6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

By Brittni • Updated on 02/14/2024

6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

Really quick before jumping into today’s DIYs to try, I wanted to say THANK YOU so much to everyone who has sent me a comment here on the blog (and on social media) about Gertie. The outpouring of support has meant so much to me. Truly! Thank you.

And on a lighter note, since there is no easy way to segway from that to DIYs, let’s just get to it. Cool? If you’re looking for some weekend DIYs to try, I have you covered. Here are 6 DIYs for you to try this weekend…

1. ombre painted chair DIY
2. layered ice cream pops from Sugar & Charm
3. natural DIY air freshener from A Beautiful Mess
4. how to turn old jeans into a denim clutch in one hour
5. clay DIY planters from Fall For DIY
6. DIY pressed flowers from Designlovefest

Hope you have a good weekend.

P.S. I’m not sure I’ve mentioned this prior to now, but I’m actually headed to Europe with Jeff for almost two weeks starting this Monday. The trip couldn’t have come at a better time and I’m really looking forward to exploring Amsterdam, London, and Paris. If you have any suggestions for places to check out during our travels, let me know. Would love to hear your favorites spots, shops, restaurants, etc.

P.P.S. I’ll be sharing our entire European adventure on Snapchat and Instagram, if you want to follow along.


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I am in love with that ombre chair! I am remodeling my home office right now and I think that pastel pink chair would look amazing. Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to see how it comes out! 😀

Lori Nunez

Hi !
In Paris you should go to the “Marché des enfants rouges”, it’s the oldest little food market in Paris near Temple, after that you can have a little chou at popelini (http://popelini.com) and walk to the Marais.
You can eat at east mama (italian restaurant near Bastille) or take a coffee at Mokonut’s, then go to the marché d’Aligre.
If you want some french gourmet cuisine with good wine, go to Pierre Sang Oberkampf, it’s cheap and really good (plus the menu is a surprise) http://www.pierresangboyer.com/EN/
There is a LOT to see, if you need some advice or if you’re lost you can contact me.

Have a nice stay.


I can’t wait to try layered ice cream pops. I’m always looking for summer treats. Living in Arizona we enjoy lots of ice-cream.

Pamela Thielen



Perfect. Thanks for the recommendation Rebecca.


In Paris you must eat at Relais de l’entrecote! Best steak and frites EVER!!

Rebecca Quam

Thanks so much for the recommendations, Emily!


Paris – visit Montmarte. It’s worth going way out of the way – it’s got a beautiful church (Sacre Coeur), and it’s so high up that it’s a great view of the rest of the city. And just around the block from Sacre Coeur is a lovely artists market where painters and other types of illustrators set up shop to sell their wares and paint for commissions. Just don’t do what I did and try to be cool by skipping the elevator line from the subway… I think it was more than 300 stairs and I had a horrible coughing fit from it! it’s also worth it, in my opinion, to take a trip to Versailles. Going with a tour guide is great because you learn a lot of history, but you will want to be sure to have enough time to stroll through the gardens. I only had about a 15 minute view of them, and it was not enough 🙁

London – Harrods! There are so many things to do in London, and none of them are disappointing. I’m most glad I left the city proper and spent an afternoon at Hampton Court Palace. Go when the weather is nice if you have the option – the courtyards are beautiful. The only thing I would have skipped was going shopping at Notting Hill. It’s a little overhyped.


Awesome Stephannie. Glad to hear that.


I love the ombré chair idea! I actually have a chair that I need to paint for a flower pot to put on my porch -and I never considered an ombré style. Hmm…it’s got me thinking! ?

Have a safe and wonderful trip!

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