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DIY: Tufted Headboard

 

I have finally finished one of my DIY projects, and this one had been sitting
around my bedroom for months if not, dare I say, a year.  I am not going to
post detailed instructions because I got my directions from here.
Be sure to visit the site for detailed instructions, her headboard is gorgeous!

I have posted the basics on how I made my own.
I have to say that I did not drill holes on the headboard, nor did I sew my
fabric covered buttons on.  That is too much work, so I stapled each section 
and hot glued the buttons on.
It worked!!

I also did not really measure, but eyeballed where I was going to staple each 
section. I know, I know, not smart, but even though it's not perfect, it's done and 
it's mine to enjoy.

I already had a headboard made of wood scrap from our garage, so we 
purchased a flat piece of wood to cover the front of the board.

I purchased two packs of the Dritz Craft Cover Button Kit - Size 30
it completely depends on the size of your headboard, you may need three.

I already had my fabric on hand, it was about 3 to 4 yards.  I have a 
queen size bed.

folded in half for cushion.  You may most certainly get a 
Psst!  Walmart carries this foam.

I also used matting that I had on hand.

already had one on hand a  Staple Gun Kit.

Then I went to work.  I covered about 30 buttons for this headboard. 
The kit explains how to cover them with fabric.

I opened the foam package and folded the foam over the headboard.  I noticed that the edges/ 
sides were left exposed.  So I cut a piece of the foam to cover each side as seen in the images. 
 I stapled the foam onto the headboard as seen above.  Then  I covered that with matting and 
stapled it in place.

I then placed the fabric over the matting.  I just draped it over  & made sure it covered 
all the sides well.  

Before I secured the fabric, I measured how far apart I wanted my buttons to be; below 
you will see that I folded seams to have an idea how far apart they should be
and I marked it with a white pencil.

When I was ready to secure the fabric at the top, I stapled it in the back to hold it in place.  
After the fabric was secured at the top, I began to staple the areas that the buttons would 
go on the first row.  In the areas that I needed adjustments, I simply removed the staples 
with a staple remover and re stapled my mark.  I continued stapling the 4 rows and finally 
the edges on the sides and bottom to hold the fabric in place.

When it was all secured and stapled in place, I added the buttons with hot glue, pressed 
it hard and held in in place for about 15 seconds.  Then it was done, just like that.  I think 
the hardest part was making sure the rows were straight and the same distance apart. 

There you have it, my tufted headboard. 
Thank you for visiting and Happy Crafting!

Blueberry & Blackberry Cobbler

blackberry cobbler

Summertime is here and it is the perfect time for sweet & easy recipes.  When I have guests, this is one of my favorite desserts to make.  Scoop it up and add whipped cream and garnish with fresh mint leaves and you're good to go.  

My dad and my sister were recently here visiting for a week and my sister loves desserts, so I just had to whip up some goodies along with sweet purchases.  This recipe is basically the same as the previous blackberry cobbler that I made, but I added blueberries to the mix.  For the ingredients, scroll to the end of the post.

Instructions:
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Wash the berries and lay them on a paper towel to dry a bit.  Lightly grease an 8 inch baking dish.
Place the berries in the baking dish and sprinkle the berries with the lemon juice.
In a mixing bowl, stir in the egg, flour, & sugar until it resembles a course meal.
Sprinkle the mixture over the berries.
Drizzle melted butter over the mix.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly brown and bubbly.  let stand for 10 minutes.

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Ingredients:

4 cups of fresh blackberries and blueberries
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 large egg
1 cup of sugar (if you like it extra sweet, add more sugar)
1 cup of all-purpose flour
7-8 tablespoons of butter
Whip cream (optional)
Garnish: fresh mint sprig
blueberry cobbler
cobbler


Hope that you enjoy!


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Craftsy's Summer ALL Class Sale

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Hi friends, are you getting ready for summer?  I sure am, I have been painting, planting, gathering and working hard to prep my home backyard for summer, not because I wanted to, but because it needs to be done. I also want to work on some little projects in order to share them with you on the blog.  In the mean time, I want to share some great news with you about Craftsy.

