sugar and charm – sweet recipes – entertaining tips – lifestyle inspiration August 27, 2013 | Projects | Comments In honor of all the Labor Day BBQs that are going down this weekend, we’ve created DIY tiki torches out of classic American liquor bottles. I originally spotted this idea at my friend Todd’s fiesta party and being the party enthusiast I am, it was a “tell me how you did that right now or I’ll won’t put out my desserts” situation… just kidding ; ) To my surprise they’re incredibly easy to make! What you need Two custom tiki torch wicks from Harvest Moon Shoppes. Be safe and enjoy!
Geometric Cork Bulletin Boards - Homeology Modern Vintage Geometric Cork Bulletin Boards – I’ve been searching for a bulletin board to place above my desk; but I needed something that fit an odd sized space, and I wasn’t having any luck looking in my usual spots. My solution was to create a trio of boards that was a custom fit with a set of geometric cork bulletin boards. Finding a bulletin board that was a perfect fit was proving more difficult than I had hoped for, but diy’ing one was just about as easy as it gets. I found a package of square cork boards in the craft store that came in a set of four. Then I found this hexagon pattern online. The boards needed some embellished details, so I used a wide tip chalkboard marker to create a free-hand faceted design. I love how this set of boards turned out and how easy they were to make. Related DIY Gold Gild Plant Coasters DIY Gold Gild Plant Coasters Houseplants are notorious for ruining many a fine piece of furniture. May 12, 2015 In "Crafts" A Geometric Glass Vase July 29, 2014 In "Gardening"
5 DIY Projects Using Cut Glass Bottles | How to Cut Glass With String - DIY Ready | DIY Projects | Crafts Ever wanted to know how to cut a glass bottle? Bottle cutting is actually pretty simple, and there are several methods you can choose from to cut them. Cut glass bottles lend themselves well to a variety of cool DIY projects. You can your own cut glassware, home decor projects, lamps, planters and more. Repurposing glass bottles is a fun and unique way to redecorate your home. 5 DIY Projects Using Cut Glass Bottles For these projects, you can use just about any kind of glass container you have laying around. First, you need to learn how to cut a glass bottle. Check out our article that shows you 3 ways to cut a glass bottle. With these techniques, You will be able to make: A wine or liquor bottle into a vaseYour favorite beer bottle into a drinking glassA chandelierA candle holderA self watering terrarium Project #1 How to make a vase out of a bottle of Jameson Supplies You Will Need: String or twineAcetone Nail Polish RemoverMatchesPot of ice cold waterJameson Bottle Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.
12 Useful & Beautiful Things You Can Do With Butcher Paper If you have a moment to consult the big list of "endlessly useful materials everybody should have at home" (it came with your Adulting Manual, yeah?), you'll no doubt find butcher paper right there near the top, somewhere below duct tape and above WD-40. Because here's the thing about a basic roll of brown (or black) butcher paper: It's durable, affordable and practical, and still looks really chic hung on a wall or wrapped around a small gift. Here, in no particular order, are a dozen really useful and beautiful things you can do with kraft or butcher paper: Use it As Art I said kraft paper was beautiful, right? Display a Party Menu Tip guests off of what's to come with a menu scripted onto butcher paper, like the one above from Jeanne Oliver Designs. Mark Down your Family's Weekly Meal Plan Use a roll to jot down your family's weekly dinner plan, inspired by the menu from Bistro Union in London at the top of the post, captured on We Heart. Keep a Rolling Grocery List (Literally)
DIY Glass Magnets Posted on March 14, 2012 by Christina Glass magnets cost pennies to create – and they make adorable DIY wedding favors. When I found out that you could make these with the plain ol’ flat bottomed clear glass gems that you can find at the dollar store, I got really excited. I had three bags of these babies sitting around. Here’s the lowdown on what you need for DIY glass magnets: bag of clear glass gems (mine were 2cm, but you can use larger ones if you want)Circle Craft Punch, 5/8-inch (use a larger punch if you are using larger glass gems)illustrationssmall, round magnetsMod Podge E6000 Multi-purpose Adhesive Punch desired illustration. Use Mod Podge to glue your punch-out onto the flat side of your clear glass gem. to the back as well. If you are using thin paper, punch out a plain piece of white paper and glue on top of illustration. Let glass magnets dry overnight before packaging as wedding favors. Here they are in action: Come back tomorrow for packaging ideas!
