My first DIY of the year is here and it’s a good one! During the colder months, I’ve been living in some form of flannel shirt and yoga pants because staying warm is my #1 priority, naturally. So for a winter DIY, I wanted to experiment with dip-dye on a flannel shirt I already owned. First, because I have lots to spare and second, because it’s an easy way to refresh an old, comfy shirt. To see how the DIY dip dye flannel shirt turned out, head over to Brit + Co. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty cute and looks like it’s store-bought. The dip-dyeing process is pretty simple and not as messy as you’d think. If you want to give it a go, it’s up on Brit + Co now.
It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! Our Christmas tree is lit, there’s a carton of eggnog in the fridge and our tiny apartment is filled with holiday spirit. I hope you’re getting in the spirit of things too and staying toasty warm! For about three years it’s been our annual tradition to DIY our own ornaments because hello, it’s so much fun and every ornament feels more personalized and special this way. This year, I’ll show you how to make your own DIY cheesy pizza ornament for Christmas. Who doesn’t love a cheese slice?!
Thanksgiving is a time for celebration… and eating. Lots of eating. So when Brit + Co asked me to create a Thanksgiving DIY, I had to make it food-related. Duh! Cornucopia cookies are the perfect treat if you’re not into the pumpkin craze or in a last minute rush. Still festive but totally different than the usual pumpkin pie. Check out how I made these cornucopia cookies on Brit + Co. We’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada but I wouldn’t mind another Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration if I could have cookies! Who’s with me?!
With the cooler weather upon us, it’s time to trade in our summer clothes for something more fall-appropriate. Sigh. It’s not easy to swap my favorite soft summer tee for a scratchy turtleneck. So to make the summer–fall–winter transition much easier, on Brit + Co I shared how you can turn your favorite summer crop top into a DIY cute peplum tee. Layer it up as it gets colder and you can wear your fave tee for the whole season. Yay! Check out the full tutorial and more on Brit + Co.
Between summer and now, it seems like there’s never enough time to get ready for Halloween! Where did the time go? It’s always a last minute scramble to get all the pumpkins carved and a Halloween costume put together that looks half way decent. These DIY Halloween skull string lights (in rose gold!) are really easy to make so you can actually enjoy the holiday fun and quit stressing! read more
The fall season means there are pumpkins everywhere, big and small. Last year I decorated with mini pumpkin florals and this time around I’m sharing how you can make DIY No-Carve Cosmic Pumpkins on Brit + Co. These galaxy-inspired pumpkins are so easy to make and if you’re in a last minute rush on Halloween night, all you need is paint for this DIY — you can even change the color palette to whatever you have on hand. They’re a bit different than the usual fall pumpkins and that’s why I love them! Add some glow-in-the dark paint so your pumpkins shine as bright as a jack-o-lantern. Check out the full tutorial on Brit + Co.
When you’re a craft blogger, hoarding supplies (not to mention props and photography stuff) can become a serious problem when you have nowhere to put it. Lately I’ve been wanting to wrangle the ever growing mess that is my bedroom studio space if only to avoid buying the same supplies over and over again!
If you follow me on Instagram already, you know that I made a trip to Ikea a few weeks ago and picked up a Kallax shelf for all the DIY craft supplies that I’ve collected over time. Actually I drove by myself, got lost on the way, had to drive back home and then made a second trip with Michael where I made it to Ikea but that’s not the point.
September marks the end of the summer, a new season and most importantly for some it’s the first month of school! I remember moving into a college dorm room one year and it was a real challenge to make it feel like home. Especially when you’re already missing home! AND it’s no secret that I love creating DIY wall art to brighten up any small space. Over on Brit + Co, I shared how to create DIY watercolor wall art for your college dorm room. It’s a budget-friendly Anthropologie hack so you can save your money for important things… like pizza. Hop over to Brit + Co for the quick dorm room decor idea.
Ok guys, it’s that time of year again! If you’re heading back to school, sending your kids off or none of the above, with September right around the corner now’s the time to stock up on all the pretty stationery and office supplies. I’ve rounded up 10 DIY ideas for back to school organization so you can start the year off right. A few projects on the list (like a DIY makeup organizer) can be re-imagined for school supplies so don’t let that confuse you.