A Burst of Beautiful project by Anderson + Grant

Next up in my roundup of rustic farmhouse DIY projects are these rustic log candle holders. Check out all the texture. And, I am loving how chunky they are!

What a beautiful and simple diy project! log candleholders by lovegrowswild.com

Easy Log Candleholder | Love Grows Wild

Then, there are these countertops! What a transformation. I am scared to death to try this project, but the results are stunning. Definitely, rustic farmhouse charm in this kitchen.

DIY concrete-look countertops... beautiful and affordable! seekinglavenderlane.com

DIY Ardex Feather Finish Countertops | Seeking Lavender Lane

I love shopping at IKEA because you can find reasonably priced basics that are just waiting for their turn to shine! This IKEA coffee table makeover certainly is shining! I love the planked look on the top. My favorite combination is white and wood. So, this is an amazing rustic farmhouse DIY in my book.

What a beautiful planked coffee table made from an affordable Ikea piece!

Ikea Coffee Table Makeover | Simply Beautiful by Angela

Last are these simple burlap and lace jars. I love this combination and I have used it in a previous rustic farmhouse DIY project as well.

Gorgeous embellishments for simply glass jars!

Burlap and Lace Wrapped Jars | DIY Beautify

I hope you enjoyed this rustic farmhouse DIY project round up. If DIY isn’t your thing, I have created a shop the look below.

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Shop the look source list for rustic farmhouse decor:


Other rustic farmhouse DIY projects you may enjoy:

How do you decorate with a printers tray? With just a few easy steps you can create your own personalized vintage printers tray vignette. Styling by Dandelion Patina

DIY rustic arrow wall art using Homestead House Milk Paint as a stain. It is super easy and I love how you can control the depth of the color. Just mix with water!
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5 Beautiful Spaces For Your Home

Are you ready to see 5 beautiful spaces for your home?

Awesome! Summer is winding down and the houses will once again be clean. These beautiful spaces are such an inspiration to create a quiet place in my home! Enjoy!

beautiful spaces for your home

5 beautiful spaces for your home:

 

Living Room

To start off with, I love the clean modern farmhouse feel of this living room. I am a fan of neutral decor and this room has all the lovely whites, creams, soft grays that I love. Oh, and check out that coffee table. I am a huge industrial junky.

 

Paint Colours and Wallpaper in our Home_Living RoomNeutral Decor | A Burst of Beautiful

Entryway

Next up is an amazing entryway. This farmhouse has unexpected yet subtle stripes on the walls in soft white and gray. The wood floors have such character and the rug gives a textural feel to the space. Isn’t it welcoming? I am ready for a visit!

Front-Entry-StripesEntryway | Thistlewood Farms

Kitchen

The layout of this kitchen would be great for entertaining. And, look at that cute ladder light. I love the rustic feel it brings to the space.

farmhouse style kitchen

Kitchen | The Summery Umbrella

Laundry Room

This laundry room space is a place in my own room that needs some improvement. I love the white cabinetry and the wood shelf that was created above the washer and dryer for extra storage.

laundry-room-7-3Laundry Room | Worthing Court

Living/Dining Combo

Finally, this inviting living room space. I love the neutral color on the walls and the faux beam separating the two spaces. Also, the coffee table is really cool isn’t it? I love the chunky rustic wood top with the industrial look of the base. Lauren’s whole house is truly a welcoming and beautiful home.

DIY-Wood-Beam-Doorway-7-of-10Living Room | Blesser House

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of beautiful spaces for your home. These spaces are very inspirational and each has elements that I love from rustic ladder lights to chunky wood coffee table tops. But, I know that DIY isn’t always for everyone and, at times, there just isn’t the time, right!? So, I have created a shop the look with a few elements that I would love from these spaces.

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Farmhouse Nest Basket

I will be sharing a simple & crafty farmhouse style inspired party favor today. A farmhouse nest basket.

I love creating special mementos for baby showers when I get the chance. It is a special occasion to get that creative energy flowing. This little baby shower party favor screams cuteness with a farmhouse style flair. They also would be perfect sitting at each guests table setting as well. You could personalize these in unique ways with a simple gift tag as well. The possibilities are endless.

 

farmhouse style nest basket party favor

Supplies you will need for these farmhouse nest basket:

  • Jiffy peat pots
  • Wooden letter beads
  • Nesting material-a mix of Spanish moss, reindeer moss, paper shavings
  • Feathers
  • Newspaper or decoupage tissue
  • Decorative lace trim
  • Walnuts
  • Decoupage glue and Elmer’s glue
  • Scissors

bird nest housewarming gift

Instructions for creating farmhouse nest basket:

  • Cut pieces of newspaper or decoupage tissue & glue on.
  • Once your nesting material is selected and placed you will need to embellish your pot.
  • Grab your walnuts and make your eggs with chalk paint. (Tutorial for eggs)
  • Add your special touches such as bead letters to create ‘nest’ or a simple tag.

 

It is that simple.

housewarming gift farmhouse style

 

I really like the vintage feel of the typography paper. You could even get a copy of previous newspaper birth announcements from the family and use those as your decoupage paper.

housewarming gift farmhouse style diy

 

farmhouse style housewarming gift

 

housewarming gift farmhouse style

 

farmhouse housewarming gift

These are super sweet and fairly inexpensive to create.

They also work well for decorating in the spring time.

Place on a cute little shelf in the home or use in a centerpiece on the table. They would be sweet in a nursery as well.

farmhouse style housewarming gift

 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I hope you use this farmhouse nest basket idea for your next baby shower party favor. What did you think of the walnut eggs? I thought they were a unique spin and something totally unexpected!

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farmhouse style nest basket party favor

 

Another crafty project you may enjoy:

wreath with pink gray cream cupcake liners

 

 

 

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