Swiss Cross Pineapple

Last week, I shared some thrifted wooden pineapples and talked about maybe experimenting with painting some of them. This weekend, I decided to take very small baby steps with a pineapple we found for fifty cents!  So, a few days ago I headed over to Cupcakes and Cutlery to enter to win this amazing Cross and Plus Garland by The Flair Exchange and WON! I never win, so this was amazing!!! I have loved this design for a long time and even made a few pieces with the swiss cross design like this vase and Valentine’s art. I decided to use this pattern again for my pineapples and experiment with it a little!  For this project, all you will need is a wooden pineapple (or other decor piece if you prefer) and a paint marker, which is a little less messy than paint and a brush. Simply start making your cross pattern on the surface of your pineapple until you are satisfied with the design!  I have to say, it was so easy and a lot of fun. I’m feeling ready to break out the paints and try something a little more risky! For now, I love how the design works with this pineapple piece. And it matches my new darling garland! Such a classic design and I’m happy to incorporate more of it in my home.  What do you think of revamping classic pieces like this wooden pineapple? Also, a huge thanks again to The Flair Exchange for this gorgeous garland and for sponsoring all our beautiful party decor for this weekends Flower Crown Workshop – are you coming?!  XOXO, Lidy You...

Cork Board Frame And Organizer

In our master bedroom, we have a built-in desk area that we use as our mini office. I mean, it’s really just a small corner of the room. To stay organized I created some simple cork board organizers, which I also repurposed as frames to give it a little more appeal!  I love the black and white look of these! They really pop off our white walls and they are great to pin notes to or reminders. For the full tutorial, be sure to head over to Craftaholics Anonymous today!  Be sure to come back and tell me what you think!  XOXO, Lidy You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Painted Hand Sculpture

I’m back from a lovely long weekend with my family. It was perfectly relaxing! I decided to start the week with something kind of fun. I came across this little hand sculpture at Hobby Lobby last week and knew it had some potential, so I brought it home with me. Plus, it was $5! What you will need: Sculpture Paint Paint Brush Acrylic Clear Coat What to do: 1. Gather your supplies 2. Find a safe surface to paint on 3. Start your first layer of paint, carefully covering each surface 4. Let each paint layer dry completely between each coat 5. Once you have completely covered your sculpture and it has dried, spray a layer of Acrylic Coat to give it a nice glossy look.  This is the perfect quirky piece to add to our decor. I have a little obsession with head and hand sculptures lately, so I am so happy I gave this piece a more modern look. It’s amazing how a little paint can make something completely new! I am loving blue in our living room. It’s a refreshing and rich color, it really adds life to the space! What do you think? XOXO, Lidy You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...

Pineapple Centerpieces

Today is our son Holden’s fourth birthday! I can’t believe it! Joel took him on a field trip to with his fourth grade class this morning, so I think he’ll come home a very excited birthday boy. Since this is our last year celebrating his birthday in California, a tropical party seemed like a good fit for a theme.  While the boys are gone for the day, I am putting the party details together for this weekend. We will be celebrating with our closest friends in just a couple days while listening to some surf rock, eating some Hawaiian kabobs, sipping on hibiscus tropical punch and other delicious treats. There will be LOTS of pineapples and flamingos! I even found a flamingo pinata – it’s amazing. And of course, these fun DIY Pineapple Centerpieces.  What you will need: Yellow Paper Pen or Pencil Scissors Tape Vase Greenery What to do: 1. Gather your supplies 2. With your pen, draw your pineapple shape 3. Cut out the pineapple 4. Place tape on the back of your paper pineapple 5. Secure it to the front of your vase 6. Place your greenery in the vase and you’re done!  These pineapples are simple and adorable! They will make great additions to our tropical party. There will be plenty of bold and bright colors on Holden’s special day! What do you think of a tropical party theme? I am loving the whole pineapple and flamingo trend right now! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Fresh Flower Crown Workshop With West Elm

I have some BIG news friends!!! I am so incredibly pumped to FINALLY share this with you guys! Rachel from The Crafted Life and I will be hosting an amazing fresh flower crown workshop at WEST ELM LA!!!! Pinch me….. We will be adorning some gorgeous flower crowns, sipping mimosas, nibbling on some treats, taking rad pics in a photo booth and collecting some amazing goodies from some pretty fantastic sponsors! This is all happening at the amazing West Elm Beverly Boulevard location – so excited! So, be sure to buy your tickets before they sell out! Pst! If you are in the LA area, be sure to join us for our first in-person blogger hangout! We will be enjoying a lovely dinner June 7th, if you are interested simply email me at hellolidyblog@gmail.com for more details. Hope to see you there my friends! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

