DIY: Tiki Torch Bottles

(sugarandcharm)

Step One:
Gather supplies-
-Tiki torch tips
-Liquor bottles
-Tiki torch liquid
-Matches

Step Two:
"Wash the bottles with water."

Step Three:
"Fill the bottom of the bottle with water, just below the wick, don’t let the wick touch the water." 

Step Four:
"Then fill the bottle with tiki fluid."

Step Five:
"Drench the wick in tiki torch fluid and then place it back in the bottle."

Step Six:
Light it up and enjoy!

DIY: Wine Rack

Wine Rack DIY from The Merry Thought

(themerrythought)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-1/2″ x 12″ x 24″ Birch Plywood
-Scroll Saw
-Three 5/8″ Dowels
-Drill
-5/8″ Forstner Drill Bit
-Wood Glue
-Four 1″ x 20″ pieces of Leather
-Sewing Machine

Step Two:
"Draw line across the board at 11 5/8in from one end (this gives an extra 3/8in to the back side of the stand) Use the saw to cut along this line."

Step Three:
"On the top half, (the one with the extra 3/8in) measure 1.5in down from the top and make a mark at the center of the board and then a mark at 1in in from each side. Also mark 6 1/4in down from the top at the center and 1in in from each side. (These are for the dowels.)"

Step Four:
"Drill a hole most of the way through the board at each mark. Cut six 12in pieces of dowel."

Step Five:
"Screw the base piece of wood to the back of the stand. Glue dowels in place."

 

Step Six:
"Fold each piece of leather in half. Stitch across, giving enough room for dowel to fit through. About 1in." 

Step Seven:
"Now fold about an inch on each end and sew along the edge. 
Slide the leather on the dowels once they are completely dry and fill it up with your favorite wine!"

DIY: Balloon Chandelier

Create this amazing and fun balloon chandelier for your next hoe down!

(weddingchicks)

Step One:

Gather your materials:
-Balloons
-Helium tank
-4x6 photos
-5x7 cardstock
-Ribbon
-Scissors
-Holepunch
-Double sided tape or glue stick

Step Two:
Glue/stick your photos to the card stock.

Step Three:
Hole punch the card stock where you want the ribbon to hang.

Step Four:
Blow up balloons.

Step Five:
Attach length of ribbon to each photo.

Step Six:
Attach other end of the ribbon to a balloon.

Step Seven:
Release and enjoy!

DIY: Vintage Tea Cup Candle

Vintage Tea Cup Candle
(mykitchenantics)

Step One:
Gather your materials
-Vintage tea cups with saucers (you can get these anywhere from Etsy to Goodwill to your Grandma's attic)
-Candle wicks (waxed)
-Wooden skewers (8, to hold the wicks in place)
-Heat proof bowl
-Saucepan
-Cup with spout (to pour wax)
-500g soy wax
-2g wax dye
-Fragrance oil

Step Two:
"Before getting on with the process make sure you have set up the containers with wicks etc. I first tried to keep the wicks in place with a clothes peg balanced on the rim, but when i poured in the wax, with the slightest movement they changed position. So I placed two skewers on either side of the wick to keep it in place (as in picture)."
(mykitchenantics)
Step Three:
"Once the mis en place is intact, heat enough water in a saucepan to come about half way up and bring to a simmer."
Step Four:
"Place the wax in the heat proof bowl (cut them up into smaller pieces if they are in a block, to allow easy and even melting) along with the wax dye and let it slowly melt. 
Use a long wooden skewer to stir in between if needed."
Step Five:
"Once the wax has completely melted, take it off bain marie and keep aside to cool a bit. 
Pour in the fragrance oil at this point, stir with the skewer and slowly pour into the cups till about 3/4th full. If the wicks have moved a bit, don't worry, just readjust. The wax is not going to set immediately. Also, rinse out your utensils quickly."
Step Six:
"Don't move the candles until its completely set. If there is a bit of sinking in the centre, just warm some more wax and fill it up."


DIY: Thanksgiving Leftovers Bag

Thanksgiving Leftovers Bag
(pizzazzerie)

If you click on the link above you can print out all of these adorable Thanksgiving Leftovers labels. They even explain to you how to make your own bags using material purchased from Garnish. However, you can make these bags yourself right at home using items you can pick up at Walmart or Dollar Tree!

Step One:
Gather materials
-Large paper take out bags
-Take out containers or toss away tupperware
-Stencils
-Stickers
-Paint
Etc.

Step Two:
Brainstorm a theme. Select fonts. Print things out. Figure out how much you need and what you like.

Step Three:
Make your containers!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

DIY: Memory Box Table

This memory box table idea was inspired by sunset.com.

(sunset.com)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-a small table
-a deep picture frame (about an inch smaller on all sides than the table top
-mementos (photos, souvenirs, postcards, etc.)
-hot glue

Step Two:
Measure out the picture frame and the table to make sure it fits. Next, organize the photo frame with the mementos. Play around with the arrangement until it's how you like it. Take a photo of it for reference so when you take everything out to glue it in, you don't forget the image you're going for. Glue the mementos into the frame and cover it with the glass.

Step Three:
Wait until the mementos are set. Now, mount the picture frame to the table using hot glue (or some type of wet cement to insure security.)