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Hey, sports fan! Show off your team spirit in style with this easy DIY custom-painted cooler. You’ll be the coolest person tailgating this season! What You’ll Need • Ammonia based cleaner or paint thinner • Sandpaper • Tack cloth • Fusion for Plastic Krylon spray paint (or spray paint that is suitable for plastic) • Painter’s tape Tailgating DIY Project: Paint Your Cooler for Team Spirit | Deals, coupons, savings, sweepstakes and more…
A Fabulous Fete: diy \ wrapped flatware it's been a while. i know. i think that all of my creativity was just sucked out of me for all of the other projects i have been working on. well, i'm back. one day a slew of project ideas hit me. i'm definitely excited to share them with you! today i have an easy way to add a little color to your spring table. if you do it right, you can even do this as a temporary project and remove after you're done! all you need is some flatware, embroidery floss, and a glue gun
A friend of mine DIYed her own candles, made from the peels of Satsuma oranges, for a recent dinner party. I was so excited by this simple yet clever idea, I had to share the tutorial on HonestlyWTF. My only regret is not discovering this sooner when Satsumas were at their absolute peak in December. Hopefully, you’ll still be able to snatch up a few at your local grocery store or farmer’s market and impress your guests at your next dinner party! The stem side of the Satsuma will be the bottom and base of the candle. Lightly score a ring around the top 1/3 portion of the orange.
DIY Project: Ombre Dip Dyed Party Skewers | Somewhere Splendid July 13, 2012 DIY Project: Ombre Dip Dyed Party Skewers The ombre madness here at Somewhere Splendid continues! Today, I’m sharing how to kick your barbeque skewers up a notch for a more festive touch.
I recently picked up a couple of champagne coupes from a local thrift store for a buck a piece. These glasses instantly make me think of America’s Prohibition, speakeasies, and the 1930s (yes, I have been watching Boardwalk Empire), so naturally, I wanted to make them even more glamorous. What better way to do that than with gold lace?! This project is as about as easy as they come (if you have a little patience) and makes a huge impact on plain stemware. Try This: Gilded Lace Champagne Glass Tutorial
Turn any set of wine glasses into a gorgeous holiday entertaining set. Keep reading to see how to make these beautiful gold dipped wine glasses for your holiday party! Metallic gold spray paint Masking tape Newspaper Wine glasses Wash wine glasses thoroughly. Wrap tape around the base of the wine glass leaving the area exposed you want to paint gold. Cover the rest of the glass with paper Gold Dipped Holiday Glasses
So now you've seen my interpretation of a Raven themed dinner party, I wanted to show you how I made the dinnerware. If you are like me you probably oogle over the holiday themed dishes but quickly shy away since you don't want to shell out for a whole set just for one celebration. (I don't even have real china so I think its safe to say I won't be buying any themed kind either) So when this idea of making my own for next to nothing came to mind, I just had to try it. Obviously this interpretation is quite macabre but you could totally mix it up to make it your own - think nursery rhymes for baby showers, holiday song lyrics for christmas, bible passages for easter, dirty doodles for hen nights... DIY: Make your own Halloween dinnerware
Ice Shot Glasses: DIY Winter Wedding or Party Drinks Posted on January 25, 2012 by Christina Learn How to Make Ice Shot Glasses Inspired by Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace I’ve always wanted to go to the Hôtel de Glace in Quebec.
Last month I got an email from one of those "deal of the day" websites featuring a very cute set of wine glasses with chalkboard stems from a company called Chalkboard China. I've seen chalkboard glasses before, and always thought them to be a fun and chic way for guests to keep track of their glass throughout the night so you don't end up with mixed-up glasses or dozens of half-full glasses left around the house. But all the ones I've seen in stores feature a strip of chalkboard paint across the bowl of the glass, which I've always felt looks awkward and takes away from the beauty of the wine or beverage in the glass. What I like about this version is that the writing part is at the bottom on the stem and foot of the glass, so it doesn't compete with the beverage. I also like that the simple black foot on the glass is in itself an elegant design element, and would work just as well with no writing on it.
Wine Glass Candles Mothers day is here and I know it's a little late to post a tutorial about a mothers day gift, but my mom reads my blog, so I couldn't post this without ruining the surprise for her :) I made her these two cute pink candles and it was actually pretty easy to do: 1. Put a candle in a pan (don't worry about getting it dirty, you will be able to clean the pan after you're done).2. Heat it up.3. Take the wick out of the pan with some tweezers, be very careful to not burn you're fingers!