DIY – Office Wire Pin Board

Recently we’ve been concentrating on organising and redecorating our home office. I did a lot of DIY projects for it and decided to record them for you all – so you could do them as well! Today we are focusing on making this Wire Pin Board.

 

What You Will Need:

  • Wire mesh panel – Bought from Bunnings.
  • Spray Paint – I chose Matte Black

Step One

Spray paint your wire panel and allow adequate time for drying before handling.

TIP: For more opaque colour without streak marks, spray it in three thin coats, making sure to allow time to dry between each coat. 

Step Two (Optional)

This step is optional. I had some cute pegs left over from a previous DIY. I decided to spray paint them as well to use for hanging memos onto the wire board. You can totally skip this option and just use Bull Dog clips. The pegs can be bought from your local Spotlight or Dollar Store.

Step Three

I didn’t want the hooks I used to hang the board to be an eyesore so I used clear removable hooks – purchased from Bunnings.

Complete!

There you have it! A board that you can peg whatever you please, you can use it as an inspirational mood board, a board for your bills or just everyday memos!

Thank you all for visiting todays blog post. If you get stuck on the DIY feel free to leave a comment and I will help you out ASAP.

Be inspired and get creative!

xo/Vanessa

DIY Wardrobe Rehab – Sunglasses!

Welcome to our first Wardrobe Rehab DIY blog post. A series dedicated to upgrading and revamping old retired fashion pieces. Today we will be DIYing an accessory piece that is not only functional, but considered a fashion statement as well – Sunglasses!

Whether you are going to a music festival or you simply want something to up style your default outfit, we have it for you! Of course everyone has their own unique style so today I have set up two different rehab DIY’s, both of which you can customise to suit yourself.

Flower Blooming

These pair are perfect for the warmer months and just screams “flower power”, making it perfect for the boho fashionistas.

What you will need:

  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Sunglasses – Salvation Army
  • Paper Flower Embellishments – Dollar Store

 

 

Step One

Cut the stems from the flower buds as closely as possible to the bud.

Step Two

Using your hot glue gun apply glue to the base of the flowers and press onto the frame of your sunglasses.

You can design how you place the flowers however you’d like. I decided to go hard out and place it along the entire frame. Why not ey?

Completed! Have fun making an entrance!

Classic

This pair is made for those who love their pearls, love their diamonds and can’t resist a bit of Miss Hepburn in their wardrobe. I used pearls as the embellishment but you can use whatever sparkles your sunshine!

What You Will Need:

  • Sunglasses – An old pair
  • Glue – E-6000 (love this glue when it comes to handling beads)
  • Pearls – From an old necklace
  • Tooth picks (optional)

Step One

Apply the glue to your embellishment.

TIP – Using a toothpick makes it less messy and you can be a lot more precise with applying the glue.

Step Two

Gently press the embellishment to the frames of your sunglasses. As per usual you can design it however you’d like. I decided to just add it to the top corners as an accent feature.

Step Three

Give adequate time for the glasses to dry. E-6000 is not a hot glue gun so it will need a couple of hours.

Alright folks, I hope you all enjoyed today’s DIY. If you have any trouble with the DIY feel free to leave a comment and I will help you out asap! Thank you for visiting.

Remember! Be inspired and get creative.

xo/Vanessa

 

DIY Vase Fillers – Foam Balls

Ever have that one (or more) vase in your home that contains absolutely nothing and ends up being a dumping ground? We do. It’s a beautiful glass vase my mother gave to me, and what do we use it for? Our keys, creams, gift cards and of course bills. What a waste right?

So what do you do to dish the dumping ground and make use of that exquisite vase? Get some vase fillers! Of course you can go the more expensive and quicker route by buying fillers that cost on average about $20AU a pack, but this is Vanessas Corner. And that’s not what Vanessas Corner is about, is it? We are about affordability, creativity and getting absolutely smashed with mess. On today’s DIY blog post I decided to give you all an easy step by step tutorial on how you can switch the clutter for beautiful and affordable vase fillers.

In this post I’ve created two types of foam balls – a beautiful rose embellished one and a rose gold glittered one. Of course, you can opt for one or do what I did – both!

Rose Embellished Filler

You Will Need:

  • Foam Balls – Dollar Store
  • Tissue Paper – Dollar Store
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors

 

 

 

 

 

Step One

Cut your tissue paper into equal strips. I did mine with a width of 1inch each. Keep in mind the thicker and longer your strips, the more full and bigger your roses will be.

Step Two

Scrunch each of your strips individually into tight balls.This will give the roses some texture and make the next steps easier to achieve.

Step Three

Gently unravel and straighten out each scrunched strip. Roll tightly your strip for about 1nch. This will be the centre of your rose so make sure it is tight and pact.

Step Four

Gather and wrap the tissue paper around the rolled centre of your strip. I found it easier to maintain the tightness of the rose by keeping it in hold and turning it with my left hand, and using my right hand to gather the strip.

Step Five

When you’ve reached about 1cm towards the end of your strip pinch and flatten it with your fingers and secure the rose by glueing it down with your hot glue gun.

Step Six

Cut the bottom tip of your rose to create a flat base for gluing.

Step Seven

Cover the entire foam ball by gluing all the roses down and you are done!

Rose Gold Glitter Filler

What You Will Need:

  • Foam Balls – Dollar Store
  • Fine Glitter – Spot Light
  • PVA Glue – Dollar Store
  • Paint Brush
  • Clear Spray Paint Gloss Finish (Optional) – Bunnings

 

Step One

Coat your foam ball with a layer of PVA Glue using your brush. The thicker the layer of glue you apply the more prone it is of being uneven – I applied only a thin layer.

Step Two

Sprinkle your now glued ball with your glitter evenly and allow to dry.

Tip – I pierced mine with a toothpick as a handle. It made it easier to manoeuvre the ball and to evenly cover the ball with glitter without getting too messy. To dry evenly just pierce the toothpick into a stable base – I used a tissue box.

Step Three – OPTIONAL

Glitter can release a lot of fall out which can be a huge ugh! Especially in my books. This step is optional but recommended.

Fix the glitter to prevent fall out when handled by spraying a VERY thin layer of clear spray paint on top (glossy finish spray paint will make the glitter sparkle 10x more!). Allow to air dry.

Tip – Make sure you only do a very light layer as the ball can soak up the paint and become deformed.

 

And there you have it! Your vase is no longer a dumping ground for clutter but a new decorative piece for your home. Ours is kept on our fire place as an accent piece.

Thanks for visiting and reading todays blog post. I hope you all feel inspired & feel creative. If you have any questions about the DIY feel free to comment and I will get back to you guys asap!

xo/Vanessa