Sometimes, you just never find what you are looking for so you have to just make it yourself. That's what I did today and I am loving all of it!
I have a plant that needs a new pot and I would like to take it to work. No matter how hard I looked, I just couldn't find a planter that I liked. So I decided to make my own. I got this planter at the Dollar Tree, not because of how it looked but because I knew I could make it look how I wanted it to.
I painted it with 4 coats of a light pink acrylic paint called "Peony". Love the color and the name!
I wanted to put sweet little flowers on it and thought of several different ways. I ultimately decided to print the flowers on clear labels and then cut them out and stick them on the planter.
Look how cute my little planter turned out! It is exactly how I wanted it to look and it was so easy as well.
I painted another one in my other favorite color "Cloudless" and added a French graphic to it. This one still needs something more, but I am sure I will think of something soon.
And while I had the pink paint out, I decided to make myself a new pen holder for my desk. This jar is also from the Dollar Tree and is smooth all the way around. I painted it, added some shabby white flowers around the mouth and tied a bow using vintage seam binding. It looks so pretty on my desk.
While I was printing things, I decided to make some cute little stickers to put on my new KitchenAid mixer. I don't know if this kind of design could be done on vinyl, but it would probably last longer than this method. I printed them and cut them out.
When I got home, I cleaned and dried my mixer and stuck the stickers on.
I love the way it makes my mixer look. These won't last long but while they do, my mixer will look adorable!
I wanted an aqua mixer but wasn't about to spend $100+ extra just for a color. The white one works just fine and now I can change up the decorations whenever I want to. That sounds like a good deal to me!
Now that my mixer is looking so cute, I better get in the kitchen and get another batch of creme brulee going. Since I made it on Valentine's Day, Cody has requested on a very regular basis. He even went and bought me a butane torch. I have to say, caramelizing the sugar that way makes it taste even better. And I think making it in my newly decorated mixer will make it even better still!
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