Hydrangea Hanging Basket Door Wreath

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As summer is winding down, I find myself wanting to soak up all the sunshine and pretty summer flowers that the season brings. My favourite summer flower is by far the hydrangea, so when I found this fun basket at a thrift store, I knew I had to make this cute hydrangea hanging basket door wreath.

Hydrangea hanging basket door wreath made from a thrift store basket and dollar store flowers at apurdylittlehouse.com

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Hydrangea hanging basket door wreath made from a thrift store basket and dollar store flowers at apurdylittlehouse.com

I started out with this black hanging basket I found at a thrift store. I know it’s a little lopsided, but for $1.00, I knew I could make it work.

Hydrangea hanging basket door wreath made from a thrift store basket and dollar store flowers at apurdylittlehouse.com

I picked up some pretty faux hydrangeas and greenery from the dollar store, along with some floral foam.

Hydrangea hanging basket door wreath made from a thrift store basket and dollar store flowers at apurdylittlehouse.com

I started out by stuffing the floral foam into the basket.

Hydrangea hanging basket door wreath made from a thrift store basket and dollar store flowers at apurdylittlehouse.com

Next, I snipped some of the wire using wire cutters and then started layering in some greenery on the sides and the back.

Hydrangea hanging basket door wreath made from a thrift store basket and dollar store flowers at apurdylittlehouse.com

For the last step, added in the hydrangeas and leaves in the middle.

Hydrangea hanging basket door wreath at apurdylittlehouse.com

I love how it turned out and I think it’s the perfect late-summer door decor.

Hydrangea hanging basket door wreath at apurdylittlehouse.com

I’m totally digging the black and purple tones together.

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Washi Tape Picture Frame

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It’s that time of the summer when everyone is starting to think about the kids heading back to school. Or, as I like to call it…. “Back to Sanity”….lol. But seriously, I do like to do a little something special for my kids when they go back to school, and I’m pumped about this adorable Washi Tape Picture Frame craft.

DIY Washi Tape Picture Frame Chalkboard

How cute would this little chalkboard be to have as a keepsake, and put the grade your little one is going into? Janine from Confessions of a Mommyholic put together this easy and adorable little craft just in time for Back to School.

This post is part of our Spectacular Summer Blog Hop, which sadly comes to a close at the end of this month. But, we still have a couple weeks left of awesome crafts, recipes, DIY’s and tutorials for you. Let’s head on over to Janine’s blog to see how she made this Washi Tape Picture Frame Craft.

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DIY Watermelon Headband

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I can’t believe we are already half way through the summer. I love the heat, and feel a little bit bummed when I start to see all the Fall decor posts on Instagram and Pinterest. I’m all about soaking up the sun for as long as I possibly can. That’s why I love this post by JENerally Informed so much, and as a mom to 3 girls, I know they will absolutely love doing this DIY Watermelon Headband craft this summer.

DIY Watermelon Headband

Isn’t this just the cutest? I could see all kinds of fruit being used for this, such as strawberries, lemons, or even cherries. I LOVE anything versatile, so this is absolutely one of my favourite projects I’ve seen on the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop series.

Just in case you missed it, the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop goes until the end of August and features 11 bloggers best summer inspired blog posts, with recipes, DIY crafts, back to school ideas, organization and home decor. Follow along with the other bloggers listed above.

Click here to see the full tutorial on Jen’s blog —-> DIY Watermelon Headband

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Doggy Style

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I couldn’t help but have a funny title for this post. Lol. We’ve had so much fun this past week and a half with our new puppy that I just had to create a cute little DIY just for him! He is a doll, and although he’s a tad bitey (since he’s teething) and sometimes likes to hump our legs, we love him to bits. What I discovered with having new puppy is that it’s a lot like having a new baby and with a new baby comes a lot of gear. I needed somewhere to put all his “puppy stuff” that we seem to have amassed and I wanted it to be stylish… hence… Doggy Style.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

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Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay    Sue | A Purdy Little House
Kimm | Reinvented    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Toni | Small Home Soul     Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Marie | DIY Adulation    Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Denise | My Thrifty House    Sara | Twelve on Main
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Florence | Vintage Southern Picks

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Upcycled Basket and custom puppy chalkboard sign. See all the details and how you can get this doggy style at apurdylittlehouse.com

For this month’s Thrift Store Upcycle, I did two projects. I created a fun little sign for our kitchen and a matching basket for all the puppy gear.

Saint Bernard puppy. See all the St Bernard puppy inspired home decor items I came up with at apurdylittlehouse.com

Meet Gus. He is the most handsome little Saint Bernard I ever did see (IMO).

Doggy Style picture frame upcycle to custom chalkboard and with matching basket upcycle for puppy. See all the details at apurdylittlehouse.com

Here is what I started off with. An old picture frame, a basket and a cute pillow case. Total cost was under $10.00.

Doggy Style picture frame upcycle to custom chalkboard and with matching basket upcycle for puppy. See all the details at apurdylittlehouse.com

I started by taking the frame apart and then spray painted the inner and outer frame in a creamy white colour.

Doggy Style picture frame upcycle to custom chalkboard and with matching basket upcycle for puppy. See all the details at apurdylittlehouse.com

The matting got a fabric treatment once I cut up the pillow case and secured it to the matte using fabric spray adhesive.

Doggy Style picture frame upcycle to custom chalkboard and with matching basket upcycle for puppy. See all the details at apurdylittlehouse.com

This frame didn’t come with any glass, but I did have an unused piece of picture frame glass in the craft stash, so I painted it using chalk paint and then picked up these cute letters at Michaels (using a 50% off coupon).

Saint Bernard puppy. See all the St Bernard puppy inspired home decor items I came up with at apurdylittlehouse.com

And there you have it. A fun little puppy sign. Once Gus gets to be fully house broken, we can use this as a menu board or a message board too.

Saint Bernard puppy. See all the St Bernard puppy inspired home decor items I came up with at apurdylittlehouse.com

Saint Bernard puppy. See all the St Bernard puppy inspired home decor items I came up with at apurdylittlehouse.com

Personally, I think this sign is hilarious, but I’m weird like that… I think it speaks to the reality of having a puppy. They are going to have accidents for sure.


Basket Upcycle Project with custom fabric lining at apurdylittlehouse.com

For my next little doggy style DIY, I started by spray painting the basket using the same white spray paint I used on the picture frame.

Basket Upcycle Project with custom fabric lining at apurdylittlehouse.com

I wanted to line the basket with the grey and white fabric, so I cut it into strips and hot glued it in place.

Basket Upcycle Project with custom fabric lining at apurdylittlehouse.com

Next, I fit the oval shape in the bottom of the basket and trimmed it up to fit perfectly. I then hot glued it in place, which joined all the fabric pieces together.

Basket Upcycle Project. See all the St Bernard puppy inspired home decor items I came up with at apurdylittlehouse.com

A little name tag was tied to the front for fun, his toys and supplies were added and I call this project DONE!

Basket Upcycle Project. See all the St Bernard puppy inspired home decor items I came up with at apurdylittlehouse.com

Looks way better than the plastic pet store bag we had been storing everything in. Lol.

Basket Upcycle Project. See all the St Bernard puppy inspired home decor items I came up with at apurdylittlehouse.com

See you next time my friends,


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