04/17/15

6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

Tomorrow, I’m headed to sunny California to spend a couple of days with family, before heading to Yosemite for the week. Follow my adventures on Instagram, for photos from my trip. But before I head out, here are a handful of DIYs to kick off the weekend…

1. DIY Faux Ceramic Glazed Beads from Fall For DIY

2. Matzo Crack S’mores Recipe from Zoe Bakes

3. DIY Marbleized Ribbon from Oh Happy Day

4. Ginkgo Leaf Earrings DIY from Well Nesting

5. DIY Message and Memo Board from Atilio

6. 30 Second Hardware Store Hack for My Inspiration Board

Hope you have a great weekend.

-Brittni

04/16/15

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

Well. I’m going through another plant phase. It’s like an itch that I just have to scratch, every so often. And today is that day. Hope you don’t mind.

Here are some plant-filled interiors that I’m loving right now…

1. (above) Plants from The General Store (via SF Girl by Bay)

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

2. Air plants + hanging brass himmeli

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

3. A pom pom basket for spikey palms (via The Jungalow)

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

4. Getting that corner covered (via House of C

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

5. Keeping things retro in a bullet planter

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

6. Nobody puts baby in the corner. Well, except maybe this time. (via The Animal Print Shop)

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

7. Hanging symmetrical planters (via The Jungalow)

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

8. A plant for your vanity

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

9. White + green (via Anna Pirkola)

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

10. Big leaves in the office

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

11. Some mid-century cacti inspiration (via Sugar & Cloth)

12 Plant-Filled Interiors to Inspire

12. Finding these minis a new home…on the bar cart.

Have your own interior obsessions to share? I’d love to hear what trend is having it’s 15 seconds of fame in your home right now. Let me know in the comments below.

04/15/15

5 Minute DIY //  How to Make a Mini Jewelry Dish with a Box Lid

Remember those kraft boxes I used last week for that DIY hanging planter project? Well, I saved the lids so I could create these DIY jewelry dishes. And I wanted to share the super quick tutorial.

You only need two supplies for this project: kraft box lids and gloss enamel paint. That’s it. You don’t even need a paint brush!

Want to make your own? Here’s how…

Supplies for Jewelry Dish

Supplies: small kraft box lids (available at crafts stores in the paper mache crafts aisle) and gloss enamel paint

How To:

1. To make your own jewelry and trinket dishes, squirt glass enamel paint into the lid of a kraft box. I used three different colors to create a colorful abstract design.

2. Then, tip the lid over on it’s side and start gently taping the lid on a flat surface. This will move the paint around and give it a haphazard design.

Note: Don’t be afraid to use a decent amount of paint for each dish. Using a little more paint than necessary will soften the edges of the lid and make it appear more dish than lid. Plus, it’s fun to have a bunch of paint to move around the interior and exterior.

3. Continue this process until the entire lid is covered in paint (sides and all). Then, wait for the paint to dry overnight before using. That’s it!

5 Minute DIY // How to Make a Mini Jewelry Dish with Two Supplies

My only complaint about the finished pieces is that I wish there was a little bit more control over the type of abstract designs created. My favorite dishes are the ones that don’t look marbled. But some of that part of the process is just luck. You get what you get, kind of.

BUT you can go back and add more paint in certain ares that you don’t like (even before it dries) and tap the sides again to move the paint around. So, if you end up with a design you’re really not crazy about, you can easily salvage it with more paint.

5 Minute DIY // How to Make a Jewelry Dish with a Box Lid

5 Minute DIY // How to Make a Jewelry Dish with a Box Lid

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff