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(Crazy) Easy Mini Plant Stand DIY

Mini Hairpin Leg Plant Stand

To say I'm addicted to plants may be the understatement of the year. I'm full on #crazyplantlady and proud of it. I mean, how can you resist them, especially those super cute mini succulents. Heart eyes for days.

Another addiction of mine? Hairpin legs on furniture. I mean, come on. So when I was Home Depot with my hubs the other day I was fascinated when I found mini copper hairpin legs - what! Turns out in reality they are actually pipe hangers, which is a lot less exciting, but in my mind they were hairpin legs all the way and I needed to have them. Should I also mention they were 70 cents? yeah.

Easy Plany Stand Tutorial
Plant Stand DIY
Plant Stand DIY

What you'll need:

  • 4 Copper Pipe Hangers (found in the plumping supply section of your hardware store)
  • 12x5" Board, 3/4" or thicker (I used some reclaimed wood for a more rustic look, but you can also buy new!)
  • Hammer

Carefully hammer in your "legs" (the pipe hangers) one inch from either end on the long sides of your of your board, and there ya go! I was actually surprised at how much weight mine could take, however I would definitely be careful and stick to the nice lightweight mini plants and avoid putting too much weight on it.

Seriously so easy.

Mini Hairpin Leg Plant Stand DIY

Constellation Pumpkins

Fine and Feathered - Constellation Pumpkins

Pumpkin season is in full swing, and I love stuffing our house full with any and all different types I can get my hands on! I also have been itching to try something new with them. Growing up I don't remember carving pumpkins much, and for the most part I haven't been that interested in it, but this year I decided I wanted to give it a try. I wanted to doing something really simple, but interesting. I love looking at the different constellations and thought it would be really fun to do some on pumpkins! It ended up being super quick and easy to do, and I actually love the way it turned out! 

Fine and Feathered - Constellation Pumpkins

WHAT YOU'LL NEED : 

-Serrated knife for carving (I borrowed my husband's drywall saw) 

-Drill with several different sized bits

-Sharpies

-Spray Paint (optional)

Fine and Feathered - Constellation Pumpkin Carving

I started by cutting out the top, and removing the guts. For the moon I simple drew the shape I wanted right onto the pumpkin, and used it as a template to cut out with the knife (since I had spray painted it black, I just touched it up with spray paint when I was done to cover any permanent marker still showing). For the constellation I drew on the main start points, and then used my drill to drill them out. I then used my knife to carve the lines, but only going about halfway through the pumpkin flesh, that way it would show the glow just a little!

Fine and Feathered - Constellation Pumpkins

For the little baby pumpkins I just used regular and fine tip sharpies to draw the constellations right onto them, and love how adorable they came out! 

Fine and Feathered - Constellation Pumpkins

Instead of candles I opted for battery powered LED star light strands. I simply lined the bottom of the pumpkins with a little waxed paper, bundled up the lights and stuck them inside! I got mine from Target, but Here are similar ones on amazon. I love the glow they give, and I don't have to worry about keeping an eye on them!

Fine and Feathered - Constellation Pumpkins

 Have you guys done any pumpkin carving yet? 

Pup Tipi DIY

Dog Tipi DIY Tutorial

A tipi for the pups has actually been one of those things that's been on my list for a long time. I don't even remember what first sparked the idea (I know ones for kids have been poping up all over the internet for some time, so it may be from that), but I've been a little intimidated by the idea too. Turns out, it was way easy. Maybe a tad tricky to get just right, but pretty simple none the less. 

What you'll need // 5 Wooden dowels (I got mine from Lowes, I'm not positive of the size I used - sorry! But I just kind of held up a bunch of different sizes to figure out how big I wanted my tipi), leather (or faux leather) cord, canvas (I got a whole yard and had more than enough). 

Pet Tipi DIY

I started by drilling a hole through each dowel. You can skip this step if you don't have a drill handy, you will just want to wrap your dowels nice and tight to compensate. Then I threaded my leather through the holes in each dowel. 

Pet Tipi DIY

Next you'll want to stand them up and arrange them at different angles to make the structure of the tipi. Make sure you leave a larger space between two of them for the front opening. Once you have them aranged how you like you can knot your leather to secure. At this point I also hot glued each of the dowels together as well to add a little extra support too. 

Pet Tipi Instructions

Take your leather and continue wrapping around the dowls. I also criss crossed through the dowels to make sure everyone stays in place. I love the look of it being really thick, but you can wrap to your own liking!

Pet teepee DIY
Pet Tepe DIY

Getting the fabric to lay right is deffinitely the fussiest part. I just draped the whole yard over it to start (top left) until it layed how I liked, and then trimmed off the obvious extra (top right). Next I just went around and trimmed off the extra from pole to pole. I also hot glued the tops and bottoms of the canvas to the dowels so they would stay in place. It's good to keep in mind that you can always trim off more, but you can't add more, so take your time and trim just a little at a time until you're completely happy! 

Pet Tipi DIY

One of the fun parts of making a tipi is decorating it! I debated weather to paint the outside of mine, but decided for now to just go with a simple tree clipping, pinned to the top. 

Dog tipi DIY

This could also be easily done for a kid's tipi as well, you'll just want to make it bigger than I made mine. But really, your dog needs a tipi though, right?