I love the fourth of July just as much as the next girl, but I'm not the biggest fan of cheesy, literal decorations and DIYs - I prefer a more subtle look for my Independence Day celebrations. And I'm guessing I'm not alone, right?! Here are ten of my favorite understated, less traditional patriotic DIY ideas for the upcoming holiday.
I really love simple art and I have been looking for something I could DIY for my guest bedroom. I am drawn to the movement of ink crosshatch. Artists do some seriously cool things with crosshatch, but my experience with it is what I doodled on my paper in college when I should have been taking notes. I decided to make a simple piece of art drawing lots of lines. Here is how I did it.
It's a common problem... you get back from a big trip with a ton of gorgeous photos, but you don't know what to do them. Well, there's good news - there are lots of things you can do with them! Here are ten of our favorite ways to use those travel photos once you get home.
I was at the airport the other day waiting for my bag to come out of the carousel and after what seemed like ages, I finally spied my little black suitcase. Just as I was going to grab it, someone else picked it up.
My first thought was a territorial 'get your hands off my bag!' (don't worry, I didn't say it out loud. And really, why I was being so protective of my dirty laundry is beyond me).
My second thought (after I'd hurriedly retrieved my bag) was a silent admission that my black wheeled case looked just like every other black wheeled case circling around that carousel.
I think we can all agree that Father's Day wouldn't be Father's Day without us sneaking in a good dad joke or two. After all, we can't let our dads have all the 'pun' now can we? (haha, see what I did there?).
Finding large-scale art for your walls can be a difficult task, and finding something affordable can be even harder. So today we're sharing ideas for creating beautiful art for big walls on a budget. Click through for ten of our favorite projects.
Father's Day is right around the corner. Whether you're making his gift, or picking it up at the store, add a personal touch with one of these fun printable cards & tags! Dad will surely appreciate it this year!
Who doesn't love free?! Get some art on your walls with one of these free printables that you can print out and frame right at home! Check them out below!
There's so many brilliant DIY techniques in this world that I probably shouldn't be surprised when one comes along that I haven't yet attempted.
And yet here I am, gobsmacked that I hadn't thought to try transferring images to wood before. This super easy and very versatile technique is one of the best ways I've seen to get patterns onto timber, and you needn't draw the line at shapes - you can also transfer photos or text so there's lots of room to experiment and have fun!
Remember doing sun prints in grade school?! It's a bit of a lost art so I was happily surprised to see it on the Oriental Trading blog! Check out what they were used for!
I absolutely LOVE this! And you will too...especially if you yearn (like I do) to hone your drawing skills. Check it out, Brittany Jepsen from The House That Lars Built is presenting an outstanding 31-day flower drawing challenge via instructional videos on YouTube. She started with How to Draw a Poppy (video below) on May 1st, and
My mum doesn't have a huge a sweet tooth, but my sister-in-law (who's also a mum) loves sugar in a big way, so pretty candy wrappers come in very handy when spoiling her on Mother's Day.
Need a last minute Mother's Day gift? We have you covered. Check out these ten free printables your mom will love.
Hands up if you've gone to buy a greeting card from a newsagent, only to be completely underwhelmed by the envelope? Okay, I get that it could totally just be me who worries about such things, but as a self-confessed stationery addict I feel like fun, colourful cards should have envelopes to match - after all, it's the first thing that your recipient will see!
While I like to dream about becoming a skilled gardener someday, the reality is I have a terrible brown thumb and I kill most plants I touch. I think a lot of my garden woes have to do with inattentiveness though - I forget to water my leafy friends, fertilise them, or do anything that might come close to caring for them. Terrible right?
I'm a HUGE fan of DIY when it comes to wall art. Not because I don't know any artists I like - on the contrary actually, there are so many creatives whose works I adore. But good quality art is expensive, so while I save my pretty pennies and wait for just the right piece to come along, I'm going to fill my walls with DIYs in the meantime!
Do you have a brown thumb? Or perhaps you love paper? Or maybe you just like pretty things? Well, whatever the case may be - you're sure to love this stunning paper Chinese Money Plant project. Keep reading to check it out.
Although we've hit autumn over here in Australia, it's been feeling very much like spring lately. The weather's a tad cooler, but it's still perfect for entertaining and while the leaves have started falling off some of the trees, there's brilliant green foliage and flowers everywhere due to the recent rains. In other words, I'm in a spring mood! :)
Maybe I'm generalising just a little bit, but I truly believe most people can't resist a good Easter egg hunt. And if you're taking part in one this year, whether you've got young kids or you're just a big kid at heart, you'll need something on hand to collect all that chocolate loot!
It doesn't matter how many photo booth parties I go to, I still can't get over how enjoyable they are. In fact, many of my favourite party moments have centred around a photo booth... for some reason when you combine goofy hats and masks with a camera, all of a sudden people feel lose their inhibitions and start to get a little silly, which makes for the greatest fun!
For just $1.99, you'll get 30 ready-to-print photo booth props, including:
- Social media frames
- LOL speech bubbles
- Crazy hair styles
- Funny eyes and glasses
Best of all, it's so easy to set up your own booth at home; all you need is a colorful backdrop, some quality props and a great bunch of friends, and hey presto - you've got yourself hours of entertainment!