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Again feeding into my recent love for DIY, I took Whimseybox‘s motto,”stop pinning and start making!”  This week I made these super cute hand stamped coat hangers.  This a very easy and quick DIY project.

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Materials:

  • Wooden Coat Hangers
  • Small Letter Stamps
  • Permanent Ink Pad

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I purchased the hangers from Ikea.  They are called the Bumerang Curved Clothes Hangers and are $4 for a pack of 8.

I purchased the letter stamps, both upper and lower case sets, and the permanent ink pad from Hobby Lobby.  The ink pad MUST BE permanent ink to keep the ink from rubbing off on clothing.  These items were not super expensive and, lucky me, Hobby Lobby happen to have a sale on stamps.  If stamps are not on sale, remember you can use Hobby Lobby’s app or print a coupon for their web page to get the one most expensive item at a discounted rate.  I’m sure that these stamps will be useful in future DIY projects.  So consider it an investment!

You can opt to purchase a stamp set which you can pre-align the letters in a holster before stamping.  However, I like the appearance of the uneven spaced, individual crooked letters.  It perfects the handmade look.

Before getting started on stamping your hangers, I would advise practice stamping on a piece of paper first.  This way you can get idea of how to align the letters individually. This way the letters are not too far apart or touching.  Plus it gives you a chance to write out what you want your hangers to say.  I did my test trial in my sketchbook.  Check it out!

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Once you feel comfortable with stamping the letters, nothing like the present to get started!  Don’t worry if you mess up!  They are supposed to be imperfect.  The ink dries very quickly, but I gave them 24 hours before touching them to be on the safe side.

Instead of keeping these for my own coat closet, I decided to ship them off to a friends who recently bought her first house.  These are going to be a great house warming gift!

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Good Evening!  I know, I know … I am slacking!  But working over 40 hours a week, maintaining a home (which I will report, being a homeowner is nice, but a lot of work), taking care of 2 mini wiener dogs, spending time with family and friends, all while attempting to live life to its fullest has had me away from my computer.  BUT!  Tonight that changes, with my trusty smarty pants dog by my side, my laptop in bed with me and my creative brain ready to share.  Ready … set …

lola_and_i_bloggingFor those of you that have been patiently awaiting for me to share The Home Depot Do-It-Herself Booklet for May, Inspired by Pinterest: Succulent Gardens, here it is!

I’m sorry it took so long!  I decided to climb through the mess of my office tonight to reach my scanner and scan the 7 page booklet.

I admit!  I was sad that the succulent plant I assembled at the Home Depot Do-It-Herself class was not raffled off.  BUT!  I was inspired to create my own!  Here it is!

my_succulent_plantAmazingly, the weekend after I attended the Do-It-Herself Class, I found tons of succulent plants at the plant shed at the NC Farmer’s Market.

The succulent I purchased was about $4.  It is a fairly decent size and definitely a lot more bang of my buck.  I priced this same succulent at Walmart.  Walmart had their succulent plants priced between $5 and $10.  The plants were not as healthy and large as the ones I found at the farmer’s market.

I purchased the large glass container from Hobby Lobby for $8, plus I had a 40% coupon, which reduced it to approximately $5.  I also purchased 2 containers of uncolored sand at Hobby Lobby, approximately cost $2.50 each.  The rocks and soil, I purchased from Walmart, which ranged to a total of $6.

You do not have to purchase rocks and sand for this project.  I added the rocks and sand to make it more decorative.  You can use any sort of container for succulent plants.  The booklet, which I provided, has plenty of container suggestions.

Total project cost: approximately $20

If you create a succulent garden, please share pictures of your garden.  I look forward to seeing your creative ideas!

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