Clean Slate Piggy Bank

What are we saving for this week? Travel, new shoes, tiny home? Our piggy bank needs to be as indecisive as us. I found a sad piggy bank with great bones. The raw porcelain soaked up the chalk paint perfectly and hid all of the imperfections. Make sure you clean and dry the area you […]

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Junk Fest 2018

The Arlington TX Junk fest is held in a quaint garden behind Collected Treasures twice a year. The sun smiled down for our first attendance at the Junk fest this past weekend. The low key vibe and live music made for an enjoyable shopping experience. My vintage wooden sign saying… The hurrier I go, the […]

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Halloween 🍄 Foraging

The recent rain in Texas raised a troop of mushrooms just in time for Halloween! 🍄💀 I did a bit of foraging and created some witchy specimen jars. So can you!! What you’ll need: Jars Printed labels Spray paint Spray adhesive Peat moss Fabric (optional) Twine (optional) Tweezers, tongs or gloves. Bucket Dehydrator or tray […]

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Amimono boutonnières

I lucked into a whole box of beautiful flowers which also have an amazing heritage. They are Amimono or hand-woven flowers from the Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Traditionally they are worn behind the ear but really the possibilities are endless!! Add a hint of paradise to your special occasion! They are made from natural coconut […]

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Antiquing Fabric

Coffee & tea dyes are an easy way to add a bit of vintage to your otherwise new fabric. I was gifted a bag of ribbon remnants and decided to make a doily dreamcatcher. I want the dreamcatcher to look vintage so I’m going to tea dye the ribbon. Coffee & tea are great alternatives […]

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Fall Flora & Fauna

What would a squirrel and a hedgehog use a canoe for?? Definitely to transport nature’s bounty. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s help them prepare for winter. Start foraging for your materials. I found woodland creatures at World Market, faux berry limbs & a bag of potpourri with seed pods. Hot glue floral foam […]

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