I can't get enough of Scandinavian design, and I'm on the hunt for ways to bring this style into my home. The decor in my house hasn't had a theme until very recently (unless you consider furniture inherited from past roommates a theme). Now that I'm almost 30 (panicked bells ringing as I type that), the items in my home are brought in with more intention. I love all things monochromatic, so the Scandinavian look fits my mostly-gray furniture perfectly. This dining table needed a new tablecloth, and the Scandinavian-inspried Swiss cross pattern seemed the perfect fit.
Who doesn't love a colorful pillow? Moreover, who doesn't love a bold, graphic colorful pillow with a personal touch? This simple technique allows you to print any image of your choosing onto fabric, then sew it up for a totally custom look. Right? Right. Let's make one!
Little bowls are a handy thing to have around the house. They're great for holding jewelry, keys or even office supplies. And what's better than a small bowl? A brightly colored small bowl with a pretty pattern! Click through to find out what these lovely pieces look like when they're finished.
Not only are these colorful glass votive holders stunning, they're a cinch to make!
The season of gift-giving is fast approaching, and if your family is anything like mine, we like to make sure all the out-of-towners get their Christmas gifts while they are visiting for Thanksgiving. And since a drive/flight home usually results in crushed boxes and torn gift tags, I thought I'd make some that were a little more suitcase friendly while being easy enough for any gift-giving occasion.
I have been pining over Harri Koskinen's Frekvenssi wallpaper for Marimekko (pictured below) since I saw it ages ago in a magazine. I decided that I must use the wallcovering in my new place. Since I am currently renting, I thought of purchasing a bolt and framing it. Then, I thought of the cost and quickly changed my mind. I was determined to find a low cost way to use the wallcovering.
I looked at the sample realizing that the...
Amy at Prairie Paper and Ink has created the prettiest ornaments using glitter and stamp pad re-inkers. A very cool thing about these baubles is that the glitter is inside the ball, which means you get all the sparkle without all the pesky glitter dandruff! Amy assures us they're very easy to make too, and you just need a few things to get started.
I've used alcohol inks in the past for card-making, but last week I decided to see what they could do around the house. I used the brand most familiar to card-makers and scrap-bookers: Adirondack Alcohol Inks. Sold in sets of three-color-combos and in singles, the inks, which are to be used on NON-porous surfaces, are acid free, quick drying and transparent. They are also billed as being 'permanent'. I chose the Nature Walk Kit, which includes...
The repeated circular pattern with the inconsistencies of air makes bubble wrap a fascinating stamp for inking and printing. DaisyYellow has a great tutorial here.
(Honestly, I find the photo of the material as attractive as the results.)
Nothing exemplifies commitment like a tattoo. And since that applies to crafters as well, why wouldn’t someone who loves their hobby proclaim it to the world with a little ink?
To see more pics of crafty tats, go here.
Derek and Lauren from Design*Sponge have a new tutorial each Wednesday, and this one's too adorable not to share. These hand-stamped dish towels are endless
ly customizable, and a perfect weekend project... i wish they had stamps like these at my local craft store.
-rubber stamp set
-fabric-friendly stamp pad