Make Your Own Directional Wooden Post {Camping Party Sign}

Make Your Own Directional Wooden Post {Camping Party Sign}

I wanted to share this quick directional sign tutorial because I think it would be a cute addition to just about any outdoor party! The one above was made for my little guys Outdoor Adventure Party so it was kept a little rustic and simple.Costing under $2.50 in supplies makes this a fun inexpensive party decoration that your able to customize to fit just about any theme! For the individual directional signs a 1x3x8 furring strip was cut into five 14 inch pieces. {one 8 ft. furring strip runs about $1.15 at your local hardware Continue reading

Halloween Pumpkin Trick or Treat Candy Stand {plant holder}

Halloween Pumpkin Trick or Treat Candy Stand {plant holder}

When you have little ones and you’re out fulfilling your trick or treating duties, who is left home to hand out the candy? With some lumber, a metal tub and a few screws you can create this handy Candy Stand to adorn your doorstep to do the job! Begin with 5/4 x 6 inch boards measured and cut 22 inches long {you will need four}. I used left over pressure treated deck board scraps I already had, however if you will only be leaving your stand outdoors Halloween night regular lumber will do. The four boards fit together {as shown above} will Continue reading

Pottery Barn Inspired Wooden Buoys

Pottery Barn Inspired Wooden Buoys

I just adore the nautical feel these wooden buoys add to your summertime decor - they're full of coastal charm. How cute would be adorning your deck for the next crab feast! You can find a set of three at Pottery Barn for $59 or using a few woods scraps you can create your own for next to nothing!I began with a few scraps of pressure treated posts. {we have been working on some deck furniture, I can't wait to share, and had several of these left over} You can make them any length you wish, staggering each one for a nice complete set. The two Continue reading

American Flag Spindle Post

American Flag Spindle Post

I have really wanted a flag spindle post for quite sometime and finally remembered to pick up the materials the other day during my trip to the hardware store. It screams 'All American' and I just completely adore that! You can put this together in under an hour from start to finish {simply using a hand drill & saw} and it costs just under $12 including the flags. Since I will be using my post outside I used pressure treated wood. The post is actually a deck post. They come in several different styles and can run anywhere from $6 to Continue reading

Oversized Wooden Abacus

Oversized Wooden Abacus

I have been browsing the catalogs again and dreaming up a list of 'wants'. As many of you know, I have a fond love for oversized unusual objects and when I saw the Oversized Wooden Abacus it definitely went on the must have list. The scale of the piece and vintage wooden feel caught my eye however the $249.00 price tag, not so much. I put my own little spin on things and came with a replica that I just adore {and a price tag just under $25.00 which I love even more!} Material List[2] 1x3x8ft Furring Strips {wood} [2] 2 in x 48 in Continue reading