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  • InDIY

    DIY Fall Centerpiece

    It’s Fall Y’all! As you fill the shorter days with apple picking and pumpkin patching/spicing take a look at this fall centerpiece.Β This simple centerpiece is perfect for all your favorite fall gatherings. You can also use different colors for any event really.Β  Read more

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    DIY Rope Basket to Keep You Organized

    Can you ever have too much storage? I think not. I will always have a need for baskets because I am a hoarder have the desire to keep things semi-organized. This DIY is very similar to the bathroom basket I made before but with NO hot glue.

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  • InDIY

    How to Make a Yarn Pom-Pom Wreath for any Occasion

    Tis the season! Festive food, family and all that jazz but how is your front door looking? A few weeks ago I painted my front door blue and I have been feeling the need to add more pizzazz to it. Hmm wreaths are pretty pizzazz-y (is that a word? *Spoiler Alert* it isn’t). 

    Backstory: My current mini obsession is making pom poms and tassels. They are super easy to make and you can put them any where and today it is going on a wreath.  Sure, I could of bought a regular wreath but when is the last time I did anything “regular?” This pom pom wreath makes me feel so happy when I come home and I am going to show you how to make one!

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    How To Make A Pom Pom wreath

    Cut 6″ of yarn, set aside.

    Pom pom wreath pic 1

    Wrap around the yarn around your fingers about 50 times.

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    Snip.

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    Remove the yarn from your fingers but make sure you keep the shape. Pom pom wreath pic 4

    Take the piece of 6″ yarn and tie a tight double knot in the middle of the yarn loop.
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    Cut the top and bottom of the yarn loop.

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    Trim and fluff just make sure you don’t trim the “tail” of the pom-pom.

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    Pow! Make it rain with pom poms. *Pro tip* you can use a comb to make your pom-pom even more fluffy!

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    Now that you know how to make a pom pom watch this video to make the wreath!

  • InDIY

    How To Make A Twine Basket For Your Bathroom

     

    Home Goods? Blah. Pier 1 Imports? Hog wash.

    Learn how to make your own fancy basket made it out of you guessed it. Twine and cardboard! Twine is really amazing I made a chandelier out of one once. I am still working on some accent pieces for my guest bedroom and I need more storage solutions especially for the bathroom. I teamed up with Decoart to show you how to create a bathroom storage basket This is so easy to make the only additional things you need is some hot glue and a pillowcase!

    This post is sponsored by DecoArt but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

    What you need:

    Cardboard Box
    Hot Glue
    Pillowcase 
    Twine 
    DecoArt Metallics Paint in 24k Gold 
    DecoArt Metallics Paint in Rose Gold 

    Watch the video for the deets or look at the instructions.

    How To Make A Twine Storage Basket For Your Bathroom

    1. Ensure the bottom of the cardboard box is secure. If necessary, add tape. Push the flaps of the box inside to create and open box.

     

    How To Make A Twine Storage Basket For Your Bathroom

    2. Starting at the bottom of the box, apply a small amount of hot glue and attach the end of the twine. Carefully add lines of hot glue to box and attach the twine, working upwards. Continue to loop twine around the box until it’s a few inches away from the top.

     

    How To Make A Twine Storage Basket For Your Bathroom

    How To Make A Twine Storage Basket For Your Bathroom

    3. Use Decoart paint in DecoArt Metallics Paint in 24k Gold and DecoArt Metallics Paint in Rose Gold to give the box in a dry brushing for effect. Let dry.

     

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    4. Cuff a pillowcase halfway down or until you reached the desired size for the lining of your box. Line the box with the pillowcase, covering the exterior cardboard.

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    How To Make A Twine Storage Basket For Your Bathroom