DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

DIY Painted Air Plant Bell Cups

I loved making these little guys! They served perfectly as an invite gift for our Meet/Make/Do attendees, and mine is now happily perched by my desk while I work. They…

DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

I loved making these little guys! They served perfectly as an invite gift for our Meet/Make/Do attendees, and mine is now happily perched by my desk while I work. They took some experimenting (I went through about 4 different designs before I settled on one, but I love how they turned out; a gold rim was just the extra touch they needed! These would make a perfect little spring gift or an addition to an Easter basket, so read on for the full DIY.

Materials

Make Time: 20 Minutes

For starters, I had seen these little bell cups before but I didn’t know what they were called or how to find them! So I did some quick research with Bing Image Search that led me in the right direction. After a bit more searching I found out where I could buy some locally.

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Once you have your bell cup, start by wiping it down with a dry cloth to rid it of any debris. If your bell cups are on sticks, you should be able to remove the stick from the bottom. It may leave a tiny hole, but then you have the option to hang up your air plant cup, like one of our guests did!

DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

Place painter’s tape around the bell cup about halfway down, in a horizontal stripe. Smooth the edges to be sure no paint seeps underneath. Paint the upper half of the bell cup.

DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

Carefully remove the tape and set the cup aside for a few minutes to dry. (Mine dried really quickly!) Once dry, paint a complementary color (I used gold, because duh) around the top rim of the cup.

DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

Once the cup is dry, pop your little air plant inside and set it on display!

DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

I loved sending these in the invite packages to our attendees! It’s so fun to get special parcels in the mail. Big thanks to Jordan Brantley for designing us a killer invite to go with these little air plant cups, and to Bing for helping us make it happen. xoxo

DIY Air Plant Bell Cups

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DIY Air Plant Bell CupsThis post is sponsored by Bing. All opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the sponsors who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

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Meet/Make/Do

Meet/Make/Do Snippets

We met. We made. We did. I’m actually writing this at about 6:00 am on Sunday, the day after we arrived home from Meet/Make/Do. And I thought that this morning…

Meet/Make/Do

We met. We made. We did.

I’m actually writing this at about 6:00 am on Sunday, the day after we arrived home from Meet/Make/Do. And I thought that this morning I’d wake up super late, so glad to be in my own bed, feeling happy that the event was successful but excited to be back home. And I am kind of, but mostly I just miss the women that we were able to spend time with last week. It sort of felt like going to the coolest sleep-away camp you can imagine and leaving with 12 new best friends. I actually woke up at about 5:00 this morning, anxious to look at everyone’s photos some more on the #MeetMakeBing hashtag. I just keep scrolling through them and remembering little moments I may have forgotten.

There were a few times when I looked around at people creating or learning or talking shop or just talking life and thought, “This is exactly what we wanted to make.” People worked together to create things. People were helping each other when they got stuck. Everyone was an art director and everyone was an assistant, graciously sharing tips or expertise or just time and effort. And yes, there were hiccups and we had to think on our feet at times, but that’s what events are about.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more details about what we did at Meet/Make/Do, along with bunches of projects and DIYs that we created for and at the event. But for today, enjoy a few photos from my phone while I unpack about a million boxes. I still can’t believe that we were fortunate enough to have Bing help us bring the event to life — and fortunate enough to have a crew of ridiculously brilliant women come together in Palm Springs. (See below for links to their blogs!) Have a beautiful week, guys. xoxo

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The Proper Pinwheel

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Mary Costa Photography

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Off to Meet/Make/Do

Well guys, the day is here! We’ve been planning this shindig for months, and today is finally the day we head out to Palm Springs and meet our other blogger…

Meet/Make/Do

Well guys, the day is here! We’ve been planning this shindig for months, and today is finally the day we head out to Palm Springs and meet our other blogger pals there for a few days of creativity. I’m so excited-nervous-happy-scared! Try that emotion on for size.

But truly, it’s gonna be great. And I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to put together something like this to share with other people. Meet/Make/Do is an event like no other that I’ve ever participated in (let alone planned), so I’m really pumped to be going on this adventure. So many thanks to Bing for helping us make it happen!

The next couple of days might be quiet around here, but our social media feeds will be filled with updates so you can follow along while we work and play. Follow the hashtag #MeetMakeBing on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to keep up! And after the event, we’ll be sharing recaps, stories, DIYs, and more, so keep checking back. And with that, we’re heading to the desert! xoxo