Hey there, Gators!

Hello, friends! After a year of weekly MONDAYS WITH MARK projects and my break announcement, I wanted to do a little check in and let you know what I’ve been up to, share a few pictures and talk about future plans. Before that, I thought it’d be fun to do a quick photo recap of the previous year’s projects. I’m so proud of everything I created in that year! As I’ve said before, producing a creative project and […]

MONDAYS WITH MARK- One Year Anniversary!

Can you believe its been a year of MONDAYS WITH MARK? That’s 52 weeks of projects and then some! I am so proud of my accomplishments this last year. Producing a craft each week is no easy feat. This week, I sat down with my close friend Rick to reminisce about all things MONDAYS WITH MARK. Rick: I’ve enjoyed seeing a new project every Monday. I’m so impressed with your commitment. What are you most […]

Stenciled Pallet

I just can’t help myself with these pallet makeovers! A few weeks back, I found three small pallets in the alley. I couldn’t not take them, right? Although, I recently shared a pallet project it was time to get these off the back porch and art the hell of them. So, here we are. The other two are still in progress, but I’m super pleased with the look of this one. The end result turned out great, […]

Air Plant Display Frame

Air plants are such a unique species. They really deserve to be displayed in a way that is just as delightful as they are. That’s why I created this air plant display frame. It really draws your attention to their beauty. My friend gave me this discarded wood picture frame he found in an alley. It was perfect for this project. One’s trash is another’s treasure. I gave it a few coats of FolkArt Coastal […]

Rope Rug

I was in need of a small rug. So, in true DIY’er fashion, I made one. I love the bold look of it. It’s almost hypnotizing! You don’t need much to make this rug. Just lots of hot glue, 100 feet of polypropylene rope, a piece of felt (for the underside of the rug), scissors, a marker and spray adhesive. For the ten thousandth time, please forgive my dirty glue gun! Years of use! To […]

Tomato Cage Foot Stool

I was looking at my Tomato Cage Marbleized Side Table the other day and trying to think of other ways to use tomato cages unconventionally. Before creating my side table, I created a Plant Stand using a tomato cage. It dawned on me that if I cut the cage down to the second rung, it would be the perfect height for a foot stool! I’ve always wanted to make a foot stool. I’m beyond pleased with how it turned […]

Dollar Store Faux Wood Vase/Centerpiece

If you’re in need of a centerpiece for an upcoming dinner party or event thats stylish, but doesn’t break the bank, this arrangement may be just the thing. It’s very easy to put together. Everything for this centerpiece can be purchased at Dollar Tree except the fresh flowers. In store, you’ll want to pick up a few glass cylinders (varying heights), faux wood contact paper, a bag of moss and various rocks. I grabbed the […]

Sunshine Banner

The other day while I was perusing the aisles at Dollar Tree, I came across these cheery sunshine cutouts in the teacher section. Unless you are a teacher, you most likely overlook this section, but it is filled with super cute cutouts that are perfect for banner making. Perhaps, I was drawn to them since there’s been a serious lack of sunshine here lately. I just love their big smiles. I swooped them up along […]

Dollar Store Succulent Ball

Did you know that Dollar Tree sells faux succulents? I made a wreath with them in the past that was gorgeous and really well received. So, I decided to use them again and make this succulent ball. I absolutely love how inexpensive and realistic looking they are! Honestly, I don’t think you could find more realistic looking succulents at a lower price! I  grabbed 2 metal hanging baskets, 2 coco fiber liners, 2 bags of floral […]