Posts Categorized: DIY

DIY + Party + Projects / Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

Midsummer Pole Cake Topper

Midsummer Pole cake TopperDid you know yesterday was Summer Solstice? Also commonly referred to as Midsummer, this day marks the longest day of the year. Every day from now on out becomes shorter until winter solstice in December. For those of us in the United States, this doesn’t seem that big of a deal. However, in Scandinavia, Midsummer celebrations rival Christmas in their magnitude! Given Scandinavia’s long, dark winters, it’s no wonder they want to celebrate a day commemorating endless light, sunshine, flowers, and warm weather. In Sweden, the celebration is centered on a large maypole, or midsummer pole, made of greenery and flowers. People sing and dance around the maypole, make flower crowns, grill and party all day and night long. It is a holiday to glorify all the best parts of summer!

Midsummer Pole cake Topper

In the past, we’ve thrown our own midsummer parties and they are pure magic! This weekend is Midsummer, so to celebrate on a much smaller scale, we’ve created a midsummer pole cake topper! It may not be as grand as the celebrations in Sweden, but we’d encourage you to make it as a reminder to enjoy every ounce of summer this weekend! Glad Midsommar!

See how to make your own midsummer pole cake topper!

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Crafts + DIY + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

DIY Giant Candygram

DIY Giant Candygram

Remember candygrams? You’d buy a big piece of foam core and write a cute message in Sharpie using candy to replace some of the words? They’re never the most eloquent of messages and can look a bit tacky with all the mismatched candy packages, but it’s the thought that counts, right? And the candy, of course! That being said, we couldn’t help but want to dress it up in a pretty palette with this DIY Giant Candygram! To be honest, we’re pretty in love with it! It’s almost too cute to eat the candy, but we’ll make an exception 😉 With downloadable files, all you need to do is print off the materials and but the candy! Use it for a friend’s birthday, a thank you, or just a way to show a little love! Everyone deserves a little something sweet now and again…cough…*always*…DIY Giant Candygram

Printable files and how-to after the jump!

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DIY + Projects + Style / Monday, 19 Jun 2017

DIY Rainbow Woven Tote

DIY Rainbow Woven Tote

Summer is here, which means you’re heading to the beach, the pool, the farmer’s market! Jetting off on summer vacations left and right! If only life could always be summer, right? Anyways, with all the fun excursions I know you’ll be taking, you’ll need a cute tote to carry your sunglasses, sunscreen, and summer reading materials. Woven tote bags scream summer and we fell in love with this circular design by Loom & Field, whose store is chalk-full of beautiful things! We decided to give it a Lars touch so we painted on a rainbow, of course as inspired by this one from Vanessa Seward. This DIY painted woven tote will become your go-to bag for the summer. Bonus points if you buy the matching shoes and earrings because there is no such thing as too much rainbow!

DIY Rainbow Woven Tote

Full tutorial after the jump!

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DIY + holiday + Style / Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017

Lady Liberty Flower Crowns

Lady Liberty Flower CrownsFourth of July is fast approaching and I’m already thinking about how I’m going to celebrate. Holidays require looking your best, but I’ve never been one to go for the traditional flag t-shirt and denim shorts. This year I looked to Lady Liberty for some patriotic inspiration and came up with some red, white, and blueLady Liberty flower crowns! You can’t look your best without a crown, am I right? Ask any royal out there, and I can assure you they’d agree. With little more than fresh flowers, you can create a headpiece even Lady Liberty would be proud of!

Lady Liberty Flower Crowns

Take a page from Lady Liberty’s book and make red, white, and blue Lady Liberty Flower crowns!

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DIY + Life / Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017

Picnic Baskets 3 Ways

Picnic Baskets 3 Ways

Picnic: An excursion or outing in which the participants carry food with them and share a meal in the open air. Even the definition is dreamy! One of my favorite summer pastimes is going on picnics. Choosing the destination, packing the basket, and setting everything up was always a magical experience. If I could choose, I’d picnic in the south of France, on the coast of the Mediterranean a la “How to Catch a Thief.” Of course, the company of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly doesn’t hurt the situation. Or maybe in the picturesque Swiss Alps like in “The Sound of Music,” as we all sing and frolic in the hills in our matching outfits. A girl can dream.

That being said, we’re showing you Picnic Baskets 3 Ways so you too can create magical picnics! Included are all the essentials for a successful picnic in 3 different varieties to suit every mood: A timeless blue and white picnic, a bohemian Floral picnic, and a bright rainbow picnic great for all ages. And since no picnic is complete without food, we’ve included a few options that work well with each basket! Bon appetit!

Continue for a look at each basket!

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