Napkin Stand DIY

IMG_4567.JPGAs you can see I am really all about wood…wood here, wood there and wood everywhere. Almost all my decoration or DIY’s are made out of wood. I just love the feeling it gives you, it is so warm, so homey.

It was very important for me to decorate my home the way I love. I knew I was going to spent most of my time at home and I am still spending all my time at home. Also, our winters are long and VERY cold. Therefore I really wanted a comfy house where you can feel at peace.

This tissue stand pretty much cost me $2. I bought the napkin stand at our Dollar Store for $1.50 and had the rest lying around at home.

I ran into the same stand at winners, and it was selling for $15.99!! So it was definitely worth it!! It only took a couple minutes and saved me so much money as well! Just what I love, quick tutorials that cost little money. Do you love that as well? Then stay tuned for another one of my simple DIY’s πŸ™‚

What you need:

  • Tissue Stand
  • Wood Slice
  • Silicone or any other strong glue

How to do it:

First you take your Tissue Stand and cut it at the bottom where it starts to make the base.IMG_0128.JPG

Now take your wood slice and mark where you want your holes. Cut them out afterwards.IMG_4404.JPG

Now take your silicone or any other strong glue and put them in the holes and then attach the stand.IMG_4554.JPG.jpgFinally, I let mine dry overnight and as a result it stuck on there like a bomb!IMG_4558.JPG

There you are, a rustic SUPER cute Tissue Stand!IMG_4571.JPGIt is such a small addition in your home, where you don’t necessarily think about making one. But once you have, you can be so happy about it! I find the small items in your home are the most noteworthy ones.IMG_4563.JPGIMG_4571 - Copy

How does your napkin stand look like? A DIY as well? Or bought from a store? Don’t forget to comment below and let me know!

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Wood Sign: Some Of Our Greatest Blessings Call Me Grandma

Mother’s day comes around like… every year. And we don’t get younger! By now my mom is a proud grandmother and what else could I do but make her a sign with this cute saying on it??? Nothing, I just had to.

I find that we get so caught up with our own life, that we forget to appreciate our mothers more and more. The older you get the more you realize how much your parents have done for you.

This was a simple DIY that bought happy smiles to our mother’s faces… who doesn’t like hanging up pictures of their grand kids… like really?

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Smartest Way To Hang Wall Art

One of our biggest fears for our house or apartment seems to be destroying the walls with hanging up pictures. It must be one of yours too, otherwise you wouldn’t be here! πŸ™‚

I like to change our wall art quiet frequently, and it really doesn’t look nice to hammer nails in the walls for each and every time I change my mind (which is a LOT).

So I had the idea to try out push pins to use instead of nails – it works great!

I can use it for everything light, like canvases etc! I wouldn’t recommend it for heavy wooden boards – but everything else works!!

Even if you do change your mind, all you have in your wall is a little hole, which you can easily cover up with a bar of soap. Take it and rub it over the surface. Then just wipe it off and you can see nothing of it!

xoxo

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DIY Forever & Always Wood Sign

Hello everybody!

This DIY is super duper adorable for your bedroom or any other room you’d like! Well… I guess that makes it super adorable for anything! I REALLY like how it turned out. It gives such a cute touch to our vanity. And besides, we will be together forever & always. Another cute DIY where it only takes a few minutes and your supplies are limited. Let’s jump right into it!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 Wood Boards – finished the way you like it
  • Forever & Always Template
  • Pencil
  • Paint Brush and Brown Paint (not on picture)
  • Black Marker, optional (not on picture)
  • Finishing Spray, optional (not on picture)IMG_4574.JPG

Start off by taking your templates (Forever & Always Template) and fitting them on each wood board. My ‘forever’ and ‘always’ boards are 6 inch in length and 3 1/2 inch width. And my ‘&’ board is 3 1/2 inch x Β 3 1/2 inch. Take your pencil and trace over the words. Don’t be shy – color the words all the way in. You don’t have to press too hard tough.IMG_4575.JPGJust experiment, the harder you press the more it is going to be visible later on.IMG_4576.JPGThis was enough for me already, and I just pressed down a LITTLE harder than when I’m writing. But everybody has different hand pressures – so just find your own!IMG_4577.JPGWhat I’m saying is, you don’t have to press your hand out πŸ™‚

Now write over the letters with brown paint. I also went around the outsides of the letters with a black markers to make the boarders look neater.IMG_4581.JPGLastly spray or apply some finishing gloss to it if you desire. I used a lacquer spray from Home Hardware.IMG_4629.JPGWhat’ya think?IMG_4627.JPG

xoxo

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DIY Hanging Shelf

IMG_4407.JPGThis hanging shelf is probably one of my favorite DIY’s ever. I love how it adds to our living room. And I love how unique it is. Like, have you ever seen anything like this in anybody’s house? You might have – but I haven’t!

