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    @thehouseoffigs asked me #widn  a week ago, that I somehow didn't see until today. I just came inside from watering my freshly planted flowers. A white butterfly bush, a few different coreopsis, ajuga, to name a few. I couldn't resist a good sale, and I'm still dying to cover the entire 'yard' with plants, but it my have been a bad idea to plant during this hot, dry week. ☀️🔥Fingers super crossed I can keep these alive. 😁🙏🏻🍀 Looking for a specific size picture frame? Don't worry about spending an arm and a leg on the perfect custom design, DIY with basic pine boards. Tutorial on the blog right now. We got away from house work and DIY for the weekend, to a place without cell reception and we relaxed and had fun with family. Along the way, we saw beautiful Montana scenery, like this. Happy Father's Day to all those awesome dads out there, too!!

Mini Me Tree Gall-ery

How about a little rhyme this afternoon?  Or a little art?  Today, I’ve got both.  And a cold.  One is more fun and interesting than the other; I’ll let you guess.

Back in December, I made silhouettes of the boys (mini me) on wood slices (tree) leftover from our Thanksgiving table setting.  Originally, I planned for these to be ornaments.  Instead I decided to keep them up year-round as mini art in my collection (gall-ery).

Silhouettes on Wood Slices in Mini Gallery

One slice has started cracking, but I’m keepin’ it until it breaks entirely.  And then I’ll make a new one.  All because these make me smile.  Especially my little Peter Pan look-alike.

Silhouettes on Wood Slices

No framing necessary, just a pop tab, small screw, and a piece of felt pad to help it hang evenly.

Silhouettes on Wood Slices Back

I’m still curating the collection and hoping to add more color soon.  Now, I’m going to the tv to see what episodes of New Girl I need to catch up on.

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  1. Those silhouettes are gorg! I can’t wait to try them. I’m always looking for round wall display items.

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  2. Nicole

     /  January 8, 2013

    These are just so precious! I liked the other silhouettes you’ve done but I really love the texture of the wood on these! So cute! And the pop tab as a hanger is genius! I’m totally copying you!

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    • Hi Nicole!

      Aww, thanks! I totally agree about the texture of the wood. Both the rings and the bark. Please do copy it! And share pics if you remember. :)

      Thanks!
      Amanda

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  3. These are sweet! I might have to do this for my daughter’s room…ohh or maybe my living room! Love that it’s on a log piece.

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    • Hi Kristi!

      Thanks! I think it makes a simple silhouette less cutesy and more artsy. :) If you make one, please send pictures over. :)

      Thanks!
      Amanda

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