Posts Categorized: Projects

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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Life + Projects / Thursday, 3 Aug 2017

Artifact Uprising Wedding Collections + Fabric Envelopes

Artifact Uprising wedding booksDid your parents have shelves lined with thick photo albums full of family memories like mine? These days, our pictures often just end up taking space on our phones or sitting in files on our desktops. What’s the fun in that? Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to save, store, and share my photos online, but there is something so special about having tangible photos. Especially when it comes to the really important events: vacations, family gatherings, new babies, and of course, weddings!

Which is exactly why I jumped on the opportunity to preserve my wedding photos in the Wedding Albums Collection by Artifact Uprising. They offer the most custom print experience for your photos, grouping together their beautiful products so you can celebrate your special day for years to come. The minute I saw them, I knew immediately these would become family heirlooms. They’re THAT GOOD. From the foil-stamped cover to the ultra-thick luster paper, I can’t get enough of it! Looking through the pictures makes me so giddy, and makes me appreciate everything and everyone that was involved in our wedding. Every bride and groom should put this at the top of their wish list. Wrap them up in a pretty fabric envelope to ensure they’ll stay pristine throughout the years!

Artifact Uprising wedding books

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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 + Projects / Friday, 28 Jul 2017

Bauhaus Inspired Mobiles DIY

bauhaus inspired tablescapeTo go along with our Bauhaus inspired tablescape, we couldn’t leave you hanging without showing you how to create these beautiful mobiles! If you’re not familiar with Bauhaus design, it is characterized by primary colors and graphic shapes. These mobiles are such a fun interpretation and make a stunning focal point. Who needs a chandelier when you can have a mobile! These would look great in a child’s room as well, acting as a fun and unique art piece. We’ve included a painting guide, a shape guide, and templates so that you can easily recreate this mobile in no time!

bauhaus inspired tablescape

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