Create this awesome DIY Spider Web using just a Hula Hoop, Twine and some Spray Paint! This makes a perfect indoor or outdoor decoration during Halloween!
A cute Chipboard Cake Topper made from Heavy Chipboard, a Cricut Maker and a Knife Blade. It’s so easy to create custom cake toppers using these products and today I’m showing you how!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Customize your coffee tumbler or water bottle with these DIY Vinyl Tumbler Designs for Moms! These fun tumbler vinyl designs are perfect for all moms and add some fun personality to morning coffee or gym water bottle!
On Friday I shared my Elegant Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape with Wood Slice Place Cards and today I wanted to share with you how I quickly made these DIY Leather Napkin Rings last week for that Thanksgiving table! I of course used my Cricut Maker, but you could easily make these just using a rotary blade too. I’m just OCD and prefer to have everything cut perfectly!
Glassware is one of my favorite home decor items because it is functional and so easily customized! I’m Anna from Practical and Pretty and I am so excited to be part of the contributing team here at Over the Big Moon. I love creating DIYs that are beautiful and don’t look homemade, but most importantly are practical! Every kitchen needs a monogrammed wine glass! This may just become your favorite thing in your kitchen. Read more
Hey there! Its Sara from Twelve On Main. I am excited to be here today to show you a fun little craft that will be perfect for Valentines Day.
DIY Coffee Filter Valentines Wreath
I have always wanted to make a coffee filter wreath. Its always been on my radar, but I’ve always been too busy with other projects. I thought this would be the perfect time to start one. This DIY coffee filter Valentines wreath is a sweet addition to your home for Valentines day.
Here are the items you will need for this Valentines wreath:
- piece of cardboard
- Xacto knife
- coffee filter
- hot glue gun
The first step to making this wreath is to cut out a heart from the cardboard. I took the top of a cardboard box I had lying around. It is now time to draw the heart onto the cardboard.
I cut the heart out with my Xacto knife.
The next step is to poke holes in the cardboard heart with a pencil. I did it in a alternate pattern. This is where you will be putting the coffee filters.
I took the eraser end of the pencil, and wrapped the filter around it.
I then twisted the end tightly and fed it through one of the holes, carefully not to tear the cardboard.
On the back side, I put a dab of hot glue around the hole to hold the filter in place.
Continue to do this until all the holes are filled. You can add extra if you feel it needs more. I spaced my holed out about 3/4 inch to 1 inch apart. That gave the filters room to spread out but kept them tight together.
The last thing to do is to secure a ribbon to hang it with. I hot glued a piece of red and white twine.
This coffee filter Valentines wreath is very versatile. I kept mine white, well, because I love white and it goes wonderfully with my farmhouse decor.
You could add some embellishments such as these:
- Dry brush the edges with red paint
- Brush with glue and dust it with glitter
- Add a thicker ribbon to hang it
- Hang beads or jewels from the bottom of the heart, in a cascade.
The possibilities are endless with a craft like this. Create different shapes, make it your own!
Have a great day! If you like this post, I’d love it if you checked out some of my most popular projects!
Have you ever tried making your own candles? I just recently tried my hand at it and it is so much easier than I thought it would be. While it is super simple to pour the wax into a pre-made vessel like a mason jar, it is really easy to actually make your own vessel too. Hey everyone! It’s Kara from A Kailo Chic Life, and I am going to share the simple method I used to create these DIY marble bowl candles with you today so that you can go out and make a few of your own. They make perfect gifts too!
To Make your candles you will need:
- Polymer Clay in white, black, and 2-3 more colors of your choosing
- Rolling pin
- Small oven safe glass bowl
- X-Acto knife
- Gold leafing pen (optional for a gold rim)
- Soy wax flakes
- Candle wicks
- Pencil or dowel
- Bowl for melting the wax
- Crayons and Candle fragrance (optional for coloring and scenting your candle)
You will begin by making your marble bowl. To do this roll a large (about the size of a golf ball) piece of white clay, and small (about the size of a gumball) pieces of your other colors into log shapes.
Twist all of the colors of clay together to make one large log. Then fold it in half and twist the clay together again and roll into another log. Repeat this one more time, then roll your clay into a ball and roll it out with your rolling pin. Once you have a large circle rolled out, place your clay into you bowl and fit it down into the bowl. Use your X-acto knife to cut off the excess clay that comes out over the top of the bowl.
Now it is time to bake your clay in a 275°F oven for 20 minutes. Once the clay has baked and cooled, remove it from the bowl and use the gold leafing pen to paint the top edge of the bowls. This step is optional, but I love the added gold touch.
Now it is time to turn those bowls into candles! Melt your wax according to the package directions. While the wax is melting, prepare your wicks by wrapping them around a pencil or dowel rod and placing them over the bowls.
Once your wax is melted, pour it into your bowls and let cool. Once cool you can remove the pencils and trim the wick to size. Now your new DIY marble bowl candles are ready to use anywhere you like. If you want you can always add candle fragrance to the melted wax before pouring it into the bowls. You can also use cut up crayons to add color to the wax too. Feel free to customize the candle anyway you like!
I hope you feel inspired to try making your own DIY marble bowl candles now that you see how easy it is. Be sure to check out my blog, A Kailo Chic Life, for even more DIY and craft ideas.
