I have always been envious of those who can wrap and decorate their Christmas gifts like an expert. To me, the most exciting part of the holiday season is picking out, buying, and wrapping Christmas gifts, even though I’m sort of terrible at it. I get all excited at the concept of giving someone a beautifully wrapped present with something that they will love inside, but then I go for it and when I’m done, I’m pretty disappointed by the lack of holiday magic I feel when looking at them. It probably doesn’t help that I’m too cheap to buy nice wrapping paper.
As I have discovered over the past few years, at times, it’s hard to make dorm rooms and apartments feel like home. The smaller space, combined with knowledge that this is not a permanent residence constantly brewing in the back of my mind, sometimes keep me from decorating to my hearts content. One thing I have missed whilst moving from dorm to dorm is plants. I grew up in a home where indoor plants were abundant and there is something soothing to me as a Pacific North-Westerner of being constantly surrounded by green. This craft trend of DIY Planters (especially the ones of the smaller variety) may be the perfect thing to ensure that the apartment I’m moving into in the fall can be another home away from the ones of my childhood.
This House Number Planter is the perfect way to customize the outside of an apartment or home and also provide a welcoming look. I love the idea that this is both a great decoration and a practical way to make it easier to recognize your apartment or living space from the others in the area.
Not only is this an inexpensive way to add some flora to your home, but it’s also unbelievably easy to make. This DIY is a colorful and natural addition to your home decor that will have you ready to fill your house with pretty hanging vases and planters.
This easy and versatile tutorial is the perfect way to display your spring blooms. Customize to fit your personality with your favorite colors and use paper punches or scissors to create shapes that make this vase uniquely yours!
As the weather warms up so should your door décor! Flowers are perfect for the season and wooden initials are a super easy way to add a personal touch. Make your own and wait for your neighbors to ask where you got your wreath.
Who doesn’t love embellishments? Whenever I finish a big project like creating a scrapbook album gift for Mother’s Day or one of my niece’s first year albums I like to take a break from involved projects and just make embellishments for fun and of course to have ready for future projects. For this last week of May I’d like to share some favorite scrappy embellishment tutorials I’ve been following.
Gather those leftover scraps of pretty paper, varied buttons and rhinestones/sequins floating around in your scrapbooking drawer to make some unforgettable scrappy embellishments!
I don’t consider myself to have a green thumb. I’ve got probably a 20% success rate when it comes to keeping plants alive. However, when spring rolls in, I want nothing more than to surround myself with as many plants as I can get my hands on. That’s most likely how this planter idea was born. I needed a house number sign for my apartment, but I wanted more plants.