I have always had a black thumb. I would buy a plant, research how to take care of it, and it would die. I love plants and have never given up on trying to have a green thumb, or at least not killing every plant I buy. I bought a cactus a year ago and it’s still alive; with that accomplishment I decided it was time to buy more plants! Most of the pots I saw were quite plain, so I decided to buy some plain pots and DIY them. I did find a few pots with designs on them, but they were a lot more expensive. Also this way I can get exactly what I want and make them match my roo…
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I love personalizing wrapping paper! It’s a little extra touch that my friends and family really like. You can see my last DIY gift wrapping ideas here. I’m almost done getting everything ready for Christmas and wrapping presents i…
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Their is a giveaway at the end of this post.
Buying Christmas gifts can be very expensive, so to save a bit of money I like to make some DIY gifts. I also really like how much you can personalize gifts when you make them yourself.
All you need for this one is rocks and paint. I couldn’t find any rocks that would work for this around where I live, so I bought some from Michael’s. You can be as creative as you want with these and personalize them for the person you’re giving them to. I’m using these as paperweights, so I just used acrylic pa…
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I found these tags at Micheal’s, but found them a bit plain. I wanted to decorate them, but didn’t have to much time, so I went through my craft supplies and ended up using tape I had for most of them and some glitter for a fe…
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All of these DIY’s are fairly simple and I was really happy with how they all turned out. You can get the majority of the supplies at a craft store or you can order it online. This is actually my first time decorating for fall and I probably went a little over board, but I am in love with the decorations and probably won’t want to take them down when spring comes along.
- Fake Leaves
- Gold Paint
Step 1- I taped the leaves to cardboard to make them easy to paint and gave them all two coats of paint.
Step 2- Once dry attach the leaves to a string. I just tape them to an existing garland I had to make it feel like fall. If you want to know how to make the garland you can read about it here.
Water Marble Coasters
- White outdoor paint (you could also use acrylic paint and a sealant)
- Nail Polish
- A container
- a small wooden stick
Step 1- Paint your coaters white and let dry overnight
Step 2- Fill your container with water
Step 3- Slowly pour nail polish into the water and let it spread, but don’t wait to long or it won’t move around easily.
Step 4- Using your wooden stick use a light touch to move the nail polish around until your happy with it. Their will probably be some trial and error. Once you have you design ready dip your coater into water and using a cutip pick up all the nail polish that hasn’t gone onto the coater, so it doesn’t ruin your design.
Step 5- Allow to dry and your done. If you want you can also seal it.
Leaf Print Pillow
- White fabric or a white pillow case
- Gold Paint
- Fake leaves
- Hot glue gun or something to sew with
- Black pom pom’s (optional)
Step 1- Fold the fabric over and cut out the size you want. I used a pillow I already had to help measure the size I wanted. Since I wanted two I used the first one as a guide foe the second.
Step 2- Glue or sew around the edges, leaving a small whole at the bottom to turn it inside out and. to stuff the pillow.
Step 3- Paint a fake leaf and press it down onto the pillow case. Be generous with the paint and use something like a piece of cardboard to help push the leaf down. Repeat this using different sizes of leafs.
Step 4- Stuff the pillows and glue or sew the whole at the bottom. I also glued on black pom pots because I thought it looked really cute.
Hope you found this post helpful x
Carving pumpkins has always been a big deal in my family. The older my siblings and I became the more intricate the designs became. Unfortunately I am allergic to pumpkins. As of early last year all my siblings have moved out, leaving no one to carve pumpkins, so I needed a new idea. I decided to do no-carve pumpkins; it was a way to still decorate pumpkins without it ending with hives. I basically just paint and glue stuff to pumpkins instead of carving them. I did this last year and I really liked how they turned out, so I decided to do it again this year.
The Confetti Pumpkin:
- White Paint
- Glue or Mod Podge
- A Pumpkin
- I painted all the pumpkins I bought white and let them dry overnight. It took two coats of paint.
- Glue the confetti to the pumpkin. Their is no real technique for this, but I found doing one layer, waiting for it to dry, then doing another layer of confetti worked the best.
- Glitter (two different colors)
- Hot Glue Gun
- White Paint
- Black Acrylic Paint or Black Paint Marker
- Foam sheets, the color doesn’t matter
- Pink Jewels (optional)
- Paint your pumpkin white
2. Cut four triangles out of the foam sheets. Two big and two small, the size of them should depend on the size of your pumpkin. You will also need to cut out this weird sort of triangle shape from paper; it will be the horn.
3. Cover the ears and horn in glitter. I made the big triangles gold and the smaller ones silver.
4. Once dry, glue the triangles together. Roll the horn and glue it using the hot glue.
5. Using hot glue attach the horn and ears to your pumpkin.
6. Using black paint or a paint marker, paint the eyes and mouth.
7. This step is optional, but I took some pink jewels and glued them on to give my unicorn rosie cheeks.
Melting Silver Pumpkin:
All you need for this one is white paint, metallic paint, and a paint brush. Then just take your metallic paint and drip it down the sides of your pumpkin. Use the brush to paint the top of your pumpkin. This one is definitely the easiest.
