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6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

It’s Columbus Day but to be honest that guy is the farthest thing on my mind.  All I’ve been thinking about is getting ready for Halloween!  It’s by far my favorite holiday because it’s always so much fun.  This year I wanted to share some DIYs to help you create a perfect mermaid costume!  Click pics to check ’em out as well as some more DIY Halloween links at the bottom of this post:

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

The Costume via Lauren Conrad

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

The Crown via Creative Green Living

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

The Trident via Cosmo

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

Shell Hair Pins via Swell

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

Mermaid Makeup Tutorial via Shaaanxo

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

Mermaid Nail Art via Elle and Ish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY No Sew Fabric Planters

I’ve been obsessed with shibori fabrics lately.  If you have shibori fabric in your home and have an Instagram, there’s a good chance I’m following you!  The varying shades of blue shibori fits right in with my turquoise home so I wanted to find a way to incorporate this latest trend.  I already have enough pillows (another obsession!) so I wanted to find another way to include this fabric.  I literally have dozens upon dozens of plants, so I figured, why not a planter?

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

I’m always looking for cute ways to dress up my plants.  I don’t own a sewing machine, so this was going to have to be a no sew fabric planter.  This DIY is incredibly easy!!  It doesn’t take much time or materials.  I always love a good DIY that doesn’t require too much effort on my part but has maximum impact!  I already had several plants on hand, as well as a pot and glue.  I just needed to head out to find some fabric.  I stopped by Joann Fabrics and fell in love with Ellen DeGeneres’ line of home fabrics!  I especially loved this shibori one, which I ended up taking home but there were many others that I had my eye on.

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

Materials:

  • clay pot (doesn’t necessarily have to be clay)
  • scissors
  • glue – make sure it’s waterproof when it dries
  • fabric
  • some form of a clamp (I used chip bag clips) or you can use another pot of the same size

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

Instructions:

You’ll want to start by measuring the circumference of your pot at the widest point as well as the length.  I added an additional 2 inches to both measurements.

Cut your fabric accordingly

Put a line of glue along the inside of the pot, about an inch down (see pic below)

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

place a line of glue on the inside of the pot, about an inch down

Now wrap your fabric loosely around the pot leaving an inch above the top of the pot to fold over and connect with the glue inside.

Take your clamps or if you couldn’t find anything to use for clamps, you can place another pot of the same size inside the pot you’re gluing.  This will hold the fabric in place while it dries.

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

Add some additional glue on the backside along the seam to keep things in place there as well.

Let your glue dry.  I used E6000 and let it dry for 24 hours.

Once your glue is dry, you can remove your clamps and pot your plant!  I tucked any remaining fabric loosely under the bottom of the pot.

*One thing I will warn you about (if you didn’t leave enough fabric for the length) when you go to tuck the fabric under the bottom of the pot, it will look boxy like the planter on the bottom right.  I preferred the loosely hanging fabric because it looked much more like the fabric planters I’d seen in nurseries.  Also you can always glue the fabric to the bottom of the pot if you don’t want to worry about having to rearrange it every time you move the plant.

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

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Top 7 DIY for Summer

I spent all Spring thinking about those hot Summer beach days!  Now that it’s warming up and Summer is right around the corner, I wanted to share from fun DIYs for Summer.  These crafts range from home decor, to succulents and more!  Click the pic to get the step by step:

Top 7 DIY for Summer

Good vibes art via Sugar and Cloth

Top 7 DIY for Summer

Watercolor pillows via Tidbit Cami

Top 7 DIY for Summer

Citrus bath salts via Christina Williams

Top 7 DIY for Summer

DIY embroidered fan via Sugar and Cloth

Top 7 DIY for Summer

DIY Polish Chandelier via Oh Happy Day

Top 7 DIY for Summer

DIY Donut Beach Umbrella via Studio DIY

Top 7 DIY for Summer

Succulent Sphere via Burlap Wreath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 Fun DIY for Spring + Summer

All of these DIYs for Spring + Summer look like so much fun!  I found some of the top warm weather DIYs to share, and did I mention colorful?  Check ’em out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 DIY Spring Planters

