5 DIY Home Decor Ideas: Macrame wall art, Hand knit round pillow, glass vase &Chalk Painted Table

Hello and welcome, if you're
new to my channel. My name's Christina. And in today's video, I want to show you how
to make some fun, easy DIY store around your home. I'm going to talk you through the details as
well as the supplies I use in order to create these looks. So let's get busy. What I want to do is kind of create this
art, like where I'm going to kind of string it's I'm not really going to be doing MacNamee,
not chording, which is quite the art.

I sanded out the sides as well with just a
one 20 grid just so it didn't have any sharp edges. And I'm going to paint wash these. So just basic supplies between scissors. Going to need a pencil because there's a
little bit of math with this project. I want to try to make it as even as possible. I made two color washes to act as a stain
for these two pieces of wood, one in the coco, which is a dark tope, and the second one was
in graphite, which is a dark gray, kind of a black. And again, I'm just going to go
ahead and put that on as a stain. And my wash is 50 percent paint, 50
percent water just using a moist, sharp towel.

I'm just going to go
ahead and wipe that back. I decided to put the darker color down first,
just in case I needed to make some alterations in the cocoa if it was too dark,
but I was pleasantly surprised on how it was turning out just with the graphite so far. I really enjoy using chalk paint as a stain as
well as its water based and so easy to work with. So I'm going to go ahead and put
that cocoa on just to take the Honey Cuttone out and give it more of a Richard Hope.

So in creating this Wallaert,
it's all about the math. I needed to measure out the macrame
cords so I could make even cuts. Then I needed to also measure out where
I'm going to place them on the boards. I measured the macrame cords to be 50 inches in
length, and I wanted it to hang about 28 inches from the board. So the length of the board is 48 inches. So what I've done is I've measured 12 inches
from each side, my macrame cord in the strips that I've made, which is 10 strips in
each color, I measured out that I'm going to need five inches.

So, again, this is just math based on the
size that you decide you want to make. I made sure that I gave a little bit of room
at the end, so I measured it one inch out before I started. Then it's going to go in five inches,
then I'm going to skip six inches. And I did the exact same
thing on the other side.

I am using a hot glue gun, but you can
use staples, and I actually decided to change to Staples for a very good reason. This project is super easy, but you have to
be very particular about making sure that the macrame strips are even and completely straight
and the flatter your surface, the better. So just to make sure I decided to go ahead
and cheat a little bit by just using tape before I actually concluded on.

I found it a little faster, if not a little
bit easier, just to go ahead and use the staple gun. And I also quickly realized that if
I did need to make any mistakes, it would be a lot easier to remove a staple
than try to rip the macramé from glue. So just bear that in mind. If you decide you want to do a project like
this now, I want to place the backboard onto the front board and I'm
going to need a screw.

That's about two inches approximately. So it goes through the back
but doesn't come through the front. I used three two inch screws to put the
boards together, as well as a wall bracket to hang it, and I'm pretty
happy with the results. I love to knit and super chunky, soft chenille
yarn is my favorite, so I'm going to show you with a few left overs that I have
from blankets that I've made and some fiber. Phil, how to make a pillow in 20 minutes. So all you're going to do is
make a slip basic knot first. This is a basic crochet knot, and I'm just
showing you how to do it with your hands. And if you're interested, I would love to show
you how to make a super chunky blanket in the exact same way just with your hands. So you're going to make the stitches about one
to two inches and you're going to need to make 14 stitches doing the exact same
thing as you did with the Slipknot.

You're going to need to leave a little at the end
as a tale to help close at the end, so you're going to flip it around
once you've made your 14 stitches. This project will take about one skin and
you're going to leave the last stitch. You're not going to use
that when we continue on. So the tale that you're leaving is going to
be to close the bottom and the extra stitch will be to close the top. Now, what you're going to do is you're going
to find that little middle, not from your stitches. Now you're going to carry out your
next row of stitches using that middle knot and you're going to go from the back. That's really important. Go from the back with your working yarn and
you're going to be making 13 stitches because remember, you're going to leave that last stitch
making blankets and or pillows out of this yarn goes over very, very quickly.

