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Vase Groupings: Floral Inspiration for Summertime. DIY Cake Stand. It seems as though all sorts of cute party decorating items are “all the rage” these days–cake stands, tiered plates, apothecary jars, hurricane lamps, etc.

DIY Cake Stand

I love these items, but there is often one big problem! The price tag. Well, thanks to one of the crafty moms in my MOPS group, I now can make my own cake stands for less than $3! Now that is a price that I like. And, not only is the price fantastic, but this might just be the easiest DIY project on the planet. A candle holder, a plate, and some glue! To construct your stand, glue around the rim of the candle holder. You can add a little circle of glue on the underneath side of the plate for good measure. Stick the two together and let dry. Then, voila, an adorable cake stand for next to nothing! How great would these be for a Mother’s Day luncheon/tea?! In addition to the fantastic price & ease of construction, I love that the possibilities are nearly endless! This post may contain a link to an affiliate. Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff & Flamingo Toes. Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away??

Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff & Flamingo Toes

Eek!! I don’t know about you but I’m scrambling a bit here. ;) So I thought I’d help you out. Actually, Melissa and I are helping you out. :) Melissa sent in a Tutorial Request for a darling Boden Necklace – and I knew that it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day idea. Or a “I’m going to make that myself for Mother’s Day” idea. ;) Here is my version of the prettiness - And here is the Boden version – with a crazy retail value of $78 - I like the navy they used but I went for a more neutral color scheme. This necklace is super easy!! Here’s what you’ll need to make it: twill or other ribbon (approx 50″) large link chain (you’ll need a piece about 13″ long) bead assortment – enough for 5 13″ strands beading cord crimp beads (10) (All supplies came from Michael’s) :) Start by weaving your twill piece through the links of the chain.

Continue weaving the twill through until the chain piece is centered in the twill. Pretty cute already huh? DIY Doily Lamp. How to grow a Rainbow Rose, Naturally. In 2004, two dutch companies, River Flowers and F.J.

How to grow a Rainbow Rose, Naturally

Zandbergen, experimented and successfully grew a rose that had its petals rainbow colored. As petals get their nourishment through stem, the idea is to split the stem into several channels and dip each one in a different colored water. Make: A Photo Clip Frame « DIY Maven. Confession: I am compelled to take pictures of flowers and insects.

Make: A Photo Clip Frame « DIY Maven

Problem: I don’t usually choose these to send to the printer. Solution: a photo clip frame. Credit: I saw something very similar to this at Pier 1 a few weeks ago and decided it would be a perfect way to display a bunch of my flowers and bugs; I also decided that I had everything on hand to make one…so I did. The original costs 28 bucks; mine cost 0 bucks. No kidding! DIY Doily Lamp. Mason Jar Key Hook. Hey guys!

Mason Jar Key Hook

Hope you all had a great Wednesday I have a fun project to share today! I started with a 1×8 board from Lowe’s that I cut to about 2′ long. I used a different paint method on this board and I love how it turned out so I am going to share it with you in my next post. So for now… Here is my board after it is painted and ready to go. I also purchased 3 hooks and a pipe clamp from Lowe’s.

My next step was attaching them to my board. Then it was time to attach the clamp. I used a 3/4″ wood screw to attach it to my board. Finally, I added to picture hangers to the back of it and hung it up. Things to Make. Project Ideas.