I found all these cute DIY decor ideas on Pinterest (obviously) – check out the rest of the board here!
As you saw from a previous post – I am posting easy (mostly DIY) holiday gifts! For project #2…. Candle Holders… who doesn’t love that sexy candle glow? This is especially sexy, because it’s super, super easy to make! First thing you need to get are these candles from Ikea (White Candles: $8)
First set inspired from Design for Mankind
White Paint: $3
Total: $9 (Not including the price of Ikea candles)
Copper Wire Candlestick Holder from amerrymishapblog
Cement Tea Light Candle Holder inspired from SignnePling
Ready Cement Mix: $10.00
In honor of the holidays coming, I wanted to post 12 affordable, thoughtful and mostly DIY gifts. The mission – all items must be on a budget landing under $30.
For this first little gift was inspired from Poppy Talk’s 5 Minute DIY Gold Wins
White Mug: $2 (Christmas Tree Shops – obviously)
Spray paint: $4
Clear Sealer: $4
And everyone thinking you’re so awesome and crafty? Priceless!
You could take this a step further and paint a couple mugs, maybe throw in a plate? Go wild! Not only is this great for the December Holidays – but a great host present!
What is better than that? Frankly nothing. There is a slight theme here… a To-Do list, an advent calendar, some holiday tags… you see where I’m going with this – just take them in all their glory
Get those printers ready!
Yesterday I saw a preview for a Holiday movie…and I got so EXCITED – I definitely don’t like to skip my fall holidays ….but before you know it, the holidays will be in full swing and I stumbled upon a little something you could give as a gift – a customizable gift – so everyone will think you are the most thoughtful person ever (because that’s what its all about, isn’t it?)
Here it is, a customizable coffee-table tray from DENY
How it works: You purchase the customizable tray, (or coasters if you prefer) and then DENY sends you a link where you can upload your own imagery. This gift would also work great as a hostess gift (perfect for Thanksgiving people!) Just think the possibilities are endless!
In cleaning out the guest bedroom (the room we throw things into and close the door) I found a chalk board poster that my BF used for work. I thought it would be nice to have something inspirational written on it for the new office/sexy lounge space/ vinyl listening area.
So I searched on Pinterest for different chalk board typography and went with the easiest one with the inspiring words of “Press On”
It came out alright – maybe I’ll write something more inspirational next time, like this gram I saw which said,
“Beyonce has the same amount of hours in the day as you do” Now that is real inspiration…
I love finding a good Ikea Hack… Here is a list of the best of the best!
The Ikea Medicine Cabinet, From ‘Almost Makes Perfect’
‘Pimp Your Billy‘ From Scrap Hackers
‘Our Karlstad Ikea Sofa‘ From Our Mid Century
‘Concrete Table Top‘ from Weekday Carnival
‘Ikea Hack Rast Turned Campaign Chest‘ from Ikea Hackers
‘DIY Rope Mirror‘ From Apartment Therapy
The Fauxdenza from The Brick House
Here is another Munro Shea Designs ‘DIY in the Kitchen’… As you might have seen in previous post – where MSD tackled a berry pie, see those details here.
QUESTION: Why do all ladies love macarons?
Their small, tasty and colorful – what is there not to like about these guys? After reviewing a million different recipes on Pinterest…which was only mildly distracting, I settled on this recipe from All Recipes
- 3 Egg Whites
- 1/4 Cup of White Sugar
- 1 2/3 Cups of Confectioners Sugar
- 1 Finely cup of Almonds (or Almond flour)
- Filling (We bought Strawberry jam)
Mama Shea and I split up the tasks, I whipped those egg whites like no tomorrow and she measured and sifted the sugar and almond flour. We combined our mixtures and then added two drops of red food coloring because obviously the cookies had to be a cute pastel color in order to be complete!
We bought a pastry bag, we were basically just like Wayland from Eat, Drink Love on Bravo… Making all the macarons the same size was hard! As you can see they weren’t exactly symmetrical. We let them sit on the paper for an hour to get a skin on the top – and then popped them into the oven for about 10 minutes at 285 degrees. When we took them out they were kinda stuck to the paper and a few of the larger ones were cracked. But all and all they tasted good! Mama Shea added some powdered sugar on the top to ‘cover up the cracks.’