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Have you noticed that I have a tray obsession?  Well I do but I can’t help myself.  Trays are such a fun accent for a table top, vanity, desk or bar cart and are the perfect accessory to help keep smaller items organized.

Recently I stumbled upon the image of this $65 tray in a magazine and knew immediately that I wanted to created my own version…for a lot less!

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I picked up this unfinished wood tray at Walmart for $8.00 and grabbed a few paint chips from Home Depot.

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Once home I pulled out my Fiskars Hexagon Punch and punched a variety of paint chip colors.

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Next I spray painted the tray using Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint in Aged Copper making sure to cover the entire tray.

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I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the inside bottom of the tray and arranged my hexagons, randomly placing the colors.

Once all the pieces were in place I applied Mod Podge over the hexagons and all the sides and edge of the tray.

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I love how my tray turned out.  I placed it in several places in my home and finally decided to keep it on my bar cart as a fun summer accent.

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DIY Hexagon Cocktail Tray by ConfettiStyle

Cheers!

Shelly

I’m in a creative mood so look for more fun and easy projects to come.

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Happy Friday!

Since I’m attending Haven today, a Home and DIY Blog conference, I thought it would be fitting to bring you some fabulous DIY Inspiration.  These project take creativity to a new level!

How stunning is this coffee table.  I can’t believe it was created with decorative garden lattice and a piece of plywood.

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Garden Lattice Coffee Table

I think the idea of creating decorative door fronts using air vent covers is a pretty cool one.

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Air Vent Door Panels

There are so many things you can create with copper pipes like these stylish tables.

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Copper Pipe Table

Who knew dollar store mirrors could end up looking like this?

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Mirror

Your local hardware store is a is filled with items that can be turned into DIY projects.  The next time you’re there, take a stroll and see what inspires you.

Shelly

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Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a terrific 4th of July.  The weather here in the south was beautiful with very low humidity and somewhat mild temps.  I’m glad I we had a long weekend because this week is going to be jammed pack.  I’m spending Monday completing a few projects before I head off to the Atlanta Gift Mart for the gift and furniture show.  Then I’m spending the end of the week at the Haven Conference and can’t wait.  I so excited to be attending this conference for the first time and to meet new friends and bloggers.

Although my week is going to be crazy I’ve got a full week of blog post scheduled for you.  A little design, a bit of fashion and some crafting–all the things I love.  Today I’ve got some fun and creative gift ideas for you. Enjoy!

Black and White Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle8

For me, giving gifts doesn’t just have to happen on a birthday, at Christmas or on a special occasion.  I love to give gifts to friends and family, Just Because.

A Just Because Gift can be something small or something a friend may have mentioned that they would love to have.

A Just Because Gift can be something as simple as a journal where dreams can be captured, a piece of my hand-made jewelry or maybe  fun party decor for a friend that likes to entertain.  Just Because!

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I have tried several methods for storing all the business cards I get from clients, bloggers,  trade shows and businesses I frequent and some have been more successful than others.  My latest storage option has been to file my cards by alphabet in a Rolodex business card binder.  The notebook format has worked great and I like that it can be stored on a bookshelf or in a file drawer, plus the cards have stayed neat and organized.  That is until I ran out of room.

 Once all the slots for a particular letter were filled up, I began placing the extra cards toward the back of the book, in no particular order.  You can image that this makes it difficult to find a card in a hurry.  I’ve reached the point where  my file runneth over.  I needed a new solution.

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Since I love gift wrapping so much, I’m always looking for ideas and inspiration to use on my next gift.  Lately I’ve been drawn to beautifully decorated cakes, decorated with flowers and bands of icing.  My creative mind looks beyond the fact that these works of art are cake and focuses on how I can adapt the design into gift wrapping.

When you think about it, a cake is very similar to a wrapped gift because it is usually a square, rectangular or round shaped adorned with embellishments.  Just like a present.

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This has to be one of my all time favorite DIY trends–Faux Marble Contact Paper!  What a simple and easy way to turn a basic piece of furniture, picture frame or just about anything into something chic and stylish!

Prepare to be inspired…

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 I Heart Organizing

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Nordic Days

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A Thoughtful Place

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 Our Humble Abode

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 Burlap and Lace

Yes, I know–so lovely!  Want to create your own faux marble DIY, this seems to be the best source for quality white marble contact paper.  Also available on Amazon.

Happy Decorating!

Shelly

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Hi there! I hope you’re having a good day. The sun is shining again today here in Atlanta and that makes it a great day in my book. As promised,  I’m back today to share an easy Gift Wrap Inspiration for you, perfect for Mother’s Day.

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I always take extra care when it comes to wrapping a gift for my mom.  She’s one special woman and deserves a special gift wrap.  For her mother’s day gift this year I decided to craft a flower bouquet for the outside of the box.

Here’s how I did it.

Once the box was wrapped in a black and white check paper (from TJMaxx), I added a band of pink striped grosgrain ribbon.

Next I folded the left and right edges of a paper lace dollie towards the center of the dollie to create the shape of a cone.

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I taped the dollie on top of the ribbon and paper and used glue dots to attach an assortment of paper flowers.  The pink roses, yellow flowers and pink and yellow tiny flowers came in a cluster on stems so I simply inserted those into the cone and added tape behind to hold them into place.

The last step was a pretty pink bow and a gift tag.

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Since I can’t give my mom flowers in person, her flower bouquet wrapped gift will do the trick.

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Happy Wrapping!

Shelly

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Hello there!  I’m back from my trip to DC and getting back in the swing of work and blogging.  My trip was absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to share the photos with you.  While I’m sorting through photos and doing laundry, I thought I’d bring you a few quick and easy Easter décor ideas since the big day is this Sunday.

I don’t do much decorating for Easter but I do like to have a touch of the holiday on my dining table. Ideas like these are super easy and quick to pull together and will definitely welcome Easter morning in style.

Paint, stickers or a little decoupage work and you can create a fun assortment of designer Easter eggs.  I love the idea of creating a mix that matches your décor and not a traditional mix of pastels.

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Blue and White Eggs

If you’re hosting Easter breakfast or dinner, this is an easy way to decorate the table. Use your paper shredder to create a bundle of paper that can be formed into the shape of a nest and then add a letter sticker to the outside of a plastic Easter egg.  Cute and simple.

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Monogram Egg

Looking for an Easter centerpiece idea?  How about combining glass candlesticks, paper flowers and plastic eggs to create these cute Easter egg flowers.

Tip:   If you don’t already own clear glass candlesticks, head to Dollar General where you’ll find different styles and sizes.

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Easter Egg Flowers

 I started collecting mis-matched egg cups and thing this would be a really great way to put them to use.  Use decorative craft scissors to scallop the edge of cupcake liners to get the look of flower petals.

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Candy Filled Egg Cups

Flowers are a must for Easter and the simple addition of plastic eggs to line the vase or container will turn your stems into a pretty Easter arrangement.  What’s also great about this is that come Monday all you have to do is remove the eggs and enjoy the flowers for the rest of the week.

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Egg Filled Flower Vase

And since I love cloches so much, this décor idea is right up my alley.

Tip:  If you can’t find nest at this late date, create a nest with twig branches you pick from the yard or buy at the craft store.

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Nest in Cloche

When it comes to last-minute holiday decorating, I love ideas that are quick, easy and yield beautiful results.

I’ll be back tomorrow to share the highlights of my DC trip and to show you my Easter tablescape.

Shelly

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