DIY Coasters [tiles + scrapbook paper]

Know what sucks? Ruining your furniture because you didn’t use a coaster. Know what sucks even more? Not having coasters to match your every occasion (right?!). Thankfully, scrapbook paper comes in about 9837583 different colors, patterns, and designs. And even more luckily, you can make your own coasters for cheeeaaap. So whether you’re looking to give a cost-savvy housewarming gift, or are just another nit-picky home decorator trying to ensure every detail matches, you will love how easy these coasters are to make. Continue reading

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Settled Confetti Glasses [or large Votives!]

As if I needed any more confirmation that my summer had come to a close, it rained on Labor Day. On the day that was supposed to be my final fling with all things sunny and sandy, I was stuck inside, sans fruity drinks, sans UV rays, and sans anything to do. The cloudy thoughts quickly subsided when I realized, I haven’t had a day with nothing to do in a long time. Toggle to: Craft mode. I had my eye on a couple of DIY projects on Pinterest for quite a while, and now seemed like the perfect time to revert to the crafting-queen I was back in my sorority days. After a quick trip to the craft store for supplies, I came home, threw some Asian inspired orange chicken in the crock pot (keep an eye out for the recipe in tomorrow’s post!), plopped down with my goodies and flipped on the TV. As if it were fate, (or a cruel joke reminding me how much of a novice I truly am), “Julie and Julia” was on. The perfect, coincidental, ironic movie for me to watch as the smell of the slow cooker seeped through my house and I sat Indian style on the ground pretending to be a domestic diva. Diva? Definitely. Domestic? I’m giving it a shot. Continue reading