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DIY Night | Nail Polish, Plaster, Mugs, Twine, Wood, Stain … and Almost Concrete

Do-it-yourself ANYTHING is my favorite. DIY decor with friends? Awesome. That is all.

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The other night, I had a few friends over to do some DIY decor that was all Pinterest inspired. We made some nail polish mugs, geometric planters/candle holders (we used plaster instead of concrete), and some rustic hanging wood frames! It was inspiring to see how everyone came up with their own looks for each project. I wish I had taken more photos (and not using my iPhone) throughout the night (it took us around 8 hours, or more, to finish all three projects), but we were all too busy focusing on our masterpieces 😉

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Most of the materials were purchased from a dollar store nearby (mugs, containers for casting), while the rest of the materials were from Home Depot.

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The mold-making stage took us the longest. We used templates from The Happy Tulip blog. It was easier using a template rather than making your own. Unless you want to make a simple geometric mold such as a cube or a rectangular box shape.

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We used plaster the first time around (instead of concrete) as I wanted to teach them how to make molds, insure they’re water tight, the curing process (plaster cures way faster then concrete), and how to finish off the molded-cured-creation. Everyone was looking forward to finishing off their plaster creations. I loved how some chose to paint, whereas others opted to dip their works of art into nail polish for that marbled look.

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I still have yet to paint and finish off my stuff. Regardless, It was a night well spent!

(P.S. My cats like to eat the leaves of plants. I’ve removed the plant to another location out of reach).

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