Category Archives: Decor

DIY Inking Ceramic Mug

Feb. 9th, 2016

 

Alcohol inks meet ceramics in the most glorious way. If you have 20 minutes and a few bucks you can afford this project. Watch below and enjoy!

Marbled nail polish candle votives

Feb. 1st, 2016

It’s the new year. It’s time to have some people over and maybe serve them some food. You know the tasks. Put away that pile of clothes in the corner, sweep the floors, and scrub the toilet (ugh – still hoping my camerman will take this one on). But here’s a task that’s not a bore. Making your decor! I’m slightly (read, fairly) obsessed with candles. I like them classic and white. Colorful. Scented a strong vanilla. Or no scent at all. This DIY is simple, easy to change, and on the crazy cheap. Marbled candle votives. With nail polish. Ya heard me. Nail polish. Any mix of colors you have lying around can make for a beautifully colorful marbled look. How’s that for painting romance and fun in one sentence?

So no more excuses….except for the toilet. Seriously, even if it *looks* clean, the thought of wiping down that surface is gag city. Ok, so we will forget the toilet, spray some febreze in the bathroom,  and light our candles in their new marbled votive homes. Watch below to see how to make these beautiful little gems.

DIY Marbled Jewelry Dish

Jun. 23rd, 2015

After making my DIY jewelry box, I decided that I wanted to display a few of my favorite pieces on the bathroom counter. I did some Pinterest research, as I tend to do when faced with a DIY question such as this, and discovered a whole host of ideas for jewelry dishes. Pinterest, you never let me down.

And so, may I present, one of my favorite DIY projects to date. The marbled clay jewelry dish.

 

Materials
White clay (all clay should be oven bake clay)
Grey clay
Black clay
Two clay accent colors
Gold paint (optional)
Sculpey gloss (optional)
Paint brush
Knife
5″ diameter bowl
Slightly larger oven safe bowl
Rolling pin or mug
Ruler

Directions
1. Measure 6″ strips of each color. You will need two large white strips, one grey medium strip, two accent colors in medium-small strips, and a small strip of black.
2. Loop together the colors (all but white) and wrap like a candy cane.
3. Wrap your white pieces around your colors.
4. Once you have twisted each end (in opposite directions) place the clay candy cane down and roll it out with your hands. You should create a 12″ long strip.
5. Take the strip, fold it in half, and retwist like you did in step 3.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 roughly 3-4 more times.
7. Take your 12″ long strip and smoosh it into a ball (you should be able to see all the colors on the outside of the ball).
8. Place the ball down and roll it out (in different directions) using your rolling pin or mug).
9. Take your small bowl, place it on top of the rolled out clay now roughly 1/4″ thick, and trace the bowl with a knife.
10. Place the round cutout clay into the bigger oven safe bowl. Push the edges of the clay flush against the bowl. Bake according to your clay’s directions.
11. Once the clay has cooled, pop it out of the bowl and paint the rim gold. Let dry.
12. Paint the entire bowl with the optional gloss. Let dry.
13. Showcase your jewelry in your new gorg bowl. Be proud – you made that thing!

Original project found on Beautiful Mess

Christmas Tree Napkins

Dec. 16th, 2014

Holy adorableness! These Christmas tree napkins make your table decor look super professional and are easy to prepare!

All you need:
Square napkins
Iron / Ironing board
Sewing pins
Scissors
Ribbon (for a bow)

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