I am participating in an Instagram swap and the theme this month is fruit. It got me thinking about all the awesome DIY Fruit Decor I have been seeing on blogs and Pinterest. There are some beautiful manufactured pieces as well but I wanted to focus on the DIY projects this time. I’m sure a lot of you are like me and if you can make it yourself you will. Most of these projects are very simple and there are even some printables included, so all you have to do is print them out and pop them in a frame. Instant art and decor is always welcome in my home.

Fruit Decor DIY

Click on the links below each photo to be taken to the full tutorial.

Projects

Pull out the saw or get your neighbor to cut out a pineapple shape like this one from Hello Lidy to make an awesome geometric clock.

Fruit Decor Clock

I’m ready to make up a bunch of these square fruits using a block of wood and some paint. What a fun project! Source no longer available.

Fruit Decor Wood

I adore this pineapple planter by Lines Across. It would be such a fun housewarming gift.

Fruit Decor Pineapple Planter

This apple pillow by Madame Chocolat au pays de la Vanille is just the cutest. What a fun gift for a teacher too.

Fruit Decor Pillow

Make this fun watermelon door mat by Dream Green DIY using just paint and sponges.

Fruit Decor Watermelon Mat

These vintage looking cans are fun and easy to make and look great with your favorite plant tucked inside. I have all the links for labels you need at How To Make Vintage Cans.

Fruit Decor Labels

Cut some fruit and grab some paint to make these fruit stamped tea towels by Making Home Base.

Fruit Decor Stamped Tea Towels

You can make these 2 fruit welcome mats out of one rug using the tutorial by The House the Lars Built.

Fruit Decor Painted Rugs

Furniture

This tropical painted table would be fun in a breakfast area. Get all the info at Better Homes and Gardens. I’m all for styling photos but are you wondering why the fruit bowl is on the floor?

Fruit Decor Table

I’m tempted to go out and buy stools I don’t need just to make these perfect citrus stools by Martha Stewart.

Fruit Decor Stools

Art

I’ve always wanted to paint. Maybe I’ll try my hand at it now using Grow Creative‘s tutorial on how to paint watercolor fruit.

Fruit Decor Water colors

Take your own photos of fruit to use as home decor like Love Grows Wild. She has a tutorial for the photo clipboards also.

Fruit Decor Pictures

Use scrapbook paper to make a shadow box fruit display. Source unknown.

Fruit Decor Framed

Printables

I love this simple mod apple print by Paging Super Mom. They always have the greatest prints.

Fruit Decor Pear printable

Here’s another printable to just pop into a frame. I love this pineapple printable by Oh So Lovely.

Fruit Decor Pineapple Print

Botanical prints from The Graphics Fairy are a beautiful and easy way to add decor to your home.

Fruit Decor Pear Print

You can never have to many printables to rotate in and out of your home decor. I love this Life’s Short printable by Live Laugh Rowe.

Fruit Decor Lemon Print

Party

Fruit coasters by Design Is Yay would be perfect for your next outdoor party. You could even have the kids paint them for you.

Fruit Decor Coasters

Who doesn’t love mason jars especially when they painted like fruit? These fruit mason jars by PinkWhen are perfect for your Summer party.

Fruit Decor Jars

Paint the tops of Pineapples? What a fun idea from Life Love and the Pursuit of Shoes. I think these to make an appearance at my next Luau.

Fruit Decor Painted Pineapples

All you need to make these layered fruits by Lots of DIY is cardboard and string. I think they’re pretty awesome!

Fruit Decor Cardboard

Food

I know this isn’t decor but you have to check out all these great ways to play with your fruit before you eat it by Fun Meals For Kids.

Fruit Decor Food

So what do you think? Will you be incorporating fruit in your home decor or at least at your next party? I think I’ll be working on some wood fruit this next week.

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Individual Picnic Crates

by leanneja on July 29, 2015 · 2 comments

in Crafts, Family, Outdoors, Storage

What’s your favorite thing about Summer? I love the relaxed feeling, no homework, family outings, weekend getaways and picnics. I love eating outdoors when the weather permits. Picnics and barbecues free me from the hot kitchen and let me spend more time with my family, plus who likes to eat heavy food when it’s so hot outside. I also love cute picnic supplies so I decided it would be fun to make individual picnic crates for my family. The best part is that these crates can be used over and over again and decorated to fit any theme.

