Preserved Evergreen Wreath

I’m not a huge fan of faux flowers and greenery, unless they look super close to the real thing. I know that at Christmastime, making wreaths from pine branches and other evergreens is popular, but over time they turn brown. After a bit of searching, I found out that there’s an extra step you can take to preserve virtually any kind of leaves and branches so they keep their colors and texture indefinitely. It’s done with the maaagic of glycerin (*sparkle sparkle*).

Ready for this super easy trick?

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Wooden Wall Art: Inspo from Kirkland’s

DIY wooden wall art

I loved this two-tone geometric wood wall plaque when I saw it on Kirkland’s website. Sixty bucks plus shipping was a bit hefty though, mostly because I knew I could create a similar piece inexpensively.

The original piece from Kirkland’s was a 30-inch square. First, I made a 17-inch rendition using one-inch-wide wood. Then, I made a 30-inch version using two- and three-inch pieces.

Lumber is super expensive right now. For any project we do, my husband and I check Habitat for Humanity’s Restore for materials first. Purchasing from Habitat is not only way more cost effective if the Restore has what you need; it’s also supporting a great organization. I scored nine-foot wood boards for $2.00 each. So yeah, it’s worth the look.

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