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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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8 Favorite DIYs for Valentine’s Day

Check out these 8 DIYs not to be missed for Valentine’s Day!  If you’re still lost on what to give your sweetie, why not make something yourself?  Check it out:

DIY Valentine's Day

At what age did giving balloons stop? I love the idea of a balloon bouquet! via A Bubbly Life

 

DIY Valentine's Day

These are just as sweet as they are full of attitude! via Lovely Indeed

 

DIY Valentine's Day

I’m a huge plant-fanatic and I never feel like I have enough. I would love to get a living plant on Valentine’s Day! via Paper n’ Stitch Blog

 

DIY Valentine's Day

An adorable way to style a flower bouquet! via Ka Styles

 

DIY Valentine's Day

These look amazing!! via Adventures in the Making

 

DIY Valentine's Day

All matches should have outfits as cute as these! via Say Yes

 

DIY Valentine's Day

I love the idea of gift wrapping with a kiss.  via Sugar and Cloth

 

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DIY Coastal Rope Planter

Last week I spotted something (gasp!) unsightly in my home.  A clay pot that about a month ago I’d painted white, was slowly reverting back to brown.  After a few weeks of watering, the clay color was starting to come through the paint.  (pictures below)  Instead of repotting my plant, which it didn’t need, I choose to give it a little makeover.  This DIY coastal rope planter is incredible easy!  Although I suggest using a planter that doesn’t currently have a plant in it.  Check it out:
DIY Coastal Rope Planter

Above is the after pic.  I had all the materials on hand and you really don’t need that many.  I would say it took me about 45 minutes BUT only because I left the plant in the pot and used a very skinny rope.  It would have been a lot quicker if this was just an empty pot.  Not to mention that a thicker rope will take up more space, which in turn will take you less time to cover it.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

You can see the brown clay starting to leak through in this close up (yuck!)

 

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

  • Clay pot – any size will do
  • Rope – I used macrame rope because it was what I had on hand but again a thicker rope would take you less time!
  • Glue – I used E6000 which you can pick up at any craft store.  You’ll also want to make sure that you have enough glue for your project because you’ll be using a lot!
  • Toothpicks – I used these to dab the glue onto the pot because I found it allowed for neater gluing
  • Something to cover the table – I used parchment paper to put the pot on and a ziplock bag to put the glue on
  • Lazy susan – I didn’t have one on hand but it would have made the whole process a lot simpler!
  • Bag clip – You’ll need something to hold the end of the rope until it’s done drying once you’ve finished the project

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

I made sure to start my rope at what I considered the back side of my planter.  I put a huge pile of glue of the ziplock back and dipped the toothpick into it.  Then dotted the glue along the outside of my pot.  (See arrow in above pic)  Initially I started without the toothpick but the glue comes out in large goops that showed through the rope, something I didn’t want.  The toothpick allows for a much neater and cleaner look.  As you start to glue it’s also important to lightly push down the rope so your pot isn’t showing through in any spots.  This also allows for much neater horizontal lines of your rope.  You’ll keep going till you get to the very top.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

I found that once I got to the top of my pot that dabbing the glue on the pot wasn’t enough.  Put a dab of glue on the pot AND on the top of the previous rope.  This helps hold your rope in line as you go along the very top portion of your pot.  Below is a bird’s eye view of this.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

Once you’ve completed gluing the rope around your pot, you’ll want to grab your bag clip to hold the end of the rope in place while it dries.  I picked up these cute anchor bag clips at Home Goods (see below)

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

I gave my rope planter a good 72 hours to dry.  Another tip that I realized before starting this diy project: Make sure you don’t need to water your plant during the time it will take your glue to dry.  I made sure to start a full four days ahead of when I would need to water my plant.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

Here’s a close up of the before and after. I think my Coastal Rope Planter looks so much better now!

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

After I finished my coastal planter I wanted to put her somewhere she’d be seen.  Especially since she looks so much better in my white and turquoise home than all the brown clay pots I have!  I really love the look of this planter and how it fits in perfectly with my coastal home.  I have enough leftover rope to probably do two more smaller pots.  I also like the idea of using a thicker rope on the bottom of the planter and a thinner one on top (or vice versa!).  Just to change up the look a bit, since I don’t want all my planters to look exactly the same.  You can see more pics and a close up below of the finished project.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter DIY Coastal Rope Planter

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Top 7 DIY for a Coastal Christmas

Check out my top DIY for a beachy coastal Christmas! There’s everything from nautical ornaments to seaside wreaths and more.  Check it out:

Top 7 DIY for a Coastal Christmas

DIY Coral Decor – these would make a great centerpiece!

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How to Style a Coastal Thanksgiving Table

I’m so in love with this coastal Thanksgiving table from Sand & Sisal, that I thought I would show you how easy it is to recreate!  Not only is it incredible easy but pretty low cost since most items are natural.  Take a look:

How to Style a Coastal Thanksgiving Table

 

What you’ll need:

 

I linked the items I had a harder time finding but you could pick up most of these items at a craft store.  Also check out this coastal wreath I’m obsessing over!

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Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

I’m in love with all of these fun Halloween costumes!  Many are beach or tropical inspired and most would be very easy to pull off at the last minute.  I’m not always the best at planning out my Halloween costumes in advance.  (But I wish I was!) So sadly, I end up being one of those people running to the Halloween shop the night of and digging through the left over costumes.  This year I’m going to try something a little different and DIY.  Just not sure which one yet…

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Shrimp – the shorter in stature you are, the cuter this gets!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Baby Starfish Costume – this one has my heart!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Pool Float – if you already have the float, this one would be very easy!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Clam Costume – this requires a little more effort but would be perfect for a Mermaid Parade too!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Slice of Citrus – would be cute to pair this with the Tropical Drink Costume above!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Troop Beverly Hills – how have I not seen this movie in years?!  I need to rent this ASAP!

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Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  I think that’s because it’s one of the playful holidays.  One thing that’s not on my list of favorite things to do is pumpkin carving.  As much as I love the outcome, it’s pretty messy and my dog whines the entire time (I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m gorging myself on pumpkin without him!).  So here’s my top 10 list for Halloween pumpkins for 2016.  Most of these are no carve, technically they all are except there’s one that requires a drill.  There are even some coastal pumpkin ideas for my fellow beach lovers!

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Nautical Anchor Pumpkin via Crafts by Courtney

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Add sequins! via Squirrelly Minds

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Try some sparkling studs in the shape of a flamingo!

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Paint it! I love these beachy scenes via Completely Coastal

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

I love the edgy look of these marbleized pumpkins via Alice and Lois

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

To all my fellow knitters, what a great way to use left over yarn! via Freutcake

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

This is the easiest one, let your pumpkin go au naturel

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

In the words of the Rolling Stones, “paint it black” via Nordstrom

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Beachy candle pumpkins to light the way! via Beach Bliss Living

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Getting punny with pumpkins via Studio DIY

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