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

 

How to Build Floating Shelves DIY Tutorial | Hip ‘n Creative

DIY Floating Shelves tutorialWhat’s up guys!  It has been one crazy month.  I cannot believe Christmas is over and we are heading towards the New Year!  I hope you all had an amazing Holiday.  Today I wanted to share a video my husband helped me with!  We build our very own Floating Shelves and I lOVE it!  I posted a link to my youtube channel where you can see my hubby at work!  I love his voice and how he explained the process!

Come check it out

Have a Healthy, Prosperous New Year!  See you in 2017!!

xo,
Awilda

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

With all the Deco Mesh projects I’ve been doing I thought I’d share one more super simple tutorial.  I recently needed a decoration for my dining room window.  I had some left over deco mesh ribbon so I decided to make a bow for the top of my window.  I love how it came out and wanted to show you how you can make one yourself!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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