As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Rock Your Outdoor Style with These DIY Ideas + Merry Monday 153

Summer is on its way and I’m super excited. As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. There are always going to be big projects you want to tackle in the backyard but there are little ways to get your outdoors ready for summer, too. Rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer! Then stick around and check out the Merry Monday Link Party to see what your friends have been up to.

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

 

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As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

How to Make a Wooden Monogram Letters Wreath (Stellax at How to Make a Burlap Wreath)

She uses this wreath on the front door but you could totally use it to dress up the walls by your deck as well.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Modern Embroidery Hoop Wreath (Taryn at Design Dining Diapers)

How beautiful is this wreath?! This is such an elegant yet modern DIY décor piece. It can be made quickly to dress up your front door or your gate.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Pretty Vintage DIY Floral Wreath (Jelica at A Pretty Fix)

This is another piece that could be used on more than just your front door. These would be beautiful hanging on windows or on a piece of wood as a leaning décor element.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Antique Farmhouse Salvaged Yard and Garden Décor (Angie at Knick of Time)

Find out how to turn salvaged finds into outdoor décor with these ideas from Angie! It is amazing what can be made beautiful.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

5 Minute Dollar Store Spring Forsythia Wreath (Krista at The Happy Housie)

I will forever love this bright and cheerful wreath. It is perfect for hanging on the deck fencing to add a fun pop of color!

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

DIY Butterfly Garden Ornament (Kim at Bugaboo City)

There will be lots of imaginative play in the backyard with these fun butterflies on your fence. They will dress up your yard while feeding creative minds. That’s a win-win.

 

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DIY Magnolia Wreath (Kimberly at A Wonderful Thought)

Have you noticed how versatile all of these beautiful wreaths can be yet? Here’s another one for you to dress up your outdoors with.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Colorblocked Cement Letters (Ashley at Simply Designing)

Cement letters to dress up your garden or deck? Yes please! These babies are totally customizable to your color scheme and style, too.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Front Porch Planter Ideas (Taryn at Design Dining Diapers)

Taryn makes floral design look easy with these planter ideas. The tall planters are perfect for small porches.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

It is easy to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas! Once you’ve got your deck and porch squared away all that’s left is to throw a BBQ. Before you fire up the grill, link up your awesome new posts with us at the Merry Monday Link Party below. Can’t wait to see your creations!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Gorgeous DIY Sunset Sailboat Painting

Do you mix your own colors for paint projects? I typically keep large tubes of the primary colors as well as black and white for all of my acrylic paint projects. It is awesome because it allows you to get the precise shade you want. Unfortunately it can also lead to an excess of paint at the end of the project. This recently happened with me and I couldn’t bear seeing such a large amount of paint wasted. So, I decided to pull out a large blank canvas and see what I could create to use up the rest of the paint. The result was this gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting. (Please note that in the materials section I have included the end color of paint needed. This is to make it easier for you if you don’t feel like mixing your own paint colors.)

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Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

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Materials

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 1

Spread orange paint on the top 2/3 of your canvas with a 2” paintbrush.

Tip:

  • Allow some of the white of the canvas to show through your brush strokes.

 

Step 2

One the bottom third of your canvas, brush on the teal paint.

Tip:

  • This should be thicker than your orange paint above with little-to-no white showing through.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 3

Start outlining your sailboat with navy paint by first painting the boat and then moving on to the first sail. See the picture above for reference.

Note:

  • Use your fine point brush for this part.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 4

Next, outline your second sail. Be sure to leave a gap between the 2 sails like you see in the picture.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 5

Once you have finished outlining your sailboat, fill it in with paint.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 6 (Optional)

My first coal on the sailboat was too light so I added a second coat of navy paint. If yours is looking too light as well, add a second coat to it.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 7

Add some white accents to your water by dipping your 2” inch brush in white paint and brushing the excess onto a scrap of paper before brushing over your water.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 8

Next, paint a light shadow of the boat on the water. See the picture above for reference.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 9

Once you are happy with the look of the shadows, darken them with your navy paint.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 10

Allow your painting to dry completely and enjoy!

