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Painted Antlers

So....a few months ago, I started noticing this trend on Pinterest of painted antlers! They looked so great, and antlers in my family are easy to come by!

I grew up a country girl, and I come from a family of hunters, so to find antlers laying around the house or shop isn't a rare site.  So over Christmas when I was visiting my dad I grabbed a handful of deer antlers from his house and brought them home to have fun with.

I pulled out some tape, and paint, and started getting creative!

It was really fun, and I am excited about the way they turned out.  I even have a pair of antlers set up in my baby boy's room as decoration!

And notice his adorable fedora that I picked up at Target yesterday!! I love it!

Here's all the antlers I made:

This is one of the antlers in Zander's room!

This is one of the antlers in Zander's room!

A few of the antlers I'm not using in my nursery I have up FOR SALE in my Etsy Shop!

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Find on Etsy

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Find on Etsy

These were super fun to make! If you like the designs you see, check them out at my Naturally Nifty Etsy Shop, or message me about getting custom colors/designs!

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Naturally-Nifty Party #18

Oh how I have missed all my bloggy friends! I am so glad that you all had a great time at the linky party without me last week! Thanks to all that linked up their amazing projects! It was so much fun to come home from vacation and be able to read up on all the creative things you have been doing!!
Please be sure to grab a Naturally-Nifty Party button to display on your blog so that your friends can come join in on the fun over here!!

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Here's our FEATURES from last week's party! 

I absolutely love this NIFTY IDEA! If we were giving a niftiest idea award, this would probably be the winner!! Marija over at Tousled Day  made this great color-blocking clutch out of a wooden placemat! How fun is that!! I most definitely want to try this--imagine all the cute place mats you could find at Target or Pier 1 Imports, you could make some very cute and summery clutches!! Stop by and see how she did it, and try and make your own! 
Simply Sweet 'N Savory shared this amazing almond cookie stick recipe! I really want to try this.  It reminds me of a lot of the meal bars that I use, I would definitely try and make it health-friendly, and even dipping a side of it in dark chocolate would be amazing!! Head over and check out this great recipe and see how yummy it looks! 

One of the best ways to use something old to decorate and make things look awesome is to use old books or book pages! Even better than that is using old MUSIC BOOK PAGES! And that is exactly what Revolutionaries did with this awesome piece of wall art! Since she is a musician, this fits perfectly! Stop by to see the full project! 

Treat & Trick shared this awesome Spiral Apple Bread Recipe with us this week! This looks absolutely amazing! Even before it is baked, it is so pretty! And I bet with a little butter and cinnamon with it it would taste amazing! I must put this on my list of breads to bake! Take a look at her blog to get the full recipe! 


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Thanks so much to everyone that linked up! And remember as part of being featured, we will be pinning these great posts to our Pinterest boards, check it out! 

We want to see any and everything that you are up to! 
From Home makeovers, craft projects, DIY, recipes, tips, kids games or crafts, or anything else you are up to!!

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Naturally-Nifty Linky Party #3 & Features

Thank you to everyone that joined in this weeks linky party. We had a lot of fun looking through all of the amazing creations. We really enjoy having these parties because we are meeting new blogger friends and getting new ideas. 
Eventually we really would like to have a Reader's Choice Feature, but we haven't had enough likes on the links, so be sure when you visit links in the party to come back and like your favorites! 
All I have to say about this project from Full Circle Creations is that she is not only creative and crafty, but a great visionary! I feel like for this project you really had to see ahead to the final outcome, I just don't know if I could've ever thought of anything so unique and great! You have to go see the raw materials of this clock and you will realize what I am talking about! I love the outcome and would love to put a clock like this on my mantel! Great job! 
Darby over at Life with the Hawleys made some awesome homemade dog treats! This is so handy and I'm sure the dogs think they are yummy! The great thing is, is that she has been able to try out several different dog bone recipes! I for sure want to get my hands on one of those dog bone trays so I can start treating my pups to this sweet stuff! 
Condo Blues created these cute labels for her homemade cleaners. I love it. I love the fact that she makes her own cleaners, as do I, and has cutesy labels. My bottles are merely labeled with a permanent marker! :) They do not look near this cute. My goal is to get this finished by the end of March for my own cleaners. I love how the font an style she uses seems so fancy. This definitely takes away from the boredom of cleaners! :) I can't lie though, I am very interested in this Vodka Fabric Refresher and the Stain Remover. 
How cute is this sewing machine cover from Bumblebee & Sophie? I love her work. Skip on over there and see the things that she makes. I especially love her personalized tag that is on all of her products. I wanted to make a sewing machine cover as well- but I was going to use just one fabric. I love her stuff because she uses different fabrics so it is not boring! 
Now...for the Naturally-Nifty Linky Party #3! Remember link up all your favorite things! We want to see it all.  
The only things we ask is that you become a follower of Natural-Nesters & that you put our button on you blog so that you can link back to us! (You can find our button on the left side bar)
If you'd like you can also stop by our facebook page and LIKE us there too! 

You can post as many links as you want. And next week we will feature some of our favorite projects/ideas! 
Plus we will have a bloggers choice feature! So take time to visit some other blogs and LIKE your favorites and the blog with the top Likes will be featured next week as well! 

Thanks for linking up with us!
We can't wait to see your nifty ideas and accomplishments! 


Naturally-Nifty Linky Party #2 & Features!

We are so proud of our first linky party ever! And so thankful for all of you that participated! We cannot believe that we had 64 link ups on our first party!
Now...we are so excited to get to feature a few of those great ideas that you all had! Be sure to copy the Featured on Naturally-Nifty Party Button and put it on your page (can be found on our left side bar).
So here's some of our favorites! 
This awesome piece was transformed from a family entertainment center to a wonderful play kitchen.  The Things I Do For Moo did a wonderful job on this project, and I know that Moo absolutely loved playing with it! My favorite part is all of the detail....the tiles on the backsplash, and the little menu chalkboard! So creative! I am seriously on the search for an entertainment center to create a kitchen for my daycare.

My Life's a Treasure create a Family Binder. I really like this because it seems it could be a huge help in staying organized in your family. Both of us enjoy doing things for our home and family and I think that this binder is a great way to help us stay on top of it. One of us is a little more organized than the other, so maybe that other sister should really think about using it. We will let you just guess which sister you think is the most organized. :) Great job on this. 

I absolutely love the chair reupholstery job done over at Cotton Pickin Cute. I love this one so much because I just finished my first furniture job in January.  Although it wasn't reupholstery, I sewed new cushions and I know how good it feels to look at the work you did in your home and be full of pride for how it turned out.  Great job, the whole set is beautiful! 
I love the crocheted camera strap by Seven Alive. She did a great job, and I am very interested in making my own.  I also LOVE the colors yellow and gray, which I have mentioned, so this is right up my alley. It really makes your camera personal and fun! 
And since it is Valentines Day we wanted to feature these wonderful Conversation Heart Cheese Cakes made by Hungry Happenings.  These are so festive and so fun, I would love to serve some of these wonderful hearts to my family for Valentines Day! 
Thanks so much to everyone for linking up! 

Now...for the Naturally-Nifty Linky Party #2! Remember link up all your favorite things! We want to see it all.  
The only things we ask is that you become a follower of Natural-Nesters & that you put our button on you blog so that you can link back to us! (You can find our button on the left side bar)

You can post as many links as you want. And next week we will feature some of our favorite projects/ideas! 
Plus we will have a bloggers choice feature! So take time to visit some other blogs and LIKE your favorites and the blog with the top Likes will be featured next week as well! 

Thanks for linking up with us!
We can't wait to see your nifty ideas and accomplishments!