Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Do you have any plans? (Do you even know what it is?- here’s a quick explanation from a fellow blogger) I think tonight BF and I and a few of our friends are going to join the rest of the population in a 15 mile radius at one of our two local mexican restaurants and have a some chips and salsa, coronas, and maybe a jumbo margarita for mee!
I got this DIY idea/tutorial off of Design*Sponge ( one of my top 5 favorite sites!). The instructions were really easy to follow! I actually ended up blowing up the stencil to something a little bigger than what it asked for. I definitely recommend having a person there to hold the wood if you also decide to jigsaw your wood on something as … rudimentary as your dining room chair (placed in the middle of the living room). Once I had cut out the first one, I decided that BF needed a boy one so that he didn’t feel left out when I put the bust on the wall… so basically I cut off the pony tail and the bump on top. He turned out a little… helmet-headish but its okay.
Originally, these busts were created to hold jewelry (see below) but… I really like how they look plain, too. It’s hard to tell from the photo but they’re pure white and super shiny. They’d look AWESOME against a gray (or any other color I suppose) wall! I especially like how they are a little out from the wall! Adds dimension.
Here’s the girl bust with some of my necklaces:
I think that whoever thought of this idea should get a high five! The busts turned out really great and I can’t wait to find a permanent home for them in my house!
Have any favorite DIY project or website?! I’m always looking for new inspiration!