Whenever the seasons change from Summer to Fall, I always feel like I need to do some redecorating. I always have tons of flowers and bright colors on display during the Summer, but I like to bring in some cozy vibes and more muted tones for the Fall. In order to do this easily and on the cheap, I turned to this boho yarn wall hanging project.
Fri-DIY: Prickly Pin Cusion
So I stumbled upon this DIY just yesterday and could not believe how adorable it was. Pins + Pin Cushions = Cacti looking object… how has no one put them together before? Well, they hadn’t, and thank goodness A Beautiful Mess made it happen.
By just using some small pots and felt, you can make the least threatening cacti plants you’ve ever seen. Truly, I already own a pin cushion for sewing that I love, but I would make these planters just for decoration. They remind me of something I would find in Chinatown with my friends with little googly eyes and a cheery grin that has no purpose other than to be cute. So I think this project could go either way: decorative or useful.
Try this one out this weekend and let me know how it goes! Thanks again to A Beautiful Mess for the inspiring post.
Fri-DIY: Modern Furniture on the Cheap
I’m not sure if you know this about me or not, but I am truly obsessed with mid-century modern furniture. If it has tapered legs, warm toned wood, and a sleek shape I am sure to love it. Over time, Megan and I have worked on furnishing our apartment with new, solid pieces of furniture to replace anything we had acquired back in college, with the exception of the coffee table. Ridiculously enough, it was probably the piece of furniture in the worst shape. Staring at the wood composite slathered in black “stain” that was peeling and bubbling over most of the top, I was driven to figure out something to do about it.
Nicely enough, my parents were doing some Spring cleaning, and they offered to ship me a beautiful modern table my dad had made and designed years ago! I love the new look in our space, and it’s really awesome to have something that was made by my dad. He’s made many of the beautiful tables in my parent’s house, and it’s really a blessing to have gotten to inherit one already!
Before this generous gift was bestowed upon me, I had worked on figuring out a mid-century modern fix for our sad coffee table. I found this incredibly simple coffee table design by A Pair of Pears and would have jumped right into building if not for the gorgeous alternative coming into my life.
This coffee table is not only stylish and simple, it’s inexpensive to make too! What’s even better is that it’s almost fail-proof for a new furniture maker (like me and pretty much everyone else I know in their 20’s). With a piece of wood, four tapered legs, some hardware, and stain, you will be revamping your living room in no time!
Thanks again to A Pair of Pears for sharing this post and for the incredible idea!
Fri-DIY: Cupcake Bouquet
Every birthday deserves cake. And if you’re like me, I think every birthday deserves flowers too. There’s something really luxurious about having a fresh bouquet on the dining table, livening up the whole room. Well, this Fri-DIY might not include a scent, but 52 Kitchen Adventures shows you how to make a cupcake bouquet that is perfect for a sweet birthday girl!
It’s such a simple idea, which makes it the best kind of DIY in my opinion. By using the Frosting Tips tutorial I put up last year to make the rose cupcakes, all you have to do is stick toothpicks into a foam mold and arrange your “flowers” into shape. If someone was to give me this as a birthday present, I think it would go down in the books as one of the cutest gifts ever received. It would also be personal because I love cupcakes and flowers… but really, who doesn’t? What a thoughtful gift for anyone!
If you have a birthday coming up, grab some supplies and get going!
Fri-DIY: Drinking Liquid Gold
Though I’m not one to say that tea is not equivalent to gold, because I think it is, I’m not talking about tea in this instance. This post is about these simply chic gold mugs you could use for your godly tea that I found on Garland of Grace. Ever since I saw these beauties pop up on my Pinterest feed I’ve been wanting to ditch all of my assorted mugs and swap them out for some shiny new white ones so I could complete this DIY. Since that’s seriously ridiculous, I have not, but that doesn’t make me love this project any less.
Perfect for a gift or just as a pretty addition to breakfast time in your house, these gold painted mugs are stylish and beautiful. Make note that they are not dishwasher safe, so either come up with some ingenious idea to make them safe (and tell me!) or hand wash to keep them shiny and gilded!
P.S. I promise I have other ideas to share that aren’t just for transforming your mugs… but these last two Fri-DIY projects have been pretty gorgeous, don’t you think?
Thanks again to Garland of Grace for sharing this lovely DIY and so many others like it!
Let’s Try Something New – FRI-DIY
So as much as I love crafting and creating new projects for you guys to try, I never have time to get to all of the projects I want to! I also do not have the space or money to make them all happen either… With so many amazing bloggers out there creating the cutest home decor, most fabulous clothing, and divine baked goods, how could I keep all this insider information to myself? Well, it’s really all out there on the web for you to see for yourselves, but you may not know where to find it!
I am taking the liberty to try something new and start sharing awesome DIY and craft projects from my favorite blogs each week that you can do over the weekend! I’m thinking we call it… FRI-DIY? Like Fri-day but DIY and I’ll share them on Friday’s? Maybe I’m pushing this… but I kind of like it. 🙂
Hope you guys enjoy these posts, I already have too many ideas to share! For my first post, I wanted to show you guys these totally hip planter boxes from Tell Love and Chocolate. I’ve been thinking a lot about my balcony lately and wanting to spruce it up with plants. These boxes are awesome looking, super simple, and not expensive to create. Hope we both get some time to try them out! Share your pictures on Instagram and tag me @bunnybaubles!
NOTE: All photos, talent, and project ideas taken from TellLoveandChocolate.com, a seriously gorgeous and fun blog!
Modern Gilded Mirror DIY
Megan and I moved last week! Although moving is tremendously painful for us to have just relocated upstairs in our building, we gained an incredible view of downtown Houston and lowered our rent. We’re quite please with our new place. Moving is also a great thing to do, in my opinion, because you really clear out the stuff you don’t really need. I was able to finally raid my closet of old clothes from high school and things that never got unpacked from my first move. It also inspired a redecoration movement… a cheap DIY one at that! Continue reading “Modern Gilded Mirror DIY”
The Perfect DIY Tee-Shirt Dress Sewing Tutorial
I’m a huge fan of the tee-shirt dress. It’s casual yet incredibly cute at the same time, and can be accessorized like no other piece of clothing. It’s also just as comfy as wearing pajamas. It’s perfect for throwing on over a swim suit for a trip to the beach, or dressing up with heels for happy hour. You can even add some tights and style it into the cooler fall months! Continue reading “The Perfect DIY Tee-Shirt Dress Sewing Tutorial”