DIY Painted Curtains

Recently I was asked to participate in a DIY paint challenge by Wayfair! I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to get started! I knew this would be a lot of fun and I’m so glad I was asked to join in! I literally drew up a million plans for these curtains and doing research on what has been done before. I finally decided to keep it simple and go with the whole less is more motto! I stuck to black and white, since it’s a bold and daring trend! I decided to try cascading polka dots, where they start off light at the top and become heavier as you work your way down.  What you will need: White curtains  Black fabric paint Circle stencil Stencil brush What to do: 1. Iron out as many wrinkles in your curtains as possible 2. Tape securely to a hard surface. I used our kitchen floor since the paint would be easy to remove if it seeped through 3. Get your supplies ready to go 4. Place your stencil where you would like your design to begin and secure with tape to keep it from moving 5. Carefully begin dabbing your black paint onto the curtain using your stencil as a guide 6. Work your way to the bottom of the curtain, begin by adding more circles as you approach the bottom. Tip: You can pre plan where the circles go by tracing ahead of time with pencil to give you a bigger picture of the end product. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty time consuming! But I love the end...

DIY Dipped Frame

I’ve been asked a lot about the frames on our gallery wall in the living room and if I made them myself. The answer is no, but it is so easy to do! I decided to show you just how quickly you accomplish the same look in just a few minutes!  What you will need: Any frame Tape Paint in any color (you could also use spray paint) Pain brush What to do: 1. Gather your supplies 2. Take your print out of the frame 3. Tape off a section of your frame (if you are using spray paint, make sure to completely cover the other portion of the frame) 4. Paint within your taped off section 5. Let your paint dry completely and then slowly remove the tape 6. Place your print back in the frame and you’re done!  Joel thrifted this wolf print and frame for the boys room a while ago.  I liked the colors in the print and the frame was in great shape, but that gold helps it pop even more!  This DIY is so easy, you could do this to a bunch of frames and create a really cool gallery wall. I wish I grabbed more of those frames when I had the chance, but now I can just make a bunch of my own in no time at all!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Macrame Laundry Room Curtain

So I finally learned to make my own macrame! Yesterday I shared my plans for our mini laundry room makeover. Out of the four options I was thinking about, I decided to combine a few of them! It was so much fun and incredibly relaxing! It’s not perfect by any means, but learning new skills is what I’m all about.  I decided to do a couple fun designs – your basic square knot and double hitch diagonal! I used white cord and dipped the ends with blue dye to give it just a little pop of color! I like how it doesn’t completely conceal the washer and dryer, but adds that fun texture to the tiny space in the hall! Joel made custom made hooks to attach to the ceiling and hang the rod from! It worked out perfectly!  It’s so easy to move out of the way when doing laundry, I made a simple tie to hang one side of the curtain when I need to get to the dryer or washer. When we move, this will still be a neat piece to hang on the wall somewhere in our new home. Maybe even over a bed, it would make a great statement piece! I hope to play around with macrame a bit more! I would love to create a larger piece and add strands of color to really pop! I’m also really excited to experiment with weaving as well! I would love to take this class, still debating on it! How cool would that be?! I’ve always LOVED Maryanne Moodie‘s work!!!  Well, there’s our mini laundry room makeover!...

Scrap Leather Mountain Range

I’m not done with leather yet! I am loving this material lately and I can’t get enough of it in our home! The texture is so organic and timeless. It’s always been a popular textile and always will be!  I’ve had a bag full of scrap leather for months now and it just seems wrong. I wanted to do a project that could use up most of the bag so it wasn’t just wasting away in the closet. Because for me, out of sight out of mind is never a good thing when it comes to craft supplies!  What you need: Scrap leather Scissors Hot glue gun Skewers What to do: 1. Begin by selecting the best pieces of leather in the scrap 2. Start cutting your mountains one scrap at a time 3. Layer your mountains to get a feel for how you would like to lay everything out 4. Once you have cut all your mountains from the scrap leather and laid them out the way you like, begin to hot glue them together. 5. Flip over your mountain range and give the mountains some support by making upside down “V’s” with the skewers, then hot glue into place 6. Simply hang on the wall in two or three places using nails! Enjoy!  I love the look of this piece on the wall. It really is simple, yet different than most pieces I have made before! I think it’s a nice change. The earthy colors give it a nice and mellow feel to the space, which is kind of what I’m looking for. Nothing too bright and...
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