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Round Wall Mirror

Oh Joy! Book

Round Pendant Light

Candleholders

Acrylic Tray Table

Blue & Yellow Dinner Plate

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Pineapple Print

Lantern

Shells

Double Door Cabinet

Arrow Tote Bag

Blossom Pillow

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Dream Wire Poster

Tiled Table

Anchor Pillow

Chevron Tray

Vegetable Platter

Reed Wrapped Vases

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Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

I love wearing bracelets, but they have to be of just the right size and weight, or I find myself getting annoyed and taking them off when I do things like go on the computer or write…which is pretty much all of the time.

Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

So, single strand bead bracelets are often the way I go. I’ve had my eye on a perfectly pink coral for a long time (like two years) but just could not find the right shade/weight/size combo that I was looking for.

Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

But while browsing at Michaels one day, I came across the perfect coral beads–now I just had to figure out how to make them into a bracelet!

Turns out it was super easy. You just need:

  • beads
  • .5mm bead and jewelry cord
  • tacky glue

Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

And about 5 minutes to spare. That’s it!

Here’s what you do.

Cut a generous amount of plastic cord. Pre-stretch it to ensure the right length when you’re finished.

Thread beads onto cord. I measured on my wrist as I went, but I ended up needing about 17 beads (I have somewhat large wrists).

Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

Once you reach the desired amount, tie a knot with the cord. Place a tiny amount of tacky glue onto the knot and then knot one more time.

Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

Trim the ends and then that’s it, you’re done!

Home Ideas | 5 Minute DIY Bead Bracelet

All in all, the project took about 5 minutes (if that) per bracelet and cost about $6, including the cost of the cord (with Michaels coupons).

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Geo Tile Pillow Cover

Reindeer Moss

Coral & Starfish Melamine Plate

Blue Jar Candle

Red Wire Wall Storage

Color Cloche Candles

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Home Ideas | DIY Spring Wreath

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw this wreath I made way back in early March. It was more put together than made, but hey, that’s pretty much how all of my DIY projects go these days.

I was in desperate need of an indoor, calming activity to do during all of our snowy, cold days so after a quick trip to Michaels, I got to work on a DIY spring wreath and, while definitely spring-y, can transition to summer as well.

Here’s what I used (all purchased from Michaels with coupons):

  • 1 branch wreath form
  • 1 package faux moss
  • 1 “Live” wooden sign
  • 1 pre-made bird’s nest
  • raffia
  • Martha Stewart turquoise craft paint
  • Martha Stewart Antique craft paint
  • foam sponge
  • sand paper
  • hot glue gun

Home Ideas | DIY Spring Wreath

The only semi-hard part of the project was painting/distressing the “Live” wood sign, which actually wasn’t really difficult, but just took a little patience to let it dry enough between stages–paint, sand, antique–to use.

Once the sign dried, I got to work hot gluing the components onto the wreath base and then used the raffia  to tie on the sign. All in all, the project probably took about 15 minutes of hands-on time with a lot of waiting for paint to dry in between.

For such an easy project, I definitely loved how it turned out!

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