Time: 30 minutes
Materials: Printic photos, acrylic paint, tape, paint brush
I got the photos for this project through the Printic app. If you don’t already have this app on your phone, I suggest you download it immediately! You can order your favorite Instagram prints and they’ll mail them to you. Seriously, check it out.
If you have several photos, I suggest pairing your colors with your photos before starting to avoid duplication or color mismatch.
Tape off the area you want to paint, paint, then peel the tape when wet for a crisp line.
Watch the Vine!
Upcycled jars have taken over the DIY world recently, which is great for landfills. So before you toss out your empty jar of spaghetti sauce, try making one of the awesome DIYs below first!
Custom matchboxes are great for several occasions. Have them at your wedding, a party, or gift them with a candle to a friend or new neighbor. Below are a few simple ideas to get you started!
Make your matchboxes mini works of art by splattering with acrylic paint!
Let’s face it, as cute a they might be, store bought stamps are way too expensive. Each of these DIYs show you different means for creating your own stamps without breaking the bank.
1. Celery Rose Stamp by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
2. Pencil Stamp by Morning Creativity
3. Foam Deer Stamp by Fancy Little Things
4. Geometric Stamp by Fellow Fellow
You can see some stamping projects that I’ve done here & here.
Time: 50 minutes
Materials: cork board, paint, paintbrush, x-acto knife, pen
Start by tracing your desired shape onto your cork board, then cut away the excess with your x-acto knife.
One the first side, I chose to go abstract with bright and fun colors. After you paint your design, let it dry completely before flipping over to paint the other side.
To balance out the first side, I chose to keep it simple by dividing the mousepad in half diagonally and painting with neutrals.
I used the same copper leaf for my second color that I used in this project!
Which side do you prefer?
It’s no secret, I love watercolors. The texture and effect you can get out of them is always beautiful and unique. The following projects allow you to breathe some color and life into your stationery, even if all you have is a beginner’s paintbrush.
1. Watercolor Letterpress Invites by Minted
2. Watercolor & Calligraphy Birthday Card by Oh So Very Pretty
3. Watercolor Escort Cards by Once Wed
4. Watercolor Envelope Liner by AnnikaLikes
Time: 45 Minutes
Materials: clothespins, thumb tacks, glitter, mod podge, paint brush, paint (optional), E-6000 glue
See full tutorial here!
1. Cover the areas you don’t want painted with your tape. Liquid leaf does stain, so cover your working area and wear plastic gloves/old clothes.
2. *Important* Work in a well ventilated area! With your paint brush, apply the liquid leaf. Make sure your strokes go in the same direction. If your clock is a darker color like mine, you’ll need to wait about an hour before applying the second coat.
3. Peel your tape and touch up any spots you might have missed. Once dry, apply a clear acrylic sealer.
Whether you’re throwing a party, or you just need to spice up your home, garlands are the way to go. They bring color and life into any space and are relatively cheap and easy to make. So go on, follow the instructions in any of these DIYs below and jazz up those walls!