Category: For the Home

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath Tutorial

Easy_DIY_Valentines_Day_Wreath
Create a fun, festive wreath to decorate for Valentine’s Day. The bumpy pipe cleaner adds a fun texture to the hearts and the blue tulle really makes the valentine’s colors pop!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Wreath form
Tulle
Pipe cleaners
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Wrap the wreath form with the blue tulle. Continue wrapping until you are satisfied with the darkness of the blue color.
Easy_DIY_Valentines_Day_Wreath1a
Easy_DIY_Valentines_Day_Wreath1b
2. Cut the pipe cleaners in half (two “bumps” per piece of pipe cleaner) and bend the pipe cleaners into hearts.
Easy_DIY_Valentines_Day_Wreath2
3. Continue bending hearts until you are satisfied with the number or hearts (8-12).
Easy_DIY_Valentines_Day_Wreath3
4. Glue the hearts on the side of the wreath, slightly overlapping each other.
Easy_DIY_Valentines_Day_Wreath4

Continue Reading

DIY Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Wall Hanger Tutorial

Conversation_Heart_Wall_Hanger
Conversation hearts are all the rage during Valentines. Create this fun wall decor to decorate for the holiday.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Heart plaques
Paint
Paintbrush
Ribbon
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Paint all four of the plaques white. Let the paint dry completely.
Conversation_Heart_Wall_Hanger1
2. Paint one plaque each green, pink, yellow, and purple.
Conversation_Heart_Wall_Hanger2a
Conversation_Heart_Wall_Hanger2b
3. Glue ribbon down the back, middle of the plaques. Leave a few inches of ribbon between each of the plaques.
Conversation_Heart_Wall_Hanger3a
Conversation_Heart_Wall_Hanger3b
4. Cut one twenty inch length of ribbon. Glue the middle of the ribbon to the back of the top heart.
5. Tie the ends of the ribbon into a bow at the top to hang the hearts.
Conversation_Heart_Wall_Hanger5

Continue Reading

How to Make a Boho Inspired Jewelry Display

Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display
Create a beautiful wall display for your necklaces and other jewelry. Give it a rustic look with faux-stained wood and some mis-matching drawer knobs.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wood plaque
Brown paint
Knobs
Drill
Something to cut the ends of the knobs

Things to do:
1. Using a VERY light coat of brown, paint the entire plaque. If you dab the paint on and spread it as thin as possible, you will get a faux stain look. Let the paint dry complete.
Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display1
Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display1b
Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display1c
2. Drill three evenly spaced holes, about the same diameter as the knob screws.
Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display2
3. Screw the knobs into the holes and screw the washer/nut on the back to secure it.
Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display3a
Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display3b
4. Cut the ends of the knobs off at the nut.
Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display4
Boho_Inspired_Jewelry_Display5

Continue Reading

DIY Woodland Pinecone Wreath Tutorial

DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath
Bring some holiday cheer to your front door with this woodland, pinecone wreath. It looks lovely displayed all winter long!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Pinecones
Wire
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wire cutters
Artificial greenery
Artificial berries
Wire wreath form

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your wreath form with pinecones. Cut a 10-inch piece of wire and wrap it around the inside of your pinecone. Wrap the ends of the wire around the wreath form and twist it tight. Repeat this step until all of the pinecones are secured in place.
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath2
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath3
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath4
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath5
2. Next, fill in the empty spaces with greenery and berries. Use wire cutters to cut small pieces of greenery and use hot glue to secure them in place.
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath7
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath8
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath9
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath6
3. Hang your wreath on a door hanger or nail and enjoy!
DIY_Woodland_Pinecone_Wreath10

Continue Reading

Winter Snowball Wreath Tutorial

Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? This snowball wreath is a great way to welcome the holiday season in your home!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Large and small styrofoam balls
Spray adhesive
Artificial snow
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. First, spray your Styrofoam balls with spray adhesive and sprinkle a thin layer of artificial snow over them. Let the glue dry.
Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial2
Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial3
Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial4
2. Use hot glue to attach the Styrofoam balls to the flat back of your wreath. Leave a 5-inch gap on the wreath form. Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial5
3. Cover the gap on your wreath with artificial snow.
4. Trim a piece of ribbon and tie it in a bow. Use hot glue to attach it to the front of your wreath in the blank space.Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial6
Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial7
Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial8
5. Display your wreath on a door hanger and enjoy!
Winter_Snowball_Wreath_Tutorial9

