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Scrabble Tile Ornaments

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Even though I'm not decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving arrives, the planning and crafting has begun!  Welcome back, I'm glad you're here.  
I've been seeing Scrabble tile ornaments all over Pinterest and have always said I was going to make them someday.  Someday arrived when a friend gave me a bag of tiles and told me to go do something with them.  Gotta love friends like that!
So, I grabbed a paint stirrer and cut it down to size. The hole for hanging was drilled and some scrapbook paper cut to size. The edges of the paint stirrer were painted with craft paint. No worries about the middle since it would be covered by Mod Podge and scrapbook paper. Then it was time to sort through  the Scrabble tiles. The letters I wanted were found and glued on with E6000.  When they dried, a ribbon was run through the drilled hole for hanging. It was so easy, I made some more! What homemade ornaments are you making this year?

Party In Your Pj's #284

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Cold and snowy means winter has arrived in my part of the world.  Winter is not my favorite season and I'm already waiting for Spring to arrive. How about you? 
Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


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This week I shared my Ceramic Christmas Tree:
Can you believe this little tree was once pink with blue lights?
Let's take a look at the features:
DIY Christmas Wreath - Southern Yankee DIY
This wreath will last throughout the winter!

Whole Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake - Crafts a la mode
I absolutely LOVE cranberries and can't wait to make this cake!


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Ceramic Christmas Tree - Updated!

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It's Ten on the 10th and we want to share our holiday projects with you, but I don't decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving arrives. So I staged it, took pictures, and put it away for a few weeks!

Welcome back and let me take this opportunity to thank Tammy from Patina & Paint for hosting this month.  It's all about the holidays and it's the perfect opportunity to show you what I did with a yard sale find.  
If you've been following me for a while, you'll recall this 'lovely' ceramic tree I found last summer:
It had a pink pearl finish. It was dirty. It had fabulous blue lights - not! But it was only a $1.50. Did I mention it was dirty?? The first order of business was getting those blue lights out.  Some of them were loose and came right out, but most of them were glued-in.  I was a little concerned about breaking them, but, I got out the vice grips and started twisting. I'm happy to report that all of them came out with a little encouragement.  A fe…

Party In Your PJ's #283

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Did you survive Halloween?  We had about 200 trick or treaters in 50 minutes at our house.  I was so glad it was a mild night and I could sit on the porch the whole time! 
It's now November and I'm sure you have holiday projects/recipes to share. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


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This week I shared 'Rosie' dressed up for Halloween:
A more formal introduction is coming, but I had just found her and she REALLY wanted to dress-up for Halloween!

Let's take a look at the features:
Owl Friends - Lalka Crochetka
These have to be the cutest owls ever!  

Sweater Pumpkins - Debbees Buzz
There are so many variations - stop by to see them all!

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Happy Halloween!

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Just a quick post because I had a little surgery on my eye this week and I really wanted to introduce Rosie!

I found her over the weekend and she REALLY wanted to dress up for Halloween.....so, I improvised with the things I had around the house.  She will have a much more formal introduction in the coming weeks, but, how could I say no to her????

Happy Halloween!

Party In Your PJ's #282

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It's almost Halloween and for me, that means the holidays will be here before you know it.  Welcome back to the party.  I can't wait to see what you share!
I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my Natural Wood Pallet Pumpkins:
This was some of the prettiest wood I've ever seen in a pallet and I wanted to showcase it.


Let's take a look at the features:
Perfect Pumpkin Centerpiece Tutorial - Petals, Pies and Otherwise Great tutorial.  I've always wanted to make one, now I know how!

Farmhouse Centerpiece for Fall - Across the Boulevard
Simply Elegant!

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Natural Wood Pallet Pumpkins

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I can't wait to show you this project since this pallet has such beautiful wood.  The colors and textures were amazing and there was no way I was going to hide it. The first thing I did was pick out four boards that were relatively straight, created a pattern to fit, and drew the pumpkins on the boards.
 Here's a close-up: My jigsaw made short work of this and in no time I had three pumpkins cut out. All they needed was a little sanding, mostly to get rid of the blue Sharpie lines and it was time to put them together.   I used some strips of wood that I found at a yard sale and drilled a hole through it and into each piece of pallet wood. A screw was attached to each piece and the pumpkin was put together.
Each pumpkin was sprayed with a clear coat of Krylon and a jute bow was tied around the stem. You may notice the wood is different in this pumpkin.  I did another set with more of the boards I had laying around. In order to dress them up a bit more, I added the metal word 'Harve…