Posts Tagged ‘craft’


6 Weekend DIYs to Try

This weekend, I'm finishing up my office makeover (mini sneak peek here). So there won't be a whole lot of V-Day celebrating in my neck of the woods. Although I'm sure Jeff and I will have a chopstick cheers, at some point...Thai food on the couch, with a movie, anyone? 

But anyway, if you have some downtime over the weekend, and are up for a DIY or two, I have a handful of suggestions for ya. Here are 6 DIYs to try this weekend...

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut Sandwiches

2. Giant Floral Typography Wall Art Project

3. DIY Hanging Flower Installation from Sugar & Cloth

4. Flower Crown DIY from Makers Society

5. 'Painted' Pink + Red Cheerios for V-Day from Proper

6. DIY Lipstick Piñata from Studio DIY

Happy weekend!



Easter DIY to Try // Carrot Cupcake Toppers

After yesterday's super easy Easter egg project, I thought I would make another simple DIY for the upcoming holiday. But admittedly, I'm egg-ed out at the moment. At least for today. SO I went in another direction...carrots.

These colorful DIY carrots would make cute cupcake toppers for the kid's table at Easter dinner. But they could work for the adults too. I think? Here's how to make your own...

Make These Carrot Cupcake Toppers for Easter


thin cardboard // scissors // craft paint // paint brush // pencil // black marker


This is so easy! I freehanded some simple carrot silhouettes on cardboard. Then, I cut them out and painted them. I added a black outline all the way around each carrot and added a couple of detail lines as well. Then, I added small bamboo skewers to the carrots with glue and stuck them into cupcakes after the glue was dry.

Here's the step by step process in photos...

How To Make a Carrot Cupcake Topper for Easter

And here's the finished project...

Easy Easter Cupcake Toppers for Kids

Easter DIY // Carrot Cupcake Topper

Easter DIY // Carrot Cupcake Toppers

 Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

And if you're not a fan of carrots, you could easily create little bunny silhouettes, Easter baskets, or eggs this same way.

P.S. Does that carrot, in the photo above, look like it's smiling at us? Or is it just me?


DIY to Try // Easter Egg Sharpie Doodles

So, it seems like nearly anything and everything you can possibly imagine has already been done to Easter eggs this year. Or last year, for that matter.

BUT there's still a little room to make it your own, right? So I grabbed a permanent marker and went to town on some plain hard boiled eggs. Kind of in the same vein as the DIY metallic Easter eggs I did last year...

I created random designs and little doodles - gems, triangles, hatch marks, lines, and curly q's. Basically anything that came to my head. It was fun to just let go and treat each egg as a paper napkin that I'd doodle on at a restaurant.

Super Easy Easter Egg DIY with Sharpies

I also made a few nameplate eggs that would be great for an Easter dinner party. If I made them again, I wouldn't add those random lines underneath each name, but oh well. I don't hate 'em.

You can go the brown egg route, which I always love because they kind of have a dyed feel to them without having to do anything....

DIY Nameplate Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Drawings + Doodles DIY

Or you can go the extreme minimalist route (which is my favorite option) and use regular white eggs, still hard boiled of course...

Easter Egg Sharpie Drawings + Doodles

Easter Egg Project // Marker Drawings + Doodles

Easter DIY Sharpie Drawings + Doodles

DIY Marker Drawings + Doodles on Easter Eggs Project

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

If you had a carton of eggs to doodle on, what would you draw? Random geometric shapes? A few portraits? Patterns? I'd love to know.

And for even more Easter DIY ideas, visit the Easter project page.