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DIY Wall Crawl Mural Ornaments

 DIY Wall Crawl Mural Ornaments

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I’m sure you all have heard of or seen wall art, right? (If not, I’ll let you in on the FYI. In certain cities in the US there are really creative, colorful murals where people like to go to take lots of pictures and selfies. And you can see why, right? All the murals are so pretty with all the colooooorrrsss! *heart eyes*) But unfortunately for me, I live in a city where wall art isn’t a big thing, and the only wall art around isn’t well suited for Instagram. Which means I’ve got a serious wall art void in my life.

So for the Christmas season, I made a tribute to some all-popular, all-colorful walls in California, New York, Tennessee, and Georgia!

DIY Wall Art Ornaments

Supplies:

  • Ceramic ornaments
  • Baker’s twine
  • Acrylic paint, assorted colors
  • Fine-tip markers
  • Painter’s tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint brushes in various sizes

The #colorwave mural in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.

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Difficulty level: Difficult
Medium: Acrylic paint OR fine-tip permanent markers (I used paint)

  1. Start the ornament by painting the blue circle with the heart, and the “49” in the middle.
  2. The key to this design is to think “radial,” like you were painting colorful, zig-zaggy rays of sunshine.
    Outline each “ray” with zig-zag lines, then fill them in with the color.
  3. Work around the ornament like a clock, and just mimic the colors and design in the real mural.Here’s the picture I used as a reference.
  4. When you’re finished, paint the top yellow, and string some baker’s twine through the hole to complete your ornament!

The Hense wall on the BeltLine trail in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Difficulty level: Medium
Medium: Acrylic paint
Other Supplies: Toothpicks

  1. Start off this ornament by painting blocks of color before you paint the “dots.”
    For example, on my ornament, I painted: yellow in the top left quadrant, pink in the top right quadrant, orangey-yellow in the bottom right quadrant, and orange and green in the bottom left quadrant.
    Let the paint dry.
  2. Now the tip with this ornament, is to think of adding the “dots” in layers. (You’ll notice that the dots look like they’re layered on top of each other.) Also, don’t make your dots perfectly round; they can vary in size and shape. Additionally, you don’t have to keep the “dots” confined to the specific quadrant. Let them overlap into nearby areas!
    Here’s the order of the “dot” layers I did for each quadrant (listed from first to last):
    NOTE: let each layer dry completely.
    Top left quadrant: light purple, lime green, orange
    Top right quadrant: purple, yellow, very light blue
    Bottom right quadrant: light blue, very light blue, turquoise
    Bottom left quadrant: purple, yellow, very light blue
  3. After you’ve made your dot layers, add a cluster of red dots in the center of the ornament. Let it dry.
  4. To create the “dripping paint” effect, apply a line of paint to the side of a toothpick, and then press the toothpick flat onto the surface of wherever you want the drip effect.
    You can use this picture for reference!
  5. When you’re finished, paint the top yellow, and string some baker’s twine through the hole to complete your ornament!

The polka dot wall by The Most Famous Artist, at The Springs in Los Angeles, California.

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Difficult level: Easy
Medium: Acrylic paint
*Optional* Other Supplies: Round, foam dabbing brush

  1. Dispense the colors of paint you plan on using for the polka dots.
  2. Eyeball (or measure out if you want to!) and space out where you’re going to paint the polka dots.
    To make the perfect polka dots, dip the round dabbing brush in the paint, then press the brush on the surface of the ornament.
  3. Repeat step 2 for each polka dot. Use this photo for reference.
  4. When you’re finished, paint the top yellow, and string some baker’s twine through the hole to complete your ornament!

The Draper James mural in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Difficulty Level: Easy
Medium: Acrylic Paint
Other Supplies: Painter’s tape

  1. This ornament is as easy 1-2-3! First thing you need to do is apply 2-3 strips of painter’s tape in even sections to the ornament. Smooth down the tape.
  2. Paint the areas not covered by tape. Let the paint dry, then carefully remove the tape.
  3. When you’re finished, paint the top yellow, and string some baker’s twine through the hole to complete your ornament!

The #lovewall/#bleedinghearts mural in Soho in Manhattan, New York.

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Difficulty Level: Easy
Medium: Fine-tip permanent markers

  1. If you ever doodled a heart on your middle-school notebook, then you’ll be able to handle this ornament! All you do is draw hearts in various colors, and layer them on top of each other! Use this photo for reference.
  2. Draw and fill in a circle, and then draw squiggly lines out of the bottom of the circle to make those dripping paint spots.
  3. When you’re finished, paint the top yellow, and string some baker’s twine through the hole to complete your ornament!

