DIY: One-Step Woodsy Planter

Jade Plant in DIY Planter

Jade Plant in DIY Planter

Now this is one easy DIY. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. But I think it would look cute if you had a couple lined up. Maybe as a dinner table display. Could also be a candle holder. I’ll let you decide.

Materials

  1. Empty, washed Tuna can (or similar sized can)
  2. Wooden clothes pins (you can use plastic, I like the woodsy look though) – Dollarama, $2 for a pack of 60
  3. Optional: soil and plant, or candle
  4. Optional: Acrylic paint if you wish to paint the pins

Directions

  1. Clip pins around tuna can. plant your plant OR insert candle
  2. Optional: paint your clothes pins

So capital-E Easy. I almost need a “very easy” category for this one.

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DIY: His and Her Mugs

Need a personalized wedding gift?

His and Her Mugs

Meet the cutest DIY wedding gift – His and Her Mugs!

You can either write their names, like I did above, or just “His” and “Hers”

Materials

  1. Plain mugs, I bought mine from Benix & Co. on sale, but you can always count on Dollarama!
  2. Porcelain Pen – I bought mine, in black, for $5 at DeSerres
  3. Optional: Stencils, found at Michaels and DeSerres

Instructions 

  1. Plan plan plan what you want to write, and where you want it to show up!
  2. Once you have finished your mugs, place them on a cookie sheet, pop them in the oven, and turn the heat to 350F. Make sure you put the glasses in the oven while its heating up, not once it reaches 350F, or the mugs will crack.
  3. Leave the mugs in the oven for 30 minutes (starting the timer when you put the glasses in, not when the oven reaches 350F)
  4. Turn the oven off and leave the oven door open after 30 minutes. Let cool.

Mugs can be handwashed or put in the dishwasher 🙂

Cafe au lait anyone?

DIY: Rosebuds

You might have noticed on top of my purple pineapple – otherwise known as my DIY: Ombre Vase – the little rosebuds.

This DIY was actually really difficult tedious. I did it with my BFF and we were both ready to call it quits.

I took my inspiration from The Idea Room, and as you can see, mine looks nothing like hers! A girl can only dream.

Materials

  1. Tissue paper streamers – I bought mine at dollarama, but they only had ugly colours remaining in the regular sized streamers, so I bought pretty pink colours in small sized streamers. I think this was my downfall. So definitely buy regular sized streamers (regular sized in width – about 2-3 inches).
  2. Glue gun and glue sticks
  3. Styrofoam ball to glue your rosebuds on

Directions

  1. Cut your streamers into 24 inch strips. You can crumple the paper if you want the paper to be softer (optional)
  2. Take one end and begin rolling the strip between your fingers
  3. Every 3-4 inches, twist the paper 180 degrees. Keep rollin’
  4. Now roll, twist, roll twist, etc etc etc etc
  5. Glue your roses onto your styrofoam ball

So, did you get beautiful roses like The Idea Room? Or not-quite bloomed rose buds like me?