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If you happen to remember my resolutions for 2014, then you know that one of my main goals was to redesign and rebrand my blog entirely. I am happy to report that the site is almost ready (thanks to the hard work of Jordan Brantley) and should be live by this time next week! I’m so excited to share what we’ve been working on over the past few months and hope that you’ll love it as much as I do :)
Have a great weekend!
As much as I love earrings, I somehow ALWAYS lose them. Since it’s a pretty nasty (and expensive) habit, I’m attempting to make more of my own. Using oven-bake clay is not only cost efficient, but also easy and fun! And with several cutter shapes and paint options to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
Cut of a chunk of clay from your block and start mending in your hands. Try to remove all lumps and air bubbles by rolling it back in forth between your fingers.
Next, roll out your clay on wax paper, making sure it’s even all the way through. If the clay is uneven, your earrings will be too.
Just like you would with cookie dough, punch out your shape then transfer onto a baking sheet. Don’t transfer with the wax paper because it will burn when you bake it.
Bake in the oven at 275° for 15 minutes. Let cool, then paint. Once the paint is dry, apply the earring backs with E-6000 glue and let dry fully overnight. Earrings will be wearable in the morning!
As February comes to a close and we head into March (where has the year gone?!), I’m starting to get spring cleaning fever. Well, maybe not so much the clean aspect, but I’d love to revamp our apartment with some new decor! These must-try home DIYs are the perfect solution if you’re looking to change things up a bit without spending a fortune.
1. Vertical Kitchen Organization by A Beautiful Mess
2. Gold Salt + Pepper Shakers by Cupcakes & Cashmere
3. Simple Wood Coat Rack by Almost Makes Perfect
4. Washi Tape Light Switch by Morning Creativity
5. Copper + Pine Magazine Rack by Fall for DIY
6. Tissue Paper Banner by The Lovely Cupboard
It may be a pain to clean, but my love for glitter is endless. Thankfully Amy from Mod Podge Rocks teamed up with Plaid to make the coolest stencils I’ve ever used (available for sale at Michael’s). Perfect glitter polka dots with minimal effort? Count me in!
Start by painting your planter with the color of your choice. Because of the terra cotta surface, the paint dries fast and you should be able to do two coats in no time!
Peel your stencil from the packaging and apply on the planter. The stencil is reusable, so don’t discard the film it comes on (and be sure to wash it when you’re done)!
Dab on a layer of Mod Podge then peel off the stencil. Before it dries, cover dots in glitter. Use a brush to wipe of any excess glitter. Repeat until area is completely covered. Let dry then pot your cactus.
For those of you born without a green thumb, here are some few basic tips for keeping your cactus alive and happy—