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DIY Outdoor Wall Art

DIY SUCCULENT WALL ART TUTORIAL 

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This outdoor wall art is trendy and low maintenance – perfect for a covered patio or backyard deck. With a modern geometric shape and faux succulents, that never have to be watered, this piece will look stunning anywhere in your outdoor living space!  Let’s get started with the tutorial. Gather your supplies and read on.

Supplies:
Birch logs (set of 3)
Assortment of faux succulents
Twine
Spanish moss
Hot glue gun

 

How To Instructions:

1.) First lay the logs out on your protected work space in a triangle pattern, so that one end of each is on top and the other end on the bottom of the next log.

2.) Next, grab your twine and wrap and bind each end with the twine, wrapping until you feel they are secure. The first corner you wrap will feel a little loose, but will be more secure once all the corners are wrapped. Knot the twine behind the logs when you’re done wrapping them.

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3.) Determine which side you want to be the bottom and place a line of hot glue across it. Press down a layer of Spanish moss firmly on the hot glue.  Before gluing, arrange your succulents you plan to use precisely where you want them. Trim the stems down to ~1 1/2″. Hot glue the succulents in place on top of the Spanish moss. Turn the logs around to the back and make sure the succulents are securely in place. Add more hot glue to press them to the log as needed.  Add another layer of Spanish moss on top of the succulent stems using more hot glue.

4.) Finally, add a loop of twine to the back of your top wrapped twine so you can hang it.

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Now you have a new addition to your outdoor living space.  These succulents look real and this wall art can be hung anywhere.

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DIY Flower Wreath Or Bouquet

PAPER FLOWER WREATH – DIY PROJECT

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A bouquet of fresh flowers is a beautiful sight; however after a few days in a vase they wither away. Why pay a fortune for fresh flowers when you can create a gorgeous paper bouquet or a flower wreath that lasts a lifetime, by using pages from a book! And don’t feel guilty about ripping up expensive books… get one from a thrift store for cheap! The flowers create a beautiful, timeless pattern that’s perfect for home décor or gifts. Use these flowers to embellish a wreath, decorate a book-themed party, scatter as a table arrangement, add as gift toppers, or gather together to form a lasting floral arrangement in a vase or on a wreath.

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The instructions for the flowers are for the flower style shown above, but there are so many different styles of flowers to make too!  So get creative and make as many different styles of flowers as you want for your bouquet or wreath.

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 Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Book
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Craft Sticks, Glass Marbles, Vase, or styrofoam wreath form (optional)

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

1.) To make each flower, rip out six pages from your book. Cut various petal sizes in your desired shape, ranging from 2″ to 3.5″.  Gently roll each book petal around the pencil (see image #1) to create a curved shaped petal.

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2.) Starting with your smallest petal, roll it completely into a tunnel shape to make your middle piece (see image #2), and seal it closed at the bottom with hot glue.

 

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3.) Wrap a new petal around the middle piece, and glue in place at the bottom. Layer outward and shape as you go, gluing each new petal in place at the bottom of your flower (see image #3).

 

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Once the flower is finished, it can be mounted on a craft stick or bamboo skewer, and placed into a vase.  Or simply hot glue each flower to a ribbon wrapped styrofoam wreath form.

Make as many flowers as needed for your wreath or bouquet.

If you need more embellishments for your wreath or other crafting projects, stop by our Etsy craft shop-

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Pinterest Hack – DIY Foam Hand Soap

DIY FOAM HAND SOAP

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It’s time for another Pinterest hack!

This is my monthly trial of a DIY, craft, or other ‘to-good-to-be-true’ home project that is popular on Pinterest.  It’s my way of sharing with my followers if a pin on Pinterest is a fail or fortune.

March is all about spring and spring cleaning.  So I am sharing this Pinterest hack to make your own foaming hand soap at home and save you money.  I won’t make you wait until the end of the trial to find out- this DIY is a WIN – or a fortune . . . or rather, it will save you a FORTUNE.  Yes, it works.  I have actually been doing this for almost two years and have not purchased expensive foaming hand soap since 2014.  Actually, I haven’t had to purchase my cheap hand soap to make the foaming soap for over a year now.

Here’s the HOW TO-

MAKE YOUR OWN FOAMING HAND SOAP & SAVE MONEY

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This is the best Pinterest hack I have found that actually works!

A RECIPE FOR MAKING YOUR OWN FOAMING HAND SOAP 

If you have several bathrooms in your house and children, this is a tried and true money saver. Plus, it is incredibly simple to make.  Not to mention, I love the foaming soap- but not the price tag to buy new replacement pumps full of soap.  They run $5 to $7 each retail at most places!

