DIY Metallic Striped Lucite Tray

DIY Lucite Tray

I’ve had my eye on these fancy Lucite trays for a while now, but they are so expensive.  I mean,  I can’t justify spending $80-$200 on  an acrylic tray. However, while I was browsing the isles of Hobby Lobby, I stumbled upon these clear acrylic frames. A light bulb went off  in my head and I thought, ” I can make a DIY Lucite Tray”.

The frame was originally $6.99. However, I had a 40% off coupon. After the coupon I payed around $4 for the frame. I continued to browse the isles, This gold metallic striping tape caught my eye.  At first, I wanted to make a monogrammed tray, but I couldn’t find the perfect font for the letter to create the monogram. When I saw the metallic striped tape,  I knew that I wanted to create a design with it, but I had no clue what I was going to design.

On the way home, I started brainstorming ideas on the design. I still couldn’t think about what I wanted to do, so I  sat down and just started playing with different angles, stripes, and shapes.  And I came up with the geometrically angled design that I love.  Let me show you how I created this design.

 

Supplies

Acrylic Picture Frame

Art tape

 

Acrylic Picture Frame

 

First, take your frame out of the plastic, then wipe down with a lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol. This will make sure your frame is clean and free of any dust particles that might prevent your tape from sticking to the frame. If you are creating this same design, you will start by placing your art tape about an inch and a half from the center of the frame.
DIY acrylic Tray

 

 

Placing your stripes about a half inch apart, continue to place the strips diagonally until you reach the corner of the frame.
Metallic Striping tape Lucite Tray

Next, you will have to cut your next strip into a point to place in the corner of your frame.Metallic Stping tape DIY

Starting at the opposite side of the frame, place the point in the corner of the frame, and connect it to the other tape.  Repeat the same on both corners until you’re done.Metallic Striped Lucite tray

 

Lucite Gold Metallic tray

How amazing is this DIY? I love it!

Lucite Trays are a great organization piece for storing office supplies, jewelry, sunglasses or anything else that needs a place. It’s so simple, yet it adds a decorative aspect to storage. Not to mention I feel better spending less than $10 on a tray!

If you like this DIY Metallic Striped Lucite Tray please feel free to Pin it or share it with your friends.

Please let me know what other DIY’s to would like to see. Leave them in the comments below!

 

DIY Creaseless Hair Tie

DIY Creaseless Hair Ties

Do you ever have those days where you have freshly washed and styled hair, but it’s driving you crazy?  You want to just wrap it up to get out of your face, but you don’t want to ruin your freshly style do!  That’s where the Creasless Hair Tie comes in!

After getting some creaseless hair ties in a package earlier this year –  I’ve been obsessed.  I just love that I don’t have to worry about ruining my hair by putting a crease in it. And apparently I’m not the only one who loves them.   After searching online to see where I could buy them, I found out that they are being sold for crazy high prices.  I’m talking like, upwards of $8 of six hair ties – it’s crazy!  Of course, being the DIY’er that I am – I decided to make my own.  So, I’m sharing how to make DIY Creaseless Hair Ties!

These are seriously so easy my girls could make them. The best part about it is you might already have some of the supplies you need at home.

 

Diy hair ties supplies

DIY Creaseless Hair Tie Supply List

Scissors

Lighter

Ruler or measuring tape

Fold over elastic

A tutorial isn’t really a need for this DIY  because all you basically do it tie the elastic. The directions are pretty self-explanatory, but  for my visual folks, I also added an image of how to tie these.

4 Simple step to create DIY Creaseless Hari ties

 

Basically, there are 4 simple steps to creating this DIY Creaseless Hair Tie.

Step 1. Measure your elastic out to the size. This will depend on the thickness of your hair and how many times you want it to wrap around your ponytail. I have a good amount of hair, but it’s not super thick, so I measured out 10 inches – that enough to wrap it twice.

Step 2. Next, you are going to lightly burn the exposed ends. This will keep your hair tie from fraying over time.

Step 3. Then tie the  two ends of your hair tie and pull it tight to prevent it from un-tieing.

Step 4. You’re done, girl! Tie your hair up and give these babies a try!

Seriously, how easy was that? I want to point out that Hobby Lobby now has a large assortment of fold over elastic. I loved the printed elastic, but they also have solid colors, too! They are regularly priced  at $2.99. However, I happened to get them while they were 50% off! I paid $1,49 for 3 yards, which can make close to thirty hair ties for $1.50!

That’s a steal compared to paying upwards of $5-$8 for 8 hair ties, right?  Not to mention you have full control over the colors and prints. These DIY Creaseless Hair Ties, are so easy to make, stylish, and they don’t put a crease in your hairstyle.

