February 19, 2016

DIY on the FLY Desk Organization

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You might say I am a bit obsessed when it comes to making things with my hands and keeping a tidy and well organized home and office.  Here is a really fun DIY on the FLY spinning desk organizer that I made in one of my latest DIY on the FLY YouTube web series video’s produced by Sky Princess Studios. I had so much fun making this project. It was super easy, budget friendly and took me less than twenty minutes to make. Oh, yah and I also think it’s pretty chic! You can see the entire video tutorial on my YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/c/juleeireland

If you like what you see please like, share and subscribe to my channel!  I post weekly DIY on the FLY video tutorials with great projects for your home, lifestyle and many of them you can do with your kids! Now, let’s make craft magic happen! Here’s how you make this adorable spinning desk organizer to get organized!

Supplies: Lazy susan, bulletin board, large plate or frame in your desired color, variety of glass jars, spray paint for use with glass in your desired color and finish, hot glue gun, photo frame for the center (optional. I found mine at Target)

Step One: Spray paint your jars your desired color and let them dry. Optional: you can allocate one of your jars for a dried flower or flower arrangement. I show you how in my tutorial video.

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Step Two: Use your hot glue gun to glue your bulletin board, plate or frame onto your lazy susan making sure it is centered. Note: make sure your bulletin board, plate or frame is larger than your lazy susan and is large enough to fit all of your jars and photo frame onto.

Step Three: Layout your design with your jars and photo frame.  When you are happy with your layout use your glue gun to glue your photo frame and jars on top of your lazy susan bulletin board, plate or frame starting at the center and moving outwards.

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Step Four: Fill your jars with your desk essentials such as paperclips, scissors, pens and pencils, etc.

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Lastly, give it a spin and then display it on your desk or in a handy place in your office.  It’s so beautiful make sure you put it somewhere where it can be seen and admired. I would love to see your spinning desk organization creations to post on my blogs and social media. Feel free to email your photos to me at: juleeireland@gmail.com along with your name, city, state and any other comments you wish to share with me for consideration.

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February 16, 2016

DIY on the FLY Box of Roses

DIY on the FLY Box of Roses

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In honor of the month of February, Valentine’s Day and the celebration of Love especially for the love of beautiful roses; I thought I would share with you my latest video and a DIY on the FLY box of roses craft project.  This is so easy anyone can make it and the real beauty is that you can make this any time of the year for yourself, as a gift or as a centerpiece for any holiday, event or life celebration.  Be sure to check out my YouTube channel and my new web series DIY on the FLY  that’s produced by Sky Princess Studios at www.youtube.com/c/juleeireland and please like, share and subscribe. Each week I post new DIY on the FLY video tutorials with great projects that are always chic, easy, super fun and  budget friendly to make for your home and lifestyle.

Now, let’s make craft magic happen! Here’s how you make a gorgeous box of roses…

Supplies: box, plastic liner, disposable plastic container that will fit into your box or Saran wrap to line your box, wet floral foam, floral tape (optional), spray paint or wrapping paper to decorate your box (optional), ribbon (optional), scissors, blue painters masking tape for stripes (optional), flowers (various varieties of roses and peonies work beautifully).
Step One: Use your masking tape to mask off a design for your box. Such as: Stripes. (this is optional) Next, use your spray paint to paint your box in your desired color. Option Two: Use decorative wrapping paper, old sheet music or photos to wrap or create a collage with ModPodge on the exterior of your box.
Step Two: Line your box with your plastic liner, container or plastic wrap.
Step Three: Cut your wet floral foam to fit inside your box. When your floral foam is cut to fit; saturate it well with water and put it into your box. Optional: Use your floral tape to create a 1” grid on top of the box as a guide to insert your roses into the center of each square.
Step Four: Cut your roses at a 45 degree angle so that they are the correct height to fit just over the top of your box. Insert your cut roses into your wet floral foam or into the open areas on your tape grid.
Step Five: Add a Ribbon band, bow or handwritten message of Love and Voila! You’ve just created a lovely box of Roses!

Lastly, be sure to email me photos of your own creative box of roses so that I can post them on both of my blogs. I would love to brag about you! Email your photos to: juleeireland@gmail.com for consideration.

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September 8, 2015

DIY on the FLY under $25 Book Series

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I had such a great time on the Studio 10 Tampa show on August 31 releasing my first book Monogram Home in my DIY on the Fly under $25 series.  You can place pre-orders here: http://itsaglamthing.com/books-by-julee-ireland/

The official launch date on Amazon and Kindle is October 7, 2015 just in time for the holidays! Here’s a quick description of my first bookDIY on the Fly_Vol1_Julee Ireland_frontcover.

Great news, homeowners: a beautiful house doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it is possible to create a lovely home without a lot of money or time—and you can do it yourself!

Television host and lifestyle and DIY expert Julee Ireland kicks off her DIY On the Fly under $25 series with twelve monogram projects that are easy enough for even novice crafters to successfully complete.

Illustrating more than simply how to produce these specific crafts, however, Ireland teaches you to tap into finding your inner Design Diva™ to Make Craft Magic™ in your own style as you learn the art of repurposing everyday items around your house. You’ll soon see that thriftiness and creativity are a brilliant combination…and that often the very pieces you need to beautify your home are right in front of you.

By following easy, step-by-step instructions, you can quickly and inexpensively enhance your home with timeless monogram designs for a wide variety of household decorations, such as:

  • Door hangers
  • Doormats
  • Table runners
  • Shower curtains
  • Pillowcases
  • Nursery wall art

Let’s get crafting—and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary!

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April 27, 2015

DIY on the fly-tip of the week

My DIY on the Fly™ under $25 tip of the week! (as demonstrated on Sonoran Living ABC15)
How to create an amazing last minute centerpiece using stemware, glasses, mugs, candle holders, glass bowls and vases right out of your kitchen cabinets!
See more at: http://juleeireland.itsaglamthing.com/#sthash.XE2JDbHa.dpuf
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DIY under $25 Table Centerpiece

DIY on the Fly™ under $25-How to create amazing last minute centerpiece using stemware, glasses, mugs, candle holders, glass bowls, vases and more right out of your kitchen cabinets!

Step 1: Assemble a variety or glassware from the list above in varied shapes and sizes.

Step 2: purchase seasonal flowers at your local market or cut flowers, fruits, veggies and succulents straight from your garden.

Step 3: Group 3 or more of varied pieces in varied heights together creating a triangle shape or a look that is appealing to your eye. Remember, to consider the height. Keep your tallest pieces below eye level if you are sitting at your table so your guests can see over your centerpiece while dining.

Step 4: Fill with water, add a drop of food coloring to create desired color and add your desired fresh cut flowers, fruit, vegetables or combination thereof. Turn Wine glasses upside down and place candle votive on top to create mood lighting. Repeat to desired taste throughout your room and on your table.
Prepare to amaze your guests with your creative, charming, and affordable centerpieces!

– See more at: http://juleeireland.itsaglamthing.com/#sthash.XE2JDbHa.dpuf

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February 5, 2015

Dripping with Pearls

You can illuminate my room with this chandelier any day! I love this creative idea and I am so inspired by it that I am going to make one myself. Love the use of vintage pearls and broaches and what girl doesn’t love a little Swarovski crystal bling, bling? Hello! Stunning!!

Photo Credit: Blavish.com

Photo Credit: Blavish.com

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