Outdoor Activities DIY Roundup

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The weekend is coming up and the sun is finally shining, which means that we’re finally able to enjoy the outdoors! Add some fun to the sun with these outdoor DIY games that are cute, crafty and entertaining for the whole family! They also make great activities for parties or weddings.
Rainbow-Paver-Hopscotch-Hop-ScotchHop the day away with this rainbow hopscotch board made from paving stones!

Checker-Game-Table-05376-1Play some classic board games, and then have a delicious dinner outdoors with the flip of a table tile with the outdoor checkers table!

DIY Lawn Game, Iron & Twine, Glidden PaintRevive an old classic game on the lawn with these bright and colorful lawn dominoes!

 

mackie-climbing-header-picUse your shed to create an epic rock wall for little ones!

 

horseshoesUpdate your average horseshoes with colorful pastels!

4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Leather Wrapped Ponytail

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If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to jazz up a basic pony tail, look no further! All you need is a hair elastic, some leather cord, and, literally, two minutes.

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Materials:

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1- Take your hair and place in a pony tail.DSC_0219-22- Place leather under the pony tail. Leave about 6 inches of leather hanging. Wrap leather around the pony tail.

DSC_0223-23- Leave about 6 inches hanging once you are about to come to the end. Tie the ends together.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Pom Pom Comb

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Pom poms were such a hot accessory this winter, but you can take the pom pom trend into any season with this fun DIY! Add a playful touch to your ponytail by adding colorful bunch of pom poms to the back. You can add a few different colors to your comb or go with one big pom pom to really make a statement.

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Materials:

Jumbo Pom Pom Fringe

Metal Comb

E6000

DSC_01931. Cut three pom poms off of the trim.

DSC_0197-22. Glue down each pom pom onto the metal comb, and let  them dry.

DSC_0201-23. Place comb on top of the pony.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Hardware Half-Updo

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Is your hair falling flat? If you need something to keep your hair back while also elevating your hairstyle, we have just the thing. By adding a fun piece of metal hardware to your hair, you’ll look like a million bucks and also keep your style sleek.DSC_0202-2Materials:

Metal Bamboo Buckle

DSC_0207-21- Take half of your hair and bring to the back of your head. Place hair in the top part of the buckle from underneath.

DSC_0209-22- Place hair over the metal bar and through the other opening of the buckle.

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3- Push buckle up to secure.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Braided Bun with Metal Buttons

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The first DIY in this installment of the 4 Ways series is perfect for a formal event! This up-do is messy enough that recreating it is simple, but also stylish enough to wear to prom or even a wedding! We love using these metal seashell buttons for the warmer months, but feel free to play around with any shape or style! You can also use crystal sew-ons for a look that dazzles. DSC_0180

Materials:

Metal Shell Button

Metal Conch Button

Metal Sun Button

Metal Hair Pins

E6000

DSC_01811. Remove the shank on the back of the buttons with a set of pliers.

 

DSC_01892. Apply glue to the back of the button, and then add the clip directly on top. Let the clips dry overnight

DSC_0278-23. Take a section of the front of your hair and either braid or twist to the back of your head.

DSC_0281-24. Make a ponytail with your remaining hair.

DSC_0283-25. Combine the end of the braid and ponytail into a bun, securing with bobby pins as you go.

DSC_0284-26. Add the button hair pins into the braid or twisted part of the hair.

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Doormat DIY Roundup

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If you’re having guests over, make a great first impression withe these a-door-able mats! From sassy to sweet, doormats are the perfect way to add a little bit of personality to your home.

rug DIY 3Grab a can of spray paint, and go to town on a plain doormat!

MosaicDoormat-HeaderThis decorative doormat hides a cute “hello” message in mosaic!

010Add a natural touch to your doorway with this stone welcome mat!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to celebrate your green thumb, check out this garden hose doormat!

donut-rug-biteGive your guests a sweet welcome with this doughnut rug!

