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?!
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.
The beginning of a new season always feels like a chance to hit refresh and start over. Even if you’re not headed back to school this fall, it’s time to get organized again and get into work mode! Do you guys remember the Anthropologie Wall Organizer I made for Brit + Co? It’s still one of my favorite DIYs —it was so easy to make (no power tools!) and it’s still going strong. I wanted to give my wall organizer a color upgrade to fit my style and repainting it was so simple.
If you want to give this DIY update a try, take a look at my tutorial for this Anthropologie wall organizer hack, if you haven’t already. It’s a simple project and it’s so useful for storing random clutter or cute little office supplies like washi tapes that are easy to lose. To give it a color update, you’ll need a paintbrush and acrylic paint in your chosen colors. So easy!
Load your paintbrush with your chosen color and paint a box, including the sides. You don’t need to use painters tape around the box — just paint carefully and slowly to stay in the lines. You will need at least two coats of paint and you’re done.
As a craft blogger, my work space is in need of a major intervention so I’m slowly adding more storage solutions. I’ll be sharing more DIYs with you so we can all organize our studios/workspace/dorm rooms together!
What do you guys think? I love how switching up the colors makes it feel fresh and way more my style!
There are two things that are ON FIRE right now — marquee lights and flamingos! So when I spotted this Flamingo Marquee Light ($50) I had to create a DIY copycat version on Brit + Co that was more, shall we say, budget-friendly. My version of the DIY Flamingo Marquee Light is a surprisingly simple project and I’m in love with the end result. It’s pink, it’s bright and it lights up my life! It’s all on Brit + Co.
Do you have basic white bed sheets that could use a little upgrade? I was inspired to give my bedroom decor a colorful makeover with a simple DIY pom pom blanket — they’re pink, they’re fluffy and they’re HUGE! I shared this tutorial on Brit + Co and the finished project is one of my favorite DIYs.
BUT I want to keep it real with you, my blog readers, sooo these pom poms started falling apart pretty quickly 🙁 UGH the frustration, we were finding little yarn bits on the floor every morning! It could have been that I didn’t tie the yarn tightly enough or the type of yarn I used or that pom poms should only be on items that are used lightly. Who knows?! All that said, I really loved the way it looked so I’ll try again by adding pom poms on a throw blanket this time with stiffer yarn and I’ll definitely tie it up real tight! If you’re a brave soul and you want to try this DIY, it’s on Brit + Co.