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Antique Chalky Finish Mason Jars | Jaderbomb
I was so excited about this project - I love the chalk paint look and I love mason jars, so perfect match! But before I share DIYs I always like to look in to the cost of the materials involved. I don’t see the point in DIYins something if it’s going to cost you much, much more than buying it already made. Hoo boy, chalk paint is expensive! I was shocked. But I still love the look so I did some research on chalk paint recipes, and found this great piece by Salvaged Inspirations. Now I’m going to purchase myself some calcium carbonate and make up my own chalk paint to make some of these pretty jars (and I have a couple of chairs I’m thinking of painting too!). These jars are not only pretty, but think of all the uses you can use them for - not just decoration on their own, but perfect for holding a posy of flowers, giving as gifts or storing your pens and pencils in!

Antique Chalky Finish Mason Jars | Jaderbomb

I was so excited about this project - I love the chalk paint look and I love mason jars, so perfect match! But before I share DIYs I always like to look in to the cost of the materials involved. I don’t see the point in DIYins something if it’s going to cost you much, much more than buying it already made. Hoo boy, chalk paint is expensive! I was shocked. But I still love the look so I did some research on chalk paint recipes, and found this great piece by Salvaged Inspirations. Now I’m going to purchase myself some calcium carbonate and make up my own chalk paint to make some of these pretty jars (and I have a couple of chairs I’m thinking of painting too!). These jars are not only pretty, but think of all the uses you can use them for - not just decoration on their own, but perfect for holding a posy of flowers, giving as gifts or storing your pens and pencils in!

Washi Tape Wallpaper | Brit + Co
Back in the day, the only way you could decorate the walls of your rented space was with blu tac and posters. If you were lucky, your landlord might let you put a couple of hooks in the walls for framed prints. These days, there are so many options to decorate your space with temporarily that the possibilities are endless! 3M removable hooks, vinyl wall stickers, removable wall paper and yes - washi tape! With a bit of creativity you can create amazing patterns on your walls that you can pull down when you’re bored (or moving) and try again. Click through for Brit + Co’s DiY and get inspired!

Washi Tape Wallpaper | Brit + Co

Back in the day, the only way you could decorate the walls of your rented space was with blu tac and posters. If you were lucky, your landlord might let you put a couple of hooks in the walls for framed prints. These days, there are so many options to decorate your space with temporarily that the possibilities are endless! 3M removable hooks, vinyl wall stickers, removable wall paper and yes - washi tape! With a bit of creativity you can create amazing patterns on your walls that you can pull down when you’re bored (or moving) and try again. Click through for Brit + Co’s DiY and get inspired!

Road Trip Map Chalk Board | Cheryl Style
Though I was/am born and bred in SA, Australia, I have traveled more in the US of A than Australia! The only time I’ve been to Sydney or Melbourne is to visit their airports. But in America… I’ve lived in upstate New York, and just outside of Philadelphia. I’ve been to Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC,..and a few more I can’t remember right now! As soon as I saw this map i knew I would make it straight away - what a gorgeous way to remember all those places you’ve been! Of course, if you haven’t been to America, you can always draw a map of your country (or even the world if you’re a well heeled traveller!) Cheryl has some alternative banners too. Go download yours and get to tracking your travels!

Road Trip Map Chalk Board | Cheryl Style

Though I was/am born and bred in SA, Australia, I have traveled more in the US of A than Australia! The only time I’ve been to Sydney or Melbourne is to visit their airports. But in America… I’ve lived in upstate New York, and just outside of Philadelphia. I’ve been to Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC,..and a few more I can’t remember right now! As soon as I saw this map i knew I would make it straight away - what a gorgeous way to remember all those places you’ve been! Of course, if you haven’t been to America, you can always draw a map of your country (or even the world if you’re a well heeled traveller!) Cheryl has some alternative banners too. Go download yours and get to tracking your travels!

Beaded Tassel Necklace | Make Scout
I know it’s only July but I’m already thinking about Christmas presents! I’m keen to DIY more gifts this year - last year fell in a big heap - and this beaded necklace would be absolutely perfect for my sister. She saw some very similar ones at some markets that were around $80, but I think i could make her about six for that much (though I might have to keep one for myself)

Beaded Tassel Necklace | Make Scout

I know it’s only July but I’m already thinking about Christmas presents! I’m keen to DIY more gifts this year - last year fell in a big heap - and this beaded necklace would be absolutely perfect for my sister. She saw some very similar ones at some markets that were around $80, but I think i could make her about six for that much (though I might have to keep one for myself)

Summer Sandals 2 Ways

If your favourite sandals are looking a little worse for wear, then get out your craft box and get to decorating! These two options are high impact but easy to create. My So Called Crafty Life uses fabric flowers and Live It Love It Make It made some bright neon tassels. Click on the links below for more info!

Left: Floral Sandals | My So Called Crafty Life

Right: Neon Tassel Sandals | Live It, Love It, Make It

Scented Soy Candles | Paper N Stitch
I’ve posted soy candle DIYs before but they are so fun and easy to do that I like sharing them again! Soy wax is lovely for candles because they don’t give off that horrible black smoke you get with the cheap candles. You can get soy wax, candle wicks and fragrance oil from most craft stores or of course you can get them from eBay, amazon or etsy. I love making my candles in vintage tea cups but you can make yours in any heat-safe container that has a wide rim.

