Posts Tagged ‘home decor’


DIY Mylar Containers

Right now, my mind is somewhere in between January organization and Valentine’s Day projects.

Which is probably a weird dance for my brain to be doing, now that I think about it. But no matter, because I’ve combined the two in a new DIY that is part office organization and part V-day celebration. Mylar Striped Ceramic Containers.

The full tutorial is over on my friend Chelsea’s blog, Lovely Indeed, but I couldn’t let the day pass by without sharing a few of the photos.

Scroll down for a chance to win a $75 West Elm gift card, at the bottom of this post!

DIY Mylar Containers

DIY Mylar Planter

DIY Mylar Containers

Aaaand…since this post is related to organization and the new year, I thought this would be as good a time as any to ask you to take a teeny tiny survey for me, if you don’t mind. It won’t take long (promise) and you can skip any questions you don’t want to answer.

Bonus! If you fill out the survey, and then enter via Rafflecopter below, you could win a $75 West Elm gift card! Giveaway prize is open worldwide. Just fill out the survey before entering.

Your survey answers will help me make this blog better. And aside from that, I just really want to get to know you a little bit better. Like whether you’re a dog person or a cat person. Cool?

Click here to take the survey.

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24 Merry Days // Win a $300 Lulu & Georgia Gift Card

Today’s giveaway is so good, I am popping in on a Sunday to bring it to you!

As part of 24 Merry Days of giveaways, the brainchild of Audrey from This Little Street, I’ve teamed up with Lulu & Georgia to bring you a $300 gift certificate to their shop!

Christmas is coming early this year for one lucky lady (or gent). Right? Totally wishing I could enter this giveaway. So good!

There are seriously TONS of great home decor items in the Lulu & Georgia shop…from rugs, pillows, and throws to lighting, wall art, and furniture.

Here are some of my favorites from the shop…

Win a $300 Lulu & Georgia Gift Card for the Holidays

Triangle Block Royal Blue Pillow // Rifle Paper Co. Birds of a Feather Notebook Set // Ebony Nalan Pillow // Garance Dore Graphic Notepad // iPad Sleeve // Large Polka Dot Notebook // White Taman Lamp // Anna Bond The World is Your Oyster Print // Jonathan Adler Utopia Vase

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Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is open to people in the 48 contiguous states. Must be over 18 years old to participate.

You can earn up to 20 entries in every 24 Merry Days giveaway (see all 24 giveaways right here), including this one. And can choose to do just one of the options or all of them, for more chances to win. Super easy! Be sure to check out 24 Merry Days on Facebook as well.

Big thanks to Lulu & Georgia for a great giveaway prize!


DIY // Modern Concrete Planters in Minutes

I was strolling the aisles of a home improvement store recently and found these awesome concrete donut looking things…turns out they’re sprinkler guards. Do people actually use these?

I know it probably sounds weird, but I was pretty excited when I found ‘em because I knew instantly that I could turn them into a DIY project…I started shoveling them into my cart before figuring out what I was actually going to make with them, but before I made it out of the store, I had a plan. Modern concrete planters.

I love a good planter project (as evidenced here and here), and this one is my favorite yet. It’s super inexpensive (just over $2 per planter) and super easy. You don’t even need glue!

DIY Modern Concrete Planters for $2

I can totally picture a line of these on a long table as a modern centerpiece option. Or just hanging out on window sill…or desk…pretty much anywhere.

Want to make your own? Here’s how…


7 inch round sprinkler guard  (2 needed per planter) // paint // paint brush // small plants or succulents

Sprinkler Guards Turned Modern Planters

*My apologies for the iPhone photo, but I wanted to share the true ‘before’ version of these puppies. I love finding random stuff at the home improvement store.

Each one was $1.06 and it only takes 2 to make a planter. So each planter totaled $2.12. Not bad!

How to make concrete planters in minutes

How To:

1. Wipe down the sprinkler guards with water and a paper towel or cloth. Then paint the entire guard and wait for it to dry. I added a little bit of water to the paint I was using, so that some of the texture and greenish color would peek through. *I also left some of the guards as is because I liked that color green so much.

2. Next, flip one of the guards over, so that the flat bottom is facing up. Then place another sprinkler guard on top. No glue necessary.

3. Next, add a plant or succulent to the inner hole and you’re good to go. *Make sure to keep the plant inside the plastic starter pot you buy it in.

DIY // Modern Concrete Planters for $2

Make This // Modern Concrete Planters in Minutes

DIY // Modern concrete planters made of sprinkler guards

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this DIY a try? Or have any other ideas for what to make with these sprinkler guards? I’m all ears.