Archive for the ‘home decor’ Category

04/30/14

DIY Keepsake Containers

I don’t know how it’s creeping up so fast, but Mother’s Day is in less than two weeks. 11 days from today to be exact. So, I’ll be rolling out a couple more DIY project ideas for Mom over the next week and a half, starting with this one for an embellished keepsake container, which moms ALWAYS have. Honestly, I made a couple of these for myself too though because I like ‘em so much.

I picked up a few of these shallow containers at a local craft store for $2.50 each and with a $2 bottle of enamel model car paint I made these simple containers a little more special. For under $5 each!

Candy Dish DIY

DIY Mother's Day Idea // Candy Dishes

I’m picturing them being used to store jewelry, makeup, and other odds and ends….And maybe even a secret candy stash? That’s how I would roll with them, anyway.

Which is why I partnered with DOVE® Dark Chocolate for this DIY. Have you tried their chocolate? It is seriously delicious (and I’m not even a huge dark chocolate person). Jeff and I ate a whole bag in a couple of days. Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel and Silky Smooth Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl are my two favorites.

DIY Keepsake Mother's Day Container

Here’s how to make your own keepsake containers for Mother’s Day…

Materials: Ceramic Containers, Enamel Model Car Paint, Paint Brush, Painter’s Tape

How-To: You can either freehand a design or pattern directly onto the ceramic containers OR tape off a shape and paint inside the lines. Either way, this project couldn’t be any easier. And it’s so affordable too.

Fill the container with candies and/or jewelry and give this to mom with a card and a bouquet of flowers (or balloons).

how to: keepsake container

Hand Painted DIY Keepsake Containers

Hand Painted DIY for Mother's Day

After Mother’s Day is over, I could totally see myself reusing this idea for last minute birthday, graduation, and housewarming gifts.

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

This post is in partnership with DOVE® Dark Chocolate. Compensation was provided by DOVE® Dark Chocolate via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dove or Momtrends. 

04/07/14

DIY // Faux Metal Planter

I just got back from my trip to Ventura and LA last night and have a lot to catch up on today. But I wanted to pop in this morning to share these metallic planters that I made for Curbly recently.

All in all, each one of these took me about 5 minutes to make, and I already had all of the supplies, so it cost me nothing. Don’t you love it when that happens?

5 Minute Copper Planter DIY

5 Minute Faux Metal Planter DIY

Want to make your own? Check out the full tutorial here on Curbly.

P.S. I had a great time at Craftcation and will be sharing some photos from my trip soon. What did you do this weekend?

02/27/14

loving these six things

This morning, I have butterflies in my stomach, from all the excitement…because today is the first full day of Meet/Make/Do activities. Chelsea, Kelly, and I got everything set up yesterday morning/ afternoon, and everyone started arriving mid-day. Then we headed out to dinner (which was delicious). I can’t wait to share the details from this event. For now though, you can follow along here. And on my Instagram. #meetmakebing

I was so looking forward to doing it all over again today, I woke up super early, like it was Christmas morning or something.

The vibe here is light, airy, and all kinds of calming/relaxing. So, I thought it would be appropriate to round up some of my favorite things right now that fit that description: light, airy, and completely calming…

Top. house plants 101 // a beautiful bedroom (found via)

Middle. a lovely kitchen (found via// a vintage Cy Twombly exhibition poster (one of my absolute favorite artists)

Bottom. cacti and air plants // tiny vessels and a geometric wall

What is inspiring you lately? Anything in particular that you’re absolutely loving?