I can make an entire
blanket in about three hours. I love the chenille yarn because it's
very, very soft as well as washable. So always make sure you're counting
13 stitches as you continue. I always double check after each row. And then I also confirm that
I still have my drop stitch. So that way, as I continue
on, everything is in process. So you're just going to continue on and you can
do as many rows as you'd like, but you're probably, as I say, you can only need one
skin for this size of a puff pillow because it's so thick. I find it very helpful
to leave the tail in the center. So this way it's out of my way and it's
always good as a beginner just to make sure that you found that 14 stitch.

The other thing is to actually flip it and
then fold it, so this way your stitches will come together a little bit
closer and not so wide. You're just going to have to keep flipping it
as you go around and make your 13 stitches. Also really important that your yarn is
all going into the same direction. So it's good to double check that. It sometimes wants to twist a little bit. So but it's really easy to work with. Once you've used your whole skin and you've done
all the rows, as I say, it's just going to be the one in this type of yarn that
I'm going to show you how to close the bottom.

So you're going to grab that tail. But the trick is, is you're going to go
to the first outside stitch and then you're just going to wrap them all the way around. Really important just to
keep pulling it tightly. And you're going to start
to see a circle closing. Once everything is fastened tightly, you're just going
to take the rest of your tail. You're going to actually poke it through the hole
and you're going to make the knot on the inside. And this way you can pull up the
little not you made on the inside as a little button. Once you turn it,
we can now close the top. We're going to put some fiber fill in. And it's totally up to you how much you want. If you want it firm, you're
going to want a lot.


And the trick is, is to yarn with
your leftover yarn to the inside stitch. When we closed, we did the outside stitch. Now we're going to the inside so that
working yarn is coming into the inside. So closing the bottom is going to the outside
and closing the top is going to the inside. And the same thing, you're going to pull it
really tight, then you're going to go ahead and make a knot and you can stick whatever you
have left on your yarn or you can cut it off whichever you prefer, and you're going to stick
it into the top and you can pull you're not up a little bit. And again, make a little button. 20 minute project makes a beautiful gift. So all you're going to need
is a little craft, a glue.

I have some dowels as well as some floral ystem,
a wire, and I also have this wired linen cord and all of this stuff you can find
at the craft store or even a dollar store. I'm going to go and cut up some paper. You could even use newspaper
if you have some. And all I'm going to do here is use one
of my dowels and I'm just going to roll this paper. Once I get towards the end, I'm just going
to add in a little bit of that craft glue just very, very lightly. And then I'm going to roll up the end. Now, I'm going to grab a piece of that floral
wire and I'm going to poke out the dowel and bring that back out place that aside that I'm
going to drop the floral wire inside my paper tube.

Then I'm going to use the dowel as
my form and I'm just going to twist and the wire on the inside is
going to help keep its form. You can make these paper
twists any size you want. Mine's kind of long. So I'm actually going to have to push the Dow
up just to keep the twist all the way to the end. Once you're done twisting it, you're just
going to take the dowel right out and that's it. I'm just going to grab some
rosalio chalk mat paint here and the charcoal color, and I'm just going to give
it a little bit of a spray. You can hand paint these as well,
but these are perfect for decor. I'm going to do a very similar
thing with the linen cord here. I'm just going to wrap it around a dowel and
I'm just going to make it nice and twisty. I want the twist to be as even as possible. So you may have to push that dowel up so that
way you can get all the way to the end and you're just going to make
a nice coil cork look.

I picked up these three glass bottles at
my local dollar store for three dollars each using Russell Alliums painter's
touch in flat white. I'm just going to go ahead and put a
flat base coat on all three of them. And what I want to do is create
three different looks using the same glass jar. So for my first glass jar, I'm going to
use some paper clay piece of cardboard pencil and some scissors and all I'm going to
do is make my own mold. Once I had my shapes cut out, I went ahead
with a rolling pin and just rolled out the paper clay. Now I'm just going to roll the
cardboard mold and then I'm going to be able to cut it out exactly how I want it. Now I'm going to place the mold onto the jar
the way I want, and I found using just a little bit of water on the tips of my
fingers, helped smooth out the exact form I wanted to create with this mold paper.