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Isn’t this so pretty? It’s a perfect example of the saying that necessity is the mother of all invention. This DIY sunset sailboat painting never would have come to be if there hadn’t been so much paint to be used up. The next time you find yourself getting ready to rinse all of that paint off of your palette, pause. Think if maybe there is a project begging to be made with it. Even if your project doesn’t turn out (which has totally happened to me before) you haven’t wasted any supplies making it. Plus the best part about canvases is that if you mess up you can paint over the whole thing and start over. That is definitely winning all around!

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Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

10 DIY Farmhouse Décor Gifts for Mom + Merry Monday Link Party 152

Sometimes it is difficult to come up with frugal gift ideas that don’t totally suck. Even when you are absolutely addicted to DIY projects, like me, you get stumped. These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom are perfect for breaking down that mental block. Do the moms in your life love to waste a Saturday binge-watching FixerUpper? Give them a piece of that gorgeous farmhouse style for their own home with these do-it-yourself ideas.

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

 

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These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

Farmhouse Apple Orchard Printable (Sam at Raggedy Bits)

It doesn’t get much easier than this awesome printable. Simply print it out and throw it in a rustic clipboard for an instant Mother’s Day gift!

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

Antique Chair Spindle Wooden Garden Tool Caddy (Marie at The Interior Frugalista)

Let the gardening mom in your life organize her tools in style with this easy DIY. I totally won’t judge you for making one for yourself too.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

Farmhouse Style Chalkboard (Angela at Organized and Simplified)

Nothing brings the farmhouse décor to a home like a chalkboard. This tutorial shows you just how easy it is to make.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

Easy Rope Wrapped Wooden Coasters (Katrin at KreativK)

Let mom bring the farmhouse style outside with these easy coasters.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

DIY Dough Bowl Using Power Tools (Kimberly at A Wonderful Thought)

This one takes a little bit more elbow grease but the end result is stunning! I totally won’t judge you if you decide to make one for yourself, too.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

How to Paint a Window Screen Fresh Flowers Sign (Angie at Knick of Time)

This is such a simple DIY but it creates a huge decorative impact. It can totally be used indoors or out to fit mom’s needs.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

How to Easily DIY a Rustic Farmhouse Tray (Marie at The Interior Frugalista)

Make a rustic farmhouse tray for mom easily with this tutorial. It’s the perfect gift for serving sweet tea on the porch.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

Turn an Old Toolbox into a Centerpiece (Nicki at Sweet Parish Place)

This gift is frugal and stylish. Give mom a gorgeous new centerpiece with this easy DIY.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

Quick and Easy Mason Jar Flowers (Suzy at Worthington Court)

Any gift with life flowers is gorgeous. The clear jars let the soil show through for a rustic, farmhouse vibe.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

Farmhouse Style Pillows You Can Make or Buy (Angie at Knick of Time)

Create a custom gift by stenciling pillows for mom with these ideas from Angie.

 

These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.

Any of these 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most of these are so easy you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon. Don’t forget to check out these DIY Dragonfly Succulent Planters for an easy gift from the kiddos, too. Now that you have your Mother’s Day gift ideas knocked out of the park it is time to party at the Merry Monday Link Party! Share your brilliant posts with us below!

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These 10 DIY farmhouse décor gifts for mom will brighten her Mother’s Day. Most are so easy that you can knock out multiple projects in the same afternoon.


Merry Monday Link Party #152

  • We have a new guest host! Kimberly from A Wonderful Thought will be joining us for the entire month of April! If you haven’t had a chance to visit her blog, head on over and check out her crafts, recipes, and Disney posts!
  • Emily from Two Purple Couches will be on vacation on 4/30 and will not be posting the party.
  • Kim from Made In A Day will be on blog hiatus until May 13 and might not have the party posted.

