DIY: Spring Felt Flowers

As I was cleaning out my closet in the nursery today, I came across some old felt flowers I did for a DIY last year. Originally, the flowers were meant for a wreath I wanted to recreate, but never ended up doing! Instead I made some hair accessories, but now I am repurposing these felt flowers for a whole new DIY!  It’s spring and one of my favorite things to see are all the beautiful flowers springing up everywhere! I am a huge fan of fresh flowers, but I had another idea! Why not make a pretty felt bouquet that will last just a little longer and add a fun element to our dining room! To see where I got my felt flower tutorial, click HERE (some of the flowers have hand sewn thread on the petals and center). Since the flowers had pins already fastened to the back from my previous DIY, I simply hooked them on some branches I gathered from our yard and placed them in a vintage glass jar. I put some rocks at the bottom to help the branches stand nice and straight.  It also added a fun look. That’s it, took less than 5 minutes and now I have a fun little felt bouquet sitting on my hutch!  If you want, you can even clip one of the flowers to a head band (I used some vintage lace)  or even pin it to your blouse to give yourself a cute little look for the day! These flowers are so versatile, so have fun with this DIY!  Hope you enjoyed this easy crafty craft! What...

DIY: Sunburst Mirror Part II

The other day, I shared with you the process of making your own DIY Sunburst Mirror! I am happy to say, it’s all done and now on our dining room wall! The size ended up being perfect for that area of our home! It really opens up the room and adds just a little more of a retro flare! You also feel very satisfied knowing you created something truly unique. If this is something you are interested in, feel free to try it out! It only took us 1-2 hours (waiting for paint and glue to dry, etc.) and only spent $28! That’s an amazing price, once you start researching how expensive these mirrors can be!  Take Target for example, since this was one of the places we went looking. Our mirror is 48.5″, but at Target you have a couple options for 41″ sunburst mirror. Their prices range from $90-240! Mind you, they are all metal, but still….WAY more than your DIY mirror!!!  I feel very satisfied with our big project this weekend. A BIG thank you to my husband for seeing the vision and completing this project for me! It sure beats spending huge amounts of money! Hope you guys have an amazing week! Come back for some more fun stuff!  XOXO,...

DIY: Sunburst Mirror Part I

:: via :: Ever since we got our wallpaper up, I’ve been feeling like the walls need a little something extra! I love the result from all our hard work, maybe that’s why it’s so hard to put a nail through that wall. Seems so permanent!! I just keep remembering how hard it was to get the wallpaper lined up straight and up on the wall!! Well, it’s time to suck it up and do something fun!  I have been loving the look of the sunbursts mirrors. I’ve been looking around for a good one, but they are either too expensive or the look is not quite right. I feel like it would suit our newly renovated dining room, so my eyes have been on the lookout. When I told my husband what I was wanting to do, he instantly perked up and told me he could do it! Well, I should have seen it coming. We are both DIY-minded people, so if it can be done we are usually the ones doing it. So off to the craft store we went. We grabbed some supplies and came home to start working on the project! I decided to share with you our process thus far. If you feel up to it, you can make your own sunburst mirror too!  Supplies: Circular mirror (small, medium or large..depending on you. We chose large since our wall is fairly big and we wanted to open the room up. Traditionally, the mirror is smaller. ) Wooden dowels  (enough to go all the way around the circular mirror) Saw (to cut the dowels…they are...

Spring!

As you may already know, it’s national craft month! I am going to try to primarily focus on DIYs this month, but I will also throw in a few extra goodies so you don’t get too bored!  Yesterday, it was cold and windy. I was wishing for warmer weather, so I decided to make a little Spring banner! I am all for doing crafts that take no time at all. The last thing I want to do is be stuck in one spot for several hours trying to complete a project! Once in a while I’m ok with that, but most of the time I have errands to run, classes to get to, work and chores! If you are like me, then this should take you no time and you can get to the rest of your day before you know it!  Supplies: Felt (spring colors!) Martha Stewart Doily Coasters (they are a nice thick material, which I find you can use for many other things! You can buy them at most craft stores)  Scissors Hole puncher Glue (one that is good enough to secure felt on the coasters) Twine or other string Chalk Instructions: Take your felt and cut out the letters  for Spring, you may choose to use the chalk as a guide (it wipes off nice and easy)! Make sure you calculate how big they need to be so you have enough space to place it on your coasters! Once each letter is cut out, take the glue and carefully place on the back of the letter nice and even. Place the letter securely to the...