Hello, hello! We are wrapping up our last week of school here in Okinawa and settling in for the hot, humid, and typhoon season. Yep, it get’s real around here. It’s Kathy from Up to Date Interiors and I’m back to share a fun Summer DIY that costs under $5 – DIY Copper and Coral Napkin Rings!
For this project you only need a few supplies:
Copper Wire in two sizes (18 gauge and 12 or finer)
Beach finds (coral, sea glass, driftwood, seashells)
Wire cutters and a napkin ring
Shape the thicker wire around a napkin ring (or other round object) until you have 4-5 coils.
Use wire cutters to get a smooth-flat cut. (If you use another tool to cut you may need to sand down sharp edges.)
Attach a piece of coral (or other beachy object!) with thinner copper wire by wrapping the coral to the copper coil. Twist and wrap the ends. Use a dot of hot glue to help hold the ends of the coral into place.
Use natural and ocean inspired colors for your table setting to compliment your new napkin rings!
If you want to customize your table setting even more, pick out a fun corresponding fabric at the craft store and make simple, no-sew napkins. You can find the tutorial HERE.
Thanks for having me today!
Hey there, its Sara from Twelve On Main. I am excited to be here today to show you a really fun and simple project. These easy DIY garden markers are such a fun way to accessorize your gardens while being functional at the same time.
Maybe some of you that grow a garden have already planted, but I have not. Where I live, we have to wait until the end of May to plant to reduce the risk of frost. Having the neighboring field flood out our garden spot 2 weeks in a row is one other reason why we have not planted. Hopefully once it dries out again, we can get going on it.
I thought while I was waiting to get my garden in, I would work on a few projects that I could use once it is ready. One thing we have always stuggled with was having garden markers. We have used pieces of sticks, rocks, and other random items to mark where we have planted. The designer in me always cringes. While planting the garden was always the priority, garden markers certainly were not. Well, not this year. These easy DIY garden markers were really quick to make and the fit that esthetic that I love.
I started off by gathering my materials for the project.
*These materials can be adjusted to fit whatever size you want to make.
I started with:
1 by 1 inch sticks, 14 inches long. (you can use shorter or longer ones as you prefer)
1/4 inch- 1/2 Plywood cut 2 by inches (thickness depends on your preferences) I just used what I had on hand.
I assembled the garden markers by screwing the plywood piece on top of the stick. I had the piece overhang on the left side 1 1/2 inches. Don’t worry about the screw showing, it will be hidden under the twine.
Once the plywood piece is secured, you can decided what you want to do with it. I decided to paint them white, because, well come on, a little white chippy goodness is always a plus in my book. I also decided to do this so that they will stand out a little bit more. I didn’t necessarily want it to disappear once the plants had matured.
After the paint was dry, I tied my twine at an angle around the intersection of the stick and sign. I wrapped it 5 times one way and them 5 times the opposite way, creating an X.
I hand painted the different vegetable names onto the signs with black craft paint. You could use stencils if you think you cannot hand paint them.
And Voila! They are done. There are so many different things you could do to make these your own.
- Paint them with chalk paint and use chalk to write the names on.
- Leave them raw wood and stencil in any color you want.
- Paint little vegetables on them instead of using words.
- Make them all different heights to add interest.
- You can make them larger, or smaller, depending on the size of your garden. The basic concept will be the same.
I love the white, raw wood, and black lettering. It fits in perfectly with my interior and exterior home decor. Now that they are all ready, I cannot wait to use them in my garden. It’s little touches like these that will set you apart from everyone else and bring a little character to an otherwise generic garden.
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Have a great day!
Simple and frugal. Those are the two words that have best described this holiday season for my family so far. They are also the best words to start this tutorial on DIY Twig Christmas Stars.
Hi, I’m Rebekah Schwind and I’m one of the contributors here at Over the Big Moon. I also have my own little blog called Charming Imperfections and would be delighted to have you over for a visit, but don’t go yet! It will only take a few minutes and a few cheap supplies to make these precious stars.
Supplies for DIY Twig Christmas Stars
- Twigs- as straight as possible (willow works well). You’ll need 5 of the same length for one star.
- Hot glue gun
- Twine or string for hanging
- Spray paint
The best part about this tutorial is that you probably won’t need to get in the car to go shopping. At least, I didn’t. Everything I needed was found around or outside our home. This is awesome because we are trying to have a very frugal Christmas this year.
The size of your star is up to you. I made everything from a two footer to a 6 inch one.
So, grab two of your sticks and glue them together at the top. This will be the top point of your star.
Lay one stick across the front of those, gluing wherever it meets another and you have the top of the “arms”. The two “legs” are attached in the same manner.
You may want to wrap some string or twine around the joints in the middle for extra reinforcement.
At this point, I decided to give some a little sparkle and spray painted them silver. This is a great time to get creative with decorating and paint! When you are done, simply hang them by a thread or twine.
I used these stars in several places for our Christmas décor. This mobile was a quick and easy DIY using the same glue-twigs-together-and-tie-with-twine method.
Some were hung from this chicken wire frame which appeared here on Over the Big Moon a few months back!
And this big boy was showcased on its own.
Whether you are in a money crunch this year or just loving rustic simplicity, these stars are lovely and so easy to make! All you need are some twigs, glue, and string, and your home could be sparkly too.
Remember that invite to come and visit my blog? Well, if you liked this post, I’ve got a few projects just like it that you are going to love! See you there!