DIY Creaseless hair ties

 

4 Simple step to create DIY Creaseless Hari ties

Best Vanilla Buttercream Icing Recipe

Easy Buttercream Icing Recipe

 

Best Vanilla Buttercream Icing Recipe

A few weeks ago, I shared the DIY Rosette cake I made for my daughter for her birthday. Since then that post has gotten so many pins and I’ve gotten so many questions about the icing. So, Today I’m going to share the Best Vanilla Buttercream Icing Recipe.

For me, Icing is a big deal. I don’t have it often so when I do – I want it to be buttercream. I don’t whip cream icing at all! Store bought cakes and icing are ok, but there is just something about making your own and putting some homemade love into it.

Am I right?

This recipe is super easy and you only need a few ingredients! Let me just warn you people are going to only want you to make cakes from now on because of this icing. Yes, it’s that good. This recipe will make enough icing to ice one 9 inch round cake with rosette-like what I made. Ps if you prefer Chocolate Buttercream Icing I’ve got an AMAZING recipe for that, too!

Let’s go over the ingredients.


Buttercream Icing Ingredients

1 2 lb. Bag of confectioners sugar (4 cups in total)

2 sticks of unsalted butter  (* No, margarine will not work. It will be a hot mess)

4 TBSP. Heavy Whipping Cream

1 tsp. Vanilla

To get started you’re going to set you butter out and let it come to room temperature. Next, you’re going to  start out by creaming your softened unsalted butter and vanilla.  You are going to start by adding a 1/2 cup of confectioner sugar in at a time (if you add more the sugar will make a HUGE mess). Cream this together until that butter and sugar is mixed and smooth. Once it’s smooth, add 1 TBSP of heavy whipping cream and another half cup of sugar.

Easy Buttercream Icing

The Best Easy Buttercream Icing

At this point you should have 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of confectioners sugar and 1 TBSP of Heavy whipping cream. You will continue to add the ingredients as stated above until all ingredients are combined.  If you feel like your icing is too thick, add heavy whipping cream 1 TBSP at a time. If you feel like it’s thin, add confectioners sugar a 1/2 cup at a time.

Buttercream Icing using real butter

This is the consistency of the icing. It’s perfect for any cake decorating projects. Make sure you refrigerate the cake after or any leftovers.

Simple Buttercream Icing

 

This icing is the perfect basic, simple Vanilla Buttercream Icing. This recipe can be easily altered by removing the vanilla extract and adding your favorite flavor. Don’t say I didn’t warn you when you become in charge of all the family cakes!

Leave a comment below telling me what icing recipe you would like to see next!

 

 

DIY LAVENDER BODY SCRUB

How to make DIY Lavender Body Scrub

I’m super excited to share this post with you today. If you knew me in real life, you’ll know my favorite home and body fragrance is lavender.  My neighbor has a few huge lavender bushes in her front yard. As I’m sitting here writing this post, it can smell them in the air.  I just love it. So, naturally, I decided to make my own DIY LAVENDER BODY SCRUB.

I’m a huge fan of Pinterest. I mean, duh… Who isn’t?! I see people post DIY BODY SCRUB all the time, and I thought… Hey, I can make some LAVENDER BODY SCRUB!

Genius!

I didn’t really follow a recipe. I just put the ingredients in until it looked like body scrub. Don’t worry… I made a second batch like a good little blogger, so I could share the recipe with you!

DIY Lavender body Scrub ingredents

What you’ll need

1  TBSP Coconut Oil

1 tsp. Fresh or Dried Lavender Flowers

1 tsp. Course Sea Salt

1/4 cup. Granulated Sugar

Small Ball Jam Jar

All you do is mix it all together in a bowl, and transfer it into your small jam jar.

These amounts aren’t set in stone. If you feel something isn’t right, feel free to add or take something away. This is just what worked for me. This scrub not only smells amazing, but it will give you smooth, radiant summer skin, too!

DIY BODY SCRUB

 

 

Let me know if there is any other  DIY scrubs you would like to see. I’m thinking of a lip scrub and a facial scrub for acne.

 

 

 

 

Easy Glitter Poinsettia Tutorial

Glitter Poinsettia Tutorial

Welcome to day 5 of 31 Days of Cheer!

I’m pretty sure y’all can tell I’m a huge fan of Christmas decor.  But one thing you probably don’t know is I’m crafty. If you’ve ever read my About Me page, then you know I think I can make anything, and I have a pretty good track record.

Christmas decorations can be very expensive. I don’t know about you, but I like to spend my money on gifts; not decor.

Anyway…

I saw these really cute glitter/sequins poinsettia at my local Hobby Lobby. They were beautiful, but they were also $24.99! Ridiculous. The  light bulb went off, and I was like, Dude, I can totally make that!

I went over to the Christmas Crafts and got all the supplies for $6 y’all! Much better than $24.99, right?

I’m super excited to share this with you!

Diy glitter poinsettia

 

I filmed a video tutorial for you to make it easier for visual learners like myself. I will take you over all the supplies in the video.

Enjoy!

I’m linking up for week 41 of  House Of Rose Blog Inspire Me Please Blog Hop!