Apr
26

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My name is Britany and I runShe Made it! I am a VERY new blogger and I am absolutely lovin’ it! I have 2 little girls, and am married to my hubs who I have known since we were kids. I love to craft, scrapbook, make cards, decorate my house, play the piano, cook, eat and hang out with friends. My blog is full of crafts, recipes, cleaning tips, and kids projects, with a little bit of crazy thrown into the mix.

 

Today I am going to share a neat project with you, Seasonal Columns with interchangeable toppers! I love things that serve more than one purpose. These columns can decorate your home in ANY season. Just replace the topper with a trinket suitable to whatever holiday is around the corner. Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (8)

Right now mine are dressed up for spring, but I am excited to change them for the 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, and everything in between!

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List of Supplies:

  • table leg (hardware store $3-$5 depending on size)
  • molding corner (hardware store, molding section $2-$3)
  • wooden dowel spray paint glaze (optional)
  • wood glue or Gorilla Glue drill

First drill a hole in the center of your molding corner.  Then drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the table leg, about 3/4” deep. This hole is for your dowel to fit into. She Made it Cut the dowel so you have (2) 2 1/2” pieces.   Sand pieces if necessary, then spray paint. I glazed all pieces to make them look distressed. I love me some distressing!   After paint is dry, glue the table leg onto the square, I used Gorilla Glue, but wood glue would work as well. We use Gorilla Glue at my house so much that when my 5 year old broke her Barbie’s tiara last week she asked me if I could just fix it with “Daddy’s special Gorilla Glue” sigh…so cute!   Fit the dowels into the hole at the top of the table leg. Voila, hard part done! Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (10)

Now head off to the craft store and go straight to the wood nic-nac aisle.  Pick out some stuff, (they are super cheap, like .25 to .59 cent cheap) , bring them home and paint them. You can either glue them onto your dowel, or drill a hole in the bottom of your item and fit it onto the top. I chose a birdhouse, and a cutie ovalish shape!

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The birdhouse I painted with acrylic paint and them glazed. The shape looked like a sign to me, so after spray paint and glaze I printed out “Spring” in pink vinyl and used a brad for the dot on the “I”. Then I drilled holes in the bottom of both shapes and fit them onto the dowels.

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Now take note people, here is the cool part. I didn’t glue the dowels or the toppers on. So come the next Holiday, I can switch them right out with something more suitable. Here is a pic of some of the fun things I picked up for future use! Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (13)   Decor Columns with Interchangeable Toppers, She Made it (6) This was a super fun, easy, affordable and totally functional project! Jamie THANKS again for having me and THANKS for having such a great blog! You inspire me!   And THANKS to all of you for letting me visit, I hope you come on over and check me out!

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P.S. Britany happens to be my neighbor IRL. She’s totally awesome! We swap babysitting, have craft nights and steal each others things all the time… spray paint, power tools, stamp pads, butter, sugar …YOU name it! LOVE having such a great neighbor!

Hope everyone has a fabulous day! xoxo

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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14 Responses to “Seasonal Columns w/ She Made It!”

  1. Tiffany

    HOW Cu-UTE !!!! Love the idea :) I’ll be looking more forward to your blog !! Just like i do here at Naptime!

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  2. Kara @ Nest Candy

    This is such a great idea! Living in an apartment, storage for decorations is often an issue. With this idea, I could have something cute for every holiday, and it wouldn’t take up that much space. Thanks so much!

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  3. Terry

    What a great, versatile idea. I can see so many different items that you could put on top for the changing seasons. I also love the egg wreath in the background. Nice to meet you. :)

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  4. Stephanie W

    This is the cutest thing EVER!!! I love how it serves more than 1 purpose – that is why I do not do seasonal decorations {cause it would be left up yr round} BUT i LOVE this. Thanks for sharing!!!

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