Hello all! I thought I’d share an easy DIY craft with you today! This past spring, I made a spring banner out of pages from an old hymnal. I’ve made a few more since then because they’re so cute and simple!
You only need a few materials to make these vintage style banners.
– Old Book or Hymnal Pages
– Hole Punch
– Sharpie Marker
The first step is to decide what you want your banner to say. I’ve made some for the seasons, using words like spring, fall, and Christmas. You can make it say anything you’d like!
The next step is to cut out pages from an old book or hymnal to use for each letter. You could even cut a triangle out of the bottom to add more detail to your banner.
Using a sharpie marker or stencils and paint, write each letter on your pages. Then, add two holes in the top corners of each page and thread twine through (down through the left and up through the right to hide the twine).
That’s it! It’s such a simple DIY craft that doesn’t cost much at all! I found an old hymnal at Goodwill for $0.69, the twine is $1.00 from the Dollar Tree, and I had a sharpie marker on hand.
You could also make these DIY book page ornaments for Christmas using the same materials!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY craft idea and maybe I’ve even inspired you to create your own! For more budget home decor inspiration, follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse.
After spending much more time at home recently, I’ve been thinking about ways to make our home feel more cozy. I believe that home should be a place where you can relax and feel comfortable. Lately, I’ve been inspired by Liz Marie Galvan and her book Cozy White Cottage. If you haven’t read it yet, it gives a ton of wonderful ideas on how to make your home feel cozy and inviting. So today, I thought I’d put together a list of items that I think help to create a cozy home and a relaxing environment.
The first thing I think of when I think of making home cozy is the smell of a yummy scented candle burning. There’s something about a home that smells good that just seems so inviting and comfortable. Candles are my favorite way to make my home feel cozy and welcoming. The flickering flame also gives off a cozy glow.
2. Throw Blankets
Another thing that instantly gives a feeling of coziness is a nice throw blanket to cuddle up in. I like placing throw blankets around the house in baskets to easily grab, or draped on a sofa or comfy chair. They’re such an easy and affordable way to say “come on in and get comfortable”.
3. Neutral Colors
To me, using neutrals in my home feels more calm and cozy than using dark or bright colors. I think neutrals are easy on the eyes and not too demanding of attention, which helps me feel more relaxed. Though not everyone feels this way, I love using neutrals to create a cozy atmosphere.
Blending various textures not only gives off a farmhouse feel, it makes a home feel more cozy and lived in. I like creating the look of texture even on my walls, with sharpie shiplap and board and batten. Blending various materials, such as wood, metals, glass, and fabrics around the house create a look that’s not so monotone and harsh.
5. Reminders of Faith/Family/Friends
I love to put reminders of my faith around the house. My relationship with Jesus Christ brings me peace and reminds me that I have a forever home with Him. Reminders of my faith remind me of the love my Savior has for me and makes me feel at home. For you, it could mean the same thing or maybe it could be family photos and memories that make your home feel cozy.
I hope I’ve given you some tips on ways you can make your home feel cozy and comfortable, especially during this time when many of us are staying home more often. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more home decor inspiration. Thanks for reading and God bless!
Are you wanting to give your home a fresh look for summer but don’t know where to start? While there are many ways to decorate for summer, I love to go back to a simple farmhouse-style look after I take down my patriotic decor. Today, I want to share a few of my favorite ways to decorate for summer.
1. Buffalo Check
Black and white buffalo check is one of my favorite prints to decorate with! While it isn’t for everyone, I love to use it throughout the year. I love that it’s so versatile and it gives off that rustic farmhouse feel. I like to use black and white buffalo check with neutrals and greenery during the summer as a way to add dimension. It’s such a fun pattern!
I love to add a lot of greenery around the house during summer. It’s the time of year where things outside are naturally green and bringing it inside breathes life into your space. I like to use a mix of real and faux greenery. One of my favorite things to do is clip greenery stems from overgrowth in my backyard and put them in a vase inside as free decor!
While I didn’t use any lemons in my decor this year, I think it’s such a cute summer decorating idea! The yellow of the lemons brings in the brightness of summertime. These ladies below did a fantastic job using lemons to decorate for summer!
4. Whites and Neutrals
While I love to use whites and neutrals all year, I think they work especially well in the summer. I think neutrals give off an instant cozy vibe and look so bright and inviting. Summer is full of sunny days, so using whites and neutrals brings that brightness inside.
I hope I’ve given you some simple ways you can add summer farmhouse style to your home! For more home decor inspiration, please follow me @faith.and.farmhouse on Instagram. Thanks for reading!
With many of us spending all/most of our time at home during this COVID-19 quarantine, it is essential to make home feel cozy and cheerful to help cope with the isolation and anxiety that this pandemic can bring.
I have been taking it one day at a time. Some days I feel anxious and miss my loved ones that I can’t see. Other days, I am thankful that I can slow down and fill my time with baking, crafting, sunny days spent outside, spring cleaning/organizing, and all of the other positives that staying at home brings. I choose daily to thank God for all that he has blessed me with, especially when I know things could be so much harder for me right now. I view this time as an opportunity to slow down and focus our minds and hearts on things above and to enjoy the simple pleasure of being home with family that we so often take for granted.
With stores being closed, you can’t go out and buy new decor to decorate for spring this year. However, I love to decorate on a budget and with thrifted and clearance items anyway. I shopped my house and rearranged decor to refresh spaces around my home and I encourage you to do the same. Getting creative and finding new ways to decorate for spring with things you already have is not only fun, it doesn’t cost a thing!
Here are a few easy ways to create a cozy, spring home!
1. Bring in Greenery
Spring=Green! I added more faux greenery around the house to bring in the cozy look of spring. Things outside are returning to their beautiful green, so adding greenery, either real or fake, brings the feeling of new life to each room.
2. Fresh Cut Flowers
This year, I cut fresh floral stems from our weeping cherry tree when they were in full bloom to use as a free table centerpiece. Bringing in flowers or greenery you find around the yard or in a store-bought bouquet can give a bright, cheerful look to any room!
I used two Rae Dunn Easter mugs and a small ceramic bunny to bring spring to my coffee bar. I wrote the wonderful news, “He is Risen”, nearby on a chalkboard. Simple Easter decor is perfect for the spring season!
4. Decorate with DIY Spring Crafts
To keep busy one afternoon, I made a spring banner using old hymnal pages, a sharpie marker, and some twine. I added it to the shelf in our living room along with some more stems from our cherry tree in ball jars for a completely free spring update.
Another afternoon, I used some craft paint and a scrap piece of wood to create a DIY fresh cut flowers sign. While it isn’t perfect, it was a free and fun DIY!
Decorating for the seasons doesn’t have to be hard, or even cost anything!
I encourage you to find things around your home that you can use to bring in the look of spring. I would love to hear if you try any of these ideas!
I would love for you to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more ideas and encouragement!