DIY Sweater Pillow

Turn an old sweater into something new! See how we repurposed one of our coziest sweaters into some festive home decor.

DIY Sweater Pillow

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Sweater
  • Yard stick
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Pillow form
  • Sewing machine

DIY Sweater Pillow

WHAT TO DO:

1. Lay your sweater face up on a flat surface.

2. Place your yard stick at an angle across the sweater, just under the collar.

3. Using your sharpie, draw along the yard stick’s edge.

4. Cut along the line, removing the top portion of the sweater.

5. Cut the sleeves off as well, making a square with the remaining fabric.

6. Turn the two fabric pieces (front and back of the sweater) inside out and sew the three sides together.

7. Turn the fabric right side out and insert the pillow form.

8. Sew the last side, sealing the pillow inside.

DIY Sweater Pillow

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DIY Sea Glass Bottles

Brighten up and add castaway vibes to any space with these DIY beauties! See how to make your own below.

DIY Sea Glass Bottles

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Clean, empty glass bottles
  • Sea glass spray paint
  • Rubber gloves
  • Paint tarp or newspapers (optional)

DIY Sea Glass Bottles

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Soak off any labels on bottles and wipe away all residue.
  2. In a well-ventilated area, lay down tarp or newspapers.
  3. Put on gloves and spray a light mist of paint on your bottle from about 2 feet away.DIY Sea Glass Bottles
  4. One coat gives a natural look, two coats will have a more opaque, saturated look.
  5. Let them dry.
  6. Fill with sand or plants, or leave them empty—up to you, castaway!

*Note: Just in case you don’t already know, do NOT drink from the bottles once you paint them! Decoration only.

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DIY Coconut Hanging Planter

It’s a world of amazing! Instead of buying your next planter, celebrate Earth Day and give back to your world by reusing a coconut shell and making your own.

DIY Hanging Coconut Planter

DIY Hanging Coconut Planter

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Coconut
  • Twine
  • Wooden beads
  • Succulents
  • Screwdriver
  • Serrated knife

DIY Hanging Coconut Planter

WHAT TO DO:

  1. One of the three holes in every coconuts is soft. Locate the soft one by prodding it with a screwdriver, then drain all of the coconut water, giving your ‘planter’ a drainage hole.
  2. Locate the seam on the coconut and split the coconut in half using a knife.
  3. Microwave the coconut for 1-2 minutes to easily remove all of the meat. DIY Hanging Coconut Planter
  4. Save the meat for cooking or toast it in the oven and top it on your fave ice cream.
  5. Cut 6 pieces of string about 3’ long and tie them together.
  6. Section off the string into three sections, and a few inches down—tie off a section, add a bead and tie off again.
  7. Repeat step 4 until all sections are beaded and tied.DIY Hanging Coconut Planter
  8. Place coconut snuggly into your planter.
  9. Add a layer of small rocks for drainage.
  10. Layer on soil and your succulent.
  11. Hang it up!

DIY Hanging Coconut Planter

 

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DIY Photo Hanger

Capture the castaway vibes at home with our DIY photo hanger! All you need is driftwood, twine and favorite photos to make your own beachy display.

DIY Photo Hanger

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Piece of driftwood
  • Ball of twine
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Scissors
  • Mini clothespins
  • Your fave photosDIY Photo Hanger

DIY_PhotoHangingWHAT TO DO:

  1. One one end of the driftwood, wrap twine around a few times and tie securely.
  2. Depending on how low you want the hanger to hang, tie a loop at the top of the string.
  3. Bring the string to the other side of the driftwood and repeat step 1.
  4. Cut various layers of twine, tying at the top of the wood and letting the excess hang.
  5. Repeat step 4 until you’re happy with the look.
  6. Using mini clothespins, hang your photos on the twine.

DIY Photo Hanger

DIY Photo Hanger

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DIY Boho Baskets

Try a new twist for your Easter or picnic baskets this spring and give them the boho treatment! See how below.

DIY Boho Baskets

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Wicker basket
  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Hot glue gun
  • Shells, pom poms, fringe or any other decorations you want
  • Scissors

DIY Boho Baskets

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Hot glue one layer around the width of the basket and place one of your thickest ribbons.
  2. Take the fringe, poms or shells and glue them above or below the ribbon.
  3. Repeat the steps with whatever ribbons or decorations you want!DIY Boho Baskets

DIY Boho Baskets

What are you adding to your baskets this spring? Comment below and tell us!

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DIY Painted Eggs

Our painted eggs are inspired by La Habana and the colors of Cuba! All you need is food coloring and paint markers, then don’t be afraid to go beyond the pattern and create your own designs. Every egg is beautiful!

DIY Painted Eggs

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • White or brown eggs
  • Food coloring or egg dye
  • Paint markers

DIY Painted Eggs

STEP 1:

Start out with a plain egg, brown or white, whichever best matches the background of the pattern you’re replicating. *If your background is heavily colored, use food color or dye to match it.

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

STEP 2:

Starting from the middle and working your way out, recreate the center design and the most basic shapes in the pattern.

DIY Painted Eggs

STEP 3:

Continue working outward. Fill in the more intricate details and designs, alternating colors as needed.

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

STEP 4:

Add any finishing touches or fix any mistakes, then let those babies dry!

 

Check out some of our Aerie associate’s Cuba-inspired eggs below and share yours by tagging @Aerie in your insta posts!

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

DIY Painted Eggs

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