Make This: Decorative Copper Leafed Plants

Copper leaf plants
Photos: Marlene Sauer

“I have too many plants…” — said no one ever. 

Except, perhaps, people who can't keep plants alive.

Good news for all you plant-murderers: faux plants can often look as gorgeous as the real thing. Especially if you glam them up with my all-time favorite crafting material, copper leaf.

Today I'm going to show you how to make copper leaf plants so that you can bring some unique and botanical beauty to your summer decorating. Continue Reading

Easy DIY Terrazzo Succulent Planter For Mom

Easy DIY Terrazzo Succulent Planter For Mom
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which means that it’s time to start thinking about a thoughtful gift for mom. So today we’re sharing a fun DIY succulent planter using that terrazzo pattern that is oh-so-popular lately. Keep reading to check out the full tutorial!   

 

Easy DIY Terrazzo Succulent Planter For Mom
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Materials

Easy DIY Terrazzo Succulent Planter For Mom
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Step

Begin by preheating the oven to the temperature indicated on your clay packaging. Continue Reading

How to Make Fabulous Floral Arrangements with Grocery Store Bouquets

Having fresh flowers on my dining room table makes my whole day better, but I can’t always afford to have an amazing arrangement from my local florist. Instead, I’ve found ways to make standard grocery store bouquets look like unique floral arrangements made just for me! If you enjoy playing with flowers (who doesn’t?!) then you’ll love this simple way to make fabulous floral arrangements with the bouquets you find in your local grocery stores. 

 Depending on the store, you may see that some locations with larger floral departments carry bouquets of all one type of flower as well as the usual variety bouquets that most stores carry. Continue Reading

15 Sophisticated Halloween DIY Ideas For Your Home

15 Sophisticated Halloween DIY Ideas For Your Home
Photo: Honestly Yum

Halloween can get cheesy fast. Just look around your local craft stores, and you'll see ghosts and goblins and witches galore. But there are ways to decorate your home for the holiday in a more sophisticated way… and we set out to find 15 of the very best. Click through to check them out.   

 

15 Sophisticated Halloween DIY Ideas For Your Home
Photo: Let's Mingle

1. This candelabra is one part spooky, one part beautiful… find out how to make it out of pipes here. Continue Reading

Make These! La Croix Can Succulent Planters

La Croix Planter DIY | Succulents + Sparkling Water = AWESOME

There are two things that I'm currently obsessing over: plants and sparkling water. My love of greenery has been ramping up since the springtime, but my La Croix crush is still pretty fresh. I don't know how it happened – I've never cared for carbonated, unsweetened beverages before this, but I'm literally poppin' a can of La Croix every day now. To combine these two trends, I present to you the La Croix planter project. If you have five minutes to spare, this is the craft for you!        Continue Reading

DIY “Balloon-Dipped” Pantone Vases

DIY "Balloon-Dipped" Pantone Vases
[Photo: Faith Towers Provencher]

For those of you who love color as much as I do, then you probably love PANTONE too. (If you’re not sure what it is, here ya go). And in my opinion, those swatches really lend themselves to fun DIY projects. So today I’m sharing a quick and easy tutorial for “balloon-dipped” PANTONE vases. Read on to check ’em out.   

 

DIY "Balloon-Dipped" Pantone Vases
[Photo: Faith Towers Provencher]

The resulting vases are completely adorable – and totally simple to make. Continue Reading

Elegant DIY Wood and Glass Trough Vase

Elegant DIY Glass Trough Vase
Photo: Faith Towers

As a borderline obsessive flower lover, I’m always on the hunt for new vases and centerpiece ideas. So when I ran across a beautiful rectangular glass container on Amazon, I knew I had to have it (and make something out of it, of course). Click through to check out the resulting trough-style vase that I came up with.   

 

Elegant DIY Glass Trough Vase
Photo: Faith Towers

It has space for four stems, and all four draw from the trough of water below. Continue Reading

IKEA Hack: Clever Hanging Planter Basket Set

IKEA Hack: Clever Hanging Planter Basket Set
Photo: Faith Towers

I’m a plant lover through and through. Plants add visual interest to a space, and they clean the air too. So when I saw the Fryken baskets at IKEA, I knew I had to turn them into a hanging planter set. Not only does it look cool, but it also keeps the plants away from the curious nose of my mischievous dog. So read on find out how you can make your own hanging planter basket set.    Continue Reading

Simple Spring Decor: DIY Pastel Gold Splatted Bud Vases

DIY Pastel Gold Leaf Bud Vases

Spring is in the air! To me, spring is always, first and foremost, about color. It’s also my favorite time of year to keep flowers in the house, but this can be a very expensive habit. Instead, I’ve committed to getting my flower fix by picking one or two flowers from my daily walks to display in small bud vases. To honor each bloom, I wanted to whip some special bud vases to give them just-the-right place to live. Continue Reading

Charming Paper Flowers for Your Spring Mantel Decor

Curbly Original: Charming Paper Flower Easter Mantel

Photo: Faith Towers

Now that springtime has officially arrived, that means that those of us who celebrate Easter are probably starting to think about decorating our homes for the holiday. My mantel has been empty since I removed my winter décor, so it was begging for some festive embellishments. So I whipped up a few paper flowers to add some beautiful pastels to the room. Click through to find out how to make your own paper flower Easter mantel.    Continue Reading