DIY| Thanks (friends) giving Centerpiece

Who’s ready for stuffing? Uh, this girl!

Unfortunately I will not be able to celebrate with my family this year, but will be spending the day with the next best thing my friends! Friendsgiving 2014, I’m excited!

I couldn’t decide what carb-loaded dish to contribute to our friendly dinner. Mainly because I am better at crafting than cooking. So besides showing up with just wine, and probably crackers I decided to make a unique table centerpiece. A very earthy pumpkin centerpiece, that I hope cover up the fact that my dish will probably be too salty or spicy.

DSC_01991

Here’s what you will need:

- A pumpkin

- Spray paint

- Succulents

Tools:

- Knifes

- Tape

DSC_0068

Using a knife cut two big triangles on each side of your pumpkin.DSC_0071Take out all the guts (insides) of the pumpkin.DSC_0081

Cover the “handle” stem of the pumpkin with tape.DSC_0092

Spray paint the inside and outside of the pumpkin, and let it dry.

DSC_0097Once the paint is dry, remove the tape from the stem. Then, take the succulents and arrange  them inside bottom of the pumpkin. Now set it on the center of your table, and your done. Easy as pumpkin pie…. haha. Sorry.

DSC_0179DSC_0154Hope you all have a DANDY…Thanksgiving surrounded by the people that you love.

Pri Signature

DIY| Copper Pipe End Table

HI!

I have been looking for an interesting end table to fit my style, small space, and most importantly my budget. But no such luck.

When trying to fill that awkward corner, space between chairs or sofa more often than not, DIY furniture is the way to go. With the right tools and some free time you can build something that you can display with a little more pride than just making a simple purchase.

DSC_0112DSC_0116

Here’s what you will need:

- 1, 10ft copper pipe

-4, 3/4″ copper end caps

-4, 3/4″ copper T-fittings

-4, 3/4″ copper 90 degree elbow

-1, Pack of  3/4″ tube straps

-1, 18″x24″ Acrylic Sheet

-4 Screws & Nuts

DSC_0029DSC_0068Tools:

-Super glue

-Jigsaw or plastic cutter

-C- Clap

-Power drill

-Ruler/ tape measurer

**You will need to cut the 10ft copper pipe into pieces, Home Depot/ Lowes can do it for you for free. Or you can use pipe cutter! You will need 4- 18 inch pieces, 4- 8 inch pieces, 4- 3 inch pieces. These can be adjusted according to your size preference. 

Lay down your pipes and fittings according to the picture below. Then glue and attach each copper pipe to the cooper fittings…..just like connecting legos.

DIY Copper Table Legs

CollageLet the copper legs sit for a couple of hours until the super glue is dry. While you wait make your table top. Measure and mark a 12″ x 12″ square on the acrylic sheet.DSC_0079Using a plastic cutter or jigsaw cut the square top.

DSC_0082

Take two pipe straps, and space them evenly on your acrylic table top. Make a mark on each hole of the strap were you will attach the copper pipe legs too.

DSC_0084Attach a size 1/32 drill bit to the power drill and make the four holes.DSC_0088

DSC_0092Once your copper pipe legs are dry and sturdy, attach the pipe strap to each leg. Then pull the screw through the table top and strap, into the nut under the table top. Just like this…DSC_0101DSC_0099

And your done! Now dress up your new chic end table.

DSC_0109Let me know what you think in a comment below, and subscribe to my page via email for more easy DIY’s!

Pri Signature

DIY| SUGAR SKULL PIÑATA

Today is Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos. A Mexican holiday in which friends and families gather to pray, and remember those who have passed. Traditions include ofrendas, which include the deceased favorite things, sugar skulls, food and beverages.

Inspired by this day I made a Piñata, a sugar skull Piñata!

DSC_0103

Here’s what you will need:

Cardboard

Tape

Tissue Paper (in different colors)

Scissors/ X Acto Knife

Thread

Glue

DSC_0041

Start by drawing a skull outline on the cardboard, and cut it out. Trace the cutout on the cardboard, then cut the second outline to make two exact skulls.

DSC_0064

 Cut out long strips of cardboard, long enough to go around the end of your skull cutout.

DSC_0066Using the strips of cardboard trace the skull cutout and tape the corners together, it should look something like this….

