DIY Silver Leaf Banner

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Good morning! Today I wanted to share an EASY, EASY DIY with all of you. This can be made in as little as 5-10 minutes, but looks like it took much longer. As I've been decorating for fall and Halloween I've tried to find decorations that will last all the way until Thanksgiving. I have also loved the gold leaf trend, so I thought I would apply this same concept to a leaf banner. I had intended on making this gold but decided on silver last minute. There's just something about silver that I will always tend to gravitate towards!


First off, take a nature hike! If you're doing this with kiddos make it a scavenger hunt and have them find the prettiest shaped leaves they can. For my banner I only needed about 10 leaves, but feel free to use more.

To make this you will need:
  • 10-20 leaves
  • Metallic Gold or Silver Spay Paint
  • Scissors
  • Fishing Wire
 
1. Place a paper bag or piece of cardboard down on the ground and separate your leaves on the bag.
 
2. Spray paint the leaves with Metallic Gold or Metallic Silver spray paint! I did one coat on the front and then one coat on the back once it was dry.
 
3. Take fishing wire and tie around each stem, spacing the leaves out a few inches.
 
4. Hang on your mantle, a buffet or wherever else you'd like!

 
 
 
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
 
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The Best Way to Clean Stainless Steel

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CLEANING a stainless steel fridge! This is something that I truly used to dread! No matter how much I would scrub away at our fridge, I would always be left with streaks. I think over the last few years I've tried just about everything. Hours spent on Pinterest reading tutorials like rub olive oil or use Lysol, etc.
 
 
Then one day I came across someone saying WEIMAN Stainless Steel Wipes were the best. I bought these at Wal-mart and also bought a polishing mit to go with it. When I first attempted this, I didn't really put high hopes into it because nothing else had ever seemed to work before. But much to my surprise, it worked! In two minutes I had a beautiful, sparkling fridge without very much elbow grease. I was so happy and I thought this would be a great little tip to share with all of you :)
 
In two easy steps, you'll be so glad you tried this!
 
 
First off, you'll need a polishing mit and Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes. Both of these were purchased at Wal-Mart, but I'm sure most grocery stores would have these as well!

 

1. Take a wipe and wipe down one side of the fridge! It's best to work fast so you can keep the fridge streak free :)

 
2. Next, with your polishing mit rub in an up and down motion until the entire fridge is spotless and SPARKLING!! Repeat steps 1 & 2 with the other side of the fridge.
 
 
See, I told you this was SO SIMPLE! Hope you found this helpful!
 
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