DIY Birthday Invites

DIY Birthday Invites

It’s only a couple weeks away from our little girl’s 2nd birthday! I am so behind, but I’ve been a little preoccupied lately! Having three kiddos changes a lot of things, let me tell you. I am SO excited for this birthday! I’ve mentioned before how I am having a Russian doll theme birthday and I am so happy to have Minted be a part of my party planning! I have some of the most beautiful party decor, but I will reveal all of it at a later time!  I pulled some of the colors from the Minted party decor and used it on the invites. I decided to make it bright, feminine and happy! My little girl loves the color pink, as she should, so it’s a prominent color on the invites and in the decor! I want to make this a totally girly party – since she is ALL girl. Drama. Diva. Princess. You name it, that’s our girl!  She’s been quite the handful lately, but it’s to be expected. They don’t call it “terrible twos” for nothing. She cries over everything, “no” is her favorite word, she sneaks out of time out when no one’s looking – like I said, a handful. But in a lot of ways, my heart is happy knowing that she is a typical 2 year old girl.  So, I will be busy having fun planning her party these next few days! I will keep you posted on all the fun little details to come! All her cute friends are so young, so I’m going to be keeping it simple. Just some...
DIY Geometric Flower Pots

DIY Geometric Flower Pots

Last week a friend and I got together and decided to do a fun little craft! This is so easy and fun. I really enjoyed hand painting these pots to give it a more personal touch, while adding some beautiful flowers to finish it all off just right!  What you will need Flower pots (varying sizes) Paint (any color) Paint brushes Masking tape (if needed for your designs) Fresh flowers Make sure you have a clean surface before painting. Create your design by taping off sections where you would like to paint or you can paint freehand. Allow paint to dry completely before potting your plants ( I waited 24 hours). Once your paint has dried, choose some pretty flowers and plant away!  This would make a great gift for Mother’s Day! You can give something that is truly unique and special. I love how funky these flower pots turned out, I have a mild obsession with triangles right now. I feel like it gives off a modern and playful look and they sure do brighten up my front entrance!  I would love to try this out with a large flower pot! Wouldn’t that look so fun?! I am loving these fresh and bright flowers too, this is my first time going out and buying some to plant (I’ve been hesitant – I tend to lack the green thumb). They smell AMAZING and I am just hoping that I can keep them alive long enough to make it all worth it!  What kind of things are you thinking about giving your mama for Mother’s day?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free...
DIY Triangle Stamped Pillow

DIY Triangle Stamped Pillow

Happy Monday friends! Today I am so excited for two different reasons! The first being, we get to bring home our little two month old foster son today! Secondly, I finally finished a pillow that I now get to share with you! Obviously I am way more excited about the third addition to our family, but this pillow was a nice distraction while I was waiting for our little guy to arrive.  I am starting to appreciate textile design more and more these days! I love the idea of creating my own pattern, using various techniques and materials. A good friend of mine sent a text one day of how her friend created the most ADORABLE triangle stamped leggings for her little ones. I couldn’t stop thinking about it since then, so I went and got the supplies and decided to make a pillow instead!  What you will need: Fabric paint (in any color) Basic sponge Scissors Paint brush Plain fabric (any color)   Take your sponge and cut any shape you would like. I chose a triangle because I love this shape the most and it kind of goes with some other pillows I made not too long ago! Pour your fabric paint into a container and using a paint brush, paint one side of the sponge evenly. Press firmly to your fabric for a few seconds and lift up off your fabric carefully. Repeat this step until you need to reapply the paint to the sponge. This should create depth to your pattern by having varying shades of black as it wears off each time you press...
DIY Faux Pottery Vases

DIY Faux Pottery Vases

I’m in love with the crisp look of white ceramic pottery vases! I like to mix and match sizes, shapes and textures! I’m realized though, that it’s something I could easily recreate myself. I can save myself a little money, while having fun! This is such a simple and fabulous project! What you will need: Glass bottle (or other vase-like item) Puff paint White paint (for a more hand-made look) or Spray paint (for a more clean porcelain look) Paint brush Begin by creating a fun design on your bottle using your puff paint. You can make simple patterns using dots, lines or other geometric elements. Let the puff paint dry completely. Paint over top the puff paint and let each layer dry (this may take a few coats, but every coat creates more great texture). You can also just spray paint the bottle (this will be quicker and you will get a very sleek look). Once the paint has dried, display some beautiful flowers on a shelf or on your kitchen table! Enjoy!  I personally liked the look of the painted vase. It created a fabulous texture layer after layer. It even started to crack in places, which made my vase look even more pottery-like! I have a few porcelain vases already, so I thought having one with a little bit of a texture would add a littler differentiation to the bunch.  This was so fun, I am planning on making a few more! I want to experiment more with the designs and see what else I can do with that puff paint! This would be great for...
Thrifty DIY: Two Toned Brass Squirrel

Thrifty DIY: Two Toned Brass Squirrel

Today I’m sharing a great thrifty DIY over at Casey Lynn’s blog (from last week, mind you)! I am so excited, because now we can get our hands dirty and try to improve upon one of our thrifty finds! If you search your nearest second hand store, you might see a lot of brass decor pieces floating the shelves. Brass is coming back friends, so snag one you love! I found this cute little squirrel and I rather like him! I decided to improve him just a bit and give him a little modern appeal while leaving the retro feel intact. This is a very simple DIY and requires no experience when it comes to crafting. Be sure to head on over for the full post! Enjoy!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...
DIY Stenciled Tea Towels

