Camila Alves isn't afraid to get her hands dirty.
The model, mother, cook and now DIY'er stopped by TODAY Wednesday to show how she reuses common household items and transforms them into decorations throughout her home.
Wine glass cake stand
- 3 glass plates that are the same diameter or slightly vary
- 3-4 wine glasses of different heights
- Epoxy glue
Flip the glasses over so the stem is on top. Place a nice amount of glue on the bottom of the stems. Set one plate on each stem and let rest until set.
Wine glass stem dipped in chalkboard paint
- 2 wine glasses
- Chalkboard paint
- White chalk
Dip the bottom of the wine stem into chalkboard paint. Lift out of the paint and let all the residual paint drip back into the container. Slowly turn the glass to have the paint drip off the stem evenly until a thin coat is on the the bottom of the stem. Place the stem on parchment paper and let it rest until it’s thoroughly dry.
One dry, write names on the stem bottom using chalk.
Wine glass centerpieces
- 3 wine glasses, all the same size for the base
- 1 round mirror
- 3 wine glasses of different sizes for height
- 3 large votive candles
- Assorted leaves
- Epoxy glue
Stand all three of the same-sized wine glasses upright. Place a good amount of glue on the rim of each glass. Center your mirror over the rims and press into place. Let rest until glue has set.
Arrange the three remaining glasses on top of the mirror, then use your leaves to place under each overturned wine glass. Set a large candle on top of the upside-down stem and use any remaining leaves to decorate the surrounding area.
Aluminum can vase
- Aluminum cans
- Can opener
- Spray paint
- Drop cloth
After rinsing the can, use a can opener to remove the top of the can. With a drop cloth properly placed, spray paint the can with your preferred color. Fill the can with flowers once it dries.