DIY

Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece

Sabrina Soto shares an easy craft to get your house ready for Fall! Check out more of her great ideas on her website!

  • White pumpkins (any size)
  • Various Small Succulents
  • Hot glue or Floral Glue

Start by wiping down the top of your pumpkin with a damp cloth to remove any excess dirt from the surface. Next, choose your succulents and take them out of their containers, making sure to shake out any soil left in the roots.

Then, all you need to do is attach your succulents with a dollop of hot glue–Yes, hot glue! I know it sounds crazy but the glue holds the succulents in place all season long without doing any damage to the plants themselves (I confirmed this with a florist friend). If you really can’t wrap your head around using hot glue, swap with floral glue.  Regardless, they will continue to stay fresh for up to three months!

The trick to achieving this look is to vary the size, texture and color of each succulent! It’s so fun to build the arrangements as you go and watch your pumpkins come to life.

I used both large and small pumpkins to add depth to my fresh fall centerpiece!

DIY Chocolate Acorns

Sabrina Soto has the cutest fall craft idea for you! Make them for a party, or get the kids involved. Check out more of her great ideas on her website

Directions:

  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Nutter Butter Bites (or Nilla Wafers)
  • Hershey Kisses

First, melt your mini chocolate chips in the microwave or over the stovetop (I just popped mine in the microwave for 20-30 seconds).

Next, using your melted chocolate as glue, attach one Hershey kiss to one side of your peanut butter cookie.

Then all you need to do is add a mini chocolate chip in the center of the peanut butter cookie. This will create the stem and complete your adorable and festive treat!

DIY Picture Push Pins

Sabrina shared an easy DIY to dress up your cork board! It's the perfect project for a dorm room or classroom, and can be easily personalized based on Washi Tape choices! Check out her directions below and make sure to visit sabrinasoto.com for more!

What you need:

  • Clothes pins
  • Metal thumbtack
  • Washi Tape
  • Glue gun or other strong glue

Step 1. 
Cut the Washi Tape to the size of your clothes pin. Adhere to the clothes pin.

Step 2.
Glue the thumbtack to the back of the clothes pin.

Step 3. 
Pin your pictures to your cork board and enjoy!

Make Your Own Vanilla Coffee Scrub

Sabrina Soto shared this easy and effective DIY on her website recently. After a hectic summer and the chaos of back to school, find a moment to yourself to make and use this scrub. Sabrina swears it helps her look more awake!

What you need:
  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or almond oil)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Step 1. 
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Spoon into a container and store in a safe place for your mommy pamper time!
Step 2. 
When you do get a quiet evening to yourself use the scrub by dampening your skin then scrubbing gently in circular motions. Afterwards rinse with warm water. Even though this scrub is all natural, it’s best to try it on a small patch of skin before using it all over your body to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients!

Terrarium DIY

Sabrina Soto shared a terrarium DIY on her website. Check out her directions below, and find more inspiration on sabrinasoto.com

What you need:

• Brass Geo Terrarium
• Moss
• Succulents
• Sand (I used 2 bags)
• Pebbles (enough to cover the surface area of the sand)
• Shells

Step 1. 

Pour the sand into your terrarium and make sure the top is even. Make little holes in the sand to bury your succulents. Don’t worry if the succulent pots show above the sand, this will be covered by moss.

Step 2. 

Cover the sand with a layer of pebbles then bunch the moss around the succulents so it covers the rest of the pot. Add some shells and voila! You have yourself a gorgeous terrarium!

DIY Hanging Light

Sabrina Soto shared this DIY project that almost anyone can do! Do you have a dark corner in your room, or do you want a little extra light over the bed for late night reading? This is for you. Check out her directions below, and head to her website for more home ideas!

What you need:

Step 1. 
Screw the shelf bracket into your wall. If you have dry wall you may want to use plastic screw anchors.

Step 2.
Wrap the cord around the wall bracket and adjust the length so your light bulb hangs at the right height. You can wrap it around however you like but I chose to tie a knot, shown below.

Step 3. 
Screw in the light bulb!

And you're finished! If you DIY your own, Sabrina would love to see how it turns out. Tag her on Instagram @sabrina_soto !

DIY Nursery Decoration

This DIY from Sabrina Soto is perfect for a nursery decoration! It would also make a great project for older kids, or even college students trying to bring some personality to their dorm. 

Velcro

Velcro

Materials Needed:
- Yarn, various colors
- Cardboard or wood letter shapes
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors
VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Squares
Hot glue the end of the yarn to your letter and start wrapping. Switch colors as many times as you want using the same technique. When you are finished, attach the sticky back squares to your letters and hang on the wall. Step back and admire your handiwork!
Velcro

Velcro

For detailed instructions, check out the Velcro website. 

Valentine's Day Game Bag

Sabrina Soto has a cute DIY for Valentine's Day that kids (and adults) will love! Check out more on CASA&Co, and we'll let Sabrina take it away:

What you need:

Burlap drawstring bag

VELCRO® Brand Thin Clear Fasteners

Felt or foam heart shaped cutouts in 2 colors

Black permanent marker

Gift tag (optional)

What to do:

 Using the black permanent marker, draw a tic-tac-toe grid on the burlap bag. Tip: Use the weave of the burlap as a guideline to make a straight line.

Attach the VELCRO® Brand Thin Clear Fasteners to the backs of the heart shaped cutouts and the inside of the squares on your tic-tac-toe grid.

Add a gift tag and you’re done! Ready to have some fun?

When you finish playing, keep the heart shaped cutouts inside the bag for safe keeping!

Text and images by Sabrina

Personalized Holiday Doormat

Dan Faires shows us how to DIY a holiday doormat. With only a few supplies needed to make one, this would be a great hostess gift for any holiday parties you go to. If you want to mix it up, why not substitute a geometric snowflake template for the christmas tree? Or choose different colors? The best part about this tutorial is that it's open for you to make it your own! 

Video from HGTV