I’m not sure if I’ve even mentioned this on here before, but I studied Landscape Architecture in college. I’ve always had a love of all things plants and design. Anytime I can find a way to combine the two, I’m happy.
I’ve had the idea for this DIY for a couple weeks now, but had the hardest time finding the perfect piece of wood for the bottom. I visited craft stores, home improvement stores, and even shopping malls in the hopes of finding the perfect piece. I needed something tall enough to make a statement as a base for the glass container, and thick enough to hold the weight of the plant. Finally, I decided to buy these wood bangles on Amazon, and stain them to the shade I wanted. They ended up working perfectly with the containers I bought at Michaels. It was also my first time using this gel stain but the result is an elegant shade of walnut.
I normally like white and bright interior spaces with pops of color found in the décor. Lately, I’ve been drawn to dark, moody shades. Dark walls can be beautiful and elegant, but also intimidating to someone who has never painted a room in their home such a bold shade. That’s why I love the idea of painting a dark accent wall. You can still make a bold statement without the commitment of painting an entire room.
I was never really a big hat wearer. In fact, I just bought my first fancy hat two months ago for a music festival. Of course I haven’t worn it since. Even though I don’t wear hats that often, I love the idea of hanging them on a wall as a way to store and display them as decoration. Maybe if I buy more hats I’ll be more inclined to wear them…that’s how life works, right?
It’s been a while since my latest DIY post. I haven’t been very inspired to create lately, so I thought I would revisit an old tutorial. It’s so weird (and slightly cringe worthy) reading my old blog posts. Even now I still have trouble thinking up what to say in these little introduction blurbs. Anyway, can you believe my DIY Thread Wrapped Bracelet post is from 3 years ago?! That post ended up being one of my most liked and shared DIY posts. It’s funny that as a blogger you can never predict what will be popular and what won’t. Even back then I thought about all the ways you could customize these bracelets so today I thought I’d share two of those ways!
* I used 8mm end caps so make sure your rope in at least 6-8mm in diameter as well. I bought both the rope and rhinestone (with holes!) at AC Moore.*
1. Start by cutting a piece of rope long enough to go around your wrist. I cut mine about an inch shorter than I needed it to wrap around my wrist to account for the end caps and fastening. Wrap your first color down the length of the cut rope and glue both ends.
2.If you want to add a second color, glue one end and wrap the thread over the first color. You can bend the rope in half to check whether the color is centered and glue the second end.
3. To add a rhinestone use the same color thread to tie the gem to the bracelet. Tie a double knot and trim the ends.
4. To add a tassel, glue the tied end of the tassel to the inside of an end cap. Add a larger sized jump ring to the end cap.
5. Add your tassel to the bracelet before finishing with end caps.
6. Glue end caps on both ends of your bracelets. Add a jump ring on one end cap, and a jump ring and fastener on the other. Let dry completely…and you’re done!