DIY!

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About a week ago I was looking for some cool garlands to decorate my dorm room with, but when I couldn’t find any that I loved I thought why not just make my own!

All you’ll need for this DIY project is:

  • colored string
  • scissors
  • string or twine
  • a fork (trust me on this one)

That’s it!!

If you’re interested in making a tassel garland….

1. First wrap your choice of yarn around a piece of cardboard (I just found a box laying around my house and cut it) that is around 9 inches long. I wrapped my yarn around about 45-50 times to get my desired thickness.

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2. Next, I pulled my yarn off of the cardboard and tied a knot around the center of it. Then I used scissors to cut off both ends.

3. After step 2 is complete, all that I had to do next is fold my yarn in half and tie another knot about 1/4 down.

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This is what my pile of tassel garlands look like after watching about 5 episodes of FRIENDS (:

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This is the finished look…IMG_7820.JPG

 

If your interested in making your own pom-pom garland….

This one is so easy to make!! Seriously though if you don’t consider yourself a very “crafty” person don’t worry about it because this pom-pom garland is super simple to make.

1. Wrap your desired colored yarn around a fork. FullSizeRender 7.jpg

2. Tie a knot around the middle of your yarn while it’s still attached to the fork and then pull it off the fork

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3. Cut off the ends at both sides and you’re practically finished! Pro Tip: for best results be sure to tidy up the edges with your scissors. 

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4. Attach a sewing needle to a piece of string, yarn, or twine and simply string it threw all of your pom-poms!

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This is the finished look!

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Hope this helps!

 

Love,

Olivia

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DIY: Make the Inspiration Board of your dreams!

One of my favorite things to do is constantly change up the inspiration board hung up in my room. Inspiration boards are such a fun and unique way to show everyone a snippet of what inspires you!

Here are a few tips and tricks on how to make the inspiration board of your dreams:

  1. Think of things that inspire you!! Whenever I look up at my inspiration board I am always inspired to work hard and not be afraid to let loose and have fun.
  2. If you already have a bulletin board…Great! However, if you don’t have already have one look no further because I found the perfect bulletin board for you. Hint: it’s only $8 and from the greatest place on earth (aka Target). This one I found from Target doesn’t have a white border, but if that’s something that interests you then just do what I did and paint it white yourself with some inexpensive paint! Or paint it any other color that makes you happy!
  3. Start cutting out and finding things that inspire you. I love looking through magazines, newspapers, books, and even postcards for things to put on my inspiration board. However I must say that 80% percent of my inspiration board are pictures that I got from my Pinterest! I literally think I spend more time scrolling through Pinterest then any other social media platform.Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 7.15.01 PM.png
  4. When you’re starting to add photos to your inspiration board don’t be afraid to make it your own and add some personal photos/polariods! I also love adding some inspirational fun quotes!
  5. Don’t forget to change up your inspiration board every once and a while! I think it’s fun to change up my inspiration board when the seasons are changing to help mix up the mood of my room.

I hope these tips helped you if you’re ever in the mood to get your #CraftOn and make your own inspiration board!

Love,

Olivia