Weekend Inspiration

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Happy Friday! I’ve been craving some outdoor activities lately, so I’m thinking of going on a hike in the woods this weekend. You wouldn’t believe how many waterfalls there are within an hour of my house, and I really have no excuse not to visit them more often. Oh wait, my excuse is that I’m busy working on projects at home, because there are too many awesome things to make! Here are a few I found this week.

Easy outdoor project alert: you can build this unique plant bench from a pallet.

My favorite room makeover I’ve seen recently.

The soft pastel colors of these DIY mini plaster planters are so lovely!

Even if you’re not camping this summer, pretend you are with this fun campfire candle.

This circular spiral weave looks really cool.

What I did this week: I made homemade mustards (and soft pretzels), and a triangle mirror to go with my triangle copper mobile.

How to Make Mustard

It’s one of those everyday condiments that most of us take for granted, but did you know that you can really easily make mustard? It’s fun to customize the flavors, plus it gives you a great excuse to eat more pretzels.

How to Make Mustard - Recipes for Honey Mustard, Beer Mustard, and Rosemary Thyme Mustard.

I made three flavors, honey mustard, rosemary thyme mustard, and beer mustard, but I’m looking forward to trying more, like a chipotle mustard or a basil or dill mustard. Any fancy flavored mustard you see in a store, you can probably make yourself, so stroll the condiment aisle at an expensive grocery store for ideas.

How to Make Mustard - Recipes for Honey Mustard, Beer Mustard, and Rosemary Thyme Mustard.

How to Make Mustard - Recipes for Honey Mustard, Beer Mustard, and Rosemary Thyme Mustard.

Ready to make your own mustard? Click through for the recipes

DIY Triangle Mirror

This DIY triangle mirror is a project I’ve been meaning to tackle for a long time, and my copper triangle mobile reminded me of it. I decided that triangles are definitely still cool, and this one turned out so well that I’m already thinking of more triangle projects.

Make a DIY Triangle Mirror - How to cut the mirror and the wood, then assemble it into a cool triangle mirror.

Although I used my miter saw, it’s totally possible to make this DIY triangle mirror without power tools. And even if you bought the mirror new, it would cost about $13 (with leftover materials), so it’s very inexpensive if you already have the glue and tools. Honestly I’m already thinking of making two more so I can cluster them together. So here’s how to make your own!

Make a DIY Triangle Mirror - How to cut the mirror and the wood, then assemble it into a cool triangle mirror.

Click through for the full tutorial