If you’re looking for an easy way to jazz up a tray, why not make something practical as well as pretty? We added beautifully embroidered metallic jacquard to a simple silver tray to give it versatility, and add a dose of color! This DIY is perfect for making as a gift for your favorite party-host friend. Or simply add it to your coffee table!Materials:
60mm Metallic Rose Jacquard Ribbon
1. Cut a yard of jacquard in half so that you have two 18″ pieces.
2. Fold one length of jacquard in half and glue the ends together.
3. Add glue to the bottom of the tray.
4. Attach the folded jacquard to the end. Repeat on the other side.
This week’s DIY is definitely one to tweet about! Although many of us city-dwellers don’t have the opportunity to hang birdhouses in our backyards, that doesn’t mean we can’t use them at all! We used trim, paint and rosettes to flip a basic bird house into an adorable bird cottage! This bird house might not be able to withstand the elements, but would look adorable as a decorative piece. Make a few and cluster them around your living room or bedroom for an instantly shabby-chic look.
27mm Butterfly Pleat Taffeta
3/4” Carnation Rosette
1. Paint your bird house your desired colors. We chose a soft blue and white.
2. Glue pleated trim to the rim of the bird house roof.
3. Glue down rosettes in desired areas, and let dry.
We felt very inspired with our Tassel Necklace DIY earlier in the week, that we found some very interesting and inspiring ways to use tassels. Tassels are a great piece of work to add to just about anything you can possibly imagine. Check out how people are using tassels for jewelry making, adding some details to their favorite pair of shoes, and even making a chandelier piece of out it.
Tassel tie backs are great for any room in the house that has curtains.
Pom pom and tassel chandelier! What an adorable way to use these two together! This is too perfect for a girl’s bedroom.
These are so pretty! They feature different color nylon thread for that personal touch. Mix and match your favorite colors to make these awesome tassel earrings.
Check out this creative door knob accessory. Love how the mixture of colors all come together. So cute and looks really fun to do!
OhEmGee ! They are to die for. Re-own those worn out heels and turn them into a pair of brand news shoes with this tassel sandal DIY.
Time to get inspired with these awesome tassel necklace DIYs! Tassels are not made of just nylon thread. Check out these inspiring pieces that features tassels made out of suede, chain, and even a t-shirt! They will surely make you want to go out and create your own.
This suede tassel necklace is just…PERFECT! The suede cording is soft, so it’s very comfortable for the skin.
Isn’t working with beads so much fun? Try mixing up the color of the beads for an extra personal look.
So simple, yet so adorable! This necklace was made with just tassels, jump rings, and some rope, and of course your choice of closure. Very easy, and fun to make.
Check out this tassel made out of chain! I love this piece since you can dress it down for those casual days, or dress it up for those eventful ones.
This is beyond creative! Transform your t-shirt into a tassel necklace. If you can’t wear that favorite shirt of yours, turn it into a statement piece and fall in love with it all over again.
We’re used to seeing jewelry that’s made of gold and silver, but jewelry doesn’t need to be made of metal to make a real statement! This week we’ve created a necklace that features silky cord and fun braided tassels. This necklace will go great with any summer outfit, or swap out the tassels for a look that goes right into fall.
3/16” Rayon Twist Cord
2.75” Braided Band Imported Tassels
1. Take your cord and measure the length you want your necklace to be. Cut to size.
2. Add the end caps to each cord end with E6000.
3. Add jump rings and lobster clasp.
4. Lastly, add your tassels to your necklace.
Summer is not over yet! So party it up before summer ends with these simple nautical inspired party decor ideas. It sets a great oceanic vibe to the party. If you can’t bring the party to the beach, then bring the beach to your backyard.
So simple, yet so creative. A simple rope tie does wonders for your silverware presentation.
These knotted rope napkin rings are so pretty and vibrant! Will definitely add a pop of color to any occasion.
These nautical inspired “mommy and daddy to be” corsages are too adorable. What a great way to use the stripped edged ribbon! It goes perfect with this nautical theme.
These buoy garlands are so creative! You can change the colors of the stripes to go along with the occasion of the party.
What’s a party without setting the right lighting? Check out this creative way to make a lighthouse outdoor lamp out of plant pots!
Feeling a little twisted? Check out these awesome nautical inspired DIYs using twisted rope cords. They’re very strong and able to uphold even the heaviest of your creations.
Who knew rope cord could make such a great strap for a mirror? This Hardware Inspired Mirror is the perfect addition to any bathroom.
This beautiful Nautical Rope Vase will have your home looking summery all year round (change flowers according to season to intensify the look).
How cute is this Rope Word DIY! It’s the perfect addition to any bedroom. Let the ropes do the talking!
Shed some light into any ol’ bedroom with a Nautical Inspired Lamp.
These rope handle lanterns are perfect for those outdoor festivities. Switch up the add-ins according to your event.
If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you might be a fan of nautical decor. This fun and carefree theme usually involves a combination of anchor art, navy accents, and definitely elements that feature rope. This DIY is for the sailors at heart and nautically-inclined. We’ve created a set of coasters using jute braid that are as simple to make as they are stylish.
What You’ll Need:
1/2” (13mm) Jute Tubular Braid
1. Cut one yard of jute for each coaster.
2. Glue the ends of the coaster so they do not fray.
3. Start rolling the jute into itself, kind of like a cinnamon roll.4. Start to pin through the jute to hold each area in place.
If you’ve recently moved into a new place, or your current living room needs a makeover, we have a simple way to spruce it up: your coffee table! Make your tabletop the talk of the town with these projects that are perfect for your coffee table!
Personalize your place with coasters that look like Polaroid photographs!
A terrarium is an easy way to add natural color and texture to your room. You can’t go wrong with a cluster of lovely succulents!
If you decide a potted plant is for you, dress it up in style with these marble-patterned planters!
Make a statement piece for your tabletop with these fun and easy-to-make geometric sculptures.
As the summer slowly comes to an end, keep yourself busy with these DIYs that surely come in handy.
Who said hardware couldn’t be a girl’s best friend? Check out this necklace made out of hardware pieces and leather cording.
These personalized bleached towels are to die for!
Keep the summer going with these fun DIY outdoor games!
Have your memories surrounded by summer all year long with this nautical-inspired picture frame.
Who knew hook and eyes would make such a cute accessory piece? These bracelets are a must-have for the perfect arm candy.