15 Heart-Themed DIYs


Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Whether you celebrate or not, you gotta admit that these heart-themed DIYs make your real heart just soar (cuz of all the cuteness)!

15 Heart-Themed DIYs

  1. Double Heart Flower Vase, A Kailo Chic Life
    What is better than one heart? Two!

  1. Emoji Heart Pillow, Studio DIY
    Let your couch sparkle with this heart pillow!

  1. Giant Fringed Geometric Heart, by This Heart of Mine
    Show your love for Valentine’s Day by hanging up this giant fringed heart!

  1. Kawaii Heart Balloons, by A Bubbly Life
    If you heart Kawaii and you heart balloons than this DIY is for you!

  1. Conversation Heart Bag, by Damask Love
    You can stash your conversation heart candies inside your conversation heart bag!

  1. Conversation Heart Rings, by Studio DIY
    You can keep the conversation going with these bright conversation heart rings. Perfect way to let people know how you are feeling this Valentine’s Day!

  1. Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights, by Lovely Indeed
    Hold down all your loose papers with an adorable heart shaped paperweight. You can even add a cute message on it!

  1. Sequin Marquee Heart, by Sugar & Cloth
    Let your heart of gold shine bright for everyone to see!

  1. Valentine’s Day Balloon Heart, by The House That Lars Built
    Blow your friends away with this awesome heart shaped balloon backdrop!

  1. Hanging Flower Heart, by A Beautiful Mess
    Fill your heart to the brim with pretty pink flowers then display it for the world to see! This would also make a fun photo backdrop!

  1. Concrete Copper Heart Candles, by I Spy DIY
    Pave the way this Valentine’s Day with these cute concrete copper candles!

  1. Heart Shaped Cinema Box, by Aww Sam
    Hey girl! Create this heart shaped light box to display all your love filled messages this Valentines!

  1. Confetti Heart Party Photo Backdrop, A Bubbly Life
    Make your party or walls sparkle with this confetti heart!

  1. Pinata Valentine Box, by Brit & Co
    Instead of hitting this piñata fill it up with gifts and give it away to your loved ones or friends!

  1. Heart Brooch, by The Crafted Life
    Wear your heart on your sleeve with this gorgeous gold brooch!


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Galentine’s Day Girl Boss Free Printables

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Galentine’s Day Girl Boss Free Printables

Okay, so maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing. And maybe hating Valentine’s Day is your cup of tea! Because I mean, who needs an actual Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day, anyway?! Celebrate with your gal pals! Celebrate Galentine’s Day!

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” – Leslie Knope

Speaking of Leslie Knope, let me introduce to you this Valentine’s Galentine’s Day season’s free printable! (Here’s something I made last year for Dawn Nicole Designs.)

Girl boss Galentine’s Day card printables!!

These two ladies are some of my favorite, quirky girl bosses. We’ve got Leslie Knope, and we’ve got Jen Gotch! (And the whole Tate’s chocolate chip cookies? Follow Jen on Snapchat or Instagram stories and you’ll soon find out the inside joke.)

Click here to download your Galentine’s Day girl boss card printables!

Happy printing, and Happy Galentine’s Day!

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PS I made these cards for a Valentine swap I was apart of along with a handful of other grade-A blogging ladies! To see everyone else’s Valentines, visit the following links:

Ariel from PMQ for two’s post // here //

Laura from Me And My Inklings’s post // here //

Julia from Bunny Baubles’s post // here //

Katie from A Sweet Berry Designs’s post // here //

Alexis from Persialou’s post // here //

Mila from Jest Cafe’s post // here //

Lisa & Rachel from Haute Girls Official // here //

Dena from Dena Designs’s post // here //

Mara from Wishes and Merriment’s post // here //

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DIY Sticker Gem Earrings

I was given free product from FTD Flowers with nothing in return. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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I hated going to the dentist office when I was young, but I did look forward with great excitement to picking out my “thank-you-for-not-biting-my-finger” prize I got at the end. And I would get sticker earrings every time! Unfortunately, I think that was the only place I ever got these stick on earrings, so even now as an adult I’m excited by them!

And they’ve made a comeback, heck yes!! Except now I don’t need to wear sticker earrings because I grew up and got my ears pierced! So I’ve made these DIY sticker gem earrings that are more suitable for me now in my mid-twenties!

