Coolest Diy Christmas Decor for the Holidays

Buying Christmas decor can be expensive so why not DIY it? I have compiled a list of my favorite ideas. Happy holidays!

    1. Create minimalist christmas trees out of wash tape

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2. Put bauble and string lights in a jar

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3. DIY a snow globe with just plastic figures, a jar and glitter

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4. Make a wreath with pine sprigs and sticks Image result for diy wreath christmas

5. Print off a christmas tree and frame it Image result for diy christmas tree print

6. Make gold leaf painted ornaments Delicate gold leaf paper looks elegant when applied to plain ornaments painted in a solid color of your choice. Get the tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion.

7. Diy a Christmas tree with yarn and glue Image result for diy christmas

 

 

30 Things to Draw That Will Improve Your Skills as an Artist

Wether you are learning to draw or are already really good, everybody gets stumped on what to draw. Hopefully this list will provide some ideas.

  1. A portrait
  2. Your hand
  3. A tiger
  4. A bird
  5. Your lunch
  6. The sky
  7. An old person
  8. A butterfly
  9. An eye
  10. A picnic
  11. A person in the newspaper
  12. Your bed
  13. The ocean
  14. A lion
  15. A self portrait
  16. A fish
  17. A dog or cat
  18. Your desk
  19. An elephant
  20. Your favorite musician or singer
  21. A president
  22. Your favorite season
  23. An old tea pot or tea cup
  24. A flame
  25. A pumpkin
  26. A portrait of a character from your favorite book
  27. A treasure chest
  28.  A pair of shoes
  29. Your hand
  30. A portrait

Phases Of The Moon Watercolor Chart Tutorial

I wanted to make something pretty to hang on my walls so I broke out my watercolors and painted this. Here’s how you can too.

1. Learn the phases of the moon

Quite a few times I messed up the order of the phases and had to scrap it entirely. Please learn from my mistakes and actually take some time to figure out which order the go in.  Here is a helpful chart:

2. Make circles of watercolor paint

Don’t use too much water for this step, and don’t use too little. You have to find a happy medium.

3. Add a little bit of color to the second circle

For me the dark colors symbolized the part of the moon we can see because that way I could make it look fantastic. The first circle we didn’t fill in was the new moon. If you want you can add a tiny bit of color to that one so it’s actually visible. This circle will be the waxing crescent. Only add color to the edge like in the picture.

4. Add a little water so it spreads just a bit

5. Soak up the extra water with a tissue

It’s looks better if there aren’t pools of water. You can also dab at the color if it’s spreading to much.

6. To paint to first quarter

You will need to use the same technique as before, but with a bit more color, and let is spread until its halfway across.

7. Add darker dots and put water over them

These will be the craters in the moon. Soak up the extra water with a tissue

Continue using this technique until you are done.

When it is dry you can write the phases on it with a pen and add the finishing touches

 

Easy DIY Mothers Day Gifts

My mother always told me that the best gift I could give were the ones I made myself (or world peace). Here is a helpful list of things you can DIY that your mother will adore.

1. An adorable mini succulent garden

The best thing about succulents is that they require little maintenance. You can easily put this together using the directions here.

2. A beautiful dip dyed tote bag

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Grocerie shopping is always better with a bag like this. Here are the directions for this cute tote.

3. A pretty mason jar full of her favorite things

One for every type of mom. All you need are fillers. Here are more ideas.

4.  A colorful mug

A pretty mug always makes her tea taste a little better. These are the directions.

5. Flowers that will never wilt

As easy as they are pretty. Click for the directions.

6. Trinket dishes

Easy and functionable. Here’s how.

7. Dainty bow rings

She’ll wear this everyday. Here are the instructions.

8. A wire wrapped pendant necklace

Way easier than it looks. Here is how to make this.

9. Awesome gemstone soaps

For basically every mom. These are the directions.

10. Homemade bath salts

They smell amazing. Here is the recipe.

 

DIY Room Decor To Make Right Now

No room should ever be boring. Whether you’re living in a dorm, an apartment, a house these DIYs are sure to spice things up.

1. Washi tape frames

Heres how.

2. Painted bulletin board

Here are the directions.

3.  Paper flowers

This is how.

4. Yarn wall hanging

Here is the tutorial.

5. Minimalist dream catcher

Here is how to make it

6. Use washi tape to make designs on furniture

Here’s how.