Sunday, June 17, 2012
|2 Friends & 2 Cities|
Father's Day is only a few short days away and I'm on the hunt for a hammock to give to my husband. We have the perfect spot to hang one, between two large fir trees in our backyard, and I know he'd love to have his own space to stretch out and unwind once the summer sunshine finally arrives. It should be nice and peaceful too, only a few feet away from our trampoline, ha ha!
|Serena & Lily|
|Hans Blomquist for H&M Home|
|Elle Decor. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna.|
|Tropicalia Hanging Nest via Apartment Therapy. Designed by Patricia Urquiola|
- There's something so peaceful about hanging hammocks and chairs, don't you think? Shady afternoons spent swaying in the wind with a good book seems like the ultimate in relaxation...unless you suffer from motion sickness, of course! I have a feeling there may be some serious competition for the "money" spot once our new hammock is strung up! Which style would you choose? My budget is small so odds are pretty good I won't go for the $8500 hanging nest by Patricia Urquiola in the second to last picture! I'm leaning towards something very similar to the one in the second image but preferably with a canvas body....and hopefully some stripes. Wish me luck!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The ball actually took Ben 15 minutes to unravel and he was tired by the end of it, but loving it all. I like making surprises for him! He's one of a kind!!! The video condensed that time into a minute and a half. I had seen these surprise balls circulate the blogosphere a few years ago and was always waiting for the perfect opportunity to make one for Ben. I was loving making that ball so much, I am kind of in need to make another. I hope I have to make another present for someone soon!
We're loving bright pops of color this season! In this next D.I.Y. project you'll learn to make a trendy bauble necklace in any colors you choose! These necklaces are easy to wear with casual and dressy outfits. Enjoy...
Supplies Needed: Craft Paint (choose any colors you fancy! We went with mint, grey, pumpkin and neon pink), Gloss We used DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze as our top coat (this glaze is our secret weapon for giving these beads a polished look!), raw wood beads, leather cord or chain (long enough to slip over your head) and scissors. 1. Paint your beads with two coats of paint. Allow beads to dry between each coat. 2. After the paint has dried, Use the gloss to add an extra coat of shine to your beads. 3. String the beads. We had a difficult time threading the leather cord through the beads, so we added a little tape to the end of the cord to make it more sturdy for treading. Super simple, no? Best part is, you can make necklaces for you and your friends in an afternoon!
1. Supplies: scissors, etching cream (we used Armour Etch ), mason jars, contact paper, sponge brush, gloves for protection. 2. First, cut out large circles in the contact paper. 3. Then, apply them all over the mason jars. 4. Next, following the detailed instructions of the etching cream when applying it to the mason jars. You want to pay close attention to the instructions on the cream since it can be extremely dangerous if it comes in contact with you skin. Follow all safety guidelines. Here's a link to the instructions we used to learn. We leave our cream on for about three minutes. 5. Next, remove the contact paper and wash cream off in running water. Use a sponge and don't be afraid to really scrub it until the cream is completely gone. 6. All finished! Enjoy your new glasses. Your new glasses are dishwasher safe.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Today I'm here to share a cute polka dot journal cover that you can make with your own photos. Like our Instagram Journal, this project is easy to customize with your own photos. It makes a great gift! Enjoy...
Supplies Needed: Journal (ours was provided by Miro), photos you don't mind cutting up (magazine pages work great too), scissors and glue. 1. Use a small bottle cap to trace circles on your photos and cut them out. 2. Use glue to adhere photos all over the front of your journal. Be sure to leave some circles hanging off the edges. Allow to dry completely and repeat this step on the back cover. 3. Trim circles along the edge of the cover. 4. Use washi tape (ours was provided by Freckled Fawn) to create a cute spine for your journal. Enjoy your new book!