Entries Tagged as 'DIY'

Strawberry Lemonade + Printable

posted on: July 10, 2014

I love summer fruits, seriously, it’s the one of things I look forward to in the summertime – watermelon and strawberry are my absolute favorites, but I don’t discriminate, I eat all the others too ;) I shared my favorite smoothie on Instagram earlier this week and now I’m going to share my go to drink, strawberry lemonade – so refreshing, delicious, and most importantly, sooo easy to make!
 

Strawberry Lemonade

| 1 ½ – 2 cups strawberries
| 1 – 2 lemons (for the lemon juice)
| 3 – 4 cups water
| Agave
| Avery Square Labels 22806
| Printable Labels

Combine the strawberries, water, and lemon juice into a blender. Add your desired amount of agave (depending on how sweet you like it). Blend it and voila, done!

So perfect for summer picnics, parties, and get togethers – just pour it into some glass jars and slap on these printable labels! Easy right?

Enjoy :)

All free printables and downloads are copyright by Oh So Pretty. For personal / non-commercial use only. Not for redistribution or resale. Read full terms and conditions here. Labels provided by Avery.

Free Printables | Happy 4th of July

posted on: June 30, 2014

Who is excited for 4th of July?? Me! that’s who. Anyone doing anything fun and exciting?? This is probably the first year we aren’t doing anything “spectacular” for the 4th – it kind of snuck up on us, to be honest. We really wanted take a trip somewhere, but after much procrastination and indecisiveness, we decided planning / buying tickets the week of isn’t the best idea…. so we will be going back home and spending time with family and friends!
 
Here’s something exciting! I’ve teamed up with Avery and designed a free printable for you. Even though we aren’t doing anything big, I still wanted to put something together to celebrate freedom. So I made these little patriotic pouches.
 

Fourth of July Pouches

| 14″ x 14″ white fabric
| Avery Printable Tags with Strings 22802
| Happy 4th of July tags

I filled mine with cookies, candy, and party poppers, but you can fill yours with whatever your heart desires! So cute and simple, right?

Enjoy!

All free printables and downloads are copyright by Oh So Pretty. For personal / non-commercial use only. Not for redistribution or resale. Read full terms and conditions here. Tags provided by Avery.

DIY | Mini Vase Magnets

posted on: February 3, 2014

Let me preface this by stating, I haven’t played with any type of clay since middle school :) These cute little vases were so easy to make, they turned out quite well, in my opinion.

MINI VASE MAGNETS

Note – I listed what I used next to each supply, feel free to substitute

| Clay | Air Hardening Clay
| Glue | E6000
| Magnets | Disc Magnets
| Paint
| Floral

01. Start off with a golf ball size amount of clay and roll it to about 1/8 in.

02. Carefully mold it into a miniature vase – you can make it whatever size / shape you’d like

03. Follow the baking instructions if you get oven baked clay. Since I used Air Hardening Clay, I just let it harden over-night.

04. Paint / decorate it however you’d like, and glue a magnet on the back | NOTE the magnet I used (and listed above) is super strong, so make sure you use a super strong glue.

It’s now ready to house your favorite bloom and decorate your fridge :)

Kumquat Water

posted on: January 20, 2014

This weekend my aunt and uncle brought us boxes and boxes of their home grown kumquat, so I started making this simple, refreshing drink – kumquat + water + agave. It was a nice change from the usual lemonade and orange juice, and the tartness is just the kick I need to get the day started. Wanna live on the wild side – go ahead and add some rum, tequila, bourbon, or whatever your heart desires! You all know my body can’t handle alcohol, so you’ll have to let me know how those combos are.

Anybody else like kumquat or know of any other recipes? Let me know, we have so many, I’d like to make some more goodies.

DIY | Rose Body Scrub

posted on: January 13, 2014

Be prepared to feel super smooth and smell amazingly good! This weekend I decided it was time for my skin to get its much needed exfoliation so I made this amazing all natural Rose body scrub.

