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ALL Seasons Columns

Today I am going to share a neat project with you, Seasonal Columns with interchangeable toppers! I love things that serve more than one purpose. These columns can decorate your home in ANY season. Just replace the topper with a trinket suitable to whatever holiday is around the corner.

Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (8)

Right now mine are dressed up for spring, but I am excited to change them for the 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, and everything in between!

Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (7)

List of Supplies:

table leg (hardware store $3-$5 depending on size)

moulding corner (hardware store, moulding section $2-$3)

wooden dowel

spray paint

glaze (optional)

wood glue or Gorilla Glue

drill

 

First drill a hole in the center of your moulding corner. This is so that the screw in the top of the table leg has a place to go. Then drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the table leg, about 3/4” deep. This hole is for your dowel to fit into.

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Cut dowel so you have (2) 2 1/2” pieces.

Sand pieces if necessary, then spray paint. I glazed all pieces to make them look distressed. I love me some distressing!

After paint is dry, glue the table leg onto the square, I used Gorilla Glue, but wood glue would work as well. We use Gorilla Glue at my house so much that when my 5 year old broke her Barbie’s tiara last week she asked me if I could just fix it with “Daddy’s special Gorilla Glue” sigh…so cute!

Fit the dowels into the hole at the top of the table leg. Voila, hard part done!

Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (10)

Now head off to the craft store and go straight to the wood nic-nac aisle. Pick out some stuff, (they are super cheap, like .25 to .59 cent cheap) bring them home and paint them. You can either glue them onto your dowel, or drill a hole in the bottom of your item and fit it onto the top of the dowel. I chose a birdhouse, and a cutie ovalish shape!

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The birdhouse I painted with acrylic paint and them glazed. The shape looked like a  sign to me, so after spray paint and glaze I printed out “Spring” in pink vinyl and used a brad for the dot on the “I”. Then I drilled holes in the bottom of both shapes and fit them onto the dowels.

Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (9)

Now take note people, here is the cool part. I didn’t glue the dowels or the toppers on. So come the next Holiday, I can switch them right out with something more suitable. Here is a pic of some of the fun things I picked up for future use!

Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (13)

 

Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (6)

This was a super fun, easy, affordable and totally functional project!

 

 

 

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Guest Posting Today at I HEART NAPTIME!!

Okay, so today is such a GREAT day! Not only am I being featured over at Young and Crafty, but I am guest posting over at Jamie’s blog, I Heart Naptime!!!!

When Jamie agreed to let me guest post on her blog I was ECSTATIC! I have followed her blog for close to 2 years and I LOVE her stuff! Not only is she a fantastic and creative mind, but she also happens to be a very good friend of mine and my next door neighbor! I promise you people, she is the real deal! She really is all she seems on her blog, sweet, funny, creative, gorgeous, and a heck of a lot of fun!

So go over and visit her today and share some love!!

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Spring has Sprung

Spring is here in full swing….or maybe I should actually say Summer is here! I really am wishing for just a few more weeks of spring weather around here. 70 degrees and sunny sounds divine for just a bit longer. But alas, I do believe the summer heat is here to stay and it is only gonna get hotter.

But, in my longing for it to feel like spring, (when the calendar says it actually IS spring) I made these little blocks to take to the women that I visit every month. (If you are one of those women, close your eyes and don’t look, or look if you want, just act surprised when I show up at your door with this gift!)

Spring blocks, She Made it Crafts (3)

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I LoVe Spring, don’t you. Spring colors are just so pleasing and happy…sigh. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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