Archive of ‘DIY’ category

Wedding Streamer Chandelier

We love this ribbon chandelier because it’s such a beautiful and inexpensive way to incorporate your wedding colors and get some beautiful decor up on those ceilings! Love this idea!

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Holiday Candy Garland

Halloween has come and gone, but we love this DIY Party Garland concept from The Sweetest Occasion!

It’s a Candy Garland and you can remake this in any brightly-wrapped candy of your choice to suit your sweet tooth and decor :) Absolutely adorable and festive and would make a great party favor, too. How cute would red, gold, and green Jolly Ranchers be? Pretty cute.

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Another Ribbon Tree Idea!

We pinned these Fynes Designs Christmas Trees earlier this year and wanted to share with you! If you do not want to waste a good funnel, we see no reason why you couldn’t take heavy cardstock or posterboard and fashion a cone with some hot glue! And of course, if you have some foam cones around, go ahead and use those! SUPER easy and super cute. Bonus points for using a wooden spool as your Tree Trunk.

Looking for a good combination of RABOM ribbon for this project? Here’s our pics!

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Pinecone Firestarter

The title for this post was almost Twisted Firestarter because that would have been cute and kinda accurate and you know, the 90’s :)

Your little (older) ones will LOVE making these. Dipping things into a vat of wax? Totally fascinating. And wonderful-smelling. And definitely a spectator-craft for the littler ones… :) This craft from Something Turquoise is fantastic! So is the rest of her blog!

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Idea though – what if  you also sprinkled them with a generous amount of stamping glitter after their last dip? THAT would be a Christmas craft / Neighbor Christmas Gift that would be incredibly cute and fun to gift :) As long as you’re the type whose OK seeing glitter on house / self / kids / food / everything.

Her directions are so thorough! Can’t recommend this fun-looking DIY enough :)

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Again, head to Something Turquoise for this project and so many more cute ones like it!

 

Last-minute costume: Cotton Candy

This costume could go a couple of different ways: lamb, dust bunny, cotton candy, cloud, bunny, you can probably think of a few more :) If you’re in need of a last-minute costume and you have access to quilt batting, you’re in luck! This costume comes from Hello Wonderful, you can find all kinds of sturdy, wow-that’s-actually-really-cool! DIY’s from these guys. We love the doability and creativity of their site! Check them out.

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to try: Bubble Pizza

When we ran across this recipe on Pinterest and saw the phrase Bubble Pizza we thought this must be something no-carb that involves lumps of cheese that only a dogged, determined no-carb dieter could handle. Wrong!

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Wrong! So wrong. It’s actually a pretty inventive, delicious sounding pizza dish that requires no pizza stone and no natural baking talents!  And – as the name of the blog Gluten Free on A Shoe String might tell you – it’s gluten-free!

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Check out the full recipe on Gluten Free on a Shoe String and many more awesome looking bakes!

Subtly get into the spirit

Don’t let anyone accuse you of decorating for Christmas *too soon* – there’s no such thing! Well, maybe there is. But we’ve got a plan for that.

If you’re like us, you may feel like you’re ready to unleash the Holiday Spirit ASAP. So here are a few ways you can start decorating in a few small, seasonally-appropriate ways! We’ve scanned Pinterest for DIY’s and finds to help you start the celebrations and – by the time the Holidays truly arrive – you can look around your home and see how the cheer has been growing since mid October!

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A candle simply-wrapped in sage, rosemary or spruce and tied with a bow is beautiful and subtly seasonal and pretty cheap if you are wiling to go on a little walk in the woods!

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Balsa beads of alternating sizes make for a beautiful garland. You can string them today! And if you want to add modern charm, dip-paint the larger beads in white for a half-and-half look.

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Christmas cards are a fantastic way to keep your long-distance loved ones updated – but they pile up fast! Make the most of them (after they have been loved and enjoyed) by turning them into beautiful stars!

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Outdoor Hula-Hoop Chandelier – this one is beautiful and really, you could use it any time of the year! But maybe you’ll love it *especially* around the Holidays.

Little Stacked Halloween Bows

We love a good stripe bow. It goes with all teams, all holidays, all festivities, all EVERYTHING! These little stacked bows combine 2 little Flat Boutique Bows – you’ll love how sweet and simple this little bow is!

We used the following materials:

  • 18 inches of 1.5 inch Orange Stripe
  • 16 inches of 7/8 inch Black Grosgrain
  • 5/8 inch Black Grosgrain for knot
  • glue gun, scissors, lighter, needle + thread
  • wrapped alligator clip

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Fold your 16 inch strip 2 inches down from the ends to create a crease. Fold 2 more times, each time at the center.

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Use your creases to make your Boutique Bow folds! Match crease-to-crease to keep your loops even.

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Place 3 evenly-spaced stitches through center – start by going IN through the front!

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Scrunch to make your creases! Then wrap your knot and tie-off on the back.

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Repeat Flat Boutique Bow steps for your smaller Black Center Bow

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Finish your last fold and stitch through the center, same as last time!

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Glue your Black Center bow down to your Base Bow

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Place your knot, then your alligator clip – glue ’em down good!

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Wrap knot and glue to back of alligator clip – make sure you like the look of the knot from the front before the glue sets!

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Trim the excess tail, seal with a lighter and you’re done!

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So cute!

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