DIY Floral Faux Wallpaper + Silhouette Giveaway

Glam Bathroom Makeover

It’s no secret that I’m head over heels in love with my Silhouette Cameo. I tell people I use it on a daily basis and I don’t think they believe me but it’s true. I even have a special setup in my craft room where I ran the power cord through my craft island so it’s always ready to go! It is my “go-to” crafting tool. That being said, this was key element in designing my floral faux wallpaper for my bathroom that I showed you yesterday. If you missed that post, check out my glamorous bathroom reveal here.

 

Floral Faux Wallpaper

It goes without saying that the faux wallpaper is the focal point and the BEST part of this tiny little bathroom. I was inspired by the Oh Joy! Wallpaper. Unfortunately, the cost of the wallpaper was way out of my budget for my little bathroom makeover and it had a shipping time of 3-4 weeks. I’m way too impatient for that.

 

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The wallpaper got my creative brain going and I realized, I could probably recreate the same look with my Silhouette machine and some gold vinyl.  That’s exactly what I did.  Since I sell vinyl decals on Etsy, I had enough gold vinyl in my stash to cover every wall in my house but decided against it. ;) I live with 5 boys in my family and I’m not sure they’d appreciate that very much. I’m lucky they didn’t mind the uber girly bathroom. Surprisingly, they all think it looks awesome! Yahoo!

Here’s what I did to create the Floral Faux Wallpaper.

First, I opened my Silhouette Studio Design Software and searched for a flower that I loved. There were so many options but I fell in love with the Dahlia flower since it resembled the Oh Joy! wallpaper so closely. You can purchase that flower shape here for $0.99.

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Next, I placed the flowers in different sizes on a 12×24″. You can see that I left a few hanging off of the space so only half of the flower will get cut out when I ran my vinyl through my machine. I did this as to not waste the empty space and I used several “half flowers” on the wallpaper. You’ll see that soon.

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Next, I ran my vinyl through my Silhouette machine. It took a few short minutes to cut out all of the details on the flowers. This is where I got really excited because I could envision exactly what it was going to look like. When it was done cutting, I headed to the bathroom and just started peeling them off of the backing paper and sticking them on the wall. I started in the corner and just alternated which sizes of flowers I used. It was really fun to see it come to life.

Faux Wallpaper Progress

I obviously needed several sheets so I ran another sheet of vinyl through my machine while I stuck these on the wall. By the time I was done applying them, the, next sheet was ready to go. I repeated this until I had enough flowers for the entire wall. Can you tell worked on this right after I put the kiddos to bed?  The toothbrush and bath towel left out were a dead give away. ;)

Dahlia Vinyl Decal

You can see close up that my walls are slightly textured but once it’s all put together, it’s not noticeable at all. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even notice it until I took the close up shot! Either it’s very minor or I have terrible eyesight. Definitely both. ;)

Use petals to fill empty space on the wall.

As I was applying, I noticed that it needed to be “filled in” I didn’t like the white negative space left as I started putting the flowers on so I decided to use the negative space left over from cutting the flowers and “fill in” that space with the petals. I love that it looks more polished and complete with the petals in between each flower.

Dahlia Faux Wallpaper

I repeated applying flowers and filling in the space with petals until the wall was done. It took me about 1.5-2 hours for the whole wall. Can you imagine how many hours if I hand painted or stenciled this??? Not to mention, it’s totally removable so this is PERFECT for renters like me!

DIY Floral Faux Wallpaper

Sorry for the close up of the toilet! haha!

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Easy DIY Floral Faux Wallpaper Tutorial

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We will have a few fun projects made with our beloved Silhouette machines this week and we will announce the winner Sunday, November 2nd. You’re going to LOVE Savannah’s project tomorrow!

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Skinny Strawberry Orange Julius

Strawberry Orange Julius

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have heard that I’m expecting baby #4 and it’s a boy! My 4th boy! My husband claims he doesn’t know how to make girls. It’s a ridiculous statement but apparently true. ;)  With this pregnancy, if a craving hits, it hits hard.  The other night, the orange julius hit hard. Thank you Dairy Queen for taking care of that ASAP. While it may have satisfied the craving, it wasn’t that great. It was watery, not very frothy and thick as I wanted. 

