Category: Crafts

DIYDIY: Everyday Sparkle

Check out these fun ways to add sparkle to your everyday accessories and enjoy some one-of-a-kind shine:

Sparkle

- The Wanna Be Heartin’ Something Ring started out as a beautiful basic, but we pumped it up a notch with red glitter for a look as classic as Dorothy’s infamous ruby slippers.

- White and teal glitter gives the Trip to Tri-Land Earrings an eye-catching new look that’s inspired by another LuLu*s favorite: the Can You Zig It? Teal Chevron Print Dress.

- A little glitter can make an inexpensive pair of heels turn into a posh one-of-a-kind pair! From date night, to girls’ night out, the My Delicious Date Black Patent Pumps are sure to be a sparkly hit with some glitter added to the heel.

Helpful Hint: The trick when using glitter is to make sure you find the right adhesive. Your local craft store will have a lot of options to choose from, so check the label (or ask a friendly sales associate!) and you will have no problem finding the right glue option for your DIY project.

Good luck!

DIYDIY: Glitter Wine Glasses

DIYPut some more sparkle in your life with these pretty DIY glitter wine glasses!

What You Need: Wine Glasses, Glitter, Mod Podge, Brush, and a Piece of Paper (to catch the extra glitter).

1) Coat the handle of the glass in glue (we used Mod Podge).

2) While being careful to stay over the paper, sprinkle glitter onto the glass. Don’t be shy with the glitter! You can use the paper to dump the extra back into your glitter container.

3) Let the glass dry and repeat steps 1 and 2 until you reach your desired level of sparkle.

4) Put at least two layers of Mod Podge on top of the last layer of glitter so that the glitter won’t come off in your hand.

Helpful Tip: These glasses are hand wash only so make sure they don’t end up in the dishwasher!

Gather the gals, and start sipping in style!

DIYDIY: Decorated Candle Holders

These DIY candle holders are so cute, you won’t believe how easy they are to make! Simply cut or punch out tissue paper in the shape of your choice and use Mod Podge to glue it to the glass!DIY

Tips:

- Get creative with this one! Try different sizes/shapes of glass and challenge yourself to cut out fun and unique patterns of tissue paper.

- Some of the lighter shades of tissue paper may need an extra layer or two for the color to really pop.

- Put Mod Podge over the blank areas of glass as well for a slightly foggy appearance that will soften the candlelight.

GeneralInterior Design How-to: 7 Fun Wall Decor Ideas


 
I recently moved and realized how hard it was to fill up the blank wall space in my apartment. After reading multiple magazines for sources of inspiration and careful creativity, I finally found some awesome ways to spruce up my home. You will absolutely love these creative ways to liven up your walls, and they will be sure to keep you busy!
 
1. Full on Art Walls
 
 
 

 
Looking at walls full of different pictures in various frames reminds me of being in an antique shop, and I absolutely love the vintage feel it gives any room. Grab all sorts of different frames varying in color, shape, and size and frame anything from photos, newspaper clippings, art, or fashion magazine pages. This brings a sort of liveliness to a room that just can’t be beat. 
 
2. Actual Book Shelves
 
 
 
I absolutely love the concept of these bookshelves. Just get a shelf hook and place your favorite books on them. These are so cute and extremely simple to execute!
 
3. Arranging Photos in Specific Ways
 
 
Anyone can just hang up pictures in a straight line on a wall. But to me, that can get very boring and calls for a makeover. I love the concept of arranging photos on the wall in anyway you wish. One of my best friends just did this in the shape of a peace sign, and it was amazing!
 
4. Painting the Walls
 

 
If you are a good painter, then feel free to do something a little more complex than the picture that is shown above. However, painting is a skill I lack, so I prefer easy things that are hard to mess up. If you are still weary of painting on your walls, try wall decals. They vary from text to pictures but are extremely easy to use and look just like you painted them on!
 
5. Buttoning the Walls 
 

 
I did this in my grandma’s craft room upon her request. I simply hot-glued vintage buttons on the wall, and it turned out great! It can be time-consuming, and make sure you have a level and a ruler if you want to keep the buttons in an even line!
 
6. Empty Frames on the Walls
 

 
Something I love to collect are vintage picture frames. I realized that I had so many lying around without pictures in them and something needed to be done. Some picture frames are so ornate that they speak for themselves. I love the idea of just putting these up without anything in them because it allows the viewer to fill in the blanks and imagine something themselves. Try painting the frames to match an accent color or use the same color as your wall to just add some texture!
 
7. Plates on the Walls
 

 
As an avid thrifter, I love to collect vintage plates. If you go to Michaels, you can get wire plate hangers that clip on to the plate and allow you to rest it on a hook. I love this interior design idea because it is definitely a conversation starter and adds so much color to a room without painting the walls. 
 
Now start decorating!
 
(photos courtesy of pinterest and weheartit)

ArtGranny Goes Guerrilla: Yarn Bombing Rages On

 
Remember how badass your grandma always looked, sitting there in her rocker, knitting afghans? Yeah, me neither. Which is why yarn bombing (guerrilla crochet, knit graffiti, yarnstorming, or any combo of the former…) is so freakin’ awesome. Sorry Nana.
 

 
The mother of the yarn bombing movement, Magda Sayeg, ambushed ninety-nine(!) trees with some shock and awe here in Texas (above), the birthplace of warm and cozy graffiti.
 
 
This world-brightening practice has gone global, and it manifests itself in a variety of styles, from subtle pops of color against the drab landscapes of the world…
 
 
…to full-fledged assaults on cars, buses, phone booths, you name it!
 
 
Who knew knitting could be so awesome??? I also LOVE what Juliana Santacruz Herrera has done on the streets of Paris, with her own special, super creative take on knit graffiti, below.
 

Called projet nid de poule, or Pothole Project, Santacruz Herrera takes unsightly cracks and potholes in the pavement and transforms them into beautiful works of art that are sure to put a smile on even the crustiest old curmudgeon’s face.

So rage on, knitters! I salute you!