Turning to Pinterest for more than just inspiration has become a daily occurrence here at BRINK. In the past few weeks, we've discovered some of the greatest DIYs we never knew existed and now we're sharing them with you. In case you missed these, check out our top six DIYs.
Get yourself a wooden block, some string from your local hardware store and your favorite color paint. Tie the string around the block in no particular fashion (which works best) and prepare a sheet of paper or canvas. Drizzle some paint in a shallow dish and dip the wooden block going back and forth from the paper to the dish. Before you know if, you'll have your own work of art. Try different colors and multiple blocks of strings when you feel like an adventure.
by Oven Love
Makes 8 popsicles (2.5 oz).
1 cup orange juice (fresh or frozen. you could also use orange juice concentrate for a stronger orange flavor) 1 cup heavy cream (you could also substitute melted/very soft vanilla ice cream)
3 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Let set for 30-60 minutes, then add popsicle sticks. Freeze for another 4-6 hours or until frozen.
- When you're ready to serve, run some warm water along your popsicle mold to loosen the popsicles and serve immediately.
Recycled Leather and Wooden Shelf
2 wood boards (mine are 5″ wide by 30″ long)
2-4 long leather belts
1. Mark both boards 2″ in from either side on the top and bottom. On the underside of the boards, you can draw a line along the 2″ mark to make for easier aligning.
2. Strap the belts together to create two identical loops, about 60″ in circumference. You may need to create extra holes in the belt to get the two straps to the same dimensions, but you can do this easily with a drill or an awl. Hold the first plank inside the two belt loops, with the loops positioned at the 2″ marks, and reposition the belt buckles to where you like, making sure they aren’t aligning with where you need to affix the shelves (which means at the bottom or 10″ up from the base).
3. When you have the belts in the right place, hold the first belt so it can’t move and turn the plank over so the underside is facing up. Hammer three nails into the belt, making sure the belt stays aligned with the 2″ line. Repeat with the other belt on the left side.
4. Flip the board so the front edge is facing forward, and hammer one nail into the front of each board, securing the belts in place.
5. Lay the shelves down on their sides and position the second board 10″ above the first board, aligned with the 2″ mark. Hold the belt taut and make sure the planks remain exactly 10″ apart. Hammer a nail into the front of the second board. Repeat on the other side.
6. Hold the second board in place so the backside is also exactly 10″ apart from the first boards (this ensures the boards are level) and hammer the nails into the center of the belt where it hits the backside of each board. Repeat on the other side.
7. Almost done! The boards are now secured in place. Pull the tops of the loops tight and measure each one to ensure they are exact. If you need to adjust, you can easily add a new hole in the belt to change the lengths.
8. Once your loops are identical heights, your shelf is ready to hang! If you use thick wood, your shelf could be fairly heavy, so I recommend getting a friend to help. Use a level to ensure the shelves are straight. Use longer nails and hammer them through the top back of the loop (so the nails are hidden by the front of the loop).
Those old soup and bean can you keep throwing into the recycle bin - save those. because they have one more life to live before they head to those green and orange bins.
Go to your local hardware shop and buy up some of the fun pastels you've always to try, but they thought they might be out of style. Yes, those.
Peel the labels off the cans you have saved. Next, pour some paint into deep over sized dishes. Very carefully, dip your cans into the paint - fully submerge the amount of space you prefer for about one-two minutes. Once removed from the paint, place on a clean wooden or even surface. Wait three-four hours and you have yourself some storage solutions that are fun and creative.
The Multiple Uses of a Pallet and The Chevron Shower Curtain
These last two DIYs have no instructions, but with the right amount of imagination and drive, anyone could handle some cutting and some staining. Good luck and remember to shop local, shop smart and have fun! For these DIy projects and more, follow us on Pinterest.