Another DIY Adirondack Set on the Cheap

DIY Adirondack Chairs and Table Pin

We are so excited building things for our new abode! Directly across the street is a lovely, wildflower, rabbit, squirrel and bird abundant park. We've decided to rid our lives of cable t.v., which affords us way more extra time than I realized, or care to admit. Instead of vegging out to the news upon awakening, we enjoy our morning coffee on the front porch in our super comfy adirondack set that we built with our own hands! We are forced to be more present and enjoy one another and nature more than ever, but the benefits of minimizing screen time are out of the scope of this article. I just want to talk about awesome adirondack-ness!DIY Adirondack Chairs Stools and Table

DIY Outdoor Furniture

This whole set took us a week, a few hours a day or so. We built the exact same set we shared in this DIY Adirondack Set post, so you can find the plan there.

DIY Adirondack Table

We changed the color scheme. I used Rustoleum Vintage Teal for the table. I found outdoor pillows at Walmart for $5 each that tied everything together!

DIY Adirondack Chair Woodworking Plan

Here is the first chair finished. Notice all the screw holes we had to fill before painting! I prefer Fast'N Final by DAP.

Chalk Painted DIY Adirondack Chair Set

For the chairs and stools, I used Rustoleum Chalked in Linen White. It took 3 coats, which in my experiences is a lot for chalk paint. All in all, I am happy with the product and will use it again.

All five pieces were sealed with Minwax Polycrylic Water Based Protective Finish. It is my go to!

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We love our new set, and our mornings spent together, present and peaceful!

How to Maintain Your Home for a Happy 2017

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For many of us, the New Year is a perfect time for a reevaluating and refreshing our homes. A huge part of that is aesthetically changing our environments to maintain a feeling of peaceful rejuvenation - maybe painting the walls a new color and adding new accents to change the ambiance. Other ways to maintain a healthy living space are less... photogenic and stylish maybe, but are equally or more essential to the health of our homes and their inhabitants.

LiquidPlumber3It is something we don't think about until it becomes a clear and present issue, but we should never underestimate the importance of keeping our drains clear! Fortunately, clogs don’t stand a chance against Liquid-Plumr

, which destroys tough clogs, helps prevent new clogs, and keeps pipes smelling fresh!

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Many of us don't know that the most common causes of clogs are soap scum, grease, and hair (including pet hair)! We all get household clogs, and you should feel empowered to do it yourself. All you need to skip calling the plumber is proper maintenance and the right products and tools on hand. You can learn to keep your drains running at their full capacity, saving time and money, and feeling pretty awesome about your abilities! Did you know that Liquid-Plumr has been keeping pipes clear and clean for more than 35 years? Their products are safe for all septic systems and pipes types, including PVC, plastic, copper, and old pipes. So regardless of your situation, Liquid-Plumr will always be the right choice!

Did you know about Liquid-Plumr Full Clog Destroyer™ With this product, you can feel free to put away the plunger. This thick gel is formulated to cut through standing water and works double duty to help dissolve tough clogs and prevent new ones from forming. It is quite effective on low flow drains, and with regular monthly use can keep your plumbing flowing freely!

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Other ways we plan to maintain our home and costs this year are to cut down on the heat bill by using the fireplace more. It is cozy, and makes for a great beagle photo backdrop, don't you think?

We also plan to replace shower curtains with the prior year's buildup of soap scum, go through our closets and donate things we haven't worn for a year, cleaning windows to freshen things up, and maybe even give the front door a makeover with a new paint color.

What are your plans for Refreshing in 2017?

