Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Friday, July 29, 2016

Home Tour!

We were very exited to begin building our house last year and now that we are all settled in I wanted to share it with all of you!

Downstairs Bathroom


Downstairs living room

Roxy was too tired to leave the couch, hehe!

Upstairs loft


Upstairs Bathroom

Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Box

We exchange valentine's cards each year and I thought I should make a box that matches the theme of my room!  Here are the steps and materials needed to make this adorable owl Valentine's box.

1. Cut the top off of an a cereal box.
2. Wrap cereal box with wrapping paper.  Go into the top of the box since it shows when it's empty.
3. Cut out scrapbook paper for eyes, wings, feet, nose, and heart.
4. Arrange materials as you would like and glue/ tape them down.  I used double sided sticky squares found in the scrapbook section of most stores.  I also put a small bag of rice at the bottom of the box so it would stand up and be more sturdy.

Overall, it was a big hit and held all of the big Valentine's!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DIY Wreath

You know how I love making wreaths!  This one is not for me though, it will be a gift! I am making one for my mom for Mother's Day and one for my future Mother in Law.  I wanted to make them each something springy for their front doors.  I think wreaths make a great gift for birthdays, Mother's Day, or Christmas!  I love using the twig wreaths with the clip-on flowers.  It takes no time at all with these easy supplies!

1. Twig wreath
2. Clip-on flowers
3. Initial letter
4. Paint
5. Burlap ribbon

Clip-on flowers

Initial Letter

Burlap ribbon and paint for the initial letter

I clipped on the flowers to the twigs.  Next, I painted the letter lavender to match the flowers.  I tied and hot glued the bow on the top and it was complete!

Monday, March 16, 2015

DIY Spring Wreath

I absolutely love making wreaths!  Using the plain twig wreaths makes it a cinch because all you need to do is find the right items to hot glue on!

I began with some inspiration on Pinterest and headed to the craft store.  
Here is a plain twig wreath which are usually around $4.99.

I found these bright flowers, the white initial, and the accent flowers.
I hot glued each item down and I had my final product in less than 15 minutes!

Who's ready for spring?!

Friday, February 6, 2015

DIY Wedding Favors

I decided to go with wedding favors that I can do myself and save some money!  I found the idea on Pinterest of filling a little box with Hugs and Kisses from the Mr. and Mrs.! 

Small white boxes- JoAnn Fabrics
Ribbon- JoAnn Fabrics 
Hershey's Hugs
Hershey's Kisses (I bought these in bulk and saved money)
Tags (I made these and printed them on card-stock) 

Here was our assembly line- we made 200!

Finished product!  So cute!! 

Here are all 200 boxes!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gifts from my Maid of Honor!

My lovely Maid of Honor (AKA sister) made me some fun gifts to help begin the process!

This is a ring holder for those moments when I must take it off.

This one is for my fiance and includes protein bars of all types to help him handle the chaos!

If you are ever a bridesmaid these are fun and unique handmade gifts that any bride would love!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ten Minute wreath!

I got the itch to make another wreath for the fall.  I found this beautiful deep plum burlap and decided to use a twig wreath this time rather than the wire.

I used this to make the bow.

Here is the twig wreath I started with.

I bought clip-on flowers which made the process so easy!

I clipped on all of the flowers in about two minutes!

After clipping on the flowers, I hot glued the bow on the opposite side to balance it out.  In all, this wreath only took ten minutes!  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

What's For Dinner? - Pinterest Inspired

I am never motivated to cook or have enough ingredients to produce something edible!  I found this genius idea on Pinterest that helps you determine what meals you will have for the upcoming week.  I first bought some fabric, ribbon, and a 12x12 cork board at JoAnn Fabrics.  I typed out all of the meals that I make and laminated them for durability.  

What is needed: 
cork board
hot glue/ staples
clothes pins
typed out list of meals 

I wrapped the fabric around the cork board and hot glued it on.

I hot glued the ribbon on, as well as a few small magnets so that it will stick to my fridge. 

Here is the finished product!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Yarn Wrapped Letters

How to make yarn wrapped letters:
 So this is what happens when a teacher gets one too many snow days in a row, haha!

I bought these wooden letters from Michael's Craft Store.  I recommend buying cardboard letters instead of wooden letters.  It was difficult to wrap all of the fancy little edges.  It would have been much easier it they were straight edges.  Also, I bought four different colors of yarn.  You can choose to do all different colors, the same color, or a pattern.  I have seen it done several different ways and they all look great!  My living room has all four of the colors I chose so that it was match.  I decided to spell "home" but I have seen other words like hope, love, and welcome.  

I first wrapped vertically to cover the top edges and then wrapped horizontally.  The edges were difficult since they curved so I had to get out the hot glue gun for those.  This is a time consuming and tedious project!  Warning: patience is needed! 

To do the "O", I first wrapped vertically and then horizontally around the hook.  I kept wrapping it all the way around until it was finished.  Make sure to pull the yarn really tight to keep it in place.  I followed the same pattern (horizontally then vertically) with the other letters.

Here is the finished product!

Monday, January 6, 2014

DIY Burlap Wreaths

I have been seeing these all over and decided that it's time to make my own!

I got a few of these flowers to hot glue onto the finished product.  I got three cream colored flowers and one that looks a little more rustic to add some contrast.  I also got a circular outline and a role of burlap. 

I wrapped the burlap around the tube two times to make it look slightly thicker.  Then with the extra burlap, I tied a bow.  I hot-glued the ends to the tube and then the bow to the burlap.  To make the final product, I hot-glued the four flowers to the wreath.  

Here is the final product on the door!

I loved making the first wreath so much that I needed to make a second!  I made the first one to use during winter so I decided to make one that I can use in the spring.

Here are the materials that I purchased from JoAnn's: 1 1/2 yards of coral burlap, a white flower, and a wire wreath template. 

It was hard to get started at first because I bought yards of burlap instead of the packaged rolls.  They didn't have anything "springy" enough for me in the rolls.  After I tediously cut and got rid of all of the annoying fringe coming of the sides I then had several strips like I would have had had I bought the roll.  I recommend buying the roll; it will save you a lot of time! I just made loops and tucked and tucked some more!  The posts I have seen about making them said that there is no right way to do it and they are right!  It was very easy once I got going!

Once I got all of the burlap looped and tucked away, I hot-glued a large white flower onto the side.

Here is the finished product on the door!  Doing it myself was fun and much cheaper than buying it already done!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year's Memory Book

I created a New Year's Memory and Resolution book with my boyfriend this year so that each year we can look back at our greatest accomplishments and goals.  I have seen so many different versions of these made for kids on Pinterest and wanted to make one that works for a couple.  I made several copies of the same page so that each year we can just fill in the year and begin with our recap.  This will provide us with some great trips down memory lane!