Decor

DIY: Matte Black Mason Jar

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIYI know it’s Spring and we’re susposta be all about color and what not, but I’m currently having a very black and white moment. I’m obsessed bouquets full of white flowers and I think the contrast of a black vase really make the arrangement stand out. So chic! Thankfully because of an intense relationship I had last Summer with mason jars, I have a few laying around. With a coat of paint they can easily be transformed and repurposed to use this Spring. This little project is beyond simple. You can complete the look of a room or the theme of a party in just seconds with these painted jars.

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIY MATERIALSMaterials: Mason Jar + Matte Black Spray Paint

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIY PAINTIn a well ventilated area, apply one coat of paint to the jar. Allow time to try before use.

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIY FULLYour color options are endless. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere posted lovely mint bottles last week. Here’s another idea… apply the chalkboard spray paint and add a personal message to your jar. This would make an absolutely fabulous gift for a special someone.

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIY DETAIL


Currently: IKEA Spring 2014

Miss Kris Currently Loving IKEA Spring 2014This past weekend, with a Starbucks vanilla latte in hand, I made a trip to my local IKEA to pick up a piece I neded for a DIY I’m hoping to share with you soon (hint: bar cart!!!!). While I was there, I figured I’d take a loop around the store and just “look”. Needless to say I ended up leaving with a big blue reusable bag full of goodies. Here are a few of my latest purchases from IKEA that I’m currently loving. Nothing of $100 and NO assembly required!

No.1 Faux Sheepskin Rug | No.2 Chandelier | No.3 Scented Candle | No.4 Alarm Clock | No.5 French Press | No.6  Espresso Cup + Saucer | No.7 Artificial Plant | No.8 Bowl | No.9 Candy Dish | No.10 Full Length Mirror


The Butterfly Effect: DIY Butterfly Push Pins

Miss Kris DIY Butterfly Push Pins Inspiration Board Office DecorA few months I came across an instapic that totally inspired! See it here. I knew that come Spring, I would be giving the inspiration board in my office a makeover with these lovely DIY butterfly push pins. Now technically Spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20th, but let’s be honest it was 90 degrees in LA this weekend so obviously Spring is sooooooo here, it’s Summer!!

Miss Kris DIY Butterfly Push Pins Inspiration Board Office Decor BUTTERFLIES

Miss Kris DIY Butterfly Push Pins Inspiration Board Office Decor  PINSTo make these oh so pretty push pins add a healthy amount of glue to the top a push pin, then attach the butterflies and allow a little time to dry. I purchased these fake butterfly ties at Michael’s Craft Store but they’re available online here and here.

Miss Kris DIY Butterfly Push Pins Inspiration Board Office Decor DETAILS 1

Miss Kris DIY Butterfly Push Pins Inspiration Board Office Decor DETAIL 2


DIY: Light Brite Inspired Framed Monorgam Letter

Miss Kris Light Letter Glitter N Glue DIYRecently I’ve been obsessed with anything monogrammed. I had this light brite/ pegboard monogram “K” since this Summer but had to wait until the Christmas decor was in the store so I could get my hands on some lights. This is such a fun and easy project. You can personalize it with your own letter or spell out any words you wish.

Miss Kris Light Letter Glitter N Glue DIY MATERIALSMATERIALS: Lights, Frame*, Pegboard, Glue Gun, Tape

*It’s important that you find a frame that is rather deep so that you have somewhere to store the cords of the lights. I found the PERFECT frame at Ikea (here) for $15. It comes in silver but you can spray paint it any color you wish.

Miss Kris Light Letter Glitter N Glue DIY FRAMERemove the glass from your frame and replace it with the pegboard.

Miss Kris Light Letter Glitter N Glue DIY DRAWPenciling in your letter helps insure the correct placement of your lights. Just be sure to draw your letter backwards and on the backside of your pegboard so that your pencil marks aren’t visible.

Miss Kris Light Letter Glitter N Glue DIY GLUEInsert your lights into the holes of your pegboard. I used a little glue to keep the lights in place.

