Pinspiration Monday: 3 Home Decor DIY Hacks

Hi friends! Hope your weekend was fun!  Mine was busy but great with lots of visiting family time.  Today I thought I’d share three really cool home decor shortcuts I found on Pinterest.  As always, click on the picture to be taken to the full instructions, enjoy!

How to Hang a Perfect Wall Gallery

Hanging a cluster of frames can be a time-consuming and frustrating task, bit this tutorial shows a simple method to making sure your pictures are in the right spot the first try!

how to hang pictures on a wall

 

Textured Glass Vases

These pretty vases look like they’d be an expensive purchase, but it’s actually a pretty simple DIY project!

home decor diy ideas

 

DIY Metallic Pillow Covers

These gorgeous pillow covers are made using canvas and gold leaf! Who would have thought you can gold leaf fabric?

gold leaf diy projects

 

So there you have it, guys: 3 projects that will make your home more beautiful without breaking your budget.  I always love finding ways to recreate the expensive things in home stores using craft materials, just so satisfying!  I hope these projects have inspired you, thanks for stopping by, and till next time, keep creating!

-Ashley <3

5 Easy DIY Art Ideas for the Non-Artist

Hi friends! Happy Monday!  It’s been a little while since we did a Pinterest round-up, so I thought today, since I’m currently going crazy nesting and wanting my house to be perfectly decorated and organized, that I would share some super easy wall art projects that anyone can do, even if crafting and art isn’t your thing! As usual, you can click on the pictures to be taken to their source for full instructions!

Frame a Piece of Fabric

Seriously…that’s all there is to it!  So many fabrics come in gorgeous prints, they really are works of art in themselves.  So frame them and hang them on your wall for a super quick decorative fix!

diy fabric art
Ornate frames can make your fabrics look extra special.

Cover a Canvas in Fabric

Take a larger fabric print and stretch it over a thick canvas, including the sides, for an easy large wall covering,

easy diy wall art ideas
Making a triptych from similar fabric adds even more style to your walls!

Hang a Mirror Collage

Thrift stores are always full of old mirrors, and they’re always super cheap.  While they may not look so nice on their own, there’s something about hanging old mirrors in a cluster that creates a vintage feel instead of a worn-out vibe.

diy mirror wall art
Hanging these over a dresser is a perfect location!

 

Make You Own Pet Portrait Pop Art

To add something a little more personal to your walls, why not let your fur baby be the star??  Using just a pet photograph, your printer and some bright coloured card stock, this fresh pop art is the perfect way to liven up a room and really make it your own!

diy pet portrait art
Show your puppy love in a modern and quirky style!

DIY Tape Art

Finally, break out the paint and get your hands dirty with your very own painted masterpiece!  Using painter’s tape, section off various lines on a canvas, then paint over the whole thing with paint (even craft paint would work!).  And don’t worry if some of the paint bleeds under the tape – it just makes the whole piece look more “artsy”.

diy home decor wall art ideas
You can easily use whatever paint colour you need to match your room!

So there you have it guys, 5 ways to make your own personal art without any painting or drawing skills needed.  I hope this serves as inspiration for creating your own art, and thaks for stopping by! Till next time, keep creating!

-Ashley <3

Pinspiration Monday: 3 Easy Spring/Easter Craft Ideas

Hi friends! Well it’s actually nice outside today!! Some of those giant piles of snow may actually melt.  Cleo is outside finally enjoying life again, and I’m excited because it’s a sign that spring may yet be coming!

So I was inspired to look around Pinterest to find some new craft ideas, and came across these three beautiful craft ideas.  They’re easy, cheap to make, and will look great in any home. Click the picture to be taken to the full instructions.

This easter egg candle holder is perfect for springtime! Any candle will look so cute sitting on top of these!
This easter egg candle holder is perfect for springtime! Any candle will look so cute sitting on top of these!
This centerpiece is made from fresh flowers, but you could use artificial ones for a centerpiece that can be used each year.
This centerpiece is made from fresh flowers, but you could use artificial ones for a centerpiece that can be used each year.
These beautiful eggs are made out of plastic easter eggs decorated with items found at the thrift store.  The stands are simply painted wooden stands from the thrift store as well, then lightly sanded for that vintage feel.
These beautiful eggs are made out of plastic easter eggs decorated with items found at the thrift store. The stands are simply painted wooden stands from the thrift store as well, then lightly sanded for that vintage feel.

So here’s hoping the warm weather is on it’s way! I hope these ideas have inspired you and made you excited for the coming spring as well!  Thanks for stopping by, and till next time, keep creating!

-Ashley <3

Pinspiration Monday: Whimsical Yet Classy DIY Autumn Vase

Hi friends! I’m back with another Pinspiration Monday! This time I’m combining two pins I found into one cute idea for autumn decor!  It is now officially the fall season, (and if you follow me on Instagram or Google+ you’ve already seen that I’ve changed up my home decor), so why not start decorating your own home with this super inexpensive, yet quirky and interesting vase arrangement!

So first for the vase… how cute are these candy corn themed vases?  You can click the image to be taken to the full picture instructions, but basically all you have to do is spray paint some vases you already have (or pick up some cheap ones from the thrift store!)

DIY-Autumn-Vase-Decor

Next, for something to put in the vase, this cute idea is from Create Like Crazy, and all it involves is some wheat (real or fake) and a few little beads in whatever colour you want.  So simple but it looks so elegant put together! Put this in your candy corn vase and – voila – you’ve got a coffee table-worthy centerpiece for autumn!

diy autumn flower arrangment

So there you have it! Whimsical, easy, cheap DIY fall decor! Thanks for reading!

-Ashley <3

Pinspiration Monday: 31 Super Easy and Billiant DIY Ideas!

Hi friends!  Today’s Pinspiration Monday comes from one website, BuzzFeed. I saw a pin on Pinterest showing DIY framed chalboards, clicked on the link, and found an awesome collection of 31 easy DIY ideas!

Here’s the DIY chalkboard:

diy chalkboard frames

All you do is find some cheap, pretty frames.  Paint the frames, then paint the glass with chalkboard paint! I’ve been wanting something like this for my kitchen, so now I need to get to the thrift shop and find a pretty frame!

necklace holder

This necklace holder made out of pretty knobs and an old piece of wood is really cute as well.  This is a great idea for displaying your most worn necklaces in a pretty and functional way.

workout shirt

And finally, my last favourite from the list is this DIY workout tank top made from a simple t-shirt.  Be sure to visit the full blog page here to see the rest!  They’re all so simple but brilliant!  When I find the time to do that chalkboard frame, I might make a tutorial video out of it, so stay tuned!

Till next time, keep creating!

-Ashley <3