As you're reading this, Andrew and I are on our way to Palm Springs. I'm super excited because I've never been, but slightly nervous because I know it's going to be crazy hot. I plan on spending a lot of time at the pool of our hotel, staying hydrated with margaritas! You can keep up with this Kardashian over on Instagram for the rest of the week ;) for now, I thought I'd introduce to you this new series I've been playing with for a while. I love crafting. It's fun, relaxing, and usually pretty rewarding. It can also however be super time consuming (and expensive!). A few months ago, I started a hashtag on Instagram for my DIY photos, and little by little a few of them have gotten re-posted to some major accounts, which has been so cool! After one particular photo was re-posted multiple times/gained a good amount of attention, it donned on me that people just dig super fun and quick crafts. At least I know I do! Because of that, I've decided I want to start doing posts on 20 minute DIY's on here. Quick, practical crafts to do when you have a free afternoon or just need a little dose of creativity! Along with this, I'm also going to continue posting super quick DIY's on my Instagram. I'm really excited to head this direction, because I feel like it's something I would want to read myself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I already am! You can checkout my DIY's on Instagram by searching #JLTLdiy.
I thought I'd kick off my little series with this summery pineapple flower vase DIY. It's perfect for any BBQ's you might be throwing this weekend, or just to keep around the house for pretty decor for a few days!
Materials: 1 whole pineapple, plastic cup, knife, scissors, flowers
Start off by chopping off the top of your pineapple. Using your knife, make 4 even slits inside the pineapple, going as deep as possible without actually puncturing a whole at the bottom. Slowly and carefully pull out each pineapple chunk. This is pretty obvious, but don't throw that away, it's still good pineapple of course! (you get a snack and a vase out of this!). Once your pineapple is hollowed out, cut a plastic cup in half and fill it with water. Arrange your flowers to your liking and stick them in your little cup. Putting them in the clean cup with water instead of directly into the pineapple will ensure your flowers last a little longer. You can even add the little packet of vitamins most flowers come with so they're extra vibrant! Place your cup into your pineapple, and make any final arrangements.
What are some quick and easy crafts you've been wanting to try?
Have a fantastic holiday weekend! I'll be soaking up the sun the next few days. See you guys around the internet till then :)