Try out these fun ideas and creative projects you can make with your stash of nail polish. The more colors and types of polish you have the better!
Category: Do It Yourself
Do you have a little princess in your home? These DIY lace crowns made out of stiffened lace are SO fun to design and pretty easy to make! I made these glittery lace crowns for a birthday party and as a fun photography accessory. I expected them to be more challenging, but all you need are the right materials and a warm, sunny afternoon to air dry your homemade crowns. DIY lace crowns are beautifully intricate and delicate looking, and they are completely customizable! You can use wide or thin lace, vintage or modern lace designs, and pointed or rounded lace. I’ve seen lace crowns with roses around the bottom and other silk flower embellishments. Take your crowns a step further with rhinestone and feather detailing. For my project, I make simple glittery lace crowns with a touch of color and glamour.
Everyone can easily have a backyard herb garden. I enjoy growing herbs each spring and summer to use in recipes; rosemary for chicken, cilantro for guacamole, basil for pasta with pesto, and mint for lemonade and mojitos. Herbs can quickly add up in cost when you buy them at the grocery store and it’s a lot more efficient to buy an herb plant at your farmer’s market than purchasing herb cuttings. Pesto requires a lot of freshly chopped basil, one of our family’s favorite summer recipes, and a basil plant will grow all summer long if cared for properly. These inspiring ideas for crafting your own unique herb garden can be customized for your yard or patio orientation, available space and gardening ambitions.
For Christmas one year I designed Superhero Capes for my nieces and nephews! They were a big hit and actually pretty easy to make. The pattern I came up with was essentially a square with a hole in one corner. Each cape featured each little hero’s initial, which was a fun personal touch!
This awesome tape painting technique can be used to create beautiful, custom art. The possibilities are endless for the patterns and color schemes you can create. This project is perfect for mommies who need a creative outlet or for kids to make a wall hanging for their room.
Don’t just throw away used bottles — here are some ideas for turning a yummy drink bottle into party favors or cute decor items for your home. We love the classic shape offered by Frappuccino bottles; they’re not too tall, don’t easily fall over due to their sturdy bottom, and take up minimal space.