I remember my mom making these delicious orange julius’ when I was a kid so I knew I could do it at home.  My husband and I came up with a delicious recipe and a few days later, I made it again with fresh strawberries and it was SO good; I knew I had to share it with you guys!

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Ingredients:

1/2 can frozen orange juice concentrate (about 6oz)
1 cup of cut up strawberries (frozen or fresh)
1 cup milk (almond milk works great too! My husband is a vegan so this worked for us)
1 cup water
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup of sugar (I used a 50/50 sugar + stevia blend to cut a few calories)
12-15 ice cubes
 
*Makes 2 large servings* I had lots more left over after these two glasses.
 
Mix all ingredients in the blender until smooth and creamy! That’s it! So easy right? 
 
 
 
This is the most perfect drink for a sunny Spring or Summer day! Can you tell I’m willing Spring to get here as hard as I can. It’s not working. Today is warmer and sunny but we’re supposed to get a foot or so of snow tomorrow. Boo!!!
 
 
For more yummy recipes, check out our Recipe collection here

Coral and Mint Living Room Reveal

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If you’ve been a follower of our blog for a while, you may have seen this room made over before. This is this room’s 4th, yep, 4th makeover. I have learned so much about what works for this space (and our family!) and what doesn’t. I FINALLY love this room.  I love it because it totally reflects my style and nearly every element of the room was a DIY done by yours truly. I’m talking, the wall paint, refinished floors, curtains, ALL of the furniture, including the sofas and many of the accessories were all made by moi! 

From 2011, when we moved in and had zero decor (and no decorating budget!) This room has come a long, long way! Since moving in, I have painted the room twice. Once a pretty grey (Glidden – Pebble Grey) with a striped accent wall and hallway. Now, we have a crisp white (Behr – Swiss Coffee) room with a Mandilicious, Vintage Revivals inspired gold sharpie accent wall.  It’s funny but I can totally see my style shift and I finally figured out what “my style” is. 

Gold Sharpie Wall

In 2012, I refinished the wood floors that were hiding beneath the beige builder grade carpet and painted my favorite yard sale find to date, the Coral TV Console. The paint color is Sherwin Williams – Emotional with a tiny bit of white to lighten it up just a little.

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 On the other side of the room, I painted both end tables and the coffee table white to keep it neutral. The lamps were spray painted with Krylon Navy spray paint and Rustoleum’s Gold Metallic. The lamp shades are from Target.

Navy and Gold Lamp

 The area rug is also from Target. It’s a light color but has held up well to spills, kids and snow being tracked in the house.

Reupholstered Sofa

I tackled one of my biggest DIYs ever and reupholstered and tufted these thrift store sofas and painted the legs gold then dry brushed them with a grey to distress it and tone down the metallic gold.  I am in love with the look of these and they’re super comfy! 

Gold Gallery Wall

Another fun project I did was put together this Gold Glam Gallery Wall. I love that it’s carried over past the corner and goes onto two walls. Most of the frames and mirrors are thrifted with one exception. I framed some family photos, created these hand painted DIY family silhouettes of my husband and I, made the personalized “Nikolaus – forever, for always, no matter what” sign for our family, added the map (a clearance steal from Target!) and some fun prints to the wall. I love how it all came together.

Throw Pillows

I’m a sucker for cute throw pillows. The gold ones are from HomeGoods and the floral is from DecoMod Walls. The mint bicycle one has gold faux snakeskin fabric on the back and for the front I used mint cotton fabric. I used my Silhouette and some white heat transfer paper to make the cute vintage bicycle. I love the little quirkiness it adds!

Mint and Gold Hallway

If you look past the gallery wall into the hallway, you can see my mint hallway with another gold mirror and gold triangle vinyl decals. I’ve already been asked where I got them after posting a photo on instagram so I added them to my Etsy shop! You can purchase them here if you’d like!

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If the door is open, you can see my super fun mint coat closet makeover. That closet makeover was a long time coming and has helped tremendously in keeping this room tidy… most of the time. ;) The mint color is a mix of Behr – Canton Jade and Tropical Dream. It’s the perfect shade of mint. I used the same paint color in the hallway when I painted over the grey and white stripes.

