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DIY Tassel Decanter Labels

diy-tassel-wood-decanter-labels-14I have a Goodwill addiction. More specifically, I have an addiction to wandering around the housewares section of Goodwill,  culling the crowded racks for glimmering bits of Depression glass and crystal, pretty old candy dishes and antique cake servers. Whenever I’m in need of a shopping fix, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money, I take myself on a date to Goodwill, where I can leave with a clutch of new treasures for a cool 20 bucks.

On a recent such shopping trip, I unearthed a particularly good passel of decanters (including a beautiful crystal one—score!). I’ve been wanted to restyle my bar cart for the holidays, and I love the idea of decanting some of the less-than-beautiful bottles of vodka and rum I have and displaying them in pretty vessels with bespoke labels to match.

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DIY Kintsugi Ring Dish

Inspired by the traditional Japanese method of repairing broken dishes with gold, these kintusi ring dishes are a beautiful way to organize your jewelry. Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.com #diy #ringdish #kintsugi #goldKintsugi was a recent revelation to me, although it is ancient in origin. Simply put, it’s the Japanese method of repairing broken ceramics with lacquer mixed with gold. Philosophically, it embraces the journey of an object, highlighting any breaks that occur throughout its use and rendering it more beautiful through repair and continued utility. I think that’s a pretty lovely sentiment, don’t you?

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DIY Monogrammed Phone Case

Personalize your phone with a designer-inspired case hand painted with a pretty monogram. Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.com #craft #diy #phonecase #monogramI finally upgraded to a new phone because I ran out of storage on my old phone (too many photos) and I really wanted to get my hands on that updated iPhone camera. And with a new phone comes the need for a new phone case. I’ve long been drawn to the Chaos case favored by Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung but I’m not quite willing to drop $250 on a monogrammed phone case, even if it is made from leather.

But after drooling over the expensive version for a few months, I spotted a simple faux-leather phone case at Nordstrom and realized how easy it would be to monogram it myself. Keep reading to see how I created a custom stencil for this project.

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DIY Pearl Drop Earrings

Make a pair of chic, on #trend pearl earrings with this super easy, simple tutorial on HomemadeBanana.com #jewelry #diy #pearl #earrings
Painters from the Dutch Golden Age have always been a favorite of mine—I love their use of moody shadow, saturated color and beautiful melancholy. The still lifes speak to me, but The Girl with the Pearl Earring…well…she’s magnetic. I’ve always found her over-the-shoulder stare to be far more captivating than Mona Lisa’s smile (sorry, da Vinci), and my obsession with her only grew after reading a fictionalized account of her creation and watching the subsequent movie starring Colin Firth as Mr. Vermeer himself.

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Wax-Dipped Infused Salts

Treat your holiday hosts to these wax-dipped infused salts. Get the DIY at HomemadeBanana.comAs of Monday, I finished my Christmas shopping, but I always like to have a few extra pretty or delicious things on hand to bring with me when I’m running out the door to the holiday parties that pepper the next week of my calendar. If these small hostess gifts end up being both pretty and delicious—well, that’s even better.

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