BFF greeting card.

there are many, many miles between me + some of my closest friends. it may be a “part of growing up,” but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. although, I do love traveling to see them, the rendezvous must be much more strategic these days. taking into account vacation days, coordinating work + life schedules, travel logistics, and families. I miss the college days, we’d meet on a whim; whether it was to get ready + go out or stay in + drink wine.

I love snail mail. people don’t receive enough happy things in the mail [#bills]. I thought it’d be fun to create a greeting card for my friends afar. by going the DIY route, I can personalize the message + add a fun touch. so that is what I did ..

BFF greeting cards.

BFF greeting cards

BFF greeting cards

BFF greeting cards

BFF greeting cards

BFF greeting cards

I just designed the cards in a word document. I added a wine glass clip art. and for a subtle touch, I let the text go gradually from grey to black moving down the page. for the wine glass, I used mod podge, glitter, & a paint brush. I just filled in the “wine”.

BFF greeting cards

cheers! to pretending we’re drinking wine together right now.

DIY gold glitter.

my favorite do-it-yourself projects start at the dollar store.

partially because regardless of the project I have a 50% success rate. and if my supplies are under $5, my failure guilt is very low.

this project is no exception. but thankfully, it ended with success.

our dining room table was in desperate need of an elegant, fun, fall-inspired centerpiece.

[*editor’s note: [J] has been DIY’ing the heck out of our apartment. I felt the need to had to step up my game].

3 plain cream candles. 3 cocktail glasses. and $6 bucks later ..I was well on my way to DIY success.

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

[tip: use unscented candles in your dining room. you want nothing to take away from the smells coming from your scrumptious food].

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

all you need is mod podge + glitter.

I went with gold to compliment our dining room decor + the upcoming season: autumn.

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

mix & get to painting your candles.

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

four coats later ..

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

let dry.

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

while cleaning up the destruction.

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

completely transformed + upgraded $1 candles.

they’re ready for their pedestal …

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

DIY gold glitter // LLinaBC.com

happy DIY!!!

and happy tuesday too.

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