DIY: Glass Bead Cocktail Charms

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Summer is the season for casual and fun get-togethers, and there’s one way to make your next party even more bright and even a little more organized: personalized cocktail charms. Cocktail charms are a great way to keep track of your drink, so you can go out and socialize! We created these tiny charms using beautiful glass beads and memory wire, and with the amount of  colors available the options for customization are endless. These cocktail charms also make a great hostess gift.

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Beadalon Memory Wire

8mm Czech Glass Colored Pearl Beads

Wire Cutter

Beadalon Econo Round Nose Pliers

Flat Pliers

DSC_0386 1- Take your memory wire and cut about 3 inches for each charm.

DSC_03892- Take the flat plier and hold the wire with it. Take the round nose tip plier and curl the end yo create a closed loop.

DSC_03913- Loop three beads onto the wire.

DSC_03944- Take the other side of the wire and create a hook. Connect the two end today like a hook and eye.

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Summer Wreath DIYs

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To all of us who still have holiday lights up, tis the season to refresh your outdoor space! March into summer with a vibrant approach to your outdoor decor. Cheer up your doorstep with these sunny and fun summer wreath DIYs!on doorMake a sweet summer sunflower wreath using felt and coffee beans. Yep, coffee beans.

da84cba855323c6c1204d9d33a88a138Make your doorway cuter with this nautical wreath.

shell wreath 1Hit the beach to get the materials for this sea-inspired wreath DIY.

Flip-Flop-Frenzy-Summer-Wreath-mommylikewhoa.com_Fun footwear is central to this bright and cheery flip-flop wreath DIY!

Patriotic-Wreath-by-Blooming-Homestead4A patriotic wreath is great for any time of year, but particularly perfect for Independence Day!

Urban Patio Inspiration

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Summer in the city is a glorious thing. The weather is perfect for exploring, there are plenty of events and festivals happening on any given day, you can rock your favorite outfits without hiding behind layers of wool, and everyone just seems a little bit friendlier. But, despite the intoxicating pull of the city, you’ll find yourself wanting to hang back every once in a while and relax at  home while still enjoying the season. Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of living in most cities is the lack of personal outdoor space. Luckily, there are a tons of ways to make that tiny patio or balcony an at-home oasis this summer!
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Favorite DIYs of May 2015

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Get ready to get crafty! We’ve put together a list of our favorite DIYs from the month. 6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d10e5a73970c-800wiThis tulle skirt from ABM is not only perfect for a spring date, it’s also easy to make!

Trinket-Dishes-2-600x900Studio DIY created these adorable trinket dishes that are perfect for anyone who constantly misplaces their keys.

egg-cup-planters-4-2These egg cup planters from Sugar and Cloth are perfect for succulents and summer seedlings!

DIY-Tissue-Paper-Art-8Make this colorful art from Design Sponge using tissue paper to create those cool abstract shapes!

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There’s nothing negative to say about these negative print foil prints from Damask Love!

Summer Backyard Escapes

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If you’re yearning for summer, these backyard spaces will have you even more eager to have the season begin. Lazy days spent in any of these backyards are sure to recharge you for the week ahead. From string lights to upgraded sheds,when it comes to making a beautiful backyard space, it’s all about the details .
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DIY: Nautical Wreath DIY

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Memorial Day is this weekend, and that marks the unofficial start of summer! Get your home ready for the sunny days of summer with a warm summer wreath! We used a basic wreath and wrapped it with ribbon and jute to give it a fun nautical feel.

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Materials:

Wooden flat circular wreath

1.5” Heavy Apron Tape

Small Tubular Jute

1” Stitched Grosgrain

7/8” Grosgrain Ribbon

Scissors

Hot Glue

 DSC_07701. Take your apron tape and glue the tip down on the back of the wreath.

DSC_07742. Start wrapping around the entire wreath until you meet the area you started with.DSC_07773. With the excess tape create a continuing loop for hanging the wreath once it is complete. Glue the end to the back and cut excess.

DSC_07864. Take your jute and glue the tip into the back of the wreath under the tape.

DSC_07915. Wrap around wreath until you reach the end. Cut and glue tip into the tape behind the wreath.

DSC_07926. Create two bows with the red and navy ribbon. Glue red one down and then the smaller navy one on top.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

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If you’re a frequent Pinterest peruser, farmhouse-style rustic kitchens are all the rage, and have been for a while now! There’s something welcoming about a rustic kitchen. Friendlier than a modern style, this type of kitchen begs for cookie-making and family gatherings. From the aged exposed beams to the distressed cabinets, a farmhouse kitchen has personality. 
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Perfect Planter DIY Roundup

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In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to help make the planet a little more green. What better way to add a little green to your space than by adding a planter full of beautiful greenery? These DIY planters are the ticket to inspiring that green thumb in all of us.

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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!

Ceramics as Centerpieces

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We often hear the phrase, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”, and while it’s true in most cases, today we’re making an exception. We’re looking at the inspiring vessels for flowers, foods and drink that are making a comeback in homes all around the world: ceramics. Unique ceramics are becoming statement and conversation pieces that can make their way into any room of the home. They’re also readily available for purchase from artists all corners of the earth and hit all price points, making this truly accessible art. The best part? There are so many styles from modern to rustic, that you’re sure to find the piece for you!
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