Posts Categorized: DIY

DIY + flowers + Party + Projects / Thursday, 21 Dec 2017

Rose Parade Tablescape

DIY Rose Parade tablescape

Are you familiar with the Rose Parade? Every year my family would watch the Rose Parade in all its glory. Never mind the Rose Bowl which happens on the same day. Who needs football when you’ve got a magical festival of flowers? The floats have to be completely covered with flowers or natural materials like leaves, seeds, or bark. In addition to floats, there are marching bands, equestrian units, and a royal court. Guys, this is an American pastime! Naturally, we had to create a Rose Parade tablescape since we did one for the Macy’s Day Parade!

Rose Parade Tablescape

Gather your girlfriends together to make mini floats covered with brightly colored flowers! The floats line the center of an otherwise all-white tablescape in honor of the “White Suitors” aka: all the men and women who volunteer and make the parade possible wear crisp white uniforms. This is a classy occasion, folks! It’d be great as a New Year’s Eve dinner or a brunch on the day of.

FTD was kind enough to provide all the beautiful flowers (like this bouquet!)  to transform our floats with! So start prepping for the new year, because a Rose Parade Tablescape is the best way!

Get the full how-to for the Rose Parade Tablescape!

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DIY + holiday + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Christmas is almost here and I’m going to be sad to see all the seasonal magic come to an end. Luckily, we still have New Year’s Eve to keep us in a celebratory mood! For most, New Year’s Eve means getting all dolled up and partying until the wee hours of the morning! For others, it means getting in your comfy clothes and eating a cheese platter for dinner. To each his own! This Countdown to Midnight Backdrop is definitely putting me in the mood for a late night with friends! These days, what’s a party without a photo backdrop, and New Year’s Eve is particularly important! To help count down the hours until the clock strikes twelve, we’ve created a Countdown to Midnight Backdrop complete with clock arrow props! Start looking for your party dress now, you’ll want to dress to impress before the clock strikes twelve!

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Find out how to make the backdrop for your New Year’s Eve Fest!

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DIY + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017

Swans a Swimming Tablescape

Swans a swimming tablescape

The Christmas fanatic inside of you has been dying to create this Swans a Swimming Tablescape! Is there a more iconic Christmas song than The Twelve Days of Christmas? It also happens to be the one that gets stuck in my head more than any other song, but what can you do? We wanted to create a tablescape appropriate for the holidays but on the more untraditional side of things, AKA no red, white, or green. So using The Twelve Days of Christmas song as our inspiration, we give you the Swans a Swimming Tablescape! A paper swan nestled on a bed of greenery and paper flowers along with more swans a’ swimming in the form of printable name tags and a DIY swan!

Swans a swimming tablescape

Learn to make the Swans a Swimming Tablescape after the jump!

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DIY + Projects / Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017

DIY rope tote

DIY rope tote

I love me a good craft book, particularly one that rethinks a material in a completely new way. “Roped In” by Gemma Patford is one such book! Not only does this book show you how to make everything from accessories to home decor items from rope, there are recipes, and additional projects that will all bring a smile to your face! The thing about all of these projects is how well made they all look! No one would ever guess you actually made this DIY Rope Tote because it looks like you could buy it in a store! You are sure to have a blast trying out all these ingenious, yet simple, techniques to create beautiful items. All of the projects included, like this DIY Rope Tote we are featuring, would make great gifts, by the way. Christmas shopping just got easier!

Check out the full tutorial for this DIY rope tote!
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accessories + DIY + Projects + Style / Monday, 11 Dec 2017

DIY Beaded Mittens

DIY Beaded Mittens

Winter has finally arrived and we’ve been dealing with some pretty chilly temperatures. We’ve enjoyed the season’s first snow and the colder days are begging for mugs of cocoa and cozy sweaters. If you’re lucky (or unlucky for those of you with a cold weather aversion) enough to live in a climate that requires warm weather ware, then you’ve probably been unpacking the extra layers. But just because you’ve got to bundle up, does not mean you have to look like a lackluster marshmallow. Slip on a pair of these DIY Beaded Mittens to solve your winter woes!DIY Beaded Mittens

We wanted to glitz things up this year and when we happened upon the stunning knitwear work of Laerke Bagger, we were immediately inspired! I can’t imagine how much time it takes her to make all her stunning creations. A boring pair of mittens is the perfect vehicle for loads of sparkle and a fun way to pump up a winter outfit! This project is ideal for a few nights in watching holiday movies.

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