Between all that Met Gala madness and the royal baby鈥檚 fashionably late arrival, it鈥檚 been a busy week in the news world. And while we鈥檙e all for staying connected Monday through Friday, we think the weekends should always include some unplugged time. After you鈥檝e soaked up some sun and thoroughly enjoyed a homemade brunch, why not use a little bit of that free time to get making? Below you鈥檒l find a few fun DIYs you can do solo or with your mama (you鈥檒l also find one super quick one if you totally spaced on that whole Mother鈥檚 Day thing). Scroll on down for 10 projects to tackle before Monday鈥檚 return.


1. Gold Foil Tote Bags: Okay, so you鈥檝e probably heard about the wonders of gold leaf, but how about gold transfer foil? This fun material is super easy to use and adds a sprinkle of glamour to even the plainest of possessions. P.S If you love this idea but don鈥檛 want to source your own materials, snag our kit! (via Brit + Co)


2. Copper + Wood Side Table: Here鈥檚 a weekend project you could easily tackle for about $50. Add some more color by painting the wood with some stripes or creative color blocking. (via Treasures and Travels)


3. Printable 鈥淵o Mama鈥 Mother鈥檚 Day Cards: Mother鈥檚 Day is THIS WEEKEND! If the remaining card selection is looking pretty grim, print out these hilarious (and super sweet) 鈥淵o Mama鈥 cards. (via Brit + Co)


4. Two-Ingredient Lip Tint: Kool-aid and some petroleum jelly (AKA vaseline) are all you need for this fun beauty hack. One for mom, two for you! (via Paper + Stitch)


5. Bleach Stamped Clothing: No need to head to fashion school to learn how to make super cool textile prints. In fact, all that鈥檚 really required is some bleach and a stamp of your choosing. Try this technique on t-shirts, dresses, tote bags, you name it. (via Brit + Co)


6. Woven Pillow: Looking to take your weaving skills to the next level? Step up from a wall hanging to a custom-made pillow with this easy-to-follow tutorial. (via A Beautiful Mess)


7. Leather Sunglass Case: With those April showers behind us, it鈥檚 time to break out our sunnies again. Whether you just snagged a new pair or you want to keep your beloved shades scratch-free, this leather case is a definite summer must-have. (via Always Rooney)

up cycled chest of drawers against white brick wall

8. Cross Stitched Furniture: We鈥檙e freaking out a little bit over this upcycle hack. To add this unique element to your next flea market find, simply drill holes in the 鈥渢apestry鈥 design of your choosing. BRB, we鈥檙e just going to go do this to all the furniture we own. (via Mollie Makes)


9. KitchenAid Spray Paint Hack: Are you getting tired of your KitchenAid鈥檚 color? No need to drop $200 on a new one 鈥 simply spray it the new shade of your choosing using glossy enamel spray paint. (via Dwell Beautiful)


10. Leather Pendant Lamps: Leather and lamps? Consider it the unexpected couple of 2015. Use non-flammable leather and colored cord lamps to make this sleek and modern lighting fixture. (via Brit + Co)

Do you have any projects planned for the weekend? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.

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