Individual Picnic Crates and Totes are perfect for Summer picnics at the park

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Coastal Mantel

by leanneja on July 27, 2015 · 0 comments

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I thought it was about time I changed my mantel from the 4th of July since it’s the end of the month. I decorated my mantel in a Seaside theme at the beginning of Summer and thought I’d do something similar for the next few weeks before school starts. Since we love the ocean and visit it as much as possible, a Coastal Mantel is perfect for August.

Coastal Inspired Mantel

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DIY Anchor Tray

by leanneja on July 24, 2015 · 0 comments

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You can find Coastal decor in almost any store right now. If you’re lucky you can find what you want on sale, if not you can always make it yourself. If you know me, you know I don’t pay full price for anything. I wanted this really awesome tray but wasn’t willing to pay $30 for it so I made a similar one. This DIY Anchor Tray was less than $10.

Anchor Tray DIY

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I originally wrote this post over 2 years ago and while some things have changed we are pretty much back to where we were when I wrote this post. A few months after the original post we packed up our house and 3 kids still at home and moved to where my husband’s job was. It wasn’t an easy move, it took us over a year to sell our house so financially it was a struggle and as you can probably guess it was an emotional struggle as well. We were living together again though so that was good, but that was an adjustment too because I was used to doing things alone. Fast forward another year and hubby lost his job here and found a job in California. It wasn’t too bad because silly me thought it would just be a few months. That job ended and the only job he could find was over 1600 miles away in Mississippi. So since last September he has been living away from home again. His contract will take us to August of 2016, just the thought sometimes makes me sick to my stomach. Our oldest at home will be heading off to college at that time so this is going to be a busy year. I guess I’m rehashing this post because I needed a reminder of the things I worked so hard for a couple years ago. I need to remember how to stay connected as a family and feel like we’re functioning as a family instead of just being in survival mode. I hope that if you’re in the same situation these ideas will help you stay connected as a family. Here’s the original post: I’ve added a few things and a couple more pictures to this post.

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Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

by leanneja on July 20, 2015 · 0 comments

in Crafts, Decorating, DIY, Fabric Crafts

I first shared this easy No Sew Pillow Cover on my blog over 4 years ago. I had actually made the first one 5 years before that on a whim to add a decorative pillow to my bed. It has now been pinned over 100,000 times and shared thousands of times on facebook and other social channels. Do you know why it has been so popular? Because it is the easiest way to update your pillows to quickly change the look of any room. Plus, there’s no sewing or gluing involved.

Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

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I wasn’t going to post today but National Ice Cream Day seemed like a good day for a sweet post. I decided to make a Life is Better with Ice Cream printable to help celebrate the holiday. It’s super simple but looks great popped in a frame to add a little fun and color to your kitchen.

life is better with ice cream printable

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I love going to Open Houses, Showcase of Homes, Parade of Homes, or whatever they are called in your area. I get so many good design, decorating, and storage ideas. Just because I’m renting right now doesn’t mean I’m not still looking for great ideas for when I own a home again. I’m sharing some of my favorite Built In Storage Ideas that I’ve gathered from some of the many homes I’ve visited over the past few years.

Built In Storage Ideas

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Spray Painted Wall Art

by leanneja on July 16, 2015 · 3 comments

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I have found spray paint to be my best friend and favorite tool when it comes to transforming home decor. I know I’ve talked about being on a limited budget and therefore transform a lot of inexpensive pieces with paint, but you don’t have to be on a limited budget to save money. I think we all want to spend less when it’s an option. I love how this Spray Painted Wall Art turned out and that it now fits perfectly in my bedroom.

Spray Painted Wall Art

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Magical Vacation Giveaway

by leanneja on July 14, 2015 · 32 comments

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Thank you for entering! The winner is Melanie Allen. Congratulations!

I am so excited about this awesome giveaway! I love everything about amusement parks, which is why we try to go to a couple parks as a family every year. I especially don’t want to miss Disneyland this year because it’s the 60th Anniversary, which means even more magic will be happening. I’m happy to have teamed up with Get Away Today and some fabulous bloggers to giveaway a Magical Vacation Package worth $1500!!

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