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Customizable Thanksgiving Pie Wheel

Customizable Thanksgiving Pie Wheel

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Customizable Thanksgiving Pie Wheel

I teamed up with Alicia from Slightly Stationery (Instagram here) provide you with this super cute, Thanksgiving free printable! I introduce to you all, the Thanksgiving pie wheel!

To make sure we’ve provided you with the most likely options of pies that you’ll actually have Thanksgiving Day, I researched the most popular ones, and picked 7 of them! This way you’ll have your pick of pies to customize your own Thanksgiving pie wheel!

Supplies:

  1. Print off the free printables on card stock. 
  2. Cut out the fork, and the pie slices that match the kind of pies you’ll be serving in real life. NOTE: The pie chart is divided into 6 pieces, so if you’re serving fewer than 6 different kinds of pie, print off another copy of the “pies” printable, and cut out additional slices of what you need. (Ex. You have 3 pies: pumpkin, pecan, and chocolate  pie. So you’d print off 2 copies, and cut out 2 slices of pumpkin, 2 slices of pecan, and 2 slices of chocolate.)
    If you happen to be serving all 7 kinds of pies that Slightly Stationery illustrated, what you’ll do then is cut two slices in half, and have them share a spot on the “pie chart.” 
  3. Use a pencil or pen to poke a small hole in the middle of the middle of  the fork. 
  4. Glue the illustrated pie slices onto the pie chart. Smooth them down really well. 
  5. Use the pencil or pen again to poke a small hole in the middle of the pies. 
  6. Align the two holes, and secure the fork to the pie wheel with a brad. 
  7. Flick the fork, see where it lands, and chow down on your pie!

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25 Flamingo-Themed DIYs

25 Flamingo Themed DIYs

25 Flamingo-Themed DIYs

It’s no secret that one of the most popular trends lately is the pink flamingo! So I’ve rounded up 25 of some of the best flamingo-themed DIYs on the world wide web!

1. Flamingo Straw Toppers by Design is Yay
Get the tutorial, complete with a free printable!
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2. Flamingo Straw Toppers 2 by Fete Gazette
Who wouldn’t love having tiny flamingos in their drink?!
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3. Flamingo Pinata by Studio DIY
Almost too cute to hit with a stick!
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4. Flamingo Pool Float Donuts, by Aww Sam
Flamingos + Donuts. Is there anything more we need to convince us to scarf down these donuts?
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5. Flamingo Pool Float Cake by Aww Sam
Somehow this is even better than the donuts! *heart-eyed emoji*
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6. Flamingo Pool Float Clay Ring Dish by The Glitter in My Tea
Store your jewelry inside the floatie, and your rings around its neck!
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7. Flamingo Wall Hooks by Aww Sam
These are surprisingly whimsical but also chic at the same time!
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8. Flamingo Favor Bag by Oh Happy Day
Their neck is the handle! Eeep! (That’s a squeal for “so cute.”)
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9. Flamingo Ring Toss Yard Game by Sugar & Cloth
I’m not one for lawn games, but these might convince me otherwise….
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10. Flamingo Marquee Light from Brit & Co.
Combining flamingos and marquee lights?? This DIY could make Pinterest crash!
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11. Flamingo Croquet Mallets from Style Me Pretty
Very Alice in Wonderland, right?
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12. Flamingo Party Hat by Shoes Off Please
This tutorial comes with a template!
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13. Flamingo Pull Toy by This Little Street
You don’t have to be a kid to play with these pull toys!
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14. Summer Snowglobe by Gray Malin
This is the cutest contradiction ever.
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15. Flamingo Macarons by Sugar & Cloth
There’s no one better to show us how to turn macarons into flamingos, than Ashley from Sugar & Cloth.
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16. Lawn Flamingo Taxidermy Wall Mounts by Salty Canary for World Market
These would be fun for a little kid’s room (or your own room)!
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17. Flamingo Chandelier featured on Handmade Charlotte
This. That’s all I can say.
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18. Flamingo Marshmallows by The Decorated Cookie
(There’s a free printable!)
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19. Flamingo Marionette by Handmade Charlotte
This super easy DIY also comes with tips on how to make the marionette move!
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Think flamingos are only good for the summer? Well these DIY’s will prove you wrong!

20. Lawn Flamingo Pumpkins by Aww Sam
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21. Children’s Flamingo Halloween Costume by Oleander and Palm
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22. Adult Flamingo Halloween Costume by Style By Dani
Very Bjork, right?!
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23. Candy Corn Flamingos by The Glitter in My Tea
Perfect for your Halloween yard decor!
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24. Flamingo Easter Egg by Studio DIY
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25. Mother’s Day Card by Design For Soul
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Follow The Glitter in My Tea on Pinterest for more curated DIYs!

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