Posts Tagged ‘pink’


fresh flower DIY hair barrette

Good morning! I’m back from my trip to LA and Palm Springs and ready to jump back into things with a DIY.

I picked up some fresh flowers from the grocery store the other day and realized that a few blooms would be perfect for a hair accessory. So, I whipped one up for Project Wedding and shared the tutorial right here.

Here’s the gist of the tutorial, in photos…

how to make a fresh flower hair clip

Visit Project Wedding right here, for more photos and the full tutorial.

P.S. I am still recovering from my week away, so I apologize for the short post. I’m catching up on emails and to-dos at the moment (and cuddles with Luna). Things will be back to normal tomorrow though. Promise.

Until then, I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately. And/or whether you’d ever make one of these flower hair clips for a special occasion?


Valentine DIY // giant heart art

Valentine’s Day is only two and half weeks away, so even though it’s still January, I’m kicking off V-Day DIYs today with a bang.

You guys know that I love anything oversized at this point: giant ampersands, big ol’ holiday artwork, etc. But I haven’t made anything oversized for Valentine’s Day yet. So, I’m just going to go ahead and remedy that today, if that’s cool with you…

DIY Giant Decorative Heart for V-Day

Make a giant (3 feet tall) heart photo booth backdrop and prop that you can use as decorative artwork around your house pretty much anytime of year. But especially in February.  And if you’re the type that takes V-Day photos with your man (or your cat) for postcards, etc, this is a great prop to include in the photos. Just sayin’.

Here’s how to make your own…

Supplies to Make a Giant Piece of Heart Art

Supplies Needed:

one piece of foam core that is 36 inches long or larger // acrylic paint // paint brush // Xacto knife or box cutter // 2 saw tooth hangers (if using as hangable artwork) // craft glue // pen or pencil // permanent marker

How to make a giant piece of 'heart art' for Valentine's Day


1. Freehand a tall heart on the biggest piece of foam core you can find, with a pen or pencil. Then trace over it with a marker so you can see the lines better.

2. Next, cut out the heart shape with an Xacto knife or box cutter.

3. Then, paint the entire heart with 2-3 coats of acrylic craft paint. Wait for it to dry completely.

4. Add two small saw hooks to the back with strong glue if you plan to hang it on the wall. And enjoy!

Here’s what the finished DIY looks like…

Valentine's Day DIY // giant heart art

DIY Decorative Heart for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day DIY // giant heart prop

Giant Heart Photo Booth Backdrop

Photo booth backdrop for V-Day

Valentine DIY // giant heart art project

After Valentine’s Day is over, paint your heart black or some other non-Valentine color (like teal) to keep this big ol’ heart relevant long after February 14th is over. You could also attach a black and white drafter’s print, made from one of your favorite photos, to the heart with glue and then cut flush to the foam core for a totally different look.

So what do you think? Would you use this as a photo booth backdrop, or as a prop, or as hangable artwork?

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


weekday carnival

I haven’t ever been a huge fan of pink. In general, it’s always been a bit too girlie for me. BUT lately, I must admit that I’ve been loving the muted pink tones I’ve been seeing in minimal, modern interiors. So today’s interior obsession is dedicated to that once girlie hue that is suddenly cool…

(above) indoor / outdoor space with a touch of pink


a pink-walled London flat


painted, geometric hallway


industrial loft with pink fridge


porcelain pink vessels by Lenneke Wispelwey (via Miss Moss)

Okay, so in fairness, that last shot isn’t really an ‘interior’, but they should would look good in a living room or dining room somewhere. So they made the cut.

What do you think of this design trend? Yay or nay?


Pink, meet neutral. Neutral, meet pink.

Here are a handful of things I’m loving today…

1. Leather iPad Envelope

2. Fringe Balloon DIY

3. Gold Cake Stand (found thanks to Anna)

4. Fringe Garland Backdrop DIY

5. Tumble Pair Necklace in Neutral

6. Building Block Leather Bag (found via Veda House)

P.S. Kelly from Studio DIY put together a really cool series to celebrate Halloween called Bloggers in Costume and she asked me to participate. You can see me in my costume and a little story about my childhood right here.

And also…a big thank you to HGTV Canada for featuring my no carve pumpkin project in their Top 5: Last Minute Thanksgiving Table Decor. What a treat!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting?


Fridays are suppose to be fun, right? So here’s a bright color combo for your weekend:

red + pinks + a hint of orange

All the pieces above are from a shop I adore called The Blooming Thread. And right now you can get 20% off any order at The Blooming Thread with the code PNS20 at checkout.