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 ..
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”.
cheers! to pretending we’re drinking wine together right now.
my favorite do-it-yourself projects start at the dollar store.
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.
[tip: use unscented candles in your dining room. you want nothing to take away from the smells coming from your scrumptious food].
all you need is mod podge + glitter.
I went with gold to compliment our dining room decor + the upcoming season: autumn.
mix & get to painting your candles.
four coats later ..
while cleaning up the destruction.
completely transformed + upgraded $1 candles.
they’re ready for their pedestal …
and happy tuesday too.