Because our house is all packed up and ready to be transported to warmer weather I haven’t been able to complete any DIY projects of my own this week, so I looked to my favorite DIY’ers Honesty WTF and found this fabulous DIY Sugar Lip Scrub. Perfect for all you beauty junkies, and oh so easy…you’ll never buy retail again! See the full “How To’s” here and get to scrubbing! xoxo
The scrub in it’s adorable simple yet adorable packaging
What you’ll need…
Months ago I had seen these fabulous DIY Decorative Trays crafted by the queen bee herself Martha Stewart, but was hesitant to take on this project fearing the end result would look less than chic. I’m happy to report that I finally got my craft on and in less than 15 minutes I have an amazing new decorative tray where an old burnt baking pan used to be! I took a few liberties with the original “How To’s” because quite frankly I didn’t have any felt lying around the abode, and I really don’t think you need it. So without further ado I’m happy to say our “Do of the Week” is from yours truly (with a little help from Martha of course). Enjoy! xoxo
My finished product!
The Inspiration Courtesy of Martha Stewart
What You’ll Need
- Baking pan, cookie sheet, tray of some sort (I used an old burnt metal backing pan)
- 1 yard (or the appropriate size of your tray) of decorative fabric
- Tacky Spray Adhesive (I used Allenes Crystal Clear Acid Free Tacky Spray)
- Optional acrylic sheet cut to fit inside tray
- Cut fabric the front and wrap around the back of the tray. Cover the front of the tray with spray adhesive.
- Place fabric on tray, leaving enough room to wrap fabric around all sides to the back. Smooth fabric onto tray, pressing out any bubbles. Be careful and take your time, once it’s on removing it an re-sticking it is VERY difficult!
- Pull any extra material into corner and push around the edge (very much like wrapping a gift).
- Turn tray over. Cover each side one at a time with spray adhesive and press the fabric over the four edges. Trim any excess fabric with scissors. Use additional adhesive spray if needed.
6. If desired place acrylic sheet in center of tray. If you are using an acrylic sheet it would be extra amazing to cut out your monogram and secure it to the fabric in the center of the tray before securing the acrylic over the top.
Not too shabby for my first time!
I’ll be utilizing mine at my bar or to hold my baubles!
I had grand plans for my glue gun and Valentine’s Day this year, grand plans I tell you. Then I learned I had 3 weeks to pack up our entire house and move down to Atlanta and my grand plans fell apart. But just because my glue gun is temporarily in storage doesn’t mean I should deny all of you crafty people a little Valentine’s Day inspired DIY’s. So take a look and get your craft on this weekend with these 5 marvelous projects. xoxo
Valentine’s Day In A Box from You Are My Fav (tutorial here). Perfectly customizable for your valentine and doesn’t reek of all that Valentine’s Day red roses and babies breath cheesiness.
Cupcake Liner Wreath from Tatertots and Jello (tutorial here). This is an oldie, but a goodie I recently stumbled upon thanks to everyone’s favorite addiction, Pinterest. Why I love this adorably whimsical wreath so much is because you could do it for any occasion…Halloween, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, you get the drift.
DIY Mirrored Caked Stands from Tradewind Tiaras (tutorial here). Like above I’ve been holding on to this DIY for awhile because it’s perfect for practically every occasion…though red velvet Valentine’s whoopie pies would give some amazing coloring contrast to the mirrored top!
Valentine’s Day Surprise Crackers from Not Martha (tutorial here). Who knew crackers were so easy to make, and again not just limited to Valentine’s Day, (if you’re not sensing a theme here you haven’t been paying attention)! And though candy is great if you really want to make Valentine’s memorable fill it with something that has a little sparkle, diamonds perhaps?
Valentine’s Friendship Bracelets by Dandee (tutorial here). I don’t have children, but I loved this idea so I had to share. And quite frankly friendship bracelets aren’t just for the tots, I personally have quite a few and always appreciate more. Just one suggestion on this one moms, I would throw in some candy to go along with the bracelet so your kid isn’t like the house during Halloween that gives out peanuts or toothpaste…nobody wants peanuts and toothpaste!
I recently discovered I Spy DIY’s blog and fell in love with her oh-so fashionable and easy DIY’s, so I had to share. Though it wasn’t easy choosing my favorite DIY once I came across these Chain & Rhinestone Bracelets I knew I needen’t look no more. If you’ve ever visited our Etsy Shop you’d know I have a soft spot for bracelets, and if you haven’t visited our Etsy Shop I simply ask/scream WHY NOT?! Anyway, See the full “How-To’s” at I Spy DIY, but here’s a little sneak peak. And remember if you take on this DIY make sure you post pics to our Facebook page…I know I will. xoxo
I Spy DIY’s Chain & Rhinestone Bracelet
What you’ll need
The DIY process
The finished product, a.k.a. wrist candy. Images courtesy of I Spy DIY
I always struggle with finding affordable accents for a party or special occasion other than your typical flowers. So while watching The Biggest Loser and “Pining” away last night I was beyond excited when I came across these AH-MAH-ZING DIY Yarn Chandeliers featured on Hostess With The Mostess. Created by Nicolle from Libby Lane Press these chandeliers are beyond easy and would be perfect for a baby shower, birthday party, holiday celebration, or wedding shower.
See the full “How-To’s” at HWTM, but here’s a little sneak peak. And remember if you take on this DIY post the pics on our Facebook Page. Happy DIY-ing! xoxo
The Chandeliers…loving the color choices!
What You’ll Need
Party Perfection! Images Courtesy of HWTM
This season I’ve seen the trend of jeweled heels from Barneys to Bergdorfs, and on every well heeled woman in the city. I’ve also seen numerous DIY projects trying to re-create the high end look with a less than high end budget, but they tend to come off looking cheap and bedazzled. Then I wandered onto Honestly…WTF’s site and saw their take on the trend and let’s just say cheap and bedazzled they are not.
See the full project at Honestly…WTF, but here are some highlights. And if you take on this DIY please send me some pics and post on our FB page! xoxo
- The inspiration, Miu Miu Jeweled Heels
- What you’ll need
- The DIY process
- The end result
Images courtesy of Honestly…WTF