Friday, May 27, 2016

DIY It - A Confetti Chair

As a Mother's day gift to myself, I recently purchased a new chair for the little landing space I have at the top of my stairs. Loving color as much as I do, it was hard for me to leave the chair neutral white for long, so I decided to confetti-fy it using adhesive vinyl. I love the look of this chair by Studio DIY for Modernica, but figured I could replicate the look myself with just a bit of colorful vinyl and my new Silhouette Cameo. So I got to work and the results were just what I had in mind!


DIY Confetti Chair using A Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter and temporary adhesive vinyl - DIY Project - Craft Project - Weekend DIY - Quick DIY - Home Decor Project

The best part of adding vinyl confetti to my chair is that I can remove it at any time if I change my mind, and I can customize the colors. Follow along for the full tutorial on making your own confetti chair.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Craft It - A Mini Succulent Garden for Your Desk



One of my favorite outdoor projects I've made is this colorful cinder block succulent garden. I love the color mixed with the concrete mixed with the different shapes and textures of the succulents. After being introduced to a new crafting cement mix at a blog conference in April, I knew that I wanted to create a mini version of my succulent garden that's perfect for a desk or coffee table. It turned out cuter than I can imagined! And by using faux succulents, there is no need to worry about this garden turning brown.

DIY a mini cinder block succulent garden using maker's mix concrete and faux succulents. Perfect graduation gift, white elephant gift, office supplies, or gift for a graphic designer - Craft your own mini succulent garden - doll house furniture

DIY a mini cinder block succulent garden using maker's mix concrete and faux succulents. Perfect graduation gift, white elephant gift, office supplies, or gift for a graphic designer - Craft your own mini succulent garden - doll house furniture

DIY a mini cinder block succulent garden using maker's mix concrete and faux succulents. Perfect graduation gift, white elephant gift, office supplies, or gift for a graphic designer - Craft your own mini succulent garden - doll house furniture
Okay, so I may be partial to mini things (did you all ever have an obsession with doll house furniture like me?), but I am so in love with this mini garden! Forget the mini zen garden of the past, this colorful little garden is sure to brighten your mood and your desk. Follow along for the full tutorial on how to make your own mini succulent garden. But if it seems like too much work for you, you can get your own pre-made kit right here in my etsy shop.

DIY a mini cinder block succulent garden using maker's mix concrete and faux succulents. Perfect graduation gift, white elephant gift, office supplies, or gift for a graphic designer - Craft your own mini succulent garden - doll house furniture

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DIY It - Abstract Art Hexagon Plates

I recently came across the cutest plain white ceramic hexagon plates at Target, and you know that I can't pass up a hexagon! So I purchased a few and came home to turn them into abstract art plates perfect for breakfast or dessert. Today I will share with you how to paint your very own plates to turn them into mini works of art perfect for all your snacking needs.

Learn how to paint your own DIY Abstract Art Plates - Hexagon Plates - Breakfast plates - DIY - Craft - DIY hexagon plates

Learn how to paint your own DIY Abstract Art Plates - Hexagon Plates - Breakfast plates - DIY - Craft - DIY hexagon plates

Learn how to paint your own DIY Abstract Art Plates - Hexagon Plates - Breakfast plates - DIY - Craft - DIY hexagon plates

Learn how to paint your own DIY Abstract Art Plates - Hexagon Plates - Breakfast plates - DIY - Craft - DIY hexagon plates

Are these not just the best plates ever?! And between the hexagons and colors used, there is something about them that is kind of reminiscent of a bee hive. Which makes me think of honey and breakfast time, which these plates would be perfect for. Now, although they may look complicated, I promise they don't require that much work, and they are well worth the time investment. Follow along for the full tutorial.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Craft It - A Tropical Floral Wreath

You may recall that a week or so ago I mentioned that I am now a member of the Flora Craft® Make It: Fun® blogger team. That means that I will be bringing you a new craft each month using one of their awesome foam products. I am already a HUGE fan of their faux succulents and can't wait to show you their amazing line of shaped foam.

This month's challenge was to use one of their wreath forms to create a spring or summer wreath. Nothing says summer to me like the beach and a tropical vacation (even if I never make it there!), so I decided to make use of the different palm leaves I have all around me here in central Texas and make a tropical wreath not one, but two ways. One heavy on the flowers, and one heavy on the palm fronds. I love them both, so I will need you to tell me which one you love best!

Tropical Flower and Palm Leave Wreath for Spring and Summer - Hawaiian Wreath - Summer DIY - Summer Craft - DIY Wreath



I will walk you through the steps to making each wreath, so follow along below for all the details.