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Here's a project that is inexpensive, yet looks nice and can be used for any season, or just to have as part of your home decor. What's even better is that you're turning something as mundane as Dollar Tree frames into useful lanterns! Candle lovers, this one is for you! :)We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
Since I published my DiY Garden Decor post here on Hometalk recently, a lot of you have asked if I had a tutorial for the copper coil wind chimes. I didn't document the chimes pictured in that post, but I decided to make another one and document the process in the following tutorial. I hope you find it helpful.
Create a thrifty but beautiful Thanksgiving table with the help of some chalk paint and feathers. Save some of those cans from making your Thanksgiving meal and paint them with chalk paint. Fill with a variety of feathers and other fall foliage for a pretty and unique tablescape. For more simple holiday crafts that make a big impact head to my blog Design Improvised!
I love dried natural looking flowers, grass, branches, etc. So it is no surprise that I love this wreath made out of dried wheat and it is a great decoration for fall and the Thanksgiving holiday.This project definitely makes a mess. Be prepared with a broom and a vacuum. Beware the wheat gets stuck in your carpet.Here is what you need.
Ok I am guilty of painting a few lost causes when it comes to furniture . But I could tell this poor girl was sacrificed to someone that had good intentions but it was so ugly Goodwill sold it for $19.99 . So you know me it had to be fixed.
A need for a new design element in my living room also helped me clean up my yard! I was searching for something new to decorate my mantle. Looking outside, I saw the perfect craft material for my latest project. Grabbing 15 twigs from my backyard, I made this simple rustic star. This star can be used as a rustic decoration, or embellished with lights, wire, or glitter to be the "star" of any room or occasion.
Desiring a chandelier a little out of the norm, I eyed up a basic frame found at the thrift store and set about twigging it out. :)
NOTE: please ensure the twigs are a safe distance from the bulbs. This frame worked out beautifully! Tutorial is available.
Step by Step Directions to transform your project into a Pansy Explosion with just one finger, a few supplies and Unicorn SPiT!
This technique can be used on just about any surface but for this demonstration, I will be using an ordinary dollar store clear glass vase.
By now you've probably heard of Unicorn SpiT but in case you haven't, let me tell you a little bit about it! Unicorn SPiT is an amazing colored gel stain and glaze in one product. It's the first and best of its kind. It can be used as a glaze/paint over existing finishes, an enhancer over chalk paint for a three dimensional effect, a wood stain and more! It is non-toxic and smells like jasmine! No kidding! Jasmine! This means crafts, painting and staining all year long indoors!!! No harmful chemicals or odors and cleans up with water!! I am so happy about this product! The sky's the limit. So, I was playing around one day with SPiT and my brush was loaded with one color and I needed a quick dab of another color so I laid down my brush and dabbed my finger in the paint to touch up that area on my vase and that is when I realized I could get this Pansy-like effect with just my finger! So like Forest Gump, I ran with it and didn't stop! The result was a chintz-like patten of pansies! It's so easy to do with such great results!!
I wanted to create a tiered stand for displaying treats when everyone comes over to watch a baseball game. It was time to get creative!
Handmade wooden lanterns are cool and fun to make. They look great inside a home, on the porch, or around the fire pit. It only takes a few tools and you can easily get lumber at a home improvement store or use scrap lumber. These make great gifts any time of the year.
When I moved into this house, it needed to be totally repainted. I took that as an opportunity to update my decor, but I didn't want to buy all new things. I had pored over countless decorating magazines and websites, and knew that I had to choose colors that I loved. However, I didn't want to go crazy with my paint and other finishes, or get wildly colored furniture that I could tire of before it wore out. I decided to stick to basics (bland) for the furniture and main fabrics, like my drapes and bedding, and add pops of color with small things, like pillows, vases, pictures, etc.(I really would like to paint my whole house in violets, blues, and shades of pink and red, but was afraid of how it would turn out!)Since I loved the colors in my bedroom rug and pictures that I put above the couch, I used those for inspiration.
We’re excited to bring you a Holiday DIY as versatile as it is charming! Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky textures and paints an ordinary wine glass and adds an elegant twist for a stylish holiday table setting. Once the holidays are over, you can use the conversation piece again and again for gatherings large and small! Let’s see how she did it.