Much like the donut has become just as cool as the cupcake, copper is quickly creeping up to be the new gold in town… and I like it. These ten crazy, and I say crazy because of how insanely genius some of them are, copper DIY’s will have you on the decor forefront in no time! Just don’t be mad if the guys in Home Depot happen to look at you funny as you strategically pick out your favorite pieces of copper, all of the cool kids are doing it too.
top photo, from left to right: DIY copper pipe wall sconce by Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles// DIY copper ladder storage by Monster Circus // DIY copper tripod lamp by Sarah M. Dorsey // DIY copper indoor garden by Monster Circus for Electric Trends // DIY copper handled marble tray by Almost Makes Perfect
bottom photo, from left to right: DIY copper sconce by Sugar & Cloth // DIY copper clothing rack by Weekday Carnival // DIY macrame wall hanging by Sarah Sherman Samuel for A Beautiful Mess // DIY mini copper planters by Sugar & Cloth // DIY copper kitchen wall hooks by My Home Design
A little insider tip: Did you know you can polish copper with ketchup? It’s true! If the smell of that much ketchup doesn’t make you nauseous, you can save yourself a lot of money cleaning up your DIY projects with it instead.
Valentine’s day is this week, and in case you might be doing some last minute scrambling for how to woo your love, this is the simple DIY for you. Buy a cake (ok ok – or bake a cake), make these cake toppers in 30 minutes, and leave it out for them to see it right when they walk in. You’ve definitely done your wooing for the day, and you still get cake out of it! It’s a win win.
- red or pink tissue paper
- fringing scissors
- kabob sticks
It’s kind of funny how some of the simplest projects turn out to be the most popular. I wish I had a good radar for this, but sometimes making projects is just like rolling the dice, but these four Valentine’s DIY’s that I made last year were the most popular. I have to say that my DIY xoxo gift wrap was a personal favorite! Can you guess what the reader favorite was? Hint: if hipster cupid shot arrows…
In case you were ever wondering if there was such a thing as friendly dynamite… the answer is yes. Not only is it friendly but it’s full of pretty surprises and love notes (at least my version is) with this DIY You’re Dynamite Valentine for this month’s 12 Months of Martha.
Can you guess what this little bundle of Cupid is made of? That’s right, an old seasoning container. Let’s not pretend that you aren’t looking for a good reason to buy the hot chocolate mix or can of Pringles, and I’m happy to support the habit for you to recycle them to make inexpensive I love you’s. If you are one of the die hards still sticking to your New Year’s resolution, you can just use an old mailing tube..