Last week I took a break from posting. We are closing this week on our first home, so we have been and will continue to quite busy for the next month and a half, at least! I probably won’t be doing posts quite as often, but we are doing a lot of upgrades and small projects to our new home and existing furniture, so I will be sure to post each project 🙂 Thanks for viewing, hope to see you back soon!
|Louis chair love!|
|Perfect feminine bathroom|
|I could sit here and read all day…|
|Busy patterns, well put together!|
|Fit for a princess!|
All pictures courtesy of Pinterst!
Browsing my, slight addiction, Pinterest the other day, I found a DIY tutorial for a burlap storage box. I really liked the look of the box, so I decided to check out her blog! You will never believe what the base of the box is; just that, a cardboard box!
Here’s a list of everything you will need:
- Box, size of your choice
- Paint or spray paint
- Glue gun and plenty of glue
- At least 2 yards of burlap; I probably used a little over a yard, but my box wasn’t very big.
- Ribbon and/or decor or knobs
I needed something cute to put my sons Wii games and remotes in, they were getting out of control! We had a box that fit the length of our media stand, which was the reason I was making this, so I just cut it to fit height wise. Second, I used the hot glue gun to glue all pieces of the cardboard to each other to make it more sturdy. Next, I already had a can of ivory spray paint, so I sprayed the entire box until the markings were no longer visible. Let that dry completely. Next, grab your burlap and begin to wrap your box, leaving at least 3 inches on top and bottom to fold at the end. Once you have an idea of how the fabric will lay on the box, begin to glue the fabric onto the box. The glue will come through the burlap, but continue to press and pull the fabric, ensuring no bubbles. I folded mine to more like a present than the original tutorial shows hers. I glued the folds down to the burlap. Glue any loose pieces of fabric down. You’re almost done! Grab your ribbon and cut it the circumference of the box and glue in place. Embellish you box with extra burlap and/or ribbon. You can add a pre-made flower, button, brooch, knob or any other accessory to make it your own! I’m not completely done with mine yet, I still have to find that special “pop” to make it mine! Cute and Easy 🙂
Whenever I go to Target, I have to check out the “dollar corner” and see what little deals I can find 🙂 They have fun little projects for you and your kids, or cheap craft ideas for you! I wanted to make a cute banner, I didn’t really know where to start, but I found some great things! I bought a 10 piece foam heart set; 5 red hearts and 5 pink hearts. I also bought 6 feet of pre-cut felt; it came in a pack with 2 feet each of red, pink and white. The felt was suggested as a scrapbooking supply, but it worked great for the banner I was planning to make!
Supplies you will need:
- Foam hearts or similar
- Felt or ribbon
- Glue gun and glue
You really won’t believe how simple this project is, and how cute it will be! First, since my felt pieces were not attached, each 2 foot piece was separate. I started by using my hot glue gun to attach the three felt pieces. Second, I layed out the felt across my table, and arranged the foam hearts in the desired places. I left about two inches at each end, for attaching purposes. Third, I used my hot glue gun to attach the hearts to the felt and repeated until I was done. I only ended up using eight of the foam hearts, not all ten. Believe it or not, that’s it!! Took less than ten minutes, and that’s not even the best part… It cost a total of…. $2!! Now that’s a great deal 🙂
|Foam hearts- 5 Red, 5 Pink|
|Each color is 2 feet of felt|
|Three felft pieces attached|
|Glue gun and glue|
|My completed Valentines banner!|
Mason jars….you love them or you hate them.. I LOVE them! They can be used for so many different things, its crazy! Take a look at these possible wedding centerpiece ideas!
The use of the mason jar ties in a country chic and elegant look all in one! If your style is more county, wrap a strand of burlap with your initial incorporated. Or, if your style is more finished and elegant, include a silk ribbon in a soft, earthy color. Using this idea not only looks great, but it is very inexpensive! You can buy mason jars by the case at craft stores, like Hobby Lobby. Beats spending hundreds on glass vases you will probably never use again (like I did!) and you can use the mason jars for lots of other crafts, gifts, etc. after the wedding! Perfect 🙂
All pictures courtesy of Pinterest.
I’ve had this same scarf for almost five years, and I like it, but it’s soo long that I can’t find a stylish way to wear it without it looking awkward. So upon my searching yesterday, one of my inpsirational blogs, I found a DIY infinity scarf tutorial. It seemed very simple, and I decided I’d give it a try! Today I grabbed that old scarf of mine and turned it from drab to fab in less than ten minutes 🙂 All you need is a scarf and scissors.
One of the reasons I love Winter so much is because I can wear my UGGs all the time!! I’ve had a two pair for a few years now and they really need cleaned. My local Nordstroms has the option of dropping your boots off to be cleaned and pick them up a couple days later for $25. Sounds like a great idea, but I’m looking for an easy way to do it myself and save some money! I googled and found a good, detailed video on About.com. Seems pretty simple! I’m going to do this as my weekend project.. I’ll let you know how it works out on my Chesnut and Black colored UGGs. Have a great weekend 🙂