Miss Kris Light Letter Glitter N Glue DIY TAPEOnce your glue is dry, duct tape them in place just to be sure that hey are extra secure.

Miss Kris Light Letter Glitter N Glue DIY FULL 2


DIY: Gold Painted Wine Glasses

f9cac8f41477434ee94f9ff91f0b5ce8The countdown to Thanksgiving is on and I’m completely thrilled! I’ve been loving all the tablescape post and photos floating round the internet lately. When I stumbled upon the above image on Pinterest I thought 1.) I want to go to their house for dinner and 2.) I need to make those gold painted wine glasses for my collection. THESE GLASSES!!!! So glamorous and so simple to make.

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass GLASSFirst. start with a clean wine glass.

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass TAPEUse painters tape to cover the rim of the glass

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass GOLD PAINTOne of my absolute favorite craft supplies… Martha Stewart’s Gold Liquid Guilding Paint

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass PAINTPaint the base of your wine glass

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass PAINT 2Paint the stem and the bottom portion of the glass

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass FULLAllow an hour to dry and enjoy!


VIDEO: Rock Solid Gold Bookends DIY

It’s amazing the transformation a coat of spray paint can make. My metallic gold Krylon has transformed these rocks into fab decorative pieces. Thanks to all who emailed/ tweeted these golden nuggets as inspiration. You were right… a pair of rock solid gold bookends is just want my office needed!

Gold Nugget DIY


DIY: Mason Jars and Paper Straws

Glitter N Glue Mason Jar and Striped Straw DIY This past weekend my friend Kelly (of KellyGolightly.com) hosted a pool party at her new Palm Springs pad. A few weeks ago while shopping I stumbled upon cute mason jar cup set (Instagram pic here) and thought they would be a great DIY and a fun hostess gift for Kelly’s party. The jars would be super handing for entertaining and since Kelly was the first to comment on my picture, I knew she’d just love them!

Glitter N Glue Mason Jar and Striped Straw DIY MATERIALSMaterials: Mason jars and paper straws. You’ll also need a hammer and a nail.

Glitter N Glue Mason Jar and Striped Straw DIY NAILUse your hammer and nail to place a hole through the center of the lid of your mason jar.

Glitter N Glue Mason Jar and Striped Straw DIY SETInsert straw, fill with your favorite beverage and enjoy!

Glitter N Glue Mason Jar and Striped Straw DIY PALM SPRINGSThe mason jar cups were a stylish addition to the party decor.

Glitter N Glue Mason Jar and Striped Straw DIY PALM TREESClick on the link below for more pics from my Palm Springs weekend.

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VIDEO: DIY Bead Chandelier Lamp

Go glam and give that boring ole lamp shade make over! Use beaded garland to transform your lamp into a fancy chandelier.

DIY Glitter N Glue Bead Chandelier Lamp How To

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DIY: Fabric Covered Clay Pot

Glitter N Glue DIY Floral Fabric Covered Clay Pot Spring has sprung and it’s time think about the details of my 2013 garden. I’m a little limited in my garden options since I live in an apartment, but that doesn’t mean I can’t cultivate a cool and colorful floral outdoor space. My plan is to use post to plant a few herbs, succulents and rose bushes. Since my plants will sit on my patio in clay pots, I really wanted to make the pots special. I headed over to Pinterest for a little inspiration (of course) and found that Mod Podging fabric to pots was a thing! Check out this super chic and easy project. Pick your favorite fabric and truly make this project your own!

Glitter N Glue DIY Floral Fabric Covered Clay Pot  MATERIALSMaterials: Clay Pot, Fabric, Mod Podge, Brush, Scissors

Glitter N Glue DIY Floral Fabric Covered Clay Pot  CUTCut a piece of fabric that is the length of your pot and a inch taller than your pot. You’ll need a little extra to tuck the fabric over and under your pot.

