Unconventional Wall Decor

Photo frames and paintings are a beautiful way to dress up your wall but why not try something a bit unconventional? I love it when people find a way to decorate in really avant-garde ways—it really makes a statement! Check out a few of my favorite unusual ways people are decorating their walls. 

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- Nat

DIY Marbled Jewelry Tray

I love DIY, but I'm usually too lazy (and busy) to go find materials and test things out. Somehow I feel like my hands aren't dainty enough to create things out of scratch. So we teamed up with Brit+Co and Rocksbox to bring you this awesome DIY: the Marbled Jewelry Tray Kit. Grab a kit for yourself and keep scrolling to see how we put these pretty marbled trays together! It's super easy!

Materials
white oven-bake clay
colorful oven-bake clay
gold paint pen
(easy as that – all three are included in the Brit kit!)

Tools (not included in kit)
Butter knife
Baking Tray

Break off one section of white and one section of colored clay and twist them around each other. 

Keep twisting and kneading your clay until you have an evenly dispersed, marbled pattern and flatten it into a circle measuring about three inches in diameter.

Grab one more section of white clay, flatten it into another circle of about the same size and layer it underneath your marbled circle.

Using a butter knife, carefully trim off the uneven edges of your two-layer clay circle and then pinch the edges of your clay circle upwards so that it forms a lip all the way around.

Repeat for your second larger tray, using two white sections plus two pink sections for the marbled layer and two white sections for the white bottom layer, and bake in a 275º Fahrenheit oven for about 25 minutes.

Once cooled, paint the edges of each tray with your gold paint pen.

Tada!

Which color will you choose? Make your own set of here!

5 Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas

OK. If you're like me, every year you think you're going to be super on top of buying presents, but then you end up waiting till last minute. Am I right? Well.. I compiled 5 very last minute DIY gift ideas for you guys, each one should only take 30 minutes to make. Hopefully this will help :)

1 // scented coffee filter sachets

2 tbsps of baking soda and a touch of lavender, cinnamon, rosemary and mint can create cute sachets for your drawers and leave your clothes smelling fresh for months!

2 // sharpie mug

buy mugs from the 99 cent store and use a gold sharpie to personalize them for your friends!

3 // photo tile coasters

choose your favorite photos and create tile coasters for your family!

4 // quickbread in a bottle

these are pretty awesome gifts. my friend gave this to me once and it's unbelievable how much time you save when you don't have to measure out and buy ingredients! and it's super cute.

5 // dipped jewelry tray

every girl always needs a jewelry tray..