I put together this little piece of art a few weeks ago and have been meaning to take a picture and post it, buuuut yeah, I’m slow. I cut out a bunch of hearts on my Silhouette cutting machine to the size of my choice and spent more time than I thought trying to space them evenly in this frame, hah. I just used a glue stick to glue them onto some plain white paper, then stuck it in this frame. I was originally inspired from an Etsy shop that my friend had showed me. I decided to go with flat hearts instead of folding them, and making a heart shaped pattern within my little heart mosaic.
I heart it. You could easily punch out a bunch of hearts with a heart shaped hole punch too, such as this.
So I wanted to share the DIY gifts I made for Christmas this year for my friends and family. Unfortunately you will have to deal with crappy cell phone pictures (I lost my camera battery charger for like 3 weeks in December, fail!).
Vanilla Extract. It is SUPER easy to make and you can get a bunch of vanilla beans online for much, much cheaper than in the local stores. I bought mine from Beanilla. All you do is fill your jars up with vodka and add split vanilla beans. The ratio is about 1/3 cup of vodka to one vanilla bean. You’re supposed to let it sit for at least six weeks in a dark, cool spot before you use it. I cut out some circle tags out of kraft paper, stamped them, and attached them with some cute bakers twine.
I also made some fun necklaces. You can’t see them well here I know, but it started as a light piece of wood. After lots of cutting, a dremmel purchase, sanding, staining and painting…they were done! They were all the same colors (a dark wood stain with gold paint), but the shapes and designs were irregular. I loved how they came out.
I saw a framed letter DIY a while ago and decided to give it a shot last week. The only annoying part was trying to comb through the wooden letters at Michaels: none of the letters were in the right spot, a bunch were missing, or broken..so after 15 minutes of that I was SO done, hah! I wish I had some more letters to throw in the frame, but I think it looks pretty cute still.
All you need is small wooden letters, paint (spraypaint is the easiest), some thick paper for the background, a shadowbox fame, and of course, hot glue! I decided to go a little bit of a different route and use yellow paint to do the “I ❤ U”. I think it would be super cute to do other little words, sayings, or someone’s name.
I made these garlands yesterday out of cut-out paper shapes, they are currently hanging from a shelf while I figure out where the best place to put them…sooo, this is me laying on the floor under where they are hanging looking up.
I’m ignoring the fact that today is “Wedding Wednesday” because I’ve been meaning to post a bunch of super cute ideas for decorating easter eggs. I love fun ways of decorating eggs! A year or two ago we used old silk ties to dye eggs, & they turned out pretty neat because the tie pattern transfers right on the eggs.
Here’s some other fun ideas:
1. Doily Stenciled Eggs
2. Gilded Eggs
3. Herb Stenciled Eggs (one I am going to try for sure!)
4. Chalkboard Eggs (trying these too, I ❤ chalkboard paint!)
5. Embroidered Eggs – so pretty! This would be SO hard to do, whoever makes them is amazing.
6. Fabric-covered Eggs
7. Glitter Confetti Eggs – these are magical!
Do you plan on doing some egg decorating? I think it’s kind of funny that decorating eggs still excites me – I mean, I’m kind of in my mid-twenties and have no children. Oh well 😉
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