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Tailgating DIY Project: Paint Your Cooler for Team Spirit. Hey, sports fan!

Tailgating DIY Project: Paint Your Cooler for Team Spirit

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 Directions Step 1: Clean the Cooler For older plastic, use an ammonia-based cleaner and wipe down to clean surface. Step 2: Sand the Surface Lightly sand glossy surface if previously painted and remove dust with a tack cloth. Step 3: Begin Painting When dry, begin painting. Note: Shake paint can for 1 to 2 minutes before using in well-ventilated areas. Step 4: Repeat and Reapply Paint body and lid of the cooler by applying a thin coat and allowing to dry for 30 seconds. Step 5: Remove the Tape Remove tape immediately after spraying. Note: Fusion dries in 15 minutes or less and can be handled in about one hour. Photo Credit: Krylon. 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!

A Fabulous Fete: diy \ wrapped flatware

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 start with a dab of glue at the top, wait for it to dry and wrap your way on down to the bottom. another little dot of glue at the bottom and you're done! I created an ombre effect by using slightly different shades of embroidery floss, you could even get creative and create a striped pattern on your handles? Easy enough, yes? DIY Satsuma Candle. A friend of mine DIYed her own candles, made from the peels of Satsuma oranges, for a recent dinner party.

DIY Satsuma Candle

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. Because Satsumas are known for their loosely attached peels, the orange should easily be removed.

Once the flesh of the orange is taken out, the pith connecting the outer stem should remain. Pour a few glugs of olive oil into the orange, leaving just the very tip of the pith exposed. Depending on the length of the pith, the candle should burn for at least a couple of hours. (all images via HonestlyWTF) DIY Project: Ombre Dip Dyed Party Skewers. July 13, 2012 DIY Project: Ombre Dip Dyed Party Skewers The ombre madness here at Somewhere Splendid continues!

DIY Project: Ombre Dip Dyed Party Skewers

Today, I’m sharing how to kick your barbeque skewers up a notch for a more festive touch. They turned out so lovely, I was thinking they’d be great for any of the numerous pastries and sweets on a stick you see on dessert tables. These are incredibly simple to make and are made with only a few supplies you’ve likely already got lying around the house (and if not, you won’t be out more than a few bucks!). Wooden barbecue skewersglass cupswaterfood coloringpaper towels Fill three glasses with water: the first, mostly full, the second, two thirds full, and the last, one third full.

Choose your colors. Repeat the water coloring with the other two glasses. Dip the barbecue skewers, point up, in the base color glass. When you’ve achieved the look you want, set them aside to completely dry, then enjoy at your next party or barbecue! Try This: Gilded Lace Champagne Glass Tutorial. I recently picked up a couple of champagne coupes from a local thrift store for a buck a piece.

Try This: Gilded Lace Champagne Glass Tutorial

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. Materials: Glass Stemware, Gold Paper Doilies, Matte Sealer Glue (like Mod Podge), Sponge Brush, Pen, Scissors DIRECTIONS: Begin by tracing the outline of the bottom of your stemware onto a gold paper doily. Carefully cut out your doily circle just inside the line that you traced. Turn your glass upside down, and use your sponge brush to cover the bottom with a thin layer of glue.

Place the doily cutout gold-side-down on top of the glue. Once dry, cover with a thin layer of glue. find me elsewhere. Gold Dipped Holiday Glasses. Turn any set of wine glasses into a gorgeous holiday entertaining set.

Gold Dipped Holiday Glasses

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 I taped up the sides too to be extra cautious Spray from a good distance, at least 1 1/2 feet to get a nice even coat. Do the same with the other glasses in your set. Now you've got a festive gold set for your holiday party! DIY: Make your own Halloween dinnerware. So now you've seen my interpretation of a Raven themed dinner party, I wanted to show you how I made the dinnerware.

DIY: Make your own Halloween 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...

I could go on and on. Start off with plain white plates of your choosing (available cheaply everywhere), a porcelain 150 pen, some blue masking tape and a small stencil (optional). Now on to the little plate. I added the 'nevermore...' under the bird and the hard work was over. 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.

Ice Shot Glasses: DIY Winter Wedding or Party Drinks

In fact, my husband and I had reservations there 11 years ago, but had to cancel because my dad was in the hospital. Thankfully my dad made a full recovery – but we never re-booked. Every winter I gaze longingly at online photos of the Hôtel de Glace. I decided to use the hotel’s notorious ice bar as inspiration for this tutorial. Making a shot glass out of ice is a cinch. (You can also purchase molds to make ice shot glasses here Ice Shot Glasses Tutorial You will need: water or Kool-aid like beverage (if you go with the Kool-aid, water it down so it doesn’t end up too sticky)3 oz Dixie cups1 oz plastic cups or Dixie cupssmall rocksduct tape Pour beverage into larger cup about 2/3 full.

Place smaller cup inside the cup and push it down until it is about level with the rim of the larger cup. Remove from freezer. Seashell Lights. Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses. 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.

Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses

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. So I figured, "I can totally make that myself!

" Materials 1. 2. 3. Method Step 1. 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.

Wine Glass Candles

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! I still had some wax left and wanted to try a different kind of candle. Pictures by Lana.