DIY coffee filter wall hanging

diy coffee filter wall hanging tutorial

This week’s tutorial is something totally different: a home decor DIY!! I was planning on making a new background for my youtube videos and thought of this and decided it would be nice to do a tutorial for it since it is so so easy but a really cute decoration! I love using branches for decoration (as seen here) and you know I love love love white, so this was perfect for me! The texture of the coffee filters are so good too. I am just in love!

What kind of decor do you like to diy? I always love getting new inspiration for my home (aka our little apartment) and freshening things up :)

XO, k

DIY Garment Rack Tutorial

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Today’s tutorial is simple but one of my favorite (and most functional) pieces in our apartment! Anyone with a love of shopping knows that closet space is always a hot commodity, so with a garment rack you can display some of your favorite pieces or use it for coats and boots like I did. I think once spring comes, which I am hoping is like next week, I will transition it! Without further ado:

Materials:

Piece of wood for bottom

Four casters

Two pipes for the sides of your rack and one for the top (I used 3/4″ x 60″ iron pipe)

One pipe for the top of your rack (I used 3/4″ x 36″)

Two floor flanges in whatever width you choose

Two elbows in whatever width you choose

Screws

Attach the elbows to the top bar and the the sides to the bottom of the elbows.

Drill with screws the flanges into the bottom piece of wood.

Drill the casters onto the bottom of your piece of wood!

And that is it! Mine is very sturdy and believe me, right now I have about twenty heavy winter coats hanging off of it so I am pushing it to its limits! Hope you enjoyed!

XO, k

DIY rope and driftwood teacup holder

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After being in our apartment for awhile now, I thought it was only appropriate that I start to show you some of our decor and how to make it yourself! If anyone knows me, I love to go shopping and say “I think I could make this..”. Sometimes it never actually happens but when we need a certain piece of furniture etc. I am all about it. In fact, the majority of our furniture is DIY! I am lucky enough that Charlie loves using his tools and being my handy man because I don’t know if I would particularly trust my clumsy self to handle a saw..

I went to school in Rhode Island and lived literally less than half a mile from the beach. I am such a beach bum and loved going there and just walking the beach, even in the winter all bundled up! While I was living there, I found this piece of drift wood that I couldn’t bear to leave.. Yes, I am that kind of scavenger that could be borderline hoarder.. You never know when you are going to need something! Anyways, when we moved in here we had the perfect idea for how to use it and it turned out to be a super simple project that is actually one of my all time favorite things!

Materials: Piece of driftwood, rope, large hooks for ceiling, small screws for teacups

Plans: Cut the piece of wood to the desired length. Decide where you want the piece of wood to fall on your wall and measure that distance. Cut two pieces of rope with that measurement + a foot or two

Make a slip knot around the drift wood with both pieces of rope and another double knot around the ceiling hooks. Take the piece of wood out of the slip knots and put to the side.

Screw the large hooks into the ceiling, making sure to measure how far apart you want them on the piece of wood. You may need those drywall screw holder things (you know what I’m talking about right?) just to make sure it is in there really securely

Screw in your small hooks to the bottom of the wood.

Slide the piece of wood back into the slip knots and hang your teacups!

Hope you enjoyed!

XO, k

Twine Bowl Tutorial

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Okay guys, so this is an easy diy but I made it awhile ago and I think it just is so pretty and simple. I didn’t take pictures during the process, but you really don’t need them to do this.

Get a bowl the size that you want your bowl to be (mine flattened a bit so just focus on the diameter that you want).

Put saran wrap around your bowl so that the twine doesn’t stick to your bowl.

Take twine and coat it in glue. I just put the glue in a bowl and saturated the twine.

Swirl your sticky twine around the bowl, making sure to overlap the twine in a bunch of different places so that the bowl is stronger.

Let this dry overnight and then peel off the saran wrap. You may have to cut any excess glue with scissors so that it looks cleaner.

VOILA! This bowl is perfect to put fruit but I also love the look of decorative pine cones! You could do anything, be creative!

XO, k