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Over 50 Pumpkin Recipes to Make

Over 50 Pumpkin Recipes @savedbylovesIt is one of the best things about fall and the holiday season, a great source of potassium and Vitamin A, and is over 90% water. What is it, you ask? We are talking about pumpkin! Today we are sharing over 50 tasty pumpkin recipes for you to enjoy. You will see pumpkin soup, scones and everything in between. If we missed your favorite pumpkin recipe, leave us a link in the comments so we can share your delicious creation!
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Best Zucchini Bread Recipe in the Galaxy

Healthy and Delicious Zuchinni Muffin Recipe Oh, hi! I’m Dondi, and you can usually find me and my work over at I Heart Intelligence and Unified Soul Theory. I live and work as a freelance writer and for an awesome community non-profit in gorgeous Fort Collins, Colorado, and I’m a cyclist, rock climber and general outdoor enthusiast. I’m thrilled to be here today to share my recipe for the best zucchini bread and muffins you’ve ever tasted.   First, a confession: the original recipe for this amazing bread is not one I can claim of my own. It comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction, my all-time favorite baking blog, and you can find the original recipe here.   I have a serious sweet tooth and, as a commuter cyclist who travels everywhere by bike, I really appreciate treats that taste delicious and travel well zipped into the pocket of one of my panniers. So when I first made this recipe I nearly lost my mind. The flavors were incredible: the butter! The brown sugar! The cinnamon and nutmeg and vanilla! The melty chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts and the streusel...oh the streusel…   Clearly I could wax poetic about this for hours. I probably have. I especially love that the recipe is for zucchini bread or muffins: there are vegetables in its title. Obviously, it must be good for me, right? Best Ever Zuchinni Bread Recipe @savedbyloves Unfortunately, while this recipe does have a whopping cup of zucchini in it (and I often add more), it also has a fair amount of butter and sugar and oil and therefore a whopping number of calories. So I made a few changes: I subbed half the oil for applesauce and part of the flour for ground flaxseed. I found that when I was making it, I always had a TON of streusel topping, so I started halving the amount of topping I made for each recipe. This sounds like baking blasphemy, I know, especially as one of Sally’s mandates on her blog is “more streusel!”, but I found that using half the amount was more than enough to get all of the incredible flavors with fewer calories and less fat. It’s the best of all worlds.   Both the bread and the muffins (I mostly make the muffins) keep nicely, covered at room temperature for up to five days. They also freeze really, really well. If I make these muffins and don’t freeze them I will eat way too many immediately, so I freeze most of the batch and then just grab them from my freezer as needed and toss them into my pannier to take with me wherever I’m going. By the time they thaw it’s like they were never frozen. For folks who don’t bike everywhere, they thaw just fine out on the countertop for an hour or so too, or you can warm them on low in an oven for 10-15 minutes. This recipe is also wonderfully scalable: I’ve doubled, tripled and even quadrupled it with no problems whatsoever.   Streusel Topping: -⅓ cup rolled oats -¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar -¼ teaspoon cinnamon -1 tablespoon all-purpose flour -⅛ cup butter (2 tablespoons), very cold   Zucchini Bread: -1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour -¼ cup ground flaxseed -½ teaspoon salt -¾ teaspoon baking powder -½ teaspoon baking soda -2 teaspoons ground cinnamon -⅛ to ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, to taste -¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional) -¼ cup white chocolate chips (optional) -½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) -½ cup firmly packed brown sugar -½ cup white sugar -¼ cup oil (I use canola but use whatever mildly flavored oil you like!) -¼ cup applesauce -1 cup grated zucchini* -1 egg, beaten -2 teaspoons vanilla extract   To Make:   -For Bread: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or nonstick-spray a loaf pan or line with parchment paper and set aside. For Muffins: Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease or nonstick-spray a 12-count muffin tin or line cups with paper liners and set aside.   -Streusel Topping(make this first!): Combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour together in a medium-sized bowl until well-mixed and no brown sugar lumps remain. Cut the butter into tiny pieces (I actually grate it on the large holes of a box or hand grater) and combine with dry ingredients using a pastry cutter, two knives or just your fingers. You want a loose crumby structure, and if the mix or the butter gets too warm it’s easy to overmix. It’s still usable in this form, but more difficult to work with, so try to keep it loose, but well-combined. Set aside (I put it in the fridge.)   -Muffins: Toss together flour, flaxseed, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl until well combined. Mix in chocolate chips and walnuts, if using. Set aside.   Stir together brown sugar, white sugar, oil, and applesauce in a medium bowl until well-combined. Add in the zucchini and mix well. Add in the egg and vanilla and give a good stir until everything is well-combined. No need to over-stir.   Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mix and stir to combine. I try to stir this mixture as little as possible, just until no flour remains. This keeps it from getting tough. Best Ever Zuchinni Muffin Recipe FB @savedbyloves   For bread: Pour into prepared loaf pan, then bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and add streusel topping, pressing the topping evenly into the top of the bread. You’re adding this after baking 20 minutes so that the streusel doesn’t sink down into the batter. Return it to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes. You can cover the bread loosely with foil to keep it from browning too much. It’s done when a toothpick or knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the bread cool for at least an hour in the pan set on a wire rack before cutting and serving. (This may be the hardest hour of your life.)   For muffins: Oven should be preheated to 425. Fill cups with batter almost all the way to the top. Sally’s recipe notes that this makes 10 muffins but it easily fills all 12 cups every time I make these. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over each cup, then bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees. After five minutes, turn down the oven temperature to 350. Bake at 350 for an additional 14-15 minutes or until done (a test toothpick into one or two should come out clean, though they are so reliably done at 14-15 minutes I don’t even check them). Allow to cool for a few minutes in the pan, then pop out and place on a wire rack to cool completely.   *Zucchini is a really watery vegetable. To keep it from watering down your muffins, grate the zucchini onto a few layers of paper towels or a clean dry kitchen towel and squeeze as much water from it as you can. You’ll be amazed how much water you squeeze out! 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Your Perfect Coffee While Camping

