Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Of all of the bloggers I remember from when I first started really paying attention to the blogging world, my guest today, Traci from Beneath My Heart, truly distinguished herself as the most genuine and heartfelt. I love her blog, and I adore the fact that the summery project she has to share with us today reflects the very characteristics I find most endearing about her and her blog!
My name is Traci, and I blog at Beneath My Heart.
I was so excited when Amy asked me to take part in her Summer Survival Guide series! Thank you, Amy!
I am the mother of 4 boys, and wife to an amazing DIY man.
I love blogging because it has given me an outlet for my “girly obsessions”. I love to decorate on a dime, and create beauty out of thrifty treasures.
Today, I want to share with you a little summer tablescape I created for the loved ones in my life.
This would be a great tablescape to celebrate your children on their first full day home for the summer.
Or it would be a great way to celebrate the special friends in your life.
There is not much of a tutorial for this post, just inspiration.
I had a wooden picture frame that I painted white, and then I hot glued a pink flower to the top right corner.
I used my Silhouette machine to print out the words “there is no one like YOU” on black fabric. I used my heat transfer material from Silhouette to iron the words on a piece of burlap.
This can be done without a Silhouette machine. If I didn’t have one, I would find a stencil I liked and use black paint and a sponge brush to paint it on the burlap. (Or just paint it free hand!)
For my tablescape, I cut rectangular placemats from burlap and frayed the edges.
I used some black and white gingham napkins that I got at a yard sale last year for 25 cents a piece.
Then I used some expressions from the online Silhouette store to iron on the bottom right corner of each placemat.
I love thinking of my guests or my children reading these words over and over as they eat their meal.
I kept moving the picture frame around as I took pictures. It finally ended up on the side table!
It’s so bright and cheerful!
When my boys came home from school today, they saw my tablescape and loved it. They asked me which seat was theirs?
I said, “Take your pick! Because each of you make me smile, make me happy, melt my heart, and I simply adore you.”
I hope this gives you a little idea of how you can celebrate the ones you love this summer!
Have a blessed day!
Beneath My Heart
Isn’t that an inspiring project? It makes me want to head to our back porch and get to work! Thank you so much to Traci for stopping by today!
Don’t forget to check the sidebar to see the full lineup of other projects that have been shared so far in this series. And make plans to stop in, too, for our second Summer Survival Guide giveaway tomorrow. It’s another great one!
P.S. In the footsteps of Traci’s meaningful contribution today, I’ll be sharing another sentimental idea this afternoon for a way to stay connected with those you love this summer. I hope you’ll stop back in!