DIY Time

This past weekend was the first weekend since the very beginning of March that I have had absolutely nothing to do. Well, nothing I had to go out and do, I still had to write a research paper. So I literally stayed in all weekend to write it-- that was miserable, but I took a lot of breaks.

For most of those breaks I went over to YouTube and watched videos from my new favorite channel, WhatsUpMoms. Don't ask me why I'm obsessed with a YouTube channel about moms, I'm weird and they are really funny (and cool). They are a group of three moms that put together all kinds of videos; from tips, healthy recipes, DIY's, and hilarious parody's. They are the moms I hope to be when I have children--I'm obsessed. My favorite videos of theirs would be, "I'm So Pregnant" an Iggy Azalea parody, and "Living for the Share" a Bon Jovi parody. I would go check them out if you want a good laugh.

While watching one of their DIY videos, I got inspired to get a little crafty myself. I took an extra long break Friday afternoon from my paper, headed to the store, and bought supplies for my very first DIY. I always tell people I'm not crafty at all, because I'm not, but I would have done anything to get out of writing this paper for a little while.

For my craft, I made a gold fishbowl vase with fake white roses, and then just gold candles to match the vase. This was SO easy, and I think the finished results turned out really cute!! The link to the video is here. All you need for this project is: glass bowl, flowers of your choice (real or fake), and gold spray paint. Everything else I used was not essential.


Step 1: Get your supplies, find an area you can spray paint, and newspaper down that area.

I used fake flowers because as a college student this is a lot easier for me, I would have much preferred real roses. I just don't have the time to keep refilling them (or the money!). 

Step 2: I removed all stickers from the candles, and placed paper towel inside the candle so I do not get spray paint on the inside. You can also use painters tape, but I didn't have any.

Step 3: Start spraying!! 10-12 inches away (I don't know if I did that, though). I had trouble getting too close, and spraying too much. Making the spray paint drip down the sides. Practice makes perfect!


 You should probably wear gloves, I did not, obviously. It wasn't too hard to get off. 

I left the candles upside down to dry.

Step 4: Flower arrangement. I found with the fake flowers, that it was easier to bend the stems back and forth until it broke, than try to use scissors. 
I used trash bag ties to keep the flowers for the middle together. 

Step 5: I realized I cut my flowers too short, so I added paper towels at the bottom to make the flowers look taller. It worked great!

 Step 6: Place the flowers in your vase, and there ya go!! A beautiful flower decoration for your home.


 Finished Results


I hope you try this DIY out! It's super easy and looks so pretty.
Have a great week!!
xo, 
claudia 

28 comments :

  1. What a great idea! I've caught myself using a lot of faux blooms lately because I can count on them looking great...forever!

    Tiffani

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    1. so much easier when you don't have time for the real thing!!

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the gold color!

    http://www.lifeofbrookeandjane.blogspot.com

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  3. This is so cute! I haven't had any time for crafting this year with my busy schedule (except for earlier in the fall semester when I got my Little but that wasn't optional crafting haha!), but I'm looking forward to being creative this summer!! I have a ton of scrapbooking I will need to catch up on, :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I haven't had any time either, except for this weekend! it was a lot of fun- i'm looking forward to the summer for more DIY's!

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  4. Awesome DYI idea !! Now if I can just find the time to do it!
    xo Jaime
    www.therealfashionista.com

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    1. this one is simple you basically only need 10 minutes!!

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  5. This is awesome! I am definitely going to try it. Love the DG frame! :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  6. That looks GORGEOUS and so high end! I usually dislike artificial flowers, but I'm loving this whole look! Definitely going to replicate it :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. I usually don't either, but I thought it was necessary since I won't have time to change them and buy new ones regularly. I'm very happy with how they turned out!

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  7. That looks like something I would get an an overpriced home decor store. I'm so glad you posted this! I'm moving this summer/fall and keep looking for decoration inspiration. This. Is. Amazing.
    xx. Brittany
    Life Like a Twenty Something

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    1. aww thanks! it was so fun & easy to make!!

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  8. I love the youtube channel! I need to check it out and tend to love quirky stuff like that! Love this diy and seriously need to try something like this. The end product is awesome!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    1. yes! you really need to!! thank you, it was so simple!!

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  9. Hey Claudia! I just stumbled on your blog, and I love it! You are such a gorgeous person with such a great personality that comes across in your writing. I'm an Alpha Delta Pi at Baylor University. I'm so glad to find other college bloggers!
    Kaylee
    www.goldandhearts.com

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    1. Wow! Thank you for the kind words, they mean a lot!! I'm so happy you found my blog, and I am looking forward to reading yours!! College bloggers unite!! xo

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  10. Honestly, I scrolled through the pictures before reading and I didn't know those flowers were fake until I read what you wrote! I'm impressed with your craftiness. I swear I am the worst crafter ever, but you pulled it off perfectly. Also, I came and read this post yesterday and immediately started watching that youtube channel and I got so distracted that I totally got sidetracked from leaving a comment. You now have me hooked on a new channel..

    --Sam

    http://www.BesosFromAmerica.com

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    1. Thank you!! I'm glad you couldn't tell they were fake, I'm not a huge fan of fake flowers, but I thought it was necessary to have. I'm happy that I'm not the only one that is obsessed with their channel, love that I got you hooked, too!! xo

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  11. Oh my gosh this is so beautiful. And it perfectly matches my wedding theme for September...I might just need to make these for that!!

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  12. This looks absolutely amazing! I have no arts and crafts skills, but I am totally going to try this out!

    xo,
    Jessica
    www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

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  13. Cute! I definitely want to try this out... maybe in white to match my room, but I love the gold!

    www.jenna-grace.com

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