Halloween Owl Display

My daughter and I had  a lot of fun puttng this Halloween owl display together. While my boys were still down for their nap, V and I played with this fun little arrangment and created a cute and spooky piece for our living room!  My daughter LOVES owls! I think it was even one of her first words.  Last Christmas, we got these two fuzzy little owls for her. She loved them so much, we decided to keep them out year round in her room so she could enjoy them a little longer!  I wanted this display to look nature inspired and as authentic as possible. I took my repurposed birch wood hurricane and used it as a tree like vase. I collected some floral elements I already had laying around the house. Some black eucalyptus, twigs from our yard, vintage glass sprigs and a few mini wrapped yarn twigs. Lastly, I added the fuzzy owls to the display! I’m pleased with how it turned out. The owls keep the display from looking too spooky! I think all the different elements work well together! I am starting to enjoy making these little arrangements! I had so much fun putting my fall wreath together, my pumpkin terrarium diorama and now this owl display! It’s like a piece of art when you see it all come together!  What do you think of this Halloween owl display? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Reversible Wooden Dala Horse

I decided to take a little break from fall and Halloween to share some other day to day things we are doing! One of them being, this fabulously reversible wooden Dala horse! We have some amazing scrap wood from Northern California laying around for a few projects in mind. We thought we would use a piece to create a little homage to my husbands Swedish roots and create a fun piece for the living room. Because the wood was recycled, one of the sides had some worn paint while the other was still in it’s natural form. Hence, it’s reversibility!  I don’t know about you, but we have a little Dala horse collection going on in our home. So far, we have three authentic and traditional red Dala horses, which are displayed in our new mid century curio cabinet. And now 4, with our latest creation!  I am a very sentimental person, so having things in our home that have special meaning to us is important to me. I am happy to decorate our home with little bits and pieces of our families history and it doesn’t hurt that they are cute to look at! I would love to have some more authentic ones in fun colors like blue, pink, black or white! Perhaps I’ll have to put it on my Christmas list?! What do you think of this reversible dala horse? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

DIY Creepy Wire Trees

There is something about black wire that suits this season so well! It’s quite dark and mysterious stuff! I’ve had a lot of fun making my Wire Pumpkins this year for Halloween, so I decided to create these creepy wire trees to add to the rest of my decor!  I simply started with a long strand of wire. I created a circle, which would become my base. I wrapped wire on the end to secure the base. I then took the remaining wire and pulled it straight up and folded it in half. I twisted it until it became a thick wire. I then took two separate pieces of wire and twisted it to the top of my tree and bent it to resemble branches. Repeat for second tree!  I added some moss to create little nests, as well as a perched bird. I also added little festive “boo” and “eek” banners! The trees turned out spindly and perfect! Something I would expect to see during this Halloween season.  It doesn’t need to cost a fortune to create fun festive decor for the home! This wire is so easy to come across,  you can get it anywhere from a craft store to the dollar store! You can even create these trees in gold, copper and silver if you preferred!  There you have it, a fun weekend project! What do you think?! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Cobalt Blue-ish Pumpkins

A few weeks ago, I shared my love for Cobalt Blue! I’ve been excited to use this color for our pumpkins this year and I am so happy I did! Although the decor in my home is mainly black and white, I thought the porch could use a little more color! The kids and I took an afternoon to decorate some pumpkins. They had a blast with the paint, as did I! It was a really special moment to share with my kids. Last year, they were both a little too young to dig into paint. But this year, I knew they would love this new tradition!  I simply taped off parts of each pumpkin and painted with my main color: cobalt blue! I also accented with some other fun colors, like baby blue and coral. I used a gold leaf pen to fill in the space from where the tape was removed, as well as the triangles on the larger pumpkin!  Even though the designs on these pumpkins aren’t anything out of the ordinary, I really just wanted to focus on colors that were a bit more daring for me. The cobalt blue really goes with everything and it adds a classy, yet fun feel to our halloween pumpkins this year!  What do you think about using cobalt blue in your halloween decor?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

DIY Brass Swing Lamp Tutorial

Last week my husband made me a gorgeous Brass Swing Lamp! I had a lot of requests for a how-to, so I made my hubby sit down and write a list of all the supplies (Item Numbers) you will need and what to do with them! This DIY requires some knowledge in electrical and specialized tools, so if you are unfamiliar with either of these, be sure to ask a friend (or husband) to give you a hand. I know you will love the end product!  Complete part list found at grandbrass.com (except part #4, which can be found at a local hardware store): 1. PIBR24-0x4 2. PIBP18 3. BUEFG30 4. Bracket from a hardware store (like this) 5. SO10045C 6. PIBR06-0x4 7. NECL2 8. NE440 9. NE474 10. SV230 11. WITWISTBL (8 feet) 12. SWEUROBL 13. PL3123B 14. CU578 Step 1: Start by bending part #1 and part #2 at 45 degrees a couple inches from one end of each. To do this, you will need a tube bender. You can use bending springs inside the tube to keep their round shape or fill them with water and freeze them (the same method used for making trumpets). Step 2: Part #4 was a bracket I found at a hardware store. It is intended as a bracket for barring doors with a 2X4. This part needs to have 1/2″ holes drilled on each end for the 1/4 IPS pipe (part # 6) to go through. I spray painted mine black. Step 3: Wire one end of the twisted cord (part # 11) to the porcelain socket (part #5), then start...

