Shop Feature: This Old Try

This Old Try says they’reย  a Southern Print Shop north of the Mason Dixon line. They have prints specialized to southern states as well as some to represent the whole South. I love the bold graphics,ย  destressed printing style and clever image/word play.

Here are some of my favorites. A few of these definitely have potential for gracing the walls of baby boy’s nursery.

Rocky Top

Fourt Moultrie

Blue Skies

Manners

The Line

Aren’t they beautiful? Go check out their site to see all their pieces. These are sure to add a little southern charm to your place. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Easy Baby Headbands

I made these tiny little headbands for a friend’s baby shower last month and I love how they turned out! I’ve wanted to try my hand at fabric flowers for a while now and just hadn’t gotten around to it. These were super simple and required very little supplies. Just a few fabric & felt scraps, $1 in elastic and a hot glue gun are all you need!

I used this tutorial from Little Miss Momma for the flowers. (Gotta make the necklace, too!) I did a few different sizes including some teensy tiny ones imagining them on a sweet tiny newborn. Then I hot glued a piece of felt on the back for the elastic to run through. Since I was unsure on the fit, I just estimated the elastic length, tied it in a knot and slipped the knot underneath the felt. So if they’re too big, they’ll be easy to adjust.

I cut out a piece of scrap cardboard and looped the headbands around, securing them on the back with washi tape.

I packaged them in an old pen box. I get mad at myself for hoarding old packaging and boxes, but they sure do come in handy for things like this! ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, super simple project. These flowers are kind of addicting to make! Put them on barrettes, ‘grownup’ headbands or pins for a cute little brooch.

DIY Plaster Letters

I love the handmade look of these plaster letters from Poppy Talk. Full directions here.

Happy Hearts Day!

Love this headboard from House Tweaking. I think I may just have to try something like this for wall art.

Lots of love to you all today!

Springtime Art

Oh, I just love this artwork V and Co. put together. She did a painting technique on canvas and then adhered these vinyls from Janey Mac Press. This is perfect to bring a little spring inside. Click over here for directions.

Subway Sign

I’ve wanted to make my own subway sign for a while now, but I’ve been stumped on how I’d do the letters…vinyl? hand paint? stencil?ย  And then this winning tutorial at So You Think You’re Crafty by Ashley at Lil Blue Boo came along . Such a smart technique! I love that she used resolutions too. I think I see a subway sign in my future!

Book Wreath

This book page wreath by Living with Lindsay is just fantastic. I love it so much!

Tutorial here.

Photo Blocks

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photo by Brian Francis

This is another one of the projects I did for Lowe’s Creative Ideas earlier this year. I cut an 8×10 photo into pieces and cut craft wood pieces to match.ย  I mounted the photos to my blocks with spray adhesive and then tapped in brackets. I’m pleased with how these turned out. I feel like it makes photos a little more like art pieces than a plain flat print.

For complete directions, click here.

Yoyo Wall art

Isn’t this so pretty?

Kylee at My Yellow Balloon made lots of pretty yoyos and hot glued them on fabric. Then she framed it in a quilting frame.

I know, I know..tons of wall art posts. I just can’t help myself!

Watercolor Initials

I found this idea on Blissfully Domestic the other night. Aren’t they pretty? Click here for directions.

I didn’t let not having a kiddo around stop me. I really wanted to try it out! Here’s mine before I pulled off the contact paper. It’s not quite as pretty as the toddlers’ paintings above, but Mark let me hang it on the fridge anyway. ๐Ÿ˜€

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