Glitter N Glue DIY Floral Fabric Covered Clay Pot  GLUECover your pot with a coat of Mod Podge

Glitter N Glue DIY Floral Fabric Covered Clay Pot WRAP Wrap your fabric around your pot. Be sure there are no air bubbles under your fabric.

Glitter N Glue DIY Floral Fabric Covered Clay Pot MOD PODGETuck the ends of the fabric under the bottom of your pot and over the top of your pot. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of your fabric to seal it in place.

Glitter N Glue DIY Floral Fabric Covered Clay Pot FLOWERSFind your favorite Spring flowers and plant them in your new pot.

Glitter N Glue DIY Floral Fabric Covered Clay Pot DETAIL


DIY: Tiered Mirror Cupcake Stand

Glitter N Glue DIY Mirrored Cupcake Stand My 30th birthday is 3 months away and party planning is in full effect (aka I’m already thinking about cupcakes!). I have no theme, no location, but I do know that my cupcakes will be resting on a beveled tiered mirror cupcake stand. Priorities!!!!! This project is so simple, so chic and the perfect addition to any party decor.

Glitter N Glue DIY Mirrored Cupcake Stand MATERIALS Materials: Beveled Mirrors (available at Michael’s) in 3 different sizes, Candle Holders (I scored these at $1 store but they’re also available at Target), Glue

Glitter N Glue DIY Mirrored Cupcake Stand  GLUE Apply glue to the bottom and top of your candle stick holder

Glitter N Glue DIY Mirrored Cupcake Stand PLACEStarting with your largest mirror, place the candle holder in center of your mirror and allow the glue time to dry

Glitter N Glue DIY Mirrored Cupcake Stand STANDThen, continue to stack your mirrors until your stand is the perfect height.

Glitter N Glue DIY Mirrored Cupcake Stand DETAILYummy cupcakes!!!!

I also love the idea of this being a tiered jewelry stand. My girl Geneva from A Pair And A Spare made an adorable porcelain jewelry stand (here), but I think a mirrored one would be fun too!

Glitter N Glue DIY Mirrored Cupcake Stand CUPCAKES


DIY: Decorative Door Knob Wine Cork

Glitter N Glue DIY Decorative Door Know Wine Cork While thrift shopping in Palms Springs this weekend I purchased a few fancy glass liquor containers (here). They’re very “Mad Men” if you will, but since I’m not much of a hard liquor drinker I was trying to figure out what else to fill them with. I’m more of a wine lover but that doesn’t mean the top of my wine bottles can be fancy either. This project is simple and makes the perfect gift.

Glitter N Glue DIY Decorative Door Know Wine Cork UNCORKUncork your favorite bottle of wine.

Glitter N Glue DIY Decorative Door Know Wine Cork SCREWUsing the hole the bottle opener made in your cork, screw your door knob into place.

TIP: This might take a little effort so if need be use a pair of plyers to hold the knob in place and use your other hand to screw on the cork.

Glitter N Glue DIY Decorative Door Know Wine Cork  DETAILNow if for whatever reason you happen to not drink the entire bottle in one sitting (lol kidding obviously) you have a chic and glamorous way to recork your bottle and keep your wine fresh!

Glitter N Glue DIY Decorative Door Know Wine Cork CORK

PS: In case you’re wondering Chateau St. Michelle (CSM to all the cool kids) is one of my favorite wines in the entire world! No lie, it’s so delicious (and they’re NOT paying me to say this either). It can be purchased at most local grocery stores ($6.99 with my Pavillions card) AND is often on the menu at some ritzy restaurants, so you seem real classy when you order it.  If you haven’t yet experience the majesty that is CSM it’s time you get with the program. Try their riesling… you’ll love it! Enjoy responsibly… and by responsibly I mean at home, in your fanciest robe while watching reruns of the Golden Girls, Designing Women or some fab show like that!