Continue Reading

DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wall Hanging

Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging_main
This beautiful star looks lovely displayed on your front door as an alternative Christmas wreath! Try adding different varieties of greenery and seasoned ribbons to match your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Paint stir sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Stain
Foam brush
Jute
Artificial greenery
Pip berries
Bells
Dish towel
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by staining your wooden paddles. Use a foam brush to thoroughly cover 5 paddles and let them dry completely.
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging1
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging2
2. Next, assemble your star using hot glue.
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging3
3. Trim two pieces of greenery and a length of berries. Secure them together by wrapping jute around the top inch of your stems.
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging4
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging5
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging6
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging7
4. Use hot glue to attach the greenery bunch to your star.
5. String jute through the top of your bells and tie them to the star, just above the greenery.
6. Use scissors to cut a length of dishtowel that is 1/2 -inch wide. Tie the ends to create a loop and use hot glue to attach it to the top of your star and use it to display your rustic star.
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging8
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging9
Rustic_Christmas_Star_Wall_Hanging10

Continue Reading

DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath

DIY_Autumn_Leaf_Wreath
Celebrate fall with a colorful, leaf wreath! This artificial leaf wreath looks lovely displayed on your front door or on a shelf, adding a seasonal touch to your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Artificial leaves

Things to do:
1. Start filling in your wreath form with your largest artificial leaves. Run a line of hot glue down the center of the leaf and hold it in place until the glue dries. Be sure to vary the colors of leaves to add depth to your wreath.
DIY_Autumn_Leaf_Wreath2
DIY_Autumn_Leaf_Wreath3
DIY_Autumn_Leaf_Wreath4
DIY_Autumn_Leaf_Wreath5
2. When you’ve covered a majority of the surface, move on to a different color or side of leaves and start filling in the white space.
DIY_Autumn_Leaf_Wreath6
DIY_Autumn_Leaf_Wreath7
3. If there is any white space remaining, go in with a few more large leaves and patch the empty space. (Don’t forget the sides – they’ll be visible when your wreath is on display!)
DIY_Autumn_Leaf_Wreath8

Continue Reading

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Chalkboard Sign

Wood_Slice_Chalkboard_Sign
Create a versatile chalkboard sign, using a large piece of wood slice. These signs can be customized any way you see fit, and makes a great adornment to any home, during any season!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30+ minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Large wood slice
Chalkboard paint
Jute twine
Foam brush
Faux succulents (or any other addition you wish)
Drill
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Using chalkboard paint, paint the front of your food slice (the smoothest side works best).
Wood_Slice_Chalkboard_Sign1
2. Allow to dry.
3. Drill two holes at the top of your sign on each end of the sign.
Wood_Slice_Chalkboard_Sign2
4. Use jute twine, and string through the back of your sign one each side. Once through, tie knots large enough to keep your twine from sliding back through the hole.
Wood_Slice_Chalkboard_Sign3
5. Using your hot glue, and embellishments, decorate the sides of your sign.
Wood_Slice_Chalkboard_Sign4
Wood_Slice_Chalkboard_Sign6

Continue Reading

DIY Rustic Doily Crate

DIY_Rustic_Doily_Crate
Adding the simple addition of a paper doily is a surprising way to spruce up and give some rustic flair to your home decor! Follow these simple instructions to create a lovely rustic piece that makes a great addition to any home!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Wooden crate
Paper doily
Mod Podge
Paintbrush
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Position your doily on to your crate where you desire to place a specific location of the doily. Fold it over the edges creating a pattern for easy cutting.
DIY_Rustic_Doily_Crate1
2. Cut out your doily piece.
DIY_Rustic_Doily_Crate2
3. Using a paint brush, coat one side of your doily with Mod Podge. Make sure the doily is completely covered.
DIY_Rustic_Doily_Crate3
4. Attach your paper doily to your crate. Smooth it in to place, and remove any air bubbles.
DIY_Rustic_Doily_Crate4
5. Using your paintbrush, paint the top layer of your paper doily and the surrounding edges. Be sure to saturate the doily, and cover the entire piece. Allow to dry.
DIY_Rustic_Doily_Crate5

Continue Reading

DIY Autumn Marigold Wreath

DIY_Autumn_Mum_Wreath
Adorn your door with a beautiful autumn boutique! This floral wreath adds festive fall colors to your home and will last all season long.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath form
Artificial marigolds
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Remove the blooms from your fall bouquet by pulling on the stem.
DIY_Autumn_Mum_Wreath2
DIY_Autumn_Mum_Wreath3
2. Arrange your flowers on the Styrofoam wreath, being careful to vary the colors and sizes of the blooms.
3. When you’ve found an arrangement you like, apply a drop of hot glue to the bottom of the flowers and press them firmly into the Styrofoam.
DIY_Autumn_Mum_Wreath5
4. Display your wreath and enjoy!
DIY_Autumn_Mum_Wreath7

Continue Reading
1 2 3 43