Category: DIY & Crafts

DIY Globe Guest Book

DIY Globe Guest Book

Here is easy and creative DIY coming at ya! I have a bunch of friends getting married this year and it brings me back to all my favorite projects I did for my wedding. Instead of having a traditional guest book, I scoured Pinterest like everyone else does. I came across an amazing idea. What I came up with was a great decorative piece I could see my husband and I cherishing in our home for years to come.

DIY Globe Guest Book

What you will need:

  • globe – I snagged mine at a second hand store for $2
  • spray paint – any color that accents your wedding colors
  • screw driver

I detached the globe itself by unscrewing it from the bottom of the base (there is a screw in the bottom of mine to hold it together). Spray base evenly with spray paint in a well ventilated area (I did it outside) and allow to dry. Reattach globe and your finished. We used black sharpies for signing, but you could use any color you want.

If you can’t take your globe apart, make sure to cover it well with a trash bag or some type of plastic covering to protect it while spray painting the stand.

Having a globe as a guest book was a great interactive piece that got all our guests talking. We have some many friends and family from all over the world that were there to celebrate our special day. It was fun for them to sign where they were from. Don’t let not having a wedding stop you from using this great idea. If you have an anniversary party, birthday or graduation coming up you could totally incorporate this as the guestbook. You will cherish it for years to come.

DIY Globe Guest Book

DIY choker necklace

DIY choker necklace | Vivian and Violet
For all you festival lovers out there, here is an easy DIY chocker necklace to up your jewelry game. It is a simply statement piece that you can layer or wear alone. If you are wondering if you can rock this trend yourself, this a great way to ease into it. Plus it is super cheap to recreate yourself. Everyone’s measurements are a little different and this way you can make it the perfect length for you!

DIY choker materials you will need:

  1. Measure out how long you want your necklace to be and cut your cording. I made mine 56 inches long so that I could wrap it more than once around my neck.
  2. String through your statement beads on either end of your cording. Pull enough cording through each end to give yourself some room for the crimp covers.
  3. Add crimp covers to the ends and clamp with wire clamps. This will hold your statement beads into place.

You are all finished! Try it on!

DIY choker necklace | Vivian and Violet

DIY choker necklace | Vivian and Violet

Here is an up close picture of how my chocker turned out. I drew some inspiration from Free People when making this necklace. I can’t wait to make more with the other colors of cording I have. Where will you wear your choker? Stay tuned for how I style mine!

DIY Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

DIY Naturally Dyed Easter EggsI absolutely love to dye Easter Eggs. I can remember growing up and looking forward to making fun creations with my mom. Here is a DIY on how to naturally dye eggs. This was the first time I have tried dyeing eggs this way and I can honestly say I love how they turned out. I used different natural items such as teas, spices, fruits and vegetables. It was fun to be surprised by the colors the eggs would turn out. It is super easy, you just have to be a little patient.

DIY Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Here is what you need:

  • mason jars or small bowls
  • hard boiled eggs
  • pots and/or tea kettle
  • white vinegar
  • slotted spoon
  • drying rack or egg carton
  • assorted teas- 4 bags per 1 1/2 cups of water (Passion, Wild Sweet Orange, Chai & Green Tea)
  • fruit, vegetables and spices- blue berries, beets, turmeric

Teas:

Boil water in tea kettle or on stove. Fill mason jars or small bowls with 1 1/2 cups of water. Steep 4 bags for 5-6 minutes then remove them (you can also use loose leaf tea). Let it cool to room temperature and add 1 tsp of white vinegar. Once it is cooled, add eggs and let it soak in the fridge till you get a desired color. I soaked eggs for 1 hour, 2 hours and 3 hours to get a variety of shades.

Blue Berries and Beets:

Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot and add 1 cup of blue berries. Let them simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the blue berry water into a mason jar or bowl. Let the colored water cool to room temperature and add 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Once it is cooled, add eggs and let them soak in the fridge till you get a desired color. I took mine out at 30 mins, 1 hour, 2 hours and 3 hours. Use the same directions to create the water for 1 cup of chopped beets.

Make sure your eggs are fully submerged when soaking.

DIY Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Which egg color is your favorite? How did you dye your eggs this Easter season?

DIY – Conversation Hearts Centerpiece

DIY - Conversation Hearts Centerpiece | Vivian and Violet

Love Vase – Target similar // Conversation Hearts – any local department store

Happy February! I absolutely love all things Valentines Day. It might be the hearts or the colors. I’m not quite sure, but the month of love is always one of my favorites. Here is a great idea for a cute, cheap center piece you can have on your table. If you are having the girls over for a night in of fun movies or doing something crazy like a couples dinner party, this center piece has been a crowd pleaser. The conversation hearts always get everyone chatting. It might also be because by the end of the night all the candy is gone. Use any vase you like. You can even try filling multiple vases with different colors of candy. Have fun with it!

DIY Spray Paint Boots

DIY Spray Paint boots

Do you have a pair of old boots you never wear, but would if you updated their look? This is the perfect DIY for you. It’s as simple as using spray paint and tape.

Items you need for DIY spray paint boots:

DIY Spray Paint Boots

1) duct tape
2) painters tape
3) fabric marker (Stained by Sharpie in black)
4) spray paint (Rust-Oleum in flat black, this kind bonds to plastic)
5) newspaper or cover

Step by Step How To:

  1. Pick an area with good ventilation, cover ground (or where ever you are working) with newspaper or an old sheet
  2. Assemble your supplies along with a damp and dry rag
  3. Clean boots with rags to make sure there is no dirt or dust in the way of the paint bonding to them
  4. Tape off areas of the boots you do not want to paint (I used painters tape to cover the buckle and zipper slider. For the soles of the boots and the actual zipper, I used the duct tape because it stayed in place better.)
  5. Spray paint the boots (Follow the directions on the back. Spray evenly to ensure no drip marks.)
  6. After boots are dried remove tape and color in the zipper fabric with paint pen

I used a spray paint that bonds to plastic because my boots are made of synthetic materials. If you don’t have any type of detailing on your boots, you won’t need a fabric marker. DIY Spray Paint Boots

Now you are ready to rock your new boots! If you have any questions, comment below!