Pixelated Spring Art

Hi Classy Clutterers! It’s always a wonderful day in my neighborhood when I get to stop by and share a project with Mallory and Savannah! This year, more than ever, I’ve been eager to start decorating my home for spring. (Hello, 6-foot snowbanks.) My ultimate favorite Classy Clutter project is the b-a-n-a-n-a-s good pixelated wall treatment these ladies did for Creating With the Stars last year. I fell in love with them the minute I saw this. And then, more recently, Gwen from the Bold Abode posted an uh-mazing pixelated canvas. Needless to say, I’ve had pixelated projects bouncing around in my head for a while.

Pixelated Spring Graphic

Sometimes it takes the smallest little nudge to inspire, and this $3 thrift store frame did that for me. A spring quote on a handmade pixelated backdrop coming right up.

thrift store frame

I actually followed Gwen’s tutorial at first and grabbed an image online that I tried to pixelated with triangles in photoshop. Too bad I suck at photoshop so the final product was very pretty but not wildly helpful as a template. I ended up using my pixelated image more as a color pallet than anything else… I certainly wasn’t able to copy triangle by triangle, but ultimately just mixing colors and playing around got me a nice enough finished product!

pixel template paint

With my backdrop cut to size, I found a quote and set it up using my Cricut software. If you don’t have a Cricut than obviously a hand drawn quote will work JUST as well. I used a gold metallic market and let the Cricut take care of the rest.

cricut drawing quote

Aside from the impossible degree of difficulty involved in photographing anything with glass, I LOVE the way this turned out.

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pixel spring art file cabinet

After I finished this project, I HAD to incorporate this into my spring house tour… it’s the perfect punch of color wherever I stick it!

spring tour pixel graphic

house tour pixel art

I love the contrast of the pixelated colors with the text overlay… I’m not sure that I have the patience but I’m a little hung up on the idea of creating a similar project in large-scale as a wall mural or something. Stay tuned!!

Here are some of my other projects that show a similar love for lots and lots of color!

Kids Herringbone Dresser
dresser after
Thrifted Green Bookshelf
shelves with elephant
Fabric Covered Side Table
fabric covered sidetable

DIY Paintbrush Statement Art

DIY Paintbrush Statement Art

This DIY Paintbrush Statement Art has us written all over it. We LOVE color and we LOVE to paint so this super fun hanging art was a really fun and simple project! It’s perfect for any craft studio! We love the movement and touch of whimsy it adds.

This project is pretty simple and while it may not be for everybody, it’s really cool and you can get creative and hang different objects the same way, not just paintbrushes!

Materials: (*affiliate links)

DIY Paintbrush art 1

First, tape off the wooden handle of your paint brush.

DIY Paintbrush art 2

Paint the wooden handle and the ends of your bristles. Latex paint takes longer to dry but works great. We used some latex and some acrylic, just whatever colors we liked in our stash.

Hang the paintbrushes

Last, (sorry we forgot to get a photo of this part) thread your fishing line through the hole at the end of the brush. We did a giant loop and strung them at different lengths to create the angle. You could do them all evenly or mismatched or create the angle like we did.

Colorful paintbrush art

Kinda crazy, really fun and unique, don’t you think?

DIY Paintbrush Statement Art - Click for tutorial

In our craft studio reveal, some people though the paintbrushes were painted on the curtain, I love that idea too!

Classy Clutter Craft Studio

If you missed it, check out the full studio reveal here, and the DIY INSPIRE Sequins Wall Art here. What do you think?!

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The BEST DIY Body Scrubs

So, if you’ve followed our blog for a while, you may have noticed that I’ve shared a few different DIY Body Scrub recipes with you. Especially sugar scrubs. Guys, they’re the best. They are so easy to make, take only a few minutes, few ingredients, make great gifts and leave your skin feeling baby’s bum soft. For reals. I love them. I kept this Apple Cinnamon Scrub on my bathroom counter all winter because the weather really takes it’s toll on my hands and lips (weird?) in the winter. The sugar scrubs are soothing and exfoliating. I love it for chapped, dry, peeling lips. Here are some of my favorites. Next time you need a quick gift, make one of these babies and throw it in a mason jar. Done and done.

This Apple Cinnamon Scrub is my current fave. It’s totally edible so I use it for a lip scrub and may or may not lick my lips a little after. It gets all the dry yuckies (It’s a word.) off and leaves my lips smooth! Also amazing in the shower or bath.

Honey Brown Sugar Scrub from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub from Good Life Style

Winter Mint Sugar Scrub from Jaco’lyn Murphy

DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

Lemon Lime Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

You may also like this Warm Cocoa Bath Soak! It’s heavenly and takes your bubble bath to a whole new level!

BEST Sugar Scrubs and Bath Soaks

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Disney Inspired Motivational Print

Disney Art Print

Hello. It’s Courtney from Paperelli. Today I want to talk about The Happiest Place on Earth.  Growing up in Southern California, I have so many great memories at Disneyland. I also have amazing memories as a child, and as an adult watching Disney movies. There are tons of really great Disney movies out there. This week my family and I are going to Disneyland, so I have had Disney on my mind for a long time! I decided to make lots of new Disney Inspired Prints for all of you. I am here on Classy Clutter today to share one of them with you!

