Jewelry Box D.I.Y. I love this D.I.Y. by our beautiful contributor, Amanda of Indie Jane. Try this cute jewelry box with lumberjack flannel or soft floral fabric for a different look! Supplies needed: wooden crate, cork tile, fabric, tape measure, scissors, hot glue gun, cup hooks, T-pins, sawtooth hangers. If painting or staining your crate, do this beforehand to allow it time to dry thoroughly. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. I love this project because it's cute, simple and functional!
Tartan Trappings | francois et moi I love the nod to tartan and plaid patterning that’s happening this fall in fashion, especially when the nod comes in the form of a cozy scarf. Last weekend, I picked up a few yards of a cotton flannel plaid, and by simply fraying the edges, created a scarf that will carry me into the winter months with warmth and style. (Though I’m keeping mine for myself, you could easily fray up a bunch of these for Holiday gifts that are right on trend!) Materials List: 2 Yards of your chosen tartan fabric. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. This same technique could also be used to make a throw simply by buying an extra yard of fabric and leaving it at it’s full width instead of cutting it down. If giving as a gift, roll the scarf up tightly and secure with leather or suede string! Like this: Like Loading...
Heart Blanket DIY I love this blanket! I'm always looking for new ways to decorate our living room without spending too much. This design is bold, but still cute. 1. , paintbrush, scissors, cardboard, and cork. 2. I'm not the only one who likes our new blanket.... When I walked by several hours later, this is what I found! His + Her Sharpie Mug DIY After seeing several projects floating around on Pinterest I decided to try the sharpie method for customizing a pair of his + her mugs (this set is super cute + this one is particularly beautiful). The directions listed on Pinterest kinda seemed too easy to be true... so I did a little testing. I even tried running them through the dishwasher and here's what I found out... Here's the method: All you need is a sharpie (any color) and a porcelain dish that you want to permanently alter. After I made my dishes I tried scrubbing them with a kitchen sponge and soap. Anyway... that was my fun little weekend project. EDITED TO ADD: Although many people (including me) have had success with this DIY project we have received many comments from readers who said the marker washed off. instead!
Style Scrapbook: DIY "OMBRE DENIM SHIRT" December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized by Andy I FINALLY got around to do this DIY but since I didn’t want to ruin one of my favorite denim shirts, I went and bought a cheap one at a small store and luckily, the operation was successful!. …This DIY is as simple as they come so if you are feeling adventurous, here is what you need and the step by step: *Special fabric bleach in powder (if you can’t find it, use normal bleach) *Gold buttons (make sure they are the same size as the buttons you are replacing) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
How To Make Hair Bows: DIY (jr.) Hello! I'm excited to introduce you to a cute new weekly feature DIY jr. It's a quickie DIY that you can do in an hour or less! 1. Here's another fun idea. XOXO. Spa In A Jar ~ Gifts In A Jar A gift in a jar will not only impress the recipient but it is also fun to make! I am taking the gift jar idea a bit further by combing it with Valentine’s Day ideas. Last week, I shared the Ice Skating Date In A Jar. This week I am showing how to make a Spa In A Jar so you can have a relaxing spa date at home! I have some home spa treatment recipes from previous posts so I included them in this mason jar. A Spa In A Jar could be given for many occasions besides Valentine’s Day! I used a Kerr wide mouth, quart size mason jar to hold everything. Slowly add the items to the jar with the content labels facing the outside so that the recipient can easily see what is in the jar. Let’s take a little spin around the jar so that you can see it from all sides. Wondering what else you could put in this jar? There have been a lot of questions about the exact containers I used so I purchased another package for this photo.
Pallet Vertical Garden Today Rachel is sharing an adorable project she recently created; a vertical garden from recycled pallets! The chain link fence in our yard provides a few unsightly views of our lovely neighbors' weed-infested parking lot of a backyard. Since we are renters a new wooden fence was not an option and I didn't think I'd have the patience to wait on a dozen bushes to grow tall enough to block the view so I schemed an inexpensive way to at least draw attention away from the eye sore(s). A few trips to the hardware store and a local dumpster and I had created a new focal point that helped cozy up our little yard with bright colors and a bit of texture. 1. I added bricks under my pallet to give it enough height to be flush with the top of the fence and to keep the base from rotting.
His and Her Pillow Cases DIY Our sweet friend Kinsey has been having fun decoring her and husband's new loft apartment. Today she shares a simple tutorial for creating matching His and Her pillow cases! 1. Supplies: Pillow cases, red and white cotton fabric, adhesive letters. You will also need to have scissors, sewing pins and a sewing machine! These so adorable!
Bracelets/Headbands I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. But let me explain a little better. First, you’ll work on the left side. And that’s it. This post is sponsored by:
Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers and Pompom Garland You'd think after making hundreds of these for my wedding, I'd be completely sick of them. But I can't help it, I love them so much! I'm a little sad that I didn't save a bouquet of paper flowers from my wedding, but I never thought I'd want to see them again. So I made some for home, only this time as a garland... ...And as bedroom decor... ...And maybe I couldn't resist making just a few little blossoms... Want to make some? Materials: Tissue paper Heavy-duty scissors Floral wire Make sure you use a pair of scissors that you don't mind ruining, because they're going to take a serious beating here. For a package of 20" x 25" tissue paper, 8 sheets: Large flowers (Peonies): 16 per pack Small flowers (Carnations): 32 per pack Mini pompoms (Garland): 8 per pack Small pompoms: 2 per pack Medium pompoms: 1 per pack* Large pompoms: 1 per pack *There will be enough paper leftover from a medium pompom to make flowers or mini pompoms The flowers are easiest, so lets start there. And here's completed!
Make Your Own Flower Vase D.I.Y. Another reason to bring flowers home from the market! This DIY mixes hard and soft elements to create an interesting modern vase. Bring home your favorite blooms and display a grouping of similar vases at your next get together. You'll Need: A few round, glass jars in varying sizes and widths, a sheet of metal screen as shown above (found at most hardware stores), wire cutters, yarn, scissors, gloves. Note: Wear gloves to keep your hands safe while working with sheet metal. Measure the height of each glass and add about 1". Once your metal screen is cut, wrap it around your jar to be sure it's the right size. Choose yarn (or twine) in your favorite color and start at the bottom of the overlap and tie a knot. Make three or five for the biggest impact. Ditch the flowers and add tea lights to create interesting votives as the nights grow longer. Another reason to bring flowers home from the market! Measure the height of each glass and add about 1".
Instagram Canvas Wall Art I whipped this project up for our home last week. We have moving on the brain, so all of the home decor projects I'm taking on this summer will be super easy to transport to a new space! I think summer is a great time for home decor project, don't you? 1. and a paint brush. 2. There you have it!