EASY AFTERNOON PROJECTS

Category Archives: Easy Afternoon Projects

Glamorous DIY Copper-Scaled Glass Ornaments

Glamorous DIY Copper-Scaled Glass Ornaments

If copper is the trendy metal, that’s what my Christmas ornaments will be made of! Here is a do-it-yourself that you will love for how quick, smart and easy it is! See how you can transform any older and dated round ornaments – or new and inexpensive ones –  into  modern and sparkling ones! You will need:… Continue Reading

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

It’s pumpkin season again – my favorite time of the year! Just as I do year round, I will bring a little piece of the season inside the house. It’s usually the family room that gets most of my decorative attention, since it’s where we spend a great part of the day. The pedestal table by the main entrance is also… Continue Reading

How To Make “Leather Bound” Books

How To Make “Leather Bound” Books

Bring out your old paperback books and dress them up! With this simple tutorial, any used and inexpensive book will look like a valuable leather bound book that is worth showcasing on the premium shelf of your bookcase! The best part of it? Absolutely no crafting skills are required, and it takes just a couple of minutes to make… Continue Reading

Watercolor Rainbow Name Art (For A Little Girl’s Room)

Watercolor Rainbow Name Art (For A Little Girl’s Room)

A while ago, I showed you the trick to make the perfect handwriting. Back then, I used a gold leaf pen to fake a few “handmade” word art prints, but I was pretty sure that my technique could work just as well with any other color medium. The opportunity to try it came the other day when I needed… Continue Reading

Sketch Like An Artist!

Sketch Like An Artist!

I have an empty space on my gallery wall and I’ve been looking for a simple piece of art to fill it. However, I have not been able to find anything that I love. So, I decided to try my hand at drawing. I’m not an artist and my skills are very limited, so I… Continue Reading

Oh So Glamorous DIY Notebooks!

Oh So Glamorous DIY Notebooks!

For the first time ever, the school year is starting without us spending hours at the school supply store, and most importantly without a list of countless items with the most peculiar specifications all requested according to each teacher’s personal preference. This year, our school district collected all supplies that will be needed throughout the year for each grade,  ordered it for us and… Continue Reading

DIY Curtain Tieback Tassels Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

DIY Curtain Tieback Tassels Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

My sister Irene was on the search for tiebacks for her new curtains. I realized that I’ve never given too much thought to tiebacks. I usually have a piece of the curtain fabric cut and sewn into a large strip and that seems to be just good enough. And for some window treatments, I don’t use any at… Continue Reading

Paint Chip Minimal Wall Art

Paint Chip Minimal Wall Art

This might possibly be the easiest wall art you’ve ever seen and a totally inexpensive one, too! I couldn’t wait to decorate the wall at the end of our long, long hallway with the new square frames that I got from Goodwill last week. So, I came up with a very simple and minimal solution: I just cut paint… Continue Reading

DIY Project For Beginners – Spray Painting

DIY Project For Beginners – Spray Painting

I liked the industrial look of this wire basket that I had in the powder room. but I prefer the new industrial chic look that it now has! A can of gold spray paint and a few minutes of your time is all that is needed to upgrade a metallic wire basket into something simply glamorous. This… Continue Reading

DIY Vintage Crate With Planted Flowers

DIY Vintage Crate With Planted Flowers

It’s not every day that you can find a free wooden crate like the beautiful wine crates  I got a few months ago, but it’s easy enough to buy one for just a few dollars and make it look like it’s a vintage one! They sell plain ones, in various sizes, at the craft and home improvement stores.… Continue Reading