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Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus

Poppy Haus is a blog dedicated to food, play, and design. I'm a passionate home cook, with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Because I'm the mother of 2 young boys, I feature plenty of family friendly recipes with the occasional sweet treat and cocktail recipe for the grown ups! I also like to try my hand at interior design, DIY projects and I've been know to give the occasional art history lesson. Visit Poppy Haus for more living at home inspiration!

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diy, lighting, seasonal

Easy DIY: The Fallen Leaf Lantern

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Nov 04, 2013

I don't know if I ever formally announced this on Poppy Haus, but I started a visual display internship with Anthropologie last month; the best part of which is the opportunity to create three dimensional... Continue reading

diy, decor

Arrow Art

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Aug 30, 2013

I am still having fun with the arrows. Inspired by a recent J.Crew window display I decided to make a 3D art piece using the arrows and some cork and wood rounds. See the full... Continue reading

diy

Easy DIY: Updating a Glass Cider Jug

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Jul 19, 2013

Last October we hosted a pumpkin carving party at our house and served a boat load of apple cider. It came in these glass gallon jugs. Instead of tossing them in the recycling bin, we... Continue reading

diy

How To: Make a Planter from a Wooden Bowl

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Mar 29, 2013

A few years ago, I took a trip to IKEA and bought a lot of neutral, basic serving pieces that I could pull out when we had a party, and overtime they made it into... Continue reading

diy, decor, kids

DIY Potato Printing

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Mar 01, 2013

I tried my hand at potato printing on fabric this week. Have you ever done this before? To make a stamp, all you need is a potato (any kind will do) and an X-acto knife.... Continue reading

diy, decor, kids

DIY Coral Planter

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Jan 22, 2013

Over the weekend, Adam took the boys on an all day adventure to the coast to give me some time to prep for Alt. When they returned that evening, ruddy cheeked, in different clothes, Jasper... Continue reading

decor, diy

DIY Cork Trivets

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Jan 18, 2013

I keep these cork trivets handy in my kitchen to protect our butcher block counters. Cork insulates and protects against moisture, and is a natural, neutral addition to wood surfaces. I thought it would be... Continue reading

diy, paint

DIY Campaign Chest Makeover

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Jan 11, 2013

I have been working on our new master bedroom in fits and spurts for the last three months. As it is a place to retreat at night, I sometimes forget to do much more than... Continue reading

kitchen, decor

Off the Rack

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Jan 02, 2013

Last week, when all the Christmas glitter dust started to settle, I stole a moment to look through the Design*Sponge At Home book. I love this idea, sticking a pretty tray under a metal dish... Continue reading

diy, kids

DIY Birdseed Ornaments

By Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus on Dec 19, 2012

We have a few bird lovers in our family, and they're in for a special treat this Christmas... These birdseed ornaments are so easy to make, putting to use leftover egg cartons and plastic Easter... Continue reading