DIY Home Decor, DIY Projects

Easy DIY Decorative Boxes

I recently published a post about decorative boxes because they are so darn useful. You can use one as a decorative piece while it holds your treasures or useful junk. (Let’s be honest, junk is a box looks good as well..lol.)

Last night I helped my boys decorate shoe boxes for Valentine’s Day. The boxes will hold all their Valentine’s day cards and goodies they will receieve from their friends and teachers on this beautiful day.

I started with two shoe boxes.

This project is so easy and it took me about 15 minutes to make each box. Find some leftover gift wrapping paper, contact paper, some tape and a pair of scissors to make this decorative boxes. Check out your local dollar store. All these materials can be found there! You can also use a fabric or decoupage craft paper onto you box with mod podge.

 

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Spring-Inspired Interior Decorating Ideas

Being an interior decor enthusiast is very exciting! At random times of the day, I find myself browsing page after page of beautiful interior decoration ideas. It has become a never-ending habit and I love every bit of time I spend just browsing through the ideas of others. Right now, I’m itching to visit my local thrift store to pick up some items to makeover. I’m hoping to find a small bench or cushioned chair for our master bedroom. I’ll share all the details of my search and DIY makeover soon (when I find one :)).

Today’s post is inspired by Decorating with Bright Colors on bhg.com. I was drawn in by all the bright and beautiful colors in this post that I just had to share.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with or a paid supporter of Better Homes and Gardens (bhg.com).

xoxo,

Abi

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DIY RUSTIC Christmas Decor – Make this now!

Hey guys!! I have another unique and easy  DIY Christmas decor for your living space, front door or bedroom. It is super duper easy, but will probably take you roughly an hour to complete. The hour will be used mainly for drying time. This project is very similar to my “Home” Wood Sign project. You’ll need the same materials except for different paint colors.

The wood plank I used for this project was found in my shed and I used red and white acylic paint that I already had on hand. I can honestly say I spent zero dollars on this project and I feel really great about that! :0

Here are photos of the process. It’s really easy, I promise.

So first I prepped the wood plank by painting it several coats of white acrylic paint. The plan was to end up with a rustic shabby-ish sign so I decided to leave a streak effect.

Next, I shaded the back of the (previously printed) letters and taped them down on the wood plank and tracing commenced.

Next was painting the letters! I chose red because it’s a festive Christmas color. At this point I felt like the completed JOY sign was still missing something because of the negative space at the top and bottom, so I had to give that space a bang for its buck. Check it out! Check it out!


I fininshed the rustic sign with embroidery floss (yarn) and I could not be any more satisfied with the result of this project. I definitely had fun making it!

Is this an idea you might try? If it’s too late to make a wood sign for Christmas, why not make one for Valentine’s day (LOVE), which is exactly 2 months away.

Yours DIYly,

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Make this Simple DIY Jewelry Dish

This post is dedicated to all jewelry lovers. Especially those who have so much jewelry that it’s difficult to keep track and organized. And let’s not talk about loosing pieces because you don’t have a specific place to store them.

One way to solve these problems is to have a jewelry dish or multiple dishes for your rings and dainty earrings that can be easily misplaced. And you won’t believe how easy it is to make one.

To make a jewelry dish you’ll need:

1) Find a wide mouth shallow dish or buy one at your local dollar store.

I bought this dish at my local Dollar Tree for $1.00

2) Spray paint it your favorite color.

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This is the yellow jewelry dish I made to place on my nightstand. The bottom one is for my dresser.


So what are you waiting for?

Make a jewelry dish now. It’ll make a nice gift from you to yourself!

DIY Projects

DIY Shoe update: Add some Bling!

Alright so I recently came across some ideas to transform shoes from drab to fab. Women’s shoes, to be more specific. I immediately thought about my shoe collection and chose two pairs of shoes that could use some help in this department. However,  I’ll only talk about one in this post.

I bought my black Franco Sarto Black Open toe pumps from Nordstrom Rack a couple years ago. I wasn’t looking for a specific style, I just needed a new pair of black  heels to replace what I already had.

So you ask? What exactly did I do to update my pumps?!!! The answer is in the photo below! Yep – jewelry. You will need a necklace that can be separated into several pieces that match.


In addition to an unwanted or old statement necklace, you will need pliers to open the jump rings that were used to connect the pieces of jewelry together and to the chain. I used my set of tools for jewelry making. You don’t need anything fancy though. Any old regular plier will work fine.

My set of tools

After I took the pieces apart, I arranged them on the shoe as I would like. Feel free to try different angles and positions until you find the look you like. After this step, I applied E6000 glue to the pieces one at a time and to my shoe and let it dry for 24hours. Note: You might need to hold the pieces to the surface of the shoe until the glue cures a bit. The pieces tend to slide off a little and out of position. With all that said, here’s the finished product:

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Are any of your shoes crying out desperately for a makeover? Please answer their cry for help ASAP! Hehe…

Yours DIYly,

Abi