Dec 11, 2020

FBF…DIY Door Decor

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Not so long ago and right about this time of year-I would  entertain the idea to channel my inner Martha (as in Stewart)  and cut greenery from around my yard and wire it all together to make my very own Holiday Door Decor.  In theory, I imagined I’d have this done in the time it took Martha to do it on a previous TV segment- which added up to about 20 minutes. My timing was wayyy off (this project would take anywhere from 2-3 hours)BUT the results were…not so bad -I think Martha might even approve.

I will absolutely cop to the fact that this idea came to me as I scoured the local florists and DIY shops to find -Ready -made  Christmas greenery that often looked like it had been put on a diet (this is LA so THAT is totally possible) -the outdoor greenery  was usually rail thin and willowy and didn’t have allot of body to it.. unless of course you bought gobs of the stuff which would quickly add up to the price of a  pair of Stuart Weitzman  Boots ($595.00) . Soooo not happening on something that lasts only a few weeks. Not wanting to squander my wardrobe money  I then opted for chopping , clipping and cutting greenery that I had in my own backyard and after a little wiring  of each and every branch, stem and berry .. I would end up with something each year that looked like …Well …like  you see in this post. 

Wiring greenery best done on flat surfaces.

 

 

 

Just a little something I thought to share today…if you’re still looking for ways to beat the Pandemic doldrums and decorate your home to the nines all while saving money and getting in some crafty time.  All you need are some branches of greenery, berries, floral wire (you can get at any craft store, and a bit of time.

P.S. I highly suggest wearing garden gloves while putting together your  Holiday Door Decor.  They not only keep your hand warms but prevent you from getting wire cuts and scratches from pine needles.

 

 

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Dec 14, 2015

Pretty Pretzels

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

If yo’re looking for a pretty and EASY DIY gift idea I think I have hit the holy grail. These pretty pretzels dipped and decorated are the perfect party favor, hostess gift or dessert for your holiday party.. Just dip and decorate and whah lah-Done! pp2 pp1

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Dec 31, 2014

Easy New Year’s DIY

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor
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Image courtesy of buzzfeed

Your in total party prep mode and you want to add a little pop to your party without breaking the bank. Here are just a few fabu finds to try and they’re all easy peasy and so do-able. Just use tacky spray glue and glitter…GO!

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Image courtesy of bestfriendsforfrosting.com/

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Image courtesy of Bridal Musings

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Dec 10, 2014

DIY…Holiday Trim

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

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It all started innocently enough. I thought with all the greenery around our yard… why not make my own garland. How hard could it be to wire together branch after cut branch and mix in some berries and lemon leaves? Fast forward about 14 hours later and I have cut greenery, wired every branch and berry in a five mile radius and zipped over to Michael’s to get the proper wire form to make a wreath for the mantle. Thinking that maybe I had reached the DIY limit I decided that the pinecones needed to be silver so a major bout of spray painting ensued. Here is a glimpse of the final result. Oh one more thing-have some extra band aids on hand because you are going to be needing them.Happy Holidays!

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May 7, 2014

Marvelous Mason Jars

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Who knew that with a little paint and glitter the Mason Jar could be so marvelous!

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Nov 27, 2012

Pinterest DIY

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

FYI: Christmas and crafting seem to go hand in hand. I came across this fabulous idea via Pinterest and thought it might give you a bit of holiday inspiration. You can get small frames at the dollar store and glue gun them on any type of  Styrofoam wreath covered in your choice of materials- (they used inexpensive burlap on this rendition).  I may have to give this one a go….

 

 

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Aug 8, 2012

Pin it!!!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Pinterest can be so.o.o.o addicting. If you want a  real pin board that will not only house your most glamorous of decorative pins but look uber pretty. Take a look at this-courtesy of Pinterest…(where else)?!

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Jul 8, 2012

Bedazzled…DIY courtesy of Pinterest

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

What better way to start the week than with an absolutely fabulous DIY project … courtesy of our fellow pinners on Pinterest. Who knew that with a little bit of patience,some permanent glue application and a whole lot of sparkle beading you too can have heels that bedazzle.

http://www.saifou.com/entry/17168.html

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Feb 22, 2012

Tribal Shoe for You…DIY

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

This tribal shoe is so.o.o.o fabu. The best part of this look: It’s easy,affordable and do-able. All you need is a basic shoe (heels preferred) in a solid color,and a little bit of time to make the ankle adornment. If you’re going with a peep toe pump a great suggestion is to have your pretty tootsies painted in a coordinating color to really make this look pop.  Give it a go!

 

 Purchase beads in two different hues and string.

 String together two rows of the same color beading of the same length.

Tie ends of string in a pretty small bow

 I love this look and must give credit to the fabulous Geneva of a pair and a spare blogspot…

http://apair-andaspare.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-burberry-tribal-high-heels.html

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Jan 25, 2012

Pretty DIY

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Trace floral template on paper …..

Take fashion fabric (pictured here-illusion netting) fold numeorus times to the width that you desire. The more layers =the fuller the flower.Pin pattern down and cut carefully around pattern edges.

Adjust layers so that each is at a different angle...keeping center of flower intact.

With a needle and matching thread stitch center of flower together.

If your an advanced seamstress you can attach beading with thread OR the easiest option is to attach a store bought button with glitter or pearl in the center.

 Images courtesy ofwww.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-gorgeous-chiffon-and-tulle-flowers

 

 

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