DIY Pantone Coasters

DIY Pantone CoastersThese coasters are a simple and cheap DIY. I love that they keep the character of paint samples too, I’ve had a few people tell me they thought I just had paint samples hanging out on my coffee table, which I love. There’s something about paint samples ¬†that always inspires me.

DIY Pantone CoastersWhat you need:

Paint Samples
Vinyl Floor Samples
Modge Podge
Clear spray paint
Utility knife
foam brush


DIY Pantone Coasters

Trim floor samples to fit paint samples. If your cuts aren’t perfect, sand edges with sandpaper. Brush a thin layer of modge podge on the floor samples, attach paint samples. Let dry. Once dry spray with clear spray paint (be sure to do so outside, or in a well-ventilated area.) Let dry for an hour and spray a second coat. Let dry for 24 hours before using.

DIY Pantone Coasters


DIY: Home Wall Art

DIY Home Wall Art | Tulips & RainI thought up this DIY while laying in bed a few Saturday nights ago–and then actually got out of bed and laid everything out so I wouldn’t forget my plan. All of the supplies are leftovers from DIYs I’ve done recently and I glittered the frame last year on a whim–leaving me alone with glitter is a dangerous thing. ūüėČ ¬†There’s so many ways you can go with this. I chose to spell out home because I needed some entry way art (and I had all the letters for it) but you could also do a name, phrase or any other word that strikes your fancy.

DIY Home Wall Art | Tulips & Rain

What you need:
Printed cardstock
Wooden letters
Felt hearts
DIY Home Wall Art | Tulips & Trim card stock to fit your frame. Attach hearts to cardstock–these ones are adhesive, but you could also glue them. Glue letters atop hearts. Frame and enjoy!

DIY: Frosted Glass Vase

DIY Frosted Glass Vase | Tulips & RainI needed something to spruce up my go-to flower vase, the shape and size are perfect, but it was just a little bleh. So when I saw this DIY on A Beautiful Mess, I had just the idea to make it my own–subtle, but oh so fun, polka dots!

DIY Frosted Glass Vase | Tulips & RainWhat  you need:
A plain glass vase
Glass Frosting Spray Paint
Round Stickers

DIY Frosted Glass Vase | Tulips & RainApply the stickers to vase. I didn’t want perfect edges on the dots, so I didn’t press them on too hard. Spray a thin layer of paint all over the vase.¬† Let dry for about an hour. Peel off stickers.

DIY Frosted Glass Vase | Tulips & Rain

Voila! A pretty new vase.

DIY: State Love Wall Art

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & Rain This weekend I was in eastern Iowa to attend a housewarming celebration for two of my friends who moved in together earlier this month. I wanted to give them something personal and homemade and I thought this might be just the thing!

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & Rain

What you need:
This Picture Frame, or a similar one,  or a small piece of wood
Felt Heart
Mod Podge
Sponge brush

Carefully cut out your state of choice–be sure to coordinate the size of your map so that the state will fit on the surface. Brush a thin layer of mod podge on the back of the state. Lay state on wood and carefully smooth it down, avoiding wrinkles and air bubbles. I used a damp q-tip to wipe away any excess mod podge from the edges.

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & RainFind the city you want to feature, in this case Cedar Rapids, and affix the heart right on top of it. I used a felt sticker which was super easy, you could also use mod podge. 

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & RainBrush a layer of Mod Podge on the back of the letters and attach to wood. Since I used raised letters I needed to even out the surface so the glass would lay flat. I used a number 1 from the same pack of letters and attached  it to the opposite side of the frame.

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & Rain

DIY Greeting Cards

DIY Greeting Cards | Tulips & RainOne of the things I look forward to most about preparing for holidays and celebrations is finding the perfect greeting card.

DIY Greeting Cards | Tulips & RainOn a recent trip to Michael’s to pick up supplies for a different DIY (that failed, ¬†I now have some really ugly hand painted pillows) I picked up a pack of printed¬†cardstock on a whim.

DIY Greeting Cards | Tulips & RainThe fun part about making your own greeting cards is how much you can personalize them!  Add the house number to a housewarming card or include the age on a birthday card, after all how often do you find a Happy 24th Birthday card?

DIY Greeting Cards | Tulips & RainThe meat-and-potatoes of this DIY is a glue pen (I used Martha Stewart Fine Tip Glue Pen) and fine glitter. Just write a message then sprinkle with glitter. Easy-peasy! I embellished a few with stickers and washi tape too.