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Emily at I Love Farm Weddings left me a sweet comment this week – she featured my DIY Anniversary Subway Art on her blog!

This has been one of my most popular posts and is getting some serious love on Pinterest. Someone pinned it (nope, didn’t know the person and nope, it wasn’t me) and I keep seeing it repinned by others – wow! It is so exciting and really crazy to me! This was something I did purely for Conner and the love of “our” song. It makes me happy that this project has resonated with so many people!

Please take a moment to visit Emily’s site and show her some love!

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Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick recently featured a moss letter wreath that I have been wanting to do. After her very easy instructions, I got my supplies together and made one myself!

The inspiration came from Pottery Barn. While I love PB and its merchandise, the price isn’t always right. One letter will set you back $79. Thanks, but no thanks.

What I used: a glue gun (already had on hand), sheet moss from Hobby Lobby ($1.99 after the 50% discount), wood letter from Hobby Lobby ($1.99), yellow and white ribbon from Hobby Lobby ($1.99 after the 50% discount). PB = $79. LS = $5.98. LS = winner!

(P.S. Sarah said her project got a little messy, so I laid out newspaper before I started mine!)

I started by unwrapping the moss and laying it with the front side facing down. I laid the wood letter its front side facing down, on top of the moss. Using a pair of scissors and the glue gun, I cut little strips in the sheet moss and glued the cut moss on to the back of the letter. I gradually worked my way around the letter, cutting and gluing as needed.

Some parts were easier (the outside curves) and some were really difficult to get attached (the inside curves). I had pieces that were too thick on the back, so I would cut those off and set aside to use as filler after I finished gluing everything the first time. This letter fit perfectly on to the piece of sheet moss!

Here is the finished project, hanging on the mirror in our entryway! I cut two pieces of the yellow and white ribbon and glued it to the back of the letter. I used clear tape to attach the ribbon to the top of the mirror. It is the easiest way for me to hang things on this mirror each season.

I am so happy with how it turned out and how easy it was for me to do this! This took me about thirty minutes from start to finish, such a small amount of time for such a cute project! I think this would be a great gift to give to friends or family. Maybe the Easter Bunny should bring it to you?

Here is another view of our new entryway decor. I love how it turned out and love how cheap it was to replicate! It brings a little cheer and happy to the buffet. This will definitely be up through the spring and summer seasons in our house!

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Tip Junkie handmade projects

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Anthropologie is one of the greatest stores ever! Not only do they have some of the best clothing and home goods, they always have amazing front window displays.

This month, Anthropologie teamed up with the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance and Kendall-Jackson to help recycle wine corks and celebrate Earth Day! It is so impressive to see what they could do with the plain, brown corks.

Each store across the country has a different display. Anthropologie’s page on Facebook highlights some of the best of the best. The colors of this one are so impressive and gorgeous!

I spy lots of orange! I know I’m going to love this one.

Incredible! I love the way the cork display colors and patterns are tied into the outfits on display in front.

This one is beautiful! They used things from nature (plants, etc) mixed in with the corks to create the pattern and texture.

I want to make this one!! I wonder how I could do it? It gives me something to look forward to once we have collected enough corks. We’re starting over on our collection since I finished our cork mirror in the kitchen.

The smaller spheres combined with the bigger ones plus the plant life spilling out is over the top! I love the dress they have in front of it, too. Such a show-stopping display!

If you have an Anthropologie near you, what does your display look like? Send me a picture, I would love to see it!

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