Different Types of Paint and Finishes - Oil Based Paint Vs Water Based Paint Confused about which paint is best for your project? Don't skip the research. The type of paint you choose is just as important as the color, and can have a major effect on the character of your room. Read on to learn more about each type of paint — and potentially prevent a time- and money-consuming mistake. Water-Based Paints The majority of wall paint sold today is water-based, but oil-based paint remains popular for glossy woodwork, doors, and furniture, as well as demanding surfaces such as floors. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Be cautious when switching to a water-based paint if the surface has previously been coated with an oil-based product, as the new paint may not stick. Advantages of water-based paints low VOCs (low levels of toxic emissions) easy cleanup with waterquick dryingan elastic, flexible finish resistant to crackingstable color over time, without yellowing Getty Images Oil-Based Paints Advantages of oil-based paints Getty Paint Finishes Matte paint:
DIY Givenchy Horn Earrings Givenchy’s horn earrings have been ubiquitous at their recent shows. They showed in menswear as well as Spring 2012 and most recently in the pre-fall 2012 shots. They’re a sort of optical illusion- creating the look of having gauges going through your ears without making that sort of goth commitment – Givenchy shows them through the inside of the ear and I show them on the ear lobe – you can wear them either way with this project. This DIY uses small magnets and sculpey to recreate the sleek grunge look. The best part about this DIY? These aren’t even available in stores yet, and will likely sell out before getting there. Like this: Like Loading... Organize-n-store | DIY Wire Baskets Metal and wire baskets are a beautiful and functional storage option. They add a bit of a retro industrial edge to any space, and at the same time provide easy access storage that is strong, portable, and an awesome way to combat clutter. However, they can be a bit pricey. DIYing your own baskets will not only will you save a lot of $$$, but also allows you to customize the size to fit your specific storage needs—win-win! How To Make a Wire Basket with Handle for under $2 Supplies: 1/2 inch hardware clothRebar wire rod, double for the small basket and triple for the largeJute or leather twineWire cuttersGlue gun Hardware Cloth can be found in a home improvement store with the wire fencing and chicken wire. The total cost for 5 baskets is $9.58, or less than $2 per basket! Start by cutting the hardware cloth to size following the pattern. Next bend wires on the sides to form a loop, leaving the top three wires straight. Place the handle inside the basket. Related Posts via Categories
Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation With Sunscreen Do you realize how important health is from the inside out AND the outside in? Scratch Mommy Skincare has got you covered! Check out my 100% organic body butters, lotions, lip lotions, sunscreens, bug solutions, and more HERE. Thanks for visiting! 3.25.14 UPDATE: Due to reader and customer demand, I have posted pictures of this foundation being applied. I know that you are probably on a journey to rid your home of toxic products. Awesome. I have played around with this product for quite some time now. I was never happy with the end product. Finally, I believe that I have created the most perfect, healthy, non-toxic, organic, effective smooth finish face foundation. …AND, it contains sunscreen!!! Dark & Medium Colors Since you are likely a lot like me in your green-living ways, you have probably dabbled in skincare products yourself: lotion, salve, deodorant, etc. I hadn’t looked at the ingredients until recently. Below is the DIY recipe…it’s easy, for real. Ingredients: Tools: Make It:
Is "Love It or List It" HGTV Real? - What's Happening Behind the Scenes on HGTV Advertisement - Continue Reading Below After binge-watching HGTV for years, we've learned not to trust everything we see on TV. (We mostly tune in for the home makeovers, not the drama, anyway.) A recent Reddit chat took on this question, asking people who have been on reality TV shows in the past to confess what's real and what's fake. One user wrote in with a seriously surprising response about HGTV's Love It or List It: My aunt and uncle were on "Love It Or List It" and they had them record both endings and the network chose which one they thought was best. So basically, if this claim is true, we pretty much watch the whole show waiting for an outcome that may or may not be accurate. Another user chimed in to say that a friend of theirs was on the show in Raleigh, North Carolina. 1. Deena Murphy and Timothy Sullivan, who were featured on an April 2015 episode, also recently sued the show's producers and contractors over "shoddy work and unfair trade practices."