Welcome to Link It or Lump It #11! Now normally I’d share a bit of news with you but to be honest things have been crazy and I’m barely going to get this post out on time as it is. So I guess that’s my news this week. Things are crazy. They’re going to be next week too, let’s get to the link party already!
Getting right on with it and loving it
You may remember Liz from co-hosting a few weeks back. She’s the super sweetie who blogs over at Queen Lila. This week she shared a tutorial to make a fun, wooden ring. That pretty accessory on her finger was not so long ago a part of a branch on a tree. How neat is that?! Be sure to head on over to learn how to make one or two for yourself (and get good use out of your yard trimmings!) And check out the new design over at Queen Lila!
I love gold leaf and I’ve long wanted to play with it more extensively, but something has be apprehensive about the whole thing. But THIS is the project that has convinced me that I need to get over that and get to it. This gorgeous bowl is DIY gold leaf on the inside and a bright, shiny white on the outside and I am in love with the contrast. See how to make your own from Homey Oh My!
And guess what? I have two of my favorites as being from the very same blogger! Yes, this second metallic wonder is also by Amy of Homey Oh My. This time she brings in some metallic copper for a fun and unique spin on re-purposing tin cans. And while I’m kind of done with chalkboard in general, these sweet herb tags on each are definitely the exception. I love everything about this from start to finish on these copper tin cans with chalkboard tags!
These Halloween Jello Cat Eye Jigglers from Marvelous Mommy are great for two reasons. I love cats and I love Jello. A lot. And these really look like eyes, don’t they? What I also love about this post is how REAL it is. Along with how to make these cute cat eyes and some Frankenstein cups, you’ll also learn what NOT to do. Yep, head on over to learn how to not mess up your Jigglers. And with Halloween being so soon, now I’m sure you’ll want to avoid every possible jiggly Jello disaster!
It would seem that there are quite a few flowers that really mean something to me. Maybe that is because my family has so many gardeners in it. Unfortunately I’m NOT one of them but in my first home as an adult I inherited hydrangeas from the previous owner and I was, amazingly enough, able to keep them alive. Ever since, I’ve loved them.
And when this burlap and brown hydrangea fall floral wreath popped up on my screen, I knew it was going to be a featured favorite at first glance. The tutorial is SUPER easy to follow and you don’t need any experience with wreaths to make this beauty with the great directions from Beachwood Place. Head on over and see how to make your own! And I must say, I’ve never been much of a gal for burlap but this link party has been opening my eyes to the wonder of the amazing stuff!
Not all projects and DIYs are glamorous or decorative. In fact, some of the ones I find myself running to, pinning and revisiting are the ones that are more functional… like this tutorial for how to quickly repair a broken zipper from Make It or Fix It Yourself. Now I must admit that I’ve been guilty of wearing my favorite jeans for YEARS with a safety pin used to keep my fly up and in place. And then one day I gave them away when I was teased about it. I never, ever considered that it could be fixed. I assumed that it needed to be replaced which is waaaay out of my skill set. And guess what, this DIY is super easy. There’s a minimal amount of hand stitching, but bingo, bango you’ll get this sucker knocked out in no time flat! How to quickly repair a broken zipper.
Now that you’ve seen my favorites… Head on over to Two It Yourself to see Melissa’s favorites, too. That’s right… you have double the chance to be featured (and you may even get featured twice… woo-freakin’-hoo, right?)
While you’re stopping in, be sure to check up all of the crafty that Melissa and her sister Stephanie have going on including this gorgeous table redo. It’s actually it’s second makeover and while the first attempt was nice, this second go round is perfection. So if you’ve ever (like me) worked hard on making a piece of furniture that winds up not being just to your taste after all of the effort, take this tip to heart. Sometimes things don’t pan out the first try and that we’ve got as many as we need to get it right! If you’re crafty you can swing it just like Melissa until it swings perfectly your way!
In spite of trying to write this in a hurry, Haven’t I just been a regular chatty Cathy today? Let’s link up already, shall we?
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The RULES – because they make things fair-ish:
- Link anything you made yourself but nothing that is available for sale. (you don’t have to have a blog or site just leave that bit empty or link up your Facebook profile, etc.)
- Link back to Dream a Little Bigger to be considered for next week’s feature roundup! (you can grab that awesome button up there – hubba hubba!)
- Click through one or two of your favorite links and leave some comment love!
- Entries are randomly placed so that everyone gets top billing. I HATE when I get to a party late and my links get stuck somewhere in the middle! Well, that’s not gonna happen here, folks!
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