Boho Yarn and Wood Bead Tassel

Monday, January 8, 2018 by

Make your own boho chic tassel with a little bit of yarn and a wood bead.  

It's my personal opinion that almost anything with a zipper or handle can benefit from the addition of a tassel. Almost.  Use up some left over yarn and add a few wooden beads and a charm ring, that’s all you need! A fun little craft while you’re indoors on these freezing cold days. Easy enough to make even while you’re distracted with watching Netflix. Keep your hands busy and out of the chips bowl.

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Free January Calendar Download

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by

Happy New Year my friends!  Welcome to January 2018!

Free January Calendar Download #printable #calendar #january


This blog has been sadly neglected this season, it’s true. And I’m just popping in quickly today for my lovely Instagram followers… I’ve promised a free download of the January calendar I posted there, and here it is.

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Neutral Fall Mantel with Symmetry & Texture

Friday, September 29, 2017 by

How to create a neutral fall mantel using symmetry for simplicity and texture for interest.

Hello friends! Last week marked the official beginning of fall according to the calendar. Thanksgiving is just around the corner in Canada. It’s time to get our fall decor on! If you’re here as part of our week long #FallFestival blog hop then welcome! Did you see the gorgeous mantel Jamie created over at Anderson & Grant?  I hope you’ve been as inspired as I’ve been by the beautiful ideas and recipes all week so far.

How to create a neutral fall mantel using symmetry for simplicity and texture for interest | personallyandrea.com


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Rustic Glam Fabric Pumpkins DIY

Monday, September 18, 2017 by

How to make a stuffed fabric mini pumpkin with a rustic glam vibe. 
Makes a lovely decor piece for your Fall mantel or Thanksgiving tablescape.


Hey there friends! It’s been a long time! I hope your fall has started out well. Around here, summer weather finally decided to show up. So even though the temperatures are soaring and the humidity is high, the summer flowers are long gone. It’s time to decorate for Fall!

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Chalkboard Style Slate Coasters

Friday, July 7, 2017 by

How to create chalkboard look lettering on slate coasters with a white paint marker.  These make a lovely and personalized gift for your host/hostess, teacher or as a housewarming gift.

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Personally Andrea! We are finally slowing down into a summer vibe. The weather has heated up and we’re enjoying the longer daylight hours, especially in the evenings.   How about you?

Chalkboard Style Slate Coasters with Lettering Tutorial |How to create chalkboard look lettering on slate coasters with a white paint marker.  These make a lovely and personalized gift for your host/hostess, teacher or as a housewarming gift. | personallyandrea.com

So today, I have a really straightforward DIY that you can make for your own backyard enjoyment or entertaining. Also, if you’re looking for something personal to give as a gift for any of your occasions this summer, these are a great idea!  I think they'd be great as a hostess or housewarming gift alongside a bottle of your favourite wine.

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DIY Recycled Tire Planter

Friday, June 30, 2017 by

How to create a fun and colourful planter for your garden with a recycled tire.

Hey everyone! With summer in full swing, I thought I’d share a project that I actually created last summer, and still looks great this year. And with Canada’s big 150th birthday coming up this weekend, it’s also a great way to add some red and white patriotism to your yard!

DIY Recycled Tire Planter | How to create a fun and colourful planter for your garden with a recycled tire. | personallyandrea.com


In my usual habit of rescuing things from the side of the road… (read about my trash-to-treasure desk and tiered wood slice stand) ... there was a stack of used tires sitting on the curb in my neighbourhood for several days, and I finally had to go and grab one of them. I was looking for a way to add some temporary, low maintenance colour and life to a plain corner of our yard, and recycling the tire was going to be the way to do it.

DIY Recycled Tire Planter | How to create a fun and colourful planter for your garden with a recycled tire. | personallyandrea.com

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Canada Day Backyard Campfire Party

Monday, June 19, 2017 by

Host a campfire party in your own backyard for Canada Day, or any summer celebration.


(This post has been sponsored by Giant Tiger.  Content and opinions expressed are all my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make Personally Andrea possible!)

Hi! Welcome to Personally Andrea! If you’re new here, or visiting as part of the Year of Feasting series, it’s nice to meet you! Please sit back and enjoy a taste of summer, and be inspired for some summer entertaining. At the end of this post, you’ll find links to more party ideas from some beautiful Canadian blogging lovelies. Big thanks to Dannyelle at Life is a Party for hosting us!


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