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VIDEO: Stackable Glassware DIY

Miss Kris DIY Glassware Cake Stand I love glassware!! I’m always on the hunt for new pieces. I find them at the kitchen supply stores, the dollar stores and even love finding vintage glass pieces at the flea markets or thrift stores. That rosy colored glass (depression glass as they call it) is always a unique find. I life alone so obviously there’s not need for me to be collecting all this glassware. Thankfully I’m crafty and can create anything with a little E6000.

You can transform glassware some pretty cool decor pieces bu just using a little glue to stack them into layers. A cake stand, a jewelry organizer or a pretty planter with just glass and glue. All the fun DIY details are here in this little video.

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Thanks so much to the fab ladies at The Girls With Glasses Show for helping me with this project!! She more of their videos here.


VIDEO: DIY Bar Cart + How To Style It

Miss Kris Bar Cart DIY IKEA HackNo home is complete without the proper bar cart! The bar cart seems to have have a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. There are so many fab carts on the market, although they can be pretty pricey. Don’t ask me why, but from some reason my brain thought that a baby changing table would make the PERFECT bar cart (<- reason #4,237 I’m not yet ready for kids lol)!! Click here to watch me transform this $30 changing table from IKEA into a cart fit for a glam hostess.

I also invited my friend Kelly of Kelly Golightly over to share in some fab tips for perfectly styling your cart. Use fresh fruit and garnish to add a pop of color to your cart?!?!? Watch the video for more!

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{photo and video by Jessica Castro}


INSPIRATION: Summer Vacation Keepsake

Miss Kris Summer Vacation Keepsake DIY{image via Miss Kris}

Some of our best memories are made on Summer vacation. Are you looking for a way toย preserve those precious moments? When I was little my family would often make trips to the beach. My little brother was obsessed with collecting shells and rocks he found while playing on the beach (ha boys!). Sometimes he’d find nice pieces, sometimes they’d be all broken. Regardless, my Mom would try and save as many of these pieces as best she could as keepsakes for our family vacation. She’d often buy nice seashells or star fish from the local souvenir shops…ย  you know if case my little brothers finds didn’t make the trip hack home. Once home she’d find fun ways to display the pieces so that our Summer memories would live on. I always love these accent pieces as they had special meanings to my family! What do you think about showcasing vacationย souvenirs around your home?

DIY INSPIRATION: Remove the glass from a frame and glue your keepsake to the inside of the frame. Take a Sharpie and write the location and date on the paper. Then, hang it on the wall and keep that memory with you forever.

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VIDEO: DIY Watermelon Keg

Miss Kris Watermelon Keg DIYComplete honestly right up front… Pinterest is to blame for this project! These watermelon kegs have been blowing up my Pinterest feed and with the 4th of July coming up I thought now was the best time to try to make on. I have about a 80% Pinterest project success rate. I was worried about how this would turn out because I see lots of room for leakage potential, but Id’ have to say it worked like a charm!!!! Watch the #DIY video here and don’t forget to subscribe (here) to the Miss Kris YouTube channel while you’re there. This keg the perfect accessory to your upcoming Summer get together. Now to find the perfect watermelon and vodka cocktail recipe…


#DIY: Hashtag T-shirt DIY + Crossroads Camp 2014

Hashtag this and hashtag that! There’s that joke floating around the internet about how social media has taking over or lives so much so that some of us speak in hashtags in our daily vernacular -> watch! I have to admit that I’ve been guilty of this in the pass. So obviously when Crossroads Trading invited myself and a few other blogger affiliated with their Style Council to speak on a panel about blogging and lead their managers retreat in a few DIYs, I thought these social media hashtag tees would be a perfect project! #Brilliant #iKnow #DIYGenius #Humility #LOL

This project is pretty simple after you get over the fear of working with iron on transfer paper. The printing instructions can be complicated so my recommendation is to pick the transfer paper that has the instructions clearly printed on the box. You’ll have to print your image in reverse, so just make sure they spell it out for you clearly on the box so that there’s no confusion! You can purchase transfer paper at your local craft and hobby store. Once you have your paper, follow the instructions to print out your favorite hashtag and then iron it on your shirt. Some of my faves: #nofilter, #ootd, #fashionblogger or your can custom create your own hashtag for your event: #CrossRoadsCamp2014, #KristenAndDrakeGetMarried

Miss Kris DIY Hashtag T-shirtWe all had such a wonderful time at Crossroads Camp. As long as I’ve lived in California, I’d never been up North to wine country. It’s simply breathtaking. I’ll have to make plans to visit again real soon. In other news, I can mark “road trip” off my Summer to-do list!!! Below are a few instapics from our trip up to Sonoma.

Crossroads Camp 2014 Miss Kris Crossroads Style Council Road TripImages via @BJonesStyle, @FabLeahAshley, @FabMaryDarling, @ClothesHorseNYC, @GrasieMercedes


VIDEO: DIY Pom Pom Poncho

Words cannot express how badly you need one of these pom pom ponchos for the Summer!!!!ย  Seriously, it’s chic Summer loungewear at it’s finest. This 1 minute 40 second video tell your everything you need to know to create you own. Watch, click the like button if you’re into it and don’t forget to subscribe to the Miss Kris YouTube channel. There are more sizzling Summer videos coming your way. Enjoy! xo

Miss Kris DIY Pom Pom PonchoPhoto by Sylvia Gunde


DIY: Upcycled Golden Beer Bottle Floral Garland

Miss Kris Lucky Buddah Beer DIY Bottle GarlandRecently I posted a beer based cocktail recipe for a yummy blood orange Shandy. It’s a delicious cocktail for a fun weekend afternoon get together, but what to do with all those empty beer bottles? Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Transform those beer bottles into hanging floral garland. A golden way to decorate your party.

LuckyBuddha Miss Kris Gold Bottle Floral Garland DIY 2Thoroughly cleaning out the bottles and in a well ventilated area, spay the bottles with gold paint

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LuckyBuddha Miss Kris Gold Bottle Floral Garland DIY 7Now for some very exciting news! I’m co-hosting the “Pins to Win” craft contest presented by Lucky Buddha Beer. Lucky Buddha Beer is call all fans, crafters and artist to create something special using an up-cycled Lucky Buddha Beer Bottle for a chance to win $1000 to spend at your favorite local craft store. I along with David Bromstad from HGTV and fellow DIYer Taryn Southern will be judging the pins. Click here for all the details.

Get creative!!! First, second and third place winners will receive $,000, $500 and $250 respectively and the winners will be feature on the Lucky Buddha Beer’s social media channels. The contest runs through June 4th and you can pin your projects here. Good luck! I can’t wait to see what y’all create.


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