The time is drawing near, to take time for yourself this summer and learn something new.  There are so many wonderful classes on Craftsy & for four days only, you can get any and all classes for 50% off, and that means sunny, inspired afternoons doing exactly what you love. Expires 6/13 @11:59pm MDT.  I wanted to be the first to let you know, so hurry on to the Craftsy website to sign up for any class you like.  They have practically everything from gardening, cooking, drawing, painting, photography and more.  Now is the time to head on over.  Happy Crafting!

DaySpring Easter Favorites

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His Love Endures Forever - Wall Clock
Hey friends,  I am taking the time to share some of my favorite pieces from DaySpring.
I was updating my shop section on the blog and came across so many beautiful pieces,
which of course, make lovely gifts and look nice in my home . . . (hint, hint) to the hubs.
The clock is made of distressed wood & contains distinct copper numerals.  I love the
weathered and rustic feel.  I absolutely love this clock, it is simple and clean, perfect
for placing on the mantel.

Below you'll notice I placed two of these mason jar mugs on my list; aren't they cute?
These will make amazing little gifts for college students, friends, and neighbors.
He Will Cover You - Mason Jar Tumbler
This banner is great reminder of Easter.  I love how Sasha at Lemonade Makin Mama displays
hers in her kitchen.  She sets her Easter table, hangs her decor, and it all ties in with the
theme.  Just love it!
He Is Risen - Reversible Easter Banner
She Believed She Could So She Did - Mason Jar Tumbler
The rustic Easter Adorenaments is also a great reminder of what Easter is about.  
At LMM, Sasha used these to display on her beautiful Easter table.  You can hang 
these on your wall or use them during the Christmas season as well, so they have 
multiple purposes.
His Savior Names - Easter Adorenaments Set
I have been looking for a tray like this forever, even to the point of making my
own.  It has been difficult to find a tray like this, but here it is, available at DaySpring.
Map of the World - Wooden Tray
Finally, a couple of jewelry pieces.  There are plenty more lovely ones in the shop section
of this blog as well as in the DaySpring website.  The linked hearts are also available in
the gold color featured in the shop section.
Lisa Leonard - Silver Connected Hearts Necklace
Faith As a Mustard Seed - Pendant Necklace
I hope that you enjoyed looking at these simple pieces fro DaySpring.  Do you have any
favorites to share?


Celebrate Easter with Peeps


Happy St. Patrick's day y'all!  For today's post, I will be sharing some of our ideas for the coming Easter.  This Easter season we will be celebrating our festivities with Easter baskets filled with Peeps & Company goodies along with some reading books.



PEEPS & COMPANY® was sweet enough to send me several items and treats to share with you and others, such as PEEPS® earbuds, luggage tag, Orange Delight Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Orange Fudge,  Marshmallow Bunnies, Decorated Eggs, Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks, Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks, Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies,  Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks, Rainbow Pop, • MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats,• MIKE AND IKE® Jellybeans & HOT TAMALES® Jellybeans.  Peeps & Company also has many other items that are not candy, they have beach balls, socks, luggage tags, pillows and so much more.


This year I used a light wooden basket along with the traditional easter baskets to add a little theme.  I chose a farm/ shabby theme, so I painted the wooden basket with white craft paint and decorated my basket with Easter stickers and a tiny banner.


I chose a few of my child's favorite items from Peeps & Company, placed them in a large plastic Easter egg, then I used jars to fill them with the Peeps jellybeans and covered them with a decorative lid featuring bunnies.


There are numerous ways to celebrate using Peeps & Company, one of my favorite ideas are decorative Peeps marshmallows used to decorate cakes for Spring festivities.


For your Peeps & Company Easter, be sure to check them out and order your peeps favorites for your Easter baskets.  Peeps & Company will give all Inspirations by D readers 20% off on your purchase when you use code: EASTERTREATS at checkout.

I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed Easter and let me know which Peep & Company items you choose to fill your baskets with.


(Disclaimer)* I received Peeps & Company products for review. All opinions are solely mine and I have not received any monies for my opinion.

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