Most of my family birthdays are in March, April, and May and it sometimes feels like a second Christmas with trying to get everyone gifts. I’m currently trying to save up to move out, so I decided to make gifts this year to save a bit of money and I also enjoy making gifts rather than buying them…
I’ve been watching way to many decorating videos on Youtube recently and I came across the dollar store decor trend. I had seen a couple of ideas on Pinterest, but didn’t give it to much thought. I saw some amazing decor and decided to give it a try…
Valentines Day is in a few days and I’ve always spent valentines making sure the people in my life know how much they are loved. I used to give my mum a rose and a donut and my friends little cards I made. This year I decided to change it up and made some DIY gifts and they turned out so cute…
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…
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…
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…
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