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: Lace Heels

(buzzfeed)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-A pair of heels
-Lace
-Glue

Step Two:
Apply glue to the back of the lace.

Step Three:
Stick on the lace. You can even hit it with a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

Country Cozy

DIY: Triangle Necklace

(creativeindex)

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Polymer clay in 2 colors
-Chain or cord
-Pliers
-Jump rings
-Closure clasps
-Razor
-Roller
-Toothpick/needle

Step Two:
"First, condition your clay (roll between your hands until it's soft and pliable). Roll out the two colors a little bit. Place a piece of color A over B. Cut out the section that's underneath (otherwise it will be too thick). Pinch/kneed the seem together so you have one piece. Roll and smooth out to your preferred thickness and cut into a triangle. Use a toothpick to make 2 holes on each end."

Step Three:
"Once you're happy with the shape, place on a baking sheet and bake at 275 for about 20 minutes. While baking cut two pieces of chain to the length you like. When cool, fit the jump rings through the holes, attach the chain and crimp shut. Add jump rings to the end of the chain and finish with a closure clasp."

(creativeindex)

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: 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.