Mood Board DIY | Bedroom Makeover

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I love watching HGTV – especially the hit show Flip or Flop! I can binge watch this show for hours. I enjoy seeing old homes being demolished and rebuilt with brand new designs and furnishings. The transformations that these homes undergo are incredible.

I’m so inspired that I decided to do a ‘flip or flop’ of my own – bedroom edition. Don’t expect anything drastic like hammering down walls or tearing up carpet. This makeover will be simple. I plan to re-paint my walls, update and reposition furniture, and add decorative accessories. My goal is to create a cozy, bohemian – style space for resting.  Continue reading “Mood Board DIY | Bedroom Makeover”

How To Make A Jewelry Box

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You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” 

Matthew 5:14-16

God has placed treasures in each of us – unique physical and spiritual gifts. With these gifts, we have been called to glorify His name and draw people to Christ. Often we stifle our gifts because of fear. We fear failure, the opinions of people, and even God’s ability to transform our hearts.

We should not fear using our gifts for God’s Kingdom. God is with us! We are protected by His grace to do anything He’s called us to do. Walking in our purpose is the most fulfilling thing we can do. Continue reading “How To Make A Jewelry Box”

How To Make A Decorative Catch-All Tray

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Catch-all trays are useful for holding jewelry, keys, nail polish, and other small items. They have existed for decades, but only recently have been made to display witty and motivational messages. These trays cost upwards of $20 at certain home décor retailers. Fortunately, you can DIY one with items found at the dollar store. Keep reading to learn how to make a decorative catch-all tray! Continue reading “How To Make A Decorative Catch-All Tray”

How To Make Glitter Coasters

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There’s beauty in learning how to persevere. In spite of the setbacks you face, you must complete what God has called you to do – no matter how large or small the task. Refuse to let procrastination, perfection, or blatant fear hinder you. When you reach a breakthrough, you’ll realize that every hardship you faced worked to develop your character in Christ. That makes the victory even sweeter.

You’re probably wondering what perseverance has to do with a blog post titled “How To Make Glitter Coasters”? I started this tutorial in Continue reading “How To Make Glitter Coasters”

DIY Flower Cat Ears

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I have one Halloween tradition. That is to shop for half-priced candy on November 1st. I just don’t have the “let’s celebrate Halloween” bone in my body. Blame it on my parents. As a child, I was not allowed to dress up and go trick or treating. Instead I watched “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and passed out candy to the children who could participate.

I do, however, admire the effort that people put into their Halloween costumes. I have seen Starbucks Frappuccinos, donuts, Solange look-a-likes, and Emojis. The ideas are exceptionally creative.

While I still cannot bring myself Continue reading “DIY Flower Cat Ears”

DIY Flower Infused Cake Stand

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The sweetness continues on Sharifa Creates! Today I am cranking out a new DIY project for a flower infused cake stand. It is a unique and chic way to display cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. You cannot find this in a regular shmegular store! Keep reading for the tutorial. Continue reading “DIY Flower Infused Cake Stand”

How To Make A Glitter Letter Banner

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Glitter letter banners are my favorite craft! I can create any message and then display it as a vibrant piece of party or room décor. I even sold them for a couple of months on my online shop. Glitter letter banners are easier to create than some may think. That’s why today’s tutorial is all about how to make one! Keep reading for all of the glittery details. Continue reading “How To Make A Glitter Letter Banner”

Inspirational Letter Banner DIY

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It doesn’t take much for me to get off track while working. A notification on my phone, a yawn of tiredness, social media- they all prove to be distractions. I needed a reminder to stay focused. Then I thought of the obvious. Why don’t I just put the phrase “stay focused” on the wall over my desk? Every time I hear Facebook calling my name, all I would have to do is look up and be reminded to stay focused.

I created a simple, pineapple-ly letter banner with this phrase to help me out (and it does!). In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to make your own inspirational letter banner that will encourage you throughout the day. Continue reading “Inspirational Letter Banner DIY”

How To Make A Splatter Paint Ring Holder

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Lately, I have been obsessed with rings. I love rings that can be layered, so I usually purchase bulk packs from Forever 21 to mix and match. With all of the rings that I collect, I needed a place to store and easily access them. So, in typical fashion, I saw this as an opportunity to make my own ring holder. It took no time for me to create and customize my ring holder. I’m talking about less than 30 minutes type of fast. In today’s blog post I will show you exactly how I made my splatter paint ring holder. Continue reading “How To Make A Splatter Paint Ring Holder”

How To Make A Flower Crown

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Summer is right around the corner! That means music festivals, after church brunches, and beach outings. With all these activities to indulge in, you have to look cute! What better way than with a flower crown? It can easily be paired with a basic dress or t-shirt and jeans; taking your outfit from a 4.5 to a 10.

Sure, you can buy flower crowns from the store, but wouldn’t it be satisfying to create your own? They take a little effort, but I promise if you can make one, you can make twenty!

If you’re convinced, keep reading to learn how to make a flower crown. Continue reading “How To Make A Flower Crown”