DIY Sticker Gem Earrings


  • Pack of sticker gem earrings
  • felt in your color choice
  • hot glue
  • earring stud/back
  • jewelry glue OR super glue
  • scissors
  1. If you’re like me, you like to need to know what design you’re gonna make, so draw out a rough sketch of what you’d like your earrings to look like.
  2. Put dabs of hot glue on the back of the earring, then stick it on the felt.
    Finish your design in the same manner.
  3. Cut out your design, leaving however much felt showing that you like.
  4. Use jewelry glue to glue on the earring stud on the back, placed where you want it (I put my earring stud near the tops).
    Let the glue dry overnight or according to the glue’s instructions.
  5. Use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to clean the studs and the earring back before you wear your earrings to clean off any glue residue that might be left over from gluing.
  6. Fasten the earring and smile all day!

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50 Junk Food DIYs

Nothing better than junk food, right??! Well basically all DIY’ers know it, and they’ve made some awesome, junk-food-a-licious projects that you’re gonna want to make AND eat!


50 Junk Food DIYs


1. Fried egg sleep mask (via A Beautiful Mess)


2 Fried egg in frying pan emoji balloons (via Studio DIY)


3. Waffle earmuffs (via The Pulp Zine)


4. Watermelon flats (via The Glitter in My Tea)


5. Hot dog balloon garland (via The House That Lars Built)


6. No other Popsicle is as classic as the Firecracker Popsicle, right? (via Say Yes)


7. These Popsicle tennis shoes are perfect for summer! (via Dream Green DIY)


8. This simple Pop Tart Halloween costume only takes a large piece of poster board and some paint! (via Paper and Stitch)

Ice Cream


9. “Mable, Mable, strong and able, get your (ice cream) elbows off the table!” (via Studio DIY)


10. Nothing will make paying bills better than this adorable ice cream letter holder! (via Brite and Bubbly)


11. Make this Easter egg banana split with faux eggs and display it year after year! (via By Dawn Nicole)


12. Lovers of small pumpkins and ice cream, unite! (via Aww Sam)


13. All you need is white and brown paint, some painter’s tape, and fluffy red pom poms to make this Neapolitan ice cream purse! (via The Glitter in My Tea)


14. Everything is cuter mini-sized. Mini ice cream cone flair via Handmade Charlotte.


15. Ice cream balloon sticks via Oh Happy Day


16. Brighten up your office cubicle with this Ice cream cone paperclip dispenser! (via The Glitter in My Tea)


17. Need to spruce up a been-there-worn-that pair of shoes? Make these ice cream shoe clips! (via Damask Love)



18. Everyone says how much they love pizza, but do you love it enough to sleep on it? (via A Beautiful Mess)


19. I think you’ve got a little bit of pizza on your shirt, there. (via Studio DIY)


20. Pizza balloons! (via Aww Sam)


21. Wear your heart on your sleeve, or rather, your chest! (via Studio DIY)



22. This pretzel garland is made from stress-ball pretzels! (via The Glitter in My Tea)


23. Pretzel Marquee Light DIY (via Aww Sam)


24. Pretzel papier mache for a pretzel party! (via Oh Happy Day)


25. Pretzel pillow – NOT for eating! (via Studio DIY)


26. Make these BFF junk food charm necklaces using oven-bake clay! (via Studio DIY)



27. “Taco” cord tacos!!!! (Via Local Adventurer)


28. Taco letter holder (via Studio DIY)


29. Come on, even your pets love junk food! (via A Beautiful Mess)


30. Clay junk food Christmas tree ornaments (via Studio DIY)


31. Taco Halloween costume (via Aww Sam)


32. Taco Christmas tree ornaments (via Aww Sam)



33. This donut pillow is too cute to be one of those donut pillows you sit on when you bruise your tailbone. (via A Beautiful Mess)


34. These donut straw umbrellas are free printables! (via A Joyful Riot)


35. Donut purse?! But of course! (via Studio DIY)


36. Donut soap that is also donut scented?! Heck yes. (via Happiness is Homemade)


37. Donut sunglasses, because we know you’ve held up real donuts to your eyes and pretended they were glasses. (via Studio DIY)


