Archive for the ‘diy’ Category
Will you be entertaining this Sunday? Looking for last minute ideas to decorate your Easter eggs with? I’ve rounded up 4 of my favorite floral decorated Easter eggs to dress your table with! Get ready to brighten up your dinner table with touches of spring with these clever and stylish DIY Easter egg ideas…
via CraftBerry Bush
The colors of spring adorn these lovely hand painted easter eggs!
I LOVE the monotones of these soft pink flower decorated eggs. This DIY is so simple and so pretty!
Sweet pink carnations and white baby’s breath are filled in these whimsical illustrated easter eggs.
Single full blooms are so attractive in an egg vase!
For other decorated Easter egg ideas, check out my previous posts:
This DIY is a simple way to transform your ordinary coasters to fashionably functional with its coveted look of gold edges!
On our bedside tables, we typically like to have a glass of water beside us or enjoy our morning coffee in the bedroom, while getting ready for the day. It’s important to protect the surface of the nightstands from watermarks or drink stains, so in order to avoid possible spills or damage, I like to use coasters. I purchased these gold rimmed coasters and have them displayed on the tray in the living room and I couldn’t find similar ones, since I wanted to coordinate with some of the gold decor elements in the bedroom. As an alternative, I found white marble coasters with subtle grey veining throughout and with a simple and easy DIY – I applied gold leaf to the four edges of the coasters.
I love the sophisticated, sparkling appearance the gold leaf adds to the marble coasters and it coordinates so well on top of the all-white nightstands. The best part of this DIY gold leaf application is the fact that it doesn’t have to look perfect! Each side of the coaster has its own imperfect character. If you prefer cleaner edges, I would suggest using paint or spray paint to acheive that look.
-Photos + DIY by Rose Angel Lopez
With the spring season officially here, let the Easter planning commence! I’m kicking things off with floral vase ideas that are perfect for both Spring and Easter.
I found this $3 Easter bunny at Target (in the dollar section) and thought it would be cute to use it as a floral vase versus the traditional candy bowl. For a springy touch, I added white tulips and yellow daffodils.
Combine this cute themed floral-filled bunny with a second vase filled with yellow roses and you have an adorable centerpiece for your Easter table or vignette!
I found this white ‘cracked’ egg vase at Pat Catan’s and I knew I could transform it to something a bit more glam that complements my home decor. A little DIY using Martha Stewart Decoupage Gilding Sheets and her Gilding Adhesive transformed this ordinary egg to a chic one!
Even though the weather here in PA is not feeling exactly like springtime, adding a few festive touches around the house, makes me feel like it’s spring.
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
If you’re looking for ideas on how to decorate or use your pumpkins, I’ve rounded up some creative ways to use your pumpkins. You can add these fun and easy decorated pumpkins in the interior or exterior of your home.
image: Design Love Fest
Get ready for a DIY project and turn your pumpkin into a cool looking lantern.
image: by Stephanie Lynn
Another lighting option is to turn your pumpkin into a decorative candle holder.
image: A Night Owl
Serve up soups, cocktails, stews or this pumpkin pie cheesecake dip in a pumpkin.
image: PMQ for Two
Use your pumpkin as a canvas and let the artistry begin. A pretty DIY painted fall pumpkin that can be incorporated in your home decor deserves a thumbs up!
Forget about using a potted planter, instead create your own DIY mini pumpkin planter and place it on your kitchen table.
image: La Crema
Hosting a halloween or fall party? Chill your wine bottles in a DIY Pumpkin Wine Cooler!
It was finally time to switch out my summer door wreath to a fall decorated one. I decided to get crafty and create my own DIY wreath using tri-color eucalyptus. Rather than combining the three colors of red, purple and green, I decided to create an ombre-inspired look. It was pretty easy to put together and using a metal wreath form is versatile support for wreaths.
Follow my steps below to recreate the look so that you can dress up your door or wall for the fall harvest season.
What you will need:
- 18″ Metal Wreath Form
- 3 bundles of Tri-Color Eucalyptus Stems
- Pruning (Garden) Shears
- Wreath Door Hanger
Step 1. Separate your eucalyptus stems by color
Step 2. Choose the color you want to use first (I started with the dark purple stem) then loop your first stem through to the cross bar.
Step 3. Continue adding stems of the same color, until the bottom half of the form is covered. If you find the top of your stems are too long, use your scissors to cut to size.
Step 4. Once you have finished looping one color, start with the next color (I used the red color). You will start to notice that your wreath form is getting full and you may not be able to loop a stem with a thick bottom – this is when you will need to use your shears to cut it. Just be sure to loop and pull the stem as much as you can in order to secure it. You can insert your stems from the back of the form once you see that you have no more space in the front. Continue until you finished adding the second color, then move on to your final color – loop the stems until your form is covered completely.
Step 5. Use your hanger to hang your finished wreath. Step back and take a look at your wreath. With your scissors, snip away any stems that may be too long. I didn’t mind the loose placement of the long stems as it gave off a more organic look – making it seem as if grew out that way.
Display your festive wreath on your wall, mirror or front door, for all to see…it’s the perfect compliment to your home this season!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez