Tag Archives: DIY

DIY Fall Wreaths

diyfallwreaths
 

Can you feel the crisp and cool air now? It’s officially autumn! And it’s a beautiful time to enjoy the great outdoors and the ever changing colours of nature’s foliage. It is fun to dress up our doors too with budget Fall wreath decors you can make.

Below are easy DIY Fall wreaths you and your family can make to save money on decors. Materials are everywhere and if you are crafty, you can use some of your craft supplies too. All you need is a big imagination, some wires or even cardboards to use as base for the wreath, twines, fine wires, glue gun, glue and some glitters to add spark! Now, the rest of the materials can be found around you.

Creating the base of the wreath is easy. If you prefer to use a wire, make sure you add a mesh so it is easy to attach the leaves and other decorations. I would prefer to use a thick cardboard so I can just punch holes on the base directly rather than cutting a wire mesh to attach to the wire base. Here’s a tip when you can’t find a wire deco mesh – use an old metal clothes hanger.

wiremesh
Decide on how large you want your wreath to be. You can be playful by going out of the normal circular wreaths. You can make a square, rectangular, oblong or any shaped wreath base you like.

Cut out your base to the desired dimension and start layering. I would normally not glue or attach the decorations right away. I will just practice on layering and placing them around the base to give me an idea of how it would look like when done.  You can start attaching when you are satisfied with the mock wreath.

If you’re using lots of dried leaves and other natural materials, you can use small amount of glue gun on the base of the leaf. Just dot the hot glue and be careful not to burn yourself. You can use hot glue on twigs and other small fruits like berries.  Use a small wire to attach the dried pine cones or small pumpkins onto the wreath.

If you will use cloth/fabric or burlap as layers for your wreath, then a wire mesh is best to use for the base so you can intertwine the fabric between the wires.

Add glue glitters on the leaves to make them look sparkly.

Complete the finishing touch with bows.

 

These are great ideas to help you with your DIY fall wreath project. (Photo credits: to their owners and taken from Pinterest)

Leafy wreaths

fallwreath1

 

fallwreath2

 

Burlap wreaths

fallwreath3

 

fallwreath4

 

Corn husks wreaths

fallwreath5

 

Dried fruits, flowers, pumpkins, acorns, pine cones wreaths

fallwreath7

 

fallwreath8

 

fallwreath9

 

fallwreath10

 

 

Easy DIY Party Kits

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

Hosting a party can be a daunting experience especially when you are doing it for your family or close friends.  There are many things to consider, lots of coordination with suppliers and service providers, and party supplies to have. You may want to run a themed celebration or simply have a bash that is well-coordinated and organized. No matter what you like to achieve, it is always great to see the results of your hard labor to be greeted with cheers and an astounding success!

Party kits will be the best solution to save you precious time, resources, and breaking of head (not literally!) for thinking of ideas and themes.  Do you want to something personalized? How about themed? Fun? Crazy? Colorful? Toned down? Classy? Then check out DIY Party Kits from Birthday Express! Each D.I.Y. kit comes with everything needed to create a fun backdrop or decoration that the kiddos will love… plus they make great photo opps too!

  1. D.I.Y. Barnyard Room Decor – D.I.Y. Kit Materials – 1 Guests – YeeHaw! Spend a day down on the farm for your son or daughter’s next birthday! Make the celebration one-of-a-kind with this exclusive DIY party kit! The project kit includes barn/hay backdrops, 3 straw hats, 2 bandanas, 1 set decals, and 1 roll of twine. The only things you’ll need to round up are clothes pins, tape, and scissors.
  2. D.I.Y. Superhero Comics Room Decor – D.I.Y. Kit Materials – 1 Guests – Create a BAM, POW, BANG, BOOM party room for your little superhero! This D.I.Y. party kit includes 2 yellow lanterns, 1 blue lantern, 2 red fluffy decorations, 1 blue fluffy decoration, 2 placemats, 2 masks, and 3 rolls of crepe (1 each of red, blue, and yellow). All you’ll need to bring it together are scissors and tape!
  3. D.I.Y. Little Spa Party Room Decor – D.I.Y. Kit Materials – 1 Guests – Transform your home into a relaxing oasis with this delightful D.I.Y. Little Spa Party project. Materials included are: a bathtub standup, 1 roll of pink tulle, 2 packs of blue fluffy decorations, and 4 packs of white balloons. Just have some tape and scissors on hand and you’ll be able to create a special retreat for your little one.

Each kit is super easy to set-up, so let your imagination run wild and create an awesome custom party room to remember! Shop now! Don’t make it stressful! Enjoy!

 

Pocket Gardens For Small Yards

Having a garden is one of the dreams of homeowners who loves plants, gardening and have a knack for making plants thrive in any condition. Other homeowners prefer to have gardens because they add beauty to their property and brings nature close to home. However, not every homes have the space to accommodate a garden so other people make do with buying plants in pots and just putting them in one area or wherever is available to bring a semblance of nature to their home.

A pocket garden will be a good solution to those small space woes. Here are some inspirations for you and some may just be suitable to your tight quarters back home and some tips to consider when creating a pocket garden.

 

Use small pots

Collect small pots and put them in one area of the yard or your house to mimic a small garden. Use various plants like flowery, and leafy plants. They will give of a vibes of a small garden that you’ve always loved.

photo credit: edomontonsun.com

photo credit: edomontonsun.com

Repurpose unused drawers

Do you have old cabinets or dressers that you want to throw? Don’t do that just yet. Save the drawers and repurpose them into plant beds.

photo credit: alwaysintrend.com

photo credit: alwaysintrend.com

Use pipes as hanging planters

You can get used pipes and cut them in half and drill holes for water to drip. Hang them up or prop them against a bare wall in your house and create a small garden out of them.

photo credit: pinterest.com

photo credit: pinterest.com

Create vertical gardens on vacant walls

Do you have a blank wall that you just don’t know what to do? Spice it up and create a vertical garden instead.

photo credit: pinterest.com

photo credit: pinterest.com

 

 

Creative DIY Cork Board

Cork is one of the easiest material to find and use when making boards. It comes from the Cork Oak tree, usually grown in Europe and Africa. Cork is commonly used to make wine stoppers but nowadays, you can see cork in shoes, flooring, wallets, in some musical instruments, and boards.

In this article, I will show you several creative ideas to make use of cork to create a fun, artistic and pretty cork board pieces.

 

enhanced-buzz-16288-1340213500-14

 

(Photo from buzzfeed.com)

If you have old photo frames that are empty and need to be re-used, and also tons of cork stopper, then stick those cork stopper on the frame until all the space is used up. You now have a very fun, creative cork board! I think I’ll do this with my husband’s collection of cork stopper.

 

9f33d9cc85879cbb86be65935eefd108

You can buy thse circle cork board form Ikea. If you already have them at home, you can either cover them with fabric with pretty prints just like the photo below or paint with some bold, funky colors for more artistic effect like the one above.

P1100631(Both photos from pinterest)

You can also leave the cork boards plain just like the photo below.

MG_96641

(Photo from molliepop.com)

If you want to put some life to an old frame or chalkboard, buy a cork roll and simply install it on the board.

cork-board-2272x1704-diy-cork-board-urumix.com(Photo form urumix.com)

Easy 4th of July Decorating Ideas

It’s 4th of July in few days and it’s nice to deck out that patio or decorate the house with simple and easy-to-do decorating ideas from Better Home and Gardens. Here are some ideas to get your started and show your love and patriotism this coming Independence Day!

4thjulyideas.jpg
(all photos from BHG.com)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...