Red White & Black

Have you noticed how drab the house looks when all the Christmas decorations come down? It’s sad to me to see all the pretty red and green things long gone. While my decor has some color to it and isn’t drab, I think it’s those pops of color that really keep the winter season from becoming drab.

For this very reason, I’ve expanded my Valentine’s Day decor to add some beautiful red and white…and even a little black…to my home. I created a Valentine’s Day initial flag a few years ago and am always so excited to pull it out. They are available in my etsy shop here  if this is something you might like to add to your holiday decorations.

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Then, I made a wreath for the carport door using white mesh, different ribbons, pipe cleaners and a heart wire wreath form.

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These things make me so happy and I think the touch of black is unexpected yet it adds some unexpected boldness to the pieces. What do you think? Let me know if you try it out! 🙂

DIY Budget Friendly Valentine Decor Idea

I can’t believe this year is flying past us so quickly and that we are almost ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

If you’re looking for something simple and budget friendly to decorate this Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a fast and easy project. All you need are these things and you might even have everything right there in your home already:

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I have a DIY video for you here to show you the step by step instructions.

Here’s how it turned out:

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The wonderful part of this is that it can be used for each holiday and you can still use the bag for gifts. Just replace the bag with a new one and you’re set. So easy and so so sweet!

If you decide to try this, would you take a photo and tag me on Instagram? I’d LOVE to see what creative things you all can do!! Instagram: @thecozyloftshop

Happy Valentine’s Day My Friends!

xoxo,

Rhonda

Owls + Love = Happiness

I can’t ever leave owls untouched for too long. If I had my way about it, they’d be near 100% of what I create. Here’s a sweet wedding or couple painting I did just for The Owl Barn: 

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I put the painting in a frame of pearls and rhinestones. What could be better? They make me giddy. Positively giddy. 🙂 

xoxoxo,

Rhonda

Here’s your sign :)

And a pretty special one too! I made this one with thoughts of them being perfect for table numbers at a wedding but realized they are great to leave notes to loved ones and give as gifts after the wedding. 🙂 

Rustic is just perfection to me so I used burlap and jute as the materials on this wooden frame. I made the center portion a chalkboard so it’s ready for use and can be used from showers to weddings to inside the home afterwards. I love something that has lots of uses like this! Seems like money well spent, which is always a plus in my personal life too. 

Here’s how they turned out:

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I have it listed in my etsy shop here if you would like to read more about it like for size and such. 

Hope y’all have had a wonderful Thursday. We’re knocking on Friday’s door and I’m so happy about that!!

xoxoxoxo,

Rhonda

 

Wedding Table Stake Signs

My mind and heart always seem to go back to love. Weddings are such a beautiful expression of love that I absolutely adore creating things for weddings! I worked today on a new item for my etsy shop and wedding category by creating some table signs. I have several pictures on the listing here but here’s one of the Shabby/Cottage Chic designs I created:

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I soooo love how they turned out 🙂 I could create these every single day, and as a matter of fact, I’m offering them in chalkboard, shabby/cottage chic and rustic/barn. I’m in love with these!! 

xoxoxoxo,

Rhonda

Love Is Sweet

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Isn’t love sweet? I love the idea of a candy buffet/bar at a wedding. After all, the cake is simply not enough!! 🙂

This particular creation was painted on a slice of a log from a tree. Rustic weddings are absolutely delightful and I think this will fit in perfectly for just that!

I have these listed in my etsy shop here if you’d like to read more about it.

Hopefully, your week has gotten off to a great start…happy Monday!!

xoxoxoxo,

Rhonda