Alyssa & Carla's DIY

Alyssa & Carla

By Alyssa & Carla

Chalk Lettered Placemats

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chalk lettered placemats

Chalk, textured black placemats and some creativity are all you need to make these DIY Chalk Lettere...

Wicked Witch Manicure

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wicked witch manicure

I was brainstorming fun ideas for a Halloween inspired manicure when my friend Kelly posted about ye...

Etched Spice Jar with Shaker Top

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etched spice jar with shaker top

Use a mason jar and a Dremel Micro 8050 to make a DIY etched spice jar with a shaker top. You can cu...

Candy Corn Trivets

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candy corn trivets

Last year my Mom asked me if I could remember the order of the colors on the candy corn.  It’s ki...

Origami Chopstick Rest

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origami chopstick rest

Make your own origami chopstick rest from the paper wrapper on your chopsticks.

Quick Pickle Carrots and Cucumber

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quick pickle carrots and cucumber

Infused vinegar flavors these quick pickle carrots and cucumbers. Rosemary & thyme red wine vinegar ...

Infused Vinegars

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infused vinegars

Infused vinegars make great additions to your pantry and fantastic gifts. Rosemary & thyme red wine ...

Refreshing Face Mist

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refreshing face mist

You only need two ingredients and a spray bottle to make your own refreshing, energizing DIY face mi...

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

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strawberry rhubarb jam

This Vanilla Bean Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is a sweet-tart jam that bursts with summer fruit.

Cocktail Umbrellas

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cocktail umbrellas

Make your own cocktail umbrellas with this easy tutorial. You can customize them to any occasion!

Ombre Wave Kitchen Towel

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ombre wave kitchen towel

During my family’s summer cabin trip a few weekends ago, we started to make a list of the things w...

Wooden Plant Markers

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wooden plant markers

Make your own wooden plant markers for your herbs or your garden. Protect them from the elements wit...

Coffee and Honey Body Scrub

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coffee and honey body scrub

Make your own all natural body scrub with exfoliating coffee, moisturizing honey and anti-oxidant-la...

Preserved Lemons

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preserved lemons

Preserved lemons are easy to make and can become your secret ingredient, adding intense salty, citru...

Watercolor Easter Eggs

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watercolor easter eggs

Watercolor Easter eggs can be dreamy pastels or vibrant colors. You can also paint directly on the e...

DIY Clay Cupcake Toppers

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diy clay cupcake toppers

One of my nieces has a birthday coming up in a few weeks and every time I see her we try to hammer o...

No Sew Tablecloth

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no sew tablecloth

This easy DIY no sew tablecloth is perfect for tables that don't fit the standard dimensions. It als...

Blueberry Exfoliating Mask

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blueberry exfoliating mask

It’s probably hard to tell from that tiny picture over there in the sidebar, but I’m not 20 anym...

DIY St Patrick's Day Party Straws

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diy st patrick's day party straws

It’s pretty clear that we love parties.  Alyssa plans a bunch of parties and it won’t take you ...

Vanilla Masala Chai Sweetener

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vanilla masala chai sweetener

Make your own vanilla masala chai sweetener with condensed milk to add a kick of milky chai flavor t...

Exfoliating Oatmeal Body Scrub

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exfoliating oatmeal body scrub

Around this time of year, my skin starts going crazy.  I’m certain that all of you reading this k...

Personalized Drink Markers

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personalized drink markers

Make your own personalized drink markers with your guests initials. No one will lose track of their ...

Stamped Cocktail Napkins

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stamped cocktail napkins

Make your party more personal with these DIY stamped cocktail napkins. Create easy polka dot napkins...

Ombre Wine Cork Trivet

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ombre wine cork trivet

Use the colored ends of wine corks to create this beautiful and functional cork trivet.

Relaxing Black Tea Foot Soak

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relaxing black tea foot soak

For this foot soak, epsom salts will help to relax you while soothing aches and softening rough skin...

Sequined Swizzle Sticks

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sequined swizzle sticks

DIY sequined swizzle sticks will make your party memorable. They're festive and fancy but inexpensiv...

Mint Lip Duo (Balm AND Scrub!)

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mint lip duo (balm and scrub!)

Follow this tutorial to create a mint lip duo: both a lip balm & scrub. It's refreshing and invigora...

Custom Kitchen Towels

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custom kitchen towels

A little fabric paint and white flour sack towels are all you need to make adorable custom kitchen t...

Greek Yogurt Mask

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greek yogurt mask

Make your own yogurt mask for facials with only Greek yogurt, lemon and honey.

Framed Party Menu

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framed party menu

I, like most people who just really like pretty things, tend to buy all sorts of items without a pla...

Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

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pumpkin floral centerpiece

This easy tutorial shows you how to create a pumpkin floral centerpiece using a hollowed-out pumpkin...

Hand-dipped Stemware

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hand-dipped stemware

Turn boring dollar store or Ikea stemware into beautiful pieces of art that would cost a fortune in ...

Make Your Own Vanilla Bean Sugar

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make your own vanilla bean sugar

Making your own vanilla bean sugar is easy and adds so much flavor to your food! It's perfect for ba...

DIY Relaxing Eye Mask

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diy relaxing eye mask

A few years ago, one of my older sisters bought me a great eye mask filled with lavender.  It’s m...

Silverware Remodel

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silverware remodel

Use this tutorial to for a DIY silverware remodel. Add color to your table and new life to boring si...

Mason Jar Travel Cups

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mason jar travel cups

This tutorial shows you how to make your own mason jar travel cups at home.

Essential Oil Sugar Scrub

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essential oil sugar scrub

You can make this sugar scrub at home w/only 3 ingredients: sugar, oil and your favorite essential o...

DIY Serving Dishes

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diy serving dishes

Use flea market or dollar store ceramics and some superglue to make these DIY serving dishes at home...