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: 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: Reversible Fall to Winter Decoration

Reversible Fall to Winter Blocks
(theballoonred)

Step One:
Gather your materials
-Blocks of wood cut from a 2x4
   2 7in blocks
   2 6in blocks
   2 5in blocks
-1 7in 2x3 block of wood 
-Wood stain (optional)
-Modge Podge
-Paint (you will then need brushes and stencils)
-Wrapping Paper/Decorative Paper
-Cut out words or letters

Step Two:
Make sure your blocks are sanded, and if you wish to stain them, stain them.

Step Three:
Design your blocks! Come up with your word or phrase to match the blocks.
Suggestions:
Give Thanks/Jingle Bells
Thank You/Santa's Cookies
Hello Autumn/Hello Winter
Family Time/Santa's Helper
You can also do shorter words and phrases and incorporate images onto your blocks.
Suggestions:
"Joy"
"Love"
"Peace"
"Noel"
"Fall"
"Chill"
"Santa"
"Frosty"
"Snow"
"Sweet"
Snowman
Tree
Pumpkin
Leaves
Gift
Bow
Ornament
Reindeer
Santa

Step Three:
Organize them and switch them over!

    

DIY: Wine Cork Bulletin Board

Check out this awesome tutorial for this super fun wine cork bulletin board!

(abeautifulmess)

Step One:
Gather materials
-wine corks (as many as you have or need for the size of the cork board that you want)
-Super glue or hot glue
-Frame
-Paint (optional)

Step Two:
Measure out your frame and line up the corks to see how many you need.

Step Three:
Glue the corks in rows, keep them tight and packed together.

Step Four:
You can add some color or designs and patterns. 

Step Five:
Hang up 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

DIY: Happy Hay Mason Jar SCENTer Piece

It's cute, it's simple, it's cheap to make and it's smells so good!
 

Step One:
Gather your supplies.
-Mason jar
-Twine or hay
-Other "fall" themed objects (I got some pumpkins and leaves)
-Scented oil (found it at Walmart with the candles, this is sugar scented)
-Tea light candle (I got pumpkin pie scented)
-Shot glass or small candle holder
-Burlap ribbon
-Stickers for decoration

Step Two:
Fill that jar! Stuff the jar almost full of hay or twine. Get a butter knife or perhaps a long spoon to help really pack it in.
 

Step Three:
Splash on the scented oil. Pop the top of the oil and pour it into the jar of hay or twine. The twine will soak up the oil and allow it to emanate.

Step Four:
Top it off with the glass with the candle!
 

Step Five:
Decorate the outside with stickers and burlap. I spelled out AUTUMN in some fun glitter letters.