DIY Blueberry dyed Easter Eggs and Toasted Coconut nests are my Easter tablescape must haves this year! To compliment the beautiful dish and glassware, I wanted to try dying Easter eggs with natural ingredients. I stepped out of my color comfort zone and choose a blue theme, and made my dye from blueberries. You can use fresh or frozen Blueberries, but I found the frozen yielded a deeper blue. I used Martha’s tutorial for dyeing with natural ingredients (she suggests cabbage for blue eggs) It was super simple! Next up, I toasted shaved coconut in pan on low heat on the stove, then formed it into little nests while warm to put in the bowls. Add a chocolate egg for a sweet little treat!
I had so much fun making the DIY Braided Rope Wreaths with Brotherlast 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!
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.
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…)
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!!!
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!