DIY Triangular Pumpkin Diorama

This year, I really wanted to try something a bit new and different for displaying my pumpkins in our home this year! My favorite  idea by far are these fantastic dioramas, like this one! It’s so fun, whimsical and genius!  What you will need: Plastic pumpkin (Michaels) X-acto knife Pencil Moss Woodland creatures (I chose a deer and fox) Optional: candles I decided instead of having a more traditional circular or square opening I would try something a bit different. I went for a triangular shape (surprise) and simply took my pencil to sketch a rough outline. I then carefully cut my outline with my X-acto knife until I could remove the entire piece from the pumpkin. I placed my moss inside, covering the base of my pumpkin. I decided to keep it simple and placed one candle and one woodland animal in each pumpkin. It was really quite easy and quick to do! I love the playfulness of this project! I decided to display it on a tray with some pretty foliage I picked up from Michaels as well. This way, I can easily transport my entire piece without compromising it in any way. I can keep it on our buffet, or use it as a center piece for our dining room table! It’s great!  I am so pleased with this DIY and I’m happy I decided to try it out myself! Thanks to everyone out there for all the inspiration – there are so many fabulous ideas! What do you think of these fun pumpkin dioramas? XOXO, Lidy  Feel free to leave a comment! You can also...

Martha Stewart Inspired Halloween Burlap Banner

My last trip to Michaels I came across these adorable Martha Stewart Burlap Treat Bags! They were just too fantastic to pass up and even though I wasn’t planning a Halloween party this year, I knew I could use them for something!  I decided to make a festive banner! It’s so simple, you could do this in less than 5 minutes! I simply hot glued the end of each knot from the draw strings of one treat bag with another until all bags were securely attached! It was SO easy and I instantly have some fun Halloween decor!  I love the polka dots, black and white combo! It’s classy, playful and it pairs nicely with my black wired pumpkins I made last week! I think I am going to keep my decor very simple this year by using mainly black and white pieces. It’s still festive, but a little more modern! The best part of this banner is that you can still put goodies inside the treat bags! Our little ones will have a yummy surprise waiting for them on Halloween day!  I did make a little exception using black and white decor. This year I introduced  Cobalt Blue, which I used to paint some pumpkins for our front porch! I will share those with you later this week! For now, what do you think of this Martha Stewart inspired Halloween Banner?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Wired Pumpkins

As we are getting closer to Halloween, I am slowly starting to switch out the decor and bring in some seasonal pieces! Last year, I made some simple and easy Paper Pumpkins. This year, I decided to do something a bit more modern and create these great wired pumpkins, much like my Black Wired Pyramids!  What you will need: Black floral Wire Wire cutters First, decide how big you would like your wired pumpkins to be. I wanted mine fairly small (about fist size) so they could sit nicely on a shelf or coffee table. Create a circle with roughly the size in mind. With the end of the wire, you will want to wrap it around all loops to secure it. The top you will want to do the same, but leave a little left over so you can created a stem-like shape. I then spread each loop apart to create a 3D like shape and you should start to see your pumpkin form!  This is a great modern touch for the season! Sometimes, I kind of need something simple and refreshing during these holidays! I don’t mind the traditional pieces here and there, but these wired pumpkins are fabulous for something a little more chic!  I feel like those days of carving are behind us! Especially when you have so many options for messy free alternatives! Don’t get me wrong, I still love tradition! So stay tuned for my no-carve pumpkins that the kiddos and I spent an afternoon of fun making!  What do you think friends? Do you love a touch of modern or do you...

DIY Brass Swing Lamp

Last week, I shared some geeky parts for a project we were in the process of making! When my husband asked me what I wanted for my 30th this year, it was a no brainer. I REALLY wanted a fun new light for our living room! Naturally.  My husband’s design was inspired by the original handcrafted lamps over at One Forty Three! We have been long time fans of this talented team and love EVERYTHING they have ever created. I only hope that one day I can own one of their amazing pieces!  For now, I am so pleased with how this DIY brass swing lamp turned out! It fits perfectly into the little corner above my favorite spot to sit! It’s vintage inspired bulb casts a nostalgic glow and I feel comfort sitting under it’s dim light. The unfinished brass gives it a a great look and I love the midcentury modern feel it has overall! Most of the parts my husband was able to order online and piece together in his own way. He even bent the brass rods to create the 45 degree angles! I am so proud of his design and am thrilled to have it hanging in our home! It’s the best birthday gift a gal can as for! Thanks husband!  What do you think of the end product? Be sure to check out the full tutorial here!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...
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