Modern Mountain Garland

We are lucky to live so close to the Rocky Mountains! I often admire them from afar, since we can see them so clearly. As the sun sets most evenings, their silhouettes look so majestic and I realize they might just be my favorite. I decided to do a DIY for Christmas inspired by them: a Modern Mountain Garland!  Materials Foam Sheets (I chose black, white and glittered silver and gold) Scissors Glue Dots Tape Bakers Twine Directions Simply sketch out your mountains. Cut the mountains (optional: peaks can be a different color). Use glue dots to secure the peaks onto the mountains. Continue until you have as many as you would like, keep in mind variation in color and size.   Simply tape them to the twine. Hang and enjoy!  Once again, the simplicity of this project is what makes it so great! Less is alway more, or so I think. The touch of sparkle is a great way to make the mountains really stand out on the fireplace mantle! If you have little ones, this would be a great project to do with them as well.  XOXO,...

Friday’s Round-Up | Handmade Christmas DIYs

I decided I had to start a Friday’s Round-Up on my blog because there are just SO many talented bloggers out there. I spend a lot of time in amazement at all the genius and gorgeous projects out there on the web. I myself, find so much inspiration from it and I hope you do too with all these handmade Christmas DIYs I’ve been drooling over!  1. Festive Fiber Wall Art | The Merry Thought 2. DIY Winter Votives | The Crafted Life 3. Prism Snow Globes | Willowday 4. DIY Christmas Tree Cactus | Sugar and Cloth  5. Cardboard Box Advent Calendar | BoligLiv 6. DIY Boxwood and Pinecone Gift Topper | Homey Oh My Hope this gives you a little inspiration for some pretty fabulous Christmas DIYs! Happy Friday friends! XOXO,...

Ideabooks for Houzz

hellolidyblog’s ideabooks I feel so honored to have been given the opportunity to work with Houzz (the largest home design destination on the web) on a totally fun project that’s right up my alley! I was recently asked to design an Ideabook and pick 20 home related products for a makeover project! Since we are currently working on our master bedroom, I picked my top favorite pieces for that space and why I chose them!  Feel free to check out my profile here and my Master Bedroom Makeover picks! Let me know what you think – do you have a favorite piece from my selections? As always, thank you for your constant support!  XOXO,...

DIY Felt Dala Horse Ornaments and Gift Tags

You might have noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of DIY Christmas projects this year. Our budget is a little tight, but I don’t want that to keep me from updating our decor or changing things up a little this year. The other day I shared a sneak peek on Instagram of some cute mountains and dala horses. Today, I’m sharing one of those projects with you. And yes,  it’s another super simple and cheap DIY: Felt Dala Horse Ornaments and Gift Tags! Yay!  Materials Felt Scissors Sharpie Metal Ornament Hooks Directions Begin by tracing out your dala horse by hand or using an existing item, like an ornament. I enlarged our dala horses a bit, but still used the ornament as a guide. Carefully cut out your dala horses. Simply poke the metal ornament hooks through the felt and hang to enjoy. For your gift tags, simply tape the hook to the wrapping paper. Easy! Dala horses are not only trending, but they are significant to my husband. He has always been proud of his Swedish roots and had always collected dala horses over the years. He once tried to convince me that we should buy a child sized dala horse at a flea market years ago. I refused at the time, but that would have been cool now…of course. It’s fun to see how popular they’ve become over the years!   XOXO,...

DIY Hanging Chalkboard Banner

On one of my recent trips to Target, I spotted some fabulous Chalkboard Wrapping Paper. I had already bought so much paper at that point (a lot of pretty metallics), but I decided that I could use it for something else!  Materials Chalkboard Wrapping Paper Copper Pipe or Dowel Bakers Twine Chalk Scissors Directions Simply unravel your paper and measure how long you want you banner to be. Cut your paper. Place your copper pipe or dowel at the top and roll just a small portion of your paper. Tape in place (optional). Tie the twine to either end of your pipe and hang. If the paper is rolling up too high, place the cardboard roll (that comes with the paper) on the bottom to weigh it down. Then enjoy! *Keep in mind it wrinkles very easily, since it is just paper* I love how simple it was to make and I had a lot of fun creating a little design with my chalk. I simply wrote “God Jul” and a little picture inspired by some Scandinavian art (I’m no artist…I know!). This will be a lot of fun for our kids as well after the holidays!  XOXO,...

