Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Homemade and Handcrafted No. 50

Every Wednesday  - Sunday 
I'm late. Computer update issues last night, but it's resolved. So the party will be extended through Monday. 
Welcome to the Homemade and Handcrafted party!
Feel free to link up your posts (new or old ones). 'Tis the season for some Christmas posts! We love seeing what you've been up to! Share your crafts, recipes, DIY, and inspirations! We love to visit other parties and enter giveaways; so you can link those up too!


Let's check out the top viewed from last week! 

Forest of Walnut Trees


Stamped Silverware


Oregon State Felt Ornament


Christmas Crib Wreath


Spinach Frittata



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Homemade and Handcrafted No. 49

Every Wednesday  - Sunday 
Last week left me wishing everyone with wonderful Thanksgiving wishes. I traveled north into the Adirondacks where I'm from to enjoy how grateful I am with family. I trust that you had a thankful holiday as well. 

Welcome to the Homemade and Handcrafted party!

Feel free to link up your posts (new or old ones). We love seeing what you've been up to! Share your crafts, recipes, DIY, and inspirations! We love to visit other parties and enter giveaways; so you can link those up too!



Let's check out the top viewed from last week! 

Repurposed Window


Mason Jar Lid Ornaments


DIY Basket Light


Nordic Wood Slice Ornaments


Days of Christmas



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Farmhouse Pulley and Bucket Planter


Summer annuals and outdoor herbs are pretty much finished for the winter months. So, I had these two galvanized buckets to put away. But, I was lucky to get this wonderful pulley from my husband and I just had to put it to use right away! 

Attaching the buckets could make an all season planter. 

All that is needed is the pulley, two buckets, and a rope to hang them. That's it! It's easy DIY and cute farmhouse style decor at the front entrance. 



The scrap rope I had was too light to look as aged as the rest of my materials. I dyed it in a black walnut bath that I reserved from my walnut shell project that you can see here



After staining the rope, I hung it to dry so I could handle it without staining my hands. 



Then, ran the rope through the pulley to attach the buckets to each side. 



Double knotting the rope to the bucket handles secured them onto the pulley. 



For the holiday season, I added some seasonal sprigs to add color to the front entrance.


What's great about this new fixture is how it can be decorated for every season. 




 I can already envision flowing buckets of flowers in the spring and summer. 


For now, I'll keep it decorated for Christmas. After that, maybe some twigs and pine cones for the rest of the winter months. 



This was so fast and easy to put together. 

I love how it's a warm welcome at our entry area.  Maybe another pulley gift is in the future. Adding one at the garden shed would be nice! 




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