Saturday, February 11, 2017

Show and Tell - February Themed Banners

I saw this banner on Pinterest from Little Maisie on and thought it would fit into my rustic farmhouse decor, so here is my version.

Burlap & Lace Heart Banner Valentine's Day Red White Gingham by LittleMaisie on Etsy

 I had made for the mantel in the den, but I measured wrong and the banner was to long to fit the mantel, so I hung it in my living room.  I think it looks great in the living room at the front window.

I had some sack cloth I bought on sale at my local Walmart, and of course you know I always have felt square and twine.  I choose to make my hearts 5" x 41/2, sorry I just kind of eye ball when I cut the template for the sack cloth/ red felt hearts.

I got the stencils out and traced the letters for, "Happy Valentine".  I used red and white acrylics paints to fill in the stencil letters.  Then I hot glued twine that I have on hand to transform the hearts into a banner.

This project was super easy and I was able to finish this banner in about four hours.

I found another Valentine garland project that looked fairly easy on Pinterest of course, saved from, go check this site out she has a lot of wonderful paper craft ideas.

valentines day decorations - hugs and kisses garlands!:
This project was a little more time consuming the cutting and taping took some time, but I really liked how it turned out.  I hung this garland  in my living room with my green-fir garland.

 Gives this project a try, for your Valentine Day decor.

Have a wonderful Day
Vicki the ColoJunkett

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Heart Banner Tutorail

When I have some time on the weekend I love to work on some easy crafts for my rustic farmhouse look.  The last two Saturdays I've been working on a small heart banner that I saw on Pinterest saved from  I always have felt squares around and I have seen crafters using burlap ribbon.

So here was my project..

I had the red, white, and pink felt squares and started cutting three sizes of hearts to layer all I saw was a lot of white.
I had bought a couple of rolls of burlap ribbon from the dollar tree.  I really didn't have a plan for the burlap when I bought it.   I tried to incorporate the burlap and thought the burlap gave the hearts a rustic feel.  Once I had all the heart cut and glued.  I decided to brush them with watered down Elmer's Glue

 what a mistake, it took several day for the glue to dry and the burlap separated and started to curl up.
I laid out the hearts on plastic wrap and put books on them for a couple of days to flatten out the hearts

that did the trick then I just used my glue gun and attached jute to the back to make the banner.

This is the finished project, I think it turned out okay and it gives a little bit of color to the front of my fireplace and mantel.

I hope this gives you some inspiration to add some color to your decor for February.

Have a Wonderful Day!
Vicki the ColoJunkett

Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 2017 Decor

February 2017

Because I live in northwest Colorado it's still winter with a lot of snow and it's very cold, I like to keep out my evergreen lighted garland and pine cones through out the house it gives the feel of a cozy cottage.

At the top of my living-room entertainment center

In the kitchen I draped the lighted garland on top of the patio door. 

I like the cozy mountain cabin atmosphere of lighted evergreen garland in the winter time.  So I will leave the garland out til spring or around late march or first of April or until the snow melts and the outside temperature warms up.

Decorating for February is fairly easy, I just change out the snowmen and white candles that I use for my winter decor and put out red hearts and red candles.

The den is where I really change up my vignettes.  It just seems easier for me maybe because there's more surface area to decorate.

Book Case in my Den
Side Table in my Den
Coffee Table in the Den

The mantel is another place that I like to decorate for the seasons with garland and banners

Thanks for stopping by, Vicki the Colo Junkett

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Valentine's Day Card Making

I remember when my girls were elementary school age, they loved getting out the construction paper, glitter, dollies, and stickers to make valentines for their classmates.
This year I thought it would be fun for the grand kids to make their own valentine cards for school.

For the past few weekends, I have gotten out the construction paper, glitter glue, stickers and scissor, for the grand kids to make their valentines this year for their classmates.