I hope you liked this post and happy halloween x
My family moved about two weeks ago and my room has been looking quite bare, so I decided to do some DIYs to add more of my style into my room. I tried to keep it simple, because with school and moving I haven’t had a lot of free time, but I still wanted everything to be really cute. For most of these I just used supplies I already had, but you should be able to find everything at a craft store or online.
All you need for this one is tape. I found some different designs on Pinterest and then took inspiration from those to create my own design. I used black masking tape, but washi tape will work just as well.
❤ Small clothes pins
❤ Polaroids (you can print these if you don’t have a polaroid camera)1. I started off by making tassels. If you don’t know how to make them their are lots of tutorials on Youtube 2. Next cut your twine to the length you want and hang it up
3. Tie the tassels to the twine, add your polaroids, and you done!
❤ Thumb tacks or old stud earrings
❤ Chain or string1. Tape off the section you want to paint with making tape.2. Paint and let dry completely.3. Cut the chain to the length you want and attach it using thumb tacks or stud earring(I lost a bunch during my last move): I don’t recommend hot gluing the chain on as it won’t stay as well.4. Hang up and pin whatever you want. Mine will end up covered in reminders.
Shelf bracket lamp:
These have been all over Pinterest for awhile and I have been wanting to get one for over a year now. I finally went to Ikea and got a shelf bracket, a light bulb that I thought was really cool, and a cord. I’m not sure if this is Really a DIY, but I wanted to include it.
Hope you found this helpful x
So recently I binged watched a ton of YouTube videos and discovered lip scrubs. I honestly have no idea how I’ve never heard of them before. After I found out about them I started trying different recipes, altered them slightly to my preference, and ended up with too that I really like.
1 1/2 tsp Brown sugar
1 tsp Coconut oil or olive oil
2 drops of honey (optional)I used way to much honey in the batch I made for the pictures, but on the bright side the pictures turned out pretty.
Take all your ingredients and mix them together; once everything is well mixed put your mixture into a small container and you have lip scrub.
1 1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Coconut oil
1 drop of lemon essential oil
Mix everything together, put your mixture into a container, and your done.
Their was a really cute bunny in my backyard while I was taking photos for this post!
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School is about to start:( Their are great things about back to school like seeing friends and of course stationary! Here are three DIY notebooks
- Makeup sponge
- Sealant if your notebook has a glossy finish
- (Optional) Masking tape
1. Start off by packing your stencil where you want it it tape it down with masking tape.
2. Use a makeup sponge or paint brushy to dab paint on to the stencil and then take the stencil off. If you want a cleaner look lightly dab and do thin layers of paint. If you want the paint to bleed hold the sponge down for longer and only do one coat.
3. Add little jewels and your done
- Scrapbook paper
- Glue (I used hot glue, but elmers glue will work as well)
Instructions: This one is probably the easiest. Just take some scrapbook paper, cut it to size, and glue it down.
- Cross stitch thread and needle
1. Paint your notebook whatever color you want and then once it’s dry seal it2. Their are actually two ways you can do this next step. 1- print out the picture provided, tape it to your notebook, and using a needle poke a hole anywhere their is a dot.
2- Using a pencil lightly draw a pineapple on your notebook and put a dot where your going to go through with the tread3. Then thread your needle and create your design. When I did the outline of the pineapple I went around twice and did every other one. Their isn’t any pacific way you have to do this, as long as it looks like a pineapple you should be good.
4. Lastly I took a black paint marker and wrote hello.
This one reminds me so much of summer and is my favorite out of these three notebooks.
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What you’ll need:
- Yarn, ribbon, or clasp
- (Optional) jewelry tools, this will make it easier, but you can just use scissors
Step 1- Measure around your second toe to where you want the chain to connect to the charm and cut the chain to that length. If your making two use the first one as a guide to make sure their the same length.
Step 2- Open the ring on your charm and connect the chain.
Step 3- I cut two pieces of chain for each one and decided how many times I wanted the chain to wrap around my ankle.
Step 4- Open the other side of your charm and connect the chains.
Step 5- Cut a piece of yarn and thread in through the chain, you can also use clasp if you have them, and your done.
What you’ll need:
- yarn or string
Step 1- Step one is the same, measure around your toe to where you want the charm to connect. I’m using an old necklace chain for this one, so I’m also taking off the clasp before I start
Step 2- Connect the chain to the bottom of the charm
Step 3- Cut two pieces of chain to fit around your ankle
Step 4- Connect the chain to the other side of the charm
Step 5- Attach the clasp
Step 6- Cut two pieces of yarn or string to wrap around your ankle. Attach the yarn or string to the charm and your are finished. I also put a bit of hot glue on the nots to make sure they wouldn’t come loss or fray
Hope you found this helpful and have a great summer! x