Cork Monogram

Remember the wine wreath that I made last year? After my mom told me she wanted one too, I decided to take it one step further and make it into a monogram.

IMG_2716 I found this wooden ‘G’ at A.C. Moore. To make the whole thing more lightweight, (it’s heavy!) you could probably also cut out  a monogram using foam core or a heavy-duty poster board.

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Then, I glued corks to it! I liked having the wine-stained sides up, but there were a few with dates or logos on the other side, so I made sure to check before gluing. I also recommend doing the whole process in blobs, beginning with the edges of one section first to create a smooth line, and fill in the middle. Place about 8 or so on the letter to test out placement before gluing. I had to glue and un-glue a few to make them fit, but as long as you maintain a straight edge, it will look professional!

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I made the summery bow using this video from the Creative Goddess.

 

 

Antenna “Camo”

I am one of the last people on earth to not have TV. For the past two years or so, I’ve gotten along great with my Roku and DVD player. Last year, I bought (an UNSIGHTLY!) TV antenna from Lowes, which only gives me about 6 channels, but I must admit it is nice to watch the local news and football. The antenna is advertised as paintable, but thinking that it would still obviously look like a camouflaged TV antenna, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to paint it to match the walls. After looking around online, I found a great idea to paint it with a pattern with painter’s tape using the same wall paint. What do you think?!

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The paint color in my living room is Benjamin Moore Edgecombe Gray HC-173.