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How to REUPHOLSTER A CHAIR AND BACK CHAIR | hip ‘n creative

It has been one crazy month of getting things knocked off my list!  And I cannot believe that I finally am at a point in my life where I can get back to working on some home renovations!  I have a huge punch list of things we need to get done and I am so super stoked to be getting things underway!

On my previous post you’ll see that we made some really awesome Floating Shelves (come check them out if you haven’t done so)  I absolutely love them and have already decorated them for the Holidays.  I am in the process of making some inexpensive Decor DIYS that I’ll share with you soon but I did want to share with you my reupholstered dining room chairs!  These babies needed a makeover, badly.  I’ve had my dining room for about 12 years and it has been loved, and loved hard.  Although I did not take any before pictures (too embarrassed to share – just imagine 12 years of juice and food spills, and strange stains that appear out of nowhere) I have a pretty awesome video on my youtube channel that may inspire you to reupholster your chairs too!

Full disclosure:  I am not a professional reupholsterer so please if you decide to recreate this project do so with caution!  Some tools we used for this project is dangerous and you can hurt yourself!  With that being said come check out my video where I share a step by step instruction on how we brought life back to our chairs!

And don’t forget, if you decide to recreate this project, please share your work on instagram and tag me @hipncreative! I would love to see your work!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

xo,
Awilda

 

3 Easy and Affordable Christmas Ornament Tutorial | Hip ‘n Creative

christmas ornamentsWhat’s up guys!  I hope your having a wonderful week so far!  Today I wanted to share with you 3 super easy, fun and affordable DIY Christmas Ornament Tutorial.  I think they are so cute and I love it so much!

Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornament

The first Christmas Ornament is a simple, yet elegant Pipe Cleaner Wreath.  What you will need for this project:

  • 4 pipe cleaners
  • pencil
  • ribbon *optional
  • rhinestones or other embelishements *optional
  • glue gun & glue

Directions:  Grab a pipe cleaner and wind it around the pencil as tightly as you can.  Then smoosh the pipe cleaner, do this to all three stems.  Then take the 4th pipe cleaner and thread it through the coiled pipe cleaners.  Next twist the threaded pipe cleaner to make the circle of the wreath.  Now is the fun part, decorating your wreath.  You can use ribbons, rhinestones, etc.  Now glue your embelishments.

glitter ball ornament

Next is the Cute and Simple Glitter Ornament.  What you will need:

  • Ornament of your choosing
  • Glue Dots
  • Glitter

All you have to do is adhere the glue dots onto the ornament and dip on glue.  That’s it super easy right?!

Snowflake Ornament

For our final DIY ornament project we will be creating Hot Glue Snowflake.  What you will need for thei project:

  • Glue Gun and Glue
  • Snowflake patter or freehand
  • parchment paper *to keep glue from sticking

This project is the easiest and the neatest in my opinion.  All you have to do is “draw” a snowflake onto parchment paper and add glitter.  You need to be super quick about it or the glue will dry before you can add the glitter.  Another alternative is to use spray paint.  Wait for the glue to dry (a few seconds) and spray with your choice of spray paint.  That’s it.

I hope this tutorial was super helpful.  As before, I made a video tutorial on my youtube channel showing you step by step my simple how to.  If you create this project, I would love to see it.  Be sure to post it on instagram tagging me @hipncreative.  I’d love to see your awesome work!

Until soon!

xo,
Awilda

Deco Mesh Angel Tutorial Less than $2!! Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

deco mesh angel tutorial

Hey friends I hope you’re all having a wonderful day.  Today is a crazy hectic day at Casa De HNC!  Not only are 2 of my 3 girls home from school this week, (Thanksgiving holiday) I am also hosting Thanksgiving at my home, so I’m doing a lot of prep work these next few days.  I did manage to squeeze in some time between chores to get some crafting done.  One of those crafts was this awesome Deco Mesh Angel.  I love how it came out and best of all it only cost me less than $2.00 total!  Cheap and Easy just how I like it!

For this project you will need:

  • Deco Mesh Wreath (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors or Wire Cutter
  • Ruler
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Ornament of your choice
  • Ribbon of your choice

So the first things I did was cut my mesh.  Since the deco mesh I used is 6″ high and 5 yards long, I cut my mesh down 12 inches each having a total of 12 pieces.  Next I proceeded to lightly tug at the opposite corners of the mesh until I had all 12 mesh pieces done.   I then wrapped the pipe cleaner as tightly as I could around the center of all 12 mesh pieces.

I then pulled down half (6) of the deco mesh to form an angel dress and tied it with another pipe cleaner about 1″ from the original tied piece.  Trim off the excess pipe cleaner piece only from your second pipe cleaner.  Next I grabbed my ornament and hot glued it to the top of the mesh to create the head piece.  Once the head was dried, I then added some ribbon to the front of the angel with some hot glue and that’s it!.  Now if this tutorial was a bit confusing I also made another video explaining what I did.

If you decide to give this tutorial a try please share with me on instagram by tagging me @hipncreative.  I get a kick out of seeing other people’s work!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!

xo,
Awilda

Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial | Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

Wha’t s up guys!  Today I wanted to share with me my fun and easy Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial!  I am very happy with how this wreath turned out and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!  The materials you need to make your own wreath are:

  • Deco Mesh
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Metal Wreath
  • Ornament
  • Ribbon *optional

Click on the video below to see the how to for this tutorial:

If you get to make your own wreath, please make sure to tag me on instagram @hipncreative.  So I can see your awesome work!  I love peeping at other people’s work.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon!

xo,
Awilda

3 Super Easy Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats | Hip n Creative

What’s up guys!  Today I wanted to share with you 3 awesome Halloween Treats.  These treats are great for Halloween Parties or if you just want to give spooky treats for your kids.  I had so much fun creative this for my girls and they loved eating them!

Hip 'n Creative | Halloween Treats

The first treat I share with you are these Bloody Bandages.  What you will need for this recipe is:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Vanilla Icing (or if you prefer you can use Marshmallow fluff)
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Corn Syrup

Ok so the first thing your gonna do is snap the graham crackers in half then in half again (use the lines on the crackers as a guide).  Next, your going to add a dab of the vanilla icing to the center of the cracker.  Last you add the “blood”.  To make the blood you just need a few ounces of corn syrup and red food coloring.  Mix it together and that’s it!  You have your blood.

Hip 'n Creative | Halloween Treats

To make the Mummy Cookies, you will need:

  • Milano Cookies
  • White Chocolate Morsels
  • Black Gel Food Coloring

To make these super easy Mummy Cookies: First your going to melt your chocolates.  Next your going to take you cookies and dunk them in the chocolate and lay them on wax paper.  Allow the cookies to dry a bit before adding your eyes with the gel food coloring.  Last  drizzle the rest of the melted chocolate in a zig zag pattern and you’re done!  Boom!

Hip 'n Creative | halloween Treats

The final treat is the Screaming Pretzels.  You will need some:

  • melting chocolates
  • pretzels
  • candy eyes

Just like you did for the mummy pretzels.  You’ll melt your chocolate in the microwave.  Next dip your pretzels in the chocolate and lightly shake off the excess.  And last with your utensil add a dab of chocolate to the pockets of the pretzels and add your eyes.  That’s it, you are done!!

If you get a chance to make any or all of these treats, share them with me on Instragram @hipncreative.  It would make me so happy to see your work.  I also created a youtube video showing you step by step so head on over there and check it out!  If you haven’t done so yet subscribe!  That way you’ll be notified of future videos I post!

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Until next time my friends!

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