DIY Wall Art Projects That You Can Make This Weekend (Even If You’re Not an Artist)

These art projects are super simple. With only a few items, you can customize your own wall art to anchor your space, even if you sucked at art class!

DIY Abstract Art (Tutorial Here)

This is perfect for the minimalist. Sleek and sophisticated, it looks a whole lot more expensive than it actually is to make!

Painted Boxes Lined With Pretty Paper

Display your lightweight keepsakes inside of and on top of these beautiful storage boxes. Trust me, people will ask where you bought these!

Optical Illusion Wall Art (Tutorial Here)

This really plays tricks on your eyes! It’s a great conversation starter for when you have guests over.

Melted Crayon Wall Art

This is one I’ve made in the past. It can get a bit messy and it certainly doesn’t have the best smell when you’re making it, but if you’re looking for an easy and colorful project, this one is the way to go. Just run those crayons right through a hot glue gun (one that you’re willing to part with), onto a canvas.

DIY Dragon Scales on Canvas

All you need to do for this one is cut out some circles from poster board, glue them to a canvas, and spray paint the whole thing! It can be a little time consuming for a larger piece like the one pictured above.

DIY String Art (Tutorial Here)

This one’s been floating around the internet for a while now, but it never gets old! It takes a little bit more planning out then some of the other projects here, but the finished product is hella cool.

DIY Herringbone Art

I just love how intricate this one looks! Plus you can go all Jackson-Pollock-crazy on the canvas before you get to the masking tape. After you throw some paint around on the canvas, use tape to make a herringbone pattern. Paint over the whole thing in white. Then remove the tape. Voila!

DIY Wallpaper Art

This is perfect for those of us who aren’t always ready to commit to wallpapering and entire wall. Display your quirky taste in wallpaper by gluing it to some plywood and hanging it!

This Couple Really Got the DIY Home Coffee Station Right—Fixer Upper Friday

All of us serious coffee drinkers have our own special coffee prep rituals. On auto pilot, we can crawl and grope our way to the kitchen and make our morning cup without even being truly awake. Recently, I’ve tried to streamline this process a little bit. I wanted all of my coffee paraphernalia in one place without clutter and without fuss. Most of all I wanted it to be pretty, because of course I did. This couple really hit the mark on what a fully functional, beautiful coffee station should look like. Check these pics out!

 

Creating a coffee station like this one isn’t as difficult as it might look. It’s all in the details. You can use a simple baker’s cart or a chunky piece of furniture like a buffet table or an armoire. Here’s a list of things you might consider including in your own home coffee station:

  • Glass or ceramic containers for storing everything from coffee and tea to flavored syrups and sweeteners
  • A pretty carrying tray or low top basket to organize paper cups, lids, and napkins
  • unique artwork (try chalkboard signs like the Gray House above or something like this)
  • any kind of houseplant or flower vase to add a little nature

Source: StudioGrayHouse

21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

I take a lot of pride in gift wrapping. It’s like fashion for presents. You don’t show up to a function with your dress on inside out. Ya dig what I’m saying? So when it comes to presentation, I like to keep my gift wrapping pretty and fashionable. I love to dress up the gifts I’m giving with a whole lot of attention to detail, and recently I’ve been experimenting with different color combinations and textures. I’m super in love with craft paper/butcher paper at the moment. It’s the perfect blank canvas for some pretty beautiful gift wrapping ideas. Check out the pics below.
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21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

For the full run down on all of these beautiful gift wrapping ideas, follow the link below!

Source: Brit + Co

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Fall + Winter Ready DIY Skin and Hair Masks---Spa Days at Home

Fall + Winter Ready DIY Skin and Hair Masks—Spa Days at Home

Get ready for winter with these 4 masks that help reduce acne, fade blemishes, moisturize skin, and strengthen hair! These will leave your hair and skin feeling silky smooth and totally moisturized. My personal favorite is the Simple Coffee Grounds Face Scrub. I just love the gentle exfoliation and the fact that I can upcycle coffee grounds for a stellar purpose. Check these recipes out!

Fall + Winter Ready DIY Skin and Hair Masks---Spa Days at Home

Simple Coffee Grounds Face Scrub

Ingredients

  • palm-full of freshly used coffee grounds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (for dry skin)

Directions

  • brew your favorite organic coffee
  • enjoy your delicious cup
  • scoop a handful of coffee grounds from the coffee maker’s basket or from the bottom of your french press
  • spread the grounds around your face with your fingertips (this can get a bit messy, so be sure to lean over your sink!)
  • leave it on for about 5 minutes
  • rinse of with warm water

Fall + Winter Ready DIY Skin and Hair Masks---Spa Days at Home

Calming Cucumber Yogurt Mask

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber, pureed
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 probiotic capsule

Directions

  • combine all ingredients
  • apply to clean face
  • leave on for 15 minutes
  • wash off with warm water

Fall + Winter Ready DIY Skin and Hair Masks---Spa Days at Home

Blueberry Antioxidant Mask

Ingredients

  • 10 organic blueberries
  • 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • mash blueberries
  • stir in yogurt and lemon juice
  • apply to clean face
  • leave on for 15-20 minutes
  • wash of with warm water

Fall + Winter Ready DIY Skin and Hair Masks---Spa Days at Home

Protein Hair Mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 4 tsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  • Apply to scalp and work it through the ends
  • leave it in for 15 minutes
  • wash it out with herbal shampoo

Source: Elle Beauty

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