DIY: Old Fashioned Glasses

(studiodiy/palmspringsstyle)

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Glasses
-Printable Starburst Motif (printable pattern template here, or design a stencil yourself), Printed on Cardstock
-X-Acto blade
-Cutting mat
-Liquid gold leaf
-Blue painter's tape
-Paintbrush

Step Two:
"First, cut out a rectangle shape around the starburst pattern. Then use your knife to carefully cut out the starburst shape from the rectangle, leaving you with a stencil. Rip off a piece of painter’s tape and tape it to your cutting mat. Place your stencil over top and carefully cut out the starburst shape from your tape."

Step Three:
"Peel your stencil off your mat and adhere it to your glass where desired, and then repeat the above steps until you have as many starbursts as desired on your glass. It is so so so important to run your fingernail over all the little cutouts of the starburst once it’s taped on the glass to ensure it is sealed on there well! This will prevent the gold leaf from leaking through the stencil."

Step Four:
"Open your liquid gold leaf and while working in a well-ventilated area, stir it well with your paint brush. Paint a thick but even coat over the starburst shape. If you find you need more than one coat, go ahead and add a second coat."

Step Five:
"Let dry thoroughly, then remove your stencils and you are done! If you do find that any starbursts didn’t turn out perfectly, you can use a toothpick or a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to remove any unwanted gold leaf."

 

Now fill your glasses with your most favorite cocktail and you are ready to party, mid-century style!

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DIY: Pom Pom Blanket

(sugar&cloth)

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Throw blanket (from thrift shop, Target or just something lying around)
-Scissors
-Ruler
-Hot glue/Fabric glue
-Pom Pom Trim

Step Two:
Measure out length of blanket in order to cut the right amount of Pom Pom time. Snip snip!

Step Three:
Glue the trim onto the edge of the blanket a few inches at a time. Be careful not to get your fingers with the hot glue.

Step Four:
Let dry! 

DIY: Forever Flowers for Mother's Day

Now, if your mom or special lady in your life, or even you yourself kills plants as fast and as efficiently as my mother does, then this is the perfect DIY gift! These forever flowers don't smell or die, so they can be kept around anywhere and everywhere for however long!

(pinterest)

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Fake flowers (Dollar Tree, Michael's Crafts, Walmart, etc.)
-Vase
-Ribbon

Step Two:
Arrange flowers in vase.

Step Three:
Wrap ribbon around vase.

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: Mason Jar Cocktails

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Mason Jar
-"Slim" soda can
-Mini liquor bottle
-Ribbon

Step Two:
Place the soda can in the mason car. Now, you can put some tissue paper or stuff on the bottom if you'd like.

Step Three:
Tie ribbon around neck of bottle of liquor.

Step Four:
Wrap ribbon around lip of jar and screw on the lid to keep in place.

This makes for the perfect gift! Mix and match mixers. Take a photo of your rad December DIY and don't forget to tag us on IG @redneckcouture! 

Snack Like a Southerner: Texas Rum Butter Sandies

Yummy!

Ingredients:
-2cups butter at room temperature
-3/4cup powdered sugar
-4cups flour
-1tbsp vanilla extract
-1/2tbsp almond extract
-2tbsp dark rum

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Step One:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Step Two:
Cream together butter and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Step Three:
Add flour, vanilla, almond and rum to mixture and combine. This should create a crumbly dough.

Step Four:
Roll dough into small balls--they will puff up!

Step Five:
Bake for 18 minutes.

Step Six:
Coat in powdered sugar while they are warm--perhaps five minutes after they are out of the oven. Once the cookies are completely cool, coat again in sugar and enjoy!

DIY: Spooky Jar

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Mason jar
-Dark twine
-Glow in the dark bugs
-Sparkly spider webs
-Hot glue
-Hot glue gun

Step Two:
Place the spider stickers on the jar. Stuff the jar of the twine. Hot glue gun the insects on the outside of the jar. 

Step Four:
Set it up somewhere to scare!

DIY: Mason Jar Monster

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Mason jar
-Green paint
-Black paint
-White paint
-Red paint
-Brushes
-Glitter glue

Step Two:
Paint your jar spooky green.

Step Three:
Give him a face!

Step Four:
Write some spooky words on him in the glitter glue.

DIY: Monogram Letter

This was a clearance bin craft! I found both of these fun letters at the clearance bin at Michael's. I thought I could transform them into something fun!

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Letters (you can get these in wood, felt, cloth, burlap, etc.)
-Paint
-Brushes
-Glitter glue

Step Two:
Decorate!
Display and enjoy!

Make sure to decorate these letters to reflect your personality or the personality of the person you're making it for!

October 02, 2015 by Lexx Fusco