This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Unique DIY Wedding Guest Book

Weddings are expensive. Even when you DIY everything you are still looking at a hefty chunk of change. Add to that the fact that you want your wedding to be unique and special and it can seem like an impossible task. Last year I had the awesome privilege of being a part of some of my best friends’ wedding. I helped them with decorations, photos, and the inevitable emergencies that crop up on the big day. One of my favorite projects from the wedding was this unique DIY wedding guest book.

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This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Materials

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from your canvas.

Step 2

Place your wall sticker in the center of your canvas.

Tip:

  • The adhesive on these probably won’t be strong enough to keep it in place, especially once guests start signing it. Make it stronger by applying Mod Podge to the back before attaching it to the canvas.

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Step 3

Allow Mod Podge to dry completely.

Step 4

Have guests sign your canvas during the wedding with Sharpie markers.

Tip:

  • Easily make this match your décor by choosing coordinated marker colors.

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Step 5

After the wedding, seal your entire canvas with Mod Podge and allow it to dry completely.

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come. The best part is that you can change the style by simply changing the wall sticker and colors. I already had the canvas for this project so it literally only cost me a dollar! Even if you have to buy the canvas you are still only looking at a few bucks to create a unique wedding memento that will last forever. That is much less than a traditional guest book would cost you. Be honest, how often would you open your guest book to look at the signatures anyway? Mine went in a box after the wedding and I never looked at it again. Don’t let that happen to you. Save your money and enjoy your special day long after it ends.

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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.
Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

DIY Autumn Thankful Wreath

November means a lot of things to people. Some look forward to the weather finally turning crisp or the beautiful colors across the scenery. Traditions and giving are also big themes for this time of year. If you read Creating Your Future November Goals then you know that one of my main goals for this month is increasing my thankfulness. Even if you have a grateful heart, sometimes we lose sight of how much we have to be thankful for every day. That is why it is important to be mindful about increasing your thankfulness. The main strategy for doing this is to write down 3 things each day that you are thankful for. You can extend this practice with your family by making this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. It is an easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving while exercising continued thankfulness together.

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Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

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Materials

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 1

Remove all packaging from your wreath.

Step 2

Cut a length of ribbon that is 24 inches long.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 3

Fold the ribbon in half and knot the loose ends about 8 inches from the bottom.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 4

Wrap around the top of the wreath and pull the folded end through the knotted end. Pull tight to secure.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 5

Tie the dangling ends into a bow. Trim the bottoms and fold the ends behind. See picture for reference.

Tip:

  • You can secure your bow to your wreath using 2 dressmaker’s pins.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 6

Attach your faux autumn leaves with your pins to cover your wreath.

Note:

  • I love the natural look of the straw so I chose not to cover it completely. This is totally optional.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 7

Cut out 5-10 leaves in each color from your paper pack. Use the leaf button on the “Stretch Your Imagination” cartridge (not ‘leaf-s’).

Tips:

  • Change up the sizes to add visual interest to your wreath. I used 3 inches and 4 inches.
  • Save time and use the ‘auto-fill’ feature to cut out as many leaves as will fit on one page.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 8

Have your family fill out the leaves with what they are thankful for using the metallic Sharpies.

Tip:

  • Let your little non-writers get involved by having them dictate what they are thankful for to you.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 9

Attach your thankful leaves to your wreath with your dressmaker’s pins.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

This is an easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving. Create an environment of thankfulness with gorgeous décor. Take the opportunity to make a family night out of making this wreath. It’s good for your kids to hear what you are thankful for. Even better, you might be surprised to hear what your little ones are thankful for. (Case-in-point: my 4 year old is thankful for her Twilight Sparkle Pony from Build-a-Bear. She cracks me up!)

Want to take this décor a step further? Use some of the paper leaves as place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. As the meal winds down, ask guests to write down what they are thankful for. Have the guests add their thankful leaves to your wreath before they go. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition guests look forward to each year!

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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.
Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

DIY Home and Heart Cutting Board

Do you set a Christmas budget each year? Last year I set a Christmas gift budget of $500 for almost 30 people. When all was said and done, I actually did even better, coming in at $487.39! This isn’t because I utilized gift cards earned from Swagbucks or Mpoints. It was because of careful budgeting, smart shopping, and DIY gifts like this DIY home and heart cutting board. Those are the ways to have a budget Christmas without the remorse at New Years.