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Erlene My Pinterventures Kim Made In A Day Amanda ⋅ The Kolb Corner

Shirley ⋅ Intelligent Domestications Emily Two Purple Couches

Chelc ⋅ Inside The Fox Den Sara ⋅ Twelve on Main Marie ⋅ DIY Adulation

Megan · C’mon Get Crafty Kimberly · A Wonderful Thought


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  • DIY projects – patio/outdoor projects
  • Teacher Gifts
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Travel planning and DIY’s
  • Mother’s Day & Graduation ideas/projects
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

DIY Mini Mug Candle

It is that awesome time of the month again when we get together to share our projects for the Monthly Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! Since Mother’s Day is in a few weeks, I thought I’d help you out with a DIY gift idea. Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! (No judgement here, momma.) This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal. Before we get the tutorial, I want to point out that I used recycled candle wax that I had collected over the years. My wax was already scented and colored so I didn’t have to add any of that. That is why you will see in the Materials that scented oil is optional.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation    Havalah | Sisters, What
Chelsea | Making Manzanita    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den     Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Jeanie | Create & Babble    Michelle | Michelle James Designs

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Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

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Materials

  • Mini Thrift Store Coffee Mug
  • Wax
  • Wooden Wick
  • Old Soup Can
  • Pot
  • Water

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 1

First cut your wooden wick in half.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 2

Next, put the metal clip on the bottom then set your wick off to the side.

Step 3

Put your wax in a cleaned soup can with the label removed.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 4

Place your can of wax in a small pot of water.

Note:

2-3 inches of water is plenty.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 5

Bring the pot of water to a boil over medium heat until the wax has melted.

Note:

If adding your own scent to the wax, do so at this point once your wax is melted.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 6

After the wax has melted, pour a small amount into the mug.

**CAUTION** The can will be hot so be sure to use pot holder to pour the wax.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 7

Next press your wick, clip-side down, into the wax in the bottom of the mug.

Step 8

Allow the wax to set.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 9

Fill the rest of your mug with wax.

Step 10

Allow the wax to set completely. I let mine site overnight.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 11

Lastly, trim your wick so that it is only ¼ to ½ inch above your wax.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

It doesn’t get much easier than this DIY mini mug candle. In fact, I can’t wait to get more mini mugs to make even more of them. Mini stuff is simply the cutest. Some of us *cough, cough* fall head over heels for it every time! Now, let’s get on to the other awesome projects from my friends!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Easy DIY Star Wars Lamp Makeover

This month I was super excited that we were celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope for the Monthly Movie Challenge. Then I realized how hard it is to come up with an awesome craft to pay homage to it. I wasn’t the only one, either. We all struggled to come up with crafts and recipes. Finally, I decided to make an awesome Death Star lamp but I couldn’t get it to turn out. Then I remembered that I still had some fabric leftover from this Star Wars Sleep Shorts project. Thus, this easy DIY Star Wars lamp makeover was born.

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This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

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Materials

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 1

Clean your lamp if needed. We hadn’t been using ours so it had a nice coat of dust on it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 2

Remove the lampshade from your lamp base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 3

Next, use the lampshade to measure the width of fabric needed.

Note:

I was ecstatic because the fabric I had remaining was already the perfect width. If yours isn’t, trim it so that there is ¼ inch excess on either side.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 4

After you have measured your width, measure your length by wrapping your fabric around the outside of the lampshade.

Tip:

Do this with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 5

Next, mark the edge where the fabric overlaps. See the picture for reference and keep in mind that you want to keep a slight overlap.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 6

Once you’ve marked your fabric, unwrap it from your lampshade and cut at your mark.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 7

Next, find the seam of the lamp shade and add a line of hot glue to it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 8

Attach the edge of your fabric to the line of glue.