This is their final product minus the suckers.  The oldest grandson wrote the poem, "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Honey is Sweet and so are you," with colored gel pens.  The second oldest grandson wanted to use gel pens and stickers to decorate his cards.  And the youngest grandson which is 5, I cut out hearts, let him write his name and put sticker on them.

I had thought ahead and bought 2 bags of heart shape suckers from the dollar tree, but you guessed it I
didn't have enough so I went through the candy stash and found some smarties to put in the middle of the heart shape card to make it look like a butterfly.  60 cards in all were sent to school with the grandson on Valentine's Day morning.

Thank you for stopping by,  Vicki the Colo Junckett

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas to all!

Our morning started a little early around 6:00 am The Grand kids open the presents under the tree they were so excited but were very respective to other while they opened their presents.
Our Christmas morning breakfast consisted of biscuits and gravy, one of our favorite breakfasts, hoping it would keep the tummies full until Christmas dinner.
Our Christmas Dinner we had Spiral Ham, Green bean Casserole, Creamy Mashed potatoes.  Sorry, I searched and searched my picture library and I must not of taken pictures of the table setting for dinner. ;(

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Colo Junkett

Saturday, December 10, 2016

My 2016 Christmas Tour, so to speak

This year my decor changed a bit, I was striving for old country, woodland feeling, with more green garland and checks, but also leave the glitter and sparkle that my husband like.  So here is a peek, I also moved a few vignettes around so that little finger can not touch.

Here is a little vignette of the Islands of Miss-Fit Toys.  The lighted tree I purchased from a Home Decor Party quite some time ago like 20 years.  Does any one remember Home Decor home parties? The ornaments in this vignette, I have picked up at yard sales or thrift store.
This year I moved the white feathered tree to the living room on the top of the entertainment center.  I believe I purchased the feathered tree at an auction, several  years ago. The wooden ornaments I started collecting when I moved out on my own.

Also on the top of the entertainment center is the snowy village. The village pieces came unpainted from the craft  department of Wal-Mart, I believe at least ten years ago.  I put a five piece battery operated train in front of the snowy village, that I bought at Ace Hardware, many years ago.  The string of blue light came from The Dollar Tree this year, I think the lights were a nice touch.

The nativity scene I thrift-ed a few years ago, I put on a high shelve of the living room entertainment center, high enough to stay out of the way of little fingers.

Here are the Grand Kids rearranging the ornament this was the biggest challenge this year.  What are you going to do?  It was great to have them during Christmas break.

Have a Wonderful.

Colo Junkett

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September is party time

September is a very busy month in our family, last camping trip of the summer, garden harvesting, with back to school, routines, and birthday celebrations.

This week we had a combined birthday party for my granddaughter who turned three and a grandson that turned seven. I decided that my guest list would be families that live on our street that the grand kids play with, so I invited about six families. I looked in my party supply box and found this paint splotches pattern and decided on a paint theme.  I also had some extra blue snack napkins and blue solo cup that I had left over from Fourth of July.

I set up a card table with individual poster board and brushes from the Dollar Tree for a painting activity.  I had tempera paint in primary colors and had the kids mix colors to get green and purple I think they had more fun mixing colors than painting on the poster board.

The next activity was silly string, I gave each friend a can of silly string to spray at each other they had a great time.

The menu consisted of roast beef, ham, turkey, and cheese sub-sandwiches, from City Market and my husband sliced up tomatoes, onions, and lettuce to add to subs, I made my grandmothers' potato salad and my sisters' macaroni salad recipe and couple choices of chips and dip.  And of course condiments ofcatsup, mustard, mayo, pickles.

Our seven year old grandson requested Ice cream cake for his birthday. We have a TGIF store in town, so I tried there first, but they don't sell ice cream cakes any more.  Someone suggested Walmart has ice cream cakes,so I headed to Walmart and bought an ice cream cake and to my surprise it was decorated with colorful sprinkle to go with the party theme.

All in all the party went very well with having such an age difference at this wonderful event.  I believe everyone that came had a good time.

Have a Great Day,

Colo Junkett