The Flower that Blooms Printable

I thought this Mulan quote was the perfect quote to share, in honor of all the spring flowers that are starting to bloom! “The Flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.” Don’t you just love it? I think it is not only beautiful, but is the perfect motivational print to keep around. I have designed to versions for you, including one black and white version to coordinate with any decor set up.

The Flower that Blooms in Adversity

You could frame it and keep it in your own home or give it as a gift to a loved one who could use a little motivational pick me up! As always, I would love to hear about what you do with your printable! Be sure to tag @PaperelliDesigns and @ClassyClutter on Instagram or use #paperelliprintable.

Mulan-Quote-Printable

DOWNLOAD THIS MOTIVATIONAL PRINT HERE

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DIY Sea Urchin

A couple week’s ago, I flew to Arizona to help Savannah bust out a two-day office makeover for our new Classy Clutter office studio. One of the little decor elements we made for our Craft Studio was this cute little DIY Sea Urchin. We’ve seen these cute little statue-type things at a lot of popular home decor stores! If you’ve got some toothpicks and paint lying around (chances are, you do!) you can make this adorable DIY Sea Urchin to accessorize your home!

DIY Sea Urchin

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  1. First, use salt dough (¼ salt, ¼ flour, 1-2 tablespoons of water) and roll into a ball and flatten the bottom to form the base.

 

DIY Sea Urchin_Step 1

2. Use dowels (or toothpicks) and stick them into the salt dough and bake at 200 degrees for 90 minutes. Allow to cool.

DIY Sea Urchin_Step 2

3. Spray paint the sea urchin and allow to dry.

DIY Sea Urchin on Bookshelf

Tada! You’re done! That was easy wasn’t it!? We can’t wait to show you the rest of the office space! It’s totally girl, totally organized, totally US! We hope you’ll love it as much as we do!

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Hello Spring Printable

Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli. Spring is almost here and I am CAN’T wait! Every year I swear winter gets longer and longer. It seems like the weather might be getting a little bit warmer and I absolutely have spring fever! How is your weather? Warming up?

Hello Spring Printable by Paperelli for Classy Clutter

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I still have all my Valentine’s Day decorations up, but you better believe that the day after I am pulling out the Spring decor! I can’t wait to add a little Spring sunshine over here. I thought it would be fun to share this Hello Spring Printable with all of you.

Spring Decor Printable - Paperelli

It is super easy. All you need to do is print, download, and add to an 8×10″ picture frame! As always, I LOVE seeing what you do with your printables. Be sure to tag @paperellidesigns and@classyclutter and show us what you decided to do with your Hello Spring Printable.

Spring Printables - Classy Clutters

DOWNLOAD THE HELLO SPRING PRINTABLE HERE

Love Grows Wild Sign

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this sign. No joke I would have it up all year round. One thing that I love so much about this decor from my Valentine party is that it can be used for different events like a garden party, wedding, and list goes on and on. I thought of the idea of having a focal point and a theme of the party in one would be fun and this sign is what I came up with. I wanted the sign to have great texture and I think I was able to accomplish that.

To start the base of the board is just a piece of plywood that I had the guys at Home Depot cut down to a 4 x 6 feet sheet and then I painted it solid black so that the words would really pop.

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The L-O-V-E letters are from the very talented Heidi Swapp. The letters are from Michaels. They were $12.99 each and they are 100% perfection! Each letter is individual lit by its own set of battery powered lights. I simply sprayed the letters with Krylon Gloss Watermelon spray paint.

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Grows Letters

To do the G-R-O-W-S letters I purchased the wooden letters at Joann’s. I used the Krylon Spray Paint in this green color and then I used the 3M Spray Adhesive and I added moss onto the letters. I used two different kinds of moss only because that is what I had. Each letter used a bag of moss that I got from Micheals. These letters were very easy to do. They only took about 15-20 total to do.

The W-I-L-D letters were the hardest part about this sign. It’s not like they were hard but they were more time consuming. First, I started with the cardboard letters from Micheals. I used an knife to cut of the top of the letter. By the end I realized that you can just peel back the top of the letter and it comes right off.

Wild Letter 1

Then, I added the floral foam into the letter to prepare for the flowers. I used scissors to cut the foam to fit into the letter.   Wild letter 2

Wild letter 4

In order for these letters to look really good and full you first start with the greenery. Place the greenery around the perimeter of the letter and a few in the center to make sure it all blends together  Wild Letter 3

I then added moss onto the letter so it would fill in the gaps by gluing the moss on. After the moss placed the flowers on the letter. I finished the letters with the tall sprouted floral stems. I like the sprouted ones because they add a touch of whimy.  wild letter 6

 

wild letter 5

To attach the letters onto the wood I used a nail to hang the LOVE letter on. The GROWS letters I had to use finish nailer and compressor to nail on those letters and then to attach the WILD letters I used the 3M mounting tape.

