After being on the hunt for the perfect kimono that didn’t have fringe longer than my entire body, or overly weird florals from top to bottom (says the girls wearing a 90’s leaf print above. Oh, the irony…), I have finally decided to make my own.
To start, I needed the actually kimono itself, which I found in the form of what Amazon calls a “sheer cardigan”. No clue why, considering it has no buttons or closures, is knee length, and is almost totally sheer. Alas, I refuse to bite the hand that feeds my Amazon Prime addiction, so I’ll let them call it whatever they want. Around here though, we’re going to call it a DIY poolside pattern kimono, okay?
photos by Jared Smith
It’s safe to say there’s a sure fire flamingo trend happening these days, and I’m so totally all up on that train (don’t you love my way with words?)! Although I wouldn’t exactly call myself a yard ornament kind of girl, and that’s if I even had a yard, so you won’t find any plastic flamingos flocking around my town house. That being said, I’ve been known to get a little creative with my choice of plastic animals (not weird, I promise), and this time I’ve gone and made a DIY flamingo ring toss yard game that’s perfectly friendly for those of us that don’t have grass.
For those of you that do, congratulations! I’m slightly jealous, and you also get to skip the second half of this tutorial, so consider yourself winning today…
Marble runs a really close second (to all things gold) in my list of home decor obsessions. The sad part about it is that it’s about as expensive to come by as gold is, plus I can’t exactly carve it myself, though that would make me one killer DIY’er if I could. Instead, I stick with the nail polish budget version (literally), and make my own DIY marble dipped vessels.
I thought about using marbled shelf liner paper for this project but I wanted to be able to get a sleek, seamless look, so I created my own color recipe to make a real faux marble pattern with polishes! A lot of people have done similar projects with the bright, neon colors, but I feel like you can’t go wrong with mixing a bit of traditional marble in with your decor, no?
Hello DIY’ers! It’s Teri from The Lovely Drawer, here to bring you a tutorial for some cute wall candy. I’m convinced that everyone is fond of a perfectly round mirror right now, and I’ll hold my hands up and say I’ve purchased one myself, but I wondered if you could make your own unique version. A handled chopping board is the perfect base material and if you buy one that already has the hanging hole, then you don’t even need to get your drill out (I avoid using drills at all costs, you see_) to make this DIY hanging mirror!
You can choose the colors for your mirror and a size that suits your space, too. It took me a little while to work out what would hold a mirror securely to the wood but I can safely say my research paid off!