DIY Wednesday {Because I Forgot on Friday}

Maybe it was the rush to get a free doughnut last Friday, or the energy I spent wrestling with a wiggy InDesign, but I totally neglected to post DIY projects last week! I had some good ones rounded up, too. So instead of making this Friday's super long, I though I'd do a midweek post to get those creative juices flowing. And here we go!

Love these paper flowers via Craft-O-Matic, a local indie craft show that ran last weekend here in St. Louis. The layers are beautiful, and a nice break from the tissue paper pom poms that are everywhere.

Over at Aesthetic Outburst, Abbey showed us how to make carved polymer beads. I love that each ones turns out differently and that they have so much dimension. If you do decide to make some, please respect Abbey's wishes: "This tutorial is for personal use only, peeps: make it for yourself, make it for your mom...please don't make it to sell."

The inner abstract artist in me loves these painted votives via Once Wed (especially against that backdrop! So pretty!). I can see a set now, nestled on our back deck as we sip sangria this summer. :)

We all know I love projects that repurpose things, and these reclaimed wood shelves by Ana White are sooo up my alley! The perfect way to bring a little industrial into your living room.

Jordan over at Oh Happy Day never ceases to impress, and this postcard birthday poster is such a cute idea! You can download the instructions and all the postcards on her site, and while you're there, take in the new design (love!).

If you're looking for an inexpensive idea for a rustic garland, this burlap one by Whipperberry (at the very top of the photo) is lovely, and really simple to make for those of us with less-than-stellar sewing skills. I could even see a smaller version as they perfect way to decorate your Christmas tree. (Hey, it's never too early to start thinking ahead!) :)

Jenny from Hank + Hunt {via The Sweetest Occasion} used an embroidery hoop, fabric and a canning jar to create this delicate cake stand, and I thought it was such a good idea! Imagine a bunch of them with little tea cakes and pastries atop them...it would look sew good (ha!).

Lastly, Silvia, over in Spain, posted this great idea on IKEA Hackers, using their super inexpensive dish rack and turning it into shelving for her plants! With a little paint, this can be customized to any color you want!

Hope this got your wheels turning! Be sure and come back on Friday for our regularly scheduled post...I'll really try and remember this time. :p


  1. Thanks soooo much for the blog love!!


  2. I LOVE the staging with the painted votives (would they look so nice without the staging? hmmm)and the IKEA hack shelves. I need to bust out the tools and try to make extra storage bits like that!


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