Archive for the ‘home decor’ Category

12/03/14

DIY // Modern Hanging Holiday Decor

Now that we’re settled into our new place, I’ve started doing some (minimal) holiday decorating around the house. And the first thing I put up was this dip dyed hanging decor piece. It’s ombre, it’s neon, it’s everything the holidays should be. Amiright?

And if you want to make one of your own, I’ve got you covered. Here’s how to make a DIY dip dyed hanging holiday sculpture…

DIY // Dip Dyed Modern Hanging Holiday Decor

Supplies:

paper ornaments (from West Elm) // a bowl // water // black acrylic paint // popsicle stick for stirring // neon string (mine is from Amazon)

How To:

1. This project is really easy. Start by gently pulling the paper, so that the ends come back around to each other and the magnets lock together. Now your paper ornaments are ready for dipping.

2. Mix black acrylic paint with a little bit of water, using a popsicle stick to stir the two together. The more water you add the lighter the dip dye effect will be.

3. Dip each ornament into the mixture and then remove and wait for each one to dry.

4. Once dry, tie a large grouping of ornaments together (I used about 20 ornaments for mine, but you can make yours smaller or larger depending on how you like it). Each ornament has a string attached to it already, so they should be really easy to tie together in a cluster.

5. Then attached several long pieces of neon string to the cluster and it’s ready to hang.

Dip Dyed Hanging Holiday DIY

I hung mine over my desk to make things feel more festive in my workspace, but it would also look great hanging by the fireplace or in an entryway.

OR if you don’t have a place to hang something like this, you can always create a long (non-hanging) version for the mantle instead.

DIY // Dip Dyed Hanging Holiday Decor

DIY // Modern Hanging Holiday Decor

And if you’re in the mood for some experimenting, I’m thinking this would look really cool with some globe string lights attached somehow too, to make it more functional.

Just make sure not to leave it unattended when it’s plugged into the wall.

DIY // Modern Dip Dyed Hanging Holiday Decor

DIY // Modern Dip Dyed Hanging Holiday Decor

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this modern DIY a try for the holidays?

11/12/14

DIY Patterned Pillow Project with Iron On Vinyl

I recently tried my hand at an iron on project and I have to tell you, I am soooo addicted to this technique. I may even be turning into a completely crazy iron on queen.

I’ve started adding designs to t-shirts, blankets, tea towels…pretty much anything I can get my hands on. It’s a problem really. But I can’t help it because its so SO easy.

The project that actually kicked off my new obsession was a diy kit I put together for Darby Smart that just launched a couple of days ago: iron on patterned pillows.

Want to give iron on transferring a go? Here’s how to make your own pillows in a pinch…

DIY Patterned Pillow Project with Iron On Vinyl

Materials:

All you need are the items that come in the Darby Smart DIY kit that I designed. Plus an iron, a pair of scissors, and a pillow insert.

You can choose either gold or black iron on vinyl as a part of the kit. And you’ll also receive 2 pillow covers.

Iron On Transfer Pillow DIY Kit

How To

1. Start by cutting out a freehand design or tracing something onto the back of the iron on vinyl, if you prefer. Just remember if you’re writing letters on the back of the vinyl, be sure to write them backwards, so when you cut it out and flip it over, it reads correctly.

2.  Next, iron over the entire pillow case for about 30 seconds, then quickly arrange the pattern or cut out design onto pillow cover.

3. Then iron over top of the design, staying focused on one 6-8 inch area at a time. You’ll notice that it begins to stick almost immediately. Be sure to apply the iron to each area for at least 30 seconds to a minute, before moving onto the next section.

4. Once the entire pillow case has been ironed and the vinyl is attached, flip the pillow case over and iron the inside of the pillow case as well (where the design is).

5. Then, flip the cover back over and peel off the protective cover from the vinyl.

6. Add the pillow insert and enjoy.

DIY // Iron On Transfer Pillow Design

In addition to the linear pattern, I also created an easy heart pattern. You could also create a message pillow, if you wanted to go that route. So many possibilities.

DIY Patterned Pillow Project with Iron On Vinyl

DIY Patterned Pillow Project with Iron On Vinyl

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff 

You can check out my new Darby Smart DIY kit here, if you’re interested.

This post is in partnership with Darby Smart. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.

10/16/14

Color Pop

This week I’m in Atlanta…working on something a little bit secretive (that I’ll be able to share soon, I promise). But I wanted to pop in to share some interiors that I’m currently drooling over.

(above) This gorgeous interior! via The Design Files

An Artsy Abode

Nicole Frazen’s space is really inspiring. via SF Girl by Bay

Inspiring Entryway

A lovely entryway. via Oh Happy Day

Gallery Wall

A playful space, filled with cheer. via Handmade Charlotte

Muted Bedroom

A muted bedroom. via The Design Files

Colorful Studio

Further evidence that everything that Emily Henderson does turns to gold. Her studio is gorgeous! via Domaine

Earth Tones

Earth tones. via The Design Files

Rug as Wall Art

Amazing rug as wall art via Ferm Living (found via Decor8)

Have your own interior obsessions this week? I’d love to see what is inspiring you lately.