Daily Inspiration – Wedding “Metal” Monogram

Hi world. Look I’m blogging again, HA! I know its been too long. Life has been crazy busy, I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record but here I am again sharing a cute little tutorial for you. I first made these “metal letters” two years ago for our apartment and we are still in love with them. Well, while shopping at Joann’s fabric the other day I came across these cardboard letters and immediately thought about turning them into a metal monogram for our big day. Plus why not share them here too? I mean, all you gotta do is paint your letters black, once they dry out you paint them with metallic paint and voila! Cheaper “Anthropology” letters within minutes. You know me, the fact they’re handmade makes them more special. Have you done these before? You could make these for all different occasions… initials for kids rooms, the famous “eat” sign for your kitchen, etc. I cannot wait to use these on our wedding day as part of our décor.

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Daily Inspiration – Sunday Snapshots

I made a visit to my favorite spot yesterday. It had been way too long. I saw the coolest book lamps and hate myself for not taking a card from the vendor. I can’t find them anywhere online, bad blogger move on my end. I must go back soon to figure it out HA! I did end up finding the best looking frames for just $1. I made them into chalkboards the minute I got home. I just love a good DIY to end the weekend. How was your weekend?

 

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Daily Inspiration – Valentines DIY round-up

In case you need some help for Valentines Day, which I can’t believe is around the corner. Take a look at some past projects that will make the perfect little gift for that special person in your life. Happy Friday friends!

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Daily Inspiration – Penguins Ornaments DIY

Are you fully recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma? I finally am. I was looking forward to “black Friday”, not only for the leftovers but for our traditional putting up of our Christmas tree HA! Last year I created these cute little guys, I wanted to make some new ones for this year. I guess I’ve been making ornaments every year so I had to continue the tradition. Not sure how I ended up on a penguin, but I do love it. To make them, I simply played around with different shapes of felt and fabric. I sewed them by hand and stuffed them with some cotton balls. I used some yarn for the string and a hot glue gun for their little eyes. Pretty simple. Are you making ornaments this year too? Please do tell! Merry Christmas!

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Daily Inspiration – Wine Cork Placeholders DIY

Last year I made these placeholders for our Thanksgiving table. For this year I knew I wanted to create some new ones. I’ve been keeping all the corks from our wine bottles (for some strange reason) so I decided they would be my base. It took me about 10 minutes to make them (including all names stamped on cut outs of scrap-booking paper). I’m hoping our guests will feel special and know exactly which seat has been reserved for them :) If you want to make them, this is what you do: grab as many corks as you’ll need, depending on how many people will be sitting at the table. Using an Xacto knife (please be careful) pull the blade across the cork with firm pressure. Repeat until you’ve made your slice completely across the top of the cork. Then simply slide the place cards into your cork holders. How easy was that? Don’t you love little details on a table like this? Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Cronuts DIY

Yes, you read that right. This is a Cronut DIY post. It all started when one of my best friends sent me this link. After a few seconds in I texted her: “We are making them this weekend!” and so we did. It was super fun and extremely easy. Which I don’t think is good. The mister and I are both obsessed. I created a monster. Anyways, back to the recipe. We simply used canola oil, 2 (8-ounce) canisters of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls, some vanilla & chocolate pudding. Plus powdered sugar and milk for the glaze. Watch this cute video by Popsugar to get all the deets and enjoy.

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Daily Inspiration – Fall Garland DIY

I cannot believe Fall officially started. I decided to make a little something Saturday morning with some scraps of felt I had laying around to kick off the season. I started with an idea in my head but not sure what I was going to do. I do feel a little silly making it a DIY but since it might inspire someone out there why not share it? I must confess, it has yet to go up in our house since I’m still gathering the rest of the décor but making this got me started. All I did was cut some leaves out of a few different colors of felt and hand stitch them with pretty twine. I told you it was easy!. Here is to the beginning of a new season!

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Daily Inspiration – Dry-Flowers + Washi tape envelopes DIY!

I told you my mind was going wild after I ran into these cute dry-flowers . Well, these envelopes I got at Daiso were perfect for my first project. I grabbed some of my favorite washi tape and in a few minutes I took some plain paper envelopes to the next level of cuteness. All you need is some dry-flowers, envelopes & washi tape. Super easy and quite charming! Aren’t these cute? What would you make with dry-flowers?

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Daily Inspiration – Cake Garland DIY!

I’ve been wanting to make some pom poms for a long time. After I made them I needed to take them to the next level of fun. A cake topper! I followed the instructions from Scoutie Girl to create my garland. Then I added my own little twist. I decided to simply use some cute paper straws as my holders and make it a cake muffin topper! I mean, how cute does it look? I was telling the mister I felt like throwing a party for no reason just to use it. It’s super easy and will make the cutest topper for any occasion. Or if you are anything like me, you will make it for no reason. HA! Happy crafting! Don’t you love simple projects like this? Have you made a cake topper?

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Materials: Yarn, two paper straws, twine & scissors (not pictured)

Start by making some pom poms out of the yarn, tie them to the twine and tie your garland to the straws. Place on top of your cake, muffins or cupcakes!

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Daily Inspiration – Secret Jewelry Box DIY

I ran across a pile of books for a dollar at my favorite place this weekend. I knew immediately what I should do! I remember seeing jewelry boxes made out of books everywhere last year on Pinterest. I also remembered this cute DIY by Sincerely Kinsey I’ve pinned. The whole process couldn’t be easier. A bit messy but totally worth it. I even kept some of the pages I had taken out of the book for future scrapbooking projects. I mean, am I an old lady already or what? Anyways, back to the DIY. If you have or see an old book laying around with a pretty cover, make it into a secret jewelry box! I’m using it to keep rings that belonged to my grandma. Glad I was able to make a special place for them!

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