WalMart Bustelo Cool I am so excited to share with you my new favorite camping companion, Bustelo Cool® Café Con Leche Coffee Drink! Don't be stuck in the outdoors without this tasty new coffee drink, available at Walmart. Camping with Coffee We have been enjoying some backcountry camping since moving to Colorado. The mountains and wilderness in general are a wonderful place to get away from life's chaos, for some solitude and serenity. There is nothing like it. I am finding that I am getting addicted to getting away. If I go more than a couple of weeks without some serious nature time, I need a reset. Speaking of addiction, coffee is a big one for me. Am I alone in that? Of course not! This brings up a dilemma. How am I to feed my need for the bean, while keeping the load in my backpack to a minimum? Nobody wants to drag a coffee press along in their pack, and instant coffee...ewwww! The solution? Bustelo Cool Coffee Drinks! Bustelo Coffee at WalMart You can find these in the Coffee aisle at your local Walmart. Not only are these convenient for camping, they are a great solution for anytime you are in a hurry or on the go. I love the price point too. On top of the already low price, you can get $1.50 cash back with this offer from Ibotta! Bustelo Coffee Cool at WalMart I went with the Cafe con Leche flavor, which tastes heavenly. There is also a Cafe con Chocolate option that I will be packing for my next outdoor adventure! Bustelo Coffee Cool on the go at WalMart What is your camping must-have? This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

How to Build a Dog Feeding Station

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How to Build a Dog Feeding Station

Today you get free woodworking plans and distressed painting instructions to build this custom dog feeding station. All of the wood in this project was scored in the Craigslist free section. I literally stalk this section daily, which has paid off in spades over the years!

Saint Bernarnd Puppy

This project is for our friend's irresistibly adorable Saint Bernard puppy, Willy (above). You can easily adjust the height to fit your animal just right. This was my first time using DAP® RapidFuse™ Wood Adhesive, which I am excited about for many reasons. You will be too! Let's get started.

Tools and Materials list:

Identical food and water bowls (They don't have to be the same size as ours, but need to fit in the space                               dictated by the width of the wood you are using for the top).

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¾ inch finished-one-side plywood - 10 feet

Kreg Jig and 1.5 inch Kreg screws

1.5 inch x 0.25 inch trim strips (Or desired wood for trim)

Glue, Pencil, paper, Scissors

Table saw and Jig Saw

Nail gun

Drill

Craigslist free section gave us a section of ¾ quarter inch finished plywood in perfect shape. The piece was dry, flat, hole-free, and large enough to cut out all the pieces.

