Not only are these colorful glass votive holders stunning, they're a cinch to make!
Nothing says fall like cinnamon-scented candles, gourds, and a smattering of red maple leaves. Before you get completely carried away, though, here are 5 stylish DIY ideas for using candles (and the odd gourd or two) in your autumn decor!
I'll come clean. I have a bit of a Washi tape fetish. I'm constantly buying up rolls in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but where do you store them?
I've seen very inventive ways, but one of the simplest solutions is to store them in a glass jar, transforming them into a decor piece!
This take on the ol' DIY painted vase is totally unique, not to mention a great way to enliven otherwise boring centerpieces!
I love this DIY project! It's easy, quick, and -- like I'm always saying -- a great way to give thrifted glassware a kick in the pants!
It's playful and stylish, chic and cheery all rolled into a big ball of upcycled goodness: DIY gold-leaf polka dot ceramics! Let's make some, shall we?
Casey from Vitamini Handmade shares this awesome tutorial for turning plain, old ceramics into stylish, gold-spotted dishes. All you need is a gold leafing kit (which run around $8-ish), your ceramic bowls of choice (good excuse for a thrift store run), and a soft, wide paint brush. Once...
Good-bye plain ol' pot, and hello pebbly goodness! While adding flowers and plants in your home is a great way to pull in pops of color, I think we can all agree that the planters must be a design statement in and of themselves as well, like the textured element this DIY pebble planter exhibits.
In my house, white walls are de rigueur. Why? Well, mostly cause my landlord says so, but I also dig the fresh, clean Scandinavian vibe they lend. But, with pure white walls and lots of white furniture, I try to bring in pops of color with accessories whenever I can so I don't feel like I'm living in an art museum. So, I love to take store-bought materials and add a little extra color for a customized, handmade look. I've had these little...
Even though outdoor/plant/garden projects were so last month*, I had to share this adorable little DIY planter idea. Mostly because it's so simple and awesome, but also because it could make a sweet Mother's Day gift, too!
Hellllloooo! This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time. In related news, it looks like I better plan a trip to the thrift store STAT (you know... for some glassware I can experiment on just in case something goes horribly wrong)!
I'm in full support of the painted antler trend that's been floating around for a while, especially if it combines pretty little bud vases and springtime blooms like this one!
One thing I learned while researching this blog post? You can make a planter out of anything. Seriously, anything. I left the toilets out (you're welcome), but take a peek at seven other charming ways to give your green thumb a workout.
Update: We've tested two new techniques for dyeing glass jars. Check them out here!
Remember the Mod Podge + food coloring technique for painting clear glass? That was cool and all, but I spotted another method using Vitrail glass paint and acetone (nail polish remover) that allows the bottles and jars to be used as actual vases, as the finish is waterproof! This treatment provides for more depth of color as...
In case you hadn't noticed, I am totally into DIY vase projects lately! From paper polygons to faux milk glass, I can't get enough of 'em. So, of course I was excited when I spotted this easy string-wrapped vase project -- the pops of neon are perfect for spring!
You can find real milk glass pretty easily at thrift stores or estate sales, but if your aesthetic swings more towards the modern and/or contemporary realm the pickings are slim (or non-existent). With this simple DIY technique, though, you can turn any sleek, glass vase into modern milk glass in no time!
I have an oversized soft spot for simple paper crafts that yield big decor points, like these wallpaper scrap projects, for example. I'm especially excited by projects that are colorful, modern, and budget-friendly. As you can imagine, then, my love for these paper polygon vases is through the roof!
I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill! So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers. It's time to turn them into something pretty (and useful)!
I always make a habit of hanging onto empty glass bottles from beer, sauces, etc. I just can't shake the feeling that there's going to be a project right around the corner when they'll come in handy, and I don't want to be caught without! My latest bottle-saving spree is about to come in handy for these colorful candy corn bottle vases.
Amanda got her doodle on when she was inspired to make confetti glass inspired by Anthropologie's Saturated Speckles Vases. She used bottles and jars
Looking for a cheap and easy way to breathe new life into your décor? Check out this clever DIY project!