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Hey Gorgeous, The Blog - DIY Dixie Cup Garland

Hey Gorgeous, The Blog - DIY Dixie Cup Garland
Aug 10 Cuteness alert coming right at you, but how fun is this little DIY project, guys? I found the original inspiration on Pinterest (the ‘lamp shades’ were covered in Hallowe’en hued paper) but figured I’d give it a go using my fave hues. {Step 1} Carefully cut apart a Dixie cup and smooth it out so it is as flat as possible. {Step 2} Using double sided tape, adhere one end of a shade cover to a Dixie cup. Like so! {Step 3} Using a pencil (or you can just eyeball it) you’ll make an X on the bottoms of the Dixie cups. I only made a select number of shades for the purpose of the photos here but you get the idea. And just in case you’re wondering how your little cups will look when you plug in your lights, here’s a shot for you :) xoxo This little project was also shown over on The Loveliest Day; thanks Melis for sharing the love :) Related:  Do it yourself Extérieurs/Jardinage

DIY Mason Jar Light - All Things Heart and Home This little DIY Mason Jar Light has gone viral several times. I think it's because it's so easy and for a covered porch, there's nothing cuter! I'm always updating these photos because I change out my porch decor a lot! I've also linked to all the supplies via affiliate links ***Updated Photos*** Do you remember the screen porch makeover I finished a few weeks ago? The little chandy is almost perfect. See, I have my quiet time on the porch before the sun comes up and if I sit in my comfy chair I can’t see to read my Bible or write in my prayer journal! Soooo, I came up with this easy little Mason Jar light to hang right over my chair on the porch…it’s perfect in the early morning and at night it’s like I’m catching fireflies… At first I wasn’t certain exactly what I’d do, I just knew I needed a light. Because the light would be going on the screen porch, I wanted to make certain I kept with the rustic feel of the grapevine sphere chandelier already hanging over the table. Here’s the 411 :

How to Make a Container Candle | Catherine Nicole It’s not that I’m not willing to spend $22 on a divine scented candle in great packaging, but I’m not a happy camper when it’s burnt out in two days. So, I decided I’d learn to make my own, and as it turns out, it’s quite easy! Here’s my step-by-step tutorial. 1. -A double boiler (this one is from Ikea) -Containers. –Wax. -Wicks. -Essential oils for fragrance and dyes for color. 2. 3. 4. When you pour the wax, the wick is going to get all sad and limp. 5 . 6. 7. 8. Trouble shooting: -Flashing: You over-poured or hit the side of your container. Give it a try and leave a comment if you have any questions.

Bottles Full of Light The other day, I wrote about attempting to drill through glass and I finished up the project this weekend. I think it turned out beautifully — I love the idea of bottled light! These would be pretty by a wintery window or under an entry table. I like the way the gold paint makes the bottom of the bottles look misty and glow-y, even during the daytime. I’ve got a ton of images and DIY instructions below if you’d like to try this too. For tools and supplies, I started at my local True Value. I started with these apple juice bottles from Whole Foods. Next, I used my handy scraper tool to take off the label. Once the bottle was clean and label free, it was time to drill through the glass. [UPDATE: Hah! Next we painted. I used a disposable sponge brush and Liquid Leaf paint — but any metallic enamel paint should work. Once the paint was dry (it dries very quickly), we started stuffing the lights in. And that’s it! This is another project as a True Value Blog Squad Member.

52 Weeks Project DIY {doily canvas bag} & ashleyannphotography.com Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute. You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects. Since I was getting so many ready for A Christmas Gathering I used a lot of the same materials…monograms seems to be pretty popular now too. My friend Cindy called while I was working on this and suggested I just go ahead a put a “W” on it for her, I happily obligied. Canvas bag ($2.00 when on sale at Hobby Lobby), fabric paint, paper doily, Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray : Spray doily with paper spray adhesive and press down on the bag (not shown). : Gently paint over the holes – I recommend paint meant for fabric, not crafts. : Peel back doily before paint dries. Bag after doily is removed I traced on my letter and filled it in with paint. For a cook: fill it with cooking supplies For a gardner: fill it with gardening supplies

Jardins colorés ou l'art de manier la palette végétale La couleur s'impose plus que jamais sur les parterres. Un jeu de teintes vécu comme un espace de liberté. Des experts nous livrent leurs secrets. S'il a rangé ses pinceaux, le peintre Christian de la Sablière continue de «peindre la terre» dans le parc de Boutiguery (Finistère), le plus grand conservatoire de rhododendrons hybrides d'Europe, qu'il exploite avec sa fille Virginie. Chaque année, la petite équipe familiale plante ses créations -près de mille! Contrastes, dégradés et camaïeux «Les couleurs vives, fortes, font le printemps, cette période dynamique, tonique, où l'on vit plus dehors et plus vite, assure de son côté Marc Gueguen, responsable marketing et développement pour le jardin chez Truffaut. «Plus urbains, moins patients» Marc Gueguen remarque encore que les couleurs fortes trouvent facilement place près du lieu de vie, alors que les pastels s'accordent définitivement en ce moment à l'espace détente. «Planter un décor qui dure»

DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.

DIY storybook paper roses | DIY Wedding | 100 Layer Cake - StumbleUpon DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-17711" title="diy-paper-flowers-1" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD650" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD651">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD653">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD655">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD657">. <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-17712" title="diy-paper-flowers-2" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD715" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD716">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD718">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD720">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD722">.

Kitchen Tips 1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. 2. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle - perfect shaped pancakes every time. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Clean a toilet-drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush.

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