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Great Ideas — Outdoor Projects!!

16 Jul
 How fabulous are these Outdoor Crate Shelves?? @ Not Just a Housewife
 I love this Red Wagon Transformation @ Star Graf Design
 Turn your shed into a masterpiece with landscaping and DIY shutters @ Love of Family and Home
 Throw a Backyard Pie Party @ Moore Minutes

 Makeover your outdoor space with paint and fabric @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM
 I’m loving this Potting Bench to Outdoor Buffet @ Hanging with the Hubers
 Add some shade with a Pergola @ BluBabes Create
 Add some pizazz to your outdoor set by Painting the Cushions @ Copy Craft
Have some fun at the beach or on a picnic with a Tic Tac Toe Quilt @ Polka Dots on Parade
Create Hanging Votives for your porch out of old Jars @ Simple Home Life
And another awesome Wagon Redo {I love the washable cushions} @ Seven Sisters
Make your Front Porch more welcoming with flowers and a pretty wreath @ Clean & Scentsible
Hang your clothes up outside and make a Colorful Bag for the clothespins @ Let’s Go Fly a Kite
I love the weekend and looking through YOUR ideas. 

 I am always amazed at the creativity. It’s so inspiring!!!
Thank you for linking up each week. 

Come check out all of the ideas this week — they are awesome!! And come
link up YOUR ideas and you can win SIX clothing patterns from

 
Lily Bird Studios — specializing in adorable children’s sewing patterns {sizes 0-8T}!!



xoxo

 
Have a Happy Saturday!!
PS — Another Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!


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Great Ideas — Outdoor Projects!!

16 Jul
 How fabulous are these Outdoor Crate Shelves?? @ Not Just a Housewife
 I love this Red Wagon Transformation @ Star Graf Design
 Turn your shed into a masterpiece with landscaping and DIY shutters @ Love of Family and Home
 Throw a Backyard Pie Party @ Moore Minutes

 Makeover your outdoor space with paint and fabric @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM
 I’m loving this Potting Bench to Outdoor Buffet @ Hanging with the Hubers
 Add some shade with a Pergola @ BluBabes Create
 Add some pizazz to your outdoor set by Painting the Cushions @ Copy Craft
Have some fun at the beach or on a picnic with a Tic Tac Toe Quilt @ Polka Dots on Parade
Create Hanging Votives for your porch out of old Jars @ Simple Home Life
And another awesome Wagon Redo {I love the washable cushions} @ Seven Sisters
Make your Front Porch more welcoming with flowers and a pretty wreath @ Clean & Scentsible
Hang your clothes up outside and make a Colorful Bag for the clothespins @ Let’s Go Fly a Kite
I love the weekend and looking through YOUR ideas. 

 I am always amazed at the creativity. It’s so inspiring!!!
Thank you for linking up each week. 

Come check out all of the ideas this week — they are awesome!! And come
link up YOUR ideas and you can win SIX clothing patterns from

 
Lily Bird Studios — specializing in adorable children’s sewing patterns {sizes 0-8T}!!



xoxo

 
Have a Happy Saturday!!
PS — Another Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!


Guest Project — make Frozen Outdoor Ice Ornaments!!

15 Dec
Hi everyone! We’re so excited to be here at Tatertots and Jello!
Let us introduce ourselves.
We’re Emily and Jaime, two sister-in-laws with a passion for pretty things! 
We’ve recently started a blog called Everyday Art where we share our, uh… well our everday art! We love to cook great tasting and great looking food, make cute and useful crafts, and take beautiful photographs.
Come on over and add some everyday art to your life!

Today we’d like to share our Frozen Outdoor Ice Ornaments with you!
Why not bring a little holiday cheer and color to the trees in your yard? I love these frozen outdoor ornaments! The way the ice sparkles in the sunlight, and the bright colors of cranberries and citrus slices really add some pizazz to our yard. They were an extra fun project because we made them as a family.
To make some for your yard, first gather your supplies: you’ll need various containers to freeze the ornaments in (I just collected the cans from a week’s worth of cooking: cans from tomatoes, beans, even tuna fish), some yarn or string, scissors, various slices of citrus fruit, cranberries, evergreen sprigs, pine cones, sticks—whatever you have on hand. I even added some cilantro to some and liked the way it turned out. I think bay leaves would also look lovely.



Then start filling your containers! This is a perfect project for kids—they can place everything in the containers haphazardly and the ornaments still turn out beautifully. Once the containers are full of the items you’ve prepared, then fill them with water.


For this ornament, I wanted to make it hollow so I placed a can full of rocks inside a larger can, then all around the edges I placed red sticks I clipped from a bush I have out front.

When your ornaments are ready to be frozen, place loops of yarn or string in them so that there will be a loop to hang them on the trees with. Place them on a tray and then either carry them outdoors if it is freezing or clear out a large area in your freezer. I left mine outdoors overnight and they froze solid.
Then in the morning, un-mold the ornaments (using some warm water if necessary) and voila! Beauty. I love the way the cranberries look with the orange and lime slices.


My kids and I then decorated the large pine tree we have out front.

 
Look how beautiful the ice looks in these!

 This ornament was my favorite—I thought we’d probably put too much stuff in it, but I was wrong! I love all the color.

This hollow one turned out lovely as well. I placed it on my front step with a candle inside. Wouldn’t it look festive to have a row of these leading up your walkway, candles flickering inside?
Happy ice-ornament making everyone!

You may also like some of our other favorite posts.
This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash is delicious.
These crochetted flowers make THE CUTEST hair clips for little girls. My daughters and I love them.
We love finding beauty in ordinary things. Not that there is anything ordinary about these beautiful leaves. 🙂


 

Thanks Jaime!!
Those Ice Ornaments are beyond cool! I want to make some for my home.
How festive would those look for the Holidays?!!
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome idea with us!!
Be sure to put Everyday Art on your list of must-read blogs!
xoxo

Also — check out the third day of the

hollybloggylarge
With more giveaways and a Holiday decor linky!!!
PS – We had such a fun time this morning at Pier1!! Shelley, Char, Becca and I will be at Pier1 again tonight, handing out another  $1,000 in gift cards. We hope you can stop by!!!   
Bring your friends — we’d love to meet you!! 
Free reusable gift bags and coupons too!!