38. What time is it? It’s always donut time. (via Why Don’t You Make Me)


39. Mini donuts or donut beads? You decide! (via Brite and Bubbly)



40. Pocky Halloween Costume DIY (via The Glitter in My Tea)


41. Lollipop emoji balloons – cute enough to eat! (via Aww Sam)


42. Cupcake bath bombs (via Muffin Chanel)


43. Cotton candy party hats (via Oh It’s Perfect)


44. Oui, oui, oui! These faux macaron photo holders are so freaking cute! (And classy!) (via A Kailo Chic Life)


45. Cotton candy faux Easter eggs that look so real you’ll wanna eat them! (via The Glitter in My Tea)


46. Cupcake Christmas tree ornaments (via Smarty Had a Party)


47. Clay candy compact mirrors (via The Glitter in My Tea)


48. Chocolate cake garland – it’s a free printable!! (via The Glitter in My Tea)



49. Hamburger Christmas tree ornaments (via Aww Sam)


50. Hamburger balloons – so clever, right?! (via Studio DIY)














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Reader Survery 2016 (Plus A Giveaway!)


Reader Survery 2016 (Plus A Giveaway!)

This year has been, by far, the most eventful year for The Glitter in My Tea! It has grown so much, and I’ve actually consistently blogged all year! I am also super amazed at (and BLESSED to have) all my followers. I love you guys! Thank you for everything!

And to make sure that next year is as awesome as – nay, even better than – this year, I’m conducting a super quick survey, and I’m going to use your answers to improve my content to cater more to your needs and wants. This survey will ask you what you liked from The Glitter in My Tea this year, and will ask what you want to see more of in 2017. And who doesn’t want what they want??! Right?? PLUS I’m hosting a giveaway! (It’s my way to say thanks so much to all of you!) Below, in the picture, are the prizes you can win.


Giveaway Rules and Information:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Giveaway available to international entrants
  • Giveaway opens January 1st, and closes January 8th at mindnight
  • Winner will be draw at random, and announced here on the blog

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is answer the 5-question survey! (Thank you in advance!)

Wanna enter more than once? You can! For an additional entry, follow me on Pinterest!

UPDATE: Congrats to Suzette! You won the giveaway! Check your inbox for an email from me. Thanks to everyone who participated.

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DIY New Year’s Eve Shoe Makeover

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DIY New Year’s Eve Shoe Makeover

Life is short, buy the shoes.

Okay, well that’s true, and life is short, but sometimes you don’t have enough money to buy the shoes want. (Like Kate Spade shoes, or Jeffrey Campbell shoes.) And sometimes you need some new kicks for a party, like say, a New Year’s Eve party.

Well how about take a pair of shoes you never wear, or a pair of shoes that need an update, and makeover them into a pair of shoes that everyone will be complimenting all night at parties?? 


  • Old pair of shoes
  • “Chrome” spray paint
  • Masking tape or painter’s tape
  • “Weather-proofing” shoe polish in clear/”neutral” + old rag
  • Newspaper or plastic grocery bags


  1. Use either painter’s tape or masking tape to cover the sides of the shoes soles (and/or anywhere else you don’t want to paint).
  2. Fill the inside of the shoes with either old newspaper or plastic grocery bags. 
  3. Head outside, or somewhere well ventilated. Spray a light first coat. Let it dry completely before you apply the second coat.
  4. Apply a second coat of spray paint. Let it dry completely before applying any additional coats. (NOTE: I only applied two coats.) 
  5. Remove the tape.
  6. Once your shoes are completely dry, apply a little bit of shoe polish to an old rag. Gently rub the polish on the shoes. Be sure to cover all surfaces, and work quickly. Keep the polish on the shoes for only a few minutes, the wipe it off. NOTE: Don’t buff the shoes. Remember, you’re not trying to shine the shoes, you’re sealing the spray paint. 🙂
  7. Your shoes are ready for a party!

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BONUS: New Year’s Eve Pom Pom Decorations

Making decorations for parties can be super time-consuming, right? Well lemme let ya in on this awesome secret: pom pom table decorations. They’re ridiculously easy. And guess what they’re made out of? 



  • Bows
  1. NOTE: You’ll need 2 identical bows per pom pom. So double the number of how many pom poms you plan on making!
  2. Peel off the backings of the sticky tape that comes on the bow, and stick two bows together. Press the two together for several seconds to make sure they’re stuck together well.
  3. And that’s it!

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