I always seem to have one too many frames. Whether they’re on sale at Target or marked with a 50 cent sticker at a garage sale, for some reason I continually feel the need to purchase more and more picture frames. Maybe it’s an addiction…who knows?
If you’re like me and have 10+ picture frames laying around the house at any given time, it’s time for a change. Say goodbye to the forgotten frames bought at a thrift store far, far away and say hello to refreshing DIY projects of the here and now.
Little Inspiration gives her favorite Instagram photos a more permanent home with an old frame, floral wire, clips and a glue stick.
Don’t throw out the old, rusty silverware just yet! Instead, repurpose it with white spray paint. Spunky Junky shows us how to transform ordinary silverware into one-of-a-kind artwork with frames and upholstery (found at a thrift store btw).
While They Snooze transforms cheap-looking file cabinets into personalized (and more expensive!) cabinetry. You’re only a fresh set of hardware and a few white frames away!
Save money on paper by making your own dry erase board out of an 8 x 10 picture frame, scotch expressions masking tape and a white piece of cardstock. Two Twenty One shows us how it’s done.
One-of-a-kind artwork doesn’t have to break the bank! Apartment Therapy creates something exciting and new out of an ordinary piece of thrift store art by dipping its canvas and frame in paint.
Learn how to make your own pin cushion with Craftaholics Anonymous‘ easy tutorial! All you need is a frame, paint, fabric and batting.
Who says that picture frames belong on the wall? Instead, use them as magnets on your refrigerator for chore lists, weekly schedules, the kids’ artwork and more! Props to Vintage Glamorous for the idea.
Oh Crafts serves desserts on recycled frames. Convert any old frame into a tray like Lindy’s with a coat of spray paint and textured paper placed between the frame and glass.
Provide function for frames and style for shelves by combining the two. See Shanty Chic for a quick and easy tutorial.
Photo via Porch.com
Frames are fun! You’ll be surprised at all the cool things you can do.
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner–and what better way to show her how much you love her than with a handmade gift she’ll absolutely love? This week, take a look at some cute ideas I rounded up for all of the wonderful women in your life!
And sometimes, flowers are the perfect touch. If you’re lucky enough to have multiple moms to give gifts to, make a batch of these gorgeous mini bouquets from Homey Oh My! for a simple way to say, “I love you.”
Have a wonderful week! Show those ladies some love.
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Trend: 12 Garden DIY Ideas for Spring!
Ok guys, the first day of Spring is TOMORROW. The weather here in Portland has been weird and almost Spring-like for the past month. We’ve been working like crazy in our backyard and can’t wait to start planting the garden. Today I’ve gathered some wonderful Garden DIY Ideas from around the internet to share with you. These bloggers have some great ideas to get your Spring started.
Herb garden coffee table DIY, from A Beautiful Mess.
Mini Live Succulent Wreath tutorial, the La Crema Blog.
Super simple outdoor DIY seating, from Lena Sekine.
Simple Vertical Trellis Garden, from BHG.
Chandelier Candler Holder Makeover, from The Paper Mama for BHG.
Make a handmade outdoor chaise lounge for under $35, from Ana White.
Handmade Painted Trellis DIY, from The Paper Mama on BHG.
DIY Color Blocked Garden Markers, from Sarah Hearts.
How to build a garden box, from The Paper Mama.
DIY Outdoor Terra Cotta Storage Side Table, from 17 Apart.
Create these garden gifts: Little Egg Succulent Planters, from The Paper Mama.
Recycled Barrel Planter DIY, on Design Sponge from Centsational Girl.
Who else is ready for Spring?
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
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Trend: Add interest to your living room with these tutorials.
The living room is the space that most people spend the majority of their awake time, so why not make it comfortable and lovely? You don’t need to buy expensive furniture and paint all the walls, you can really add color and pattern with the accessories. Sew your own curtains and throw, build some triangle shelves, or you could paint your own rug and pillows. All of the tutorials below are very budget friendly. Enjoy!
Triangle shelves would be so cute in any living room, from Whimsy Darling.
Make this wonderful copper tubing table, from The House That Lars Built.
Paint a dropcloth to make a new rug, from Nellie Bellie.
This beautiful coffee table is made from pallets, on The Merrythought.
This handmade Spring Throw is lovely and easy to sew, from Design Mom.
Paint some pre made pillows, from Burlap and Lace.
Make your own artwork with paint drips, on BHG.
Make this acrylic curtain rod, from A Storied Style.
Sew up some colorful curtains to dress up the window, from Bright Bazaar.
Add some plant life to your living space with these cute painted pickle jar planters, from Hibrid.
Do you have any living room update plans?
February! It’s that time of year again, folks. Amid all the flowers, fancy dinner dates, candy hearts and cards, it’s easy to get lost in the formalities of Valentine’s Day–and forget that the best way to spend it is loving on all those special people in your life. To help you celebrate, I found some awesome DIY ideas to make this year’s day of love the sweetest one yet.
As a hopeless romantic, I actually love reading through all of the cheesy Hallmark cards. Even so, I can never seem to find the perfect one. This year, stop worrying about finding a card that encapsulates all you want to say to your special someone–make your own instead. Look at these cute DIY card ideas from Delightfully, Kristi for some inspiration!
If you want to spruce up your space this Valentine’s Day, take a look at this gorgeous star burst wall art from Lia Griffith. Super easy, super chic, and pretty enough to keep up all year if you want, this bright addition is sure to surprise your sweetie!
And finally, finding the perfect gift for your special someone is only half the battle–add a whole new “WOW” factor with these DIY gift wrap tutorials I found on The House That Lars Built. Love, love, love it!
Enjoy the week! If you try any of these cuties, I’d love to hear how they turn out!
DIY-ify: 10 DIY Bedroom Makeovers to Update Your Room
You really don’t have to buy a bunch of of new items for a room to update it. My husband and I love to find a good buy at our local thrift shops. With some paint and love these plain and older items can be perfect for any bedroom. Some updated bedding, a painted headboard, and even using sheets to make a ruffle duvet cover. There’s so much you can do. Check out all of these awesome ideas below.
I love this pom pom throw makeover, from Sugar and Cloth.
Make your own clothing rack, from Smitten Studio.
Some paint and stencils can makeover an old headboard, from Craftaholics Anonymous.
Adding triangles to plain curtains can really add color to a room, from BHG.
An old outdated lamp could turn into a modern bedroom light, from DIY Show Off.
Turn a couple of sheets into a lovely duvet cover, from Kiki and Company.
Give a plain full size mirror a makeover, from Lilikoi Joy.
Transform a beat up $10 nightstand into a lovely piece of furniture, from Spoonflower.
Make this wonderful bedside bench, from A Beautiful Mess.
Add a fun pop of color with this dresser makeover, from Knack.
Are you ready to update your bedroom?
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
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