DSC_0068

Now repeat by taping the other skull cutout on top.DSC_0069

Now you decorate! Cut the paper tissue into long strips with fringe. Glue them on to your Piñata, starting from the bottom up by layering the fringe.DSC_0089

Now cut and glue an upside down heart and mouth for your sugar skull Piñata.

DSC_0091

Make a flower crown for your Pinata, out of paper tissue. First, cut even square pieces and layer them on top of each other. Fold back and forth to create a fan, then using the string tie the middle and cut the ends round. Pull each layer to the center of the fan. Fluff and listo!

jpg

DSC_0085

Glue all of your flowers on top of the Pinata, and make your eyes with both cut outs of black tissue and paper flowers. And your done!

DSC_0098Its going to be hard to see my friends destroy this!

Hope you like my first PARTY DIY! follow me on pinterest for more ideas…http://www.pinterest.com/dandylione/

Pri Signature

DIY | Baby Moccasin Booties

Its a girl!

My cousin is having a baby girl, and I seriously can’t wait to spoil her. This past weekend was her baby shower and auntie-to-be got her some dope baby gear (Did you know they have baby wipes heaters now? blew my mind). Naturally I didn’t stop there I had to make her something a little less ordinary, gold and adorable. So I made her these….

GOLD BABY MOCCASSIN BOOTIES

This is my cuuuutest DIY, yet.

DSC_0112

This DIY is very easy, and you can hand sew.

Here is what you will need:

Baby Booties Pattern

12″ x 12″ Pleather Fabric

Leather Laces

Thread

Needle

Rotary Hole Puncher

Scissors

DSC_0068

 Other tools:

E-600 Glue

Pen or Marker

Baby Moccasin Pattern

I had to hand draw my own pattern, but you don’t! You can print this pattern and use for your baby booties. The pattern piece is for a size 1 bootie. Just print larger for larger sizes!

Start by cutting the bootie pattern and trace it twice on the back side of your fabric (make sure to flip over the sole piece for the right side bootie).

DSC_0071

Now cut your pieces, and set the extra fabric aside.

Using the rotary hole puncher, cut the marked circles on the heel piece and cut the two lines on the front piece.

DSC_0077

DSC_0083

Sew the heel piece with the sole piece (leather facing in).

Use binder clips or clothespins to hold the fabric together if needed. Make sure to position the piece so it is even. Sew 1/8″ from edge to secure.

DSC_0094DSC_0099

Now sew the front piece on to the sole piece, over lapping into the heel piece at each end.

DSC_0096DSC_0104

Now flip your bootie inside out, and lace them up!

DSC_0109

You can leave them as is, or do as I did and make them Moccasin Baby Booties.

Using extra fabric cut out two 1″ x 2″ pieces, then cut 1″ slices across to create fringe for that moccasin look. Now simply glue the pieces (fringe down) across the front part of your booties.

DSC_0115

Aren’t they adorable!!!

Pocahontas wishes she had these flawless baby moccasin booties.

Check out more pictures of simple crafts, inspo and ootds on my IG http://instagram.com/prisando

Pri Signature

Drunk or Sober?

It’s Thursday, and we are all itching for the weekend.

Your girl has been hustling this week! I am 7 weeks into my event planning certification course and have honestly loved every minute. This course is an example how I would have liked my college courses to have been taught, with real life skills not just memorizing terms! My classmates and I have learned about contracts, taxes, food handling licenses, and state/city permits. On top of all the fun aesthetic details of what makes a great party (what I am good at).  We already hosted our first wedding too!

Now add a full-time job….AY! Naturally, I’ve made time to make some crafts, even though I should actually be going to the gym. Oh well, that’s why I go out on the weekends and dance! Needless to say I think I deserve a drank this weekend, but not before sharing my young professional simple #OOTD.

DSC_0141DSC_0126DSC_0134

GODZILLA BUTT! Those bumps are from the skirts zipper!

DSC_0140

But, I don’t want to got to work…..
DSC_0144

But I love shopping so I guess…DSC_0176DSC_0149

`I have found the perfect weekend clutch!!! find it at http://www.missguided.co.uk/

DSC_0153DSC_0160DSC_0166

Have a great weekend! Whether you are drunk or sober be safe, use Uber, and make sure to follow me :)

What I wore:

Blouse, H&M | Pencil Skirt, Armani Exchange | Blazer, Forever 21 | Booties, Chinese Laundry

Earrings, Express | Sunnies, Quay Australia

Pri Signature

DIY | MOD PENDANT LIGHT

HI!

