6 (Halloween) DIYs to Try

It’s been quite the week around here. And while my brain is already in holiday mode, after announcing my DIY holiday workshop yesterday, I need to step back into Halloween for a minute. How is Halloween only a week away?

So, this week’s DIY roundup is focused on the spookiest holiday of the year…

1. trick or treat color blocked printable tags

2. an awesome pumpkin lantern from A Subtle Revelry (photo by Lior Zilberstein)

3. weighted skull bookends from a dollar store item from me (on Curbly)

4. spooky Halloween drink stirrers and cupcake toppers

5. DIY skull decor from The House That Lars Built (photo by Alpha Smoot)

6. pumpkin soup in DIY pumpkin bowls from Brittany for Say Yes

I’ve got to make one of those little pumpkin lanterns (#2). Love it. 

Hope you have a great weekend.



2014 DIY Holiday Workshop at Atlanta West Elm

On Tuesday, when I spilled the beans about my upcoming move to Atlanta, I mentioned I had an upcoming workshop in ATL as well. And today, I’m happy to be able to share the details of that workshop…

I’ve collaborated with West Elm to create a unique DIY for the holidays that I think you’re going to love: geometric wood wreaths. I’ll be hosting a FREE holiday workshop at the Atlanta West Elm on November 13th, where you can make your own wreath to take home  (just like the ones you see in the photos), for the holidays and beyond. RSVP for the Atlanta DIY workshop here (space is limited and is first come, first serve – so hurry over if you want a spot).

I’ll be sharing more photos from this collaboration before the event. And you can check out the other bloggers who are collaborating with West Elm, over the holidays, on West Elm’s blog, Front + Main.

DIY // Make these geometric wreaths for the holidays

A Merry Holiday Workshop with West Elm

Photography by Sarah Eddy // Styling and Concept by Brittni Mehlhoff

If you’re not based in Atlanta, there are plenty of other West Elm’s where you can create these geometric wood wreaths for the holidays…. Stores throughout Florida (and Puerto Rico!) will be hosting the same DIY workshop … Jacksonville // Orlando // Gulfstream // Dadeland // Miami Midtown // Coconut Point // Tampa // San Juan

Atlanta DIY Holiday Workshop Details

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Elm Atlanta: Atlantic Station: 260 18th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
Tickets are limited (first come, first serve) // Event is complimentary // RSVP here

Hope to see you there!



DIY // Wood Burned Food Trays

Do you ever impulse-buy a DIY supply item that you never thought you needed…And then you take it home and try it out and you wonder how you went so long without it? That’s how I feel about wood burning tools.

Have you ever used one? ‘Cause they’re kind of awesome. Especially when you spring for the alphabet hot stamps to go with it.

DIY // Wood Burned Food Trays

DIY // Wood Burned Food Trays

After playing around and getting used to how the tool works, I immediately jumped into DIY projects, including this one I created for wood burned message trays. They’re great for picnics and parties and really easy to customize on your own. Catch my full tutorial on Project Wedding.

DIY // Wood Burned Food Trays

DIY // Wood Burned Food Trays

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

What craft tools or supplies are you loving at the moment?