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Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

 

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Materials

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from your cutting board.

Tip:

  • If there are stickers on it, you want to make sure you get all of the sticky off. Use soap and water if you need to.

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Step 2

Print out the “Home and Heart” printable.

Tip:

  • Save on ink and print this with the ‘quick print’ or ‘draft’ option if you have it. You just need to see the letters are enough to trace them.

 

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Step 3

Color over the back of your paper where the words are.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 4

Place the paper phrase so that it is centered on the cutting board, pencil-side down.

Tip:

  • You may want to cut out the design so that it is easier to center.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 5

Trace over the letters with your pencil to transfer the design onto the cutting board.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 6

Burn the traced design into the wood using the rounded tip attachment for your wood burner.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 7

Thread your leather cord through the hole in the handle of your cutting board.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 8

Tie a knot in the cord and trim the excess.

Note:

  • I left 3-4 inches of excess to add a little bit of decoration to it. This is totally optional.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

 

This is a seriously easy gift to make for Christmas or even as a wedding present. It comes together quickly and I already had all of the materials except the cutting board so it is inexpensive as well. That makes it perfect in my book. Feel free to change it up, too.

  • You can try out different designs and sayings.
  • You can also personalize it with the family’s name to make it even more special.
  • Attach a different style of cord or ribbon to hang it from.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Before you start making your gifts it is important to create a written budget. Even when you DIY your gifts, you are still spending money and you want to keep track of that money. You can get a free copy of the exact gift budget I use in the VIP Library of Resources. It is the number one tool to keep your holiday spending on track.

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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.
It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

Free Master Bedroom Update Checklist

Have you started turning your bedroom into an oasis yet? Now is the perfect time to get it done. The kids are into their school routine and the holidays are not yet upon us. If you missed where to start, here’s the tip to create a designer bedroom effortlessly. Next, it is time to start checking off the rest of the master bedroom update checklist. To make it easier you can find a free downloadable checklist below. You can also check back and see how our master update is coming along. Now you’ll have nothing holding you back from creating the master bedroom retreat of your dreams.

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It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

Master Bedroom Update Checklist

Bedding Set

The very first step in updating your master bedroom is to choose your bedding set. You can find out why this is important and tips for choosing it here.

Paint Color

You need to choose your paint color next. You need to know your wall colors before you can choose other aspects of your décor. (Find out more about picking your paint colors below.)

Furniture Style and Color

Your furniture style is not as important as your furniture color. You can get away with mismatched furniture if you paint all of the pieces the same color. You can also easily update hardware to match as well.

Layout

Next choose your bedroom layout. You may not think this is important but things such as bed placement and side tables are crucial to opening up your room. They also contribute to the overall feel (and subsequently the effective relaxation) of your bedroom.

Curtains

Once you know the above details you can choose your curtains. To make your decision easier, take a pillow sham from your bedding set to the store with you. This will allow you to match the curtains seamlessly with your décor.

Lighting

Choosing your lighting does not just mean picking out lamps. While this is important, it is equally important to choose the type of lighting. If you want ambient lighting then darker/thicker shades should be chosen. Task lighting should be added if you enjoy reading in bed. Consider how you will use your bedroom outside of sleep when selecting lighting.

Organization

You have to plan your organization. Implement systems that make sense for you. Don’t forget to organize more than your clothes. Do you need to charge your electronics at night? Do you keep books by your bedside table? These are all areas that need to be accounted for organizationally.

Accessories

This is where things start getting fun! Choose accessories to up the aesthetics in your room. Accessories are a great way to add pops of color to your bedroom. Choose items that are beautiful and make you smile. Bonus points if you can make the accessories functional beauty as well.

Little Details

These are the things that might get overlooked. The switch plates, your closet doors, and more are all small ways to personalize your bedroom. Add sliding barn doors to your closet for a rustic touch. Paint your switch plates. Put a full-length mirror over your bedroom door.

