Posts Tagged ‘home decor’


Mint, Gold, and Greys

Houston! I’m coming for ya…

I’m so excited to announce that I will be hosting a DIY home decor workshop in Houston next month, with my good friend Ashley of Sugar & Cloth.

The two of us will be teaching attendees how to make 5 different home decor items (just like the ones in these photos) that you’ll take home at the end of the workshop. DIYs include: how to make a retro wall clock, a DIY pendant light (from scratch – how to wire / assemble, etc), patterned linens, cool stone coasters, and a geometric planter.

All project supplies needed to create these 5 projects will be provided to you as part of the ticket price, so all you’ll need to bring with you is a smile.

Mint Green, Greys, and Gold

Houston Workshop // 5 DIY Housewares Ideas to Try

Big shout out to our vendors / craft suppliers, Color Cord and West Elm, for helping us make this workshop as amazing as possible with the highest quality supplies for attendees.

Sweets, cocktails, and lunch will also be provided. Along with an awesome goodie bag filled with home decor products to add to your stash of DIYs with brands like Creativebug, Simple Goods Supply, Inkwell Press, and more.

Curious to see what this workshop will be like? Check out this recap from one of Ashley’s previous workshops.

Houston Workshop // 5 DIY Housewares Ideas to Try

5 DIY Housewares Ideas to Try


-Date: Saturday March 28th, 11-3pm
-Location: Sugar & Cloth Studio – 2001 Commerce Street Houston, TX
-Tickets available hereSpace is limited, so be sure to grab your ticket(s) soon, if you’re interested.

Let me know if you have any questions, in the comments below. Hope you can join us!


Photos by Jared Smith / Styled by Ashley Burdette


DIY Nameplate Napkins

After a little experimenting this week, I am completely convinced that I can transform nearly anything in my house that involves fabric, using just two supplies. Yep, two!

So what are those two supplies, you may ask? Pastel dye sticks and fabric pens. That’s all you need.

In partnership with Pentel of America, I’ve transformed 3 fabric household items (cloth napkins, a decorative pillow case, and a lampshade) using Pentel Arts Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks and a special Gel Roller for Fabric…

3 Ways to Dress up Plain Household Textiles in Just a Few Minutes

All three project ideas are super easy and (bonus) won’t take long to make.

Want to give ‘em a try? Here’s what you’ll need…

Pentel Supplies for DIY

1. DIY Nameplate Napkins

Give plain napkins a mini makeover with this easy nameplate design that is as simple as writing on a piece of paper. Only it’s fabric! If you need any hand lettering tips before you get started, check out this post.

The gel roller for fabric pen works exactly as a normal pen and smoothly writes directly onto fabrics without any trouble. If you’re hoping to create intricate designs and/or fine lines, use this pen. Bonus! It’s instantly smear proof  and waterproof. So you can use the napkins right away and toss them in the wash when they get dirty.

DIY Nameplate Napkins

DIY Nameplate Napkins

A Tray Full of Macarons

DIY Nameplate Napkins

DIY Nameplate Napkins with Waterproof Ink

2. DIY Doodle Pillow

This one is so fun and easy. I used the Fabric Fun dye sticks to create a doodle color field pattern all over a blank pillow case that I had left over from this project.

The doodles ended up creating a kind of swirling pattern. And I just did loop after loop after loop…like a lowercase cursive ‘l’. Over and over and over again. The dye is permanent, once heat set with an iron, so you won’t have to worry about it rubbing off on the couch, etc.

DIY Doodle Pillow

DIY Doodle Pillow

DIY Doodle Pillow

3. DIY Easy Patterned Lampshade

This last DIY is probably my favorite.  Here’s the story… We had an old lampshade sitting in the garage, that I’d been meaning to toss or donate. It had some stains on it and was looking a little worse for wear. So needless to say, it had all but been abandoned at that point.

Instead of throwing it away though, I gave it a little makeover and now it’s one of my favorite things. Strange how that works out sometimes, huh?

All I did was use the Fabric Fun dye sticks to draw an easy curved pattern (basically an upside down ‘U’), all the way around the shade. Once the design is complete, I used an iron to heat set it, just like the pillow. Be sure that your lampshade is cotton. This will help ensure that it sets properly.

DIY Easy Patterned Lampshade

DIY Easy Patterned Lampshade

DIY Easy Patterned Lampshade

Creative Direction, Production and Styling // Brittni Mehlhoff
Photography // Kimberly Murray

Think you’ll give any of these DIY ideas a try? Which one is your favorite?

This post is in partnership with Pentel of America. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site possible. To more posts like this, visit the dip dyed hand lettered DIY stationery that I created last month.


Painted Yellow Accent

I’ve been missing the sunshine (and warm weather) lately. Although I did catch a few snowflakes yesterday, which was pretty cool.

So, to cheer myself up I’m bringing the sun to me. Or trying to anyway, with 7 ways to ‘steal my sunshine’. AKA awesome interiors with yellow (sunshine-y) accents…

1. Yellow Window Sill via 70 Percent Pure

That velvet yellow bench!

2. That Velvet Yellow Bench (!!) via Domaine Home

That mustard yellow couch!

3. That yellow couch, from a recent shoot, is my fave! Via Paper & Stitch

Neon yellow and pink bathroom

4. A bright yellow bathroom via Lonny

Yellow 70s Kitchen

5. This cheery yellow 70s kitchen via Design Sponge

7 Ways to Steal my Sunshine // Yellow Accents in Interiors

6. A yellow foot stool in the bedroom via Paper & Stitch

Yellow Window Moulding

7. Yellow window mouldings via Elle Decor

What colors cheer you up when the weather is cold and dreary?