Tuesday, May 10, 2016

How to Dye Seashells

Hw to Dye Seashells
I love collecting seashells whenever I walk down the beach. Usually I just clean them off and put them in a vase to display. This past Easter when I was dyeing eggs I caught a glimpse of my shells and though, "why not seashells?!' The texture and color seemed close enough to an egg so I figured the same food coloring used for Easter eggs would work on shells. I chose blues and greens to mimic the colors of the ocean. The dye gave them a really pretty wash of color and all the details on the shells became even more pronounced.
Supplies:
Seashells
Food coloring
Mod Podge
Plastic gloves
Paintbrush
How to Dye Seashells
Make sure your shells are clean and dry.
How to Dye Seashells
 Prepare your food coloring according to the directions on the package.
How to Dye Seashells
Submerge your shells. I left mine in the dye about 45 minutes.
How to Dye Seashells
 Remove the shells from the dye and place them on paper towels to dry.
How to Dye Seashells
 This next step is optional. I painted each shell with Mod Podge to seal them and give them a subtle shine.
How to Dye Seashells
How to Dye Seashells
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Friday, May 6, 2016

DIY Stone Arrow Earrings

DIY Stone Arrow Earrings
 As soon as I found these arrow beads I knew they would be perfect for earrings! They have a lovely iridescent finish which changes from purple to yellow or blue depending on the light. I though a simple dangle earring would showcase these stones nicely. These DIY earrings as so easy to make and they only take about 15 minutes!
Supplies:
Hematite stone arrow beads
Earring hooks
Bead stringing wire
Seed beads
DIY Stone Arrow Earrings
Cut a piece of bead stringing wire that measures 12 inches long. Thread it through the earring hook and pull through so the ends are even.
DIY Stone Arrow Earrings
String on the arrow beads through both of the ends of wire. 
DIY Stone Arrow Earrings
String on the rest of the beads (I used 22 on each earring)
DIY Stone Arrow Earrings
String a clear seed bead on to the end to prevent the beads from slipping off. Knot several times and cut the ends of the wire.
DIY Stone Arrow Earrings
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

DIY Painted Vase Filler Stones

DIY Painted Vase Filler Stones
I love using vase fillers to decorate. They're great in a candle dish or a flower pot saucer or even on their own in a pretty bowl. I wanted to add some color and dimension to these river rocks so I painted a metallic band around the center and did the ends in complimenting colors. This DIY is as easy as they come!
Supplies:
River Rocks

Painter's Tape
Gold metallic paint 
Paint brush
Assorted acrylic paint 
DIY Painted Vase Filler StonesCut stripes out of the tape and wrap them around the center on the stones.
DIY Painted Vase Filler Stones
Paint the center metallic gold. You'll need a few coats to get good coverage.
DIY Painted Vase Filler Stones Once the gold paint has dried, paint one side of the stone using the colored, acrylic paint. You'll need a few coats.
DIY Painted Vase Filler Stones
After the paint dries, remove the tape.
DIY Painted Vase Filler Stones
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

DIY Inspiration from Anthropologie

DIY Inspiration and ideas from Anthropologie
Left: Makeover a plain sweater by cutting up the back and sewing on bows. Great combination of sweet & sexy! Right: Using yarn and a yarn needle weave strands through a sweater.
DIY Inspiration and ideas from Anthropologie
Left: Add rows of colorful pom poms to a straw bag. Right: Use heavy leather to suspend wood shelves. Perfect way to add a rustic/minimalist vibe to any room! 
DIY Inspiration and ideas from Anthropologie
Left: Paint abstract circles on a plain doormat to mimic tree rings. Right: Adorn a pain straw hat with double pom poms.



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