5 SUPER EASY DIYs to Try in August | Andie Ibanez

5 SUPER EASY DIYs to Try in August

Happy August, Babes!
So if you didn’t know already, we LOVE crafting. That’s one of our favorite things to do together.

When it comes to crafting you have the hardcore projects that definitely take some time, patience, and sometimes pricey supply. Then you have the quick and easy projects! I love these cause you feel accomplished AND they don't really cost anything to make! So here are 5 SUPER EASY (and super fast) DIYs to try this month! 

1.     Dried Flower Garland

My sweet Daniel gets me flowers every so often - for no reason! Its adorable, and I love him. Aaaand I love flowers:) Except that after being displayed for a while they start to die. Drying your flowers upside down is a great way to preserve them! So why not make them into a fun garland?!

What you need:
  • Flowers
  • Twine

Seriously this is the easiest and one of the cutest home DIYs ever! All you do is separate your flowers however you'd like. Then using twine (or whatever other string you want) tie them up nice and tight. leave extra twine on the ends so you can hang it from your fire place or on the wall or wherever else in your home that could use a little flower power! The best part of these garlands is that the flowers look fresh for a little while (adorable) and then they dry and still look amazing.

2.     Cake (anything) Stands

Along with the other cake stands, I made a mini one too! Its obvious that I didn't use the mini stand for cakes.  Although I could totally use it for like a giant muffin! That would be adorable. I really wanted something cute to display some lipstick and this was (and is) perfect for the job! 

What you need:
  • Candle stick holder
  • Plate
  • Gorilla Glue (hot glue won't hold very well. Trust me!)
  • Spray paint (any color)

Glue the candle stick holder to the plate using the Gorilla Glue. Place a can on top of the stand to apply pressure so the Gorilla Glue works better. When its dry, go outside and spray paint the whole thing. Boom! Done!

3.     Tassels

These tassels are super cute, fun, and easy to make! I add key chain rings to them so I can hook them wherever! 

What you need:
  • Sturdy/thick fabric (I use pleather and vinyl) | Tip: The Remnants section usually always has this stuff for dirt cheap! You don't need a lot at all.
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue/Gorilla Glue
  • Key chain ring (optional)

Cut your piece of fabric into a rectangle. Cut little strips all along the long end (like you're make a grass skirt). Glue along the top and roll the rectangle. I usually add a rubber band while the glue dries so it doesn't unfurl. When the glue is dry, add whatever ribbons you want!

Optional: Glue a little piece of the same fabric while you're rolling the rectangle  (so it creates a loop). Now you can add a key chain ring if you want!

4.   Wooden Message Blocks

I love decorating with these blocks! You can customize them however and they are a great craft to do with your girl friends during movie night! (yup we totally made these while watching Pitch Perfect). You can get wood blocks pretty much anywhere. Craft stores, hardware stores, even stores like Walmart and Target.

What you need:
  • Wooden block (any size or shape)
  • Paint & Brush (or just spray paint)
  • Sharpie (Thick sharpies work best)

Either spray paint all your blocks at once or hand paint them. We just hand painted ours because we wanted to stay inside and finish our movie:) Ok, so once they are dry just draw on your design! You can lightly design with a pencil first and then with your Sharpie. Just take your time and use a ruler to get straight lines.

5.   Minimilist Art

I love minimalist art. Its simple and it looks clean. You don't have to be an artist to feel awesome about your creation! One Saturday I noticed a blank wall in our house. I really wanted to put something simple up to give the wall a little life! I found these old frames at a thrift store for 25 cents and thought they'd be perfect  for a future project!

What you need:
  • Frame (whatever size, new or old)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Marker

Clean up your old frame and paint it whatever color you want! Make sure to remove the glass while you paint (just in case). While the paint is drying, doodle around! Create a simple design and cut around it so it fits in the frame. Its ok if it takes you a few tries to draw that cute little cat! Remember, simple = better!

So give these crafts a try! They are super easy and take 30 minutes or less! If you have any questions on how to do any of it, please don't hesitate to ask!

Have fun crafting!

Xoxo, Andrea

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