183 posts tagged decoration
I don’t know why people love diamonds so much. I’m terrified of wearing them, all I can think of is ‘OH MY GOD, PLEASE DON’T LET ME LOSE THESE’. But a concrete diamond? Now that I feel more comfortable with! Firstly, I can’t lose it, secondly, it’s going to be much cheaper, and thirdly I think it looks awesome and I can think of so many uses. Not just a decoration for the inside, but great to use as a paper weight or even to add some glam to your garden! The raw piece is earthy and modern, but you could easily paint this too.
I just bought a book I’d been eyeing for a while on how to make paper flowers. Though I’m in love with all the different designs, it can be quite hard to follow some of the directions (and get some of the supplies!). Not so with Lia’s gorgeous paper flowers. Each flower has clear, step by step instructions, plus photos. And all her flowers come with free download patterns (some of them are also designed to be printed straight off with the pattern on there - bonus!). And there are lots of uses for something like this, including popping them on top of your Christmas gifts, or even attaching them to your Christmas tree - how pretty would that look!?
As y’all know, my tree is up and I’m full into the Christmas spirit. I was scouring Pintrest for ideas on how to decorate my mantle piece. This is perfect! Though these feathers were cut out using a Silhouette machine (I want one, Santa please pop one under my tree) I will cut mine out by hand. And even better, I can leave this up after Christmas is over!
Halloween crafts have already started pouring in, and I’m on the bandwagon! I love the simplicity of this pumpkin - the main decoration is the hat, which you should be able to pick up from your local craft store (or if you can’t find a paper mache one, you could just go with a dress up one). The lettering is hand painted on, though you could go with stick on letters. Click through for the whole tutorial!
I just finished reading the latest issue of Home Beautiful magazine which had a piece about decorating with vintage scientific items like microscopes and old posters of plants. This very sweet little vase would have fit right in with those pieces with the copper setting and test tubes. I love the simple arrangement on the left with the single rose and white flowers.
Milk cartons are so easy to re-use. There are a myriad of uses, especially for crafters. I love the idea of little plaster houses adorning my bookshelf to hold everything in place and for decoration, and the trusty old milk carton is the way to go! This would be a really fun project to do with kids too - get everyone to decorate their own house!
I remember a post from ages ago where they asked different bloggers to decorate packages in their own creative style and one person made pom poms just like these! Of course, you can use these for anything - a hair tie, a garland, curtain ties… I’m sure you can think of more!
I adore these giant peonies. Unlike the traditional paper pompoms, these ones take a little bit more time and effort to create but wouldn’t you agree they’re worth it?!
Something I love about the craft revolution (that’s right, revolution!) is that all the amazing items that I’ve previously only ever seen on etsy shops are now available at my local $2 store - like striped paper straws! I’ve heard they’re not the best for drinking with, but that doesn’t mean I can’t craft with them - like this awesome straw decoration. All you need is straws and hot glue and a blank space to hang it!
What are these mini mountains for? Well… nothing really. But maybe you’ve been looking at your mantel and thinking… that mantel piece really needs some mountains. Or maybe your bookshelf needs some mountains to wrangle all those tomes. I’m sure there’s something in your life that needs mini mountains, and maybe some mini houses too!
I love nesting dolls - you can get them in all different shapes, sizes and styles. My mum has a few sets and I used to play with them when I was younger. I love P&P’s design, especially the little pink and blue one. If you’re wanting to do your own design, Google away my dears!
I’ve always loved those Foo Dog statues that I see in all those magazines, but the real ones are so expensive. Unfortunately until I can afford to get the real thing, I’m going to have to make do with a faux version, and I love this one - especially the colour! Though I might have to go with a cat figure instead of a dog!
Whether you use them for a photo booth background, decoration for a party or even to dress up your walls, these paper fans are going to bring colour, fun and texture to anyplace you pop them!
I know a lot of y’all who read my blog are renting, at college or are still at home. Decorating can be a challenge because you can’t do anything permanent, but there’s only so many posters you can put up on your walls! If you’re wanting to do something fun and modern, these jewel shapes are kick ass. Using washi tape means that you can stick it up and it will come off clean.
The new ‘can you guess what this is made from’ this week is the above trophies. Not old trophies like I thought, They are…. old glasses and arms made out of air dry clay! Yep, there you go! I love these used as a planter with the succulent though they are a cute way to hold pencils and pens too!