Hi guys! I do hope you all are having a lovely week! Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite of my recent projects, a diy vintage wallpaper magnetic board. Vintage wallpaper is one of my absolute favorite things in the entire world! I just adore the prints and textures! It’s so wonderful! I love finding new ways to use it too. I recently came across this pattern from one of my favorite vintage wallpaper shops, Hannah’s Treasures, and immediately thought it would make a great magnetic board for the bedroom at my mom’s house where I stay on visits. Making this little board was really easy, and it whipped up pretty quick too!
Here’s What You Need:
*16×20 Frame (the local flea market or thrift store is a great place to look)
*1 Yard of Vintage Wallpaper
*1 Sheet of HVAC Thin Guage Sheet Metal (I bought mine at home depot, look in the hvac department)
*Acid Free Double Stick Tape
*Framing hardware if needed…
*Heavy Duty Tin Snips
*Foam core ( optional for backing if your frame does not come with backing)
The first thing you need to do is paint your frame if you are planning on painting it. While it dries you can cut and assemble your board. To start measure the opening of your frame. Mine was 16×20. So I marked on the metal 16″ wide and 20″ long. Then cut the metal down to size with the tin snips. You can cut down the foam core to fit your frame as well if you plan on using it. Now, trace your sheet metal dimensions onto the wrong side of your wallpaper, leave an inch on the top and an inch on the bottom for folding over. So if I have a 16×20 piece of metal, then I cut my paper to be 16×22″. Mark 1″ up on both the top and bottom of the wrapping paper. Lay out your metal on top of the paper in between the 1″ marks. Run a strip of double stick tape along the edge at the bottom and top edges of your wall paper on the wrong side. Now, fold over the edges of the paper in towards the middle of the metal and tape down snugly so that the paper is nice and taught across the metal. Next, lay your board into the opening in your frame face down and close up the back. Add a hanger to the middle of the back of the frame and you are ready to hang.
I love this fun magnetic board! It looks great in the room! It is a pretty way to organize and keep little notes and things while I am at my parent’s home. It is a great size too. I just adore the wallpaper and I have quite a bit left that I can use for future crafting, yay! I love how easy this project is to customize just by changing the style of the frame and the wallpaper. The sheet metal in the hvac department at the hardware store is really inexpensive too, so you can always change out the boards if the style of your room changes too. This really is such a fast and easy diy! It would make a great gift for college bound gals who need a memo board for their dorms. I hope some of you will give this one a try! It is so fun and easy, you’ll have a blast!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite pins from my Pinterest boards over the last month. I haven’t had a lot of time to spend on Pinterest lately. However, I did manage to add a bunch of outdoor party pinspiration as well as a healthy dose of cute animals, and some fun diy and home decor to my boards. Here are some of my absolute favorites:
From my board Party Ideas:
I just love this picnic idea! It’s so dreamy!
Love these colors!!!
I love the packaging here, it’s so fun!
From my board For the Home:
Love the shelving!
I love this kitchen! I based the open shelving on the top of my cabinets off of this picture.
I love the cabinet and the fridge! So cute!
From my board Tattoos:
This is so sweet! It means “smile” in Swedish.
From my board Pets and Animals:
I just LOVE this picture!
This cracks me up! So true…
and from my board DIY Ideas I Love:
This is great for summer!
So stinkin’ cute!
I absolutely love this!
Aren’t they all just fantastic! I love Pinterest, don’t you! To see more inspiring pins you can check out all my Pinterest boards Here. I’ll be back next month with more pinspiration! Until then…
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day! I am so excited to announce that I have a little guest post over at Free Pretty Things for You today! For any of you who are unfamiliar with this fantastic blog, FPTFY is a free image and printables site chocked full of fun clip art, digital scrapbooking elements, craft projects, and tons of vintage charm! Keren, the fantastic gal behind the blog, has collaborated with me to create this fun printable sheet to use to make these fun charm bracelets! You can find my tutorial on the FPTFY website today Here.
You can find the printables Here and a lightened version made specifically for the shrinky paper Here
So definitely go check out the full tutorial and make some of these fun charm bracelets for your favorite gals! These are so fun to make! You’ll love them! And definitely go check out Keren’s blog, Free Pretty Things for You, Here! It is the absolute cutest!
Hi guys! I hope you all are having a fun week! After a fun girls getaway, we are heading home from DC today. The city was so fantastic! I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pics from our trip soon. Today I have a super easy and fun diy project for you, a lace trim cake bunting. This bunting can be whipped up in just a few minutes and makes a super sweet addition to your spring cakes!