ROSE BODY SCRUB

| Fine sea salt
| Coarse sea salt (himalayan salt)
| Rose essential oil
| Jojoba Oil
| Glass jar / bottle
| Clear inkjet labels (full sheet)
| Body scrub labels | Download

Mix together the fine and coarse sea salt (I used himalayan salt so it would be pink) with the jojoba oil (you can use any type of natural unscented oil) and add drops of the rose oil to your desired scent. You want a consistency that’s the perfect middle between wet and dry – not too oily, not too crumbly.

I’ve also provided you with labels you can download – there are 2 different sizes depending on your jar / bottle size. Also, you can use the “Refresh” labels if you want to make body scrubs with a different scent.

Easy right? I’d have to say, the rose oil is making my room / bathroom smell incredibly fresh!

Enjoy!

DIY Journal / Lark & Linen

posted on: January 10, 2014

I’m so excited to be guest posting at Lark & Linen today while Jacquelyn’s out enjoying and exploring South Africa! I’ll be showing you how to make this lovely faux leather journal in just a few easy steps – seriously, it’s really simple!

Head over to Lark & Linen for the DIY!

Happy Friday, friends!

Make it / Gift it – Hello 2014

posted on: December 30, 2013

Make It / Gift It is a new series I’m starting where I’ll be showing you something you can make then gift to friends, family, co-workers… whomever you wish. But it doesn’t stop there. I’ll be gifting whatever I make to one lovely reader!! How exciting, right?! Read further for details…

 

 

MAKE IT

To ring in the New Year, I’ve put together some “Hello 2014” gift boxes – filling them with things I thought would be perfect to start off 2014! Of course, you can fill yours with whatever your heart desires. These would make wonderful party favors or gifts for friends and family.

| Wooden Box
| 2014 Calendar
| Journal
| 2014 Resolution Cards | Download
| Confetti Packs | View
| Paper Ornament

GIFT IT

| Leave a comment – Tell me your goals for the new year or what you are looking forward to in 2014.

| This one will have 3 winners – The first name drawn will receive the box and 2 others will receive the 2014 calendar I designed.

All Make It / Give It giveaways will last 48 hours. A name will be drawn at the end of the giveaway, and I’ll send an e-mail to the winner, therefore make sure you leave a valid e-mail address. Good luck and have fun!

US residents only. Giveaway ends January 1, 2014, 7:00 AM EST.

DIY | New Years Confetti Packs

posted on: December 29, 2013

I’ve had this pretty paper sitting in my closet for awhile now and thought they’d be perfect to hold some confetti for New Years Eve, yes?

What You Need:
| Decorative Paper
| Tacky Glue or Modge Podge
| Confetti
| Washi Tape

1/ Cut the paper into strips of your desired size – I cut mine 3 x 7 inches
2/ Fold the paper leaving about an inch up top to fold over
3/ Paint on some tacky glue on the edges, press down and let it dry
4/ Fill it with confetti
5/ Secure with a washi tape

Now, get ready to party!

Happy Holidays

posted on: December 23, 2013

I know my presence has been lacking here in the blogosphere, but I’ve been taking a little break to get some last minute holiday things in order as well as spend some quality time with friends and family. I wanted to come by today to wish you all a Merry Christmas as well as show you a very simple wreath I made :)

Want to make it yourself? It’s very easy! You just need a wreath frame, greenery, red berries, ribbon and floral wire — put it all together and voila!

What are your plans for the holidays? Whether you’re staying home, traveling, or visiting family – be safe and merry. I’ll be back after Christmas, until then you can always follow on Instagram.

Happy Holidays, friends!

DIY | Gold Leaf Ornaments

posted on: December 10, 2013

Gold Leaf Ornaments

What you need: Plain ornaments | Gold Leaf + Adhesive + Sealer

This is a super simple DIY. All you need are some plain white ornaments and gold leaf – I got mine as kit (came with the adhesive and sealer) from a local craft store. Paint on the adhesive where you’d like, gently place the gold leaf on top (I used a small dry paint brush to prevent it from sticking to my fingers), wait about 20 minutes for it to dry and remove the excess gold leaf with a dry brush. Done!

Gold Leaf Ornaments