Tip:

Make sure that fabric is facing right-side out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 9

After your glue has cooled, wrap your fabric around the outside of your lampshade and secure the edge with another line of hot glue.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 10

Now secure one edge of the fabric overlap to the inside of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 11

Continue gluing your fabric edge until it is completely secured.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 12

Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the other end of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 13

Lastly, reattach your lampshade to your base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier. I love how it turned out. There is one problem, though. My husband wants to put it in the master bedroom. Me? Not so much. Wish me luck that we can compromise on the family room. Hopefully you don’t run into the same problem with your husband. Either way, don’t forget to check out all of the awesome projects from my friends. There are some great ideas as always!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

14 DIY Succulent Planters + Merry Monday Link Party 150

Succulents are a great addition to your home for spring. Unfortunately, if you have a black thumb like me, the faux ones are the preferable way to add them. These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants. No matter what your décor style is you will find succulent ideas to suit your home. After you are done getting your DIY on, stick around and check out the Merry Monday link party!

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

 

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These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

MCM Atomic Dish Planters (Vanessa at Gardening in the Shade)

These are the perfect planters if you love that 50’s sputnik style. Find out how to make your own atomic planters for succulents easily.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Faux Succulent Mug Planter (Erlene at MyPinterventures)

You know I love all things coffee and that includes finding unique ways to add it to my décor. This mug planter is the perfect DIY décor to rock your coffee addiction!

 

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Wreath (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

You won’t believe have crazy easy this wreath is to make. Add succulents to your door with this awesome DIY.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Gold Succulent Figurines (Chelc at Inside the Fox Den)

If you are looking for a glamorous way to add succulents to your décor then this is the DIY for you. It’s easy and perfect for year-round gorgeousness!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Americana Clay Pot Wreath (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

Rock your door décor with this gorgeous wreath. It is great for carrying your home all the way through July!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Galvanized Bucket Hanging Succulent Planter (Michelle at Our Crafty Mom)

Word seriously cannot express how much I am in love with this succulent planter. This will definitely be making an appearance on our walls soon. It is so easy to make and a gorgeous piece of wall art!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Mini Succulent Arrangements (Amy at My Life From Home)

How do you make something even more awesome? You make it mini! These mini succulent arrangements are a fantastic DIY to add a touch of green to your home.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Dollar Store Faux Succulent Planters (Laurie at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies)

Dollar store crafts are seriously the best! These beauties are easy to make and inexpensive.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Succulent Stacker (Megan at Left in Knots)

Don’t have a lot of shelf space? These crocheted stacked pots are the perfect solution for you. Find out how to make the holder for your home today.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Centerpiece (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

The dining room deserves some décor love during the year too. This easy DIY centerpiece is an easy way to dress up your spring table.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Planter (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

This succulent planter is so versatile there is no doubt that you will find the perfect place in your home to display it.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Spring Floral Design Using Birch Bark (Penny at Penny’s Vintage Home)

How do you make succulents even better? You add some awesome birch bark to the planter. That is why I am so in love this gorgeous piece of DIY décor.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Chalk Paint Planter (Angela at Organized and Simplified)

This succulent planter is perfect for making use of old jars you have lying around. It is also a fantastic way to add some farmhouse charm to your décor.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Succulent Garden (Michelle at Our Crafty Mom)

Last but certainly not least is this gorgeous craft-stash buster. It looks perfect hanging on your wall or as a gorgeous centerpiece on your table.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

All of these 14 DIY succulent planters are super easy additions to your spring décor. After you’ve figured out which ones you are going to make come back and check out the Merry Monday link party. We love seeing what you share each week. Your creativity and useful tips are always inspiring. See you down there!

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These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.


Merry Monday Link Party #150

We have a new guest host! Kimberly from A Wonderful Thought will be joining us for the entire month of April! If you haven’t had a chance to visit her blog, head on over and check out her crafts, recipes, and Disney posts!

