Friday, December 13, 2019

Broken China Jewelry: There's Still Time For FREE Christmas Shipping!



Here's a quick look at all that is new in my Etsy shop - I am still shipping on time for Christmas within the continental USA and am offering FREE SHIPPING starting today through the weekend! Here are the details:
Free standard first class domestic shipping via USPS within USA on all orders over $36.00! Upgrade to Priority Mail is available at an additional cost at checkout if desired. Merry Christmas!

...if you are running late with your holiday shopping the priority mail upgrade option is also a great idea this time of year. 


Each of the pieces shown here are available for purchase in my Etsy shop at: 


Have a GREAT holiday!


























Find them all at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns

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Friday, December 6, 2019

DIY Christmas Decor Upcycled Window with Pine Cones & Greenery


from Jennifer Decorates via pinterest


Here's another great idea for a DIY Christmas decor project that combines three of my favorite things: an old window, pine tree branches and pine cones. 

You can quickly and easily make one just like this - whether you use an old window or not is up to you - by fanning out a few pine tree branches (longest ones in center and shorter ones on the sides,) connecting them at the top with some green or brown florist's wire, and then adding some pine cones with wire (or use hot glue if you prefer.) 

Add a nice big bow in whatever color you choose and then add a wire for hanging and that's all there is to it. I love how the brown ribbon coordinates perfectly with the colors of the pine cones and accentuates the organic look and feel.

What do you think?





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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Vintage Armoire Turned Secret Hidden Doors



A while back I did one of my upcycled and repurposed furniture blog posts entitled, The Upcycled Armoire, where I shared some very cool examples of vintage armoires that were not only refurbished, but they were also transformed to be used differently from their original purpose in the home. If you haven't seen the article, be sure to check it out (pinnable link below) for some instant inspiration! 

I just came across this vintage repurposed armoire and I had to share it with you. If you're not exactly clear on what an armoire is, it is a piece of furniture similar to a closet, that is used to store clothing. Armoires, or wardrobes as they are also known, were popular in old timey days due to the lack of closets in homes. You can still buy armoires, but if you are a teaquer as I am, you already know that they are often found at thrift shops, antique malls, and in some of the nicer flea markets. So why buy new when you can buy a vintage one and transform it with your DIY skills, right? Right.  

Obviously the one pictured above has been truly repurposed, gutted for whatever reason (hopefully due to damage and not just for fun), and turned into doors for a hidden room. The mirrors are an added bonus since they add depth to the room. This old armoire is certainly one of the old hulkingly giant ones, as it covers an entire doorway.  Reminiscent of  C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this armoire turned secret, hidden door transformation is one that is both charming and clever. 

What do you think?




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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Remember The Car You Drew In Kindergarten?










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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Boho Style Halloween Decor & Costumes




Looking to change things up a bit for Halloween this year? Tired of the same old black and orange Halloween decor and traditional themes? Then why not go for a Boho style Halloween? 

If you love the breezy and mystical look of Boho style with it's folk and tribal patterns and natural elements, then why not add these elements to your Halloween holiday decor for an entirely new look? 

Impossible! you say? The looks are too different to combine! you say? Well it can be done. The trick is to find common elements from both styles - traditional Halloween and contemporary Boho Chic - even if those elements are not so common - and then run with it. 

I've collected some great looks and inspiration for you below to jumpstart your Boho Halloween, and I've put them into three sections: Boho Halloween Pumpkins & Gourds, Boho Halloween Home Decor and Decorations, and Boho Halloween Costumes...but before you check those out, here are just a few quick tips and ideas for how to decorate your space and what general elements to use to bring Boho Halloween style to your home. 


Decorate your space with:

  • Handmade Garlands (think feathers, herbs)
  • Use of Light (think reflection, candles & glass)
  • Pumpkins & Gourds
  • Leaves & Branches
  • Mystical themed items


Try using these elements & materials:

  • Herbs
  • Feathers
  • Jars or other glassware
  • Candles
  • Crystals
  • Leaves
  • Acorns, Pinecones, and other materials found in nature


Decorate your pumpkins with:
  • Paint & decoupage instead of carving
  • Try acrylic paint in white, pink, and pastel shades
  • Natural elements such as decoupaged leaves
  • To create glimmer, use a touch of sequins, glitter, faux gemstones, or metallic paint



Pumpkins & Gourds


You don't have to be an artist to paint up some pretty floral pumpkins



by Cara Rose on Insta




Use white paint and decoupage medium to adhere real leaves to your pumpkins for this beautiful look from Country Living Magazine


Use black and white paint and sticker stars to make this starry crescent moon pumpkin


Use white paint to paint mandala designs on your pumpkins


Painted pumpkins henna style
Dishfunctional Designs: Beautiful Painted & Decoupaged Pumpkins

Use thin papers to decoupage pumpkins, or add paint and sequins



Boho Home Decor & Halloween Decorations



Bones & Blossoms DIY wreath with instructions from Wholesale Party Supplies




Create a twig chandelier like this one from Shades of Light. Imagine branches and twigs painted white, black, or with a touch of gold.




Autumn Boho Wreath with feathers by Place of My Taste



Create your own DIY skull string art (it's easier than it looks!) like this one from A Beautiful Mess




Use metallic acrylic paint to add glimmer to leaves and other natural materials



Add a mystical Boho dreamcatcher from wildlunacreations on Etsy




Feather garland via Pinterest/Simply Stylings



Create a haunting skull floral arrangement



Monochrome white and ivory lends a lighter look to autumn




Create a Boho crescent moon with a wire aperture and a string of lights like this one from Urban Outfitters

Hamsa Horus Coaster by laurabethlove | Society6

Hamsa Horus beverage coasters and wall tapestry (below) by Laura Beth Love on Society6


Hamsa Horus Wall Tapestry



Learn how to make your own broomstick with this DIY tutorial


Boho Halloween Costumes & Makeup


Use makeup for a spooky Gothic witch costume



Transform yourself into a woodland nymph with this branch antler headress from Nalumidesign on Etsy 



Gypsy makeup


Moth Dress by El Costurero Real



Sugar skull makeup 


Day of the dead via SincerelyJules on Insta

What do you think?
Which is your favorite?



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