Friday, July 31, 2015

Locker Decorating 101

The first day of school is just around the corner. Are you ready? 
The latest craze is locker decorations. After scouring the internet and some local stores we discovered that some of these locker decor kits are outrageously expensive. So we decided to hit some discount stores and pick out some of our favorite Glory Haus products and see what we could come up with. 

Our friends at Lovinggood Middle School, here in Cobb County, were nice enough to let us use two of their lockers for demonstration. 

We took these plain, boring lockers, 

And turned them into this.

 Here is what you will need:
*Hot glue gun
*Lots of washi tape
*Clothes pins
*Scrapbook paper
*Strong round magnets
*Adorable Glory Haus products
We used the  True Friends Frame, Annie Downs Ribbon Canvas and items from our Collegiate line.

First cut your scrapbook paper to fit the inside of the locker and attach it with tape. 

Then, cover any remaining surface with decorative Washi tape.

Also wrap washi tape around a cup to make a cute pencil holder 

You can also cover clothes pins with Washi tape for note holders

Next hot glue the magnets to the back of your frames, clothes pins and cup.

Now, Have fun and arrange everything just how you like it!!

 We hope you have a GREAT first day back at school and we are praying for a fun, safe successful school year!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dorm Room Decor

Isn't this dorm room adorable? 
Don't you just love the wooden monograms above the bed? Here are the ones we sell.
Even though these are beautiful. They might not be the right color for your dorm room decor, well don't worry... A quick coat of spray paint can fix that... or how about ..... GLITTER??
To do this we simply sprayed the entire monogram with a quick coat of gold  spray paint. After that dried, we sprayed the monogram in small sections with spray adhesive. Then quickly before each section dries sprinkle on the glitter. When the entire monogram is covered, simply shake off your excess glitter. WARNING: it gets a little messy! 

We also love the idea of upholstering a head board to brighten up those drab dorm room walls. We tried making our own. Here is what you will need:
Duct tape, 2 large pieces of foam core board, fabric, and batting. 

First tape the foam core boards together and then cut out the shape you want your headboard to be. We used paper plates to help make the shape. 
 Next cut the batting so that you can comfortably wrap it, but not too much so that it doesn't get too bulky. Wrap the batting tightly around the head board and secure with duct tape. You can also use a staple gun for this... We were just out of staples;)

Next, follow the exact same directions with your fabric. 

We just love the results!!!