When I was in London earlier this month I stumbled upon this wall clock in Oliver Bonas. While I didn’t take home the clock (though I did buy a super cute scarf and some adorable rose gold spoons) I left with some inspiration to try my own DIY version. This DIY colorblocked wall clock is super easy to make—no previous crafting or painting skills are required!
I decided to hang mine in my home studio but it’s a great wall accessory for a living room or bedroom. My version uses the same coral and navy color palette as the one I spotted but you can use whatever color palette you like so it matches your decor.
Would you rather buy or DIY? Watch the video below if you’re team DIY!
Use a foam brush to apply wood stain to just over half of the front of the wood panel. Paint the edges too and then use a paper towel to wipe away excess stain. Allow the stain to dry. Be sure to paint and wipe in the direction of the wood grain.
Apply painter’s tape down the middle so the unstained side is masked off. Paint one coat of coral paint, allow it to dry, and paint a second coat.
Use a pencil and ruler to measure out 12 – 1.25″ pieces on the balsa wood strip. Cut them with scissors.
Paint the little wood pieces on the tops and sides. Allow them to dry completely.
Arrange the painted wood pieces evenly around the clock. Use super glue to glue each piece into place.
Assemble the clock mechanism according to the direction on the package and you’re done! I used Command Strips to hang my clock on the wall.
This is an outtake from my chocolate Pocky pops. I accidentally dropped the camera remote in the matcha powder!
Happy Friday and happy weekend!
This was a crazy productive week for me. I wrapped up a few projects, got my inbox down to the single digits and even had time for an awesome trail ride. So here’s to another productive day and a weekend off. We’ll be visiting the dog park, heading to a birthday party, and squeezing in a beach bike ride. What are you up to this weekend?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IZZE. All opinions are 100% mine.
Today I’m sharing another fun and easy project that is sure to add some sparkle to your everyday! It’s a DIY pom pom bike basket and it’s the perfect functional way to accessorize your bike.
One of my unofficial 30 before 30 goals was to learn how to ride a bike. And if you read my “What I learned in my twenties” recap, you know that I did learn! Riding my bike around town is now one of my all time favorite activities. We now ride from our bungalow to the beach, to get dinner (and donuts), and to grab groceries.
We’re only a 10 minute ride to the beach but we often get too busy to go there. When you’re self employed it’s easy to work 24/7 and then some. So we’ve made a resolution this summer to have a picnic there at once a week.
My favorite bike basket picnic accessory? IZZE Sparkling Water! It’s the organic way to add some bubbly to your everyday without all the calories (it only has 10 per 12 oz. bottle) and it’s available in Blackberry Pear, Mandarin Lime and Raspberry Watermelon. So why not make everyday sparkle brightly with something that’s made with organic natural flavors and a touch of organic cane sugar? Load up your adorable pom pom bike basket with IZZE Sparkling Water, your favorite snack, and ride out to your next adventure!
DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket
White woven bike basket
Pom pom maker, 2.5″
Embroidery floss (4 skeins per pom pom)
Scissors IZZE Sparkling Water for when you get thirsty while you’re pom pom making!
Cut a 18″ piece of embroidery floss in whatever color you’re using to make your pom pom. Fold one skein of embroidery floss in half and then in half again so you have 4 strands. This speeds up the pom pom making 4x!
Open up the pom pom make as shown below. Wrap the 4 strand thick embroidery floss around one quarter of the semi circle. When you run out of thread, repeat this on the other side with another skein of embroidery floss.
When you complete one semi-circle. Grab the third skein and wrap it around one half of the other semi-circle. Finish wrapping the entire semi-circle form with the 4th skein of embroidery floss.
Close the pom pom maker and use small, sharp scissors to carefully cut along the entire circumference of the pom pom maker. There’s a notch along the edge for your scissors to slide along.
Tie the 18″ piece of embroidery floss tightly around the entire pom pom. Double knot the ends.
Carefully pull the pom pom maker apart and use scissors to trim any uneven ends. Use the long threads to tie the pom poms onto your bike basket.
Using embroidery floss, rather than yarn, to make pom poms makes them softer and a little more chic. One thing I always tell myself is I want to make something look handmade not homemade and I think this is just the trick. I just love how the frayed edges make them almost look like carnations.
I’m kicking off the week with a fun and super easy DIY project. All you need are a few supplies and about 10 minutes to make these DIY jeweled treat bags. They would the perfect addition to your next party because who wouldn’t love candy, cookies, or other treats in a sparkly bag!
All the supplies for this DIY can be found at Paper Mart, a one stop online shop for packaging supplies, gift boxes and more. As someone who loves gift packaging, I found tons of items that would make gifts and favors oh so special. They also have tons of basic packaging items and even shipping supplies, all at really great prices.
These small treat bags are lined with glassine paper, which is a type of wax paper that’s water and oil resistant, making them perfect for storing freshly baked cookies and other sweets. They are also the perfect size for tiny gifts, like gift cards, nail polish, and other stocking stuffers. If you’re feeling extra crafty, make a bunch to keep on hand for when you need a last minute gift or if you’re feeling ambitious you can get a head start on the holiday season.
Apply one glue dot to the back of a jewel. Stick it anywhere on the front of the glassine paper bag. Repeat with as many as you like! They can be arranged randomly, like confetti, in a pattern, or even used to spell out a word or monogram.
If you want to arrange the jewels in a polka dot pattern, use a ruler and pencil to mark out each spot. The bags shown are 12cm wide, so I marked 2cm, 6cm, and 10cm. Then I placed a jewel rightly on top of the marks.
I found it easiest to press the back of a jewel onto a glue dot rather than placing the glue dot on the bag and adding the jewel. You can use which ever way works best for you.
From showers to girl’s birthday parties, these fun bags have some many uses. What would you use them for?
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