Make a Carpenter Bee Trap

 We have had a problem this year y’all.  The dreaded carpenter bees have been at work around the farm.  My husband made a trap and I thought I would share it here with y’all.  Use any scrap 4 x 4 you have to make a carpenter bee trap for your home.  This is a simple project and it uses a mason jar y’all!     

Make your own carpenter bee trap from a scrap 4x4 and a mason jar!

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Gold Leaf Planter Box

 Add just a touch of gold leaf to a planter box for a glamorous touch in any room.  This little planter box is a picket fence but this same technique would work for any planter box around your home or even one you pick up from a thrift store.  This post was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed however I thought I would post it here in case you missed it.  I am compensated as well as receive free product for my design team status with them however all projects and opinions are my own.

Make this picket fence planter box with a touch of gold leaf for your plants.
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Painted Wicker Table

 I am kicking off a series of posts sponsored by Krylon today.  This painted wicker table is my first project.  I took a tired table that was on my front porch and gave it new life with just Krylon, tape and paper!  See the detailed steps below and try your hand at making this same pattern on any furniture that you would like to redo — indoors or out.


Painted Wicker Table -- add a design to wicker with spray paint with just a few supplies.  Come see the step by step instructions!

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Make this Gnome Sprinkler

 So I love gnomes y’all.  They are just too cute in a garden.  So why not have a gnome sprinkler?  It is such an easy project and this little guy will be smiling in your garden all season long.  This post is sponsored and I am also going to share with you how to help make your gardening success even easier with the Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® Universal Feeder.  It allows you to feed your
plants the right amount of nutrients while you water.  You can see more about the product and how to use it below.

Make your own gnome sprinkler to water your garden or lawn in style!  A quick and easy project for your home!
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Make Your Own Marbled Terra Cotta Pots

You can make your own marbled terra cotta pots in just minutes with the super simple directions below.  This post is sponsored by DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own. Visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration.  Change up the colors and make some planters that you will love to have around your home.  You can also enter a great contest sponsored by Decoart.  Click here to enter and get more information.

Make these marbled terra cotta pots for your home -- step by step instructions to make your own easily!

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Garden Gift in a Jar

 For the final day of summer mason jar week, I am sharing a fun garden gift in a jar.  This is a gift and also a planter y’all!!  Before we get to the instructions, if you want to see more summer jar crafts from my partners for this series, be sure to scroll down to the end of this post.  This is a part of a mason jar craft contest as well and you can find more information on that as well as see the entries on Crafts with Jars.  I am also entering this one into a contest sponsored by Expressions Vinyl and I am part of the Etchall Ambassador team so both of those products were given to me free of charge.  All opinions and projects are my own however.


Garden gift in a jar -- gift gardening supplies in a jar that is super simple to etch yourself.  After the gift has been given, the recipient can also use this as a mason jar planter.
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Outdoor Decor Ideas

We use our back patio for some many things during the summer.  When BEHR asked me to post about what makes our outdoor area special, I thought I would share some of my outdoor decor ideas with you.  Our back patio is a bright and colorful retreat during the warm months of the year.  It serves as a garden, relaxation area, and of course a dining room some nights.  

Bright and colorful porch and patio outdoor decor ideas.

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Rustic Sweet Tea Sign

 I have a big treat for y’all today.  My rustic sweet tea sign is the perfect addition to any outdoor area. Just grab your supplies and make your own.  You might even have everything you need in the junk pile out back y’all….I know I did!


Rustic Sweet Tea Sign -- a great sign for outdoors and easy to make as well!
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Mason Jar Picnic

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. Bring along a mason jar picnic for a quick and inexpensive way to have some fun. When Dollar General asked me to write this post on spring picnic ideas the ease of mason jars came to my mind first. You can find the jars and everything else you need for this fun picnic right at your local Dollar General store. Now that is convenient y’all!

See how to have a mason jar picnic. Love this idea!
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Cleaning Outdoor Cushions

 Make cleaning outdoor cushions part of your spring cleaning routine.  I was asked by BISSELL to try out a carpet cleaner and I was shocked at all of the jobs it was able to do around our home.  Cleaning outdoor cushions is just part of the cleaning fun I have had around here y’all.  Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to learn how to win a BISSELL carpet cleaner of your very own!


How to clean outdoor cushions -- don't forget your outdoor cushions when spring cleaning.  Follow this how to guide.

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