DIY Burlap American Flag

First off, I can’t believe it is already July! Where is this year going? I seem to be short on time these days: juggling a full time job, trying to keep the blog going and just blocking and tackling everything else life is throwing at me. All things consider I still find so much joy in crafting, even in the simplest of things. I don’t think this burlap flag craft could be any simpler. Burlap is one of my favorite materials to work with and it is so inexpensive!

Happy birthday, America!

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Materials/Tools:

  • Burlap
  • Red Paint
  • Blue Paint
  • Twine
  • Dowel Rod
  • Hot Glue Gun

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Easiest Refinished Ikea Nightstand Ever!

I think this is by far the easiest DIY that anyone could do. Really all you need is a little paint and a cork board! Watch the tutorial below for all the details.

Materials:

  • Spray Paint – The particleboard on these Ikea nightstands soaked up so much paint. I needed 3 bottles for each nightstand. I used Rust-Oleum Painters’ Touch Ultra Cover spray paint. It is primer and paint in one!
  • Cork board – I got a pre-painted one from Michaels but if you can’t find one, check out the my other post on how to create your own.
  • Adhesive Glue – E6000

Happy #DIYFriday!

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DIY: Flower Crown

My style isn’t super girly, but there is just something about flower crowns that I love. Maybe it is the carefree vibe they give off? I think if it was acceptable I would rock it more often than not. Whether you are in a wedding or heading to a music festival check the video for all the details on how to make your own.

By the way, I love the idea of doing a flower crown bar at a bridal or baby shower. It’s a great activity that your guests can really engage in and the crown serves as your party favor! My suggestion would be to make the actual crowns ahead of time with the coiled wire, so that all your guests have to do is fill it with flowers.

Materials/Tools:

  • Floral Coiled Wire
  • Floral Wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Pilers
  • Flowers

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DIY: Glitter Pumpkins

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus but the holidays are making me jump right back into things! These glitter pumpkins are one of my favorite crafts to do for Fall. It’s a quick and easy craft for anyone who wants to add a little extra sparkle to their holiday decor. They also make for great last minute hostess gifts.

Check out the video for the tutorial!

diy glitter pumpkins

Materials:

  • Mod Podge Glue
  • Glitter (use a fine texture one)
  • Mod Podge High-Gloss Sealer Spray
  • Paint Brush
  • Butcher paper or Newspaper to use for prepping the table

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

DIY Quote Wall Art

This type of urban artwork has really gained a lot of popularity lately and it couldn’t be easier to create your own version at home. The best part is that you can customize it to your heart’s desire with quotes, city names or streets, song lyrics, etc. Share what you create by posting an image on Instagram and tagging me @likehearted. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Inspiration:

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DIY: Chevron Painted Desk

I have to be honest…things have been so incredibly busy lately that it didn’t leave me much time to prep for this tutorial. I pretty much did the design on the fly. I still think is turned out pretty badass though! Oh, did I mention that I used chalkboard paint so I can easily write down my to-do list right on my desktop!?! Just in case I happen to leave anything out, please feel free to ask questions in the comments below.

Curb Appeal: How to Repaint a Front Door

After 2 years, I’m finally doing updates to the outside of my house. First up, repainting the front door a fire engine red. I’m usually not a fan of red, but I love this Benjamin Moore color called Ruby Red. I will admit it took me a few days (okay…maybe a few weeks) to get use to the color. My great-grandpa was a fire chief and my mom loved firemen, so this color brings back so many memories and puts a smile on my face every day I walk out the door.

The new color looks lovely, especially after you leave your keys in the front door overnight!

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