(WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY IS: HEATHER D. CONGRATS…you will be contacted by the Publisher!!!) Hi there friends…how are you today. I am so excited about today’s post because I am showing off my dear friend KariAnne Wood’s The DIY Home Planner Book and it is awesome! The reason I am so pumped is that this absolutely adorable book is filled with all the information you need to create the home of their dreams! Not kidding…it’s like finding a Decorators Treasure Trove! I do not promote much here at The Cottage Market and I really don’t gush over many things but I am gushing over this! Warning: Planner Junkies …make sure you are sitting down because you are going to FLIP!!!
Our Guest of Honor today probably doesn’t need an introduction but I am going to introduce our Author KariAnne Wood any way! She is a Best Selling Author (love saying that)…incredible Mom and Wife…Interior Designer…Blogger Extraordinaire… Fabulous Friend…Loving Daughter…Sister and everything in between.. .she is just an all around wonder and she created this DIY Home Planner Book to help you every step of your Decorating Journey. By the way…don’t be too intimated…she is sooooo Close To Amazing but…she can’t cook 🙂
Here’s KariAnne is with her very own Display
If you are looking for some encouragement and information on how to embrace your home with all of its imperfections and perfections KariAnne has your back with her hot off the presses DIY Home Planner. It’s everything you didn’t think you needed but you do. Many of us (not all) impulse decorate…buy items without thinking where we are going to put them and you know the rest. Well this planner is going to shine a brand new light on everything and your results are going to be no short of amazing. She covers Space Planning…Paint Colors…Wall Styling and everything in between. No rock will be unturned! You will have the inspiration and the tools you need to create. Forget about those expensive designers…KariAnne is going to walk you through everything step-by-step and you log everything in the planner as you go. No more what color do I choose? What was the measurement for that Sofa? It’s all in one place. Once you get this little baby in your hand you are not going to want to put it down. Bring it whenever you are going shopping for your home…KariAnne even gives you examples of styles for lighting…fabric patterns and beyond. A wave of let’s do this thing is going to overcome you. ENJOY and CREATE! Let’s take a closer look…
How cute is The DIY Home Planner?
Let’s not forget…you will always have an amazing Color Wheel with you all the time!
Thinking about adding Faux Molding Details…here you go! (Told you…she has thought of EVERYTHING)
Swatch and Color Suggestions and your very own Bookplate where you get to personalize your planner!
Yard Sale Lovers (aka Garage Sale on the East Coast) and Thrifters…KariAnne gives you a Yard Sale Watch List and tons of ideas to go with them! It always amazing how incredible these unique projects turn out!
Then there is this sensational Table of Contents that will truly make you smile (the illustrations by Michal Sparks are fabulous and simply too cute).
As soon as I spotted the Accessory Styling Chapter…I turned the pages to 111.There you will find all kinds of ideas and tips on how to spruce things up with an item or Vignette you create yourself! I love this section the most…she covers all kinds of things including how to stylize a Coffee Table…how to display books…or maybe stencil a basket and so much more. All little things to bring a touch of freshness and charm to your home on a budget!
Quick and Easy DIY…
2 – 3 inch Grapevine Wreath
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Selection of Small Pretty Flowers in the colors of your choice
Ribbon (if you would like)
A Print Out of your Favorite Color & Size Printable (just click on the size and the color and the words you would like…“Save As” and Print)
Simply print out your favorite color & size printable.
Take your wreath and decorate it the way you like…it can be filled with flowers…a half wreath…it can be a moss wreath…leaf wreath…well you get the idea. Once you figure out your design start to glue the flowers on one by one until it perfect for you. Even a simple Grapevine Wreath would look lovely. Just let your imagination go and if you are stressed for time…you can pick up a small wreath pre-made and just add it to the printable!
After you finish your wreath…just hot glue it on the printable carefully.
Pop into the frame of choice and VOILA!
Sure hope this little DIY gives you tons of inspiration.
To make this project super quick and easy we have provided you with two versions …one Says Welcome Family and Friends and one says Welcome Spring. We off them in 2 different sizes 5X7 and 8X10 plus they come in 6 different colors. Just pick our size and then click on the color of choice…”SAVE AS” and print…it’s that simple! I think you will find these Free Printables very handy!
This is a 5X7 version without a mat…but they look great with a mat. If you want a larger piece use a mat and of course if you want an even larger one…use the 8X10 version with a mat. Something for every place in the home. I find that the 5X7 works perfectly in a vignette situation. Also if you want to add just a little touch of color …get yourself some mini frames…cut a wood paper square from the printables below and simply attach a small wreath inside and it is adorable!
The best way to tackle this little wreath is to come up with a basic design…I started with 6 larger rose buds and then I started to fill with baby’s breath…then pretty little purple flowers…added a blue flower all the way around and then I still wanted another color so I twisted 3 tiny yellow rose buds into a bunch and found the perfect place for them. Everything is attached with hot glue. You are going to have tons of fun creating…I don’t know about you …but I love putting together little flowers that compliment each other…it’s tons of fun so ENJOY!
I love the mini framed version…it can go anywhere! I would love to see one in a Nursery Vignette!
Time to Choose Your Color and Pick Your Size Printable
Welcome Family & Friends Free Printable
Hello Spring Free Printable
To CELEBRATE we have a Great Giveaway for One Lucky Reader! You will receive a copy of The DIY Home Planner…You will get a Free Roll of one of Kari’s favorite tools…FROG Tape and $100 Gift Certificate to Starbucks…yes…bring that Planner with you while you enjoy a Frappucinno on Kari! Sound good? Just enter below…
GIVEAWAY …just follow the info below…the winner will be announced here on THURSDAY the 15th!
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I have to be honest with you all…I have just touched the tip of the iceberg in this post. This Planner has so much to offer and I highly recommend it to anyone that is doing any kind of home decor creating…no matter how little…no matter how BIG! KariAnne will walk you through it with a smile! The Affiliate Link’s proceeds will be donated to Dachshund Rescue South Florida.