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Shoe Tassel DIY

You’ll need:

Start by undoing the laces of the espadrilles. Unwrap the skeins of cotton thread and measure out 3 strands of 3 different colors, 3 times the length of the shoelace. 3 x 3 x 3

Tie the 9 strands together into a knot. Separate the bundle into 3 even sections and start braiding.

Shoe Tassel DIY

Braid until you’ve nearly reached the end and tie into a loose knot. Trim the each end.

Shoe Tassel DIY

Wrap each end tightly with scotch tape. Undo the knots and start threading the braid through the shoe.

Tie and repeat the process on the other shoe.

Trim the about half an inch off the end of each of the 3.75″ cotton tassels. It’s important to use a pair of sharp fabric shears for a clean cut!

Group the tassels in pairs and tie them into a double knot using a 6-8″ piece of waxed linen cord.

While the espadrilles are tied undo the braid until it’s close to the base of the knot. This is so the tassels don’t hit the ground while you’re wearing them. Tie the waxed cord around the braid and tie into a knot.

Shoe Tassel DIY

Take one end of the waxed cord and wrap upwards 6-7 times. Connect it with the other end of the waxed cord and tie into a double knot.

Trim away the excess braid.

Repeat on the other shoe! Any normal knot might slip, depending on the type of thread you use for the braided shoelace. If the knot slips, simply tie into a double knot.

Tassel DIY

PHOTO & DIY CREDIT:

 DIY Tassels (images by HonestlyWTF)

 A fun little Fall DIY that will spice up your plain ol' sneakers or espadrilles. Try this simple coastal DIY and make a pair of show tassels for your kicks.

Pumpkin Flower Vase DIY

Pumpkin Vase DIY

Supplies:

Flowers of your choice
Pumpkin, real or fake
Small plastic container
Floral Foam

Photo Credit & DIY Link

A Coastal DIY perfect for your coastal holiday table decor. Pumpkin flower vase DIY just in time for your coastal table this Thanksgiving holiday.

Pumpkin Vase

Coastal DIY: Pumpkin Flower Vase

Pumpkin Flower Vase Source and photos: Country Living and Pinterest

This succulent wreath is so easy & inexpensive, and it stays alive all year round!

Succulent Summer Wreath DIY

How to Make A Living Succulent Wreath

Materials you will need to make a succulent wreath:
-A wreath frame. This one was a 12″ wire frame in green for $4.89.
–Sphagnum moss. This cost $8 and was enough for several wreaths.
-Floral wire or plain old fishing wire (I used fishing wire)
-Floral pins or just paperclips or bobby pins that you bend (I used bobby pins)
–Rooting hormone (not required but definitely helps)
-Succulent clippings (you could buy succulents, but why?)

The wreath is alive and will continue to grow.  To keep it healthy, just spritz it with a spray bottle of water occasionally and make sure it gets some sun.  The easiest way to kill a succulent is too much water, but you won’t have that problem with the great drainage the wreath provides.

Succulent Wreath Instructions:
First we cut some clippings from living succulents.

Succulent Summer Wreath DIY

To clip, just grab a branch or a stem and cut. You can even regrow a succulent just from one leaf, but that will take longer so your wreath won’t look as full right away. It is pretty to have some “flower” looking succulents on your wreath, so on many I just cut right off the top.

Succulent Summer Wreath DIY

Now take them out and lay them somewhere for a few days. The end of the stem where you cut will be moist right after you cut. So you want to let them sit somewhere to dry until a dry scab forms on the bottom. Depending on the air where you live and the plant this could take 2-7 days. This will not kill the plant. This is setting it up to grow again!

Time to assemble our wreath!

Succulent Summer Wreath DIY

So get out your wreath frame and spaghnum moss. Moisten the moss in a bowl or bucket for 5-10 minutes until it is fully wet.

Now stuff that wreath frame full of moss really tight from the back.

Now use floral wire or plain old fishing wire to wrap the frame and moss, just to make sure it holds.

Now turn your frame over. See how you can still see the frame on the front?

Add another layer of moss to cover and wrap with fishing line again. You can’t even see the fishing line when you’re done.

Now we are ready to start our succulent-designing! Start with the bigger clippings, the more unusual clippings that you only have one or two of. Make a hole in the moss with a pencil or stick or something pointy.

Succulent Summer Wreath DIY

Dip your succulent in rooting hormone. You don’t HAVE to use rooting hormone, but it does help the cutting take root in your wreath.

If your succulent has a short stem or doesn’t feel fully secure, you’ll need to secure it in place in order to hang your wreath. I used bobby pins, you could also use floral pins or a bent paperclip. So just bend it a bit.

You don’t want to pierce the succulent, you want to go around it to hold it in place. You could actually skip using any attachment at all, but then you will have to leave your wreath laying flat until the roots start growing on your clippings, which will take 3-6 months. So slip the bobby pin around the stem. You won’t even notice it.

Putting groupings of the same plant next to each other looks nice, at least 3 or 4.

You really can’t go wrong with how you arrange succulents.

Succulent Summer Wreath DIY

As you plant your clippings, leave a little room for them to grow, don’t pack them in too tight. In a year your wreath will be much fuller than it is now, so keep that in mind. Make sure to stand it up every now and then to get a feel for how it looks when hanging. So keep adding until you feel like it’s done!

So if you used pins, you can let it dry a bit, then go hang that baby! Or you can set it in the center of your dining table, or outside somewhere. 

A beautiful coastal DIY that will continue to grow and beautify your coastal space. Coastal succulent summer wreath DIY to spruce up your coastal outdoor space.

DIY Link & Photo Credits:

DIY: Simple & Stunning Living Succulent Wreath

WoW! Sooooooooooo beautiful!
-   1 month ago -
So sorry to hear of his passing ... he certainly looked like someone who was full of life. Prayers offered for those that were touched by his passing.
-   1 month ago -
This looks good will be making this could use shrimp or salmon
-   2 months ago -
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