DIY Banner

While here in Canada, I had my first baby shower! So many amazing ladies (and hubby’s) came to celebrate our happy news! There were many laughs, but mostly happy tears! I am so blessed, I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for all the wonderful gifts.  The shower was so sweet and crafty. My mom knows me all too well. There were so many wonderful details, which I will show you soon enough. For now, I wanted to show you how you can make yourself an easy and inexpensive cupcake liner banner! My mom found the idea on Pinterest…of course! This is something anyone can do! Would you believe it, my dad and uncle made this just for my shower, so sweet!! I think I may try to replicate this for many things in the future…we are going to have lots of birthday parties to plan once our little one arrives! I can’t wait, I’ve always wanted to throw cute little parties…..now I finally can!  What you will need:  Twine Cupcake liners (in any color) Brown paper  Hole puncher Glue What to do: 1. Press cupcake papers until they are flattened completely  2. Take brown paper and trace circles (small enough to fit inside the cupcakes) and then cut out 3. Choose a phrase you would like to project on your banner! Such as “Welcome Baby”, “Happy Birthday”, etc.  4. Glue the brown paper to the cupcake liners (make sure there is glue on the entire back of brown paper, it may not stick otherwise). Press firmly until the paper is securely fastened to the cupcake liner!  5. Using...

DIY: Tea for Two

Valentine’s day is fast approaching us and what’s better than having tea for two! I love endless cups of tea with my husband, snuggling up and watching movies together (which would be the perfect date for this simple girl!). It’s an easy gift, but perfect for warming the heart! Tea is such a comforting thing, when you hear the kettle whistle, you instantly feel right again.  Here is a simple DIY you can whip up at home in no time! You can warm someones tummy and heart this Valentine’s day!  You will need: – needle and thread – cut out paper hearts (I used vintage paper and regular construction paper) – tea bag ( I used black tea, but you can use whatever kind your special someone enjoys) Simply cut a piece of thread the length you would like between your tea bag and your paper heart (not too long or too short….just right!). Make sure your thread is thick enough that it won’t break and carefully hand stitch the thread into the heart. You may choose to tie a small knot when it has been through a few times to ensure it does not come undone. Repeat this step with the tea bag, using the same piece of thread. You can have all sorts of fun with this craft. Use any kind of paper you desire (thick paper is a lot easier to work with). You can even write a sweet note or leave as is! This DIY looks so cute when serving a cup of tea! You can even put it in a little gift bag and...

Nook and Sea

Good morning! Be sure to check out Kristina’s blog from Nook and Sea. There you will find all sorts of wonderful ideas for home decor, interesting DIY projects, cooking and baking recipes, entertaining and events, greenery, style inspirations and personal insight into her Southern California life! Today I had the honor of doing a guest post: DIY Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies! I’ve never collaborated with another blogger before and let me tell you, it was so much fun! I hope to do it again in the near future!  SO, if ever you want to collaborate: guest post, giveaways or any sort of contributions, let me know! I am always up for partnering with other lovely bloggers! Send me an email at hellolidyblog@gmail.com or simply leave your information at the bottom of this post!  Have a fantastic day everyone! XOXO,...

DIY – Chalkboard Coasters

I love simple DIY’s like this one. It takes NO time at all and you have a lot of fun creating these fun little projects! Not too long ago, my husband and I painted a wall in our kitchen with chalkboard paint. How great is it to have a wall you can actually write and draw on?! This way, I can just write all my reminders, grocery lists and important dates right there on the wall. It’s been fabulous!  Chalkboard paint can be a bit pricey, but if you buy just a pint it’s not too bad. And that’s all you’re really going to need for this project!  Supplies Chalkboard paint Cork coasters (you can find these at a dollar store or craft store) A medium sized paint brush Directions Taking one of your coasters, carefully paint your chalkboard paint on one side of the coaster. You should paint at least two coats, since this will give you a good base to draw on. Repeat this step with each coaster. Once dry, put to use and have fun! I’ve been having all sorts of fun with my coasters! I write the name of bevereages my friends or I am drinking. You can also put names on the coasters to make sure someone doesn’t mistake their cup for yours. I even use them as menu tags, great for when you have a dinner party to display what you’re serving. It’s a lot of fun! I’m telling you, chalkboard paint is addicting…I’m always searching for what to paint next!  Hope you enjoyed this DIY! I would love to hear from my...

Mood board: Part I

I have a feeling I will be doing a lot of these, seeing as I love to decorate and plan! Part of the non-stressful part of adoption is getting the nursery ready! I love color and an assortment of decor, which I realize our baby will be overly stimulated! I’ve been on countless blogs looking for ideas. I don’t mind the matching Pottery Barn look, but my husband and I are very much eclectic and inspired by vintage. I wanted a bit of a modern look mixed with the old. I have been a follower of Girl’s Gone Child for some time now and I am absolutely in love with her twins nursery! That’s where I was inspired to stand out and not be afraid of a room with a bit of color, mixed patterns, various knick-knacks and walls full of art. I put together a mood board to stay focused on what I’m trying to accomplish. We are on  a bit of a budget, so we are looking for good finds and a FEW splurges!  Here we go: Mood Board part I 1. Keys Console: I really want to find an old dresser (like the look of this one) to repaint and have a little fun with. Perhaps put on mismatched knobs?! 2. IKEA Gulliver Crib: There are SO many cribs to choose from, but you can’t beat this price. For $99.00 you have a modern and cute crib for the babe. 3. Urban Outfitters Zigzag rug: I have this rug in black/white and I love it! I guess I might just need another one for the nursery! 4....
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