Archive for the ‘diy’ Category
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
If you caught yesterday’s post, you will notice that I used the same flowers for today’s post. I couldn’t let my props go to waste and since I had already cut the stems off the flowers, I created a solution to keep them fresh and living longer.
If you ever run across needing a quick and affordable table centerpiece, today’s DIY is not only easy but an elegant way set a mood and it’s perfect to display on your table during the warmer months.
Simply fill a glass vase with floating candles and flower blooms submerged in water. You can use this idea not only as a table centerpiece but by creating a smaller version, you can also use it as part of your home decor.
Get creative! You can use different color blooms, in different sizes and you can create a theme by adding rocks and an extra large tropical bloom for a beachy feel. Alternatively, use a tall clear glass cylinder vase and instead of flowers, why not use ferns for a tranquil naturescape feel.
Enjoy creating your own floating flower centerpiece!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Summer Tablescape: ACRYLIC & DISPOSABLE TABLEWARE THAT WILL HAVE YOUR GUESTS THINKING IT’S REAL + DIY FLORAL CENTERPIECE
When it comes to entertaining, acrylic and plastic tableware designs have come a long way from the alternative disposable paper plates and cups. You can now serve in style at your summer celebrations with fancy-looking tableware that will have your guests thinking it’s real chinaware! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE using my favorite dishes but admittedly, the bonus to having disposable tableware makes cleanup a snap – leaving no one stuck doing the dishes, especially when you’re hosting a very large crowd.
This past weekend, I created an outdoor tablescape for a summertime get-together that felt as beautiful and carefree as the weather. Take a look…
To create a casual and relaxed setting, I mixed my tableware pieces; acrylic wine and tumbler glasses combined with elegant disposable plates, premium heavyweight plastic silver flatware and rather than using paper napkins, I used pink polyester napkins (they are durable fabric and can be laundered for countless uses).
To complement the table settings, I created a DIY floral arrangement using my two-tier milk glass dessert tray stand I had purchased while antiquing. To create a summer-savvy flower centerpiece, I selected pretty blooms in pink, white, yellow and green. For the first tier I used four small votive glass candle holders to hold a mini bouquet of flowers in each of them and for the bottom tier, I inserted water tubes in each of the flower stems and arranged the flowers by creating layers.
Let me know in the comments section below if you are interested in having me post a tutorial of my DIY floral arrangement! It’s pretty easy, you’ll enjoy making it and your guests will be wowed!
To match the party’s casual summer vibe, I served a filet mignon steak salad and paired it with a glass of wine. When using disposable tableware, it’s best to have a light fare type lunch or dinner.
To create your own summer social, I’ve rounded up these pretty entertaining essentials, a couple of which are what I used and the others are similar items I found.
I found these other sites that carry a variety of stylish disposable tableware too:
-Photos + Styling by Rose Angel Lopez