Because we are in Southern California, we’re able to be outside most of the year. We do a lot of entertaining and much of it is on our patio. It’s nice to change up the look of our patio furniture, and we can do so pretty regularly with just a little fabric and a glue […]
Upcycle project: plain flower pot into decorative ceramic planter.
A while back I upcycled a boring, everyday, can’t swing a dead cat with out hitting one, terra cotta flower pot into a shabby chic, chippy pot by using spray paint and candle wax. Click here to see the full tutorial. For this upcycled pot transformation we use many of the same materials and techniques, but we’re […]
Drying Hydrangeas. It’s so easy.
I love fresh flowers. I love Hydrangeas. I will even tolerate dried flowers…. as long as they’re Hydrangeas. Here’s an easy way to dry them, and it’s amazing how long they will keep! First, find yourself a Hydrangea bush. If your neighbors have one and you don’t… make friends with your neighbors. Go ahead and […]
A quick and easy DIY mat and frame project. (No tools. You just need tape!)
This easy DIY mat and frame project doesn’t require tools, just burlap, ribbon and tape.
Faux Foil Wrapped Chocolate Eggs
Over the weekend I was feeling a little crafty. We’ve all seen the faux foil wrapped chocolate bunnies, but how about some faux foil wrapped chocolate eggs? (And believe it or not, I did it using foil wrappers from Valentine’s Day chocolates!) Faux? Why? I’ll tell you why… because I ate a bunch of Valentine’s […]
An easy spring craft: golden eggs in peat pot “baskets”
Easter seems like it’s coming so early this year! Why is it in March? I don’t get it. Half the country is still buried in snow, and even here in normally sunny SoCal the weather doesn’t quite feel like spring yet. At any rate, I’m not ready for it. I can’t get on board with […]
Easy, handmade cards using nail polish. (What?! Genius!)
I’m so lucky today to have my friend Shannon from Madigan Made here to share this cute project with you. It’s one of those projects that make me want to smack myself in the forehead and say “Oh my gosh! How brilliant is that, and why didn’t I think of that!?!” I just love these […]
A cute DIY garden flag… just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Today, Katie from Sew Woodsy is going to share a quick, cute little project with you, just in time for Valentine’s Day: A DIY Garden Flag. Hi V Spot readers! I’m so excited to be here today and share with you how you can create a Burlap & Felt Heart Garden Flag in under 30 […]
Make an Anthropologie inspired cup & saucer serving tower.
Today’s guest post is from this fabulous blogger that I met on twitter, discovered we were both Southern California girls and decided to host The SoCal Social together. We totally hit it off and I am so glad we’re friends. She is one of the nicest people ever, super duper creative, has fabulous jewelry tutorials, […]
When Pigs Fly: a cute Dollar Store piggy bank.
Hello, my dear V Spot Readers. You know that I am pretty open about my family life and I try to keep it pretty real around here. On Wednesday afternoon our son, Mitch, was hit and run over by a car. (A Suburban! Good Lord!) He is going to be alright, thank God, but while […]
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