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DIY Valentine Postcards from Balsa Wood

These wooden postcards are almost too easy to make. How unique is this? Send an awesome wood postcard to family and friends.

Balsa wood is the EASIEST thing in the world to work with. It's super easy to cut, too.

Make a balsa wood Valentine postcard.

I bought a length of 4" balsa wood. I think it was 36" long.

I used an X-acto knife to cut through the balsa wood to make each postcard 4" x 6". It's super soft and I tried not to make them too perfect as you can see. Then I used a piece of sandpaper to smooth out the edges.

I painted them with white acrylic paint and then sanded them a little more to give a "shabby" look.  With a black marker we  wrote the words. Here is a picture of my sister working on one of the postcards.


The other side of the postcard? "Love you to the moon and back" and a place to put the address...


I think they could benefit from a clear coat spray of some kind. I didn't do that with mine but I'm working late and need to get these in the mail!!

Wooden Valentine postcards to make.

Making this heart with the tiny dots around it - fun!


Best wishes for a lovely Valentine's Day with your Valentines.

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What to do Weekends #159

Welcome to What to do Weekends Party!
Lots of things to do on the weekends and the FOOD, oh, my! Lots of food and recipes to make on the weekend also. This week the recipes were so wonderful and we have shared lots on Facebook and Twitter. 

Theresa and I want to thank you for partying with us every week and would love  if you could connect with us in some way! Here is our social media. Leave us YOUR social media links in the comments and we will follow back.

You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
You can connect with Theresa right here Shoestring Elegance

My BONUS FEATURES this week are:

Pizza Dip Recipe by Embellishmints

Pizza Dip Recipe - Perfect game day recipes for your Homegating party! www.Embellishmints.com

How to Paint a Chevron Wall by Run to Radiance


Our Regular DIY features for the week...

Jewelry Organizer by Little Free Monkeys

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart with homemade chocolate massage lotion. Smells good enough to eat! |OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Valentine Hearts by Little Miss  Celebration

Create pretty, Felt Filled Metal Hearts with rolls of felt & sparkle on the side! At littlemisscelebration.com

Farm Sign by Garden Up Green


Regular Foodie Features of the Week..

Tortilla Apple Dumplings by Dukes and Duchesses

tortilla apple dumplings

Valentine Day Cookies by Sparkling Footsteps

The perfect Valentine's day cookie recipe // Jelly filled cookies

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Tarts by Dizzy Busy and Hungry

strawberry cheesecake cookie tarts title

Chicken Ravioli Soup by Crazy for Cookies and More



Please join in and have some fun and pop around, visit, even share some "Bloggy" love with your fellow bloggers. :)

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What to do Weekends #158

Welcome to What to do Weekends Party!
Lots of things to do on the weekends and the FOOD, oh, my! Lots of food and recipes to make on the weekend also. This week the recipes were so wonderful and we have shared lots on Facebook and Twitter. 

Theresa and I want to thank you for partying with us every week and would love  if you could connect with us in some way! Here is our social media. Leave us YOUR social media links in the comments and we will follow back.

You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
You can connect with Theresa right here Shoestring Elegance

My BONUS FEATURES this week are:

Rustic Industrial Letters by Remodelaholic


How I Cleaned Up My Junk Cupboard in the Kitchen

Yes, this was really, really messy. This cupboard was basically unusable because whenever I went into it, things fell out. Then I had to cram them back in again as I said, "I've got to do something about this soon". Okay, well the time came and one trouble is that I didn't get a really good BEFORE picture. I hate that. I think about pictures halfway through a project!  Here we go...

Here is the AFTER: I put additional shelves in this long kitchen cabinet so that I could put a plastic bin on each shelf. I thought of doubling up on the bins such as 2 bins per shelf but then thought it would really be inconvenient to have to lift both bins out to get to the bottom one. I did double up on the bottom shelf with things I don't use that often.


I brought the existing shelf to Home Depot and they cut me the right length for 2 additional shelves. Very easy. Then I had to adjust these little babies so that all of the shelves could be accommodated. I bought an additional bag of these at Home Depot also.


Here is the BEFORE: Actually, I already had started to clean out the cupboard when I decided to take the picture. It's bad enough, right?


See how nice this is now that each bin is separate? I can take out separate bins and not have to battle with stuff falling... :)


I'm working my way through each cabinet and closet in the house and not only to clean them out - that only works for so long - I'm implementing a system for keeping things orderly also. In this case the multiple shelves and bins.

I also cleaned out the 3 "junk" drawers which held everything from tools, batteries, nails, extension cords, etc.

Some other posts you might like also.

Under the Kitchen Sink Makeover

Kitchen Bay Window Makeover

Front Hall Organizer

Girl's Desk Makeover with Shelving


Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for reading, my friends.

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What to do Weekends #157

Welcome to What to do Weekends Party!
Lots of things to do on the weekends and the FOOD, oh, my! Lots of food and recipes to make on the weekend also. This week the recipes were so wonderful and we have shared lots on Facebook and Twitter. 

Theresa and I want to thank you for partying with us every week and would love  if you could connect with us in some way! Here is our social media. Leave us YOUR social media links in the comments and we will follow back.

You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
You can connect with me right here Shoestring Elegance

My BONUS FEATURES this week are:

Snow Ice Cream by Happy Pretty Blog

Snow Ice Cream | HappyPrettyBlog.Com

Want to Make Your Bathroom Smell Fabulous? Try This Easy and Awesome DIY.

Have company coming? Want your bathroom to smell wonderful but don't have the time to do a full cleaning? Here are some awesome little fizzies that will do the work for you, very cheaply made.

I followed the recipe from Mom 4 Real  and it worked exactly like she describes it. I have 2 trays of these fizzies all tucked away in jars in my bathroom vanity, ready to work at a moments notice. I throw one in the toilet bowl and close the lid. It sizzles and fizzes, cleaning and releasing the most lovely scent. Open the cover 10 minutes later and the whole room smells clean and lovely.