What You Need:
*Lace Trim -1/2 to 2/3 yard
*Thread and needle
If you would like to paint your skewers, do so first. Once the paint is dried you are ready to go. Clip your trim to two pieces. I made mine 8.5″ and 10″ long. Thread your needle and thread through the end of one side of your trim. Clip the thread to about 4 or five inches. Now tie the threaded end of trim onto your skewer and knot securely. You can add a dab of glue for added security if you like. Repeat with other side and other skewer. Once you have the first strand tied, thread and tie the bottom strand of trim to the skewers right under the first strand. To finish, tie a small length of ribbon in a bow on each side of the skewer where the trim is tied. Now you are ready to use your bunting in your favorite cake.
I love this sweet bunting! It is lovely and feminine, and makes an adorable topper! This bunting would be perfect for a Mother’s day cake or even for a baby or bridal shower. I will be sharing my new favorite cake recipe soon. The best thing about this bunting is that it is so simple and customizable! I hope I have inspired some of you all to give this one a try. You’ll love it!
Happy Wednesday everyone! As you all know, Mother’s Day is coming up really soon. I always like to make gifts for my moms. It’s always nice to give something thoughtful and handmade to the ones you love most, especially mom. I have gathered a little collection of handmade diy gifts that I think would be especially nice for mommy’s day. Check em’ out:
Check out these fantastic Upcycled Wine Cork Pendants from Fiskars Here
Check out this adorable Fabric Covered Suitcase from The 36th Avenue Here
Check out these sweet No Sew Fabric Flowers from Dana Made It Here
Check out this amazing Retrotastic Camera Camera Bag from Happy Sew Lucky Here
Check out this fabulous DIY Hand Embroidered Portrait with Felt Flowers from Do Small Things With Love Here
Check out this lovely DIY Eco Friendly Soy Candle from Ruffled Here
Check out these sweet Mother’s Day Memory Jars from Centsational Girl Here
Check out this fun DIY Mini Boxy Make Up Bag from Say Yes to Hoboken Here
Check out this lovely DIY Solid Perfume Pocket Watch Locket from Design Sponge Here
And check out these beautiful Gold Leaf Paper Mache Bowls from Kelli Murray Here
Aren’t they all just lovely! I am not a mommy of two legged babies as of yet, but I would love any of these! I know my mom would too! Is there something special you are making for your mommy dear this year? My mom is getting the tablecloth duvet I recently made. I hope this little list has given you all some ideas and inspiration! You can find a lot more ideas through my pinterest boards as well Here.
Hello everyone! Today’s post is a bit late. I meant to have this up Thursday, but we have been travelling today to DC and just settled into our hotel for the evening. I will probably be a little sparse with posting for the next few days, but will definitely be posting instagrams daily of our time here in DC. So, today I have a fun and easy retro project for you. I am going to show you how to make these fun scribble glasses! A while back I had scored a set of vintage Hazel Atlas pink spaghetti scribble painted glasses at my local thrift store. They are by far some of my absolute favorite glasses! I thought it would be fun to try and make some myself, and I had a blast! They are so fun and easy to create!
Here’s What You Need:
*Glass dishes (tumblers, shakers, bowls, etc…)
*Martha Stewart Paint color of your choice in flat matte
*Martha Stewart Paint Bottle with Fine tip tops
The first thing you want to do is clean your glasses with rubbing alcohol. Let dry. You can add the paint to the bottle that came with the tip caps, or you can twist the smallest fine tip cap onto the original paint bottle. Test the flow a little first on a scrap piece of chipboard. Now squeezing the bottle as you go, paint some scribbly lines in small sections around your glassware. I made some crosshatching marks and then added some flowy scribbly marks to blend the sections together. You want it to look more free-handed and random than uniform. Once you have painted your scribblies all over the glassware, set aside to dry. The greatest thing about the Martha Stewart plant is that it hardens to a hand washable finish if it is left to air cure for a few weeks. Once your dishes have cured, you are ready to start using them. Yay!
I LOVE how these tumblers turned out! In fact, I liked them so much I made some salt and pepper shakers to match. This is such a simple and fun diy! It took me less than twenty minutes to complete. The best part is that you can make them in any color you like and on any type of glassware. You could make some fun martini glasses, a set of plates, or even a cake stand. Make some for yourself, or make them as gifts for your friends and family. They will love them! I hope I have inspired some of you to give this one a try! This would be a fantastic diy for a group or party too! You’ll have a blast!