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Personalize Your Bedroom With These DIYs Under $25

Over time a space can become a little boring and tired looking, but often times all it needs is a small change to bring it back to life.  You can fall in love with your space by simply adding one new item that transforms the entire space. 
I'm going to show you some simple inexpensive DIY's for under $25 that will do that!
Personalized Pillows
A great way to add a touch of personal customization to your bedroom is through custom pillows.  Now you can do it at home in just 5 mins!
Items you need
  • Heat Transer paper (Arts and crafts store)
  • Printer
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Pillow Cases
  1. Create your personal image for your pillow case on the computer, you can use a simple program like word or power point
  2. Once you have created your image get it ready for printing.  Print off the image ona  regualr piece of paper first to see if you are satisfied with the size and the way it looks
  3. Load your printer with the transfer paper and print off your image - remember if you are doing lettering or words make sure it appears in mirror form on your computer - this way it can transfer in the proper format onto your pillow.
  4. Place your pillow case on a hard surface that is protected with fabric underneath (chopping block) - try to avoid using an ironing board as the pattern can come through.
  5. Iron on your image following the instructions found on your heat transfer paper
  6. Fill your pillow with an insert and enjoy!
Raw Crystal Necklace Display 
A great way to display your necklaces and prevent them from getting tangled.  Create one of these simple stone jewelry racks:
Items you need
  • Stones (these could be decorative precious stones or pebble rocks)
  • Piece of wood (any species you like) 1/2" x 4" x 6'(the hardware store can cut it down)
  • Sponge brush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Indoor adhesive tape (no more nails) 
  • Sandpaper 
  1. Pick up your wood from the hardware store and have ben cut down the lengths that will fit our space - I had mine cut down to 14" in length 
  2. Lightly sand down the edges of your wood pieces as well as the side that you will be painting.  
  3. Using your foam brush Paint your five side the colour of your choice  
  4. Allow to dry - once dried place your stones on the painted piece of wood and space them out into place.
  5. Cut small pieces of No More Nails tape adhesive and place it on the flat portion of each rock - stick the rocks onto the board.  
  6. Voila! You have a jewelry hanger! 
Modern Wood Art
A great way to display photos and add a pop of colour to your space is by creating wooden block art:
Items you need
  • Piece of wood (any species you like) 1/2" x 10" x 6'(the hardware store can cut it down to your desired size)
  • Sponge brush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Sandpaper 
  • Photos
  • Printer
  1. Select the images you want to print on your home printer.  Prior to printing them select the B&W option
  2. After you have printed your images cut around the image that you want to display, ex: a tree, cut away the background leaving just the shape of the tree
  3. Sand down your wooden square to get rid of any sharp edges
  4. If you dont want the grain to show through prime it with acrylic paint - if you dont mind the grain showing paint it with a bright colour using a sponge brush.  Apply 1-2 coats allowing the paint to dry in between.
  5. Once dried, place your photo ontop of the wooden square, positioning it into place (off centre will give you a modern feel)
  6. Once you have determined the positioning of your photo, apply mod podge matte to the back of the image and stick it onto the block.  You can remove the creases using a credit card edge or your finger. 
  7. Apply a generous coat to the front of the photo covering the entire surface of the block.
  8. Hang and Enjoy!

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Thursday November 24, 2016

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