Sky Lark House: Monthly Unboxing May

The purpose of the “Sky Lark House: Monthly Unboxing” post is to highlight some of the more popular posts shared during the previous month. We are unboxing all the DIYs, vintage items, antiques, furniture makeovers and crafts shared during the previous month. I am unpacking all of the information shared within the last 30 or so days.

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I am also collaborating with three other bloggers and we are sharing our handpicked favorite finds with you.

Monthly Unboxing May 2023

Sky Lark House Monthly Unboxing

I will also be sharing some posts from other bloggers with you so you can see what some of my fellow bloggers have been up to!

Sky Lark House Anna Photo

So let’s get started!

Collecting Vintage Easter Candy Containers

Vintage Easter Candy Containers

As an antique/vintage items dealer, I am always getting questions about collectibles. So just before Easter, I updated this post on collecting vintage candy containers. These pulp paper bunnies are one of my favorite things to collect and they are still relatively affordable. You can read the post on Collecting Vintage Easter Candy Containers by clicking the link.

DIY Mushroom and Moss Wreath

DIY Mushroom Wreath 3

DIY posts seem to be very popular with all of you! They tend to be the posts that are read the most and where people leave the most comments. This DIY mushroom wreath was no exception. Full disclosure, making the mushrooms, using air dry clay, takes several days. This is a project that you need to have adequate lead time to complete. Enclosed are the instructions for the DIY Mushroom Wreath.

DIY Napkin Rings for Mother’s Day

DIY Napkin Rings

Customizing napkin rings for special occasions is one of my favorite DIYs. These DIY napkin rings for Mother’s Day can be made in about an hour and require minimal supplies. They are a perfect gift and you can include a lovely set of linen napkins to accompany them.

Faux Spring Florals in the Entryway

Using Faux and Real Spring Florals in the entrway

Winters in upstate New York are LONG. Even though I am read for spring in March, we don’t get actual flowers until May. So, bringing spring into my home requires a little creativity. In the post on Faux Spring Florals in the Entryway, I walk you though how I combined faux florals with real flowers. Using these faux florals holds me over until all the flowers outside start to fully bloom.

In related news

There is this post on creating beautiful floral May baskets for your home. I love the colors she used and how she incorporates vintage and antique items.

This post on 29 ways to use old lemons is mind blowing! I am never throwing away an old lemon ever again.

I am in love with these handmade items. Each one is unique and they are beautifully crafted.

Check out this tour of an amazing farmhouse. The wall with all the framed silhouettes melted my heart.

I love this post which highlights the best garden flowers for butterflies and hummingbirds.

Finally, this post shares 35 vintage swan planters! They look amazing and I want at least 20 of them.

Hand-Picked Faves

Hand Picked 4 You

I got together with some of my favorite bloggers and we are sharing some of our 4 favorite finds for the coming month.

Anna from Sky Lark House

These finds are items that I have ordered, currently use and enjoy. I am linking the actual product I purchased, not a similar item.

  • The arrival of Memorial Day marks the official start of summer and “flag season” (Yes, I made that up). I love vintage and antique flags. This package of 4 US bunting flags that are 3 feet by 6 feet is fabulous.
  • These recycled sari’s make the best silk ribbon. I use this ribbon for so many gifts and I used it to make the DIY Napkin Rings shown above.
  • These shirts are my summer favorites since they are cool and light. I bought them in 3 different colors and wear a tank top underneath.
  • This eye cream has been fabulous. The price is great since it costs less than $20.

Cindy from Reinvented Delaware

Cindy from Reinvented Delaware has a fabulous blog where she shows you how to refurbish furniture and repurpose thrifted items.

Cindy of Reinvented Delaware
  • Have you tried making soap? I’ve made it the old-fashioned way with lye and oils but I also enjoy making it in a simpler way using goat’s milk melt and pour soap base. It’s easy to melt and then pour into silicone molds, add some jute twine and you have an instant gift for someone special! (be sure to check out my freebie library for adorable gift tags!)
  • Our bedroom is getting a makeover and I’m hanging curtains. But true to form for me, I am looking for a cost-effective way to have a full curtain. Dropcloths are such a bargain for so many projects including curtains! They are no-sew if you hang them with curtain clips! Stay tuned to see our bedroom reveal soon!
  • Speaking of our bedroom refresh – we needed a new rug! The one I chose is from Boutique Rugs and it has a funny name – Agoo! It is gorgeous and I can’t wait to show you how good it looks in our bedroom! Use my code at checkout and get an additional 10% off of their already discounted prices! The code is: REINVENTED
  • While I painted the walls in the bedroom, I listened to a book using the Audible app. Have you tried it? It’s great to listen to books while you do other things like painting a bedroom or working in the workshop! My daughter-in-law can listen to well over 100 books each year on her daily commute to work! Amazing!

Regina from Saved From Salvage

Regina is also a fellow refurbisher of furniture. Her blog, Saved From Salvage , is full of inspiration and great craft ideas.

Regina Saved from Salvage

  • Marble Cookbook Stand – Perfect for your cookbook or tablet, I am loving the look of this on my new countertops. A touch of elegance that any mom would love.
  • Gift Wrap Door & Wall Rack – Oh to be organized. Gone are the days of digging in a bin or under the bed for wrapping paper. This wonderful system that fits your wrapping paper, bags, ribbons and more. Help mom get organized!
  • Neutral Poof – Perfect for your feet, your book or just to have a seat, this simple pouf is neutral enough to fit in any decor and affordable enough for any budget.
  • Gallery Wall Frame Set – I am exited for these frames, the perfect size for the top of the stairs, display your pictures in style.

Lora from Lora Bloomquist

If you love vintage and antique items, Lora Bloomquist has some inspiration for you. Her blog Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder is full of ideas for repurposing and reusing these items.

Lora Bloomquist
  • My favorite May outfit consists of classic overalls and floral sneakers; they make me feel like I’m in high school again;) For cute, garden-inspired shoes and overall picks, check my LTK shop HERE.
  • Now that it’s finally warm, I love to start the day on the porch with a cup of coffee for some quiet time, listening to the birds. THIS book is beautifully filled with Ruth Chou Simmons gorgeous watercolor art and will guide your heart with faith-filled words. Perfect Mom’s Day gift!
  • Vintage seed packets are hard to find and I love their vintage look. Luckily there are tons of reproduction ones you can easily print on your own. I grabbed THESE flower ones and THESE veggie ones this week and am so inspired to craft with them. There are so many vintage labels available too; my creative brain was getting all kinds of ideas! (Tip: brush on some of THIS to give paper a vintage texture)
  • I’ve been a little obsessed with woven accessories this Spring and was excited when a friend gave me a round rattan serving tray for my birthday. They’re the perfect summer serving accessory to carry things in and out. Find cute woven serving trays HERE. (another great Mom’s day idea;)

In Closing . . .

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Just a reminder, Mother’s Day is next weekend so you still have time for some last minute gifts. We are definitely enjoying the warmer-ish weather and the longer days.

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  1. It’s always fun to see what you guys are up to each month. The products you share as well as the tips and tricks are always super helpful. I love all the colorful and creative posts you’ve had this month and I can’t wait to try the eye gel and learn more about the butterfly garden too. It’s beautiful! Hugs, CoCo

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