My Pottery Barn Handprint Ornament {and why you need one, too}

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One of the realities of parenthood is that the days may seem long, but the years are short. I love creating and gifting keepsakes around the holidays that are meaningful, beautiful, and that we’ll cherish for years to come. I recently purchased the Baby Handprint Ornament (currently on sale!) from Pottery Barn Kids, and it’ll definitely be one of those keepsakes that we’ll love for a lifetime.

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After purchasing the ornament kit, my 3 year old couldn’t wait to open it up and get to work. Everything you need is in the kit, and it probably took all of 5 minutes to put it together (not counting drying time, of course).

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See how much fun we’re having? It really is easy, quick and foolproof! The safe and non-toxic air dry clay requires no mixing or baking.

We used it as part of our holiday decor, but this product would also make a great baby gift and keepsake-what a perfect, thoughtful present for baby showers, baptisms, birthdays, or any occasion for that matter!

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See how nicely it fits in with my aqua and red holiday decor? I also tried it out on our Christmas tree…

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My 3 year old loves pointing it out to visitors, letting them know exactly whose hand it is. If I didn’t love it so much myself, I think it would make a fabulous gift topper for grandparent gifts! They’re currently on sale, with free shipping, so I may need to pick up a couple extra!

So tell me, what’s your most treasured holiday keepsake?

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love for a rug

 There are certain things that can transform a room from blah to beautiful with minimal effort. Paint and pillows are near the top of that list, but a great rug is pretty transformational as well….

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I really wanted to jump on the jute rug bandwagon; I love neutral colors and wanted the texture that a jute rug provides. But I definitely didn’t want something too rough or that would be uncomfortable to sit on. After checking out a few local places, I realized that I’d have to go online to find what I wanted. Enter a well-timed post by Thrifty Decor Chick on her new rug purchase, and I had my answer…

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I ordered Pottery Barn’s Two Tone Diamond Jute Rug, and love how it adds texture and warmth to our living room.

Tell me about your latest favorite purchase?

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pottery barn-inspired shell garland (a tutorial)

Happy Monday, Lovelies!

Today, I want to share a super easy project with you all. It all started when I saw this in the recent Pottery Barn catalog…

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 Notice that shell garland in the upper portion of the photo?
I really wanted one of my own, and, being a bit of a craft hoarder, I had everything I needed already on hand (not sure if that is a good thing or not). Either way, here’s my finished product:

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 Step 1: Hot glue lengths of twine (mine were about 6″) to backs of seashells.
I used jute twine, but I can see this working with baker’s twine or even ribbon!

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Step 2: Tie these lengths to your longer piece of twine/ribbon and cut off excess twine…the length of everyone’s garland will vary. I glued all the shells that I had, figured out how far apart I wanted them spaced, and used that to determine my end length.

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Step 3: Hang and admire! Just one caveat, though…once hung, it’ll be a near miracle if all your shells are facing the same direction. It may not be a bit deal to you if they aren’t, but it didn’t look right to me. I took pieces of foam tape and used that to twist the shells back to the front.

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Ta-da! After two craft “fails” this week-I really am happy with how this turned out!

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