Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dollar Store Hanging Planter Redo



Let's turn a dollar store planter into a shabby chic planter.

I found the hanging planter and coco liner at Dollar Tree and only spent $2.00. I wanted to upgrade it to make it more fab and less plain. I had this glittery burlap ribbon in my arsenal of craft supplies and wanted to incorporate it.  Plus, glitter is messy so I was excited I could keep the glitter from tracking all over the house and use it outside.

Supplies:



Step 1:
I attached the ribbon to the planter by looping it through the top while going inside and outside the metal frame. To secure it to the top (and prevent it from moving) I used a small piece of twine to tie it to the top. Then I tied the ribbon into a bow.





Step 2:
To decorate the chain that holds the planter, I simply weaved ribbon through the chain. I tied the excess pieces on the top together to secure them.


Step 3:
The crystal prisms are from Antique Week and I got them for an amazing price of 80 cents each. I've seen some similar at Michael's. I love how they reflect in the sunlight. They also make the planter look like a fancy chandelier.



I like how it turned out after adding tri color pansies.  The best part is it was very inexpensive to make.





Make it Spicy,
Amanda

You May also like this project: Coffee Cup Planter




Thursday, May 7, 2015

4 Simple Spring Projects

Spring is here and to celebrate we are rounding up of our favorite Spring projects made by TexMex Crafting.  And the best part is... they are all really easy to make!

Click below to see the tutorials.

1. Shabby Chic Wreath Tutorial
2. Coffee Cup Planter
3. DIY Coasters
4. Wine Cork Garden Markers


Make it Spicy and Simple,
Amanda

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wine Cork Garden Markers


When I started my garden from seeds last year, I decided I needed garden markers to locate where I placed everything.  The garden markers added a little decor to the boring dirt while waiting for my herbs grow.


Upcycled:
All the items I used to make them were extra items I had in my kitchen. When I moved in with my boyfriend, it seemed like we had doubles of everything.  I've seen a lot of upcycled utencil projects and decided not to donate our extra set in hopes of using it in a project.  If you're a wine lover you would be dumb to throw away the corks because these are thousands of things you can make with them.

These makers were simple to make and they were inspired by a similar pinterest project. The hardest part of the project was sticking the fork into the cork but it's doable with some muscle.  Just be careful not to stab yourself!




My backyard is small but I wanted a place to grow herbs. I decided to make an above ground garden close to the patio to utilize the space. My father and I made it last summer and it's been working out great. 


Make it Spicy,
Amanda

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Hola, Amigas! Don't like Margaritas?  Check out our refreshing Raspberry Mojito recipe here.  


Grab a drink, taco, sombrero and celebrate with your friends. 



Make it Spicy,
Amanda