Meet the Merry Monday Link Party HostsMerry-Monday-Link-Party-Hosts

Erlene My Pinterventures Kim Made In A Day Amanda ⋅ The Kolb Corner

Shirley ⋅ Intelligent Domestications Emily Two Purple Couches

Chelc ⋅ Inside The Fox Den Sara ⋅ Twelve on Main Marie ⋅ DIY Adulation

Megan · C’mon Get Crafty Kimberly · A Wonderful Thought


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Thank you for sharing your wonderful posts each week. Here is last week’s most popular post.

DIY Faux Succulent Planter via The Kolb Corner (PIN IT)

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Round-up themes for party #150

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Gardening ideas/tips
  • DIY projects – furniture makeovers, upcycled projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Mother’s Day ideas
  • Recipe focus – cheesecake and pretzel recipes

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Upcycled Farmhouse Vignette Cloche

This month for the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. This tutorial is a birthday gift for someone so I tried to capture the farmhouse look. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche is so comforting and pretty. I hope you (and the birthday girl) love it as much as I do. Full disclaimer: there are a lot of steps to this tutorial but the end result is absolutely worth it.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Sue | A Purdy Little House    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Toni | Small Home Soul    Jeanie | Create & Babble    Michelle | Michelle James Designs

Medina | Grillo Designs    Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

 

The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous! #diy Click To Tweet

 

Materials

  • Thrift Store Footed Cloche
  • Small Paper Plate
  • Loose Moss
  • Mod Podge
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • 2 Foam Brushes (One for Mod Podge and One for White Paint)

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

  • HB Graphite Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Burlap Roll
  • Scissors
  • Faux Off White Hydrangea
  • Cream Colored Yarn
  • 3 Wooden Blocks

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 1

Clean your cloche inside and out.

Tip:

  • If the price written on the glass isn’t coming off, add a small amount of Dawn dish soap to it. Let sit for a minute then wipe off with a damp paper towel.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 2

Next, cut the lip off of your small paper dessert plate.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 3

Add a coat of Mod Podge to your plate.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 4

Now cover your plate with your loose moss.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 5

Shake off the excess and return it to the container. Next, set your moss plate off to the side to dry.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 6

Paint a coat of white acrylic paint on your blocks.     

Tip:

  • Don’t worry about coating the bottom of the blocks. The bottoms won’t be seen.

Step 7

Allow the paint to dry.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 8

If needed, add a second coat of paint to the blocks.

Tip:

  • A second coat of white paint is only needed on one block because the others will be covered with other media.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 9

After your moss plate has begun to dry, add a second coat of Mod Podge over the moss.

Tip:

  • Do this gently to prevent the moss already attached from coming off.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 10

Next, cover the 2nd coat with moss.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 11

Shake off the excess again and return to the container. Set aside to allow the glue to dry completely.

Tip:

  • This can take up to 24 hours.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 12

Measure enough burlap to wrap around the outside of one of your single-coated blocks.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 13

Cut the burlap.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 14

Next, glue your burlap strip to the block.

Note:

  • Leave a lip of extra burlap above the block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 15

Trim the excess wrap and the excess at the bottom. Do not trim the lip from step 14.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 16

Next, cut 2-3 single flowers from your hydrangea.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 17

Glue the single flowers to the top of your burlap block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 18

Now, cover the flower stems with a small piece of the excess burlap you trimmed in step 15.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 19

Next, cover your 2nd single-coated block with cream yarn. Attach the yarn with hot glue.

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Tip:

  • Wrap around the outside and secure with glue first. Then cover the top of the block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 20

Draw “No. 23” on the remaining block with your pencil.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 21

Carefully cover your pencil drawing with Mod Podge.

Tip:

  • I used my finger to apply the Mod Podge in this step.

Step 22

Allow all of your elements to dry completely before moving on.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 23

Lastly, attach your blocks to the center of your moss plate as pictured.

