Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's going on in the barn?

I've been working so hard getting things done for the boutique on Friday, I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak of some of the things you will find...

This isn't everything! You will have to come to the boutique to see the rest! And by the way, a lady ordered a doll house from my husband, then she backed out after he had already built it-so now that will be for sale as well! It is dirt cheap!! Come check it out!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Old Barn Boutique

For all you locals (Northern Utah), I am putting together my bi-annual Old Barn Boutique this Friday (29th) from 10-7. It is in our barn behind my house. I have been working so hard on so many fun things! You won't want to miss it! There will be Scentsy and yummy treats as well. So bring some friends and come take a look!

1698 W. Harrisville Road
Farr West

If you need directions, send me your email and I'll send you directions.

Keep checking back, I am going to keep posting pictures of items in the barn...I want to keep but don't have any more room in my house!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Burlap Table Runner

I didn't love my table runner, could be that my kids have gotten stains all over it, or it could be that my husband and his first wife got it as a wedding gift. Either way, it had to go.
So I purchased 3 yards of burlap and 3 yards of muslin. Both are super cheap. I measured both and cut them to be 9 feet long by 20 inches wide.

Then I folded in the hem all the way around both fabrics about 1/2" and pinned.

Once it was all pinned, I did a zigzag stitch.

After it was all sewed, I cut some vinyl that said feed (so it would look like the old bags that used to hold animal feed) and stuck it on the burlap, I just painted the inside.

Let dry completely, then...Voila!!
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hollow Jute Balls

Sorry it has taken awhile to get something posted, I've been busy decorating a home, and getting ready to start on another one. Busy but soooo fun! I'll post pictures of the homes soon...

These are so easy, and I've seen them everywhere. From Ballard Designs, to Tai Pan and everywhere in between. They are pretty pricey, more than I would like to pay. And I've figured out how to make them!!!
You will need balloons, liquid starch, and jute.

First, blow up your balloon to the size you want your ball to be. Then you will need to pour some starch into a bowl and saturate about 2-3 feet of jute into the liquid. After it is really wet, find the end of the jute and start wrapping around the balloon. I tried to tie the jute on and I also did some by just wrapping and not tying, and really not tying worked better.

Once you get your jute all the way on the balloon, just cut some more and do it all over again. Cover the balloon until you have the desired look you are going for.

When you have finished putting the jute on, put the ball on some aluminum foil to dry. When it has dried for quite a few hours, roll it over to dry on the other side. It takes at least 24 hours to completely dry.

When they are completely dry, take a pin and pop the balloons and then pull out the remains through one of the openings. That's it! Easy Peazy!!

By the way, I've decided to do my barn boutique Friday the 29th of April from 10-7. And for those of you who have never been to one of my boutiques, I almost always only make one of each thing. So it's first come first serve. So I would suggest getting there early...and yes, I will have a couple of these jute balls for sale ♥

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Oatmeal Container

Ok, so you know how your elementary kids teachers are always asking for random items? I now believe that they are asking for them so they can craft...I have sent so many empty containers to school for my kids teachers, and now I am totally kicking myself!

All you need for this project, is an oatmeal container, a candlestick holder, a finial or something similar for the top of your container, jute, paint and lots and lots of glue sticks.

Your are going to wrap the jute the same way I did the jute fruit awhile ago. It will take forever to wrap that much jute around, but it's worth it.
When you get the container covered, you will need to paint your candlestick holder, and your finial. When they are dry, sand them a little and then glaze them. When they are totally dry, take your e6000 glue and put everything together. Voila! The cheapest piece of decor in your house!!

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