DIY: Painted Garden Stones

Spring is just around the corner! Time to get your gardening game on with these super cute and helpful painted garden stones from Etcetorize.

(etcetorize)

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Stones (you can find these at Michael's or Dollar Tree)
Letters
-Stencils
-Black paint
-Brushes
-Hairdryer
or
-Vinyl (if you have a Cricut machine, bless your heart, then you can cut and print these words out using vinyl sticker paper)
or
-Black sharpie

Step Two:
Design your stones.

Painting on your letters:
-place your stencil on the stones
-paint over letters to spell out vegetable/plant
-dry with a hair dryer

Stickers:
-use stickers to spell out the words
-design your labels in your Cricut program and print out accordingly

Sharpie:
-Write/design your stones with the Sharpie
-Bake the stones at 360 degrees for about 10 minutes to set the ink

Step Three:
Place in your garden!

DIY: Rustic iPad holder

(joybobo)

Step One:

Gather your supplies:
-Old cutting board
-Wedge of wood
-Scrabble tile holder
-Paint
-Adhesive (hot glue/gun, Gorilla glue, Modge Podge, etc.)

Step Two:
Mount your materials together using hot glue or Gorilla glue. Whatever you feel most comfortable with. 

Step Three:
Paint your stand all one color.

DIY: Backyard Luau Good Eats

Sand Dollar Cookies

These cookies might be a bit of a challenge to make, but it's totally worth it. They aren't too sweet and are brushed with a bit of cinnamon for the perfect day at the beach look and feel. Five shaved almond pieces pressed into the top and boom, perfect Sand Dollar cookie. Get the recipe here.

Sea Shell Chocolates
(michaels.com)
Get this mold from Michael's. You can also get the melting chocolate from there too, but Walmart has it cheaper. I used the cream and white chocolate colors. If you want to make them look marble, here's an awesome tutorial as to how!

Flip Flop Cookies


You can use Milano cookies or Nutter Butters. Ice them on top with any colors or designs you like, then use icing or licorice for the straps. I put them on a tray of graham cracker crumbs to look like sand and bought a few miniatures from Michael's (like buckets and the sand castle.)

Boozy Pina Colada Cupcakes

These were super fun and easy to make. The cupcakes were white cake mix with Pina Colada margarita mix, pineapple slices, coconut extract, splash of pineapple juice from the can of pineapple chunks, and about 1/4 cup vodka. I had to add a bit of flour and baking powder to it because of all of the liquid, but they turned out nice.

The frosting is 2 sticks of butter, a bag (yes BAG) of powdered sugar,  1/2 cup vodka, coconut extract, Pina Colada margarita mix and some yellow food coloring.

Snacks and Icebox Cake

I put all of the snacks into buckets. The little buckets have candy in them "Life Savers" starring as LifeSavers and Peach Rings, "Pool Noodles" as Twizzlers, "Fish" as Swedish Fish. I used the shovels as serving spoons.

Icebox Cake, because of the graham cracker crumbs and vanilla pudding has the tones and feel of the beach. It's also a cool dessert which is nice on a hot day. It's a layer of graham crackers, layer of vanilla pudding, layer of graham crackers, layer of vanilla pudding, graham crackers crumbled on top. CHILL. Serve. 

DiY Bleach Graphic Tee

Step One:
Gather your supplies-
-old tshirt
-Clorox Bleach Pen ($3 at Target)
-cardboard square

Step Two:
Put cardboard insert in shirt.

Step Three:
Write or draw your design. Let sit for about ten or fifteen minutes. (this may change depending on what color shirt you have. Shorter time for darker clothing)

Step Four:
Wash the bleach off. Toss the shirt in the dryer or hang it over the shower.

Done!

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DIY iPhone Case

This is super quick, cheap and easy to do. Yeah, could you go to etsy and buy some kitschy phone case for $12.99 plus $4.99 shipping? Sure. OR, you could make your own phone case for virtually nothing and change it as often as you like!

Step One:
Gather your supplies-
-clear phone case (on amazon.com for $2.99 and FREE SHIPPING)
-paper with the design on it (you can use wrapping paper, a placemat from the dollar store, but I printed out a design on Epson Premium Luster Paper)
-scissors

Step Two:
Trace your phone outline around the design. Cut it out.

Step Three:
Fit into phone case.

Done! Also, don't forget to cut out a little hole for the camera!

Take a selfie with your new phone case and tag us on your social media! You could be featured on our IG or Twitter or win some cool prizes! 

DIY Bandana Back of Tee

OP: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/09/try-this-bandana-back-shirt.html

This super fun design is completely customizable and would look great with any of our Redneck Couture tees or scarves. We would love to see what you design!

(abeautifulmess.com) 

Step One: Gather your materials. You will need a long sleeve shirt (preferably a plaid button up), a bandana, scissors, pins, needle and thread (or a sewing machine.)

(abeautifulmess.com)

 

Step Two: Cut out the back of your shirt. You can use the seams as a guide. Now, with your cut out piece, lay it on top of your bandana to use as a stencil. Leave a ½ inch on the edges and cut your bandana to fit the back of your shirt.

(abeautifulmess.com)

 

Step Three: Pin the bandana to the back of your shirt.

 

Step Four: Stitch back together.

(abeautifulmess.com)

Done and fabulous!

 

Take a pic of your new bandana tee or long sleeve shirt with your Redneck Couture and tag us. We’ll feature you on our social media!