The Daily DIYer

Friday, March 24, 2017

DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Wreath

Another YouTuber asked me to do a Dollar Tree collaboration, and how could I turn that down?  Only rule was, everything you use had to be from the Dollar Tree.  I nearly got away from getting everything from there; however this wreath needed burlap as a base and my Dollar Tree was out of their burlap on the roll.  I did already have some burlap by the yard at home already luckily.

The supplies I used for this wreath were:
14" wire wreath form
16 succulent picks
spanish moss
hot glue & glue gun
wire cutters

This was a super easy DIY projects.  It takes a little time and a lot of hot glue.  In the end I love how it turned out!  I have been these wreaths online for $50, $100, $150+.  My Dollar Tree version cost me under $20 to make from Dollar Tree supplies!

I share the full tutorial in this DIY video.
I hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

Purchase this wreath in my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DIY HUGE Entry Shiplap Framed Wood Sign

When you make wood sign for yourself and it hangs on the wall for 2 months blank...
Yep, I totally did that.

This wood sign is in our entry and can be seen from just about everywhere - kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, kids room... so I took me a long time to decide what exactly I wanted it to look like and say.

I saw this saying on a few Pinterest posts and I just kept coming back to it.  I needed it to be the right fonts and look nice and balanced so it took even longer for me to get the design right.  Sometimes the things we make for ourselves are harder than those we make for client's requests.

In the end, I LOVE it and so glad that I took the time to get it right.

This wood signs measures 18" tall and 40" wide.  I used white and black chalkboard paint as well as Jacobean wood sign (my fav!).

I created a DIY tutorial to show you how I created this piece.  Confession: I must have not recorded the actual build of the sign.  However, I have already covered these tutorials in two other posts which I'll link below as well.  I still hope you can find inspiration from this wood sign!

Direct link to the video here:

Ship Lap Framed Sign Tutorial here:

Framed Wood Sign Tutorial here:

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thrive Market Haul

I came across Thrive Market thanks to another YouTuber and I'm so glad that I did!  It's so nice to see a site dedicated to providing the best of the best natural products.  It has saved me from having to do a lot of research on my own of what are the best products to use.  I also like that they offer 15% OFF and FREE SHIPPING on your first purchase.  Come to find out, their prices are even better than Amazon too!  

I have big plans to switch out our lotions, hand sanitizers, general purpose cleaners, face washes, and more.  I was able to get most of what I needed from this site.  Other items I needed are staple items I had around my own house.  I will be doing some DIY tutorials in the near future on all the products I end up making so subscribe to my YouTube channel to see!

My first experience with this company I caught on the video I've linked below.  I share with you all the products I purchased from my first time ordering from them.

Direct link to the video here:

**I have no affiliation with this company, all of the opinions from this blog post and YouTube video are simply my own.
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Basket Shelf Makeover

When you buy a storage system and never get around to refinishing it like you planned... years and year later.  This was definitely one of those projects.  I bought this unfinished wood storage piece YEARS ago from Michael's Arts and Crafts (when I worked there).  I knew it would look very cool painted and fixed up, but it never got there.  In my deffense, I did use it!  It served a lot of different purposes around the house.  It just never got a paint makeover.

After going down the rabbit hole of redecorating our kid's bedroom, I had this slim space next to the bunk bed and their bedroom door.  We needed a place to put things and the table there was WAY too big, but it worked for awhile.  Then I saw this piece, which was holding all of my acrylic paints, sitting in the laundry room and thought - that would be perfect for the space!

So I found a new home for my acrylic paint bottle and got to work on their new basket storage.  I share with you in the video below just how it all came to life.  My little guy even got to help paint.  He loves to help!  I love that he gets to help with something that is for his room.
I hope you enjoy this video tutorial!

Direct link to the video here:

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Friday, March 17, 2017

DIY Super Hero Wood Signs

I have really gotten away from vinyl wood signs lately.  I've been focusing on stenciling wood signs in that pallet, reclaimed, rustic look and feel.  When a client asked for 4 super hero wood signs, I knew stenciling wasn't the way to go.  A clean, crisp look was much more the look I needed to go for.

I had learned in my son's wood signs project (you can see that "oops" here) that I needed to seal the paint before vinyling.  I had big mistakes to fix on my son's wood signs, and I did not want that to happen again.  So I gave these signs a couple of coats of paint and then went over that with a matte clear vanish.  This technique worked perfectly!  No paint peeling up and the vinyl stuck great!

See all the details of how these wood vinyled signs were made in my DIY tutorial linked below.
I hope you find some inspiration!

Direct link to the video here:
Purchase these wood signs in my Etsy shop!
Etsy listing here:
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Adventure Room Wood Signs | Applying Vinyl

We just recently combined our son and daughter's bedrooms.  My son was always in our daughter's room anyway, so we figured getting bunk beds and giving each of them their own space was the way to go.  

Our daughter is very trendy and was into the whole tribal look with arrows, black/gold/teal.  I wanted their room to mesh together nicely even though they each would have their own theme.  I decided black and white would be their base colors, teal accents for my daughter and red accents for me son.  The room as a whole has a black and white theme and their bedding has the colors.  

My daughter already had all the cool decor for her walls; however, my son was going from fire trucks to an adventure theme and we were starting over with him.  That's where these new mod signs came into play.

The rooms is a good size, but I wanted to keep the decor simple and not let the room get too over cluttered with stuff or wall decor.  The set of three wood signs I share with you in the video tutorial below, were the perfect size to fill the space, simple in design, and custom made for the space.  I just love love love how they turned out!  I hope you find inspiration from them too!

Direct link to the video here:

Now Available in my Etsy Shop!  Link to the listing here:

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Monday, March 13, 2017

DIY Pallet Wood Sign | Grateful Blessed Thankful

Grateful.  Blessed.  Thankful.  All three of these words are powerful.  Words I know that I wish I felt more every day.  We all sort of go through the motions of day to day living.  Sometimes we over look the things that are so "normal" yet, really are blessings.

Many of my wood signs serve as a reminder.  A reminder that serves as home decor and art.  Pieces that can be seen each day, read, and then remind of it's message.  In this case, to be grateful, to remember our blessings, and to be thankful for them.

Today, I am all of these things for so many different reasons.  This sign may be going to a client and to their home, but I am blessed to have a blog and YouTube channel to remind me of the work I put into it's creation.  I am also grateful and thankful to have  viewers and clients who can enjoy my art.
Here is my video tutorial of how this piece came to life.  I also share with you some tips on building pallet wood signs.  I hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

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