Monday, January 20, 2014

Dressed Up Recycled Glasses: A Little Glitter Goes a Long Way!

Hi again! I'm excited to share what turned out to be one of my favorite DIY projects so far! 
Dress up any glass bottle, jar, etc. with a touch of glitter.
Photo Credit: David Caicedo

For this project I used several San Pellegrino glass bottles that I saved.
glass bottle, or jar
masking tape
paint brush
Mod Podge
plastic bag/plastic wrap
spray sealant
1.  Soak your glass bottles in warm water until the labels are easy to remove.  Scrub bottle with the coarse part of a sponge to remove any left over adhesive.
2. Using masking tape, mark off where you want the glitter on the bottle.
3. Use a paint brush to apply the Mod Podge to the marked off area.
4. Sprinkle the glitter onto the Mod Podge. You will want to do this over cardboard or a paper bag to catch the excess glitter.
5.  Allow the bottle to dry.  Then, spray sealant onto the glittery parts.  To avoid getting sealant on the other parts of the glass, tape on a plastic bag or plastic wrap.
And there you have it!

Photo Credit: David Caicedo

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bringing Nature Indoors II

I like the rustic look that nature brings to decorating.  Here are a few ways that I used nature to decorate this winter season.
(This tag is a Recycled Gift Tag)

Materials: Short pine branches, pine cone, bracelet, vase  
Materials: small jar, Epson salt, ribbon, candle, short pine branch
 Pine Cone Garland
Materials: Pine cones, string
I hope you're keeping warm! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Festive Wine Glasses

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you enjoyed your NYE celebrations.  I hosted a small last minute gathering at my place.  I'm going to share an easy and inexpensive party decor tip that will add extra festiveness to any occasion! In just two steps you can add a special touch to your drink ware. 

I took advantage of the post Christmas sales and bought these pompom bows at Target. (2 for $0.30!)

First: Punch a hole through the paper on the back, near the corner, and thread ribbon through it.

Lastly tie the ribbon around the wine glass stem and trim the excess.  

And there you have it! Fun, festive wine glasses that can work for any occasion. 


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Mason Drink Jar Tutorial

Together David and I made holiday mason jars for our Holiday Party last weekend.  They gave the party an extra festive touch! 
We gathered our saved mason jars from tomato sauces, and soaked them in hot water to remove the labels.
These tags are for guests to mark their jars with their names.
Cut strands of ribbon to wrap around the jar, and string the tags through the ribbon.
Hot glue the ribbon to secure it on the jar.
Finish it off with a striped straw and voila!
We served mango mojitos in our jars.
I recommend using plastic straw as these paper ones got too soft.
I hope you're enjoying you holiday festivities!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Decor Find! (Rocks&Mountains)

How is your holiday shopping going?  I'm just about done with mine.  I have some fun DIY projects that I will share soon too.  In the meantime...I want to share some beautiful décor that Rocks & Mountains is selling on Amazon. 
Rocks & Mountains specializes in white bone china. (I wish I had a bigger apartment so that I could to get more of their décor!) 

Here are some of my favorites. Check their website for more items.

Stay tuned for some simple holiday DIY projects!