DIY Stenciled Tea Towels

Every crafter learns a new craft and I am so excited to share what I learned with you! Last weekend I went out of town for a women’s retreat. One of the evenings was an organized craft night where we learned to stencil using freezer paper! I have always wanted to learn, I even bought the freezer paper a year ago that’s still sitting on top of my fridge!! It looks a lot harder than it is – trust me!    What you will need: Freezer paper Pencil Monogram letter or design (to trace) X-acto knife (or if you’re lucky, a Cricut or Silhouette machine) Paint (Martha Stewart’s brand) Fabric Medium (Martha Stewart) Stencil paint brush Parchment paper Iron Tea towel (you can find them cheap at Ikea or even the dollar store) What to do: Trace out a letter or design you would like on your towel using your pencil and freezer paper. Carefully cut out the design using the X-acto knife. Be sure to have something placed underneath so you don’t cut through something important! Once your design is cut out, place the plastic side down and iron your stencil to the towel. Make sure no edges are lifted and the stencil is completely adhered to the towel. Choose which color of paint you would like to use on your design. I combined my colors to get an ombre effect. I used green and mint for the stag and peach and gold for my monogram letter. You will need two parts paint, one part fabric medium. Mix the two together until both are well blended. Dab the paint onto...
Floating Wooden Clouds

Floating Wooden Clouds

Ok, so I’ve had these wooden clouds for months. My husband made them for me a while ago, but I never got around to using them. Until now, finally!!! I am very slowly becoming more and more of a minimalist. I am attracted to very clean and simple design elements for my home and so I think this DIY is fitting.  What you will need: Plywood Cloud outline (print from web or hand draw) Pencil Scroll saw  Sand paper Hot glue gun Tacs Firstly, my husband always does the hardest part. So don’t be afraid to ask someone to lend a hand if you need it! Otherwise, if you can work some machinery – good for you!! First, trace your cloud onto the plywood. Then carefully cut out your clouds using the scroll saw (please be careful!). Once you have your clouds cut out, sand the sides until smooth and wipe clean. You can choose to paint your clouds some fun colors and patterns. I personally love the wood untouched and kept at it’s natural form. Take your hot glue gun and and put a good glob at the back of each cloud in the center. Press the tac firmly into the hot glue until it has dried completely. Repeat with other wooden clouds. Now, find somewhere fun to display them! I find the tacs are quite reliable and I’ve had no problems pushing them into the wall without them detaching from the wood. I had to think about where I wanted them and play around with arrangements before making any permanent holes in the wall. If you hang...
Inspired by West Elm Metal Flower Arrangers

Inspired by West Elm Metal Flower Arrangers

This is a little different than most of my Inspired By posts! Instead of replicating the product on a dime, I was inspired to make my own version of West Elm‘s beautiful metal flower arrangers!  I personally love the look of wood and metal. I decided instead of a vase shape, I would combine my metal wire with a slab of reclaimed wood. I simply took my wire and created two small circular openings to display my dried flowers. I then wrapped my wire around the wood and secured it on the other side by twisting together the remaining wire. I love the simplicity of this DIY!  I can now display my dried flowers in a creative way! There’s something so pretty about dried flowers and my favorite happens to be baby’s breath. I’m sure you’ve seen me use it a few times in previous posts! I also LOVE the original West Elm version of the metal flower arrangers and am tempted to purchase one of them for our home! They really aren’t that expensive at all and I find them so unique! This DIY is truly simple and you can make them in no time. You can use a larger slab of wood and multiple wires for flowers as a bigger statement or keep it small to add a simple touch of elegance to your home interior!  What do you think of this inspired by DIY? Don’t you love west elm’s metal flower arrangers!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...
DIY Antler Frames

DIY Antler Frames

I was recently  given a bunch of antlers from some friends of ours, which I am SO grateful for! I have been wanting to build my collection and I finally have a good start! I decided to do something unique and fun with one of the antlers I had and give it a new purpose. I created a great antler frame, using only a few supplies and I’m currently loving it!  You will need: Antlers Floral Wire Wire cutters Pictures Simply begin wrapping the wire, creating a nice coil effect. I used my fingers as a guide. When I had enough of a spiral  I was looking for, I used my wire cutters to remove the remaining wire. I created a small spiral circle at the very top of my coils, which would later be used to grasp my photos. You want to make sure to pinch the circle to ensure the pictures are snug and they stay in place. That’s it!  I am pleased with how it turned out – it’s definitely a unique way to display all those photos around the house. You can make as many as you would like, but I wanted it to be somewhat subtle. I’ve seen a lot of DIYs in regards to antlers, but I really wanted to do something as unique as possible.  I am loving this floral wire and am in the process of creating some other fun little projects for the home. We will see how they turn out and if they do I will be sure to share it with you!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave...
Easter Bunny Garland

Easter Bunny Garland

Happy weekend friends! I decided to end this week with a super cute and simple Easter bunny garland. My little girl helped me with it a little and I found her quite helpful! So this could be a great DIY to do with kids!  I found a package of some really basic white paper Easter bunny cutouts at Michael’s. I decided to grab an assortment of gold scrapbook paper and use the bunny cutouts as a tracing guide. I then cut out my bunnies out of the gold glitter and glossy paper. I also decided to give the white bunnies a dip in some mint paint. I like the funky and modern feel it adds to the garland. I also enjoy the pairing of these two colors, it’s very elegant and sweet. Once all my bunnies were cut out and the paint had dried, I simply taped the bunnies to some twine and hung them on the wall! I am very happy with how it turned out.  I later decided to add some of my pink and gold crepe paper flowers to a couple of the bunny tails, which ended up looking very cute! I only wish I had snapped a few photos of it! If you follow my Instagram, be sure to keep a look out and let me know what you think of this addition! This is a very fast DIY and one I hope you enjoy! What kind of projects are you working on for Easter? Also, I will be away from the blog for a few days next week. I’m going to spend some quality time...
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