Friday Favourites: What to Make This Weekend

Hello Lovely,

The weekend is here, so I thought it would be a good idea to round up some fun DIY projects for you to look at.  This was you can check them all out in one place and pick the one that you enjoy!  The only problem is…I think you are going to like them all.

It’s time to get your Craft on and get inspired to do some fun crafts!

Wouldn't these plates look just lovely at a spring brunch with the girls (or boys? or dogs?)? I know several ladies who would 'ooh' and 'aah' over these beauties as they eat their fruit and cupcakes. That's what you serve at brunch right? 

Sometimes simpler is just better, and these DIY confetti pattern plates are about as easy as it gets! Also good to note: no one is ever expected to be a professional painter when it comes to using Q-tips cotton swabs as your disposable party paint brushes of choice, so the more abstract the better. If you can dot an I, then you’ve got this one covered! Plus you can use this same concept as inspiration for just about any surface that you want to pattern — table linens, notecards, back-to-school school supplies, you name it.

Napkin rings can make such a beautiful impact on your table setting.  They dress up any table and provide visual interest.  I have a handful of silver napkin rings that we purchased when we were first married, but I wanted something with a warmer, crafted feel.   These autumn acorn napkin rings are the perfect accent for custom cloth napkins.

Here’s what you’ll need:

For a Geometric Mat
Doormat 
Masking Tape
Acrylic Paint
Paintbrushes

Optional (for a more complex design)
Exacto Knife
Permanent Marker
Paper (tracing / printer)

I’ve been wanting to try making my own DIY version of my favourite headband for quite some time. If you’re not an experienced seamstress don’t worry, I’m not either and this project comes together really quickly and quite painlessly. Your stitches and seams don’t have to be perfectly aligned which can make this a favourite kind of pattern. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps that you love. 

 

So…what do you think?  Have you picked out a DIY Project for this weekend…or is it two…maybe three!!!!!  I just hope you have tons of fun creating and making your family and friends smile!