Finishing Touches

Once you’ve done all of the above it is time to add the finishing touches to your master bedroom oasis. Arrange a throw on your bed. Clean everything and include washing the windows, vacuum the floor, and dust. When you’ve finished take a look at your new bedroom and bask.

 

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How to Pick Your Paint Colors

Before choosing your paint colors you need to pick your bedding set. From there you can use the colors of your bedding set to select coordinating colors. Even if you choose a plain, cream colored bed set it gives you a jumping point for choosing your paint colors. Think of it like a Venn diagram. Choose a neutral color, a primary color, and an accent color. See the photo below for reference.

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Notes:

  • The ideas listed in each section are options. If you choose neutral as your wall color the idea is to choose a different component for your primary.
  • The term “primary” here refers to your primary color choice not necessarily a primary color (red, yellow, and blue).
  • Your accent color can be used on all of the listed elements or less at your discretion.
  • The “pop” sections are the colors you sparingly use such as in a single piece of art or on little details (from the checklist).

 

It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

I chose an Ecru for our walls because of the bright and diverse colors in the comforter (which has arrived, yay). This allows me to choose bright and colorful accessories for the room as well. I look forward to sharing the awesome finds I come across when we get to that step. Before you go, make sure you download your free master bedroom update checklist. Next, get some inspiration and ideas on the Home Décor page to start dreaming up your dream master!

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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.
Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Easy Foiled Family Wall Art

Home improvement doesn’t always need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. You can improve your space with some paint, by rearranging furniture, or by updating your wall art. Big changes are coming to our home some of which have already started, like the master bedroom, and some still being planned. The living room is the next big project after the bedroom and it all revolves around this DIY easy foiled family wall art. You can make your own to inspire you to revamp your living room, too!

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Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

 

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Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Materials

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 1

Remove the packaging from your canvas.

Step 2

Mix some red and white paint together until you get your desired color of pink. I went for a gorgeous hot pink but you can choose what shade fits your style.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 3

Cover your entire canvas thickly with the pink paint. Do not let dry before moving on to the next steps.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 4

Immediately add some drops of white paint at random places on your canvas and brush into streaks.

Tip:

  • Do not over-brush it or it will blend with the pink paint.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 5

Next, add yellow to your pink paint (not on your canvas) and mix to get an orange shade.

 

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Step 6

Dip your brush into the orange paint and carefully add orange streaks randomly to your painting.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 7

Put 2-3 dots of red paint onto your canvas and streak it as you did with the white paint in step 4.

Step 8

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Tip:

  • This will take a few hours because of the thick amounts of paint added. I recommend allowing your canvas to dry overnight.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

 

Step 9

After your painting has dried, add your foil adhesive in random streaks across your canvas.

Note:

  • Do not cover the entire canvas.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 10

Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky (roughly 2-3 minutes).

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 11

Place foil pieces over the adhesive streaks.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 12

Press foil gently in place using a dry paint brush. Let site for a minute or two.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 13

Again, gently, brush the excess foil off of your canvas with the dry paint brush.

Tip:

  • This will be messy so I recommend doing it on a surface covered with newspaper to make cleanup easier.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 14

Next, brush the foil sealant over the foil.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 15

Allow the sealant to dry.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 16

Add your letter “M” to the center of your painting.

Tip:

  • If you have trouble getting it to stick, add some Mod Podge to the back of it before attaching.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 17

Add the rest of your letters one at a time, working out from the “M”. Allow Mod Podge to dry if using it to adhere your letters.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 18 (Optional)

Add a sealing coat of Mod Podge to your entire canvas.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Your wall art is finished as soon as your sealing coat is dry. If you would like, you can cover the edges of your canvas with paint. You can also get it framed to finish it off. I like the raw edges of the canvas and intend to keep it that way. As always, do what fits your style. You can also find more DIY ideas to improve your space on the Home Décor page!

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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.
It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

DIY Literary Mirror

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Each month my blogging friends and I team up with a group of talented ladies to bring you creative projects from thrift store finds. We create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! This month, I chose to make this awesome DIY literary mirror. It is a gorgeous piece of décor exclusively to make me smile. I hope yours brings you the same smile each time you look at it!

