Happy Wednesday friends! By popular vote from my Instagram stories last week I’m bringing you my DIY beaded wreath tutorial to brighten your day. (If you don’t follow along on Instagram, follow me here!)
This DIY was incredibly easy and super cute for spring! So grab a glass of wine or a mug of your favorite hot beverage and have some fun crafting! I’m showing you how you can make one of your own and where to get all the supplies!
- Using your hot glue gun, glue the split wooden balls around the wreath hoop leaving the bottom part empty. (For reference, I used 28 wooden balls. You can use more or less depending on how many flowers you want to add).
- Next, use your floral wire to attach your greenery and flowers. You can also hot glue them if easier. I chose to use floral wire so that I could easily switch out the florals with the change of seasons.
- Optional – if you want, tie a ribbon on the top to add a little more pizazz!
And that’s it! Seriously looks like something you would get off of Etsy! Super easy, cute for spring and easily interchangeable for every season!
Share a picture of your wreath and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest so that I can reshare!
Check out some of my other DIYs
Dropcloth curtain tutorial
DIY engineer prints
Whitewashed brick fireplace
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It’s Family Room Reveal Day!!!! I am so excited to show you guys how our family room turned out. Since we moved in to our house, I have had visions of how it would turn out and this by far exceeded my dreams!
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We started with painting over the knotty pine which was a HUGE debate in our house. From the minute I looked at the house, I couldn’t wait to paint it. Rick on the other hand, wanted to keep it as is since he thought it was perfect for a “man cave”. We compromised (isn’t that what marriage is all about?) and did a single layer of paint and then sanded it with a palm sander to give it more of a distressed look and let the natural pine pop through. It totally brightened up the room!
We had new carpet installed and I layered our original living room rug on top to give it some more texture and a pattern.
My favorite part of the whole project is the faux beam Rick put up to mount our industrial lights. It really gives the room that Adirondack cabin feel.
I chose to decorate our mantle with a simple green wreath, some blue jars and faux greenery to pop off of the whitewash brick. (The whitewash brick fireplace was one of the very first DIYs we did in our home. You can see the transformation here.)
I am so happy how the whole room turned out. This is our new cozy hangout and it’s Lola’s new favorite spot too, curled up next to the warm fire.
You can shop some of the pieces of our family room below:
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These no sew dropcloth curtains are an easy way to change the look of any space. Recently we updated our living room decor (you can see the post here). We got rid of the old sheers that we had hanging and added these for some easy and inexpensive farmhouse flair.
This is probably one of the EASIEST diys I have ever shared. There’s no sewing or cutting and it’s super cheap. It’s literally 2 steps and will totally warm up any room. Check out the tutorial below.
No sew dropcloth curtain tutorial
You will need:
1.) The first thing I did was I took my dropcloths out of the package and washed them with a generous amount of fabric softener, then threw them in the dryer. This was probably the part of the tutorial that took the most time. Dropcloths can be tough and scratchy and I wanted mine to have more of a soft, linen-like feel. This also faded the color a little bit which I think makes it look more rustic. You can totally skip this step if you like the dropcloths as is when you get them.
2.) Next I laid out each drop cloth on the floor and folded the top part down about 24 inches. (You will need to measure your window for the part to determine how much of the material you are going to fold down on top so that it hits the floor at the right lenght).
3.) Then with your curtain clips on the curtain rod, clip the folded part of the dropcloth with the ruffle facing the front.
Then just fluff.
That’s it. Super easy. I love an easy farmhouse DIY and I just may add these to some of the other rooms in our house.
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Starbucks recently released their new holiday beverage – the Irish Cream Cold Brew. Being a coffee junkie and lover of Irish Cream I obviously had to run out and try it. It is pure magic in a cup. Without the booze of course. However, at about $4.50 a cup, not so magical on the wallet. I’ve created my own Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew recipe so that you can make your own. And I’ve also included a boozy edition for when you want to be a little extra 😉
Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew
- 1 cup of cold coffee (I usually just make a cup, refrigerate for a bit and then add some ice)
- 2 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- cocoa powder (for dusting)
- First you’ll need to make your Irish Cream. (I made this ahead of time in a larger quantity and stored in the fridge in a mason jar). Mix together 1 3/4 cups of heavy whipping cream, 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp of almond extract. Stir together.
- Next make a cup of coffee, chill and then pour over ice.
- Add some of your Irish Cream to your coffee, as much as you want.
- In a bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Whip or use an immersion blender until the mixture is frothy.
- Top your coffee with the cream foam and a dusting of cocoa powder.
To make my boozy adults only edition:
- Make a batch of my Homemade Irish Cream. (Recipe here)
- Pour into your iced coffee
- Sip and get happy 🙂
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