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6 New Home Essential and a Quick No-Sew Pillow DIY

Casper and I have created a list of 6 new home essentials that make your new house or apartment feel like a home. All of these items will help you feel right at home in your new place. Check out our list below and read on to find out why I chose each of these items!

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As you may or may not know, I plan on moving across the country sometime in the not too distant future. I do not know where I am moving and I don’t know when, but when I do I will be sure to pack all of these essentials with me! I’ve moved apartments a couple of times in the past few years and with each move I think I’m getting a little better at unpacking our stuff and settling in. Items like some art and plants and a good mattress definitely help expedite this process of making your home feel, well, homey. And let’s face it, moving is not fun, so anything to help this process along is a plus in my book. First on my list of new home essentials? A rug!

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Rugs!: I hadn’t realized the magic of a rug until I bought my first one from West Elm on super sale. I fell in love right away, and still have it to this day. I cannot stress this enough, a rug really can pull a whole room together. Finding the perfect rug can be tricky (so many options!), but once you do it really makes your home feel complete.

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Artwork: This is where your personality can really show through your home. Art can be anything from a photograph of you and your dog to a painting you bought (or made!). In my home I like to display wall weavings that I made as well as photographs, like this amazing one my brother took. I’m also a sucker for an inspirational quote or two. Artwork adds some fun flair to your walls and is one of those things that you can easily save money on by DIYing it. You can print out photographs and frame them yourself or grab some paint and a paintbrush and make your own unique piece!

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New Mattress, Sheets, and Pillows: This is probably one of the most important things you will want in your new home – a new mattress and bedding. This adds instant coziness to your bedroom. Moving a mattress across states is a huge pain (believe me, I’ve done it multiple times). I’d much rather order one from Casper and have it show up at my doorstep in a neat little box. They really take all the struggle out of buying a new mattress, no more lugging a queen size mattress through tight stairwells wondering if it will ever make it your bedroom.

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Plants – lots of plants!: It’s no secret that I love my plants so of course they are on my list! I feel like plants just make your house feel alive. You can get tall ones, small ones, air plants, anything your heart desires! My heart desires all so my room is full of random succulents and cactus that I just can’t resist.

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Decorative Pillows: Instant coziness is a couch or bed full of fluffy pillows. I’m one of those people who likes to switch out my pillow with the seasons #noshame. I understand decorative pillows can get pretty expensive so I’ve got a super easy and super cheap DIY option for you, all you will need is a pair of cloth napkins or placemats, a hot glue gun, and some stuffing. Watch the video below to find out how to make these simple no-sew pillows! So easy and it only cost me $15!

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Craft Supplies: Last, but not least, we’ve got some craft supplies. If you haven’t noticed by my blog name and the fact that I just shared a DIY pillow, I’m a big craft lady. I like to keep busy with my hands and create things for my home so of course my home wouldn’t be complete without some supplies to do that. I like to have on hand some craft paper, a glue gun, yarn, pens/pencils, and some paint so I can craft away. Currently my craft supplies are stored in a big trunk but I’m hoping in my new home I’ll get a whole room dedicated to it! Now that would make my home a home!

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I hope you enjoyed our essentials that make your new house feel like a home. Comment below what your essentials are! Casper did not compensate for me for this post, I am truly intrigued by their company and hope to try it out in the future when I move!

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DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

Flamingo Pool Float Coasters

DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateFlamingo pool float coasters are the perfect accessory for your parties this summer. Pool float season is in full swing right now. I’m really loving all the funny pool float shapes that come out each year, although I am partial to the flamingo. I wonder what was going through the persons head who invited the flamingo pool float. Genius. Pure genius.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateWhy stop at pool floats for the pool? These pool float coasters are a fun way to spice up a summer party, or, ya know,  just a Tuesday night.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Oven bake clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic knife
  • Paint
  • Paint brush

How to make these flamingo pool float coasters:

  1. Start by warming up a big chunk of clay in your hands.
  2. Roll it into a ball and then taking a rolling pin, or a plastic cup, roll out the ball into a pancake shape. Roll it out big enough so it will be able to hold a cup (duh). Cut off any excess clay using a knife.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Next, roll another piece of clay into a long, skinny rope. This will be the neck and head of the flamingo. Taking one end, pinch and pull some of the clay over to form the actual head. Form the tip of it into a beak by gently pinching the clay at the end.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. If you would like to add eyes you can do so by rolling out two tiny balls of clay and then gently pressing them into the head. Admittedly, as you can see, I only did eyes for one of the flamingos because I couldn’t decide if I liked them or not.
  5. Attach the neck to the body by placing it onto the base (the pancake part) and gently pushing the clay from the neck onto the base, smoothing as you go.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  6. For the body of the flamingo, roll out another long skinny piece of clay. This will have to be long enough to fit all the way around the base. Attach it to the base the same way you did the neck, by gently pushing small amounts of clay from the roll onto the base. Secure to the neck as well.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  7. Pop your flamingos into the oven and bake according to the instructions of your clay. Once out of the oven let them cool down completely before you paint them.
  8. Paint your flamingo coasters pink. I also added orange to the beak and black to the eyes.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

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Be sure to pin this or share with your anyone who is into the whole pool float craze!

