DIY BONANZA!!!

Hi Bloggies!  It’s a DIY BONANZA!!!  Here is a compilation of a few fun DIY projects I’ve done in the past.

Get creative with detail!

Window Planter DIY

Take an old window and break out the glass. Paint and sand after to make it look aged. Use a staple gun to attach chicken wire to the back and screw in a heavy duty picture hanging hardware (hold at least 20lbs). Cut ceiling trim to make box planter and glue & screw to the bottom of window. Or screw in a pre-made metal planter from you local outdoor store.  You can add designs and details to make it one-of-a-kind.  Plant climbing roses, succulents between the chicken wire (make sure you place a backdrop cloth if you do this), morning glories, or just leave it as cute cottage decor!

Darling Dresser DIY
It seems just this easy…but I had a lot going against me the week (s) I spent refinishing this 1980’s style dresser.

For the full tutorial click here: 
EASY Homemade plant markers DIY. I took a couple plastic playing cards (the extras you dont need) & cut out shapes for the markers. I painted them an eggshell color (outdoor paint) & glued two back to back for strength. I used a sharpie to write the names and dressed up the sharp corners using a corner stamper from a craft store. Super easy and really cute!
Homemade Plant Markers

I took a couple plastic playing cards (the extras you don’t need) & cut out shapes for the markers. I painted them an eggshell color (outdoor paint) & glued two back to back for strength. I used a sharpie to write the names and dressed up the sharp corners using a corner stamper from a craft store. Super easy and really cute!  I would recommend removing them when you water, however.

Picture Frame Fixer-Upper DIY

We all have those ugly old, yellowing frames sitting in the closet with hunter green and gold matte, maybe even with a picture of a bass or flying mallards.  I know I had plenty of these handed down to us, just waiting to be brought back to life.  Well it is time to bring them into the light, and this decade for that matter.  First take out the glass, matte, etc so you just have the frame left.  If they are wood, give them a good sanding- get down to bare wood, right through the splintering old finish.  If they are metal it is a bit easier- just get a good metal-adhering spray paint and go to town.  Clean your wooden frames with some water and, once dried, paint a more neutral color using acrylic paint.  I used a dry brushing technique with both white and black, then sanded to let some of the natural wood come through for a more rustic look.  Seal with a coat of spray poly. Paint the colorful matte white or light grey.  Then find some neat pictures you have taken and convert them to black and white, and if you can, print them at home to save time and moolah.  Reassemble and hang over a mantle or on a bare wall! Easy-peasy and it only takes a few minutes and drying time!
Halloween Paper Bunting 
Super easy and on-the-cheap.  Here is a great way to add some spooky Halloween fun to your mantle.  The full tutorial for this paper bunting can be found here:  DIY Halloween Paper Bunting

 $25 DIY Halloween Wreath

This is so easy to make!  Purchase a natural grapevine wreath from a craft store- mine was about $4.  Black and silver ribbon ($4), Chinese lantern spray faux floral (about $7- seasonal), beaded glass floral vine (also about $7- seasonal) and some green floral wire ($3).  Use a coupon to get these items even cheaper.  Cut the lantern spray into several branches and spread them out around the wreath.  Attach stems with floral wire.  Uncoil beaded vine, arrange, and attach with floral wire.  Finally, tie ribbon into a bow and leave a little slack in case you want to use it to hang.  That’s it!  Simple, beautiful and much cheaper than buying a pre-made wreath for the fall and Halloween season!

Hope you enjoyed this DIY Bonanza.  Until next time!  Thanks for stopping by~
-Mrs. Frog Prince
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