Category Archives: DIY

How to Add Custom Vent Covers to Sliding Doors | Repurposing an old Door

Hi guys!  Today I wanted to share with you our recent re-purposing project.  When we first bought our house, 3 years ago (can you believe it?) we wanted to make some changes to our living room.  One of the changes was to update and add lighting since there was non previously (See my awesome hubby adding lighting in picture below).  We also sanded the floors and shined them all up real purdy like too. We removed wall paper and painted the walls, which looks awesome by the way ;).

How to add vent covers to old doors | hipncreative.wordpress.com

I had this idea to change the look of our old doors by removing the old slats and adding some awesome metal vent covers to the doors to give them a modern look.  So after discussing it with the hubs, we figured out a way to do just that.

So here is our step by step tutorial on how to add vent covers to sliding doors:

Materials you will need:

  • Metal Vent Covers (I found mine at Home Depot)
  • Wood filler
  • Window trim
  • small square wooden dowels
  • paint of your choosing (to paint wood doors) *optional
  • Spray paint (to paint vent cover) *optional

What you will need on hand:

  • Jigsaw
  • flat surface to work with
  • time and patience (lots and lots)
  • nail gun and finishing nails (Home Depot)
  • lots and lots of patience!

First thing we did was remove the sliding doors from the doorway and very carefully cut the slats out leaving the door frame intact.  Next my husband filled the holes where the slats were with wood filler.

While the wood filler was drying, he measured, cut and spray painted the metal vent covers (we used Rustoleum white paint).  After letting the wood filler completely dry (it took about 30 minutes), he carefully sanded all the doors until they were smooth.

Next he framed the front of the door with window trim, this will help the metal vent covers stay in place so it won’t pop out.  Next using a nail gun, we nailed the vent covers to the door.  We also added a small wooden dowels to the back of the doors.  This helped to hide the nails as well as provided extra back support for the metal vent covers not to slip out when opening and closing the doors.

Once we were happy with how the doors looks and works, we primed and painted the door.  We wanted to keep the doors white so priming and painting was pretty easy.  Once the paint dried, we replaced the doors back in it’s frame and done.  I have to admit this project was not an easy project and if your not that skills with air pressured machinery, this project is not for you.  It’s time consuming and you need a lot of patience as well as some carpentry knowledge.

I thank God my hubby is very talented and we were able to get this sucker done.  I really couldn’t have done this without his help.  Until next time my friends!

**UPDATE: A year later and our door is perfect!  Even though it was A LOT of work, it was so worth it!  My husband and I are still  in love with this project and are proud we DIYed this makeover, our first of many projects!

Awilda https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

 

UPCYCLE REPURPOSE POPCORN TIN | hip ‘n creative

What’s up guys!  Today I wanted to share a super simple and super cute Up-cycle project using popcorn tins.  I had this tin since the holidays and finally got around to making it into a really cute container.  Below is the video showing you exactly what I did to makeover the popcorn tin.

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Thanks for stopping by, I’ll see you on the next post!

xo,
Awilda

DIY Ribbon Tassel Tutorial | Hip ‘n Creative

Hey guys!  Today I’m excited  to share a DIY Ribbon Tutorial with you!  Now this tutorial is something I did a while ago and for some strange reason many of my blog posts haven’t been showing up on my Blog!  I hope to have cleared any mishaps and it will be smooth sailing from here on out! So check out my video and if you haven’t done so yet make sure to subscribe!

Dollar Tree DIY | Adorable Easter Bunny Pots | Hip ‘n Creative

Hey guys I hope you’re all feeling fabulous today!  So Today I have this adorable DIY Easter Bunny Pot Tutorial for you.  It is another super simple project but this time the project can be time consuming (because of the drying time for the paint)  I think it’s adorable and if you have any school aged kids, they may love making this project with you!

What you will need:

  • Terra Cotta Pots (Dollar Tree)
  • Plastic Spoons (Dollar Tree)
  • Sanding sponge (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint Brushes (Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Dollar Tree) *optional
  • Easter Grass (Dollar Tree) or anywhere 😉
  • Floral Foam (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint (Wal-Mart)
  • Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
  • newspaper or something to protect your surface
  • Sharpies

DIRECTIONS:

First thing I did was sand down the spoons to remove the shine.  This will help the paint to adhere to the spoons easier.

Next painted the pots white.  You may need to paint 2 – 3 coats (allow drying time in between).  Next I painted the pot’s rim (again giving it 2 -3 coats).  I also painted some polka dots on the side of the pots.  I also painted the spoons to coordinate with the pots.

Once everything is dry you can draw the faces on the spoons.  I drew dots for eyes and triangles for beak or  bunny nose.  The whiskers are “V” shapes 😉  I decided to make some bunny ears out of pipe cleaners, I cut out the pipe cleaners and shaped them into ears.  Next I hot glued them to the back of the spoons.  I also hot glued some decorative ribbon to the “neck” of the spoons.

Lastly I assembled my pots.  I cut down the floral foam to fit the narrowest part of the pot, then I inserted the foam, my spoons and easter grass.  I also wrote my daughter’s names on a scrap piece of scrapbook paper and taped it onto a toothpick.  and that’s it!

Now as usual, I did make a video for you.  I would love it if you subscribed to my channel, it would truly mean the world to me.  Also sharing is caring, so if you know of someone that would find this tutorial inspiring please share it with them.  Thank you so much and I’ll see you soon!

DIY Elegant Ribbon French “Braid” Vase | Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

What’s up guys!  I hope you’re all feeling fabulous today.  So today I have another Dollar Tree DIY project for you!  I think this French Braid Vase tutorial is so fun, easy and so pretty too!  This would be a perfect DIY project for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, quinceaneras and so much more!  It’s super easy and inexpensive, a win win right?

For this project you will need:

  • Cylinder vases (dollar tree)
  • Candle Holders (Dollar Tree)
  • 5yrd. Ribbon (Dollar Tree or Michaels) don’t forget your 40% Michaels coupon!
  • Easter Grass (Dollar Tree) or anywhere
  • Flowers (Dollar Tree)
  • Eggs on Sticks (Dollar Tree)
  • Glue gun with Glue Sticks (or Double sided tape from Dollar Tree) or e6000 if you have any

The first thing I did was glue my candle holder to the center of the vase, if you’re using e6000 make sure to give it 24 hours before moving on to the next step.

Next I used my double sided tape (or you can use your glue gun) and adhered my ribbon to the back of the vase.  

Bringing the ribbon forward I double twisted my ribbon making sure the print is showing forward (if your ribbon doesn’t have any printing no need to do this part).  I continued towards the back of the vase double twisting the ribbon again,  I did that until I reached the end of the vase.  At this point if your ribbon is long enough, you can tie a bow.

Next I filled the vase with Easter grass and arranged my flowers and easter eggs as I like and that’s it!  Super simple project and looks fabulous and is inexpensive!

If you’re a visual person, then check out my video tutorial.  While you’re at it why don’t you subscribe, I would truly appreciate it!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great day and I’ll see you soon!

xoxo,
Awilda