Cinnamon Candles & Resolutions


I need to get better at documenting crafts as I do them, so many times I finish and then think “No! I have no photos!” leading to one single photo of a finished product. Maybe that can be my New Year’s resolution. So far I have:

1. Give birth and keep child healthy and alive
2. Better document crafts

Seems like that list is shaping up well! Fitness will enter the game at some point…but I digress. This cinnamon candle is so simple to make, and smells so lovely in your home! All you need is a 4″ cinnamon or vanilla scented pillar candle, cinnamon sticks (I buy them in bulk here), hot glue gun, and some sort of base to put your candle on. Pick out some straight cinnamon sticks and apply the hot glue directly to the sticks (fun fact, hot glue will not stick to a candle if applied directly to the candle. I know…it’s obvious AFTER the fact!). Glue the sticks one by one all the way around the candle until voila! Cinnamon stick candle. You can finish it with some cute twine, or stick it on the base of your choosing. I went with my cake stand covered in mini pinecones.

Happy crafting!

xo. Brie

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Christmas In the Window

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Well apparently I’ve been watching too much Fixer Upper (is anyone else obsessed with that show??) because as I was walking to the grocery store with Mr. Bun this weekend, I saw this old window in a pile of trash and just had to have it. I couldn’t let that distressed wood and open window look go to waste!
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When I say I got this out of the garbage, I’m not kidding. The group of men cleaning out their garage must have thought I was crazy when I asked if I could have this. So much dirt and dust and spider webs – and my lucky husband got to carry it all the way up the hill home. Have I mentioned he’s the best?
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Really though, after a thourough cleaning, this window looked just lovely.
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For now it’s a part of my Christmas decorations, but I’m excited to find a more permanent place for it come the new year!

xo. Brie

Canvas Prints

Getting settled into the new apartment means FINALLY putting some photos and prints on the walls (is it still a new apartment if you’ve lived there 7 months already?). I found a Groupon for canvas prints, so decided to make these babies! Ok, I might have gotten carried away with putting a wedding canvas print in the bathroom…but I just love them.

  

More decor to come!

xo. Brie

Cubicle Makeover 

A new job means a new desk which means a new cubical makeover! I like the enjoy my work space – when it’s clean and happy, I’m clean and happy. It didn’t take much to transform this plain cube into a place I like to be, just some polaroids, a succulent, Rifle Paper Co. calendar – the usual suspects.
  

How do you make your work space your own?

xo. Brie

Polaroid Pics

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So one of the fun wedding projects I did was getting Polaroid prints made up and hanging them from this thrifted frame. I ordered the prints from Polaroid Foto Bar, and they turned out really well. Fair warning, they’re more like Polaroid style printed on cardstock, but for my purposes this was perfect.
20140728-093938-34778222.jpg I scored this old frame from a thrift shop for $2 and screwed small eyelets evenly spaced in the back. All that was left was to string twine across, get some small clothes pins from the craft store, and wa-la. Hanging Polaroids