5 DIY Home Decor Ideas for Spring/Summer | ANN LE

(light, bouncy music) – Hi, Loves, how's itgoing, it's me, Anne.

Welcome back to my channel.

I'm super excited, I've been working on some new projects for you.

And these are little homedecors that you can make.

They're all very easy butthey look amazing in the home.

You guys are gonna want to love it.

Also, I have a question for you.

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Other than that, let's goahead and get into these DIYs.

This first DIY is the perfect way to up-cycle your old plates and give them a new look for the current season.

I'm starting out with two clean plates, and then I'm going to spray them over with some flat white paint.

Let your paint dry for a few hours before doing this next step.

I'm using some masking tape to just cover the top of my plate.

By doing this, it will protectthe top part of my plate and I will be able to paint the sides with a nice metallic finish.

After letting the paint set and dry, I can now peel off the tape.

Now with some green multi-surface paint, we're going to paint onsome green botanical leaves.

With a small pointedbrush, you want to start with one line for the middle of your leaf, and then after that, you want to make other small strokes on the sides.

This is a pretty easy leaf to paint.

If you create more than one,it makes a beautiful pattern.

If you want to protect your painting and the surface of your plate, you can spray it overwith a clear-coat finish.

I love any projects that I can re-purpose, especially things thatare already in my home.

These are perfect to put in the entryway, so that way you can organize your keys, or you can place it on yourdesk as a functional decor.

I've been seeing these crystal terrariums all over the place, on Pinterest, and I've always beenwanting to make my own.

I finally bought allthe supplies to do this, and so, we're going to make this.

All you would need for this project is a glass containerbig enough to make this, sand, air plants, and crystals.

A lot of you guys askwhere to get the crystals, I see them in Anthropology stores, Urban Outfitters, and Home Goods.

So the first thing you're goingto do is pour in the sand.

I filled in about one-fourthof this big glass container.

It is actually bigger than I thought, and I only had enough sandto fill in one-fourth.

But if I do have enough sand, I would fill in about one-third of my container.

Find something like a card so that way you can flatten out the sand up top.

When filling this in, startwith the bigger pieces and then work your wayto the smaller pieces.

Try playing around with different sizes, shapes, and also texture.

Terrariums are just sofun and easy to create.

If you ever want to livenup a corner in your room, try making one of this.

This next DIY we're going tomake a smooth Zen stone mat.

To make this you wouldneed some cement glue, smooth stones, and a matching mat.

The dollar store usually carriesa nice selection of stones, or you can get them inbulk for a better deal.

The first thing I'm going to do is clean the mat of any dust.

I will be using the backside of the mat since it's easier to glue the stones on.

Lay out the stones togive yourself an idea of how you would like for the mat to look.

With the stones that are higher,I place those on the edge, and the flatter ones, Iplace those in the center.

So the next step we're going to do is pour the glue onto the surface.

And make sure to do thisin a well-ventilated area because the fume of thisglue is very, very strong.

After placing a nice, thicklayer of glue on the mat, place your stone on top of it.

Repeat the steps untilyou've fully covered the mat.

I am so happy with howthis mat turned out, it looks amazing outdoorsand near a garden.

Or you can place in thehouse near your planters.

It just creates a nice Zen atmosphere.

I feel like as if I'm in a spa retreat every time I look at this corner.

It's beautiful and, not only that, it's actually verycomfortable to stand on.

You may not think so, but thestones are so nice and smooth, it's almost like having a foot massage when you're standing on it.

This next DIY we're going to create a really cute hanging shelf.

For the base of theshelf, I'm going to use a flat piece of wood thatI got from the craft store.

I'm going to give thisa nice metallic accent by spray painting the outer edge with a copper metallic paint.

Now with some polycord I'm going to cut out about eight feet.

After cutting it out, I'mgoing to fold in half twice, just like what I'm doing here.

So on one end, you shouldhave one loop and one opening.

And then the other end, youshould have about two loops.

I'm going to place tape on the ends with the two loops justto keep it in place.

And then on the other end I'm going to tie a big knot about onefoot up from the bottom.

I'm going to create atassel to the bottom of this by cutting out more cords that are about the same length andgluing it to the bottom.

Then with an extra cord,I'm going to wrap that to cover where I glued the cords and also to keep it in place.

After you're done, hang it up and then place in the wooden slab.

You should have a hanging shelf where you can place plants and also other items you like to display.

This last DIY ties inwith the botanical theme.

We're going to make a botanical wreath.

I'm using these leaves that I found from Jo-Ann's Fabric and Craft Store.

And I'm also going to use a ring, as well as this welcome sign that I also got from the same store.

For the steps, you're going toneed to pull off the leaves.

Then with some tape orwire, wrap it around the stem of the leaf and onto the ring.

Repeat the same stepsgoing around the ring.

Don't worry if you can't find green tape because once you layer on the leaves, you will eventually cover the ring.

And if you want this to look more full, you could place of the leaveson the back of the ring.

I want to keep this design very simple, so I'm just going to finishit off with this welcome sign.

And I like the way it looks as is, so I just use some hot glueto glue it to the front.

And then to finish this off, I'm using some copper wire which adds like a nice, little accenttouch to this overall look.

And that's about it.

You can hang this onthe wall in your home, or you could hang this on your front door.

It is such a nice addition to have because it ties in with the theme of what I'm doing this year for spring.

So, those are my five DIYs.

Let me know which one is your favorite.

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