Its been two weeks since I posted anything… sorry. Austin City Limits happened and I managed to attend both weekends. Because I’ve evolved into this festival junkie, but OH MY GAWD! It was bananas! I have just recently re-adjusted my sleeping pattern and finally finished this, sigh….

DIY | MOD DIAMOND PENDANT LIGHT

DSC_01881

Here’s what you will need:

Shelve bracket

3-Way Socket w/ Turn Knob

Light fixture cord

Lightbulb

2- 3/8 in Round hardwood dowel

Metallic Silver spray paint

Glue (I used Gorrilla Glue, but hot glue will also do the job)

DSC_0091Extra tools:

Power drill

Screwdriver

Hand saw

Start by cutting the hardwood dowel using a hand saw into the following sizes:12- 6inch | 6- 9inch. Create a hexagon using 6 of the 6 inch sticks, and glue them together.

DSC_0099

This next step is just like playing with Legos. Take the top of the 3-Way Socket and the 6- 9inch sticks, glue each stick at every corner of your hexagon first, then to the top of the socket.

DSC_0110

DSC_0112

Pull the light fixture cord through the top hole of the 3- Way Socket. Then…

Separate the metal ends of the light fixture cord, take the bottom of the 3-Way Socket and unscrew the (two) screws on each end. Wrap each metal end to each screw and tighten it with the screwdriver.

Like dis…

DSC_0139

Then simply attach the two 3-Way socket top/bottom together, and pull the light fixture cord back.

DSC_0146

You will now need to glue the other 6- 6inch sticks together to make the bottom point of the diamond…(Shine bright like a diamond…RIRI stuck in my head!). Again glue each stick to each corner of the hexagon and then together to make the point ^^^^^^^.

DSC_0152

Now spray paint the crap out of it, and make a little dance because your almost done!

DSC_0155

Attach the bracket to your wall with a power drill or screwdriver, add a light bulb and wrap the cord in/out of the bracket and let it hang! You now have a minimalist, chic pendant light that will bring more light into your home.

DSC_0168DSC_0160DSC_0188

Let me know what you think in a comment below! And keep posted for upcoming projects and #ootds.

Pri Signature

DIY | HANGING CLOTHES RACK

HOLA HOLA!!

I recently moved into the most charming old Victorian style home, but with its charm came  less closet space! (You can’t have it all!). Even though I donated a lot of stuff, I still needed more storage space. Mainly rack space, but I didn’t want it to bulk up my dressing room. So, I decided to building my own hanging clothes rack, sort of like a boutique. And it turned out amazing, I was honestly very proud.

DSC_0468

Here’s what you need to make it!

 You can find it all at The Home Depot.

1″in x 50″in Plain Steel Rod

7 ft Stainless Steel Wire Rope

1 Set, Aluminium Ferrules

4 1/4″in Cobra Anchors

2 Wire Ring Anchor Point

All for under $25!

DSC_0333

Extra tools:

Power Drill

Wire Cutters

Pliers

Ladder?

Tip: Home Depot can cut the steel rod at any size you want.

Hold the steel rod against the ceiling and make a mark (with pen or pencil) at each end, on that same mark hold the wire ring and make two marks in each hole.

DSC_0351

Then install the cobra anchors on your marks. Using your power drill, pierce the ceiling using the tip of the driller toggle and screw it into the ceiling, then slide the body through.

DSC_0369

DSC_0368

Insert the machined screw through the wire ring anchor “hole”, then screw clockwise into the anchor until firmly in place. Repeat this step to install both wire rings.

DSC_0379

Now take one of the steel ferrules and slide one end of wire rope through.

DSC_0387

Loop the wire rope through the wire ring anchor, then slide the same end of the wire rope through the ferrule and hold.

DSC_0392

Using the pliers crimp (press) the ferrule tightly, so that the wire can’t pull through. You will need to repeat these steps at the other end of the hanging clothes rack.

DSC_0397

Take the wire rope then pull it through both the steel rod, and the wire anchor. While you hold the steel rod repeat the last steps and install the other ferrule.

DSC_0403

Cut the extra wire rope with the wire cutters…and Voila!