  1. The first thing to do is to build the basic box using the ¾ plywood. Here are the dimension for each piece:

(2 Pieces) Front/Back - 12” x 23”

(2 Pieces) Sides - 12” x 12”

(1 Piece) Top – 12” x 21.5”

  1. Cut Bowl opening in Top.

Willy’s bowls were the stainless steel, slightly tapered ones with a little ¼ inch lip around the top edge. The trick is to cut the opening so that it is large enough that the bowl slips all the way down in but small enough that it catches the lip of the bowl. Seems simple but because of the slight taper it is a little tricky. Here’s the way I found easiest.

Woodworking project plansGet the bowl into position. For mine each bowl opening ended up being 3.25 inches apart in the center and 7.5 inches in diameter. You can set them however you want visually. Once in place, trace a line around the upside down bowls.

Drill hole for Jig Saw

Use your drill and drill a hole inside the circle large enough for your jig saw blade to pass through.

Insert Jigsaw blade

Using your jig saw cut out the circle you traced on to the top. The trick is to cut the opening so that it is large enough that the bowl slips all the way down in but small enough that it catches the lip of the bowl. If you prefer not to eyeball it, draw a circle inside the traced circle. If you’re like me, I had to do a little finishing touch with the saw and the sandpaper, in order to get the bowls to sit down nicely in the hole. BE CAREFUL don’t get happy with the cutting and make the hole too big. You don’t want the bowl to fall through!

  1. Drill Kreg holes into each piece as follows:

          TopKreg Hole Placement for Top Piece                                                                                   SidesKreg Hole Placement for sides of holder

Use Kreg Jig to Join Wood

For more info on using this jig, see my previous post: How to Make a Pallet Sign Using a Kreg Jig

  1. Assembly - Time to put it all together and talk about wood glue!

Wood Glue Tips

I had the opportunity to try out DAP® RapidFuse™ Wood Adhesive, and I won't go back to other wood glues! After just 30 minutes, you can plane, sand and stain wood. No more waiting 24 hours. No more not being able to stain. The stuff is also water resistant, so it's great for indoor and outdoor projects. The joint is stronger than with yellow glue or polyurethane glue, and doesn't swell, shrink or crack! There is no other glue like it. Seriously.

Wood Glue Application

Apply a line of glue on the side piece.

Attach with Kreg Jig

Attach the side pieces to the front piece first using the 1.5 inch Kreg screws.

Next, attach the TOP piece so that it sits inside the sides and flush with the top edge of the front piece. Also attach the top to the side pieces.

Lastly, attach the back piece in the same way you did the front piece. Attach top last

Now you have a box that is extra sturdy, with a recessed top that has holes in it to sit the bowls.

Attach Mitered Trim

    1. Trim – We decided to cut mitered trim pieces around the perimeter of the Top to cover the little seam and just add a little “finished” look. It’s totally optional. We make our own trim board by using the table saw with the fence set to about ¼ inch and then we rip 1.5 wide boards. You can buy trim board already cut if you prefer. We also mitered the corners but you can butt them if you don’t have confidence in your mitering skill. Just do it like you're cutting a picture frame and attach it to the box with glue and then small brads in the nail gun.

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    1. Paint - We wanted a distressed look, and decided to go with a stained top, painted bottom. This is a super easy paint distressing technique that you can apply to any project.

Stain top

I stained the top with Wood Finishing Cloths. These are super convenient as they aren't as messy as using stain from a can, and they contain sealant!

Dry Brush for DIY Weathered Wood Finish Tape off the top (pictured below). Apply your first base coat color randomly on all sides. This is fun because you paint in every which way, quickly and messily!

Dry Brush on Second Color

Once the first color is dry, apply the second color in the same fashion. I realized at this point I needed to tape off the top so I wouldn't get paint on the stained area.

Apply Final Paint Color with Wooden Block

A block of wood is a great tool for creating a chippy paint look. You can use a piece of scrap wood, or this fancy distressing tool with a handle. Just get a glob of paint on the wood, and drag it across your surface, repeating until you are happy with the result.

Create Stencil with Cricut and Paint Name

Finally, I created a stencil with my cricut machine and cut it out of white contact paper. I used a dark gray/black chalk paint for this part, applying it with a paint dauber.

