DIY Candle Wax Tarts

What do you do with your candle once you’ve burned the entire thing? I know a lot of us reuse the jars, but what about the wax? Well, I have uploaded a new YouTube video that will show you how to upcycle the leftover candle wax. No lie guys, these little tarts will light your house up. They put off such a powerful aroma. I hope you enjoy the video, and please let me know if you make them!

How to Transform Cheap Art

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Have you ever been to one of these cheapie little dollar stores and see a piece of art that is kinda cute? That’s what happened to me one day while in a store called Maxway. I’m not sure if they’re all over the U.S., but they are in Florida. I stop in from time to time, just to see what they have. I fell in love with this leopard canvas print. The only thing is that it had this extremely shiny clear coat over the top of it. That made it look so cheap! But, I still loved it. I put it in my cart, and continued to walk around a bit. The entire time, I was trying to think how in the world I could transform this piece to make it look “expensive”. Then a light bulb went off! I could spray paint it, then rough it up a bit with a little sandpaper. If my plan failed, it was only $9.Continue Reading

DIY Pallet Furniture (Picture Heavy)

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Here is my long-awaited pallet furniture tutorial! I’m not going to talk too much because I have A LOT of pictures to show you guys!

First, we started with a stack of pallets. I think we purchased 15 and they were $2 each (I ended up only needing about 6 of them). The initial plan was to make a back to the benches, but after looking at the patio, we didn’t think that was feasible. The back would have ended up leaning against the screen, maybe causing it to tear. Continue Reading

$5 Planter Makeover

Hola! Hope everyone is doing well. I won’t make up any excuses this time, because I really don’t have any. I would like to say that I really appreciate all of you who have stuck by me through this unplanned blogging hiatus. I have been active on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to follow me there. Let’s get to this DIY project!

If you don’t know by now, I’m giving my patio a much needed makeover. BUT, I refuse to spend a lot of money on furniture and decor that will be primarily in the sun all day. I live in Florida and it gets extremely hot here. No patio furniture is safe in Florida. I have a lot of projects and makeovers coming your way. Continue Reading

DIY Ampersand Art

DIY Ampersand Art5 I have a super simple DIY for you guys! So I’m minding my business, scrolling through Pinterest, when I see this image. How cool, right? It looked pretty easy, so I thought I’d give it a try. I used the ampersand sign because I love the way it looked, but you can also do letters, numbers, whatever you like! I am working on a hashtag art piece for my closet room. This project was so inexpensive and virtually under $3 per piece of art. I purchased the thumb tacks from the Dollar Store for $1 each. The canvas is from Ross. It came in a set of 6 for $6.99.Continue Reading

DIY Button Shoulder Blazer

Hey Loves! Another DIY for you. Everytime I buy something new, it comes with extra buttons. After a while, a noticed a small collection of them. I never use the buttons for their intended purposes, so I thought I’d add some detail to the shoulders of one of my thrifted blazers. I did, however, buy a pack of assorted buttons from eBay to add to the ones I already had. I did this entire DIY in the car on the way to Orlando one weekend. I think it turned Continue Reading

Sewing 101 – Disaster

As you all may know, my Sweety bought me a sewing machine for Christmas. It lived in the box for what seems like an eternity. One day, I was brave enough to take it out of its sleeping quarters, and give it a new home on my sewing table. It lived there for a while, untouched. I started watching YouTube tutorials for “beginner sewers”, such as myself. It literally took me an hour to figure out how to thread the needle & the bobbin. After I finally got it all threaded, the machine sat again for a few weeks. So one Saturday, I sat down and played around with stitching.  After much practice, I finally got the hang of it. So you know I thought I was a professional seamstress at this point, right? LOL! Well, I bought this “project dress” below. All I wanted to do was shorten the hem & make me a cute little mini dress. Disaster!
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DIY: Button Epaulettes

When I’m bored, I find some sort of DIY project to indulge in. Some people shop, some people exercise, some people watch TV, but me, I DIY! I have quite a few projects that I did (before I started blogging), but never took pictures or wrote out instructions on how to do them. I guess we’ll start fresh. So from this day forward, I’ll remember to document my projects and share them with you guys. Of course,  I made this decision AFTER I started this DIY, so I have no before pictures of the blazer….sorry.
I love clothing with strong shoulders, bold shoulders, or just anything with lots of shoulder detailing. I had an old thrifted blazer that I actually haven’t worn since I bought it. I decided it needed to be “spiced up” a bit. I found this great DIY on Garbage Dress‘ blog, and decided to give it a try.
What you’ll need:
Buttons (your choice of color & size)
Thread (preferably in the same color as the buttons)
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It’s very simple. If you can sew the slightest bit, you can do this project. I started out sewing on my biggest button, and just worked my way around it with other buttons, ranging in different sizes. Just keep adding buttons until you get the look you want.
Cant wait to wear it!!!
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