Clay is so easy to work with and you
can mold and create so many different unique ideas with it. I really enjoy working with it. I just wanted to come up with something a
little bit more of kind of a modern art contemporary look with one
of these glass jars. So I thought I'd give this look a try. I'm going to go ahead with Russell Alliums
charcoal spray paint, and I'm just going to paint the entire bottle
in the charcoal color. So for my second glass project, I'm going to
go ahead and use the paper clay again, but I'm also going to use the redesigned by Prema mold
and I actually want it to be kind of irregular.

So I didn't roll it out to begin with,
but I rolled it on top to make sure that the print came
out really, really defined. You, of course, can trim off that little bit
of excess around the mold, but I actually used it to help adhere it to the
bottle and I kind of liked the look. So with Coco Chalk Paint and some white wax,
I'm going to go ahead and just stipple that chalk paint on the entire bottle. And this is going to create a lot of texture. And I only needed the one coat because
I had the spray paint as my foundation. As soon as this is dry, I'm just going to go
ahead and put white wax all over it and see how it turns out.

Easy way
to dress up a new style. For my third bottle, I'm going to go ahead and
use this ribbon, which kind of is like a burlap material, and I'm just going to go ahead
and glue hot glue that to the bottom. Then I found these little decorative twigs wrapped in
a twine and I'm going to go ahead and because they come in a little bundle, I'm
just going to also attach them to the little bit of burlap wrap that I have around
the bottom just with the hot glue gun. Then I'm going to use that linen wire and all I'm
going to do is a wrap all the way around the top and of course I'm going
to use the hot glue gun again. This way it adheres to it nice
and firm and stays in place. Then just to make everything uniformed, I added
a little bit of macrame around the bottom again, just giving it something
a little bit more cohesive.

And then I'm going to use this paper
ribbon and add in a little extra decal. It should match the pompous grass leaves
that I'm going to put in it. I have been changing everything in my house, and
this no longer matches where it is, so I'm going to go ahead and repainted. I absolutely love the color it
is repainting anything you've Chalke painted. If it has a wax on it, I recommend
removing that first before applying a new application of any color chalk paint. So I just use the TSP with
warm water and a small scrub brush. So I'm going to go ahead and
put a graphite coat on here. I always start with a moist paintbrush when I
use chalk paint this way, it moves the paint around a lot easier as well.

As I use a lot less paint, I'm
using a medium size, real hair, broad brush. And this way I can create
lots of random brush strokes. And I want lots of random brush strokes because
of the next step that I'm going to be doing. Because I'm painting a dark color on top
of a dark color, I will only need probably one coat, but I'll
wait until it's 100 percent. Try to determine if you're going to use
contrast colors you sometimes may need to focus. It's really important to feather over edges
and corners, especially with drawers and doors. So this way your painters
and gather and make clumps. I'm going to go ahead and I'm just
going to use just plain white wax. Going to use just a waxing brush if you don't
have a like same brush, no problem, just use a lint free cloth.

You do not need to use clear
wax if you're going to wipe wax. But if you're new and you're not sure of how
much wax you want to use, then I would recommend probably to clear wax first. This way, if you put the wax down, you're not
sure if you like it or you want to take some away. Just add a little bit
more clear wax and it'll be gone. White wax is so easy to apply, and again,
you can use a Limberis cloth, I generally will go around the edges and corners
and really kind of highlight out.

But all you're going to do is just
wipe it on and wipe it off. And if you'd like to create a few more
highlights, you can always go back to those edges and corners with all
those random brush strokes. The wax now has a low point to sit in. So when you wipe it back,
it leaves such a beautiful look. I'm almost done and I just want to
quickly show you how beautiful and what pristine condition the original sewing machine is, and
it's like over 100 years old. Let me know in the comments below which
one your favorite project was in this tutorial. Thank you so much for watching today's
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I really enjoy sharing all my decorative finishes
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