DSC_0416DSC_0449 DSC_0455 DSC_0476

Pri Signature

H-Town, Beaches & Besties

I’ve probably visited Houston, TX about five times this year, but this was one of the most memorable trips yet. This past Saturday my HTOWN besties and I headed out to Galveston Island. A Texas oasis only an hour away from the city, were we spend the day at the Beach. It was also Cooper’s (my dawg!) first time seeing the ocean so it was kind of a big deal for us.

DSC_0043

Jamaica Beach- Galveston, Texas.

DSC_0066DSC_0049Cooper thought it was the BEST DAY EVER!!!

DSC_0055DSC_0063

Yup, that’s my 18 lbs dog crushing waves.

DSC_0086

The besties, Charlotte & Ameth.

DSC_0072

They played Frisbee and we……played it cool.

DSC_0078Taylor, Afro Girl Summer 2014

DSC_0109

DSC_0096I adore him.

DSC_0146

DSC_0164

DSC_0188

Thank you, Cisnero’s Family for having us.

DSC_0222

DSC_0215

It wouldn’t be a good post without a sunset picture and my beach #OOTD.

DSC_0246DSC_0257

DSC_0280v

I guess I am breaking the rules by wearing white pants after Labor day, but its still summer in Texas. Its hot and these are very comfy!

DSC_0265

DSC_0329

DSC_0277

Subscribe via email to my blaaaugh for more ootds, crafts, trips ———->

&

If your cool with showing  some love, leave me a comment.

Was wearing.

Top & Pants, H&M | Sunnies & Sandals, Asos.com | Rings & Necklace, Nasty Gal, Urban Outfitters.

Pri Signature

DIY | Sunnies Display

Hello! My name is Priscilla Sandoval and I am a sunglasses hoarder!

While in the process of moving last week I realized that my old sunnies display could no longer hold my growing collection. So, I decided to make a new one and share my DIY….it only cost me $15.

INSTA, TWITTER, PINTEREST 1

Here’s what you will need:

Picture Frame -$10

Jewelry Wire- $2.50

Cutting Pliers

Ruler

Power Drill

Screws -$2.50

Pen or Pencil

DSC_0122Start by laying out your sunglasses inside the picture frame to determine your general layout.

DSC_0173

Use a ruler to evenly space where you would like your sunglasses to hang. Make a mark with your pen or pencil, on both ends of the picture frame.

DSC_0184

Now safely drill each screw on your pen/pencil marks using the powerdrill.

DO NOT DRILL THE SCREWS IN ALL THE WAY.

DSC_0190

One down, five more to go.

DSC_0197

Once all of your screws are drilled in, take the jewelry wire and measure it across your picture frame (leave some extra). Then cut the wire using the cutting pliers.

DSC_0200Wrap the wire around a screw, then pull it across the frame and secure it on the other end by wrapping it around once again.

DSC_0199

DSC_0202

DSC_0211Now finish drilling the screws into the picture frame. Repeat these steps according to your layout. Now display those sunnies!

DSC_0310You can also hang it on your wall!

DSC_0289

Pri Signature

HOLYBITE & HOTPANTS

Happy Monday, DANDY friends!

Today I wore “my Hot Pants” (under my pants) to work. In honor of one of my favorite bloggers “DO THE HOTPANTS” -Dana Suchow and her recent post “Photos I wish I didn’t Photoshop”. Read here –> http://dothehotpants.com/2014/08/04/photos-i-wish-i-didnt-photoshop/ I’ve been a fan of her blog for a while now, and was surprised when she “came clean” about  using Photoshop to fix her “flaws”. RESPECT GUURL!!!

I have been blogging for a little over two months now, and can honestly say that the only reason why I didn’t start earlier, was because I didn’t think I was “skinny, pretty, or cool enough”. I got over that quick!  Because I accept the fact that no one is perfect and that we are all “unique god damn snowflakes!” Suchow’s mission is to inspire readers like me, to accept themselves and learn to love their flaws, big and small.

I want to let her know that I am INSPIRED!! and that I accept my big hips, thighs and freckles.

DSC_0011

Yes, I’m wearing a huge burger t-shirt to work.

DSC_0025465DSC_0017

DSC_0016

I got my grandma’s hips, I love her and I love me.

DSC_0013

OOTD:

HOLY BITE Shirt: Zara/ Pants: H&M/ Purse: Urban Outfitters/ Sunnies: asos.com/ Shoes: Aldo

1 2 3