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
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
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.
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
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