I had some fake roses in some little pots. The pots had been painted pink, but the paint was old and chipping; so, I sanded them down. Was going to paint them to match the terracotta colored pot that holds my African violet but decided that they looked nice the way they were after they were sanded.
The house we are in is nice, but in my bedroom and Christy's bedroom, there is an old fireplace. It is no longer used, so has been closed up with bricks. It didn't add much in the way of visual appeal, so it got a "facelift." First I found a sheet that matched the theme of the room, which is "butterflies and garden." This was folded and put up to cover the bricks and the mantle of the fireplace. Tacks were used to hold it in place. Then the African violet was placed in the center of the mantle, two cute round salt and pepper shakers were placed on either side of the African violet, and then two pots of roses to the outside of each of the shakers. The salt and pepper shakers were not that practical for the kitchen, but they were really cute. Each one looks like a little ball of blue yarn and has a button and a heart on it. (Sorry I didn't think to get a closeup of them). A cute little pillow that says "Bless our Garden" was hung up over the African violet.
Here is a picture of the mantle as it looks now.
A special gift from a friend was a pretty, small, yellow hand towel that says "plant, grow, bloom." It doesn't match either the theme of the kitchen or the bathroom, but it does match the garden theme, so I hung it below the glass butterfly next to one of the craft shelves.
In the craft area, I was in need of some more storage containers so used some decorative tape and some things we already had in the house to make them.
Some little divided trays were made from facial tissue boxes.
These two storage boxes were made from a soymilk carton and an orange juice carton. I just cut the cartons to the height I wanted them and then washed them out well with soap and water and dried them. Then I covered the outside with decorative tape. One stores my scissors, and one is still waiting to have items put in it. I did make a small divider inside the blue box with a toilet paper roll and covered the outside of the toilet paper roll with the fancy tape as well.
And that's my craft roundup for this week. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed it.
Have a great weekend!