For the little sitting area, I reupholstered this $5 yard sale chair into the best chair ever. I love it so much! Mint and gold are just perfection. 

Mint Chair Corner

 The rug is from HomeGoods and the side table is from Target. I love how the glass almost has a mint tone to it so it matches so well! See the curtains peeking behind the table and chair? 

I made these ombré, coral and gold, ikat curtains for $5 from a twin sheet! I couldn’t find the right fabric so I hand painted the ikat design! You can find the full tutorial here.

Wow! Okay, got all that!? ;)  This is my favorite room in the house and it was chalk full of DIYs, re-DIYs and tons of ideas. Some of which worked, some didn’t. I love the decorating process and I’m a DIYer for life! For now, I’ll sit back and enjoy this room until we move next year! 

DIY Living Room Makeover

I am submitting this makeover to Creating with the Stars 2014! If you liked this, please head over and click on this project on the link party (#245) to increase our chances of being chosen!  Savannah and I are die-hard DIYers and this competition would be so amazing for us to be a part of!! Head over and check it out here. Leave a comment and tell them how much you love this room and the Classy Clutter girls!!!  We are entry #245 in the link up!!!! Please head over and click on the project to help us earn a spot! 

If you love this room, please pin it and share it!

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Spotlight Saturday LINK PARTY

Well hello!!! Thanks for stopping by friends! We are so glad to have you! Oh my goodness we are so excited to share with you some exciting news about our link party coming up really soon! You’re going to love it. For now, just know we’re doing our best to share your fabulous projects and find the best way to promote YOU and your talent! Thanks for linking up and be sure come back later this week for some more fun tutorials and projects. We’ve got great week planned for you next week. 
 


10 Creative Craft Rooms and Home Offices

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As you may already know, I’ve been working on my craft room…. for months it seems. It is a big space and it’s an unfinished basement so it poses many challenges even for a DIYer like myself. Hey, I’m always up for a challenge. I decided to share with you some of my favorite craft spaces from my Craft Room/Office Spaces Pinterest board. You can follow us on Pinterest here if you’d like… and you should. ;)  The first photo below is the progress on the craft studio so far.  

Girly Glam Craft Studio

White and gold glam office space

White and bright office space

 

Ikea desk hack and gorgeous desk space

Incredible Craft Studio space

Craft Closet Makeover

Eye Candy Studio

Colorful and Organized Craft Room

Pink and Aqua Home Office

Cute and Organized Craft supplies 

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St. Patricks Day Rice Krispie Treats with Lucky Charms Marshmallows

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I am huge fan of Rice Krispie treats! They’re super easy to make and taste delicious! My kiddos and I wanted to try a twist on the traditional Rice Krispie Treats and make them green and use Lucky Charms Marshmallows for St. Patrick’s Day!  I also like to add vanilla extract to mine to enhance the flavor a bit. I have seen cute versions of this treat with using Lucky Charms cereal but I love the texture and taste of traditional Rice Krispie Treats so we just added the Lucky Charm’s marshmallows separately at the end.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 4 cups of soft marshmallows
  • 5 cups of Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • approximately 3/4 cup of Lucky Charm’s marshmallows – My kids and I picked them out of the Lucky Charms cereal box and set them in a bowl until we were ready to use them. Heaven help the person who pours themselves a bowl of Lucky Charms sans marshmallows! (hehehe! I’ll blame it on the leprechaun!) 

Instructions:

Melt butter over low heat until completely melted. Gradually add marshmallows and stir often to avoid burning them. When marshmallow/butter mixture is completely melted, add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and your green food coloring and mix well. Remove from heat and stir in your Rice Krispie cereal. Once mixture is mostly combined, stir in the Lucky Charm’s marshmallows.  My kids and I picked them out of the Lucky Charms. If possible, store in an air tight container and they will stay softer longer! A ziplock bag works great! 

Tanner loves Rice Krispie Treats

I think little Tanner man loved them the most, runny nose and all. :)

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Don’t forget to check out this cute little St. Patrick’s Day gift and printable too!