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It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

 

Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge

 

Amanda | The Kolb Corner     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den     Erlene | My Pinterventures

Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main     Debra | Shoppe No. 5

Shirley | Intelligent Domestications     Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized

Michelle | Our Crafty Mom     Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek

Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Sherry | Savvy Apron

Ann | Duct Tape and Denim     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars

Megan | C’mon Get Crafty     Jennifer | Hydrangea Hippo

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

 

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It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Materials

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 1

Cover the edges of your mirror with painter’s tape.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Tip:

  • Don’t try to use 1 long strip of tape if your mirror is rounded. Instead use smaller strips and gradually work your way around the inside.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 2

Set your mirror aside and tear multiple pages out of your book.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 3

Rip the torn pages into small pieces. See the picture above for reference.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 4

Coat a small section of your mirror frame with a generous coat of Mod Podge.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 5

Place pieces of book pages over the Mod Podge.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 6

Dip your finger in the water and smooth of the top of the pages to form them to the shape of your frame.

Tip:

  • This may take a few passes with water depending on how thick your book pages are.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 7

Continue steps 5 and 6 until your mirror frame is completely covered.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Tip:

  • This might be trickier on more ornate frames like the top of mine.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 8

Allow your frame to dry completely.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

 

Step 9

Once your mirror is dry, turn it over. Adhere the edges of paper hanging over to the back of the mirror with water and Mod Podge as you did above.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 10

Allow the back to dry.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 11

Turn the mirror back over. Coat the entire frame with a final coat of Mod Podge.

Step 12

Allow final coat to dry.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 13

With a box cutter, carefully trim the inner excess pages. See the picture for reference.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 14

Pull off the tape and trimmed excess.

Tip:

  • If you cut through the tape with the box cutter, use the tip of it to peel the small strips of tape left.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 15

Clean your mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Note:

  • As you can see, mine got pretty messy. I went over it with a Clorox wipe to get the big areas of dried Mod Podge off. Next I went over the entire mirrored surface again with Windex.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

I love how this turned out! Book décor is always a fantastic idea in my very nerdy opinion. This DIY literary mirror fits perfectly in my new Alice in Wonderland nook along with the Moss Bunny Wall Art. The pictures below are the best I could get of my nook at the end of our hallway (which aren’t great, but you can see me. Hi!). The pictures above are the ones for you to get a better look of the finished mirror. Before you go, check out the awesome projects from my friends below!

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.


Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!


mm
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.
Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly.

Create a Designer Bedroom Effortlessly

Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly.

Your bedroom is your oasis. It should be a relaxing retreat from the stress of the day-to-day. When is the last time, if ever, that you invested in it? If you’re like me, the answer is never. Fall is right around the corner and I am challenging you to create a relaxing bedroom retreat before the holidays pick up. Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly. Surprise: it’s as easy as picking a comforter.

 

Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly.

 

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Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly.

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Why Start with the Comforter

The easiest way to achieve a cohesive, designer bedroom is start with the focal point of your room. Choose your bedding set first. This helps in 3 ways:

  1. It provides you a color scheme from which to work.
  2. You can take a pillow sham with you to coordinate other elements such as drapes, art, and accessories.
  3. It helps set the direction for the overall style of your room.

Above is the comforter that I picked out as the starting point for my designer bedroom. I found it on Groupon Goods along with tons of other gorgeous styles! They also have price ranges to match everyone’s budget. I love the colors in this one and can’t wait to start piecing the rest of the bedroom together.

 

Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly.

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Determine Bold or Subtle Walls

Once you have the selected, use it to help pick your wall color. This is where you need to decide if you want to be bold or subtle. Even if you have chosen a neutral comforter, you can still go bold for your wall color. However, if you have chosen a bright and colorful comforter, going bright/bold on the walls will make the room seem more energized and less peaceful. If that is your style, go for it! If you needs some extra tips, here a few rules to help out the design-challenged:

  • Don’t try to match everything. You don’t want a fuchsia comforter, fuchsia walls, and fuchsia décor all layered on top of each other.
  • Adding a neutral color to the wall allows you to be bolder in choosing artwork and accessories that add pops of color and pattern.
  • Feel free to pull any colors you want from the comforter and mix them up around the room.

 

Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly.