This sign turned out great. I love it. It was easy to do. I love that the sign is such a great focal point and everyone loved the sign.

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Diy Floral Letters

Love Garden Party

Every year I have a fun Valentine’s Day Party and this year I have been totally crushing on all things floral. With that being said I knew I wanted to do a Love Garden Party. This years party decorations were my favorite of all time. Here is a little sneak peek at my decorations and on Monday and Tuesday next week I will share with you some more details of this awesome party.  028 027 002 012 017 003 (1) 025 It is all so pretty right?!? Monday I will be giving you all the details of this awesome love grows wild sign. See you then.

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“I Love You” Pillow

Love Pillow

Hi Friends!  It’s Katie from Made to be a Momma!  I have a super simple and quick Valentines Day sewing project for you today! This “I Love You” Pillow is so fun and can be made into any size pillow you want!  I don’t typically decorate my home for Valentines day besides a few fun pops of color and heart shaped decor in areas of my home. Pillows are one of my favorite ways to change the look of my living room! It’s inexpensive, especially when you make your own, and can change the whole look of a room!  Typically, when I am making throw pillow for my living room I will use a pillow form that you can find at your local craft stores but when I am making a little decorative pillow I tend to just stuff it myself with pillow stuffing. So simple!

For this pillow you will want to cut out two square pieces of fabric. Mine is roughly 10 in. x 10. in.  I cut my squares out of two different colors of fabric because I like to have a contrasting back piece but you can cut it out of the same fabric if you want.  I then cut out the letters and shape for my saying that was going on the pillow, which in this case is “I [heart] You”. I used a bright fuchsia felt.

Cut Letters Place your felt letters down in the middle of your fabric and pin in place. Sew around letters with a straight stitch. You can also use a zig zag stitch for a different look.

Letters

Place your back piece of fabric on top of your fabric with the letters on it. Make sure the pretty sides of the fabric are facing each other. Sew around all 4 sides making sure you leave a small 2 in. – 3 in. gap for turning.  Fill your pillow with pillow stuffing and then sew or hand stitch close.

Stuffed

So fun right?!  You can do this with so many things! Make your pillow say “HELLO” or “MR. & Mr’s” you can make your pillows bigger or smaller. You can make them a rectangle or heart shaped.  Have fun and be creative!

I Love You Pillow

For more Valentines Day Ideas check out these:

Valentine Socks Gift Idea

Bubbles Valentines Day

 

 

 

DIY Letter Pillow

Happy New Year from Ciburbanity, Classy Clutter readers!! Decorations are put away, the kids are back in school, and I’m ready for some projects! I will preface this entire tutorial with the words: I am not a sewer. I mean, I CAN sew, but… quasi-straight lines are about my limit. So take this whole thing with a grain of salt and leave comments with technique suggestions! That said, I LOVE this monogrammed pillow I made for my daughter, Martha. Did I mention it took no time whatsoever?

letter pillow

I love this project because it used fabric remnants of which I have many! Your first step is choosing which fabric you want. I opted for three different ones, but no reason you can’t go with one fabric all over.

fabric remnants

Using a ruler and a fabric marker, I traced out my letter “M”. I allowed for 3/4″ seam all around. Cut your letter out of both top and bottom fabrics.

tracing letter monogram pillow

For the sides, I wanted something that was a little wider than 3″ so I cut strips of the 3rd fabric 4 1/2″ wide (the excess is for the seam allowance). This letter took two strips of fabric each as wide as the bolt of fabric.

fabric strips for pillow edge

Start by placing the right sides of your fabric together and pinning the side strip to the top of your pillow. This gets a little tricky around any corners. The technique that worked for me was to fold over the fabric of the letter, and then to fold over the side fabric lining up the edges. I know. I’m making ZERO sense… hopefully the photos will *maybe* help explain?

pinning pillow steps

pinned side of pillow

I found that it was easier to sew one side at a time rather than one continuous seam all the way around the letter. Pin the second letter to the side piece in the same way. By now, each corner might not feel as awkward, but it might… sorry this tutorial isn’t more clear. #Fail. Sew the last piece in place leaving one corner free to stuff your letter.

unstuffed monogram pillow

I used more than 1/2 a bag of Polyfil, but obviously stuff as much as you’d like! (This letter is about 14″ tall.) Hand or machine sew the last seam after you’ve stuffed the pillow to your satisfaction.

stuffed pillow

I was tempted to include the ball fringe from the materials photo, but sewing around the edges was just tricky enough that I bailed. Maybe the next letter will get trim, but for Martha’s “M”, I think the three fabrics are detail enough!

Letter pillow front/ back

backside letter pillow

It’s a nice little complement to the kids rocker I recently reupholstered (2015 is the year of upholstery for me…). Any goals or plans for 2015! The year is young, folks!

M pillow detail

letter pillow close

letter pillow title

Here are a few of my other attempted sewing projects… as long as it’s only a straight line, then I give myself a B+.

Lined Curtains

curtain-rod-braeburn

Roman Shades

roman-shades-dowel

Number Pouf

land-of-nod-pouf

xo
Charlotte