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!
Hello there! Today I am going to share one of my favorite new spring dessert recipes with you all. This is my version of strawberry shortcake. I had lunch a few weeks ago at Whole Foods and had a slice of their strawberry cake. It was so delicious! I went back a few days later for another slice, but they were all out. Not wanting to spend over twenty dollars on a cake, I decided to try and make one similar myself.
*Butter Yellow Recipe Cake Mix
*Strawberries 2 pints
*Heavy Whipping Cream
Cook your yellow cake according to the directions on the box. You will add the water, sugar, butter, and eggs to the cake mix and beat with a blender for a few minutes. Spray two round cake pans 8″ or 9″ with cooking spray and pour in batter. Bake according to the time on the box. Once your cake is done you will cool it in the pan for a minute and then turn it out of the pan and cool completely. While your cake is cooling cut up 2/3 of your strawberries into thin slices. Slice the remaining third of the strawberries into halves. Put them into separate bowls and sprinkle with sugar and a little water. Cover and refrigerate. You can cut your strawberries ahead of time and let them chill overnight. They are extra good that way. I was impatient and wanted my cake to be ready that particular day, so my strawberries only chilled for an hour or two. In a large mixing bowl pour in some heavy whipping cream. Whip the cream with beaters on medium to medium high. I added my sugar to taste once the cream set up a little. Sometimes whipped cream recipes can be too sweet. I like to be able to control the sweetness. You can add a touch of vanilla to your whip cream as well. Once your cream is whipped to a stiff super light frosting consistency you are ready to assemble your cake. Place your bottom layer of the butter cake on a large plate. “Frost” your layer with a generous amount of whip cream. Add a little extra on the top of the cake for the middle to be nice and full. Now take your sliced strawberries and evenly distribute them over the top of the layer. Place the other layer of cake on top of the first layering the strawberries and whip cream in the middle. Now, spread a thick layer of whip cream frosting over the top and around the sides of the cake. Once you have your cake frosted with your whip cream, you are ready to add your remaining strawberries. Finish off the cake by gently placing the remaining strawberry halves to the side of the cake all the way around at the bottom. Garnish with a few mint sprigs and a strawberry on top if you like, or add a cute cake bunting.
I love how my cake turned out! It is the perfect spring desert. This is not the healthiest cake in the world, but it could be a lot more calorie laden. I think the whip cream and strawberries make it light and airy, and the buttery cake is smooth and moist. This is definitely going to be my go to spring and summer party desert. Everyone here loved it! I hope some of you will try this little recipe out too!
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!
Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a fabulous week! Both my projects this week are featuring Spoonflower fabric. For those of you unfamiliar with the company, Spoonflower is a print on demand fabric printer. You can get virtually any photo or design printed on several types of fabrics. I have been quite impressed with everything I have ordered from them! I have been wanting to do a simple photo tote for a while now. I recently photographed a bunch of my vintage ceramics and tchotskies and I thought that some of them would be really sweet as an everyday spring tote bag. Designing the tote and sewing it was super easy! This is also a project you can do in an hour or so. It’s a lot of fun too!
Here’s What You Need:
*Lining Fabric like quilting cotton
*Leather strap (I used an old skinny belt)
*Rivets and hammer
Designing the tote fabric is pretty simple. Take two of your favorite photos and pull them into your photo editing program. My tote is pretty large so I knew it was going to need to be 1/2 yard of fabric. I resized my pictures to be 18X22″. Make sure that the design elements like faces that are important to keep are at least 2.5″ away from the edge.Now, you want to make a new file in photoshop to be the size of your fabric . I bought a yard which gave me enough for four pictures, or two bags. So since I wanted a yard, I made my new file to be 36×54″ at 150 dpi. Then once you have your pictures resized, you can just drag and drop your photos onto your blank page. Save your file. Then go to www.spoonflower.com to upload. You will need to click on create and then custom fabric. This will take you to the upload window where you can upload your design. Once the design is uploaded you can order your fabric. For more detailed help with Spoonflower’s site visit their design help page Here. Once you receive your fabric, you are ready to get started sewing. The tote I made is almost exactly like my valentine’s ombre heart tote, which you can see here for detailed instructions. The only difference is that this tote is slightly larger, and has one strap instead of two. When cutting your fabric out you will want to measure in 2.5 inches on each side at the top and draw an angle to the bottom from those lines if you want your tote to be angled in a little at the top like mine. I also left my sides open a half an inch at each side to insert my leather strap into the fabric instead of riveting it to the outside. You can add the straps however you like. Once you have added your rivets, you are ready to load up your new tote and go!
I absolutely adore my new photo tote! My mom and sister love it to and are trying to steal it from me. I may just have to make a couple more to appease the tote bag hoarding women in my family! This little tote was so fun to make and it whipped up really fast as well! I love how customizable this project can be! You can change-up the design, just by changing up your pictures. Scan in pics of your children’s artwork and make a special tote for them, make a collage of favorite family photos, or even showcase your best furry friends. The possibilities are endless! I hope I have inspired some of you to give this project a try! And definitely go check out Spoonflower’s website! You’ll love it!
I am so excited that Spring is finally here! We have had unusually chilly weather for this time of year here in NC. I can see the trees and the flowers are starting to bloom and there is a little spring color popping up everywhere. I have been really inspired by some of the many beautiful spring diy projects floating around the web. Here are a few that I would LOVE to try:
Check out these beautiful Spring Time Coasters from Maize Hutton Here
Check out this fantastic Spring Paper Flower Wreath from Hello Lucky Here
Check out these adorable Personalized Name Art from Parenting.com Here
Check out this sweet Fabric Scrap Banner from I Heart Naptime Here
Check out this fabulous Bluebird Brooch from All About You Here
Check out these awesome DIY Burlap Place Setting Holders from Debbiedoo’s Here
And Check out this fun Moss Monogram from Eight By Five Here
Don’t you just love them all! I really need to learn to crochet! I hope you all enjoy looking through these fabulous blogs! To see more fun spring DIY inspiration check out my DIY Ideas I Love board on Pinterest Here. I wish you all have a fantastic spring! Relax and enjoy the weather!