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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Easy and Fast Ways to Decorate a Blank Wall

Framed Fabric Wall Decor

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hanging fabric in frames

Simply cut some fabric, put in frame and hang. This is perfect for bringing out or tying in accent colors.

Theme Wall Decor

how to decorate like a beach house

Example: Beach House Decor - Put some beachy stuff on shelves and hang a shabby chic mirror.

Paper Pinwheels Wall Decor

how to decorate with paper pinwheels

These super neat pinwheels can be made with wrapping paper, newspaper, magazines, etc.

Rustic Wall Decor

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Get your hands on a tree branch and you'll have all kind of tree shelves, knobs, and hooks for adding decorations.

You'll Never Guess What Makes this Wall So Fascinating...

how to take professional artsy photos

I took a photo with my phone of my DIY Crystal Tree (More on that HERE.) Then I uploaded the pic to Photoscape and played around. What I came out with was wall worthy to me.

use your photos for decorations

Grab your camera and snap some photos of objects and scenery that you like. In a simple photo editing program like Photoscape or anyone you prefer, you can adjust elements of your photo like size, exposure, and color saturation and you can add filters like reflection and shadow.

Family Tree Wall Decor

wall decal ideas

These tree wall decals are fairly easy to apply and when done so correctly look flawless. You can hang some of your favorite photos on the branches and your tree decal becomes the tree of life.

You Don't Have to be an Artist Wall Decor

Easy DIY wall painting

This modern wall design was made by placing three canvases side by side and painting a design as if they were one. Then hang with a little space in between.

Recycling for Wall Decor

How to use pallets to decorate

 Can you get your hands on a pallet or old fencing? Write down some house rules or favorite quotes for wall art with a purpose.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine's Day Cake Pops - Mailboxes with Pink Fondant Flags

Valentine Cake Ball Pops

You can learn how to use fondant for cake balls and cake pops in my post Birthday Cake Cake Pops with Fondant

Valentine Cake Pops

Crafty Gal Tip - Add fondant flags AFTER cake pop icing is dry. Use a dab of melted chocolate as the adhesive for the flag.

Valentines Day Mailbox Cake Balls

Outline the mailbox lid with icing writer. (I should have used a more contrasting color.)

Valentines Desserts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Purple Shampoo Turning Your Hair Purple? How to Properly Use Toning Shampoo on Blonde Hair.

Toning shampoos can work wonders for brassy locks or to achieve a white blonde shade after and in between highlights. But there is a severe grandma hair epidemic going around resulting from the incorrect application of toners. If you apply these key steps into your toning routine, you'll have everyone asking who your colorist is.

#1 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...

Spend a Few More Bucks on a Really Good Product.

ULTA sells this Lee Stafford line for Blondes. I would recommend going for it and getting both the shampoo and conditioner. The cost is about 10 dollars per bottle.

#2 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...

Use Toning Products One Time per Week or every 10 Days, NOT with Every Wash

Purple toners dry out the hair so it absorbs the cool tones. If you overuse the product, you will not only compromise the health of the hair but absorb too much of the shampoo's actual purple color instead of the toning tint in the shampoo.

#3 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...

Lightly Cleanse Hair with a Regular Shampoo Just Before Applying Toner

In order to work up a good lather and to prep the hair to receive an even tone, use about half the amount of your regular shampoo that you normally would and give your hair a quick rinse. Then immediately apply purple shampoo.

#4 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...

Lather! Root to End.

Work that product all over the hair focusing on getting a good lather all over starting at the scalp.

#5 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...


Rinse the toning shampoo out COMPLETELY. Your hair will feel quite dry. But this is normal.

#6 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...

Condition! End to Root.

I recommend using a moisturizing toning conditioner for blondes. Work the conditioner into the hair with the reverse technique used for applying the toning shampoo. Rinse the conditioner out COMPLETELY.

#7 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...

Avoid Blow Dryer.

It's ALWAYS best to let your hair air dry, avoiding the heat of a blow dryer but especially after toning. Apply a little leave in conditioner spray to wet hair and let nature do most of the work.

Let Me Know if this Tutorial Helped You!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fireplace Mantel Decoration Ideas

How about some unique ideas for fireplace mantel decorating...

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Shewelry - DIY Shoe Accessories. Create a New Pair of Shoes with Shoe Jewelry.

Shoe Accessories

 Turn old shoes into new styles

Shewelry - I made this foot cuff by cutting felt into strips and then attaching a piece of elastic to either end of the strips.

How to make ankle strap for shoe

Slide the cuff onto your foot and then put your shoe on. Very comfortable and stylish.


Add ankle strap to pumps

Shewelry - I made these ankle straps by cutting strips of felt and hot gluing studded trim on top. Then I sewed Velcro and the chain accessory to the felt.

DIY shoe design

This Shewelry piece is my favorite when worn with flats.

Ankle strap added to shoe

Or wear with pumps and REALLY pump it up.

Add bows to boots, shoes

Shewelry - I made these little bows out of ribbon by the spool and attached them to hair clips with hot glue.

Clip on bows for shoes

There are many ways you can clip these onto boots, pumps, flats, etc.

DIY shoes

Shewelry - Another foot cuff made with felt and rhinestones attached with elastic.

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Shewelry - Turns ordinary flats into elegant Mary Janes