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Miniature Plant Pots (with Oven Bake Polymer Clay)

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: I have discovered a new form of meditation - making teeny clay pots! I feel like I've been seeing a lot of pottery on my social media lately, and it gave me an itch to try it myself - plus, I needed somewhere to put all of my (finally) blooming succulent cuttings.  And once I got started, I couldn't stop - there is something so therapeutic and calming about the squishy texture and repetitive, mindless motions of making the pots!

Anyway, they are super easy to make at home, and you can get really creative with them. In this post, I'll just show you how I made little plant pots, but once you get the hang of it, you can make a lot of different stuff (like beads for necklaces, bracelet cuffs, little dishes, etc).

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DIY Marble Gold Trim Serving Tray

Happy 2016! I can't believe I haven't shared anything in almost two months! With the holidays, Etsy orders, and work, things just got really busy, and I just didn't have time to share any of my DIYs! But - it's a new year, and I have a lot of resolutions. I made a 2016 "bucket list" that I want to complete. I also want to be more decisive. And, I just want to do more of what makes me happy and healthy - really lean into the people, activities, and things that give me joy and keep me going.

And that means, more DIYs, more art, more adventures...starting with this marble gold tray!

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DIY Woven Macrame Planter Wall Hanger

I used to discover a lot of DIY ideas on Pinterest, but now I find myself saving a lot of pictures from Instagram! One of these DIY inspirations came from Nalani of @knottybloom, who sells these beautiful macrame plant hangers on Etsy! I wanted to try my hand at macrame, so I decided to attempt one of my own, and I think it came out pretty good!

I have quite a few succulents, so for this hanger, I decided it would hold a vase - motivating me to buy fresh flowers regularly! As for the project itself, I think the trickiest part was making sure it fit perfectly to my vase. The knotting itself was quite simple - I only used two different macrame knots, both of which are very easy!

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Easy 5 Minute DIY Watercolor Greeting Card

I had a bunch of thank you notes to write to various people, and wanted to send something that was a little more personal than your average card. Sometimes I paint or draw cards that are tailored to the recipient, like a bicycle for a Bike & Build friend, but those often take much longer and sometimes result in me never sending anything at all, if it seems too daunting. In contrast, these cards are a great way to send a heartfelt note without taking up a bunch of time!

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DIY Woven Wall Hanging Tapestry

I have been SO excited to share this DIY with you! After actively following Apartment Therapy and seeing all of these cute wall hangings in the featured apartment tours, I knew I HAD to have one. The weaving itself took a lot longer than expected - several hours over the course of several weekends - but it was totally worth it! As much as I wanted to finish, I started to feel like the process was fairly meditative. I could weave while watching TV, listening to podcasts, or even sitting outside in the sun. 

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Gold Trim DIY Jewelry Dish Catch All

I wanted to share the tutorial for the jewelry dishes that were featured on my DIY Belt Shelf last week! I swear, this will be the last jewelry storage/organization DIY for a LONG TIME. While the Brit+Co organizer and my little jewelry closet system are great for necklaces and some bracelets, I needed something to hold all of my rings and earrings!

Super easy, super cheap (it cost me less than $3 per dish) and super quick!

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DIY Hanging Belt Shelf with Reclaimed Wood

I am so so so excited to share this project; I haven't been this proud of one of my DIYs in a very long time! This wall shelf, made from recycled wood and excellent thrifted leather belts, came out even better than I had expected. Not only does it fit perfectly in narrow wall space I placed it, but it also fits perfectly with the look I'm trying to create in my apartment: a perfect balance of DIY, modern industrial, rustic, and slightly feminine. Can you tell I'm having trouble identifying my interior design "style"? :)

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