The Life of Jennifer Dawn: DIY Farmhouse Decor & Weekly Link Party

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DIY Farmhouse Decor & Weekly Link Party

Sweet, charming, rustic, and simple--it's no wonder that the farmhouse style has been such a HUGE trend lately. It's a style that has its roots set deep in the simple, practical lifestyle of farming families using what was handy right off the farm in their homes. The building materials, furniture, and decor were organically determined by the farm itself. Wooden crates, mason jars, barn wood, milk jugs, plants, and more all became trademarks of the style. Staying true to its practicality, upcycling and repurposing are also hallmarks of the simple style.

Want to bring a little farmhouse flair to your home? Here are several DIY projects that only require a few simple supplies that you might already have handy. No matter what type of home you live in, you can infuse farmhouse charm into your decor with any of these lovely DIY ideas.
1. Hydrangea Wreath / Gluesticks
Wreaths made with flowers, leaves, and even cotton are icons of the farmhouse style. Here's how to make your own simple wreath with hydrangea blooms. It's the perfect touch to add to your front door this spring.

2. Pitcher with Decal Transfer / Dreams Factory
This white pitcher screams farmhouse style or even french country. No matter which way you lean, the transfer decals are a fun technique to learn!

3. Farmhouse Signs / Simply September
Grab some barn wood or any wood to make your own rustic sign. Not feeling crafty? This charming shop has them for sale.

4. Coffee Table Makeover / Abbotts at Home
Who needs to buy a new coffee table when you can make an old one look this amazing? Click on over to see the "before" picture. You aren't going to believe how this furniture piece looked before its beautiful refresh!

5. Mason Jar Light / The Country Chic Cottage
Mason jars are so versatile! You can use them for gifting, organizing, decorating, and more! You can even use them to make charming light fixtures for your home like Angie did in this post.

6. Magnolia Wreath / The Life of Jennifer Dawn (right here!)
I love the look of Magnolia Wreaths but hated the price tags I kept seeing on them. The solution was simple. I made my own in minutes with less than $15. Click on over to see how...

Now it's time for...

Meet your hostesses!
(Be sure to give them a follow!)
Tanya  |  The Natural Homeschool  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Jennifer  |  The Life of Jennifer Dawn  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Vanessa  |  Mama's Happy Hive  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Rachel  |  Architecture of a Mom  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest

Are you ready to share your own posts and projects? We can't wait to see what you've been crafting, creating, decorating, mixing, and posting!

If you were featured this week, feel free to grab a button...

Party time! A Little Bird Told Me that you've been doing some amazing things! I'd love for you to share! Link up a recipe, craft, home decor project, homeschool post, activity/craft for kids, or any other post you're proud of! Your post will be shown on each host's blog where we will individually pick features each week. We're teaming up to bring you an even bigger and better party!

Follow each host, grab a button, link up, visit others, and be sure to leave some comment love on each other's posts!  That same little birdie told me that we all love comments! If you don't have anything to link up, that's okay! Sit back, get comfy, and glean inspiration from the amazing posts shared below...

Remember that you must link back in order to be featured.  If your link does get featured, I have a special Pinterest board to further showcase your tremendous talent! Just a few more things... This party is not for giveaways or other link parties. Be sure to link to the specific post and not your blog's homepage. By linking up, you are giving us permission to feature your post. All features will be given credit and a link to its source.

Here we go! I can't wait to see what you're sharing this week!


  1. Thank you for hosting! Love that Magnolia Wreath!

  2. I can't thank you enough for featuring my farmhouse signs! Thanks for hosting again this week :)!

  3. Happy March, Jennifer! Hope it's a great month for you!

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa. March is a busy month for us. We celebrate two of my children's birthdays this month. My brother-in-law's birthday is in March. It's also the month that my husband and I have our wedding anniversary.

      I hope this is a great month for you too!

  4. Another wonderful party, this week I bring my Berry Cowl Knitting pattern
    enjoy and happy party!

    1. Thanks for coming by! I'm excited to check out your patterns.

  5. I grew up on a farm and our farmhouse decor wasn't quite as pretty as what's trending now! Oh well. It's still a pretty style!

    1. I agree. Thinking back on my grandparents' farm, I can certainly attest that the style has made some huge upgrades through the years. Gingham has been traded for neutrals and those mason jars are being used for a lot more than just canning and drinking glasses. The style has come a long way, but that could be said about most things.


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