Thursday, August 28, 2014

DIY Storage Bins




Happy Wednesday all. Today I'd thought I'd share how to make these DIY Storage Bins that I originally shared on A Peek Into My Paradise a bit ago.

In our living room we have a little piece of furniture with two shelves that holds newspapers and magazines. For a while now, I've been trying to find some storage bins to go in the shelves to hide all the paper clutter, but I just couldn't find anything I liked. So I finally decided to just make some myself! Here is what I did:

What you need:
  • Cardboard box
  • X-acto knife
  • Yarn
  • Hot Glue
  • Fabric
  • Sewing Machine
First, I found a box that fit both length-wise and depth-wise. {This took a while, believe me!}



I really lucked out with this box because not only did it fit length-wise and depth-wise, but when I cut it in half it fit height-wise, too! To cut the box I measured half way and used my x-acto knife.



Next, I wrapped each box half with yarn using my hot glue gun.



I stopped adding yarn when I got close to the top because I knew I was going to add fabric on the top.



Each box half was 15 inches long and 12.5 inch wide. For my fabric pieces I added an inch for seam allowances {1/2 for each side) and made them 8 inches wide, long enough to fit around the box. In total I cut 2 16x8  and 2 13.5x8 fabric pieces per box.



Next, I folded the long sides 1/4 inch then 1/4 inch again and sewed to make a finished edge. Then, I sewed together the shorter pieces to the longer pieces on the unfinished edges {right sides together} with a 1/2 seam allowance.



Finally, I put the completed fabric pieces on the top of each box half. I had about 2.5 inches of fabric showing on the top then tucked the rest of it inside the box. To secure the fabric, I added hot glue on the inside and outside.



And done!



I love how they turned out and now the paper is completely hidden! Here is how that piece of furniture now looks with the rest of my decor. Pretty darn good! If you missed the details of my gallery wall you can check it out here.



stephanie

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The DIY'ers #15


Welcome to party #15 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Kayla, from Home Comingchose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!










Don't forget to follow our Pinterest Board to keep up with all the features!





If we featured you feel free to grab the button below:


Now on to the party!

Rules // They're Simple!
  • Follow each host somehow; anyway is fine!
  • Take a picture of your DIY and link it up below.
  • Text link back to one of our hosts or pick up The DIY'ers button and include it in your post so others can get involved in the The DIY'ers party.
  • Please do not promote giveaways, other link parties, or items for sale.
  • By entering a link, you're giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs.
 

And here's our HTML:
stephanie

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! This weekend we are going to a street flea market in the hopes of finding things for our wedding. I also promised my sister I'd make her curtains for her apartment and give them to her by Saturday but I have yet to start on them! Other than that we are just cleaning and what not.

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I'd love to hear them!

Ok, here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Mint and gold desk? Yes please! I love the makeover this desk got. The colors and simple patterned top are perfect!
 {via}


Lately I've really been wanting to beef up my bracelet collect, which is at one right now! I love these bracelets! I definitely need to add some like them to my collect.
{via}


I don't know why but I've been obsessed with kitchens lately, have you noticed? ; ) This kitchen transformation is awesome! The after is pretty much my dream kitchen.
 {via}


These place cards are beautiful! They would be perfect for a bridal shower or elegant birthday party. So pretty!!
 {via}


I'm always looking for decor styling inspiration and I'm totally loving how this side table was styled. My favorite are the blue bottles in the tray!
{via}

Have a great weekend everyone!
stephanie

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DIY Photobooth



Hi all! Today I'm going to share with the last decoration tutorial from the barbecue party Chris and I hosted a couple weeks ago. If you missed the other two posts you can check them out here: Golden Welcome Wreath & Tissue Paper Lanterns . Today's tutorial is my favorite, the DIY Photo Booth! Here is how I made it:

What you need:
  • Tissue paper
  • Circle punch
  • Poster board
  • Glue stick

First I punched out lots circles from the tissue paper using a circle punch. Tissue paper is hard to punch out but if you have many layers it works better.



Next I glued the tissue paper circles onto the poster board with the glue stick. I ended up using four poster boards.



Finally I attached the poster boards to the wall using Command stickies.

And done!



I also made some fun props for us to use. If you all would like a tutorial on how I made those just let me know.  : )



This project was so easy and turned out great! My guest truly loved it! And Chris and I had fun too.  : )

stephanie

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The DIY'ers #13



Welcome to party #13 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Jennifer, from Brave New Homechose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Don't forget to follow our Pinterest Board to keep up with all the features!







If we featured you feel free to grab the button below:


Now on to the party!

Rules // They're Simple!
  • Follow each host somehow; anyway is fine!
  • Take a picture of your DIY and link it up below.
  • Text link back to one of our hosts or pick up The DIY'ers button and include it in your post so others can get involved in the The DIY'ers party.
  • Please do not promote giveaways, other link parties, or items for sale.
  • By entering a link, you're giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs.
 



stephanie

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Etsy Shop


Hi all! I've been hinting to something big I've been working on and I'm here to tell you what it is! I've opened my own Etsy shop!!!



Simply Dream & Create the Shop is a handmade shop specializing in sewn products & wooden art.

Nearly three years ago, when I had started my blog, I had moved into a new apartment with Chris and was obsessed with DIY projects, crafts, and home decor. With my newly discovered love for creating, I decided to start this blog as a place to share what I was making.

Soon after creating the blog, my real dream began to surface. I dreamt of opening my own shop to sell my handmade items with everyone.

And now my dream has become a reality!

Simply Dream & Create the Shop started after I made a friend a wooden art engagement gift. Another friend saw the gift and wanted something similar but for her children. The next thing I know I opened my Etsy shop, selling wooden art.



Each piece of wooden art is hand crafted and can be completely customized.

While I love making wooden art, my true passion lies with sewing. My dream was always to create and sell my sewn creations. This is why Simply Dream & Create the Shop has two very different product types.



Each zippered pouch is carefully handmade using cotton fabric, linen, and a YKK zipper. My design aesthetic is simple, clean, and natural with pops of personality using color, patterned fabric, and texture.

I'm so excited that I finally opened my shop and I've started turning my dreams into realities! Each Monday I'll be featuring my current and newest products so be sure to stop by!

stephanie