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Seal as desired and you are finished!

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Thanks to DAP for the great new woodworking product. I will be keeping up with them here: DAP Facebook, and for sure using RapidFuse in my future builds!

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Easy Game Night Salsa Recipe

Easy Game Night Salsa Recipe @savedbyloves   Johnnie and I met about two months ago, both having recently moved to Fort Collins, CO from out of state. We both work from home, have a beagle(s, in her case), love outdoor adventures, and are positive and active people. Needless to say we hit it off well. Our first meeting was at the dog park, then we carpooled to a snowshoeing event the following weekend, and went to float in isolation tanks, too!   I just love food made from whole, fresh ingredients. I originally came up with this recipe when I was living in Maryland and getting fresh organic veggies weekly through a CSA subscription. Salsa is amazing because you can eat it so many ways- with corn chips, on top of a baked chicken breast, with scrambled eggs, and on top of a turkey burger just to name a few. Who doesn’t love a tasty way to get some extra veggies on their plate? Salsa Recipe Ingredients: 6-8 large tomatoes 2 lemons 1/2 large bunch cilantro couple pinches of sea salt and pepper 1 green pepper 1 onion 2 cloves garlic Optional: jalapeno pepper(s), if you like spicy salsa  
  1. Juice lemons (remove seeds).
  2. Remove seeds and stem from pepper. Cut into quarters. If using jalapenos, dice and remove top.
  3. Peel onion and garlic. Quarter onion. Mince garlic
  4. Throw all ingredients along with the stuff from steps 1-3 into the food processor. Pulse until desired consistency, stopping to scrape/mix as needed.
  5. Serve with chips or over burgers or as desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
  Note: We didn’t have a food processor at our disposal, so instead, we chopped the tomatoes into quarters, cut the cilantro with scissors into small bits (just the leaves), diced the onion into small bits, and diced the garlic and peppers. Then we followed the recipe above using a blender. The food processor just saved some time dicing, but the end product is equally tasty.   My love for the Spanish language and Hispanic culture goes farther than just making tasty salsa! After majoring in Spanish in college and studying abroad in Spain, I started my own virtual business teaching practical conversational Spanish and English to break down language barriers. I offer personalized one on one language lessons, appropriate for all levels, including those with no prior language experience. Payment plans available. I also offer group language lessons at a great rate, virtual workshops, and trips to Spanish speaking countries. Want to chat more with me about learning Spanish (or English) conversation virtually? Check out my website at www.rompiendolasbarreras.com or email me at hannahrompiendolasbarreras@gmail.com. Guest post by Hannah Pinkerton, Rompiendo Las Barreras- Virtual Spanish & English Conversation Lessons Thank you so much, Johnnie for allowing me to do a guest post on your blog this week. You are the best!  

Easy Bubble Gum and Cotton Candy Fudge Recipes

Fudge Recipes  

I recently had the craving for some bubble gum fudge and decided to give making some a go! The seven year old inside was coming out. Bubblegum and cotton candy have always been favorite flavors of mine. While I was hunting down the bubble gum flavor I used, I was pleasantly surprised to find cotton candy as well. Yay! It's the little things. The fudge was ridiculously easy to make, and it was a huge hit as a game night recipe a couple of days later. It would be the perfect baby shower dessert, don't you think? Whip some up for the kiddos, or for the inner kid!

Bubblegum Fudge Recipe

INGREDIENTS 20 Wilton Candy Melts Pink or Wilton Candy Melts Blue for the cotton candy version 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon LorAnn Bubble Gum Liquid Flavoring or LorAnn Cotton Candy Liquid Flavoring DIRECTIONS Easy DIY Bubblegum Fudge Recipe In a large microwave safe bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk with Wilton Candy Melts. Microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes to melt candy. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth. Add bubble gum flavoring and stir thoroughly. Pour mixture into wax paper-lined 9-inch square pan and spread evenly. Chill for 4 hours or until fudge sets. How to Make FudgeDump fudge out onto cutting board, peel away wax paper and cut into squares. Keep in an airtight container and enjoy! This recipe is adaptable to any flavor and color. Make your favorite for game night snacks. Find Wilton Candy Melts in your favorite team's colors for a Superbowl Party recipe that will surely be a hit! How to Make Fudge @savedbyloves

Budget Decor for the Holidays With At Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I know it seems early, but let's face it friends, Christmas is rapidly approaching. With ever growing Christmas gift lists, nobody wants to spend a ton on decorating for the holidays That is why I am excited to introduce you to At Home Christmas Decor! This is the perfect stop for all of your decorating needs.

