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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: My mothers day project

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My mothers day project

I want to start this post by saying if you are my: mother, step-mother or mother-in-law and are reading this prior to Mother's day please don't read any further!  











And now that I have that out of the way I wanted to share my idea for Mother's day before the weekend just in case you wanted to do something similar for the wonderful mothers in you life.  

I also wanted to just say that I had a WONDERFUL weekend, I had a chance to spend time with two of my favorite friends, I spend a little time forgetting that I am moving and had fun bargain shopping and crafting---perfect combination if you ask me!!!

Here is what I came up with:


{little plant stakes with dictionary wording and pronunciation}


{I am so so so in love with lavender right now, did you know that the entire plant smells divine not just the flowers?  I am crazy about the look and the smell of these so my wonderful mothers will be getting lovely, heavenly lavender this year!}

Here is how I made the stakes:


I mod podge-ed small wood plaques I picked up at Michael's for .29 cents each, of course I used my encyclopedia paper as the background.  (It wouldn't be a project if I didn't use encyclopedia paper).


I just added the label holder with hot glue.


My favorite crafty friend Becks was over so she made a pile too!

And I wanted to share my second project I worked on last night, I found and refinished my first piece of furniture for the garage sale season!


Check out the chair I found for free on the side of the road, pre-clean up---I see nothing but potential!!!! 


Here she is all sanded up, the naked wood was so pretty I had to force myself to paint her.....and trust me there was a LOT of painters remorse going on while I was doing so!


So on to the finished products:


{a simple but cute project}


{The lavender I am obsessed with *heart*}


{okay I am asking for honest opinions on the chair----should I distress more or add a color?!?!? hummmmmm}


{oooh and before I forget here is Beck's version-----I would love to see yours!}

I am linking up here.




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26 Comments:

Blogger white life© said...

It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link by Stephanie Lynn. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I saw. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

Take care
Tine

May 1, 2011 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Carmella said...

So cute! something I could actually plan to do this week :) Great chair and.....congrats on your feature at WhipperBerry today!!! (I just saw it and came right on over to say woo-hoo!)

May 1, 2011 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Angela Bricker said...

I'm so excited to have found your blog! I saw a few of your link ups on I heart naptime and LOVE all the beautiful, creative work you do! You've inspired me to make meaningful art b/c it's so true...why spend $ on something that doesn't mean anything when you can make something that does?! Love it! Following you now!
-Angela
http://www.loveseweetlove.blogspot.com/

May 1, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger blesid said...

What a wonderful way to let a mom know she is loved! I'm doing the Martha Stewart plant markers, which are whittled sticks with the name written on with a sharpie. Yours are so pretty you've made me second guess my whole deal! I will let you know if I use your idea ... giving you full credit, of course!!! jules (clicking to follow, btw!)

May 1, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Tabitha said...

OMG!!! I love these!! I wish I could have one of these!!!! You are so talented girl! I love this idea! So beautiful!!

May 2, 2011 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger Angela Bricker said...

Hey Jaime, I just wanted to let you know I gave you an award over on my blog-thanks for inspiring me! :)
-Angela

May 2, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Carmella said...

Hello there...I wanted to let you know I gave you an award (i think you have gotten this one before) ...drop by my blog when you can a take a look :)

~Carmella

May 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Just Jaime said...

I think the chair is great the way it is. What a great find!

May 4, 2011 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Jami said...

These are precious!! Love, love, LOVE them! Would love for you to stop by and share it at the Tuesday To Do Party!

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/05/tuesday-to-do-8-and-7-list-makers.html

smiles!
Jami

ps. Actually, they'd be a great addition to the Pretty Packages Party, too! (There's a link at the top of the blog!) Smiles!

May 4, 2011 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

JaimeLyn these are so adorable ~ I love the way they turned out. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn
www.bystephanielynn.com

May 4, 2011 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Visiting from Beyond the picket Fence. Great idea. I may have to copy.

May 4, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger KaseyQ said...

I too LOVE lavender- I have a potted lavender plant next to my front steps and I have been known to sit out there while the kids are playing and just pull off little leaves and rub them between my fingers and sniff them like crack....Anyway, your plant stakes are ahh-dorable, and I would do a verrrry light dry brushed green on your chair. If it were me.

And I agree, what's a project without encyclopedia paper? (well, for me it's usually music paper) ;-)

May 4, 2011 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Andrea . Charcoal and crayons said...

These are SO gorgeous! I love all of your inspiring ideas so I'm passing on The Kreativ Blogger Award to you! Drop on over to accept it.

May 4, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Delightful Order said...

How Adorable!! Would love if you linked up to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party, going on right now.

http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party.html

DaNita

May 4, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Carissa said...

I'm totally digging those plant markers. What a great idea and they look super adorable

May 5, 2011 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger Steph Jacobson said...

I also made my mom plant markers for Mother's Day, but I like yours more!

May 5, 2011 at 5:46 AM  
Blogger Nicole Maki said...

These are so pretty. What a nice thoughtful gift.

May 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Sweet Floweret said...

Love these and I love lavender too!
I just started a linky party this past Tuesday. It was a great success with over 50 link ups! I would love it if you would participate next week! It's called $10 Tuesdays and it's for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I'm guessing others will too ;) Thanks so much for considering.
Tina
http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/
PS. I'm GIVING away 50 button pony tailers this month! Come visit and claim yours ;)

May 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

What a cute idea....love the painted chair too!

Tami
@A Girls Gotta Nest

May 5, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Krystal said...

How pretty is that?
I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this on Sassy Sanctuary tomorrow. Love it!

May 5, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

So pretty! What a great idea. Stopping by from Shabby Nest.

May 6, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very pretty and vintage looking. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence!

May 7, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

May 8, 2011 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Riva said...

very cute!! I am so doing this!! :)

May 26, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are some of the prettiest plant tags i have ever seen!

May 26, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cute! I think the chair seat itself could be distressed some... regardless, it's adorable as is!

May 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM  

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