Have a great day!

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Kiss me I’m Irish – St. Patrick’s Day Gift Idea

I don’t normally give out gifts for St. Patrick’s Day but I think this could be the cutest gift for a teacher or friend who needs a “pick me up” around this time of year. This time of year is rough for me sometimes because honestly, I am so over the winter at this point. We are still fiddling around with 8, 10, 20 degree temperatures and I’m over it. The winter blues can be in full swing for some at this time. Even if you’ve beat the blues, who wouldn’t LOVE a bag or a jar of kisses!? This would be also be so cute to stick in hubby’s car as a surprise on St. Patrick’s Day too! 

St Patricks Day Treat bag with free printable

I’m not Irish so I made two versions of this cute little printable to attach to your little gift. All you need to do is fill a bag or a small jar full of almond kisses (because they’re gold!) and add the cute tag. So cute and easy!

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Right click and save or download here.

Kiss me I'm Irish for today printable

 

Download Kiss me I’m Irish for today printable here

Kiss me I'm Irish for today treat bag

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Spotlight Saturday Link Party

Welcome to this week’s link party! We are so excited to have you! Did you enjoy our Gift Ideas in a jar series? You can see all of the gift ideas here. We shared some awesome ideas you may want to hang on to for Mother’s Day which will be here before you know it! 

Also, be sure to check out last weeks most clicked on project, this stunning dresser from The Weathered Door. Gorgeous, isn’t it?


DIY Warm Cocoa Bath Soak

Welcome to Day 3 of our Gift Ideas in a Jar series!  Hope you’re enjoying the ideas we’ve had this week!

I am a bath lover. I prefer a bath over a shower any day.  One thing I love to do for “me time” is draw a nice (piping hot!) bath after I’ve put the kids to bed and just sit and do nothing. I love it. What makes it even better is when I have some yummy bath salts, fizzies, milk bath or yummy smelling bubble bath to add to the water.

DIY Warm Cocoa Bath Soak

Today, I made the best one yet. This DIY Warm Cocoa Bath soak is a mix of DIY Cocoa bath salts and DIY Milk bath that will leave you (and your skin!) feeling incredible.

I’ve got two simple recipes for the bath soak and I layered them in this jar. First we have the Cocoa Bath Salts. I also added the benefits of each ingredient below. I love how therapeutic this bath soak is.

Cocoa Bath Salts

  • 1 cup of Epsom Salt – great for injuries, constipation relief, body aches and muscle cramps
  • 1 cup of coarse Sea Salt – great for insomnia, eczema, stress reduction
  • 1 Tablespoon of Unsweetened cocoa powder – helps to keep skin clear and hydrated

– Combine all ingredients in a glass or stainless steel bowl until mixed thoroughly.

Creamy Milk Bath

  • 2 cups of powdered milk (whole milk is best)
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch – soothes and relieves dry, itchy skin
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda – natural skin softener

– Combine all ingredients in a bowl until mixed thoroughly.

DIY Warm Cocoa Bath Salts  Now for a gift, you could simply add either the Cocoa Bath Salts or the Creamy Milk Bath to a jar. If you do just the milk bath, I’d suggest adding a couple drops of your favorite essential oil (like lavender) to the jar and shake to combine. You definitely want to experience the scent of the soak and if you don’t use the Cocoa salts, the milk bath alone can be a little bland but will still have awesome benefits to your skin.

I wanted to do both so I decided to layer the Cocoa Bath Salts and the Milk Bath.  Just layer the two until you like the look of it. Then, seal it with your jar lid. Store in a cool, dark place or give to a friend! You can download this free Bath Soak printable here.

Bath Soak Printable

You can also right click and save the above printable to your computer. I printed mine on sticker paper and cut it out and stuck it on the jar. Easy!

DIY Bath Soak  This would be an awesome gift for Mother’s Day with a cute little bath sponge! I am giving this to a friend, just because. I love “just because” gifts. Don’t you?

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 Don’t forget to check out Day 1 and Day 2 of our Gift Ideas in a Jar series.

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Pampering & Spa Gift // Exfoliating Sugar Scrub gift