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Diy Copper Bracelets

I’m still in that copper-obsessed phase, and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. I recently followed this brass necklace DIY, and made my own out of copper . So I decided to create a few cuff bracelets using the same type of tubing. It’s the easiest process and produces a wonderful result. See how I did it below.
What you need:

  • 1/4′ Copper tubing
  • Tube cutter
  • Tape Measure
  • Glass (or anything the diameter of your wrist)

Step 1: Measure the diameter of your wrist or desired size of your bracelet. Mark with marker.
Step 2: Cut tubing using the tube cutter. I cut mine at 6 inches.
Step 3: Wrap tubing around your glass and press firmly to bend. Keep bending until you have your desired shape. If edges are rough, you can use sandpaper to smooth it.

Easy Diy Plant Hanger

I’ve made a number of these plant hangers, and each time I fail to document the process. As part of my New Year’s resolutions, I’ve finally managed to document the how-to. You can make this plant hanger with any type of beads you’d like – in this case, I’ve opted for copper tubing. The advantage of using “beads” instead of knots, is that the plant hanger becomes 100% adjustable to fit any size pot. Here’s how I did it.

What you need: rope, metal ring, scissors, 8 copper tubing pieces (mine is 1/2″ diameter).

Step 1: Cut four pieces of rope. Each piece should be twice as long as you want your plant hanger to hang (I did about 2 1/2 arm lengths). Pull rope midway through metal ring.

Step 2: Pull your rope tight and make 4-5 square knots. Tighten knots and separate into pairs.

Step 3: Place one copper tube on each pair of rope. Separate pairs and cross over each other. Place another copper tube on these new pairs.

Step 4: You should now have 8 copper tubes on your plant hanger. Move these upwards towards the ring. At the ends of your rope, tie into a knot. Be sure to tighten and trim excess rope.

Step 5: Place pot inside plant hanger (centered on knot), pull tight and adjust copper tubing. Enjoy!

*Note: This plant hanger is 100% adjustable to fit any size pot.

Our Nursery Reveal: Before & After

We bought a house in April, moved in right away, and immediately started designing the nursery. We knew that it was the most important room in the house to have completed prior to baby’s arrival. It took several weekends to complete, and I could not be more pleased with how it turned out. Here are the before photos and scroll down to see the after!

You’ll notice that the previous owners had painted the room a dark tan (the entire house is this awful color) and it really makes the room seem so much smaller and darker than it actually is. The dated ceiling fan was way oversized and hung too low for the room – the blinding lights were directly in front of your face! Oh and the popcorn ceiling, isn’t it lovely? NOT. It obviously had to go. So with a little scraping, lots of priming and painting to cover up those dark walls, and a new fan, the room is hardly recognizable!

So, what do you think? Pretty dramatic transformation, right? It always amazes me what just a few little changes can do for a space!

Sources:
Wall Color: Ultra Pure White by Behr
Crib: Walmart
Changing Table: Walmart
Rocking Chair: Vintage
Ottoman: Homegoods
Side Table: Target
Lamp: Target
Ceiling Fan: Home Depot
Bookcase: IKEA
Rug: Rizzy Home
Diaper Pail: Ubbi
Baskets: Homegoods
Pillows: TJMaxx
Animal Prints: The Animal Print Shop
Watercolor Art: DIY
Mobile: DIY

Diy Rope + Copper Wall Hanging

I’ve created a few of these wall hangings, although with wooden beads instead of copper (here). To say I’m obsessed with them is a little bit of an understatement. The DIY process is pretty straight forward and only takes a short amount of time. Follow this tutorial to get started.

I bought all of my copper in pre-cut pieces and used almost 100 feet of rope. To keep my “beads” in place, I threw in a few hand stitches on the backside of the rope; since my rope was so thick I decided to do this in place of knots. Because it is heavy, I made mine while laying on the floor versus hanging on the wall.

Warning: They are addicting.

3-step Diy Animal Planter

I’ve made a few of these gold animal planters and I finally got around to documenting the process. It’s pretty simple, with only 3 steps. I’ve painted mine gold, but I think a clean white would also look great. Here’s how I did it:

What you need: A toy animal (I found mine in the Target dollar section), Paint sprayer, a drill, two drill bits (depending on your desired hole size), and an air plant.

*Note: Rust-olem’s Gold Metallic is the best gold spray paint I’ve found (and I’ve tried plenty!) – it is super shiny and goes on quick and smooth.

Step 1: With your smaller drill bit, drill a hole where you want the center to be on your animal – most likely, the top center. Next, use your bigger drill bit and drill on top of your existing hole. Be sure to hold the animal tight and drill slowly. It’s okay if your whole isn’t perfect, the paint and plant will disguise it.

Step 2: Spray paint your animal and allow to dry. Depending on your color choice, you may need more than one coat.

Step 3: Place your air plant inside. Enjoy!

Diy Ikea Bar Cart Hack

After my existing bar cart failed to hold the weight of our liquor and wine, I decided to repurpose it and create a new one. After spotting this one at Ikea for such a steal, I knew I couldn’t pass it up. With a little gold spray paint, it is absolutely perfect in our tiny dining room corner. Here’s how I did it.

What you need: painter’s tape, drop cloth, and Best Paint Sprayer.

Step 1: Assemble your bar cart and place onto drop cloth or cardboard. If you’ve already added the wheels, just tape them off.

Step 2: Spray paint your cart in 1-2 even coats. Allow to dry.

Step 3: Add shelves, style and enjoy!