I used to scrapbook quite a bit a few years ago, but have since lost the desire to spend hours and hours putting together a book that generally sits on a shelf or under a bed gathering dust. Since then, I have moved on to shadow boxes. This is because I view it as creating one great scrapbook page that gets to be on full display in your home. With my niece arriving into the world sometime this month, I wanted to make her a welcome gift with this shadow box DIY.
It’s allergy season and I could not be happier to see the sun after what felt like an eternity of non-stop rain here in California. The other month Silk Plants Direct reached out asking me to review one of their products. I was planning on making a DIY floral wreath before they reached out and even had my eye on one at my local Jo-Ann store. I was awed by the wide selection of wreaths available at Silk Plants Direct and was very happy with their speedy delivery.
As many you know, trends tend to come and go in cycles. Is it just me or have we reached the peak of the current cycle of hair accessories trend? I feel like I’m bombarded with cute options everywhere, from my local craft store to places like Anthropologie. I came across their knotted hair tie set when I was standing in line to pay and was about to impulse buy them. But I knew these knotted hair ties would be easy to make for a fraction of the price (I made a set of 6 for under $1).
Cheers to the new year in style with these gold leaf gilded cups!
This bolo keychain DIY gift would be a great solution for anyone who’s constantly digging through their bags looking for their keys. It’s a larger piece that you can easily find, but won’t weigh down your keys!
This trinket dish DIY is so incredibly simple with a great end result that you can’t mess up. Gift it as a trinket dish, soap dish or tea bag rest! Buying someone jewelry? Gift them with this DIY dish and say it’s a trinket dish. Know someone who loves fancy soaps? Give them this and tell them it’s a soap dish! Have a tea drinker in your life? Give them a tin of some deluxe tea, a new mug and this tea rest dish. I’m a big tea drinker and this is sort of a selfish DIY tutorial because I plan on keeping this (:P).
Wow! Can you believe that it’s the end of October already?? This month flew by! I’ve been busy so per usual I’m throwing together a last minute Halloween costume. A few years back I had a post for some last minute costume ideas that are work appropriate (go check it out here), but this year I’m going out with a friend who’s going to be dressed as a vampire. We thought it’d be fun to be a pair this year, so I’m going to be his “human”. Basically, I’m going to wear black and wear fake blood. Or that was the original plan, but I’ll admit I have no clue how to apply makeup let alone Halloween makeup, so I decided to go an easy DIY route and make a “blood necklace”!
Recently it feels like I’ve only been posting DIYs related to my sister and her upcoming nuptials (bachelorette decor, packing list, etc.). That’s probably not going to end anytime soon, at least not until the wedding in October. And now I’m adding one more to the list – DIY invitations and table name cards! We threw my sister and my soon-to-be-brother-in-law a belated engagement party, that may be more accurately called a wedding shower. I helped out by making some invitations and the table cards via Canva.
At the end of my trip last year I ended up with a lot of foreign coins that wasn’t worth the fee to exchange for US currency, so I kept them. I added them to my growing collection of foreign coins that sit sadly in a jar collecting dust. I didn’t know what to do with them until I found some awesome DIY tutorials on Pinterest and the internet in general that I plan on trying out with some of my coins. They’re great ways to transform coins into some souvenirs so I thought I’d create a Travel Coin DIY Round-Up for my reference and yours!