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5×7 Printables, Let’s Spread the Love with Project Nursery

Today I am sharing our latest project in partnership with Project Nursery. These two free instant printable art prints will make your heart skip a beat. Since Love Day is fast approaching, we’ve decided to put together two charming 5×7 printables to celebrate this special time. It turns out that giving some love to your walls can be super easy. Just download, print, and frame. What’s not to love, right? And, while we’ve designed these pieces for the walls, you can also use them as cute Valentine’s day cards.

5x7 printables

Download 5×7 printables here

Visit Project Nursery to see more and start framing today.

PS: Let’s connect! Folow us here to see the behind the scenes.

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DIY Wall Hanging Tapestry with Project Nursery – Making it

What can you do with some copper hardware and chunky yarn? Well, a gorgeous wall tapestry off course! We’ve put together another DIY project in partnership with Project Nursery. We’ve designed a DIY wall hanging tapestry that is easy to make, affordable, and it looks super GOOD. You can use this décor item in the baby nursery, as well as a bedroom, or family room. So, visit the post here to see the step-by-step instructions and all the materials you will need. Happy decorating!

diy wall hanging tapestry

To see more projects from our making it series, click here.
And don’t forget to follow us on IG to see more behind the scenes and upcoming projects.

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DIY Project – Trendy Peas and Project Nursery

I am thrilled to have partnered with Project Nursery, one of my favorite kids’ blog. In case you never heard of them, you must check them out. At Project Nursery’s blog you will find tips about kids décor, kids parties, and everything that is trending in the baby world.

For this partnership, I will be writing about one DIY project every month. These projects will range from simple, yet elegant décor for kids’ spaces, to free printables and more. So let me give you a sneak peek of our first DIY project for Project Nursery.

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Because almost every baby will have a difficult time transitioning from crib to big bed, we decided to create a DIY headboard to make that milestone more fun. For more details and to see all instructions about this very simple DIY project, visit Project Nursery here.

Oh, and just in case you have any ideas of projects you would like to see, feel free to contact us. Since Project Nursery is all about baby, think about projects that would target mamas that are decorating their kids’ spaces.

PS: Don’t forget to follow us on IG so you can see all the behind the scenes of more projects like this one.

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Plant Arrangement Ideas

Did you find time to do some gardening last weekend? Did you prune some of your outdoor shrubs? Did you bring any greenery inside your house? Well, here is an idea for your next plant arrangement.

Gardening to me is like therapy. Well, I have never been to therapy before, but I promise you, it is just like it. The key to a happy gardening therapy session is to choose the right time of the day and to keep the session short. Last week, after pruning some evergreens, I decided to bring some of that evergreen inside the house. So I clipped away and then selected a few beautiful branches to display in two vases.

plant arrangement ideas

plant arrangement ideas

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cutting plants

plant arrangement ideas

When putting a plant arrangement together, I like to combine two different shrubs in one single vase (preferably a large one), or display two complementing vases side by side with the two different shrubs to create a more interesting visual impact. I like to play with height and width, and I usually end up with a high arrangement next to a shorter and chubby one. It always seems like that is the best visually balance pair.

plant arrangement ideas

plant arrangement ideas

There is no need to buy anything to complete a project like this. If you want to dust off those gardening gloves, just use what you have around the house. If you don’t have pretty vases laying around the house, a 2 liter bottle of soda cut in half would be a great start. Clip what you have in the garden and start making your own arrangements. It’s so easy! And your house gets an instant touch of fresh greenery.

For more plant arrangement ideas and design tips follow us on Instagram.

