Easy DIY Wall Decor Gift

Easy DIY Wall Decor Gift

Whenever I have the chance to give a gift, I always try to give something personalized or something that I’ve made.  I feel like it adds special meaning when the recipient knows that I’ve selected the gift just or them.  Or I have taken the time to make something with them in mind.

I recently had the opportunity to make this adorable gift for a dear friend that is expecting her first daughter.  This project was so quick and easy.  I was done, start to finish, in about 15 minutes with this easy DIY wall decor gift.  Whether you are an aspiring crafter or a seasoned pro, this project is a perfect gift that anyone can make.

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DIY Wall Decor Gift

Supply List

  • Must Have Craft Tools (Especially the glue and tweezers)
  • Craft Knife + Safe Cutting Surface
  • Fine Grit Sand Paper (optional, but recommended)
  • Chipboard Heart
  • 1 – 12×12 Piece of Scrapbook Paper
  • 1 – 8 1/2×11 Piece of Coordinating Paper (or even a paper scrap!) for Name
  • Flower or other Embellishment.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby.  Amazon also has these that would also work.
  • Cricut Explore + Mat (or Chipboard letters – see below)

Supplies for Heart Wall Hanging

Directions

Step 1 – Place your 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper face down on your working surface.

Step 2 – Cover the front of the Chipboard heart (or shape of your choice) with glue.  Place it glue side down on the back of the 12×12 piece of paper.

Step 3 – On your cutting safe surface, trim around the outside of your heart with your craft knife.

Step 4 – (Optional but Recommended) – Sand the just the outside edge all around your shape.  This will help smooth out any rough edges and give your gift a uniform, finished look.

Step 5 -Cut the name with your Cricut Explore.  Be sure that the total length of the name will fit on the shape.  Alternatively, if you don’t have a Cricut Explore, you can purchase ready-made letters like these instead.  Use the glue and attach the letters.

Step 6 – Attach your selected element to your heart.  Depending on the shape and weight of your element, consider using hot glue to attach it to ensure that it will stick through the long haul.

That’s it!  Even if you’ve never made anything like this before, it shouldn’t take you very long.

I am already planning all of the great opportunities I can make more of these adorable hearts!  Valentine’s Day is coming up.  It would also make a very cute birthday gift for a little girl.  Best of all, it is really versatile.  Choose a different shape and color and the possibilities are endless.

I hope you have enjoyed this easy DIY Wall Decor Gift project!  If you make one for yourself, be sure to send me a picture.  I’d love to show off your awesome project.

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Bring the Spa into your Shower – DIY Shower Bombs

Bring the Spa into your Shower – DIY Shower Bombs

I don’t know about you, but my showers are my mini retreats.  Unfortunately, with three kids, it’s usually much quicker than I’d like.  I’ve found a way to make the most of whatever time I get by bringing in elements of relaxation when I can.  One of my favorite ways to do this is by making these DIY Shower Bombs.

Relaxation Shower Bombs

They are so inexpensive and easy to make and transport me away for a few minutes while I relax and melt away under the steamy hot water.  Trust me, you want these too!

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Ingredients/Supplies:

(That’s it!!)

How to Make:

  1. Pour a good amount of baking soda in a bowl (I don’t measure, I just pour what looks good)
  2. SLOWLY add water.  You want the mixture just wet enough to be able to scoop up with your hand and squeeze into a ball.  The wetter your mixture, the longer it takes to dry.
  3. Place the mixture into your silicone mold (I’ve used mini-muffin tins in the past so if that’s all you have, go for it!)
  4. Bake at 250 degrees for as long as it takes to dry.  I typically leave it for an hour or so but check to make sure yours is completely dry.  Alternatively – you can let them air dry for 1-3 days.  (I usually don’t have enough patience to wait for that).
  5. Remove from the mold and let cool.
  6. After they are cool, add 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil to the top.
  7. Store in an airtight container.  I don’t go fancy and keep mine in a plastic storage container.
Baking Soda, Water and Essential Oil is all you Need
You should be able to scoop up and form into a ball in your hands.

Fill your mold.  You’ll see in this picture that the top looks wet in this picture.  The moisture will settle to the top.  I usually attempt to pour some of this off but whatever doesn’t come off will dry in the oven.

Water will Settle to the Top but will Bake Out

After they cool, add the essential oil.


Add a few to your shower floor and…

ENJOY!!!

I like to keep a plastic storage container in my bathroom cupboard full of shower bombs.  They keep really well and are really convenient to grab one or two and put in my shower when I’m ready for a break.  I may only have a few minutes but these shower bombs never fail to help me relax and feel like I’m in a spa.

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