Scented Soy Candles | Paper N Stitch

I’ve posted soy candle DIYs before but they are so fun and easy to do that I like sharing them again! Soy wax is lovely for candles because they don’t give off that horrible black smoke you get with the cheap candles. You can get soy wax, candle wicks and fragrance oil from most craft stores or of course you can get them from eBay, amazon or etsy. I love making my candles in vintage tea cups but you can make yours in any heat-safe container that has a wide rim.

Natural Rosemary & Mint Shampoo | Soap Deli News
If you have scalp problems then you will know all too well the pain that comes with using commercial shampoos. That’s because most commercial shampoos contain additives like sulfates (the stuff that gives shampoo it’s lather, but can worsen skin irritations and strip hair). I have psoriasis and can’t use ‘traditional’ shampoos anymore - my head goes nuts! I have been buying sulfate-free shampoo, but making my own is something I’d love to do. Plus rosemary has been shown to be effective to preventing hair loss and mint is good for dandruff, and relieving scalp irritations. So this is basically sore head heaven! Just remember if you make this, that it won’t lather and get frothy like normal shampoo because it doesn’t have the sulfates, so don’t worry that you’ve messed up!

Natural Rosemary & Mint Shampoo | Soap Deli News

If you have scalp problems then you will know all too well the pain that comes with using commercial shampoos. That’s because most commercial shampoos contain additives like sulfates (the stuff that gives shampoo it’s lather, but can worsen skin irritations and strip hair). I have psoriasis and can’t use ‘traditional’ shampoos anymore - my head goes nuts! I have been buying sulfate-free shampoo, but making my own is something I’d love to do. Plus rosemary has been shown to be effective to preventing hair loss and mint is good for dandruff, and relieving scalp irritations. So this is basically sore head heaven! Just remember if you make this, that it won’t lather and get frothy like normal shampoo because it doesn’t have the sulfates, so don’t worry that you’ve messed up!

Exclusive Ana White Projects | Ryobi
Ana White is my DIY hero! She designs and builds the most amazing projects and shares them for all on the internet (for free) - and wrote an awesome book too! She’s now designed some exclusive projects for Ryobi (you just have to sign up) and I’m all over this gorgeous modern bookshelf. There’s also a fantastic outdoor couch and pergola I would be keen to have in my house… time to buy some lumber!

Exclusive Ana White Projects | Ryobi

Ana White is my DIY hero! She designs and builds the most amazing projects and shares them for all on the internet (for free) - and wrote an awesome book too! She’s now designed some exclusive projects for Ryobi (you just have to sign up) and I’m all over this gorgeous modern bookshelf. There’s also a fantastic outdoor couch and pergola I would be keen to have in my house… time to buy some lumber!

Dice Drinking Game | Cheryl Style
Ok, first up: drink responsibly! There’s no point having an awesome night if you can’t remember it right?! OK, PSA over. Now, even if you don’t drink alcohol (me!) you can still have lots of fun with drinking games! The cubes are so easy to whip up (make sure to download the free printables!), and the game is simple to play - you roll the dice, then the if you get say ‘Band Names’, you have to say one starting with A, the next person one starting with B, etc. If someone can’t think of one in 30 seconds, they have to roll the other dice - and accept the consequences! As I said, you don’t have to play this with alcohol. You could make people do physical challenges or eat marshmallows instead (though that could be even messier than alcohol…)

Dice Drinking Game | Cheryl Style

Ok, first up: drink responsibly! There’s no point having an awesome night if you can’t remember it right?! OK, PSA over. Now, even if you don’t drink alcohol (me!) you can still have lots of fun with drinking games! The cubes are so easy to whip up (make sure to download the free printables!), and the game is simple to play - you roll the dice, then the if you get say ‘Band Names’, you have to say one starting with A, the next person one starting with B, etc. If someone can’t think of one in 30 seconds, they have to roll the other dice - and accept the consequences! As I said, you don’t have to play this with alcohol. You could make people do physical challenges or eat marshmallows instead (though that could be even messier than alcohol…)

Modern Hexagon Art | Nalle’s House
Before I found etsy, and before the internet, I had to make do with pictures torn from magazines as art on my walls. So sad. These days, there are so many amazing (free!) pieces available online that you can print off at the click of a button - how lucky are we?! This modern hexagon piece has gorgeous colours and will work with so many different interiors. Print it off and frame it, and be thankful for beautiful art and the internet.

Modern Hexagon Art | Nalle’s House

Before I found etsy, and before the internet, I had to make do with pictures torn from magazines as art on my walls. So sad. These days, there are so many amazing (free!) pieces available online that you can print off at the click of a button - how lucky are we?! This modern hexagon piece has gorgeous colours and will work with so many different interiors. Print it off and frame it, and be thankful for beautiful art and the internet.

No Weave Wall Hanging | The Kipi Blog
A lot of 80’s style crafts are making a comeback right now - including woven wall hangings - but in updated styles. But if you’re craft-challenged or just don’t have the time to macrame, this gorgeous piece is the perfect answer! Instead of knotting, this piece knots the yarn with thread and then ties the bunches onto a plastic canvas. You should be able to knock this out in an afternoon and enjoy your new retro, hand made and entirely one-of-a-kind piece of art!

No Weave Wall Hanging | The Kipi Blog

A lot of 80’s style crafts are making a comeback right now - including woven wall hangings - but in updated styles. But if you’re craft-challenged or just don’t have the time to macrame, this gorgeous piece is the perfect answer! Instead of knotting, this piece knots the yarn with thread and then ties the bunches onto a plastic canvas. You should be able to knock this out in an afternoon and enjoy your new retro, hand made and entirely one-of-a-kind piece of art!