This time I have a step by step picture to show you how we did it.BeFunky Collage.jpg

What you need:

  • Shelf
  • Screw Driver
  • Thick Rope
  • Hooks (I used Clothes Hooks)

Start by drilling 4 holes in each corner with your screw driver. We used a 3/4 inch width. Drill just till you see it coming out on the other end and then turn your shelf around and drill from the other side. This prevents any wood chips and makes the holes looks cleaner.IMG_4365.JPGThen take you rope and cut it in 4 even lengths. I bought my rope from our local Home Hardware. They sell them by the foot (I bought 12 feet). Now put one of the ropes through the hole and tie a knot. IMG_4367.JPGThe knot does not need to be firm to hold – it’s very strong rope and no problem if it’s not tight all the way. Do so for all the holes.IMG_4368.JPGNow take your hooks – or clothes hooks in my case and fasten them on the wall.IMG_4369.jpgI chose a white finish so it matches the white shelf and our white lamps beside it.Β IMG_4396.JPGAll you have left to do now is knot the rope on the hooks and decorate your shelf! A trick to see if the shelf is leveled correctly is placing a cup Β of water on the shelf. If the shelf is hanging straight the water should be leveled! You welcome πŸ™‚

IMG_4405.JPGI still haven’t quite made up my mind on what to put on the shelf – what do you like better – the hearts or the flower vases?

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DIY Raised Garden Planter

This idea came to me for my last rescue! I had already given up on planting any vegetables but then one Sunday afternoon I spotted a steel barrel and all my hopelessness came to end! I’m so glad I had this idea and it was super easy! All you need is a steel barrel, cutting tools (or somebody you can ask to cut it for you) and some spray paint (optional).

Here is a picture of the steel barrel that I had used. You can get it from any factory and they work great for keeping rain water as well!IMG_4546.JPG

Then, you cut it in three parts with a grinder – Β or anything else that works (how should I know, I just tell my hubby to do it). He cut it exactly where the two rounded parts are.IMG_4538.JPG

Now it was my turn. I took some spray paint (brown metallic color) and started spraying away. It was super easy and I was done in no time cause it dried so fast (maybe because it was really hot too).

Then we picked up some soil and positioned them where we wanted in our yard.IMG_4541.JPGIf you don’t have strong men helping, you can just position the barrels where you like and then fill them up with soil. Plant whatever you want in them! I planted four tomatoes, 3 rhubarb and one cucumber. It’s my first garden EVER. So let’s see how that’s going to work out. This is all I have as a garden too, gotta start small and work your way up slowly. I’ve never had luck with plants, like ever – it seemed that they would die as soon as they came in my hands. Like my hands were jinxed or something. But you’re supposed to get better the more you try, so here I am- trying and trying.IMG_4544.JPGWe took the lid from the steel barrel and fastened it on the second circle so both barrels have a base. If I ever want to move them anywhere – there’s no problem!IMG_4544 - CopyHow do you keep your garden?

 

 

 

 

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Thrift Store Makeover #3 Vintage Note Pad

BeFunky CollageThis note pad I purchased for exactly 20 cents! I think it’s super cute how it turned out and would totally add to a vintage style kitchen! I took the note pad apart, spray painted everything white and then went over the leaves with black paint. Then I drew some leaves on the note holder part and exchanged the ol’ looking blue ribbon to some jute twine, Don’t forget to add some rough looking edges to give it that vintage look. There ya are!

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Thrift Store Makeover #2

BeFunky Collage.jpgI gathered this tray for $1 at the thrift store. I consider this another great find. It was so simple to redo and it looks like it was bought new! I love how the heart adds to it.

This is pretty much a one step DIY. You just take everything apart and spray paint it. Then you put it back together, add your pictures and a heart. That’s it already!

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This is great to use as a tray or even hang it on your wall for a modern frame!

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Thrift Store Makeover #1

Thrift Store Makeover 1I had this awesome find at our thrift store, which only cost me 50 cents! When I saw it, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it, and I did! It was so simple and looks super cute!

I first took the straw stuff off and sanded the green off the big hearts and the 3 small hearts that were attached to the straw.

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Then, I took some white spray paint and painted it white. After about 20 minutes, I took the small hearts and arranged them where I liked them to be. By then they weren’t dry all the way so they stuck on it really well!

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Now, I took some ribbon that I had left over and made a bow out of it. I arranged it where I liked it and hot glued it on.

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Just cut off the ribbon to the length you want and there you are! A cute addition to your decor πŸ™‚

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Put it by your kitchen window or hang it beside a frame πŸ™‚

 

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Summer Wreath DIY

Summer is around the corner! And so are the summer wreaths. There are lots of ways you can make your wreath, but this was what I decided on. I love how the colors of the flower look so vibrant and alive to the burlap bow and letter S.

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It was so easy to make. You make the burlap bow and attach it in the middle at the top. Then you hot glue the flowers on each side and attach the letter. Done you are! And it looks so fabulous πŸ™‚

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