DIY Painted Plywood Houses

There’s just something to be said about little miniature houses. No matter the size, shape or color, they feel so cute and festive! You might remember my Modern Christmas Village. Well, I decided to go with that theme and add a few more to our decor, but these ones can stay out year round!  Materials Plywood Pencil Ruler Table Saw (not shown) Sander Tape Spray Paint Directions Begin by measuring out the shape of your house in any style you please. Using your table saw, cut out your house. Lightly sand and wipe clean. Tape off a section of your house and cover. With the exposed side, spray one layer at a time making sure to allow each layer to dry completely in between. Slowly remove tape. You can also spray paint your house a solid color with no pattern, it’s completely up to you! I love the simplicity of these. Since we are on a huge black and white kick, we opted for those colors. But this project would look great with any color or shade you choose! I am definitely going to be leaving these up year round.  XOXO,...

DIY Felt Bow Ornaments

This year we opted for a non-traditional white Christmas tree for our formal living room. It’s something I’ve always wanted to explore, but never had the courage to do until we moved into our new home. Because I’ve stuck to a very minimal, clean and simple color palette this year (you can read more about that here), it’s made decorating very easy! I decided that I didn’t want things to get too boring, so I decided to add these cute and quirky DIY Felt Bow Ornaments to the tree! Materials Felt in any color combo you choose Glue Dots Scissors Twine  Directions Begin by cutting two rectangles – one large for your bow and one small for the center. Cut a slight “C” shape on the ends of the larger rectangle. Take a piece of twine and tie the center of the larger rectangle so it bunches, you will see the bow shape take form. Take your smaller rectangle and wrap around the tied twine and secure with a glue dot. Press firmly until it sticks. Take twine and pull through the center, tie a knot and hang to enjoy!!  These are so quick and easy to make. I made a few and I feel like they add a little more character to the tree! What do you think about adding sweet bows to your Christmas tree?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,or Instagram...

Three Ways to Decorate For Christmas

Today I’m over at The Land of Nod‘s blog, Honest to Nod, sharing Three Ways to Decorate for Christmas! I love having options and I know sometimes it can be very overwhelming when there are just so many ideas out there. I’ve picked my top three styles for the holidays to make deciding a bit easier for you!  I hope this little guide helps you narrow down on some decisions! Can you believe Christmas is only 3 weeks away??! It’s never too late to start decorating, there’s still time!  Which design would you choose for your home based on your personal style?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by...
Modern Christmas Village Using Paint Chips

Modern Christmas Village Using Paint Chips

Last week I popped into Sherwin-Williams to grab some paint samples for our master bedroom makeover (coming soon!) and I might have grabbed just a few extra paint chips for a fun little Christmas project!!  Materials Paint Chips (or any colored paper will do) Hot glue gun or tape Directions If you are using colored paper, simply cut house shapes ahead of time. Otherwise, fold at different lengths to create your little village. Hot glue (or tape) a few together to create solid pieces. Arrange and display! It’s SO easy and totally cute, right?! Last year, we created a Scandinavian Christmas Village, which we are using again this year in our dining room. But I thought it would be kind of fun to create another modern village for our living space this year to change things up by adding just a bit of black, white, grey and light pink. And I love it!  Add some fun little wood trees to give it a a bit of texture and depth – hope you enjoy!!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...
Wednesday’s (Christmas) Wishlist

Wednesday’s (Christmas) Wishlist

It’s been a little while since I did a Wednesday’s Wishlist and since the holidays are quickly approaching, I decided to make it a Christmas edition!  |Home| Did you happen to see the new Krink Fiberglass Side-Shell Chair from Modernica?! So fun and perfect for the holidays (or everyday for that matter)! I would love 4 please!  |Him| With all the little projects my hubby has going on, I know he would love this Sawstop! If you haven’t heard of it, you should probably watch this awesome video! Amazing, right?!  |Her| As a blogger, my camera is probably the one thing I use every single day. Sadly, my Canon is getting old and starting to act a little crazy. Oh, how wonderful it would be to get this Canon 70D DSLR – I could even start creating fun videos for the blog! Sigh.  |Kids| Shhh. Don’t say anything, but we might have already bought this cute little Kitchen and Workbench for the kids for Christmas! It promotes happy playing and sharing – or at least that’s what we are trying to accomplish! Plus, how cute are they??? What kind of gifts are you putting on your wishlist this Christmas? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...
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