DIY: Framed Fish Tank

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fish Tank  - AquariumI’ve been wanting to get a pet for some time now.  I figured a fish would be a great starter pet! Plus a colorful Betta is a great and inexpensive way to add a little color to a room without pulling out the paint brush. I wanted a really decorative tank for my fish to live in. Since I always feel like I’m in an art museum when I stare at my Betta, I thought framing the tank would be a fun and creative idea to display my new moving art piece.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fish Tank  - Aquarium MATERIALSMaterials: Rectangular Tank, Picture Frame, Mounting Tape, Aquarium Rocks, Aquarium Decor

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fish Tank  - Aquarium TAPERemove the back of your frame and apply your mounting tape.

Tip: Your picture frame should be the same size as your tank. A rectangular vase that you find at your local craft or floral store will make a great tank. Just be sure it’s at lease 2 -3 inches deep to give your fish wiggle room.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fish Tank  - Aquarium MOUNTMount the frame to your tank.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fish Tank  - Aquarium FILLDecorate the inside of your tank with rocks, greenery or whatever aquatic decor that catches your eye. Remember this is the “picture” that will be visible in your frame so have fun with it!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fish Tank  - Aquarium BETTAMy new fish really seems to be enjoying his new home. It’s bigger than that little bowl he’s been living in for the past few weeks and the plastic plant is quickly becoming his new BFF! Now it’s time to name him…

What should I name my new fish? If it were up to me I’d name him Elton, but thank goodness it’s not… I’m leaving it up to you guys! Leave any name suggestions in the comment section below and I’ll pick my favorite. If your name is chosen I’ll send you a little gift in appreciation! xo


DIY: Framed Fabric Inspiration Board

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration BoardDon’t get me wrong Pinterest is a good time, but my inner magazine junkie gets a real thrill from physically ripping out those glossie pages and pinning them on a real life inspiration board. I like having a board in my work space that is bright, colorful and inspires me to be creative. Obviously a regular ole cork bulletin board just won’t do! This floral fabric covered frame board is just want I needed to decorate my space. And the best part is that it doubles as wall art!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration Board MATERIALSMaterials: A Frame, Fabric, Paint, Cardboard, Scissors, Stapler

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration Board  PAINTApply a coat of paint to touch up or change the color of your frame

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration Board TRACETrace the back of your frame onto cardboard and use scissors to cut out your shape

Note: I used a cardboard display board as my base. It reminded me of my 4th grade Science project!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration Board  STAPLECover the cardboard with your favorite fabric, pulling it as tight as possible and stapling it to the backside

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration Board FRAMEDPlace the fabric covered board in the frame and hang it on the wall.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration Board PINSUse metallic pins to dress up your inspiration board

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration Board COLLAGEReal life pinning!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Framed Fabric Inspiration Board EARRINGSEarring studs also make glamorous pins


VIDEO: Clothing Hangers As Frameless Wall Art Displays

Glitter N Glue DIY Clothing Hangers As Fremless Wall Art Display I love walls that are covered with family photos and colorful prints, but the thought of hanging a frame scares me. Who would have thought that clothing hangers would make such a refreshing option? I was able to make over my wall with the help of these wood pant hangers ($3 each from The Container Store) and clear thumb tacks. Cheaper and easier than hanging frames. Enjoy this little video and don’t forget to subscribe to the GNG YouTube channel!


DIY: Metallic Wood Hangers

Glitter N Glue DIY Spray Paint Metallic Wood HangersSpring is almost here and thus Spring cleaning has begun. First up… my closet! One cannot begin the process of purchasing a new Spring wardrobe until you figure out what you have, what you need, what fits and well.. what doesn’t. While organizing, I felt now is the best time to also give the hangers in my closet a makeover. One key to an organized closet is uniformed hangers. A coat of metallic silver spray paint is sure to give my closet the most glam Spring cleaning yet!

Glitter N Glue DIY Spray Paint Metallic Wood Hangers MATERIALSMaterials: Wood Hangers, Metallic Spray Paint, Painters Tape

Glitter N Glue DIY Spray Paint Metallic Wood Hangers CONTAINER STOREI scooped up these hangers from The Container Store (pack of 6 for $8).