​With all of their indoor and outdoor decorations offered in 15 style themes and over 101 artificial Christmas Trees available in the Tree for Me area, At Home has something for every taste and style.

This store is huge, with an impressive array of affordable Christmas décor and everyday low prices. I was a bit overwhelmed upon walking in, but luckily the staff were eager to breakdown the layout and point me towards the style I was seeking!

I will be the first to admit that styling is not a gift of mine. I can create individual pieces, no problem, but arranging them in an aesthetically pleasing fashion does not come easily. That said, I love this sweet vignette I created with pillows, a blanket and side table accents!

It came together super quickly, easily, and inexpensively - just how I like it! I had a little help from the inspiration page on the At Home website. Check it out to explore the 15 decorative themes and get ideas for decorating your space this holiday season with At Home!

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Which decorative theme is your favorite? Comment below and we will see if our tastes are similar! Hint: I like a combo of three!

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Make Easy Earrings From Upcycled Fabric

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Not only are these earrings easy to make and cute, they are upcycled from some super meaningful fabric.  I created them from one of my beloved grandpa's many handkerchiefs, soon after his passing. Whipping the cloth out of his pocket, he gently wiped away the tears from his loved ones eyes, and eliminated runny noses with joy. A single hanky is big enough to fashion several pairs, so the women in our family all have a wearable reminder of the best man to ever live (yes, I am biased, but also, he was the best)! Today I am going to show you how to make your own version in just a few simple steps. They would be cute fashioned from old jeans, your favorite shirt, your grandpa's hanky, or just about any fabric you want. Let's do this!!

How to Make Easy Upcycled Hanky Earrings @savedbyloves

SUPPLIES:

How to Make Memory Earrings

White handkerchief or fabric of your choice

Organza or Tulle

Metal Eyelets

Crop-a-Dile

Metal chain small enough to fit through eyelet

Metal washer from hardware store that eyelet will fit in and not slide through when set

Ear Wire from Vintaj

Tonic Scissors

Jewelry pliers (2 pairs)

-side note: I gave my grandpa the book Between Me and You GRANDPA, he filled it out completely, and it is a blessing beyond words. My most valued possession, for sure.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Use Spray Inks to Color Hanky

Spray fabric if desired. I went with a fall color palate using the spray inks shown. Let air dry for a couple of hours, then set by drying in machine on high heat for 5 minutes.

Make a Square Template From Cardstock

Make a square template from card stock about 1.5 inches wide and long (yeah, a square).

Cut Squares from fabric and organza

Cut several squares from your fabric of choice using the template as a guide. I cut some from tulle in addition to the hanky.

Hole Punch Center of Template

Hole punch center of template with Crop-a-Dile

Hole Punch Center of Fabric

Hole punch center of fabric using template as a guide. You can hole punch several squares at the same time, depending on the thickness of your fabric. Make a Sandwich from Fabric Squares with Washer in the MiddleMake a sandwich from fabric squares with washer in the middle. I used 3-4 squares on each side of the washer. The purpose of the washer is stability and weight. Use Crop a Dile to Set EyeletUse Crop-a-Dile to set eyelet.

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Insert chain about 3 inches long through eyelet.

Use Jewelry Pliers to Add Ear Wire

Make a loop from the chain, using ear wire to join both the chain loops on each end. You are finished!

DIY Upcycled Fabric Earrings

DIY Upcycled Fabric Earrings from Hanky @savedbyloves

I love having something so reminiscient of my grandfather to wear, not that I need it to remember him. He is everywhere and I am blessed! I love you, Pa. And now the flood gates are open.

Here is to grandfathers everywhere! May you cherish every moment with yours.