Posts Categorized: DIY

Book Club + DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018

Printable Bookplate

Printable Bookplate

What is a bookplate you might ask? Well, it’s a decorative label at the beginning of the book bearing the name of the owner of the book. They’ve been around for centuries and there are some really beautiful ones out there! You can find absolutely stunning customizable vintage options on Etsy. Careful though, it’s a rabbit hole you can spend hours browsing in! With the growing popularity of eBooks, I find physical books that much more endearing and a bookplate adds that heirloom quality. With the recent release of Craft the Rainbow, I wanted to provide readers with a Printable Bookplate to place inside their copy! Of course, you can use this with any book, and we hope it adds that personalized touch to your favorite reads!

Printable Bookplate

Download your Printable Bookplate to start personalizing your library!

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DIY + Projects + tabletop / Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018

DIY Painted Cardboard Vases

DIY Painted Cardboard Vases

This tablescape was inspired by traditional blue and white porcelain that seems to never go out of style. The earlier versions of white pottery with blue glazed motifs have been found in 9th century present-day Iraq. China began their own renditions in the 14th century and the trend finally caught on in Europe in the 18th century. Can you believe it’s still popular today?! We wanted to make a paper version as a cheap and quirky alternative to the real thing. Enter: DIY Painted Cardboard Vases. We recycled cardboard boxes to cut out some traditional vase forms and then painted them to give them some real character! You could paint more traditional designs such as plant and botanical patterns, or make them a bit artsier. Here, we were inspired by the work of Danielle Kroll for our patterns. Easy, cheap, and sure to make a statement!

See how we made the vases and shop the entire tablescape!

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DIY + Projects / Monday, 23 Apr 2018

Nesting with Nest + Crepe Paper Lemon Wreath

Crepe Paper Lemon Wreath

Ever since having Baby J, life has gotten a bit more complicated. Juggling normal life, running a business, and taking care of a newborn baby is no joke. How do you all do it?! I’ve learned that it takes a village and there is no shame in asking for help and using resources available to you. One such resource that I’ve fallen in love with? Nest! Have you heard of it? It combines the familiarity of a doorbell with an HD security camera. Genius! Between packages being delivered, visitors to see Jasper, and everything in between, we get a lot of traffic at our front door. I love the convenience of being able to see who’s here, and even speak to them through a microphone without moving an inch! This comes in very handy when Jasper is eating or just being particularly adorable.

Basically, I’m nesting with Nest! Since we were upgrading our doorbell in a major way, I decided it was high time to update our wreath as well. This Crepe Paper Lemon Wreath is the perfect way to welcome in spring!

Crepe Paper Lemon Wreath

Hear more about Nest and see step-by-step photos to make your own Lemon Wreath!

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Crafts + DIY / Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow

DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow

Sometimes you just need a bright spot to rest your eyes and lift your spirits. Whether it’s a workspace or a corner of your house that needs cheering up this DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow is just the ticket! We used a classic technique you might have used in grade school. All you’ll need are some tissue paper squares, a pencil, and some glue. This is one of those crafts appropriate for all ages and can be easily customized to suit your tastes. You can rest it on a shelf, mount it to the wall, or even frame it with a shadow box! P.S we used this technique in Craft the Rainbow to create something pretty incredible if I do say so myself, so make sure to check it out!

Make your own DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow with step-by-step instructions!

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DIY + Party / Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018

Printable Papel Picado Streamers

DIY Papel Picado StreamersYou’re probably familiar with the beautiful tissue paper garlands that you commonly see at traditional Mexican celebrations. It’s a decorative craft made from intricately cut paper, often showcasing very elaborate designs and bright colors. An inspiring example of Mexican folk art, we love the depictions of birds and fun florals. They can be a little tricky to come by so we wanted to create our own designs that we could customize to whatever color palette we wanted! We originally used them in our Cinco de Mayo party here and made them mini version, but you can size them to whatever you’d like. Use these Papel Picado Streamers at your next fiesta! Cut out the patterns with a die-cut machine using our free templates or an Exacto knife and glue some twine onto the back of them. They would be the perfect decoration for any party with a fiesta feel, a backyard BBQ, or Cinco de Mayo of course!

DIY Papel Picado Streamers

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