Are you looking for a fairly easy handmade gift for that special lady in your life? She may be a friend, your mother, your fiancé, your wife or your sister. In this tutorial I will show you how to press real flowers and use them to decorate glass teacups to make homemade candles. This idea can be used for any occasion, for example birthdays, Mother's Day or weddings. I created this gift specifically in mind for a special bride to be in my life.
Have you been wanting to update your piano and turn it into a statement piece in your home? It turns out, that using chalk paint, makes painting your piano an easy and inexpensive DIY project that anyone can do. The piano I painted was a free hand-me-down from someone who knows my father-in-law. I know of many people who have found free pianos via Craigslist if you are in the market.
Is Halloween a big thing for you? I would love to create a truly spooky scene in our garden but when there are little people living in your street it's probably not a good idea. I would hate to be the cause of them having nightmares. So we usually decorate on a small scale. This year we created a this little Halloween love story..........
I wanted to do something different with my master bedroom walls. My original plan was to build a super original and rustic headboard, but that would take time, money and skills I didn't have, so I decided to stay in my comfort zone: paint. And I couldn't be happier with the result.
Since last year, I've been eyeballing Pottery Barn Halloween appetizer plates. Instead of using them as normal dishes, my plan was to use them as decor pieces around the house. Figures, by the time I finally decided to buy them, Pottery Barn wasn't carrying them any more.
That was exactly my dilemma when I was choosing bedding for my grandson's Bedroom Makeover. I knew the look I wanted...I even found the perfect bedding at Pottery Barn Kids. I just didn't have that Pottery Barn Kids budget to go along with it. So, I resorted to Plan B and C and D. :) I shopped around and found everything I needed, to get the same look, only at a much lower cost. Here is a sneaky-peaky of the room thus far, and the bedding I chose.
This super easy craft project breaks down into two parts; First, collect your foliage and set it pressing, then a couple of weeks later come back and use it in a craft project. Here we have used it to decorate some plain candles.
I love recycling wine bottles and have been know to rescue them out of other people's trash! I'm sharing with you how to create the look of melted candle wax over a wintry scene using hot glue, mod podge, and a paper napkin. I think the end results are quite lovely! The warm, decorative design adds a whole lot of charm to anyone's décor during the winter months!
Three years ago when I started crafting, I chose a decoupage project as my first project. What a mistake! Every time I tried to get rid of the air bubbles, I ended up tearing the dang paper! After four or five tries, I was so annoyed that I swore I would never try my hand at decoupage again. Hahahaha, I know…what a sore loser, right? But just like anything else in life, the more you practice, the better you become at it…or should I say, the more you practice, the better you handle the defeat! LOL. A couple months and many defeats later, I must have trained my nerves much better, as I again dared to pick up Mod Podge. This time, surprisingly, everything went excellent, and I managed to make some beautiful antique world map decoupaged candles for Greg’s Mom as a Mother’s Day gift. Since Mother’s Day is approaching, I wanted to share a mother-loved-and-approved project with you, and this makes the cut, as Mom still loves the ones I gave her three years ago. Have you had enough of my yapping? Then let’s get on with the tutorial, shall we?First I took a bunch of measurements to find out the size of my LED candles. Once I knew the candle size, I started preparing my antique world maps according to size.
Curious how you can cut glass at home? Need to find a use for your old beer bottles? Or ever get inspired to want to decorate with some? Well now you can! I am showing you how to cut (not perfectly but still) beer bottles and turn them into DIY decor or a gift option. You probably have all of this laying around your house (minus the wax and wicks). Happy DIY'ing babes xx.
Have a few plain candles in a cabinet somewhere? Today, I’m going to share with you how to add images to candles using a heat gun. Using this technique, I turned plain white inexpensive candles into beautiful ones that look like they came from an upscale boutique. These make great gifts!
Tearing and replacing the tile in your bathroom can be expensive, difficult, and time consuming! Not to mention the tools required to cut tile are pretty pricey too! While I wouldn't recommend a tile project for a beginner DIYer, this project is one you can do no matter your skill level! If you can read and follow directions, you can transform your dated bathroom tile with a little bit of PAINT!I teamed up with a Hometalker in my community who had wanted to transform her bathroom for a while but needed a bit of help and guidance. With my help, we created a space she loved!If you're in the Houston area, I can help you create this look for your home! Click here to see how I can help you & send me a message to get started!