Our Favorite DIYs of February 2015

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Although it was a short month, February was full of clever and creative DIYs!  Here are a few of our favorite DIYs from the month. Fall-For-DIY-Semi-Precious-Stone-Soap-1These jewels are definitely precious, they’ll wash away in water!  Make these jeweled soaps that are almost too pretty to use.

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0dba194970c-800wi (1)Pompoms are making their way off of our hats and into our home decor. Make this pompom wall hanging to add whimsy to your room!

MS4A1941This mini marble clock makes the prettiest side table accessory.

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Add a touch of spring to your home with this ombre floral wall hanging.

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Or personalize your primavera home decor with this typographic floral wall art!

Lunar New Year DIYs

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Happy Lunar New Year to all! To celebrate we’ve collected some of our favorite DIYs featuring the moon. From clocks to pillows, there are ways to include every phase of the moon in your decor!    Moon-Phases-Wall-Hanging2Make this beautiful wall art using dye and wax.

 

52fa50eedbfa3f7c69000eb2._w.540_h.720_s.centercrop_Add a little lunar love to your bed with this printed pillow using a sponge and paint!

lunafadoA personal little moon is the ideal nightlight.

DIY-GIant-Moon-Pinata18-600x900Lunar viewing parties that need a little pep would definitely benefit from a pinata like this!

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If you’re in need of a celestial statement piece for your room, look no further than this lunar wall painting.

 

DIY: Leather Hair Bow

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Our latest DIY offering is playful, with a hint of sophistication. It’s a project that takes just a few minutes, but looks like a million bucks. This week we’re making hair bows, with a twist. Instead of grosgrain or satin ribbon, we’re using leather ribbon to create a set of hair bow clips that add the perfect amount of sass to any outfit!

DSC_0231 What You’ll Need:

1 1/4” (32mm) Animal Print Leather Ribbon (Natural Ostrich)

1 1/4” (32mm) Leather Ribbon (Hunter Green)

1 1/4” (32mm) Animal Print Leather Ribbon (Silver Snake)

Hair Clips

Hot Glue or E6000

Scissors

DSC_02341. Take your Natural Ostrich leather and tie it in a knot.

DSC_02372. Cut the tips to create a round finish.

DSC_02413. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

DSC_02481. Take your Hunter Green leather and create a bow. Fold the ends and cut on a diagonal going upward.

DSC_02492. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

DSC_02521. Take your Silver Snake leather and tie it in a knot. Cut the tips upward on an angle for a diagonal finish.

DSC_02572. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

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Valentine’s Day DIYs We Love

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Whether you’re looking for a DIY gift for your friend, a significant other, or just a lovely project for yourself, we have some of the sweetest love-themed DIYs to get you in the mood for romance!

IMG_2354_copyPlan for next year’s Valentine’s Day with this beautiful ombre calender from Me and My DIY.

Relief-Candle-13 If you’ve met the one who lights your soul on fire, this DIY carved candle may be just the thing for your flame.

easy-Valentines-day-glitter-sign-2-600x445Keep it simple and sparkly with this numerical glitter wall art. Perfect for a party with friends!

Vday-arrows-2These subtle Valentine’s Day arrows can be a decor staple on any day!

DIY_Glitter_Sequin_Metallic_Heart_Pillow21Snuggle up to this sparkling heart pillow, or give it to a friend!

DIY: Embellished Valentine’s Day Cards

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This Valentine’s Day why not get a little crafty and make a card for your loved one? With our two templates, creating the perfect Valentine’s Day card is as easy as printing and pasting.

Valentines Cards Template

DSC_0273LOVE Card

What You’ll Need:

LOVE Card Template

3mm Imported Rayon Twist Cord

Scissors

E6000 or Hot GlueDSC_02761. Trace the word “LOVE” using your glue.

DSC_02792. Place the cord in the script shape. cord3. You will have to cut the cord when getting to the “O” and “V” to avoid the overlapping cord..

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE Card

What You’ll Need:

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE Card Template

5mm Brass Figure Eight Chain

Scissors

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1. Trace the heart-shaped filament inside of the light bulb using glue.DSC_1296

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DIY: Collared Blouse with Sew-Ons

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If you have a party to attend, or you’re looking to jazz up an outfit for your Valentine’s Day date, we have a DIY that will add a bit of flash to an ordinary piece! Make your outfit more exciting by taking a collared shirt or tank up a notch by adding rhinestone trim and sew-on pearls.
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What You’ll Need:

Collared Shirt
10mm Glass Pearl Beads
8mm Glass Pearl Bead
1/8” Metallic Rhinestone Chain
Needle and Thread
Scissors

DSC_01241. Sew the end of the rhinestone trim to the tip of the collar.

DSC_01272. Cut the trim to your desired length.

DSC_01333. Then repeat on the other side.

DSC_01414. Sew your pearls onto the tip of the collar above the rhinestone trim. Repeat on the other side.

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Favorite DIYs of January 2015

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We think staying inside to escape the cold has made some bloggers super creative because the DIYs we were introduced to this month are nothing short of incredible!
DSC_0031These adorable bee cloches are the perfect way to add a little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary winter day!

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0c7aebb970c-800wiFor the book lovers in your life, these quotation mark bookends are the perfect present!

DIY-Travel-Mug7-600x900Keep your beverages hot and sassy with these DIY travel mugs!

dip-dyed-diy-blue-green-stationery-set-10Make your letters and notes pastel and personalized with this dip-dyed watercolor stationery.

Fall-For-DIY-Watercolour-TablewearThis watercolor tableware is almost too pretty to eat off of, even with the use of non-toxic porcelain paint!

DIY: Leather-Trimmed Sailor Mirror

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Want to add an edgy element to your home, while also brightening your space? Check out our latest DIY which uses a rustic tray, a plain mirror and some sassy leather trim to create a chic decoration that is sure to be the fairest on your wall! DSC_0069
What You’ll Need:

Tray
Mirror
1 1/4” Stamped Animal Leather Ribbon
Scissor
E6000DSC_0070DSC_00751. Glue your leather trim down the middle of the bottom of the tray, and up five inches.

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2. Then wrap the leather around the top of the mirror, with about a foot for hanging of trim hanging loosely at the top.

DSC_00773. Glue the trim to the other side of the mirror. Cut any excess trim leather.

DSC_00834. Place E6000 on the back of the mirror and place it inside the tray.

DSC_00855. Let your mirror dry overnight before hanging.

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