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COASTERS WITH A DIY GOLD-LEAF TRIM

This DIY is a simple way to transform your ordinary coasters to fashionably functional with its coveted look of gold edges!

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED COASTERS

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

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.

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE 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.

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

For this DIY project, I used Martha Stewart’s Decoupage Gilded Sheets and her Gilding Adhesive.

-Photos + DIY by Rose Angel Lopez

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Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

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.

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

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.

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

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!

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

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!

Easter Table Decor: FLORAL VASE IDEAS

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

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DIY: CREATIVE WAYS TO USE PUMPKINS

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.

Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins
image: Design Love Fest

Get ready for a DIY project and turn your pumpkin into a cool looking lantern.

Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins
image: by Stephanie Lynn

Another lighting option is to turn your pumpkin into a decorative candle holder.

Creative Ways to Use Pumpkins
image: A Night Owl

Serve up soups, cocktails, stews or this pumpkin pie cheesecake dip in a pumpkin.

Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins
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!

Creative Ways to Use Pumpkins
image: Momtastic  

Forget about using a potted planter, instead create your own DIY mini pumpkin planter and place it on your kitchen table.

Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins
image: La Crema

Hosting a halloween or fall party? Chill your wine bottles in a DIY Pumpkin Wine Cooler!

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DIY FLOATING FLORALS CENTERPIECE

DIY FLOATING FLORAL CENTERPIECE

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.

DIY FLOATING FLORALS CENTERPIECE

DIY FLOATING FLORAL CENTERPIECE

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.

DIY FLOATING FLOWERS CENTERPIECE

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

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HOW TO CREATE A SIMPLE DIY SPRING TABLE CENTERPIECE

How to Create a Spring Centerpiece

If your like me, I think you would agree that it would be so nice if we can decorate each room of the house with a flower arrangement. I normally keep a fresh arrangement in the living room and in our bedroom but for other rooms in the house like the kitchen, dining room or powder room, I like to add a floral or orchid plant that will last much longer than flowers do.

For a spring inspired centerpiece that will last a long time are faux lemons and greenery. Greenery can last up to 3 weeks or a bit more when you change the water frequently and clip the stems. Keeping reading below to follow the steps to this simple DIY!

How to Create a Spring Centerpiece

Nestle the remaining two faux lemons on or in between the greenery.  You will want to play around with the placement until you get your desired look. And Voila! It’s that easy!

How to Create a Spring Centerpiece

You can find faux lemons at most any home decor stores but I purchased mine from, here.

How to Create a Spring Centerpiece

If you will be hosting a springtime brunch, certainly use fresh lemons nestled on a bed of greenery for a super fun and inexpensive casual centerpiece!

-Pictures by Rose Angel Lopez

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