March 14, 2016 § 4 Comments
To say I love my little plants may be a bit of an understatement. Through the winter months they carry me, and keep me smiling some days. I love having the inside of our house overflowing with greenery, even when the rest of the world feels bleak. The last few plants I've collected over the past month or two were still sitting in their little plastic containers, and I've been determined to give them their proper homes.
I am a big fan of those classic clay pots you can easily pick up for just a few bucks, but I've had this copper spray paint sitting around from another project, and thought it would be a match made in heaven to give them a touch of copper too! I adore how they came out. Still simple, and classic, but with a little twist. Nothing to garish or showy. Also, copper is just the best, right?
To create your own is quite simple. Starting with clean clay pots, I used some basic painters tape from the hardware store to tape off the designs I wanted (you can also use some newspaper too, to block off any over spray on the parts you want to keep clay), and then used Rustoleum's Hammered Copper spray paint and sprayed them down outside, over some newspaper (don't be afraid to go a little heavy, this paint actually has a really interesting effect when it's a little runny!), and then allowed them to dry for several hours.
It was such a quick and simple project, and I'm smitten with how they came out! I imagine you could do some really interesting designs with the painters tape as well, or they would look just as gorgeous painted completely copper.
January 23, 2016 § 1 Comment
Happy snow day! Since the northeast is getting pummeled by blizzard Jonas, I'm experiencing a very rare, and very appreciated, snow day! I thought it would be fun to share some of my snow day favorites. Some outfits, recipes, and some crafts too, just in case you're also snowed in a looking for something fun to fill your time inside. Click through the photos to get to the original links!
October 14, 2015 § Leave a comment
Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of year to get my hands dirty and make something pretty. Evey year I always seem to have a list a mile long of things I want to make and do during autumn, and this year isn't any different. I also love looking back on some of projects from years past, a lot of which I still pull out every fall!
Who doesn't love adding a little glitter here and there? I still use these glitter dipped feathers to decorate the house. I love the little bit of sparkle they add!
Every year I am always begging my mom to knit me up a new scarf. She makes the prettiest knits, so I was so excited to have her do a little tutorial on how to make your own infinity scarf for the knitters out there last year!
Preserving and showing off fall leaves in your home is super easy, and is an awesome way to bring some of that fall beauty into your home.
When the sun starts to set earlier and earlier I love adding extra candles around the house. I still love the rustic element that this tree branch candle hanger that I made gives a room!
Halloween is actually one of my favorite holidays. It's just plain fun, and I love that! And what's more fun than adding a little holiday spirit to your home with a little bat bunting?
These super simple coasters are still one of my favorite DIYs! They're easy to make and are such a cute addition to a coffee table, or even Thanksgiving table setting.
What's on your fall to-make list?
May 12, 2014 § 2 Comments
Thrift shops and flea markets are great for finding unloved treasures that just need a little makeover. I still am in love with my little tea cart I rescued. But whether you save an old piece or buy one new, having a little cart dedicated to your love of tea is always fun:)
Decorative pillows can be so expensive, but it can be fun and cheap to make your own! Whether you make your own stamp or buy one, it’s a pretty simple project to do.
Pajaki chandliers are a great little decoration for a window, or can be adorable used as a mobile over a crib! You can choose to make it completely from scrach or buy some of the materials pre-made. Whatever way you choose to do it, they’re fun to put together, and really lovely!
Old tin trays are another one of those things that tend to always be at thrift store, and it’s so easy to give them a little makeover. Adding a little herringbone pattern to one is quick and simple – you can check out the tuturial here!
Celebrate your love for your own little furball with some silhouette art! I cherish my little version of Krammer even more since we lost him – it’s nice to have a little reminder of our favorite guy.
It’s no secret that I love reusing things, and even an old desk that’s been sitting in a basement for years can be turned into something cute and usable again! Check out my little makeover of an old ikea desk.
Looking for some fun, usable decorations? Make a map of the world (or just one country, if you like) out of some corkboard. You can even paint it to give it a little extra pop, and then use it to pinpoint places you’ve been, or just pin up some notes!
Another great alternative to spending a small fortune on cute pillows is to sew your own. I made a pair of these swiss cross pillows a while back and we still use them on our couch! You only need to know the basics of a sewing machine to make them.
I love this candle holder I made using a tree branch and some twine. It’s pretty simple, and just plain lovely, in my own oppinion!
April 29, 2014 § 3 Comments
I still LOVE maxi skirts! This one I made last summer is super comfy. I am already planning on making another one, and this time I may add slits up either side to give a little extra movement to it too.
Necklaces are a great way to make a more casual outfit feel just a bit more finished. I made this Beaded Neacklace a few years ago and still throw it on regularly – I love it with just a tee shirt and jeans!
Headbands can be your best friend when you’re having a bad hair day. This one is easy to make and all you need is strip of fabric!
You can come across really cute hats at thrift stores, but sometimes some of the decorations on them can be a little funky. Give an old hat a little makeover with feathers and fall in love with it again!
Another great accessory for a bad hair day is a head scarf! This one I added a fun print to with some simple stamping.