Fluffy pastel bunnies and plastic grass be gone! We're celebrating Easter with some modern flair this year, starting with everyone's favorite activity: dyeing Easter eggs! Here are 12 totally unique techniques that will have you foregoing the grocery store kits and celebrating the season with egg-streme style!
All right, now that Valentine's Day is over, we can look ahead to the next holiday. Do you do anything for President's Day? If you feel like participating in some festivity, here's a wearable celebration.
Oh snap! It's February 14th and you're scrambling for a Valentine's Day card. Don't worry, we've got your back. Here are fourteen totally free, totally awesome printable cards--no one will even know you waited until the last minute! Happy printing!
These heart-shaped hard boiled eggs have been floating around the Internet for a while now, but I was saving them for this very special time of year when going out of your way to make heart-shaped foodstuffs is normal. Aren't you glad I did??
At this point in my relationship, we're sorta past making a big deal for Valentine's Day. As I look back, we never really did much, but these days, it's simply a reminder that we're a pretty great fit for each other, and that every day feels special. I'm grateful that I don't have show up with gems and jewelry, but can we'll likely just stay in, make a thoughtful dinner together and treat ourselves...perhaps with a bottle of champagne.
Of course, as a crafter, I can't just leave things alone, and it's precisely because there are no expectations that I wanna do something a little extra. So, this year, I'm customizing our celebration bottle with a special message in type.
There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big". While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big. Case in point: these giant paper flowers!
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love. This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house. We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's Day.
It's February 1st, and so we figured it was about time to find this year's most thoughtful and heartwarming greetings for Valentine's Day. But, it's now 2012, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find the best way to say "I love you" at the card store at the mall, or worse, the aisle at the supermarket. Times have changed, and there's a whole world of stationery out there to help you share your warmest thoughts.
For help, we turned to our pal Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon. First up, we're excited to have Carina share her favorite V-day cards for guys...no fishing poles, footballs, or TVs to be found. But there is pizza. And robots. And bacon. Which is exactly how things should be.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag! We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to delight!
Okay, first, this how-to comes from a blog called "Delectable Deliciousness", which is totally my kind of alliteration. Secondly, um, HEART-SHAPED MACARONS!
I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't. Or could I? Oh snap, I just did. Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to. (I'm so sorry, I can't stop.)
Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I'm seeing it pop up around the internet more and more. I had to "ooh" and "aah" over this Love one that caught my eye.
As a kid, Valentine's Day was one of my favorite holidays (candy--duh!). We'd make glitter and puff paint-covered Valentine holders in school from paper plates folded in half (classy), which would inevitably reach "maximum candy capacity" and burst open halfway through my walk home from school. Sad times. But this isn't a sad post! We're talking about Valentine's Day mailboxes, people! That's some happy stuff.
If you're looking for a fun Christmas Eve day activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further. Make these 3D gingerbread trees today and have fun decorating them all weekend!
My friend Cami is trying to revamp her Christmas decorating this year to pay homage to Christmases past. When it came time to switch up her stocking holders, nothing from the store was in her desired price range, nor did it have the aesthetic she was going for. Solution? A tree. She says the conversation between her and her husband (the guy with the power tools) went something like this: "Honey, go get your saw, and that hunk of...
Free? Check. Oh-so-2011-trendy feathers? Check. Loads of color and holiday cheer? CHECK.
We've made a real effort this year to ramp up our original content and roundups for the holiday season. Believe it or not, we actually started planning this stuff out in August! As a result, I think we have a collection of gift guides, roundups, and original content that is really superb (I admit, even I was shocked by how many posts it turned out to be).
In case you've missed any of it, or just want an easy way to see it all laid out, I'm going to list it all below! Come along!
Okay, true story: I was invited to a White Elephant party last weekend and, in the spirit of absurdity, I brought a giant cheese ball in the shape of a Christmas tree. It was rolled in parsley, with almond slivers as garland, and red bell peppers as ornaments. It was a hit. It also looked like it was ripped straight out of a Betty Crocker magazine from the 1950s--oddly reproduced (and incredibly unappetizing) colors and all. THIS Christmas tree-shaped treat looks incredibly delectable on the other hand.