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Note:

  • The yarn block is glued only to the top of the white block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Once your farmhouse vignette is completed, place it in the center of your cloche and replace the lid. This allows you to change your vignette out seasonally if desired. If you want to make the vignette semi-permanent (or less-susceptible to bumps) place a Zot between the cloche base and vignette plate. Don’t forget to check out what my friends create this month after you’ve made your own upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche!

See where I’m linking up!


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Free Printable Inspirational Buffy Art

Today’s post is full of nerdiness and girly glee. In fact, it wasn’t even originally on the editorial calendar. However when I learned last week that today is the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) the calendar simply had to be changed. You know from the DIY Buffy Hush Box that it breaks my heart that there just aren’t a lot of Buffy DIY projects available. The same goes for free printables, unique merchandise, and more. At least for this year, that is going to change starting with this free printable inspirational Buffy art. If you want even more BTVS fun stick around for fun facts, merch, and freebies at the end!

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

A Fangirl is Born

Before BTVS I didn’t understand the hardcore fandoms. The Star Wars buffs arguing over “who shot first”, the Trekkies who took the time to learn Klingon… it was baffling. Then entered Buffy and I was instantly a fangirl. I have seen every DVD extra and commentary, I own all of the Watcher’s Guides, and I play 2 different Buffy RPG games. I read all of the interviews, listen to the cd’s, and get super upset when people misquote facts about the show. Suddenly I am that crazy person that I didn’t used to understand and I love it!

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Free Printable Inspirational Buffy Art

If you follow along with the monthly goals posts then you know that this month I am finishing up my office move. Inspirational wall art is a staple for a gorgeous office makeover. What better to inspire you than quotes from the best girl-power show ever? That’s why I created these colorful free printable inspirational Buffy art prints. If you need a reminder of how amazing you are, take a look at these and say, “I got this!” Click on the pictures above to download yours now.

 

Celebrate #Buffyslays20 with this free printable inspirational Buffy art! Click To Tweet

 

As promised, here are more awesome Buffy resources to feed your fangirl soul:

Interviews and Fun Facts

** Warning: some of these interviews contain adult language. **

  1. ‘Buffy’ at 20: 13 Key Players on How It Changed TV and Why There Shouldn’t be a Revival
  2. ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ 20th Anniversary: Joss Whedon Looks Back — And Forward  
  3. Celebrate 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Awesome Merch
  4. You Can Thank Dolly Parton for Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  5. Buffy’s James Marsters on the hardest day of his professional life
  6. Adam Busch knows that Buffy fans think Warren’s terrible
  7. Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Tom Lenk would [Mess] Spike and kill Angel
  8. Look Back on ‘Buffy’: Actor James Marsters on Spike’s Worst Moment
  9. Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon thinks Xander was underrated
  10. Buffy’s Danny Strong remembers getting spanked by Charisma Carpenter

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Freebies and DIY’s

Awesome Buffy Buys

Below are just a few of my favorite Buffy finds. Some I own (like the board game which is awesome or the T-Shirt which is oh so soft) and others are pre-orders. All of them are awesome. Click on any of the pictures to see more or purchase!

 

                      

  1. Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book
  2. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sunnydale High Travel Mug

 

                       

  1. Funko POP Television : Buffy The Vampire Slayer – The Gentlemen Action Figure
  2. Vampyr Stationery Set
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Game

               

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: Your Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse
  2. Once More, with Feeling Soundtrack
  3. Quantum Mechanix Mr. Pointy Plush

                  

  1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Board Game
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sunnydale High Hardcover Ruled Journal
  3. Ripple Junction Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vintage Horror Poster Junior T-Shirt

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Whew! That is a lot to delve into. Don’t worry. If you want more Buffy crafts they are coming. I have tons of project ideas to teach you throughout the year! Until then, grab your colored pencils and Buffy coloring book and binge-watch some Buffy on Netflix!

