Design + DIY + Projects / Thursday, 27 Jul 2017

Picasso Inspired DIY Wire Portrait

DIY Wire Portrait

You’re probably familiar with Picasso’s Cubism movement, pioneering a modern form of abstract art that countered the long held belief that paintings should be a realistic interpretation of reality. However, you’re probably not familiar with his more simplistic line drawings. One specific portrait by Picasso captured our hearts and we decided to create a wire rendition of his portrait! Perfect to hang over your desk or to fill an empty space on a wall, this DIY Wire portrait adds a bit of artistry to your home. Simply print off the picture to use as a template and start bending the wire to follow the lines. You’ll have a masterpiece even Picasso would be proud of 😉 You could apply this same technique to your own drawings!

For the template and a few tricks and tips, read on!

Read on →

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest

Party + Projects + Wedding / Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

Tea Stained Flower Garland

Tea stained Flower Garland

Did you ever have to distress or age an assignment in elementary school or junior high? Like burning the edges or tea staining the paper of a letter to make it look old? I remember my mom helping be brew a pot of tea for a history assignment and being fascinated by the effect. Well, we’re paying homage to those grade school assignments with this tea stained flower garland! We cut out loads of paper daisies with our die-cut machine and then painted them with tea bags to give the flowers some warmth. The result was better than we imagined, with various shades of honey-colored daisies! The best part about it? You only need regular old printer paper, a few bags of tea, and some twine. Things we all have in our cupboards. And things that are CHEAP. Beautiful in an all white setting with some neutral accents, this tea stained flower garland would be perfect for a wedding. No upcoming nuptials? Imagine a canopy of these flowers draped over a bed. Can you say dreamy?

Tea stained Flower Garland

Keep reading to download the daisy template for your die-cut machine!

Read on →

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest

collaborations + Design + Life / Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017

Introducing Golden Coil Planners

LARS FOR GOLDEN COIL

You know when you meet people that just ooze joy, warmth, and talent? People that you just know are going to do great things because they’re such go getters? One such person: Trisha Zemp! Trisha was one of my very first interns and she has only continued to amaze me with her creative journey and accomplishments. We were pleased as punch to be able to create a cover design for her brand new planner company, Golden Coil that’s being released on Kickstarter TODAY! And let me tell you, these planners are amazing!

Continue to hear all the details on how to enter the GIVEAWAY we’re doing!

Read on →

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest

Life / Monday, 24 Jul 2017

Fall 2017 Intern and Photographer Call

Fall 2017 Intern

Can you believe we’re fast approaching fall and summer will quickly be coming to a close? As we begin to pack away our pool gear and see our gardens start to droop (tear), we’re also giddy about our upcoming fall projects and collaborations! And let me tell you, we are going to have a very busy and exciting fall this year! We need hard working, enthusiastic, and creative interns to join in on the fun! Read on →

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest

DIY + Party + Projects / Monday, 24 Jul 2017

Bauhaus Inspired Tablescape

bauhaus inspired tablescapeThe moment I saw these plates at Ikea, I knew that I needed to create a tablescape around them. Splatter paint patterns lend themselves very nicely to a painterly theme, s0 we ran with it! A brush stroke tablecloth, hand painted napkins, and colorful mobiles all combine to create a fun, Bauhaus-inspired look! This look would be perfect for a number of occasions: an artsy dinner party or even a kid-friendly back-to-school party. You can go all out and incorporate all the elements here, or you can tone it down and just create the napkins for your table setting. Either way, the hand painted elements add a lovely organic quality and are sure to impress your guests. So channel your inner child, bust out your paintbrushes, and make your old art teacher proud!

bauhaus inspired tablescape

For the napkin and tablecloth how-tos, continue after the jump!

Read on →

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest