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Upcycled Coffee Can Planter

Coffee Can Planter
In preparation for Friday’s Patio Reveal (can’t wait to show you!!), I thought I would share one of the easy DIY crafts I created to add some color to this new space. Check it out…
coffe can planter
Don’t tell anyone, but I scored this empty (and FREE) coffee can in the recycle bin at work. When no one was looking, I snuck this treasure out of the teacher’s lounge and into my bag. I knew she would be a great addition to the DIY to-do list.
coffe can crafts

First step, clean the container.

coffee can crafts

Second step, add some holes to the bottom of the can to allow the water to drain. (yes, you probably need to use your power tool to do this. I promise it’s not nearly as scary as you think). To drill these three holes literally took me less than 2 minutes.

diy coffee can
Next up, remove the label.
coffee can planter tutorial

Using this tutorial, I switched off using my hot glue gun and wrapping the roll of jute around the can. To be honest, this step can get a little boring after a while but on a brighter note, it’s an easssyyyy one. That’s all that counts right?

coffee can jute jar

Keep on wrapping…

coffee can crafts

Until the can is all covered up!

coffee can craft

Rookie tip: Make sure each layer of the jute (or rope) is close together so you don’t see any of the hot glue.

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Unlike the plain jute tutorial, I wanted to add a little extra charm to this planter. I used some old paint I had laying around the house to add a color that would compliment our patio set.

painting jute

I painted it on carefully, making sure to run the paintbrush very slowly around the top line. If you don’t trust yourself to create a straight line, feel free to add a little painter’s tape and dab the paint around the tape. This will ensure the paint will not sneak under the tape line. Now the hardest part, waiting for this paint to dry.

coffee can planter

Then I added a plant (a begonia to be exact) and some potting soil to finish off my upcycled coffee can planter.

upcycled coffee can

I love that the blue/grey paint makes the colors of the plant and colorful watering can POP!

diy planter

Although this coffee can was technically in the recycle bin, I’m glad to know that I gave her new life and a new home on our patio. Tune in Friday for the big reveal!!

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Coffee for Two

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Coffee and berries

Happy International Coffee Day! (Let’s face it…every day is coffee day for these two ladies!)

In honor of this momentous event (hey…it’s momentous to us!), we thought it would only be fitting to give you, our rock-star readers, a gift. Our gift to you: a FREE printable about one of our favorite morning rituals here on the DIY Playbook. You can print one for yourself, give one to your early morning co-worker, or even wrap one up as gift.

Coffee for two printable
We added coffee rings (just like in this coffee post) to give the printable some DIY flair.
coffee for two free printable

Just brew up a batch of joe, pour a little onto a plate, and have fun making messy rings all over the paper.

Coffee rings

Be sure to let your paper dry and then pop it into your favorite frame.

Coffee for two frame free printable

We gave a framed “Coffee for Two” as a wedding shower gift to a fellow coffee lover. We snagged the coffee pot off her registry to make this coffee themed gift complete. She got what she wanted, and we were able to add a little bit of DIY creativity. Win, win right?

Get in on the coffee action and download your free printable here.

Have a great (caffeinated) Friday!

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A Gold & Glamorous Brunch

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Good morning sunshines! As we prep for a gold and glamorous new year, these rookies are all about GLAM here on DIY Playbook.
We’re putting a twist on a traditional brunch, and adding a touch of gold to really make your breakfast accessories shine.
Gold Champagne Glasses Coffee Mugs Brunch Glamorous
A ladies’ brunch (or festive New Year’s par-tay) is not complete without some bubbly. Mimosas can make anyone feel glam, and why not easily add some gold to your plain old champagne glasses?
2 clear champagne glasses and valspar gold metallic spray paint
We bought a few cheap champagne glasses at Goodwill, and picked up some Valspar metallic spray paint at Lowe’s.
Now, we knew we only wanted these glasses to be “dipped in gold”…
Taped up champagne glasses
So plastic bags and painter’s tape helped keep the top portion covered from the spray paint.
Spray Paint Champagne Glasses with valspar metallic gold and painter's tape
After 2 light coats of gold..these bad boys were done and ready for their close-up.
DIY Gold Dipped Champagne Glasses
Gold Dipped Champagne Glasses
DIY projects don’t get any easier than this! These champagne flutes are sure to impress your guests at your next brunch gathering.
The other breakfast essential is a great cup o’ joe (you heard about our love for this caffeinated beverage in this post).  We saw these and these and knew we had to re-create our own with a touch of gold and glamorous.
Coffee mug and gold oil based sharpie
All you need is a ceramic mug (dollar store!), some stickers to match your occasion, and a metallic gold OIL BASED Sharpie. Getting an oil based marker is by far the most important step of this rookie craft. Without the oil based Sharpie, your glamorous mug will be toast after she hits the sink.
Personalized Mugs in 3 easy steps
Using these 3, yes only 3, easy steps… you’ll have your very own cup o’ golden joe.
Step 1: Stick the sticker of your choice on the mug.  We used a heart for this mug but the possibilities are endless. Initials, a word, your favorite number, a trendy mustache… let your personality shine!
Step 2: Using your oil based Sharpie, draw dots directly around the object and sprinkle those dots until you find the look that you love.
Step 3: Let the marker dry (just a few minutes) and peel away your sticker. Bake your mug @ 350 for about 25 minutes before using it. This will ensure that the paint won’t chip off when it’s washed. Hint: We prefer hand-washing these delicate mugs just to be safe… but that’s just us!
Gold dotted coffee mugs with sharpie
How about these glamorous mug shots?
Gold dotted mug with happy written on it
Now all that’s left to do is call up your favorite ladies and enjoy the gold & glamorous brunch that you so deserve.
coffee mugs champagne gold berries mimosas
Whether you’re brunching in style or getting glamorous for the upcoming New Year, we hope this project brings you the extra cheer you’ve been looking for!
gray coffee mugs with gold initials
For more DIY Playbook Projects that are gold & oh-so glamorous, follow us on Facebook & Pinterest.
Cheers to a happy, healthy, sparkling holiday!
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Everyone Loves Coffee

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This week is a SPECIAL week here on DIY Playbook. That’s because everyday we are going to pay tribute to the most important women in our lives…our moms!
That means all this week, we’ll be giving our readers plenty of unique gift ideas for your own mothers, grandmothers…really just any woman you want to show some love.
So let’s kickoff this week shall we?!
Coffee Cup White Coaster Spoons Latte
Coffee.  It is an essential food group in both of our diets. Every time we get together to work on the blog, coffee is the third wheel.
We know not everyone has the same affection for this yummy, caffeinated beverage. But if you’re a coffee lover (or your mom is a coffee lover)…we’ve got a treat for you!
2 words.
FREE 
PRINTABLES!
Free Coffee Printable
Our darling Bridget has created some fabulous coffee “eye candy” for you guys. Below are all of the coffee quotes we are sharing with you!
Because we love all of you (almost as much as we love our morning cup ‘o joe) we wanted to share all of these fun printables with you… FREE! Any of these free printables can add a splash of morning cheer to your own space or could be the perfect gift for your favorite lady! 
 
To download any of these printables click on the links provided, simply press PRINT, and enjoy!
Free Printable There is always time for coffee

Download this Free Printable by clicking here.

Coffee Makes Everything Better

Download this Free Printable by clicking here.

Free Printable Happiness is coffee and a good blog

Download this Free Printable by clicking here.

Free Printable Coffee

And finally, download this Free Printable by clicking here.

You can just print and enjoy…or you could add a little DIY charm to your free printable like Casey did! And she even gives you her play-by-play here:

Coffee Stain Tutorial
I printed the “There is Always Time for Coffee” printable out on beige card stock and then decided to add some coffee rings to really bring it to life.
Brew a pot of coffee, pour some of the coffee out onto a plate or small bowl, and dip the bottom rim of the coffee mug into the puddle of coffee.
I suggest making some practice rings on a separate piece of paper, so you can get a feel for how your rings will look. Then have fun with it and get messy!
Free Coffee Printable
Drips, coffee rings…they all add to the rustic, worn look of this piece.
Free Coffee Printable
Make sure you give your piece of paper ample drying time before you frame it.
Free Coffee Printable
We hope you guys enjoy all of these free printables! Let us know if you print any out and give as gifts (or display in your own home)!
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