Posts Categorized: DIY

DIY + Projects + Style / Thursday, 10 Aug 2017

DIY Fruit Earrings

DIY Fruit Earrings What are your favorite things about summer? I have a long list, but it includes drippy ice cream cones, overflowing gardens, late night sunsets, and all the fresh fruit. I decided I needed to memorialize something from summer that I could wear all year round, acting as a little reminder of those blissful summer months. My solution? DIY Fruit earrings! Little beaded gems reminiscent of apples, oranges, and pineapples! In punchy colors, these are the perfect touch to an outfit that just needs a little something. Inspired by some sold-out earrings J.Crew created a few months ago, this is a simple DIY that will guarantee a mood boost on a dreary day.DIY Fruit Earrings

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DIY + Projects + Style / Monday, 7 Aug 2017

Rickrack Blouse Three Ways

Ric Rac blouseHave you noticed that rickrack has seen a bit of a resurgence? You know, the zig zag ribbon that you’d often see on little girls dresses in the 90’s? Its hay day was in the 70’s when mod little dresses were adorned with loads of rickrack in punchy primary colors. You would see it on the hems of dresses, skirts, and aprons, as well as on sleeves, waistbands, and collars! I have a few vintage aprons from my grandmother with rickrack that I adore! When I began to see it more and more places, I couldn’t have been happier. It adds a fun kitschy touch to whatever it’s applied to.

To show just how much we love it, we’re showing you how to make a rickrack blouse three ways! We added it to the button band, the collar, and to various seams. Pick a blouse in need of a pick-me-up and add some rickrack to do the job!

Check out all the different options!

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DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 2 Aug 2017

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Sometimes I really long to cover the walls of my home with beautiful, original art pieces. Unfortunately, in the art world, beautiful and original often means expensive. Plus, with how frequently I change my mind, it’s difficult to commit to a very pricey piece of art. So I turned to my favorite childhood craft to solve my debacle: Paper chains! Remember making paper chains in the classroom to decorate the room, or to count down the days until a certain holiday?

This paper chain wall hanging is a simple craft that can make a big impact. We created a more calculated paper chain art piece by focusing on color, shape, and design. The end result was a beautiful abstract design that adds just the right amount of color to an entryway! The total cost for this project is less than $10.00, and all you need is paper and some TV time to put this baby together!

Grab the tutorial and color guide after the jump!

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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!

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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!

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