Posts Tagged ‘craft’
Hard to believe, but one week from today is Valentine’s Day, which means that this weekend is the LAST weekend before February 14th to complete V-Day DIYs. So to bring you a little inspiration, here are nine Valentine DIYs to try this weekend…
P.S. My friend Caroline recently launched a new site called Made Vibrant and I wanted to share it with you guys. She does amazing hand lettering (and design). And I thought this DIY Mad Libs V-Day Printable, in particular, that she made would be something you’d want to check out (free download).
Hope you have a great weekend!
Last week, Sarah of Sarah Hearts, and I hosted the Meet + Make workshop at West Elm in Jacksonville. And it was so much fun. Lots of laughs, plenty of great people, and definitely a whole lot of gift toppers.
So, while we’re still in the Christmas season (can you believe Christmas is this coming Wednesday?), I thought I would share a few photos from the event.
Okay, so let’s start with the sweets, because, sadly, that’s how my mind works. Treats then crafts…These mini apple pies from a local bakery (Edgewood bakery to be exact) were so yummy!
And we also had a hot chocolate bar, thanks to Ticket Chocolate who provided the hot chocolate pops. They were definitely a hit.
Everyone made these little party animal gift toppers (which double as ornaments), which you might remember from way back when…I made a llama party animal ornament for Victoria’s magazine, Styled, last year around Christmas time.
And what’s a party/workshop without swag bags. Right? Huge thank you to all the vendors who kindly included goodies in our gift bags.
Please check out these vendor sites when you have a moment: Crafted by Lindy, Thatch & Thistle Co., The Twinery, Caroline Creates, Gina Riano,Kathryn Godwin Sotardi, Hello Heyyo, Mod by Mel and Ticket Chocolate. Great stuff!
And check out exactly what was in each and every gift bag right here on Sarah Hearts.
Thanks so much to everyone who was able to make it out for the event. We weren’t able to get everyone in the final group photo, but this was the majority of us. It was so fun! Hope to do it again soon.
P.S. Can you spot me in that last photo? I swear I can be recognized in any photo at this point based on the fact that I literally wear my hair the same way. Every. Single. Day. Is that normal? Probably not.
Today is the last day of DIY Halloween week and I have to say, I’m sad to see it go. BUT I still have a few Halloween things to share next week, including some printables from Jordan, that are super fun.
To wrap up this week though, I’m thinking it would be good to check out some clever DIY Halloween costumes. And because I personally suck at costumes, I rounded up some of my favorites from other crafty blog ladies. The costumes aren’t scary (I’m not really a fan of scary Halloween costumes), but they’re pretty dang cool. Here are my favorite Halloween costumes from around the web…
4. DIY birthday cake costume from Kelly of Studio DIY
To follow all of the Halloween festivities that have been happening around here lately, visit the Halloween page, where you can scroll through all the past Halloween related posts.
P.S. Jeff and I are finally moving into a new place today. There is a lot of work to be done (even as renters, there is still a lot we want to do – paint, change out light fixtures, fans, blah, blah, blah) and I’m looking forward to sharing the process here over the next couple of months. Get ready for some before and afters!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Today’s DIY started a long, long time ago. Back when Jeff and I got married in 2009.
The day before our wedding, I made little bags of petal confetti from fresh flowers for people to throw at us when we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. It was super easy and it worked out well because we got married in a park. So if we were going to throw confetti, it had to be natural. Flash forward to four years later (are anniversary is next week) and I thought it would be fun to revisit that project with more interesting petal shapes (and colors). So here we are.
This petal party confetti DIY is perfect for those flowers that aren’t quite as fresh anymore too. Instead of throwing them out when they start to wilt, remove the petals and throw a party. Well you don’t have to go that far, but definitely keep this idea bookmarked for birthday parties, wedding, and other fun, indoor or outdoor occasions.
It’s a really easy way to incorporate a bit of whimsy into a party and what other type of confetti do you know of that smells good? Well, okay, maybe this edible confetti, but aside from that, there’s nothing like it.
Want to make your own petal party confetti? Here’s how… Just pick the petals off some fragrant blooms, sort them into bowls or mix them together, and start tossing! Types of flowers used for this project: Petals from hydrangeas, mums, and a few wilting dahlias, but virtually any type of flower will work. NOTE: To be on the safe side, keep pets away from flowers and petal confetti. Some flowers are poisonous to animals, especially cats.
Now you have a fragrant, biodegradable confetti option for parties that as easy a pie and perfect for outdoor, summer events. Enjoy!
Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff. Modeling by Amanda Toman.
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Father’s Day is a little over a week away (coming up fast, isn’t it?), so I thought it was about time for a little DIY Father’s Day roundup. I threw a couple of printables in the mix as well, so all your bases are covered…
P.S. I also write for other sites around the web. Here are my posts elsewhere from the week…
- Fabric-Covered Notebooks DIY (original tutorial)
- DIY Art Caddy for the Kiddos (original tutorial)
- Father’s Day Gift Guide: 12 Great Gifts for Cool Dads
- How To: Make a Pallet Playhouse for the Kiddos in Time for Summer
- Roundup: 18 DIY Planters, Pots and Other Decorative Ideas
Have a great weekend!