After last week’s post, 5 Tips to add Greenery to your Spring Entryway, it’s clearly no surprise that I’m a crazy plant mama!  Although I only showed a very small portion of the plants that I own.  I also have to add that I am maintaining some serious self control over plant shopping this Spring.  Which in the past has never happened!  So today I wanted focus on something plant related and I thought I would share some very sweet and green, DIY Spring planters.  Many of these are pretty easy to make and it’s always nice to have something unique to put your plants in.  Take a look:

9 DIY Spring Planters

Turquoise and white is my everything when it comes to colors! Check out this Patterned Box Vase via Make and Tell

9 DIY Spring Planters

I love these mini terrariums and who doesn’t have a spare wine glass or two? via Independent

9 DIY Spring Planters

Lately I’ve had a bit of a cloche obsession, especially since they’re so easy to change. via Sand and Sisal

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

This coastal bad boy now sits on one of my bedside tables and I love looking at him! So much better than the before! You can check it out in my post, DIY Coastal Rope Planter

9 DIY Spring Planters

Confession: this one uses faux plants but I still think it counts! Also you could easily do this with real air plants. via Homemade by Carmona

9 DIY Spring Planters

Now I need room for a boat to put my plant babies on! via Country Living

9 DIY Spring Planters

This one would be pretty easy to pull off! via House of Hawkes

9 DIY Spring Planters

This one is an ikea hack! but you’ll need Google Translation for it. via vtwonen

9 DIY Spring Planters

Mini floating shelves? yes please! via Fall for DIY

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DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

This DIY for my Coastal Easter Eggs is incredible easy and uses only a few materials.  It can be a little bit messy but I think that’s how most egg dying events go down.  I’ll show you all my tips and tricks for making this process as easy and effortless as possible. As well as a quick and easy fix if you mess up any of your Easter eggs!

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

  • Eggs – the amount is up to you.  I made sure to have a few extra on hand.
  • Glass
  • Water
  • Vinegar – I used white vinegar
  • Paper Towels
  • Egg Dying Kit – I bought one similar to this one at a local craft shop for about $4.

If you don’t want to use an egg dying kit, I’ve included the other materials you’ll need below:

  • white crayon
  • spoon
  • dye

 

 

 

 

You’ll want to start by placing your dye tablet in the glass with 1 tbsp of vinegar.  Allow it to sit for 5 – 10 minutes until it’s fully dissolved. (see below)

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

While your dye is dissolving take your crayon and begin drawing on your eggs.  *Quick tip* Go over each line of your design 5 – 6 times.  This will ensure your design really comes through the dye.  Once your dye has dissolved add 1 cup of room temperature water to the glass.  The instructions on my kit said 1/2 cup but I found that I didn’t want my dye as strong so I added more water.  Place your first egg in.

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

I left my eggs in for about 3 – 4 minutes.  When you take your eggs out put them some place to dry.  If you don’t have a kit, I suggest using the egg crate.

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

 

 

 

 

You may notice (see above) that some of your designs didn’t come out very clear.  I have a really easy solution for this, one that you most likely have hanging around the house. A Tide To-Go pen!  After letting your eggs dry for about 10 – 15 minutes, you can go over your designs with the Tide pen and then quickly dab with a paper towel.  I recommend being very gentle with the Tide pen on the egg because you don’t want to much liquid to come out.  You can see my before/after below:

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

 

 

 

 

Once your eggs have dried and you’ve fixed any mistakes, you’re ready to display them!  Overall this is a pretty easy way to get that coastal look for your Easter holiday.  One last tip – avoid any designs that are more intricate, i.e. a lighthouse or a nautical flag.  I tried a more detailed sailboat and even with the Tide pen there was no saving it (but that’s what the extra eggs are for!) and you can always turn it around to use it as a blank colorful egg.
DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Top 7 DIY for Spring

When I think of Spring, I often think of it as the defrost setting on my microwave.  You’re still a little icy from Winter and not quite warmed up enough for Summer, but you’re getting there!  These DIY for Springtime will do just that, help you get into that warm weather mood.  Take a peek:

Top 7 DIY for Spring

DIY Pineapple Soaps via Happiness is Homemade

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Pom Pom Storage via Studio DIY

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Tropical Palm Leafs via Maritza Lisa

 

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Cacti Soaps via Lovely Indeed

Top 7 DIY for Spring

DIY Pineapple Bowls via I Spy DIY

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Floral Vases via A Kailo Chic Life

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Sequin Jacket via A Pair and a Spare             

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