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Furniture Matters

Choosing your comforter first also sets the style course for the room. If new furniture is out of your budget you can makeover your existing furniture. Keep in mind that some furniture styles and patterns do not go together. Distressed furniture doesn’t pair with colorful and ornate bedding. Don’t add mirrors to your night stand if your bedding is a country quilt design. These are tips to keep in mind when designing your retreat.

 

Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly.

Photo Credit: Groupon.com

Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly.

Photo Credit: Groupon.com

Now that you know that all it takes is the right comforter to set your designer bedroom in motion pick it out! Check out Groupon Goods for an amazing, budget-friendly selection! (You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.) If you decide to take the challenge with me, comment with your favorite bedding below so we can see your unique style taking shape! Check back next week for the next update on our bedroom makeover.

See where I’m linking up!

mm
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.
Can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams? Take heart. Hanging toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Hanging Toothbrush Organizers from Thrifted Frames

There is no law stating that organization has to be ugly or hidden. In fact, the more aesthetically pleasing your systems are the higher likelihood that you will use them. If your budget limits you from buying the Pottery Barn organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These hanging toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution. This month I’ve paired up again with a group of awesome and creative ladies to bring you the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. We create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! 

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Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge 2

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den     
Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main    
Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    
Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    
Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things        
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim     Sherry | Savvy Apron   

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


 

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If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Materials

  • 2 5×7 Wooden Thrift Store Frames
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • 2 Metal Scrollwork Votive Holders
  • 1 Sheet Yellow Cardstock
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or E6000)

 

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Step 1

First, clean and disassemble your frames. Sand them if necessary.

Note:

  • I chose not to sand mine because there was no lacquer on the wood. If yours do, I recommend sanding.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 2

Set up a protected surface on which to work and paint your first coat of blue paint on your frames.

Step 3

Set the frames off to the side to dry. Next, clean the glass panes removed from the frames if you are using them.

Note:

  • I didn’t use the glass but, in the interest of full transparency, I had originally planned to. Unfortunately, I am the clumsiest woman alive. I tripped on the extremely flat floor of my office and busted one of the panes on the back of my desk chair. Since I didn’t have a replacement, I was forced to work with what I had. I still love how these turned out despite the absence of glass.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 4

Trace your cardboard inserts on your yellow cardstock.

Tip:

  • Trace each insert individually. Although both frames are 5×7, the fact that they are thrifted can mean size variations. Make your life easier by tracing each insert separately from the start.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 5

Cut your traced images out of the cardstock.

Note:

  • If using the glass panes, skip to step 10 now.

 

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Step 6

Place a coat of Mod Podge onto your cardboard insert.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 7

Immediately set your matching yellow cut-out on top.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 8

Cover the top of the paper with another coat of Mod Podge to seal it. Allow it to dry.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 9

Repeat steps 6 through 8 for your second cardboard insert.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 10

Next, put a second coat of paint on your frames. Allow the paint to dry completely.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 11

Once your frames (and inserts) are dry reassemble them.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 12

Find the seam on one votive holder and run a line of hot glue down it.

 

Step 13

Next, attach the votive holder to the bottom center of the inside of your frame (where the picture would be).

Tips:

  • Working fast will allow you to slide the votive holder so that it is pressed against the inside bottom lip of the frame.
  • If you use electric toothbrushes instead of manual, use E6000 in place of the hot glue. This will create a stronger hold, allowing it to support the extra weight. Make sure that you allow the E6000 to dry for 24 hours before using your frames.

 

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Step 14

Repeat step 13 with your second frame. Once every element is completely dry, hang on your bathroom wall and enjoy!

 

Can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams? Take heart. Hanging toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

If you’re still looking for bathroom organization, check out this awesome upcycled bathroom organizer. Don’t forget to check out my friends before you go.


Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!


mm
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.
Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Upcycled Thrift Store Tray

It’s that time again! I’ve paired up today with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! This month I’m bringing you this beautiful upcycled thrift store tray. You can check out last month’s challenge where I made this Bathroom Organizer as well as see everyone else’s awesome upcycles.

