New Addition to Simply AM!

Something new is brewing for Simply AM! Here is a sneak peek..

Simply AM TV will be launching very soon, and you will be the first to know when it does!

Do you have a YouTube channel? Comment your username down below and I’ll check it out!

XOXO, AM ♡

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Tumblr Inspired Wallpaper

tumblr inspired wallpaper

Ever scroll through Tumblr, or even Pinterest, and find so many cool pictures, and wonder “hmm.. How could I make a wallpaper with all these awesome pictures?” Well look no further! I’m going to show you how to make a tumblr inspired wallpaper! I have made a couple wallpapers since I figured out how to do this, because I find myself saving so many pictures I find from pinterest or online on my computer or iPhone, but I never do anything with them.

I used GIMP, the photo editor program, to edit and create my wallpaper, but you could easily use paint on your computer to create it. You will want to know the size of your computer screen, which mine is a 13″ Macbook, so my dimensions are 1280 x 800. All I did was google my type of computer’s wallpaper size.

Now that you have your dimensions, you’ll want to open your editing program, GIMP or paint. I will be demonstrating how to do this on GIMP. So go to file, new, and the box for the new project will pop up, and you want to punch in your dimensions, so I did 1280 x 800 and press OK. Once it pops up, you can go find your photos! I went to Tumblr, Pinterest, and Google to find photos.

tumblr wallpaper

Once you find a pictures, you could just save them to your computer, but I didn’t want to waste space on my computer, so I went in, right clicked on the photo, and clicked “copy image.”  Once you do that, go back to GIMP, and go to edit, then paste, and it will appear on your “canvas.” I would normally use the command+V shortcut, but for some reason it doesn’t work for me in GIMP.

tumblr wallpaper

You will want to size this photo down now, so go to the layers tab, right click on “floating selection,” and then down to “scale layer.” You will want your width of each photo to be the same, so they all fit together, so I used 300 pixels for all of mine. 300 pixels is a bit big, so depending on how you want yours, the bigger or smaller the pixel size will be. To fit more photos on the wallpaper, I would use something more like 200-250 pixels.

tumblr wallpaper

From here everything is up to you! You will want to play around with where you want certain pictures to go, and the spacing you want between the pictures. I love doing these wallpapers, cause it is customized to your likings. Here is my final product!

tumblr wallpaper

 

XOXO, AM ♡

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Funday Friday! Series: Origami Ninja Star Tutorial (VIDEO)

Hey guys! Check out my latest video on my YouTube Channel! My brother shows me how to make Origami Ninja Stars. As you can tell in the video, I have no idea how to do this stuff, haha. Try this out! It’s simpler than I made it seem. All you need is two square pieces of paper, that’s it!

Comment below what you guys want to see on the next Funday Friday!

XOXO, AM ♡ 

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DIY Mason Jar Decor!

diy mason jar decor

Ever wonder what to do with all those old pasta sauce jars and pickle jars you have around your kitchen? Well here’s an awesome DIY project you can do for cheap decorative vases in your home!

 

diy mason jar decor

 What you’ll need:

Mason Jar (you can buy them super cheap, or you can do what I did and use pasta sauce jars)

Art Paint (or any type of paint you have around)

Sponge Brush (or any kind of paint brush you have)

Nail Polish Remover

Cotton Balls

Flowers (fresh or fake, both will work)

Optional: Sandpaper (You can use sandpaper to rough up the paint, to give it a more rustic look.)

Here is a great tip to get that tough sticky glue from the label on your jars! Use nail polish remover and cotton balls to get rid off all that glue! It works great! Depending on the glue on the jars, some may not come off, but once you paint the jar, you can’t even tell there is glue there.

 

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Once you have got all the glue off, you can start painting! I painted going up and down so that the streak lines all went the same way. I used this really pretty light blue, and light purple / lavender color for my jars.

 

mason jar decor diy

Once you have painted them, let them sit and dry. I only had to wait an hour or so, because I did a thin layer of paint.

 

diy mason jar decor

I went out to my backyard and cut some fresh flowers off our bush. The pink flowers look so pretty in contrast to the blue and purple, and bring a colorful spring and summer vibe into the home! You could really use these jars to hold anything. You could fill them with beads and use it as a makeup brush holder. You could also put a candle inside and use it as a candle holder.

I hope you guys try this DIY out! Make sure to send me pictures of it on twitter @SimplyAMBlog if you try it out!

 

XOXO, AM ♡ 

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