With all the paint, hot glue, and other random craft items I go through around here, I’m pretty tough on aprons. And my last one kicked the dust a while back during a pretty dramatic paint spill. Whoops! So, I started searching for more durable options and decided to DIY my own once again. I found some heavy duty canvas placemats for $4 each locally (at Candlefish in PCM if you’re in Atlanta) and thought they’d make the perfect half-aprons. They’re super durable and already had a built in pocket.
I had a bunch of leftover blooms this weekend after wrapping up a project and couldn’t let them go to waste. So I whipped up a few mini bouquets and wedding boutonnieres. Once I had them all together, it kind of reminded me of my own wedding. I DIYed all of the flowers for our wedding and we used a lot of yellow. And it got me thinking about DIY weddings and how charming but also a little crazy they can be! So here’s a flower recipe for making your own spring mini bouquet and spring boutonnieres.
Happy Friday. I just realized this morning that this weekend is a holiday weekend! Yay! I rounded up some really good DIYs for the long weekend to try. There’s super easy projects in the mix (like number 6), alongside a couple of longer projects (like that tufted strange banquet – number 5). To make things interesting, all of this week’s projects are focused on the home. So if you’ve been looking to improve your casa, this one’s for you! Click through for all of the project links.
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