Xo, Patchi

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How to make a dramatic change with a graphic basket

How does caring for a dying fiddle leaf fig plant turned into a DIY graphic basket project? Well, I have been struggling to keep my two fig plants alive for the past 5 months. They used to be so full and so green. But slowly, they are losing lots of leafs. After changing how regularly I water them and adding fertilizer, I decided that I had to find another spot for them in the house. Once I moved them around, I immediately found myself a new house project. Right next to one of the pots, this old brass-colored basket was looking so shy. That big vase was just too much for that old basket. The basket looked naked, or just not charming enough. I have been seeing some gorgeous graphic baskets from Serena and Lily. So I thought that it would be fun to try and mimic the look of these adorable storage baskets. With the project in my mind, I searched the house for materials. I found some tape in the garage and some leftover paint. All I was missing was black spray paint. I quickly stopped by my parents house to steal their black spray paint I had purchased for another project and 10 minutes later, I had all the materials I needed and I could claim this was a cost FREE project.

Graphic Basket

This was a pretty easy little project. First, I covered the basket with black paint. I left it to dry for two days since I was going to be using tape over the freshly painted black paint. After two days, I taped my design, painted it white (with a hint of silver), and voila! It was all done.

graphic basket

graphic basket

graphic basket

From an old brass-colored basket to a truly one-of-a-kind graphic basket. For more projects and updates follow us on IG. Have you seen how we made a modern-looking oversized chandelier? Head on over here to see details.

graphic basket

graphic basket

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A Large Dining Table or a Ping Pong Table?

Dining Table

 

When we got ready to start decorating my parent’s house we were faced with a dilemma. We needed a large dining table. To be more precise, we needed a table for 15. The problem was that the dining room wasn’t THAT big. Meanwhile, my parents were envisioning happy family gatherings around a large dining table on a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon. So, of course, I could not crush that little dream of theirs. After 300 plus opinions, we decided to do a round dining table at the “official” dining room for smaller dinner gatherings and breakfast. We then took advantage of the large living room and decided to transform that room into a living room combined with a dining room and a game room as well. Once we had a goal, we started our search for a dining table that could fit 15. It turns out, it is nearly impossible to find such table. But back in my dark attic, an old table sat there quietly, waiting patiently amongst boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations and Halloween costumes. A couple of years ago, we carefully placed my old dining table in the attic despite our strict attic rule. We do have very strict rules about this attic of ours. And by we, I really mean Alex. The rule is simple, very simple. Nothing goes in the attic. According to Alex, the attic can only store seasonal items. Things that stay there for a while but come downstairs once in a while to say a quick hello. But my old table, oh, I could not let that one go. Her legs were just too good-looking. Skinny and shiny, and oh, so metallic! I knew that if I saved it in the forbidden attic for a couple of years, one day she would come downstairs to show off her legs again. And I had just found the perfect opportunity.

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IKEA diy desk – Making it

We just finished putting together an IKEA diy desk. This was such an easy and fun project to work on. We used left over material we had laying around the house to get this beauty done. A couple of 2×4″ pieces, the same dark-colored stain we used on the kitchen countertops, and an IKEA kitchen cabinet panel we ended up not needing from our recent kitchen renovation.

IKEA diy desk

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Scooter Makeover – Kids Projects

::::  MAKING IT/ Scooter Makeover  ::::

Back in July, Bela and Marcus spotted two old scooters at a yard sale in our neighborhood. We purchased both scooters for $5 each. I thought it would be cool to give these old scooters a face lift. Nothing too complicated, just spray paint them to make them more colorful. So a couple of weeks ago, I finally got around to do it. Bela’s old scooter was golden with red. We transformed it with pink, orange and white spray paint. It turned out to be a pretty easy makeover, and Bela loved the transformation. Check out the details below:

Old Scooter
Scooter Makeover
Scooter Makeover
Scooter Makeover
Scooter Makeover
Scooter Makeover

Project check list:
– scooter
– spray paint in different colors
– tape

To see more Making It projects, visit our Pinterest board here.

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Dinosaur Theme Birthday Party Package

The last from the printable party décor series is our dinosaur-theme birthday party package. Very colorful and fun, this design might just be my favorite one. I would love to hear from you what would some good themes be to add to this mix. To see all design visit us here.

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Little Man Party Décor

Next up on the series of Birthday Party Décor is the Little Man theme. I think this would be very, very cute for Victor’s 1st birthday party. Check it out more details here.

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