DIY: Horned Pendant Necklace

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We love mixing materials to make pieces that are truly unique. For this week’s DIY we took inspiration from the festival styles that are all the rage this time of year and mixed metal, stone and leather to create a necklace that will look great will all of your bohemian outfits this season!

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What You’ll Need:

Braided Leather Bolo

Metal Tooth Pendant

Cord Ends

4.5mm Steel Rolo Chain

Faux Leather Fringe

Lobster Claw

4mm Jump Rings

8mm Jump Rings

2 Pliers

Scissors

E6000

DSC_01221. Take your cord and cut evenly in half for each side of the necklace. We made ours 7 inches long each.

DSC_0125 2. Add end caps to each end. Total of 4 end caps.

DSC_01343. Cut your chain into two pieces. We made ours 4 inches long. Add jump rings and attach to the cord ends.

DSC_01364. Take your leather cord again and cut a piece. We made ours 6 inches long. Add end caps to the ends.

DSC_01355. Take your tooth pendent and add to the cord. Now attach jump rings to the end caps and attach to the other ends of the chain.

DSC_01436. Cut a 4 inch piece of fringe and add glue to the rim and roll to create a tassel. Once dried add a jump ring and attach to cord where tooth pendant is.

 DSC_01427. Lastly, add jump rings to the top of the necklace and a lobster clasp.

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Spring Wreath DIY Roundup

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There’s nothing more cheerful than seeing a beautiful wreath upon entering a home. Welcome spring to your abode with these friendly seasonal wreaths! Tulip_Door_Wreath_Tutorial_SpringWhy do we have to wait for May flowers? Bypass the April showers and make this tulip wreath to brighten your doorway!

SONY DSCWhat could be better than a fluttering kaleidoscope of butterflies greeting guests as the walk into your home?

diy-spring-wreath-pinAll of the elements of spring, from flowers to birds’ nests, are captured in this wreath.

cf3d9cb6668c66b8fb27727d7075e0abUse fabric scraps to make this colorful wreath that can easily be used inside too!

Easter and Spring wreath 5This wreath is made with an unlikely material: bubblegum! Who knew a chewy treat could look so modern and sophisticated?

DIY: Embellished Easter Eggs

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One of our favorite Easter events is decorating the eggs! There are so many fun and unique ways to make your eggs stand out. You can use ribbon, buttons, and countless other embellishments to decorate. This year add a little dazzle to your Easter celebrations with metallic accents and rhinestone embellishments!
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What You’ll Need: 

Faux Eggs

Gold permanent marker

Rhinestones

Crystal Katana

Syringe

 

Green Egg:

DSC_07211. Create a scallop pattern with your gold pen going around the middle of the egg.

 

DSC_07342. Glue down a rhinestone at each scallop corner.

 

 

Pink Egg:

 

DSC_07291. Take your gold pen and draw a line going around the egg. Under that line draw a scalloped pattern like the green egg design. In the loop draw stripes.

DSC_07412. Glue down a rhinestone at each scallop corner.

 

Blue Egg:

 

DSC_07431. Take your gold pen an create a loop going vertical on each side of the egg.

 

DSC_0755 2. Create a rhinestone pattern in the center of the egg. Mirror what you do on one side to the other sign.

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Easter Egg DIY Roundup

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Get your eggs ready for embellishment, and get cracking (hopefully not literally) on your Easter eggs with these fun DIYs! 9d05245944045a3a06c54aa1c67e9eb1If you’re egg-cellent at puns, you’ll love these stamped Easter egg DIYs!

img_9188-8Easter eggs can always take on a little “extra”. Bring in gold leaf, washi, and even trim for eggs that will really catch your eye!

decoupage-egg-diyIf you aren’t artistically inclined, decoupage your eggs using decorative napkins and let them do the hard work for you.

DIY-Emoji-Easter-Eggs4-600x900Say what you’re feeling without saying a word with these emoji easter eggs.