It’s amazing what you can buy with a dollar, isn’t it? I don’t have dollar store close to me but when I go see my dermatologist, there are two things I do after my appointment. Go to Sonic, because they put NERDS in your drink, and go to the dollar store. Last time I was there I found rope in all kinds of pretty colors. So of course I bought a bunch. First thing I made with it were these rope planters. You can find the full tutorial over on Minted’s blog, Julep. You really should make some. I love the texture it gives the planter. Now if only I can remember to water these guys…
Marble is so hot right now. It’s totally classic and trendy at the same time and I want it on everything. But I don’t really have any money to spend on it. So I thought to myself, “Self. How can you get that look for less?” And I’m real smart. Plus I have a raging addiction to Amazon which lead me to the best marble product ever. And I figured out how to make this DIY tray with a faux marble look. You know you want one too.
I always feel like I don’t know how to dress for the winter. I hate to be cold and so that means I look for things that are more function than form. I have a few pairs of jeans that I rotate between (why is it so hard to find flattering jeans that don’t cost a fortune?!). And I wear a LOT of sweatshirts. A good (meaning stylish) sweatshirt can be hard to find and I usually just end up picking up multiple basic ones from the men’s department at Target ($8 a piece, yo! It’s a bargain!). But I was starting to feel really blah so I decided to do a DIY fashion makeover on a black sweatshirt. I love how it turned out and it was SO easy.
Here’s another quick celebration idea for you! What kid (or adult for that matter) wouldn’t love to have a cake with a fun DIY cake topper, in the form of a balloon, set down in front of them?! It’s super simple to put together but will absolutely cause smiles and giggles.
Cute, right?! I’m sharing the full tutorial for how to make these DIY marble clay Christmas ornaments over on the Minted blog. They are really easy to make and make a great gift idea, gift topper and, duh, ornament for your Christmas tree! I’ve never worked with clay before and they turned out great! This a perfect craft for people who aren’t super confident in their crafting skills. And just add wine for a fun girl’s craft night in!
My youngest son has a birthday just a few days after Christmas. In a way it’s good because it forces me to get the holidays wrapped up, the decorations put a way and that huge mound of gifts sorted out. But then it’s a rush to get things ready to celebrate him. We usually do a family dinner on the actual birthday and a party when we can fit it in around the family’s holiday schedule. While the party is a little more detailed in the decorations department, the family dinner is much more casual. This DIY table runner is a great birthday idea for creating a little fuss over the guest of honor without creating a ton of more work for yourself.