DIY Farmhouse Beaded Chandelier

Good morning! We have had so much wonderful rain, but I am so ready for sunshine and warm days! How about you? We also found out my niece is going to have a baby boy this summer! This will be the first boy in 27 years for our family! Pretty exciting news!

I am still in the process of trying to use the supplies I already own and decided to try to find another project for the wooden beads I have in my stash. The first project I made was Minnie Mouse ornaments. I have been seeing many beaded lamps on the internet, so I thought I would give it a try for myself. I have had this hanging lamp on my patio for many years. I bought it at a yard sale and removed the wiring so it is lit with candles.  Several of the glass globes were broken during the move to our ‘new’ house, so I had to figure out something else to dress it up. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but than the wooden beads came to mind.

The lamp is pretty rustic. I cleaned it up, but I decided not to repaint it, but just leave it as is. I did remove the weird little curved parts on the bottom.

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I used a variety of different sizes for the beads. I first went through my stash to figure out how many of each size I had and make some kind of pattern with them. I knew I would need six strands of each set. I also used twine to thread them on to. I did end up having to buy a few beads just to finish out some of the strands.

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Sorry for the blur on this picture. This is the lower section of the lamp. I measured out how long I wanted the twine to be and then threaded the beads on. I wrapped one end of the twine around the metal, hot gluing it into place. I wrapped the twine three times at this end.

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This is the other end where it ends at the candle holder. I also wrapped this three times and secured it with hot glue.

farmhouse chandelier twine and beads

For the top section of the lamp, I was able to tie a knot in one end of the twine and glue tuck it under the open edge. I also secured it at the middle. I now had my six strands on the top and bottom.

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For the candle holders, I took the largest bead I had and my husband cut out the middle to fit a small tealight candle.

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I tried lighting candles to take pictures, but it was pretty windy outside this day. But you get the idea. 🙂

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It turned out so much better than I thought it would!

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Here is a better picture of the twine wrapped around in different places.

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I can’t wait to have a nice warm evening to light the candles and see how it will look on my patio.

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Have you ever tried a project like this? This was the first time I have used so many wooden beads, and I am so happy I tried it! I hope you all have a great week!


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Spring Wreaths

Hello!  It is getting warmer (kind of) and one of my favorite things is wreaths.  I love how they look on doors.  They look so inviting and they work with any kind of decor.  So I am here to show you some of my favorite wreaths that you can make for yourself!



DIY Spring Wreath by A Floral


Umbrella Wreath by This Grandma is Fun

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Forsythia Wreath by Stone Gable Blog

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Pussy Willow Wreath by Better Homes and Gardens


Hula Hoop Wreath by Less than Perfect Life of Bliss


Easter Egg Wreath by A Pumpkin and a Princess

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DIY Farmhouse Tire Wreath by The Craft Patch Blog

Grass Wreath

Spring Baby Grass Wreath by Patty Schaffer


Cute Pink Wreath by All Wall

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Mother’s Day Wreath by Home on the Corner


Pink, Blue and Gold Party Tablescape

A couple of weeks ago, Lauren hosted a jewelry party at my house, so I prettied up my living room for the occasion! I set up a small buffet table with a few snacks on it. One of my sweet neighbors, asked if I had been baking again. Umm, no. I wish my treats looked so good! My tiered serving plate has a pineapple on top, so I covered up with some pretty hydrangeas.

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I used a lot of pink, blue and gold for my colors. It looks so fresh!

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Don’t those lemon tarts look yummy!

party table muffins and lemon tarts

Since we are in this room, I thought I would share a few more pictures! I added a few pink plates on my shelves for spring. I left the lights up from Christmas. I love the way they add a little sparkle to the room.

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Here’s my faux mantle. I made the mantle from an old headboard. You can see it here. I also made the driftwood sailboats. The window and chalkboard are usually here and I decorate around them.

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The party Lauren had is by Premier Jewelry. Have you ever been to one of their parties or seen their jewelry? It’s so pretty! The magazines and pictures don’t do it justice.

I love pink peonies! Even though these are faux, I still think they are so pretty!

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I hope you have spring and sunshine in your area this week!


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St. Patrick’s Day Food Round Up

Hello! Welcome!  I hope you aren’t too hungry while reading this because I can honestly say that I became more hungry while I was making this post.  St. Patrick’s Day is a little over a week away and there are more than one way to celebrate it.  So why not have some food?

DISCLAIMER: some of these treats contain alcohol.  Please drink responsibly and please make sure your children are not partaking in these foods.



Leprechaun Popcorn by Mom Foodie


Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake by OMG Chocolate Desserts


Shamrock Pretzel Pops by Mommys Bundle


Irish Nachos by Cooking with Curls

Skittles Treat Bag

Skittles Treat Bag by Cincy Shopper


Lime Sherbet Floats by Home Cooking Memories


St. Patrick’s Day Oreos by Crafty Morning


Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies by Foody Schmoody Blog

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Fried Eggs in Green Peppers by Reluctant Entertainer


Irish Jello Shots by Hoosier Homemade


My Entryway is Ready for Spring

Good morning! It’s March! And Easter is at the end of the month! I don’t like when Easter is so early. It just seems too soon and then it’s a long time until summer. Plus it’s too cold to wear a cute little summery dress for Easter. 🙂  Have you done some spring decorating? I have done a little. Mostly my entryway and living room. Lauren had a jewelry party at my home a week ago, so I spruced everything up! It’s nice to look around and see the cheerful spring colors.

I keep my same basic pieces here-my door table, the beach striped stool, and the green picnic basket. Then I change around the accessories.

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I really like the soft colors of spring. It really brightens up the house when outside may be rainy and gloomy.

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I added some speckled yellow and blue eggs to the lantern. I also placed some moss ones at the bottom to fill it up a bit more.

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I found these cute little eggs a the 99 Cent Store. I love the turquoise and gold! By placing them under a cloche, it makes them seem more special.

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See the little egg next to the bird? It’s an real bird egg. At our old house, we had a lot of trees, including a huge, old oak tree. We would find bird’s nest and eggs quite often. This one happened to survive the fall to the ground.

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Of course, I had to add a bunny! It’s Easter! This one has such as sweet little face. I used a moss green blanket in the basket and it’s the perfect background for the bunny.

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I am ready for spring! Not only my house, but myself too!  For your convenience, I have included some links below for similar items. Have fun decorating for spring!



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