Garden Flower Cupcake Toppers (with free printables) DIY

Garden Flower Cupcake Toppers (with free printables) DIY // thepapermama.com

Garden Flower Cupcake Toppers (with free printables) DIY // thepapermama.com

I love a pretty dessert decoration. A few weeks ago I explored my garden and found a bunch of very lovely flowers and photographed them. I created a couple of printables to make some really sweet cupcake toppers and shared them on the HP Create blog. My garden flower cupcake toppers are perfect for your summer treats!

You can find the full tutorial and the flower printables over here. Just in case you’re interested, here are some other favorite cupcake toppers I’ve made and you can download for free: Unicorn Cupcake Toppers, Rainbow Cupcakes, Pressed Flower Cake Decor, Berry Pie Decor, and Star and Banner Cake Topper.

Garden Flower Cupcake Toppers (with free printables) DIY // thepapermama.com

- Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor on the HP Create blog


10 Fantastic DIY Shelves

Shelves DIY

Yesterday on the Better Homes and Gardens blog I shared 10 fantastic DIY shelves. They’re all so lovely. I’m pretty much in love with that mountain shelf and think I need to make if for my kiddo’s room…. or mine. Head on over to the blog to check out the full list!

Happy freakin’ Friday!

- Chelsey
P.S. Projects in the first photo are from A Beautiful MessCarnets Parisiens, and Subtle Takeover.

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Free Printable Popcorn Box on Persia Lou

Free Printable Popcorn Box on Persia Lou // http://www.persialou.com/2014/07/free-printable-popcorn-box-and.html

I’m in love with this cute popcorn printable on the Persia Lou blog. These free printable popcorn box printables are perfect for your movie night. Just in case you’re wondering, she mentions that the “pipocas” on the sides of the bag means “popcorn” in Portuguese.  Pretty sure I love that word “pipocas”, fun to say.

Enjoy!

- Chelsey

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Painted Ikea Clock

Painted Ikea Clock DIY // thepapermama.com

Last weekend we headed to the land of Ikea. We really try to avoid that place on the weekends, but we needed just a few storage items to finish our kitchen project. It was full of people that walk way too slow and are always in my way, hee. I kid. It was fine.

Anyway, I’ve been searching for the perfect retro kitchen clock for quite a few months and haven’t found anything that I really love (and fits in my budget). I wandered into the clock section and discovered the PUGG clock for $11. Yes. That’s definitely in my budget. The only thing is I was hoping to find a colorful clock. This PUGG clock is silver, so I decided to paint the thing. With the color update, my painted ikea clock fits perfectly in my kitchen!

Want to make one for your home? I shared a quick how-to paint below. It’s so simple.

Supplies:

  • PUGG clock from Ikea
  • white primer spray paint for metal
  • colorful spray paint for metal
  • optional: clear acrylic high glass sealer spray

Painted Ikea Clock DIY // thepapermama.com

Directions:

- The PUGG clock really is perfect for this project. The glass and clock parts are easy to remove. Flip the clock over and remove the 4 metal v’s (these are what hold the clock parts in). You can easily take these out by pushing the two “v” points down and out of the clocks metal edge. Set the glass and clock parts in a safe place.

- Painting metal can be tricky. I suggest reading and following the directions on the back of your spray cans. Going too fast can cause bubbles and dripping, waiting too long between coats could cause paint to crack and bubble (all learned from experience).

  • Here’s how I paint metal: In a well ventilated space (wearing protective eyewear and a mask) start with a couple coats of primer (allowing 5 minutes between each coat).
  • Let the primer dry for about 30 minutes before you use your colorful spray paint.
  • Spray the first coat of colorful paint on the clock frame. Apply about 3 – 4 coats of the color paint (allowing 5 minutes dry time between each coat).
  • Optional: The colorful spray paint I used was matte and I wanted my clock to be shiny. I let the color spray paint dry for 30 minutes then applied two coats.
  • Let the paint dry for 24 hours before handling.

Painted Ikea Clock DIY // thepapermama.com

- You’re done! Hang in the kitchen and enjoy.

- Chelsey

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