See where I’m linking up!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

DIY Birch Bark Bud Vases + A Spring Giveaway

Are you excited for spring, yet? The temperatures get warmer, the days start getting longer, and color begins to burst through the ground. Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases. They will give you somewhere to display those first violets that pop up in your yard! Then keep reading to see the awesome surprise my friends and I have to finish getting your home spring-ready. See? There are hundreds of reasons to be excited!

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Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Materials

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 1

Clean your jars including removing any labels. For my vases, I used an old baby food jar and a small pizza sauce jar.

Tip:

  • Try to get the label glue off as best as you can but don’t worry if you can’t get it completely off. You will be covering it anyway.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 2

Pull out your birch strips and have them ready to attach to your vases.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 3

Start attaching your birch strips around the bottom of your jar. Do this by adding a line of hot glue and firmly pressing a birch strip to it.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 4

Trim your birch strips so that there is a small overlap.

Step 5

Secure the birch overlap with a dab of hot glue.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 6

Continue covering your jar by repeating steps 3 through 5 until you have reached the top of your jar.

Tip:

  • Try to line up the birch seams on your vase as you go.

Step 7

Once you reach the top of your jar you have 2 options for finishing it:

  1. If there is enough excess on the top birch strip add a second line of glue around the mouth of the jar and press the top of the strip firmly to it.
  2. Alternatively, if the strip isn’t large enough for that, add an additional strip but trim it down to the top of the jar after gluing.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 8

Repeat steps 2 through 7 for your second jar.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

These DIY birch bark bud vases are a super simple and sweet spring décor addition. As you can see, I chose to use fake flowers in mine. They can easily be used for fresh flowers too. When it is time to clean them, add a dab of soap and water to a baby bottle brush and carefully scrub the inside. Next, rinse out your brush and use the damp brush to rinse out the soap from your vase. Avoid getting the wood on the outside wet. Now are you ready to take your spring refresh to the next level? My friends and I are having a $380 spring giveaway to make it easier! Enter below for your chance to win.

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A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

DIY Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose Cloche

How excited are you for the live action Beauty and the Beast movie? While Alice in Wonderland will always hold the number one spot in my heart, I do love Beauty and the Beast. Belle is nerdy and inquisitive but show true strength time and time again. This is why I am so excited that Beauty and the Beast is the focus of this month’s Movie Monday Challenge! The rose is such a quintessential part of the story and that’s why this DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche was the obvious choice for me!

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A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Materials

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from the cloche.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 2

Set the dome off to the side.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 3

Pull the leaves off of your rose.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 4

Cut your rose stem so that it is shorted than the dome of your cloche.

Note:

  • For my rose this was right under the highest bunch of leaves.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 5

Bend your rose into the shape of the rose from Beauty and the Beast. See the picture above if you need a refresher.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 6

Trim some of the petals off of your rose.

Tip:

  • You only need 2 petals for the remainder of the project. However, my rose was too full so I trimmed more petals than that off.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 7

Glue a small leaf to the stem of your rose as pictured.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 8

Attach the bottom of your rose stem to the center of your cloche base with hot glue.

Tips:

  • This will take a lot of glue.
  • You need to hold your stem upright while the glue cools.
  • You also need to continue adding glue until your rose is stabilized.

Step 9

After your glue is dried you may need to readjust your rose slightly. Check the cloche and make sure that the rose isn’t touching the sides. If it is, bend your stem slightly.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 10

Trim 2 of your cut off rose petals so that the edges are rounded.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 11

Use the trimmed petals to cover the glue at the base of the stem.

Step 12

Place the dome back on the base of the cloche.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 13

Cut the bottom of your drawer pull with the wire cutters so that it sits flush against the top of your dome.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 14

Glue your drawer pull to the top of your dome.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

This is so elegant. If you want to up the magic you can add fairy lights to the inside but I love the classic and elegant look of simply the rose. A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home. Before you rush out to buy the materials to make your own, stop by and take a look at the other amazing crafts and recipes. You are going to be singing “Be Our Guest” all week long!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.