Meet the Hosts

Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea     Sherry | Savvy Apron     Stacy | Anastasia Vintage

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

 

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Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Materials

  • Thrift Store Tray
  • White Latex Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Drill
  • Fine Grit Sand Paper
  • Decorative Rope

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 1

Paint your entire tray with white latex paint.

Tip:

  • Because of the material of mine, I didn’t sand or prime it first. If you are using a tray made of a harder wood or one that is lacquered, you will want to do this first.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 2

Once your paint is dry, use your tray to measure out your contact paper. Remember that you want to make it smaller than the footprint of your tray so that it will fit on the inside of the tray.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 3

Pull back the edge of the backing on your contact paper (but do not completely remove it) and press the exposed edge of the paper to the inside of your tray. Smooth the rest onto your tray by peeling the backing off a little at a time and smoothing into place.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 4

Seal the bottom of your tray with Mod Podge.

Note:

  • I used the gloss version on this but it you are going for a different style, you may want to use Matte instead. It simply depends on your tastes.

Step 5

Using fine grit sandpaper, lightly sand the corners, edges, and sides of your tray to give it a distressed look.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 6

Drill 2 holes on either side of the tray roughly 3 inches apart. Make sure that the drill bit you choose makes a hole big enough for your rope to fit through.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 7

Thread your rope through the holes and knot each end.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 8

Trim off any excess at the end on the knots.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

This upcycled thrift store tray turned out so much different than I expected but in the best way possible. There’s a really good chance that my family members are getting decorative trays for Christmas because I want to make more so bad! Before you go, don’t miss the projects from my fellow bloggers below. You can also find previous months’ hops on our Recycled Crafts page.


 

Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!


mm
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.
With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Easy DIY Doormat

With the weather warming up you are spending more time outside. If you’re anything like me, that has highlighted the sad state of your outdoor décor. Winter wreaks havoc on your curb appeal. Of course, with kids at home, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat! It is not only easy to make but incredibly inexpensive.

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With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

 

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With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Materials

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 1

Remove the tags from your doormat.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 2

Place your letters where you want them on your mat.

Note:

  • The stencils linked in the materials are the exact set I used. If you want the same design, use the capital “W” at the beginning and the capital “E” at the end.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 3

Tape a box around your letters with painters tape.

Step 4

Paint a layer of white fabric paint over the entire taped off rectangle with your paint brush.

Tip:

  • Because of the material of the mat you want to be careful around the stencils. Always pull your brush away from the letter stencils.

Step 5

Allow paint layer to dry. While you’re waiting, begin painting your flower. Start with a circle about 3 inches from the bottom right corner of your mat.

Tip:

  • This works best if you apply all of the flower lines and details directly from your paint containers.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 6

Next, create your petals. To do this, pick a spot on your circle and sweep away from your circle creating a curved line. Do the same thing again a little further down on the circle to create the second side of the petal. (See picture above for help.)

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 7

Create the inner petal detail by doing the same as you did to create your petal only smaller. (Again, see picture above for help.)

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 8

Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have created all of your petals.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 9

Color the center of your petals with yellow.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 10

Next, fill in the rest of your petals with green. Allow your flower to dry.

Step 11

While you’re waiting for your flower to dry, paint a second coat of white paint on your rectangle.

Tips:

  • To keep your flower from getting messed up when you do this, gently spin your mat around so that the flower is on the top while you paint the second white coat.
  • You will want to use your brush again on this part.

Step 12

Allow your second coat of white to dry.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 13

While you wait, put a second smaller circle in the center of your flower.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 14

Fill in the center circle with red and the outer circle with teal.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 15

Next, outline your entire flower with teal as in the picture.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 16

Remove the tape and stencils from the center of your mat. Fill in your letters with yellow paint.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 17

Lastly, add in your decorative swirls. These can just be done free-form in whatever design you’d like. If you’d rather have more structure, you can copy from the picture above.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 18

Allow your entire mat to dry completely. Then set your new doormat outside of your door and enjoy!

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

The bright colors on this are perfect for summer and will help update your front porch quickly and easily. Feel free to play around with the colors and make this doormat fit your own personal style. If you want more quick outdoor décor updates we’ve got you covered. Check out this gorgeous wreath or this fun napkin basket before you go!

See where I’m linking up!

mm
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.