Crafty Creators Link Party #69

Welcome to Crafty Creators Link Party, where you can share all of your wonderful crafts, DIYs, fashion, recipes, or any other thing that makes your heart happy! After you link up, I’d love it if you’d spread the word about the party! Remember, you must be following me on social media in order to be featured on next week’s party.

Don’t forget to link up on Happiness is Homemade. Now let’s get to the posts that I shared over the last week.

Check out the huge coastal farmhouse decor haul that I got from Hobby Lobby! I was able to decorate my entire living area for less than $90 with these clearance decor hacks.

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Tuesday was our monthly Sustainable Pinterest Challenge where I shared some coastal farmhouse decor upcycles from the clearance Hobby Lobby decor haul. I also shared a decor refresh of my living room for summer!

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I have some more spring to summer decor and DIY Father’s Day gift tutorials, printables, and ideas coming up so make sure you follow me on social media using the buttons in the sidebar or at the top of the page. That way you don’t miss them! Enter your email address below to get an email when I add a new post, including new link parties, so you never forget to join us!

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This Week’s Features!

Father’s Day is in a little more than a week, so I thought it would be a great time to feature the posts that you can use to celebrate Dad! This Father’s Day tablescape set up by Donna of An Organized Season is perfect for dad to kick back, relax, and enjoy dinner with the family. It’s chic, but masculine due to the black and white color scheme and the unique belt napkin rings and the faux leather placemats. The DIY tutorial for those is included in the post.

It’s so easy to come up with an easy Mother’s Day gift; just swing by the grocery store or florist and pick up a dozen roses. That doesn’t really fly for dad, but bacon roses? Yes, please he says! Beth from Creatively Beth shared a full tutorial for making a bouquet of bacon roses, along with a free printable gift tag that you can customize for any man in your life. Be sure to have your tag printed and attached to the vase with the stems placed in foam so that you can pop the bacon roses on and serve immediately while hot!

I absolutely love this “anchors aweigh” sailboat wreath made by Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz! If your father or husband is like most guys, he loves boating and fishing, so this wreath would be perfect to hang on your door, in the dining room, or to set up in a Father’s Day vignette. You could add a Father’s Day sign in place of the beach sign for the next week, then swap it back out after the holiday. Now I’m on the hunt for a sailboat to make this for my coastal farmhouse summer decor!

This DIY lantern shared by Gail of Purple Hues and Me was made using Dollar Tree supplies! You all know that’s right up my alley! It’s so sleek, and its simple lines would make it a perfect addition to a Father’s Day tablescape, either indoors or out. If you don’t have a black leather container like Donna’s, this black lantern would be lovely in its place. You could make several, maybe this large one, then two smaller ones to sit on either side and add some greenery for a fabulous centerpiece!

Bev of Eclectic Red Barn, one of the co-hostesses of our other link party, Happiness is Homemade, made this genius patriotic cork garland. This would be great to use on your mantle or across a window, anywhere you’d normally hang a garland or banner. It reminds me of fishing corks, so it’s perfect for your coastal farmhouse decor or to use in a Father’s Day vignette! You could paint them in any pattern you’d like.

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25 thoughts on “Crafty Creators Link Party #69

  1. Hello Niki! Thanks for hosting and featuring my Father’s Day table decor DIYs! I appreciate the share so much! Hope you and your family enjoy Father’s Day! Blessings, Donna

  2. Niki, thanks so much for hosting. My entry numbers are 27, 28, and 29.

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my summer beach, sailboat theme wreath! Of all the wreaths I’ve created it’s one of my personal favs — but it hangs on my sistah’s Charleston front door not mine! One of these days, I’ll make another one for yours truly. Best place to find those sailboats is Hobby Lobby. Wishing you smooth sailing this summer!

  4. Thank you so much for the linkup and time to put it together. May you have an awesome day and rest of the week. my entries for this week: #44+45

  5. Niki,
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

  6. Thank you for hosting Niki, loved your haul from Hobby Lobby, and I am looking forward to seeing those pieces made over! Have a great weekend.

  7. Thanks for featuring my patio lantern, and for hosting this lovely link party, Niki! Have fun this week and enjoy the wonderful weather!

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