Modern Fall Decor

I have been trying to find some unique ways to dress up the house this fall. I was SUPER inspired by Create Like Crazy for this DIY. They made a gorgeous wheat and color beaded center piece. I so badly wanted to make my own version of this DIY and so I did!  I loved the colorful arrangement of the original centerpiece, but my home is already so colorful. I decided to tone it down a bit and found some fun white wooden beads instead. I chose to make smaller clusters of wheat to make up my centerpiece. In each cluster, I used only one medium or large bead. I think this changed the look slightly from the original. I placed about 3-4 clusters together in our thrifty amber vases and now have them out on display!  I love how cheap and easy this DIY was. It’s perfect for me, since we are always on a budget and I don’t have tons of money to spend on all my little crafts – though I wish I did. You should try this modern take on an old favorite decor piece for your home! What do you think of the original center piece idea? Isn’t it cute?! I loved it! Hope you try this out – it was a lot of fun! XOXO, Lidy  Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Fall Acorn Garland

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching us and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve been grateful for lately. I am so thankful for my little family. Each moment with them is such a blessing.  The other day, we all went out as a family to First Friday. This is something my husband and I use to do together all the time, it’s such a joy to now share it with our little ones. All the local artisans and artists gather around and set up all their lovelies to sell. I came across one of my favorite sellers, Stitchy Impressions. Last year, I got these cute crocheted hearts. This year, I spotted the most adorable handmade acorns and knew they had to go home with me!  I wanted to do something unique with these cute acorns, not just place them in a bowl on our table. I decided to make a cute little garland, using the acorns and bright pompoms. You will simply need some thick sewing thread and a large needle. I began to thread the pompoms and acorns one at a time. Once they were all threaded, I fixed any gaps and tied a knot at each end to keep them from sliding off. Super simple! I love the fun playful feel this garland adds to our home. It’s very simple and so homey!  If you love the look of these lovely knitted acorns, pop on over to Stitchy Impressions and browse her adorable shop. What kind of things are you doing to get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You...

Vintage Chair Makeover

Not too long ago I shared one of our finds from the local antique peddler’s fair. When I first spotted it for $10, I instantly had a vision for what I wanted. Of course, my husband made it happen! It was an easy fix, enough to modernize the stool and keep the vintage flare intact!  We took off what remained of the old seating. It was dilapidated and in need of a makeover. We traced the old seat and replaced it with a nice clean slate of plywood. We gave it the same design as before by drilling small holes where the old ones use to be. I love the contrast of the wood and rusty metal.  We’ve thought about placing a piece of plywood on the back of the chair, but we are worried it might take away from the stool. What do you think? For now, we are leaving it as is. We are happy with this small upgrade!  What do you think of our vintage stool makeover? What would you have done differently, if anything at all? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Fabulous Fall Wreaths

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 I am thinking of replacing my old wreath with something new. What do you think of these DIY fall wreaths? Here are a few of my favorites! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Bedroom Makeover: Completed

I am so happy and thrilled to say that our bedroom makeover is finally completed!!! We painted the walls, changed the light fixture, added fun bedside lamps, hung up new curtains, ordered some new blinds and decorated! The last thing we had to do: construct our unique industrial shelving!  I have to say, I have the most amazing husband. He is truly able to create anything you can put your mind to. We had this vision of creating shelving that would take up the entire wall and surround our bed. My husband had spent so much time researching different ideas and materials and finally sat down to draw it out for us. My only request: clothes rails. I just thought it would be fun to have an open space where you could see all the clothes displayed. This would force me to keep everything well organized and clean at all times. We even found vintage wooden clothes hangers to keep it looking clean and sleek. All in all, I helped paint the varnish on the wood shelves and that’s pretty much it. The rest, my handy-man did all on his own!  The shelves totally finished off the room. I have to say, I’ve never seen anything like this before. It truly is original and different than anything we’ve ever come across. It feels like a little boutique with the open closet, shelving and crisp decor. I am so happy we stuck to the simple white walls and industrial touches. It feels so good to have a big project out of the way. I feel like redoing the whole house now! Maybe...

DIY Paper Pumpkins

I’ve seen these done before and thought they were so cute! I decided to make my own for Halloween and fall this year, using a variety of cute scrap book paper! I love how versitile this project can be – you can make them as traditional or as funky as you want! Plus, it’s easy to match these cute pumpkins with your home decor.  What you will need: Scrap book paper Scissors Hot glue gun or regular glue Pencil What to do: Start with a small to medium square of paper (the bigger the square – the bigger the pumpkins will be). Cut your paper into strips length-wise. Glue the bottom of each strip into a circular form, one on top of  the other. Repeat with the top of each strip and you will see your paper pumpkin start to form! Now cut a smaller strip and fold 1/3 of the way down. Glue the flat surface to the top of your pumpkin to act as the pumpkin stump. I also traced out a leaf and cut it out and glued it to the pumpkin. This gave it the finishing touch!  This project was a lot of fun and super simple. It would be a great craft to do with the kids or a bunch of friends over tea and coffee!!! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...

Vintage Inspired Halloween Banner

This week has been super busy, but I managed to make a little craft in just 10 minutes! I had some left over vintage inspired halloween paper from my last project. Not to mention, some fun gold poms poms I bought the other day from the craft store!  I love the little touch of fun this banner adds to my home decor. It’s not too over the top spooky, but just enough to have some fun with this little holiday!  What you need: Scrap book paper (any design or color combo) Pom Poms (any color or size) Twine Thin string (or thread) Sewing needle Scissors Tape What to do: Cut your scrap paper into rectangles. Once they are all cut out, tape the twine to the back of the paper. For the pom pom banner – pull thread through the needle. String the thread through the little pom poms, one at a time. Do this until all the pom poms have been threaded onto the string. Hang both the banners together or separate for a fun look! It’s two banners in one and they both take no time at all!!!  Hope you are having a great week so far! How are you decorating this year?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...

DIY Paper Leaf

When I think of fall, I think of all the crunchy leaves that seem to litter our yard. They are so beautiful this time of year as they slowly change color and then sadly, disappear. I felt I needed to add some leaves to my fall decor. I decided to create some paper leaves using craft paper. I traced out the shape of a leaf and cut a bunch of various sizes. Some of them I added glitter, while others I left natural to add a bit of variation.   I love the simplicity of this project. They are a great addition to our table centerpiece, sometimes the simple look of nature can be just what you’re looking for!  These fun paper leaves would also make a great garland! There are so many fun little projects you can do. What do you think of these paper leaves? I would love to hear what you think!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Halloween Glass Paperweights

I love the holidays! I love the idea of looking forward to something to break up the year, especially now that we have kids. All of a sudden, everything has new meaning to us. This year, we get to celebrate halloween with the kids. We get to dress them up in cute little costumes and take them trick or treating. I can’t wait! Our house isn’t always super festive during this time of year. Although I enjoy it to some degree, I don’t go all out with decor. I decided to add the basics: pumpkins (it’s a must – especially when our kids are old enough to help carve or paint them!) and little accents throughout our home decor.  I wanted to create some really simple halloween glass paperweights! This is something I love in the home! They are great on their own atop some coffee table books or even grouped together in a fun bowl. They are always a fun element – no matter how big or small! What you will need: Glass chips Fun paper (you can do this anytime of year, but I chose a great vintage halloween print) Scissors Pencil Mod Podge or glue Paint brush Take your pencil and trace your glass chip over the area of the print you want cut out. Cut out your circles. Turn the chips so the flat surface is facing upward. Put a good coat of glue on the bottom and place your cut out image onto the glued surface. You want the main image to go down first – this will be magnified when you flip your...
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