Rachel Mae Smith

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DIY Monogrammed Vase

<b>Time</b>: 10 minutes + dry time<b><br>Materials</b>: vase, glass paint, sponge brush, glass silkscreen<p>Monogrammed vases make a great gift for just about any occasion. Personalize with your letter of choice, fill with fresh flowers, and make someone’s day, even if it is your own.<p>First, wash your vase and dry completely. You can remove any unwanted finger print or smudges with rubbing alcohol.<p>For my letter, I used glass silkscreens from Martha Stewart. They’re self-adhesive, washable, and completely reusable …

Chalkboard Planters

Time: 2.5 hours- including drying and planting time<p>Cost: $18- including 4 planters, seeds, and materials<p>Materials: painters tape, chalkboard paint, planters, seeds

Painted Planters

After my painted planter round-up, I knew it was only a matter of time before I took on the project for myself.<p><b>Time:</b> 1 hour, including dry time<b><br>Materials:</b> clay planter, paint, pva, glitter, brush, plant<p>1. Start by painting the inside of your planter. You don’t need to paint the entire inside, just the top half and a bit of the lip since the plant will take up most of the space.<p>2. Once dry, move to the outside.<p>3. If you want to add glitter (it’s not as tacky as you would think!), make sure the …

Pumpkin Vase

<b>Time:</b> 1 hour (including dry time)<b><br>Materials:</b> pumpkin, knife, scoop, paint, flowers<p>1. Cut the top off your pumpkin and scoop out the seeds, just as if you were carving the pumpkin.<p>2. Choose your color and paint your pumpkin. If your pumpkin isn’t white, you may want to use a coat of primer before painting.<p>3. Let the paint dry, add flowers+water, and you’re done!

Ornament Terrariums + Giveaway

<b>Time</b>: 25 minutes<b><br>Materials:</b> ornament, plant, soil, rocks, moss, paint<p>1. Roll up a piece of paper to make a funnel. Add a layer of rocks.<p>2. Add your soil. ¼ cup is more than enough!<p>3. Add moss and plants. I used a chopstick to help with positioning.<p><b>GIVEAWAY–NOW CLOSED!</b><p>I loved doing this project so much that I’d like the share the experience with you! Enter to win all the supplies you’ll need to make your own ornament terrarium simply by clicking this link to share on Twitter.<p>Winner will be …

Soup Can Flower Vases

<b>Time:</b> 10 minutes<b><br>Materials:</b> soup can, glue stick, scissors, paper, tape, bone folder<p>1. Gently peel off the label from your soup can. Use an x-acto knife if you need extra help getting it off in one piece.<p>2. Because I can’t cut a straight line to save my life, I wrapped the paper around my label since it’s already the right size. Glue your label to the paper, then fold your ends over and tape down. You can use a bone folder to help guide your lines.<p>3. Once all of your sides are secured, wrap …

Inspiration of the Week: Hanging Plants

We’ve been having lovely weather in San Francisco lately, but for those of you still in winter, here are some indoor hanging garden DIYs that should get you through to spring!<p>1. Simple Hanging Vase by Minie Co<br>2. Tiered Hanging Pots by Design Sponge<br>3. Hanging Plant Holders by Frankie Magazine <br>4. Hanging Macrame Garden by The Red Thread<p>Happy crafting!<br>Rachel

Test Tube Flower Vase

1. Cut holes in your foam board so that the pencils can stand upright. Place the test tubes over the pencils.<p>2. Spray the test tubes with paint. Let dry for 1 minute in between coats.<p><i>*note that in the video I sprayed the tubes with water & vinegar. My initial plan was to make these mercury glass, but the test tubes were plastic and it didn’t work.</i>

Guest Post: Paint Can Hanging Baskets

In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), my guest Cristin from Eve of Reduction is going to show you how to turn your old paint cans into lovely hanging baskets! You can follow the instructions below, or watch how to on youtube.<p><b>Time:</b> 2 hours<b><br>Materials:</b> paint cans, spray paint, painter’s tape, drill, polpropylene rope, dried foliage/plastic recyclables, potting soil, seeds/starter flowers<p><b>Instructions:</b><br>1. Begin by cleaning out your old paint cans. If there is still paint left in them you’ll need to pour …

Inspiration of the Week: Paper Flowers

Mother’s day is this weekend, in case you forgot! Instead of buying her flowers that will be gone in a week, try your hand at making some paper flowers. These DIYs are simple, cost efficient, and not to mention way too cute.<p>1. Giant Crepe Paper Roses by Studio DIY<br>2. Paper Punch Flowers by Damask Love<br>3. Watercolor Paper Flowers by Kelli Murray<br>4. Cupcake Liner Flowers by Martha Stewart<p>Need more ideas for mom? Check out my Craft & DIY pin board here!<p>Happy crafting!

Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder

Determine how high you want your glitter to come up then tape off the area.<p>To make your own custom glitter blend, pour equal amounts of your favorite glitter into a lid and shake. You can add more or less of a color until you’re happy.<p>Moving in sections, apply a layer of mod podge then sprinkle on your glitter.<p>You can use your finger to reposition your glitter while the glue is still wet.<p>Remove your tape then seal by covering glitter with a thin layer of mod podge. It will dry clear, but if you …

Wire Wrapped Vase

<b>Time:</b> 40 minutes<b><br>Materials:</b> vase, jewelry pliers and clippers, jewelry wire, nail polish + top coat, paper towel roll (optional)<p>Begin by unraveling your wire and wrapping it loosely around your vase. This will give you an idea of how much wire you’ll need to achieve your desired look.<p>Nail polish will allow you to customize your wire, and with so many colors available, the possibilities are endless! Wrap your wire around a paper towel roll and apply 1-2 coats of desired color(s).<p>Apply a clear top …

DIY Colored Herb Markers

Start by measuring out your clay and rolling into balls. I used about ¾ of the 1oz block for each color.<p>On wax paper, use your rolling pin to flatten each clay ball, keeping the same thickness throughout.<p>Stamp the name of your herb on to your flattened clay, then shape with a sculpting tool/knife. I found it easier to stamp first so that in case of an error, I could just roll out the letters and start again.<p>Transfer your markers to a cooking sheet and bake according to the instructions for your …