Thursday, June 30, 2016

Craft It - Wildflower Rings



You may have noticed that I like flowers. I love real flowers, but I am also a fan of fake flowers (don't hate) and even flower crafts. Back when I used to do craft shows I used to sell the cutest wildflower rings using Shrinky Dinks. Yep! That childhood craft supply that we all loved to watch shrink up in the oven. Today I will share my secret for making your own little flower rings.

Learn how to use Shrinky Dink paper to create the cutest flower rings - easy quick DIY gift idea - Teen gift idea - tween gift idea - tween craft - teen craft - jewelry craft  - DIY rings

Learn how to use Shrinky Dink paper to create the cutest flower rings - easy quick DIY gift idea - Teen gift idea - tween gift idea - tween craft - teen craft - jewelry craft  - DIY rings

Can you believe how adorable these are? They are so simple to make and can be customized to your favorite color and flower. Follow along below for the full tutorial.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

DIY It - Tassel Basket Planter



Special thanks to Joann Fabric and Craft Stores for sponsoring this post. All opinions, craft ideas, and styling is from my own head. Thanks for supporting the business that keep A Kailo Chic Life pumping out the DIY ideas. 

You may have already guessed that I am currently loving the tassel trend, so when I was looking for a basket to use for my newest fiddle leaf fig tree, I knew that I wanted to try to DIY my own with a few tassel accents.



The tassels are so easy to make, you can finish this whole tutorial in about an hour!  
(Or maybe a bit longer if you want to take snack breaks/cupcake breaks/margarita breaks)

The Supplies:


First up: making the tassels!  Using embroidery floss makes the whole process pretty simple. Remove the paper from the floss, then cut off a 6" long piece from one end and tie this around the center of the looped embroidery floss.

Use your scissors to cut through the loops on each end of the embroidery floss. 

 
The final step is to wrap the top about 1/4" below the tie. I wanted a gold accent, so I used jump rings to wrap around the tassel. Make sure you pinch and secure the jump rings around the tassel so they won't slip off.

Now just repeat, repeat, repeat....


Once you have all your tassels done, thread the tie piece through the basket and secure by gluing the tie to the basket on the inside.

Work your way around the basket gluing the tassels on about 1/2" apart. Then place your water collecting dish and planter inside. It's a hot, fresh planter!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Eat It - Dragon Fruit, Pineapple, and Mango Margarita Popsicles

Oh yes, you read that right. These fruit tropical popsicles are not your ordinary fruit popsicles. These tasty treats are for adults only and are perfect for the hot summer months. The recipe for these dragon fruit, pineapple, and mango margarita popsicles is as easy as blending and freezing, so you can easily whip up a large batch in advance for your next party.



Just look at that perfect pink color from the dragon fruit. If these popsicle photos don't make you crave one right now, I am not sure if we can still be friends. Follow along for the recipe.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Make It - Donut Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Special thanks to Joann Fabric and Craft Stores for sponsoring this post. All opinions, craft ideas, and styling is from my own head. Thanks for supporting the business that keep A Kailo Chic Life pumping out the DIY ideas. 

Everyone loves donuts. Well, I hope that everyone loves donuts! And although it probably wouldn't be a good idea to eat them everyday, you can at least look at them everyday. Make a few of these felt donut embroidery hoops to hang on your wall and you will (hopefully) be able to keep your donut cravings in check.



You could easily make just one doughnut for a fun art piece, but I like my faux doughnut art just like I like my real doughnuts: in a large assortment. Follow along below for the full tutorial.