Posts Categorized: Projects

DIY + Projects + Style / Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

DIY Tromp L’oeil Dress

Sometimes I want to live the life of the rich and famous and just go out a spend all my money on Mara Hoffman dresses, Loeffler Randal shoes, and vintage Chanel bags. Sometimes is actually a lot of times. Instead, I’ll just stick with Asos dresses that we jazz up with painted designer accessories! All my problems are solved! This DIY Tromp L’oeil Dress was inspired by the classic art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. So basically, when someone sees you, they’ll think you have dozens of Chanel bags! You can pick any article of clothing that needs a refresher and add a Tromp L’oeil accessory! Think strings of pearls, a collar and button band, or a crossbody bag. It’s a quirky way to personalize your pieces.DIY Tromp L'oeil Dress

Transform your own wardrobe with fabric paint!

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DIY + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018

Heirloom Clothing Labels for Baby

Heirloom Clothing Labels

These first few weeks having a newborn baby have been a whole roller coaster of emotions, but absolutely and overwhelmingly magical. One of the simplest pleasures I’ve had is dressing Baby J in the sweetest and smallest articles of clothing! Why is everything more adorable when it’s tiny? Yet, I’m already shocked at how quickly he has grown! Someone, please explain how has he already OUTgrown so many things?!

Heirloom Clothing Labels

Since I can’t stop time and I can’t seem to slow down Jasper’s growth rate, I wanted to do something to preserve my memories of him at every stage of life. So I made these heirloom clothing labels for Jasper’s special items so I would always remember. The labels are made from printed ribbon using the P-touch Embellish ribbon and tape printer. I was able to document his first blanket, his blessing outfit, a homemade sweater and hat from my sweet cousin, and much more. I’d like to think I’d never forgot those things, but sewing a sweet ribbon label on everything makes me so happy knowing I will have those memories forever.

See how I turned Baby J’s clothing into keepsakes!

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DIY + Projects / Thursday, 22 Mar 2018

Nature’s Candy Office Prank

Nature's Candy Office Prank

April Fool’s Day is quickly approaching and you need to start scheming! Oddly enough, April Fool’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I’m a true joker at heart. We wanted to create a prank that could be easily replicable in the workspace.  For this clever trick, you simply play the role of the donut-bringing co-worker. You know, the one you have a love/hate relationship with. But instead of bringing a box full of baked goods, fill the box with Nature’s Candy, AKA fruits, and vegetables!

Get the how-to after the jump and start planning how to gift everyone some “Nature’s Candy!”

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DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018

Charm Bracelet Graduation Lei

DIY Charm Bracelet Graduation Lei

Graduation season will soon be upon us! Are any of you in college? Maybe you’re graduating from High School? Perhaps Grad school? Have kids in college? Or kids in elementary school/middle school/high school? These days, there seems to be a graduation celebration for just about every grade year! We’re all about celebrating milestones, so the more celebrations the better in our opinion! It’s traditional in in many cultures to gift a flower lei to graduates. These days it’s also popular to gift leis made of money and candy. I wanted to create a graduation lei that was a bit more personal, so we created the Charm Bracelet Graduation Lei! Paper ‘charms’ customize the lei by representing your grad’s likes, hobbies, and characteristics! Include the year of graduation, the school logo, and a monogram to suit the occasion, not to mention a major dose of GOOD LUCK!. This will be an heirloom your graduate will keep for years to come!

Download the free templates to make your Charm Bracelet Graduation Lei!

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DIY + Projects / Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018

Louis Vuitton + The House That Lars Built Trash Can Makeover

DIY Louise Vuitton trash can

We partnered with Louis Vuitton to give our trash can a makeover! Inspired by the one and only Kim Kardashian, we wanted everyone to feel glamorous disposing of their garbage! Such a mundane task can become a burden, but when you jazz up your trashcan with Louis Vuitton decals, it becomes the highlight of the week. Irridescent vinyl ups the glam factor and turns a blasé trashcan into a shiny art piece that your neighbors will envy. Get the templates for the Louis Vuitton logo and give your own garbage, (or your friend’s!) a makeover à la Kim Kardashian! And don’t worry, the city can’t even get upset–we created decals instead of paint!DIY Louis Vuitton Kim Kardashian trash can

Turn your trash into a real treasure with printable Louis Vuitton Logos!

Have fun prepping for April Fool’s Day! 😉 The trash collectors should get a chuckle.

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