DIY Floral Antlers


Let’s talk about potential for just a brief minute. We all have potential for greatness. You may have realized your true potential {good for you}, or maybe you are still trying to figure it out {welcome to the club}.

I hope in this one, precious gift we call life, I can dig deep inside and let my best self shine. How the heck am I going to do it? I’ll start by being a bright light for others, surrounding myself with friends and family who are only going to lift me up, stay really close with the good Man upstairs, and have the courage to live my best life. It’s not going to be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is. And, this is most definitely worthwhile.

How do you realize your fullest potential?

I know, I know – somewhat deep for a Friday, but as I worked on this trash to treasure project, I thought about the word ‘potential’ and the importance of it in my own life. Before I give up on someone, something, and me, I need to just be in a place of love, and remember the potential that lies within all of us.

These antlers are the trash to treasure project I’m referring to. Originally part of a broken candle centerpiece, and in the trash pile, I knew they had potential. With a little paint and TLC, these antlers are now pretty in pink…and gold.



Here’s how I did it.

You’ll Need:

  • Faux antlers
  • Spray paint
  • Gold leaf paint
  • Flowers and greenery {I found mine at Pier1}
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1: Remove old wax, dirt from the antlers.


Step 2: Spray paint the antlers heirloom white {paint from Home Depot}.

Step 3: Paint the tips gold.


Step 4: Hot glue flowers and greenery in place.


Right now, the DIY floral antlers are sitting pretty on Gabriella’s new desk, but they will be put to good use as a DIY floral antlers necklace display, or decor on the wall.



Cheers to re-purposing…and, of course living your best life.

Beautiful words of advice by Cinderella so thoughtfully designed by HelloTosha.


Day 9: DIY Clipboard and Calendar Gift Idea

diy clipboard and calendar

On the 9th day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…DIY Clipboard and Calendar Gift Idea.

We love words of wisdom and quotes that strike a chord with us. And, when we’re having one of those days or weeks, or months, quotes can have a positive impact, and serve as a reminder to slow down, smile and enjoy the little things.

A calendar with simple, happy words is a wonderful daily reminder to stay positive. And, since the new year is just around the corner, and its gift-giving season, we want to share all those good vibes with our friends. This year, we’re giving our friends a DIY Clipboard, along with one of our new favorite calendars by etsy store ColourMoon. Anya made a beautiful, chic and simple 2015 calendar with great reminders each month. The calendar is just $10 and it’s an instant download. Just buy and print.

Here’s a look at the entire calendar, which you can buy here. Anya is offering j. sorelle readers 10% off their order with code Colour10. Thanks, Anya!

colour moon 2015 calendar

image via Colour Moon

Here’s how you create the DIY Clipboard.

diy clipboard gift

You’ll Need:

  • Black Vinyl
  • Silhouette cutting tool {today is the last day for the great Black Friday sale going on now. Use code SORELLE for the amazing discount…see here for details}
  • Clipboard {you can buy from Office Depot, Target {we found it in the $1 and $3 section} or Wal-Mart
  • Silhouette Vinyl Transfer Paper {lint roller refill is a good alternative if you don’t have the vinyl transfer paper}

How To:

  1. Design your quote or art using the Silhouette Software.
  2. Place your Vinyl on the cutting mat, click print and watch the tool work its magic.
  3. Peel away the vinyl you’re not using.
  4. Place the transfer paper over the art or quote and use a straight edge {credit card, etc} across the image to make sure the vinyl sticks to the transfer paper. Pull the paper up and your image should be stuck to the paper.
  5. Place the image on the item you want it on. You will need a credit card or a straight edge to smooth our all bubbles.
  6. Peel away the transfer paper slowly and your vinyl should stick to the item. Note: I did have trouble with some of the thin words sticking to the clipboard, so I had to pull the transfer paper very slowly so the letters didn’t rip, and if they ‘came up’ with the paper, I gently pushed back down. 

diy clipboard and calendar gift

diy clipboard and calendar gift

diy clipboard and calendar gift

{images via j. sorelle}

Day 3: DIY Teacher Gift + {FREE PRINTABLE}

diy teacher gift every teacher will love

On the 3rd day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…a DIY teacher gift and free printable.

We decided that we couldn’t go wrong with a chalkboard for a holiday teacher gift this year. And with handwritten notes from kids on a free printable, it’s priceless. We love the DIY Teacher Gift we shared with Momtastic. It’s a gift from the heart that really makes the grade – an A+ grade – so it’s worth checking out.

{image via j. sorelle}