 Instead I now have a few of those cool shaped Bath & Body Works pumps with fancy flower images on them and just refill every pump at each sink in our house every month or so.  In fact most of the time they last for up to two months or longer.

This saving tip really works because the foaming pump injects a blast of air into a small amount of soap as it pumps.

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Here is how to make your own foaming soap in 2 EASY STEPS- 

STEP 1: 

First, buy or use soap you have around the house.  I use a generic brand that comes in an XL refill container and only runs me about $4 at my local grocery store.

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 It is best to use a clear gel that is not too thick or gooey.  Liquid bath soap will work too.

Fill the pump container with about an inch of the gel liquid soap, then slowly add cold water up to about an inch from the top (to prevent overflow when the pump is inserted).

Tip: Add the water SLOWLY, so as not to agitate the soap too much –  because if it mixes while you are adding the water, it may overflow, with suds everywhere, when inserting the pump back on the top. 

STEP 2:

Mix but do NOT shake.  Simply turn (gently and slowly) the filled pump upside down and right side up a few times and side to side.

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Tip: Turning slowly back and forth is best and once or twice upside down. If you shake the pump the contents will become too bubbly and the air pump will not work properly.

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TADA!  Now you are ready to wash up and you are using less soap and wasting less plastic!

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Easter Bunny Banner DIY

EASTER BUNNY BANNER – EASY DIY PROJECT

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TGIF!  I wanted to share this easy and quick DIY Easter bunny banner project today. Let’s get to it-

SUPPLIES:

  • Spring themed scrapbooking paper or Solid Cardstock (One 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet per bunny or you can scale them down to cut two bunnies from 12″ x 12″ pages)
  • Silhouette Cutting Machine is needed for this project (or you can use the image below, scaled up and printed, and cut out as a tracing template)
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  • Ribbon – Ric Rac or Satin Ribbon
  • Pom Poms (these can be handmade or purchased)
  • Hot Glue or Tacky Craft Glue

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO:

1.) Cut your bunnies, either in the Silhouette or use the image below to drop in Microsoft Publisher, scale it up and simple print it and cut it and use it as a trace template.  If using your Silhouette, you can remove the white circle, since you will be adding your own 3-D yarn pom poms on top of the cut shapes.

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2.) Add your yarn pom poms to the center of each cut bunny with either hot glue or tacky craft glue.  Allow each to dry so they won’t shift when you assembly your banner.  If you don’t want to handmake your pom poms out of yarn, most large retail chains or craft retail stores do sell felted poms or cotton poms that would look great as well.

3.) If you have a hole punch, you may punch holes across the top ears and thread your ric rac or satin ribbon in and out of the holes- or simply lay out all your rabbits horizontally over your ribbon and glue each of the back of the ears on top of the Ribbon.  Super easy! Once dry, you are ready to hang up your Easter Bunny Banner!

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DIY Chalkboard Sign & Tray

DIY CHALKBOARD SIGN & TRAY TUTORIAL

I love this idea for a party sign.  Use it at a party standing upright with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment and then erase and use around the house all year long!

Here is the step by step tutorial on how to DIY this chalkboard sign and tray-

What You’ll Need:

  • Wood Tray
  • Chalkboard Markers
  • Black Chalkboard Paint
  • Acrylic Paint (any color)
  • Ribbon (any color)

Step 1:

Paint the outside edge and inside edge of the tray with the paint.

I used Aqua!

Let the paint dry completely.

Step 2:

Paint the inside of the tray with black chalkboard paint.

Let it dry completely.

Step 3:

If using as a sign for a party, just add your birthday phrase and stand it upright at your party table.

After the party,  use as a tray and add a postive inspirational quote.

The phrase can be changed on a regular basis. Just erase with a warm damp cloth and write something new and add some doodles too! Short quotes or even a new phrase for every holiday is perfect for the sign or tray!

Here is an easy way to put add professional looking text onto your chalkboard!

Step 4:

Print out the desired text at home on printer paper.

Step 5:

Use the side of the chalk and fill the back of the paper, so it becomes chalk carbon paper.

Step 6:

Place the paper on the tray and trace the letters with a piece of chalk.  Or you can even trace over the letters with a pencil, since you are only making an imprint of the letters. This will give you  more precise lines.

Tape or hold the paper in place so it doesn’t move while writing.

The imprint is a bit messy but it’s easy enough to trace over with the chalk marker.

Step 7:

Next, trace over the chalk imprinted lettering with your chalk marker and let it dry completely.

Chalk markers are so much fun!  Keep in mind, they are wet paint and can take a while to dry.

Step 8:

Let the chalk marker dry for about 30 minutes. Then wipe the dry chalk off the background with a dry cloth and hang in the house with a ribbon or anywhere at your party.

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