DIY Pretty Garden Rocks

Summer is in the air which means it's finally the season for gardening! A lot of people plant their gardens in the spring but I wait until summer because I live in the south, and I like to have my veggie crops from the time the college semester ends (May) until late fall. I get to harvest my tomato plants through November! Talk about a long season. 

Now that I have more time on my hands for my garden and getting crafty (thanks to school being out for the summer,) I wanted to do a DIY project to make my garden beautiful. Here's what I came up with- Pretty Garden Rocks! 

DIY Pretty Garden Rocks
DIY Garden Rocks

This project is perfect for not only adding some pretty to your garden but to help it function better too. Rocks around the border of your garden help prevent weeds and grass from creeping into your garden bed AND the bright colored rocks help attract honey bees. Honey bees help pollinate your plants so they grow healthier and larger. Plus, they are dying off and as an essential part of our ecosystem, it's awesome to give them a safe place to pollinate and hang out. YAY! Saving animals and making pretty things. Here's what you'll need for the project.

Supplies- 
Rocks with a Flat Side
White Acrylic Paint
Red Acrylic Paint
Teal Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Pink Acrylic Paint
Sealant
Me and My Big Ideas Black Quote Stickers
Me and My Big Ideas White Quote Stickers

DIY Garden Rocks
DIY Garden Rocks

Instructions-
1. Paint all of your rocks in various colors. They'll probably need 2 or 3 coats to look vibrant. 
2. Once the paint has dried, seal the paint with Mod Podge or some other sealant. This is important because they'll be out in the dirt and paint can easily scrap off rocks when they are in the soil and in contact with other rocks. 
3. Add your favorite quote stickers on top! I used a combination of white and black phrase stickers and love the finished look. 
4. Put the rocks around the border of your garden beds and wait for the honey bees to come. :D

DIY Garden Rocks
DIY Garden Rocks
DIY Garden Rocks

Gorgeous right? And so perfect for summer and the garden... OR as a desk paperweight because lets be honest- they are that pretty haha. Will you be trying this DIY project? Let me know what you think in the comments down below!

xoxo,
Laura

DIY Watercolor Art

Spring is here and I'm ready to do all the projects around the house to make everything super beautiful. Do you feel that way too? If so, I'm sharing a super easy and beautiful DIY project with you today. I'm sharing how to make beautiful DIY Watercolor Quote Art.

The best part about this project is that it's so multipurpose. These gorgeous DIY watercolor quote art can be hung on your wall as wall art, sent to penpals as a gorgeous pick-me-up piece of art, or used in your memory keeping albums. They are perfect for so many different things because they are simple and lovely. Also, they only take 15 minutes or so to make and only require 4 supplies!

You can see a full video tutorial on my YouTube channel- https://youtu.be/dv5EmwWV-v4

The process is super easy, just create a watercolor background with your paints. Wait 10 minutes for it to dry then add your quote sticker on top. Easy peasy and so pretty! You can see the whole process on my YouTube channel so make sure you go check that out!

What DIY projects are you doing for spring? Leave a comment below and let me know what new things you're trying!

xoxo,
Laura

Diy Christmas Balls Using Stickers

With the holidays quickly approaching, my decorating and nesting mode is taking over. You know how you always see all those gorgeous diy Christmas ornaments? Well, I've always wanted to jump on the "make your own Christmas ornaments" trend but I've always been too much of a perfectionist to hand letter on my own Christmas balls. This year, however,I had a brilliant idea for making the most gorgeous, easy Christmas ornaments ever.

Diy Christmas ornaments using mambi stickers

I simply chose some of my favorite mambi Christmas stickers and mambi alpha stickers and put them on gorgeous porcelain white ornaments. Simple, so fast and totally gorgeous end results. I love them so much!

Diy Christmas ornaments using mambi stickers
Diy Christmas ornaments using mambi stickers
Diy Christmas ornaments using mambi stickers

Supplies used- mambi Christmas stickers and mambi black alphabet stickers

If your stickers are large and in one piece, you may have to use scissors to put some stress cuts along the edge of your sticker so it can lay flat on the curved surface of the ball. I did that with the "Merry + Bright" sticker. The "Laura and Stephen" ball I made using individual tiny alpha stickers, so no stress cuts were needed to have those lay flat. I'm so excited to have finally tackled this DIY project. It's given me a little courage to try another one! Maybe I'll even take permanent market to the next ones and try out my own hand lettering -gasp.-

Are you going to try this awesome diy Christmas ornament idea? If you do, make sure to leave a link below so I can check out your projects!

xoxo,
Laura

DIY Washi Tape Stationery

Cute stationery for writing letters is hard to find in the United States. Unfortunately stationery seems to be a lot more popular in Eastern countries and not easy or affordable to get in the US. So what does a girl do when she regularly writes letters? She makes her own cute stationery! I love this super simple (and affordable) diy!

diy washi tape stationery

DIY Washi Tape Stationery
Things you need- Paper, washi tape. Alphas are a fun extra.
How to- Cut paper down to the size you'd like your letter to be. I love trying lots of different sizes! If you only have certain size envelopes though, keep that in mind when making your stationery. Next, fold washi tape over all four edges of your letter paper. I fold it over half way, so half is on the front and half is on the back of the paper. I use regular thin computer paper without lines and add alphabet stickers for the person's name at the top of the stationery. So cute and easy to personalize for each of your penpals and letters!

diy washi tape stationery
diy washi tape stationery

Have you ever made your own stationery? I love this simple and cheap way of making a letter gorgeous and personalized for each penpal. I always use different size papers and different washi tapes on each set of stationery I make and then I personalize each letter I send with coordinating extras like photographs, mail tags, cards and fun paper crafting supplies for them.

I hope you love this diy and try it for yourself. If you don't have a penpal yet, try it. It's so much fun getting to know people all across the globe!

xoxo,
Laura