February 11, 2015

I Spy Five Things to DIY

Morning, ladies. Today's a Pinterest DIY day in pinkland. I love adding lil crafts to my DIY board [follow me *here*] and quite often they are a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit out of my comfort zone. But, I've also found some really quick and easy DIYs that I know I can do if I take [aka make] the time.

[One] Is this not the cutest wrapping paper? Le Husband and I don't do V-Day gifts, but I'm totally doing this the next time I buy him something. So simple and so cute.
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[Two] We buy a lot of produce and I feel so bad when I use tons of plastic bags. We try to recycle them, but quite often they get thrown away. These look super easy and are earth friendly, too. Plus, I'm always looking to clean out my tshirts.
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[Three] I love wine. Which means I have lots of wine corks hanging out in my apartment [wine-o alert]. This might be the most difficult craft for me to attempt, but I think it would be well worth the effort. I constantly sign letters and cards with 'XOXO' and this could become my lil signature. Has anyone tried cork carving before?
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[Four] Back in the day [elementary school], my mom had us cross-stitch ornaments for our teachers every Christmas. We also dabbled a bit in small embroidery but that fell by the wayside with high school and college. Recently I've felt a pull to pick up a small hobby and I thought 'why not cross stich'? Pinterest has some fun patterns to choose from and I'm excited to find a small project to keep my hands busy.
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[Five] This might be more of a repurpose than a DIY, but how beautiful do those flowers look in that perfume bottle? I'm near the end of a few of my perfumes and could totally see repurposing them with real or fake floors. Wouldn't something like this look lovely in a guest bedroom/bathroom? I might make one for my vanity, which of course I'll share.
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Fingers crossed I get up off my tush and have some 'Saw it, Pinned it, Did it' posts in the future. I think if I can hunker down and get at least one of them done this month. Yes, that's my goal. Hold me accountable ladies.

What are some DIY pins you're looking at conquering?

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28 comments:

Jen said...

That wrapping paper is super cute and really creative. I love it.

BLovedBoston said...

I love the stamp on the end of the cork - so different!! That last pin with the flowers - gorgeous!! Happy Wednesday! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Claire | Fashion + Feathers said...

Love love loving the wine corks. Surely an X and an O wouldn't be too hard to DIY, would they? And the flowers in the perfume bottle? That's genius. That may just inspire my next perfume purchase - because doesn't everyone select theirs based on if they can put flowers in it later?

Elle Sees said...

swooning over that lat one!! LOVE it.

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I love the cork idea, how fun! Who knew there were so many things you could do with a cork? And Ive been wanting to repurpose a pretty perfume bottle as a vase for forever! So cute!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Jess said...

Those are all super cute. I love the heart wrapping paper. I wouldn't have the patience for that one though. :)

Illegally Blonde said...

the perfume bottles are super cute.

Julia said...

Ooo love the flowers in the perfume bottle, so pretty! And love that wrapping paper!

Courtney B said...

Love the DIY wrapping for gifts! I noticed that a lot of people did that for Christmas gifts as well, so cute!
Beautiful way to reuse an empty perfume bottle!!

Christina Sotherden said...

love love love the wine cork idea!! tons of wine corks laying around over here too.

Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls said...

Such fun ideas! Those flowers look amazing in that perfume bottle! How cute are those wine cork stamps. Thank you for sharing. Winks and Eyerolls

Mree said...

The wrapping paper is so cute. love the flowers in the perfume bottle. I so need to do that.

JumpingJE said...

Saw, pinned, did is an impossible concept for me. I've made a few things like bracelets and cap toed spray painted shoes - but the novelty wears off quickly when they aren't pinterest perfect!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

I have been LOVING DIY lately...I've been making more and more. I love the flowers with the perfume bottle!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

These are all so cool!! Love the flowers, t-shirt bag and of course the wine cork xo!

Meg Taylor said...

I've never thought to repurpose perfume bottles before - what a fantastic idea!! Also, that heart wrapping paper is fantastic!

Rebecca Jo said...

WOW> I LOVE the t shirt idea!!!!

Kristen said...

the flowers in the perfume bottle are so pretty! we buy a lot of produce as well, and we always reuse plastic bags (its easy when you have cats, lol) because i always forget the reusable tote bags. i have never done cork carving (looks hard!) but we have a 'W' in our kitchen that holds all the corks lol

Laura said...

How great is that wrapping paper idea! And probably really easy. Love it.

I've attempted a few cross stitches, but never really completed one. That one is adorable.

Emily said...

Love the perfume bottle idea! I should really start saving the plastic bags for the veggies since we buy a ton every week!!

Kathy@RealTalk said...

i have these 2 tins from David's tea that I'm keeping because i know i can DIY something from them.....just not sure what!

and i'm going to be doing my own canvas photos...i saw a blogger do them and it's so easy!

Leanne Blackmon said...

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Leanne,
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Nadine Lynn said...

That heart wrapping paper is too darn cute! I love it!!!

Kay R. said...

The wrapping paper is beautiful! I love it. And how cute are those flowers :)

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

I love the wrapping paper idea!

Carly Blogs Here said...

That wrapping paper is so cute! And I love those flowers in the perfume bottles- what a good idea.

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

The wrapping paper and the Wine corks are TO DIE FOR! Hope you get to make them :)

Janna Renee said...

These are some great ideas! I would have never thought to repurpose the perfume!