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So my place has a serious lack of storage and that’s led to a very cluttered entryway. I wanted to add some sort of organization to the space, somewhere to put shoes, hats, gloves and etc. AND I also really wanted to try my hand at building some floating shelves. Two birds one stone right?It was a match made in heaven.
I made a batch of these ornaments years ago for a craft fair. Recently, I was inspired to make another batch in the colors that I love for Christmas. That's one of the best parts about this project - customizing it with the colors you love.These ornaments are easy enough to let kids help you in the process, but also they're pretty enough to give as gifts. Most kid crafts aren't exactly gorgeous, ya know.
Guests will be stunned as they walk through your door
Halloween season is in full swing and if you haven’t started decorating, this Halloween tipsy pot planter is a must! Not only is this super easy to make, it will not break the bank and it looks amazing! Last week, Arthur and I were lucky enough to face off in a head to head thrift store challenge, where we competed to see who could make the best thrift store project. The results came back via Instagram poll with a pretty even result. Winning by only seven votes was my this tiered tray. Since ‘tis the season for spooky witches and awesome Jack o’ lanterns, here is the tutorial for this easy and fun tipsy planter, which can be reused every year.What you will need:Pumpkin and cauldron bucketsrebardrill with 1/2in spade drill bitdirtFlowersHammerWe shopped at the thrift store for old vintage trick or treat buckets. These buckets are usually in the thrift stores by the dozen and there are so many unusual things you could do with them! Especially at $1 a piece! Arthur grabbed some three Jack lantern buckets with differing faces and two witch cauldron buckets to make his planter. You can use any bucket that suits your fancy. (all pumpkins, all cauldrons, ghosts…) the sky is the limit. For this project you will also need a piece of rebar. You can get this from the hardware store.How to make your Halloween Tipsy Pot PlanterMaking the tipsy pots is the best part. (especially because you will be surprised at how easy this difficult looking project really is)First, drill the bottom of each bucket with a 1/inch drill bit. Simply place the hole in the very bottom (like a drainage hole)Next, decide where you would like to put the Halloween tipsy planter. Pound the rebar deep into the ground so that it is sturdy.Decide which pot you would like to place on the bottom. Thread the pot hole on the rebar and lower it to the ground. Once it is on the ground, position the bucket where you would like it to go.Fill the bucket with dirt to make stacking the next pot easier. Lower the next pot on top of the first and tilt it so that it looks like it is tipping. (the dirt should help to hold it in place.)Repeat this with the remaining pots, tilting them in opposite directions and adjusting them until you get the look you want.Once you get to the top, if there is any remaining rebar sticking out, make sure to pound it into the ground.Plant some flowers of your choice in the pots (we went with Mums) and enjoy your new awesome Halloween decoration!I am super excited about how this turned out, especially for how easy and inexpensive it was! Every time I walk past it, the flowers and bright colors of the pots make me smile! I highly recommend giving this one a try! We also have an easy Halloween wreath you could try as well as some spooky heads in jars!Let us know how your project turns out! We love seeing your pictures and hearing your comments, so be sure to drop us a line! Also be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss any of our exciting new DIY adventures!
When you hear the word “grout,” what’s your first thought?
Maybe you think “fresh” or “beautiful,” but we bet something more like “dingy” or “stained yellow” comes to mind. We get it – grout can be a pain to clean, especially if you’re tackling nasty stains. But with the right tools, itis possible to have great-looking grout! http://bit.ly/1fh4ISb
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We just moved into our home a few months ago and it definitely needed some updating. We decided to start in the kitchen with new appliances. Black stainless beauties 😍 That's when we really noticed how "80's" our kitchen cabinets were! They were in good shape, just wrong color. So we decided to just paint them! The hinges were terribly dirty with a film over them and brass colored. So here's a step by step how I quickly cleaned them and then painted them to match the black stainless appliances....
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.
Wrapping twigs is such a quick and simple craft activity I have no idea why I haven’t done it before! It’s perfect for adults and children alike. All you need is odds and ends of yarn and some twigs. It is the perfect project for using up small pieces of yarn.
We took our boring, builder-grade fireplace and gave it a total transformation to make it feel a little more special! Here are the details on how we got it done (if you're curious about the mantel, it's a DIY project! Click here to see the full tutorial).
Today I will show you just how easy it is to make pretty copper leaf Christmas ornaments with thrifted or Dollar Store ornaments. One of the things that I have wanted to try for many years was gold or copper leafing. For whatever reason, I never had a chance. So when I spotted two big bags of vintage pink Christmas ornaments at the thrift store for $3 each, I knew now was the time! You guys-I am hooked! I want to put copper leaf on all the things! I will definitely be adding it to a canvas that I made a while back. It is so easy to work with and the results are so pretty. Let me show you what I used.
DIY Watercolor Accent Wall using Floral StencilsWelcome back, our crafty Cutting Edge Stencils fans! We are so excited to show you this trending paint technique using our gorgeous Flower Stencil patterns! Watercolor wallpaper is such an adorable accent to add to a room but application is time consuming and puts a dent in the bank account! Today we will show this exact wallpaper hack using our reusable wall stencils and some paint! Let’s begin our stencil project!!
A few weeks ago, I had an idea to change up our bedroom once again. I was getting a new mattress from Lucid and I wanted a new bed to put it on. We didn’t have a new bed in the budget so I started thinking about how I could make a DIY headboard and bed frame. With excitement, I headed over to one of my favorite places to shop – my storage shed (nothing better than shopping your own space when you are on a tight budget). I was thinking about using some old doors as the DIY headboard and knew that I had some in storage, but couldn’t remember exactly what I had.