Glitter N Glue DIY Spray Paint Metallic Wood Hangers TAPEUse painters tape to cover the metal hook

Glitter N Glue DIY Spray Paint Metallic Wood Hangers SPRAYSpray!!! Be sure to cover the hanger from all angles. One coat of paint should be sufficient.

Glitter N Glue DIY Spray Paint Metallic Wood Hangers DRYAllow at least one hour to make sure the paint is completely dry

Glitter N Glue DIY Spray Paint Metallic Wood Hangers HANGThis quick and easy transformation really turns my boring hangers into fun display pieces. My closet now feels like a fancy boutique.

There are so many makeover options for your wood hangers. You could paint them neon, decoupage them, gold leaf them (ummmm hello Krylon gold leafing pen!) or wrap them in colorful thread, and on and on. Check out my Pinterest pinspiration board (here) for more fun DIY ideas.


VIDEO: Glitter ‘N Glue Accent Bowl

DIY Mod Podge and Glitter Bowl from Glitter 'N Glue If you ever only craft one Glitter ‘N Glue DIY project let this be the one! This glitter accent bowl is a MUST for all girl obsessed with glitz. This project is so super simple that once you make one for yourself you’ll have to make one for your Mom,  Sister, Aunt, Grandma, Cousin, Best Friend, Sorority Sister, the Mail Lady, your Gay Best Friend and so on and so forth (aka they make great gifts).

Enjoy the little video and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!


VIDEO: Personalizing Your Doormat

Glitter 'N Glue Personalized Doormat DIYPersonalized welcome mat are genius! There’s no better way to bring a little personality to your doorstep. I hope you enjoy the little video of this fun and easy project. I’m loving this project and I might just be making one for my neighbor that reads “Hey Boo!”

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and give this video a thumbs up if you like the project. More videos coming your way in 20-13!!


DIY: Sequins ‘N Glue Christmas Ornament

Sequin N Glue DIY Christmas Ornament by Glitter N GlueHave you decorated your Christmas tree yet? Well the clear plastic ornament is THE craft material of the season. It’s a blank canvas that allows you to custom design and DIY your Christmas tree. This project is just one way (…of about a zillion) you could customize your ornament.

Sequin N Glue DIY Christmas Ornament by Glitter N Glue MATERIALSMaterials: A Round Ornament, Sequin Trim, Glue

Sequin N Glue DIY Christmas Ornament by Glitter N Glue GLUEApply a healthy amount of glue to the bottom or your ornament.

Sequin N Glue DIY Christmas Ornament by Glitter N Glue WRAPPlace the end of the sequin trim in the glue and start wrapping. Continue to apply glue as you wrap around the ornament.

Sequin N Glue DIY Christmas Ornament by Glitter N Glue CUTWhen you get to the top of your ornament, use your scissors and cut away any extra trim. Apply glue to the last sequin to be sure your trim is secure.

Sequin N Glue DIY Christmas Ornament by Glitter N Glue CLOSE UPI used about 5 yards of trim to cover once ornament. At .50 cents per yard for trim plus the clear ornament ($1 from Michaels) this one ornament cost me about $3.50.

 Fellow DIY blog Thanks, I Made It has complied a collection of crafty and creative DIY ornament projects from across the blogosphere  including glitter ornaments, dipped ornaments, melted crayon ornaments and more! To view the full list click here.


DIY Decor: Picture Frame Serving Tray

My absolute favorite thing to do on the weekends is to curl up with a hot cup of coffee (hot chocolate during the Holidays) and get caught up on my reading (and my reading I mean all my fashion magazines). I have a fun little corner in my apartment with with a cozy chair that looks out the big bay window where I usually do my reading. After making a zillion trips between the kitchen and my reading space, I realize it would be so much easier if I had a little tray to transport my snacks and so little tray I made.

Materials: Memory Box or Picture Frame, Drawer Handles, Placemat

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