It is Well with My Soul

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It’s the beginning of a new year and what better way to start it than with a new DIY project. Today I am pleased to share a wall decal that I made for my dining room. I love this project because the concept is so simple and the possibilities are endless!

What you need:

contact paper
– exacto knife/scissors
– desired design for wall decal
– permanent marker/pencil

What to do:

Trace or draw your design onto the backside of the contact paper. Make sure the right side of the design is facing down. It’s better to trace/draw on the backside so that there are no marks on the front that might show. Next, cut out your design. I chose to use an exacto knife to get a more precise cut. Finally, peel off the backing and stick the cutout on the wall!

I am pretty ecstatic  with how the wall decal turned out. For the past few months, this particular wall had been sitting empty because I couldn’t figure out what to put there. The wall decal was the perfect solution. I chose the lyrics from the famous hymn “It is Well with My Soul”.  I chose a font that wasn’t too complicated or intricate. I had to cut the letters twice: once for the paper printout of the letters and then the actual letters traced onto the contact paper. It was a little time consuming doing all the cutting, but it didn’t seem so bad while watching a couple movies.

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It is well Cover Photo

I love that we will see it every day when we sit down to eat and serves as a daily reminder for us in this house. I even catch the hubby humming it around the house now. 🙂

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Preview: DIY 3D Dining Room Art

Hi there! It has been way too long since my last post. Sadly, this summer went by too fast and there was not much time for DIY projects. But fear not, I’m slowly getting back on track. So here’s a preview of one of the art pieces I just finished for my dining room. I can’t wait to hang it up! Still have to finish the other pieces…will share when it’s all put together 🙂
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Merry Christmas 2013

Christmas is here and all the decorations are up! Actually they have been up all put together for about a couple of weeks now. I finished the last Christmas project for this season two weeks ago. However, it’s been pretty hectic since then.  So yesterday, on a sunny Christmas Eve morning, I was finally able to take it all in, while sipping my coffee and enjoy my efforts over the past few weeks.

Made || Christmas Stockings | Mesh Ribbon Wreath
Bought || Christmas Stocking Holders (Bed Bath & Beyond) | Warm White Mini LED Lights (Walmart) | Evergreen Garland, Pine Cones & Berries (Michael’s Craft Store)

Made || Felt Christmas Tree Skirt | Ribbon Snowflake Ornaments | Glitter Ornaments| White Ikea Snofint Tablecloth Curtains | Snowmen Lightbulb Ornaments (from 2011) | Sheet Music Star Tree Topper (from 2011)

Made || Glitter Reindeer Silhouette | Winter Tree (Isaiah 9:6) Canvas Painting
Bought|| Ikea Ekby Wall Shelves

 

Made || Bauble Ornament Wreath
Bought|| Ikea Hemnes Mirror

All of the decorations were inspired by findings on Pinterest, but created with my own twist. For some of the decorations there were tutorials that I found helpful, for others I just figured it out on my own. That’s what I love about DIY projects.

Of all the decorations, the painting has to be the most favorite of them all. To be honest, the design was inspired by a print from Lay Baby Lay. I love it more for what is written on there, a reminder this Christmas that the greatest gift in the form of a baby was born on this day to save all of mankind.

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Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas!

Tis the Season for Christmas DIY Projects!

The holiday season is quickly coming up around the corner, which means soon it’ll be time to put up the Christmas tree. And for the first time, I finally get to decorate the rest of our new house! As exciting as that sounds, I’ve been trying to get a head start on my Christmas decor DIY projects. My goal is to have everything (ok, mostly everything) finished and put up by the time Thanksgiving is here. That way the hubby and I can actually enjoy the holiday season with the house already done up and I’m not spending it drowning in glue and glitter.

*Update* – 12/07/2013

Ok, I’ve been good making progress, but not quite making my self-imposed Thanksgiving deadline. However, I’m feeling pretty confident I’ll be done within a reasonable time before Christmas. The stockings and bauble wreath were projects intended actually for Christmas last year. With those out of the way, I was able to work on projects for this year.

Hello Aerie - Christmas Mesh Wreath

Hello Aerie - Christmas Tree Felt Skirt

Hello Aerie - Ribbon Snowflake Ornaments

Hello Aerie - Glitter Reindeer Silhouette Canvas

I only have a few more projects to complete before the reveal of it all put together. Stay tuned!

*Original Post* – 11/22/2013

Here’s a sneak peak of what I’ve completed so far and will keep on adding as I finish more!

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I hope I’m not being too ambitious with all these projects I want to get done…excited to see it all put together!