May 22nd, 2013 § § permalink
I think we can all agree on our mutual obsession with distressed wood these days. Unfortunately, buying reclaimed wood has about as much competition as the last cupcake at at a kid’s party (or mine..), and the dollar signs to go with it. So, I made my own DIY version, and you almost can’t tell the difference!
Simple to make with just a few supplies, you can find my full tutorial on DIY distressed wooden shelves, here, on the Ikea blog.
February 25th, 2013 § § permalink
Now that we’ve got all of our thousand boxes moved into our new house, I’m on the hunt for home DIY’s to die for. (I thought about making that into an acronym for you, but it’s a little to long winded.)
First up are these stunningly pretty miniature hanging garden planters by Rachael, the DIY genius behind the blog Penelope & Pip. Like I needed another reason to have a girl crush on her..
You can find the full tutorial and photos right here on the Frankie Magazine blog. Wouldn’t these also make really adorable favor cups? You know I would be shoving at least three in my purse!
January 16th, 2013 § § permalink
Having grown up in West Virginia and then moving to Texas, I can honestly say that I love seasons, and winter, and snow.. but I’m not so much a fan of constant cold rain and overall dreariness. It either needs to be winter and snow, or cold and dreary but all I have to do is sit by a fire and drink hot chocolate. Since the latter clearly isn’t going to happen anytime soon, I’m still crossing my fingers for a miracle snow in Houston. Until then, I crafted a neat little way to hang colorful terrariums around the house with my tutorial for DIY colored hanging planters over on Say Yes To Hoboken, today! Can you guess what this little guy is hanging from?
January 4th, 2013 § § permalink
Hands down the most commonly asked question about my blog is “Where do you buy your twine?”. I can say that there are a few things I’d like to be known for in this lifetime, but if a twine-aholic is one of those things, I’m okay with it.
If you’re a twine-aholic too (or one to be) you can buy it by the truck load right here. Trust me, this is one crazy good (no longer top secret) deal on twine my friends! You can get a 2lb. cone in 12 different colors for less than $10. Now, storing all of your twine after a buying spree leads me to my next point… this seriously easy DIY twine holder figurine that I concocted after coming across this little guy on Pinterest.
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First step: I drilled a hole in the top of my figurine that was just large enough to easily allow twine to slip through.
Cool thing about this project (beside the obvious factor of it dispensing twine) is that you can make it out of whatever figurine you want as long as it’s hollow inside. I chose a decorative owl figurine from Marshall’s that was big enough to cover a small wooden spool. They had larger ones that could have covered the whole 2lb. cone, but if I covered all of my 2lb. spools with owl figurines, I would be crazy owl lady.
December 17th, 2012 § § permalink
Originally I had planned on making an unconventional Christmas tree DIY using tulle and lights, but it really, really didn’t pan out. In fact, now that I actually write out “tulle Christmas tree”, I probably should have known..
On a brighter note, I’ve been hoarding this DIY wheeled create idea in the back of my mind for some time now, and I decided it would be a perfect double-duty solution for the holidays for traveling presents and organizing them once they’re opened. Clever, no? Okay, so maybe Santa thought of it first, but it’s still debatable.
- Wooden crate ($7 at Home Depot)
- 4 x Caster wheels
- Screws for the casters
- Spray paint (optional)
All you have to do to make this wheeled crate is spray paint the crate (unless you like the au naturale look), and then screw the wheels onto the bottom. It’s really simple, but packs a big punch!