HOLIDAY DIY | Monogram Tile Ornament 

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I had so much fun making the DIY Braided Rope Wreaths with Brother last year, when they asked me to partner up again this year, I said ” Yes! Let’s keep the tradition going!” For this years ornament, I challenged myself to use a material I have not used for holiday decorating in the past, and since I am fresh off the Barnhouse renovation, I thought tile would be a fun way to decorate our first Christmas tree in this home! If you don’t have any extra tile at home, no worries, a sheet like these only cost $10-$20 dollars at the hardware store and can create up to 60 ornaments! ISPYDIY_MonogramTileOrnament10
This is my first time using gold foil letters, and they are SO EASY, and look incredible, I am obsessed! I guarantee anyone you give these to will be wowed it’s a super quick DIY, less than 90 seconds each. And then to top it off, print out a sweet message on the Brother P-touch Embellish Ribbon & Tape Printer to create a super personalized present or mark each year’s ornament.
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I marked our first year as The Yolos, and one for each of our pups (complete with a little puppy symbol on each of their ribbons 🙂 I am SO excited with how these turned out, and to make new one every year out of tile from each of our renovations! All the step and supplies are after the break. (more…)


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HOLIDAY DIY | Thrifted Chalkboard Charcuterie Table 

DIY PROJECT, Eats DIY, Holiday DIY, Home DIY

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This Thanksgiving is SO special to me because my guy and I are getting married!! If you have been following along on ISPYDIY Instagram, I have been sharing some sneak peeks of our DIY wedding, and one project I am excited to take on is the charcuterie table!! And I am excited to partner up again with my longtime sponsor, Krylon® Brand, to give a thrifted table a makeover. It honestly brings me so much joy to create these cheese boards!!!

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I was looking for a round table so friends could gather around & snack before the ceremony, and I was beyond excited when I spotted this one at Goodwill for $30!! But wait, it gets better, when you flip the top it’s a bumper pool and poker table, AMAZING! So after the food is gone, we can fire up the games. The only downside was that the “wood” aka cheap veneer was chipping and I did not love the orangey color. So I thought it would be fun to paint it with Krylon® Brand Chalkboard Paint, to give it a matte black finish, which also could be used for writing fun messages and keeping score! I also found some white and wood candle sticks at the second hand store and gave them a spray painted makeover with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer in Matte Bordeaux and Brushed Metallic Champagne Nouveau. I am obsessed with the dark and moody vibe of the Bordeaux color, and Champagne Nouveau mixed in perfectly with my antique gold pieces. After I painted two coats on the table and let it dry, I started building my cheese board. I stuck to the color theme of the wedding, dark reds and greens with brass and wood accents, and absolutely love how it turned out and now I have a reference for my wedding day!

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HOLIDAY DIY | Thanksgiving Photo Frame

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Last month my family and I took an amazing trip through Europe, starting in Paris to Oktoberfest in Munich, then Prague to visit my little Sister, and finally, the most beautiful, Strasbourg! I took so SO many photos on my iPhone along the way, and I was looking for a fun way to print and display them at home, and then I discovered the FUJIFILM instax SHARE® SP-3 SQ printer! It was SUPER easy to print out the snaps I took in each country straight from my phone or Instagram via the instax SHARE app. And they just look so darn cute in the old school format.
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Next, was figuring out how to display them. I thought it would be to fun to sandwich the photos between two inexpensive pieces of glass I bought at the hardware store. Then, I constructed a frame out of wood, so the glass could slide in and out. That way I can change out the photos often! Since it’s the Thanksgiving season, and I am beyond grateful for the experiences I had abroad with my family, I wanted to add a message of gratitude to the frame. I have ALWAYS wanted to try my hand and wood burning, and I was surprised at how easy it was to create a custom message. The hardest part is waiting for each letter stamp to heat up (patience is not a virtue of mine, ha!). All the steps and supplies after the break:
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