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Blog Name Change!!

Hey all! I just wanted to drop by to let you know that our blog name will be changing from Popcorn and Chocolate to We’re Going to Make It. I’m fiddling around with the settings right now so I just wanted to put up a message incase I accidentally make it go live. Eek!

The full site name will be weregoingtomakeit.com

Make sure to add this new domain to your bookmarks! I’m trying to set it up so if you go to our old site (popcornandchocolate) it will redirect you to our new site but I’m still pretty new at all this so bear with!

Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and Chocolate

Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters

Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and ChocolateNot going to lie, these copper mid-century modern planters weren’t the easiest craft to make. Though, they are one of my more functional crafts. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good light-up donut marquee just as much as the next person. But sometimes I want something that has a real purpose to it. And the purpose for these lovely copper mid-century modern planters is to hold my abundance of succulents and plants. I like plants.Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and ChocolateAlso not going to lie, these mid-century planters were a b to photograph. Do you ever have that problem, where everything you seem to do just makes the picture look weirder? I must have moved locations in my house at least 4 times before I decided I must have a couple pictures that would work. Spoiler alert, I did.Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and Chocolate

To see some more pictures and how to make these functional but slightly finicky copper mid-century modern planters jump on over to Homedit.

Copper Mid-CenturyCopper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and Chocolate Modern PlantersDon’t let my complaints deter you from creating these lovely planters. As much of a pain as they were, they are actually one of my favorite crafts. I think this diy came out amazing, especially for someone who isn’t very well versed in power tools. Don’t worry if you can’t use a drill as I have included instructions on how to make it without one. I got your back! I know what it’s like to look at a craft and then quickly realize you don’t have the means to create it. What a bummer! Not here though, we like to make things enjoyable for the whole family. Or, at least the part of the family that likes to craft.

Click here to find the full tutorial on how to make these copper mid-century modern planters

DIY mid-century inspired Copper and Wood House Plant | Popcorn and ChocolateBe sure to pin this diy for later and/or share with any friends that might enjoy it!

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Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate

Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July

Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and ChocolateYou better believe I will be rocking this star bandana for the 4th of July this year! I’m not one to go too crazy on the 4th of July but I do like to wear a little something that shows my spirit. This bandana is perfect because it has stars on it, it has a splash of red or blue (or both!), and you can wear it anywhere – in your hair, around your neck, tied to a bag. I like that versatility.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and ChocolateI’ve kind of had a moment with bandanas lately. They are super fun to diy, you should really give it a try sometime! You can start here with this easy star bandana for the 4th of July!Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Plain white bandana
  • Ink in red or blue
  • Star stamp
  • Optional: glitter, embossing pen, embossing heat gun

How to make a star bandana:

  1. Take your star stamp and press it firmly into your ink pad.
  2. Stamp the star onto your white bandana.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Repeat this process until your whole bandana is covered.
  4. Optional: If you want to emboss a few stars so that they have glitter on them, here is what you will do.
  5. Go over the star with the embossing pen.
  6. Gently pour some glitter on top of that star.
  7. Shake off any excess glitter.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate
  8. Take your embossing heat tool and GENTLY go over the star, making sure you don’t hold it in one spot for too long. This will cause the fabric to burn. You will see your star turn from the color of the glitter to a bright, almost plasticy texture. This is when you know you are finished. Note: I read that using cotton fabric works a lot better for this so if you are planning on embossing I would highly suggest buying 100% cotton bandanas.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate


Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have a fun and festive holiday! We are currently in Seattle (!!!!) and if you want to see what we are up to make sure to watch our Instagram stories. Chow for now!

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DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag

DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and ChocolateThis DIY leather cactus luggage tag is the perfect way to find your luggage bag easily. I have a black suit case, which means I can never find it when it’s rolling by in luggage claim. Once I add this leather cactus tag to my case I’ll be able to spot it right away and not have to worry that I’m wheeling someone else’s suitcase away with me.DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and ChocolateIf you don’t know already, we are traveling to Seattle on July 1st! I’m oh so very excited to be traveling and going to Washington for the first time. Leave a comment below with any recommendations you have for places to see if you’ve ever been before!DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

How to make this leather cactus luggage tag:

  1. Start by either printing out an image of a cactus or free handing one and then cutting out the actual cactus. This will be your stencil.
  2. Grab a pen or pencil and trace around your cactus stencil onto the backside of the leather.
  3. Cut out the cactus from your leather.
  4. Flip your stencil over and repeat steps 2-3.
  5. Using your hole punch, punch a hole into both of your leather cacti.
  6. Taking your fabric glue, glue the backside of one of the cactus and then press it firmly to the backside of the other cactus, making sure that the holes line up properly. Let dry.
  7. Cut out a long and thin strip from your leather and loop it through the hole on your cactus. This will be your tie.
  8. Tie the leather strap to your purse or luggage and get a going!

DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and ChocolateNow you are ready to travel the world with your cactus tag! If you are looking for other cactus diy’s be sure to check out this embroidered cactus baseball hat. Another great travel accessory! Comment below where you would take your cactus luggage tag!

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DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

Faux Embroidered Vacation T-shirt

DIY Vacation T-shirt | popcorn and chocolateI plan on wearing this vacation t-shirt on our next vacation. And guess what, that will be in a few weeks! If you haven’t heard, Rose and I are going to Seattle on July 1st! We are so excited for this trip and pretty much had it planned since our last vacation to Portland. We’re going to don our vacation t-shirts and explore Seattle!DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and ChocolateIf you’ve been to Seattle before leave a comment below telling us what we should go see or where we should eat. We’ve got our list going but are welcome to any suggestions from you guys 🙂

DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and ChocolateThis faux embroidered vacation t-shirt is the perfect tee to throw on and wear on the plane. It’s loose and it’s comfy and it clearly states what you will be doing: going on vacation! Plus, it is a cinch to make.

Materials:

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Iron on letters – make sure they are the ones that have the outer rim
  • Iron
  • Ironing board or towel

How to make a vacation t-shirt:

  1. Lay your t-shirt out onto an ironing board or on top of a towel.
  2. Peel off the outer part of the letters to spell out vacation.
  3. Position the letters onto the t-shirt.
  4. Turn your iron on and iron press the iron firmly onto the letters. Hold for 10-15 seconds or per instructions on your iron on letter packaging.
  5. Put on shirt and go on a vacation!

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Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world right now? I’ve always wanted to go to Greece so maybe I’ll make that my goal for my next vacation. This shirt can travel with you anywhere you go!

If you want more clothing do it yourself projects then head over to our Pinterest page where I am always share fun diy and craft projects.DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

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DIY Embroidered Cactus Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate

Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat

DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and ChocolateThis cactus baseball hat was made  on a whim but I quite like how it came out! As you know, I’m a little bit crazy about cactus and could easily be called a crazy cactus lady. When I was deciding what to put on this baseball hat, a cactus was the first thing that came to mind. Now I can wear my cactus baseball hat and carry my crazy cactus lady ego everywhere I go.DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate

Although, you don’t have to embroider a cactus baseball hat, you can embroider anything your heart desires – my heart just desires cactus, apparently.

DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

How to make a cactus baseball hat:

  1. Start by drawing your design onto your hat using an embroidery pen (don’t worry it washes off).DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Next, thread your needle with your embroidery thread and begin filling in your design. I used a simple stitch by starting on the back of the hat and pulling the needle through to the front and then bringing the tread across the hat and back through to the back of the hat. I’m not an embroidery expert so I don’t know the proper lingo.DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Continue to fill in your design. Once you are done tie off the thread on the back of your hat.DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. To make the little flowers on the cactus I used little french knots, to find the tutorial for that click here.

DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and ChocolateThere you have it, a fun way to update your baseball hat! Let us know in the comments below what you would embroider onto your hat! Or, what else I should embroider on a hat! It would be fun to embroider a whole bunch of cactus onto a hat but I’m not sure I have the patience to do that.DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and ChocolateBe sure to pin this diy for later and share it with your friends who might like to make it!

DIY patterned coasters using resin | Popcorn and Chocolate

Easy Patterned Coasters Using Paper

DIY Patterned Coasters Using Resin and Scrapbook Paper | Popcorn and ChocolateTo find out how to make these easy patterned coasters, keep reading!

Patterned coasters add a fun pop of design to your table. As you know, we love easy crafts and coasters so it’s no wonder that we are back to share another simple coaster diy. This patterned coaster diy was definitely a craft that I would do again and again. You could change up the scrapbook paper patterns you are using for whatever holiday is coming up, you could draw your own designs instead of using scrapbook paper, the possibilities are endless – that’s why I need to make more and more!DIY patterned coasters using resin | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY patterned coasters using resin | Popcorn and Chocolate

It was a lot of fun trying to figure out what patterns I wanted to do for my coasters. A little known fact is that Rose and I used to scrapbook, so we have accumulated a lot of scrapbook paper. It’s so much that I can’t even lift the basket by myself. We haven’t scrapbooked since college so the paper has just been sitting around (apart from making some awesome photo backdrops).

 

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I didn’t want our paper to go to waste so I’ve been trying to come up with some do it yourself projects to incorporate it. These patterned coaters do just that! Stick around to see what else I end up doing with our scrapbook paper 😉

Click here to find the full tutorial on how to make the patterned coasters with paper

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These coasters would make the perfect gift. You could wrap up a bundle of them and give to a friend who just moved as a house warming gift. If I knew someone who just moved I would definitely do that! They would also make a cute hostess gift if you have any parties coming up.

Jump on over to Homedit for the full tutorial and be sure to pin this image to save the diy for later!

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