Wednesday, July 19, 2017

5 DIY's To Try

It may be a little quiet here on the blog, but you can still see tons of my DIY projects elsewhere! I have been busy contributing to several other blogs the last few months, so I thought I would share a few of those projects here. So scroll down and click through for 5 fun DIY projects to try this week!

  1. Crepe Paper Floral Picnic Basket for A Beautiful Mess
  2. Dragon Fruit Cheese Board for A Beautiful Mess
  3. Asymmetric clay necklaces for A Beautiful Mess
  4. 3D shaped cactus soaps for Soap Queen
  5. DIY Plants on Pink Clock for A Beautiful Mess
My favorite has to be the plants on pink clock. Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sew It - A Patterned Outdoor Pouf

This post is sponsored by Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep the crafts coming!
Summer is finally here and I will be spending all my free time outdoors soaking up the sun! I recently repainted my patio and now I am in the stage of adding in lounging decor, and this DIY outdoor pouf is the perfect addition. I love the combo of the flamingo fabric and the solid coral fabric! This was also my first time making a pouf and I was surprised how easily it came together. 
Outdoor Pouf
The Supplies:
• 1 Yard of printed outdoor fabric
• 1 Yard of solid outdoor fabric
• 1/4 yard of coordinating solid fabric
• 1 large bag of bean bag filler
• Sewing machinethread, and pins
• Scissors
• 1 piece embroidery floss and upholstery needle
Outdoor Pouf
Begin by cutting out 3 pieces of 26” by 12” strips that taper to a point on each end from each of the 1-yard cuts of fabric.
Outdoor Pouf
Pin one solid and one patterned piece right sides together on one side and stitch together.
Outdoor Pouf
Now pin on another solid piece to the edge of the patterned piece and stitch together on that side. Repeat until all 6 pieces are stitched together to form the pouf. Fold the pouf in half-length wise and stitch the bottom opening together. Then turn right side out.
Outdoor Pouf
Gather the end of the bag of bean bag filler and stuff into the top opening and fill the pouf with as many Styrofoam beans as possible. Then cut a hexagon shape 2-3” larger than the opening on the top out of the coordinating solid and use the needle and embroidery thread to decoratively stitch on the hexagon making sure to fold in the sides as you go.
Outdoor Pouf
Once you have finished stitching on the hexagon, your pouf is ready to use!
Outdoor Pouf
Outdoor Pouf
I love that by using outdoor fabric, the pouf can withstand the elements out on my patio. And how perfect is the flamingo print for summer?! I am thinking I might make a few more so that everyone can lounge around this summer with me!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DIY It - Confetti Party Serving Bowls

This post is sponsored by Consumer Crafts. Thanks for supporting the companies that keep the lights on and the crafts coming!
Do you remember my confetti glasses from a few weeks ago? Well, I took the leftover the cut confetti vinyl and a few plastic bowls and created the cutest confetti party bowls for all your summer snacking! They are super easy to make and can easily be customized to your party colors. You can even add names to the bowls and use them as gift baskets or individual snack bowls for movie night. How fun is that?! All you need is some vinyl and a few of plastic serving bowls and you will be on your way to crafting a confetti party.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Decorate It - A Floral and Succulent Filled Bridal Shower

This post is sponsored by Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. Thanks for supporting the companies and that keep the lights on and the crafts coming!

Colorful Spring Bridal Shower

With summer in full bloom, it’s the perfect time to throw a party! Luckily Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores have everything you need to decorate for your soiree. A little DIY and a few pieces from their new party collection are all you need to throw the perfect floral and succulent filled bridal shower. These ideas can also be easily adapted to any themed party!
Spring Bridal Shower
I began my decorating by bringing in tons of flowers and greenery for this gorgeous garden bridal shower. I was inspired by the new Talking Tables Ice Cream collection available in store. The collection has everything from the Party Balloons to pastel colored fans to pretty plates and is the perfect party decor!
I started with the gold foil PARTY balloons (available in-store) and then added in the pastel paper pinwheels and a few DIY paper succulents. To top off the backdrop wall, I also added a few delicate butterflies.
Spring Bridal Shower
Spring Bridal Shower
Spring Bridal Shower

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