10 Minutes or Less: DIY Ombre Planter

Learn to make these colorful and fun ombre planters in only 5 minutes!Yes it’s now technically fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever time to stop buying plants. Or potting them into colorful containers. If you want a quick and easy way to bring some brightness into your home to balance out the grey of the new season, then you’ll want to make these cute ombre planters ASAP! Here’s how:

Time: 5 minutes
Materials: planter, spray paint in two colors

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DIY Paper Wrapped Bangles

Learned to make these paper wrapped bangles in less than 30 minutes!I love fancy paper. So much so that I would have one of those stationery walls in my house if I could (but then again, who wouldn’t want that?!). Instead of letting the paper sit around rolled up in a basket by your desk, why not wear it with you everywhere you go?!  Here’s how you can make some paper wrapped bangles for yourself and everyone you know:

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: bangles, paper, decoupage, scissors, brush

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DIY Lavender Candles

Learn how to make your own lavender candles in 30 minutes!It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of September. If you’re in denial that summer will soon be over, or just need a calming moment to deal with the rush of fall, you’ll want to make these lavender candles! Here’s how:

Time: 30 minutes + set time
Materials: Atelier Stella bowls, wax, thermometer, wicks, fragrance oil, pouring pot, hot glue gun, scissors

Learn how to make your own lavender candles in 30 minutes!Instead of using a glass jar, I used these cute bowl from West Elm (hello, how adorable is that face). They’re out of stock online now, but I saw some in stores the other day. They also have a vase version if you didn’t want to use them for candles!

Learn how to make your own lavender candles in 30 minutes!Using the double boiler method, melt your wax in the pouring pot on the stove. As the wax is melting, prep your bowls by glueing your wicks (about an inch apart) in place with a dap of hot glue. If you’re using a smaller bowl, you might only need one wick. For a standard size, I recommend two wicks to get an even burn pool. To keep your wicks upright, wrap them around a skewer or pencil until you hit the rim of the bowl where they can rest.

Learn how to make your own lavender candles in 30 minutes! When wax is completely melted, and the temperate is at 175°F on your thermometer, add your scent and stir well.

Learn how to make your own lavender candles in 30 minutes!Pour wax into your bowl. You can even add lavender here to give your candles that extra scent boost and a bit of color. Let set until wax hardens, snip your wicks, and you’re done!

Learn how to make your own lavender candles in 30 minutes!This was my first time making candles and I really couldn’t believe how easy it actually is! You’re really just melting wax to reform it in a jar. Now that I have the supplies (which is really the only reason I didn’t do it in the first place), I have a feeling I’m going to be making a few of these for holiday gifts!

Learn how to make your own lavender candles in 30 minutes!

Learn how to make your own lavender candles in 30 minutes!

Product for this post was provided by West Elm. All options are 100% my own.