We moved into our new home in January, and I’ve been adding a few new details to our décor. Staying in the rustic, Nantucket theme that I have had for the past few years has made my heart smile.
Our journey has been very interesting whereas we have lived in seven homes since we have been married. That would be seven homes in eleven years! And the house we now live in is our first non-ministry home with a bit of privacy.
Here is a glimpse of our past ministry-home living:
Living in community has been a blessing (very exciting, never a dull moment) and helped us use our gift of being adoptive, but being out on our own (at least a bit) has also been very restful, enjoyable and restorative for our family.
Living in Community has meant Living with people in our living room, knocking at our front door and sometimes in all of our bedrooms free of charge. It has been very exciting, rewarding and worth it all!
Over the years, I have been blessed to “make due” with our extremely minimal ministry budget, and my very expensive taste. Creativity has become my best friend and I am finally, after 11 years, getting enough alone time to share some of these diy projects with you!
Bringing the outdoors in creates a very restful, natural feel for me, with such a busy life, and I desire to experience a retreat environment when I return home.
I made these Nantucket Sand Vases for only $3 at the Dollar Tree but they look much more expensive than that!
Pray that I do not overdue it at the Dollar Tree, it is less than one minute from my home and my creative mind gets so excited when I walk into that store.
First you buy a bag of sand, a candle, and a vase of any size or shape, fill the vase with sand and gently press your candle into the vase. Then you have a nice display.
You can choose either white or cream sand. They come in bags of only $1 each.
For a more sparkly, glam option, you can do the same with Epsom Salt and/or faux pearls:
I was also able to place them in different sections of my sweet and quiet home, they add a little more of an ocean feel in the midst of cool, winter weather:
And here are a few more ways to creatively do the Nantucket sand vase, adding glitz, glamour and glow to your atmosphere, dorm, home, or even wedding decor:
You can add shells to your glass vases in different sizes, shapes and heights to create a wedding centerpiece, add beauty to shelf, and use epsom salt for more glam in a boring room!
Or you can add a pretty flower in peach, pink or white to add a bit of color (except for the white flower lol) to your matching decor. What really sets this off is the sequin table clothe under it:
You can find the full tutorial and more lovely pics here:
And you can get a more everyday look if you aren’t into all the glitz and glamour by using a rustic, milk or mason jar:
Now all you have to do to add more beauty to your hectic life is GO. You don’t have to be rich or break the bank to get a quiet, pretty atmosphere, no matter what season of life you find yourself in…a bit of creativity and a lot of love will get you exactly what you want in your home or at your event- even if it’s on a Super Tight Budget Missionary Budget like mine has been for years!
Our Need for More Becomes a Schoolmaster for Creativity Once We Obtain Contentment! -Jade Lee