As February comes to a close and we head into March (where has the year gone?!), I’m starting to get spring cleaning fever. Well, maybe not so much the clean aspect, but I’d love to revamp our apartment with some new decor! These must-try home DIYs are the perfect solution if you’re looking to change things up a bit without spending a fortune.
It may be a pain to clean, but my love for glitter is endless. Thankfully Amy from Mod Podge Rocks teamed up with Plaid to make the coolest stencils I’ve ever used (available for sale at Michael’s). Perfect glitter polka dots with minimal effort? Count me in!
Start by painting your planter with the color of your choice. Because of the terra cotta surface, the paint dries fast and you should be able to do two coats in no time!
Peel your stencil from the packaging and apply on the planter. The stencil is reusable, so don’t discard the film it comes on (and be sure to wash it when you’re done)!
Dab on a layer of Mod Podge then peel off the stencil. Before it dries, cover dots in glitter. Use a brush to wipe of any excess glitter. Repeat until area is completely covered. Let dry then pot your cactus.
For those of you born without a green thumb, here are some few basic tips for keeping your cactus alive and happy—
You might say that I have a bit of an obsession with Rifle Paper Co. Seriously, it’s out of hand. When I came across this wrapping paper at Paper Source, I knew had to display it in our apartment somehow and what better way than with a diy upcycled wrapping paper clock? Head over to Henry Happened to see the full tutorial!
As much as I love taking photos, I’m terrible at displaying them. Perhaps it’s my inability to hang a picture level or because there’s something about frames that seems so permanent, but I have boxes (and bowls) of photos just dying to be seen. If you have framing commitment issues like me, then consider these plaster photo blocks the perfect solution.
If you’ve never worked with plaster before, this project is fairly painless, so take a sigh of relief and keep reading!
To make your plaster, measure out all the ingredients before stirring together. It’s a time sensitive material, so the faster you can stir and pour, the better! 2 cups plaster mix and ~10.5 tbsp water will produce 3 blocks.
Combine plaster mix and water then stir until smooth. Pour directly into the mold until plaster reaches the top. Tap mold gently on a hard surface to remove any air bubbles.
Let plaster firm for about 3-5 minutes, then push your alligator clips into the mold. Make sure to center your clips and have the heads face out so photos display forward when dry. Let dry in mold for 35 minutes or until completely set (overnight).
Remove from the mold and decorate! Mod Podge + glitter is always a winning combination. Once done, add your photos and display. These blocks make it easy to swap out photos, notes, and cards on a moments notice without damaging your pictures or walls.
Fun news! My Glitter Dipped Photo Block Kit on Darby Smart now comes with black glitter. Get yours here today!