Over the years, I’ve created plenty of non-traditional holiday DIYs. And I think I always will because they’re super fun for me to create. BUT sometimes there’s nothing better than adding your own DIY vibes to a classic idea (the projects that have been around for years and years).
Today’s projects is one of those classics! I teamed up with Ball® Home Canning to create a bunch of DIY lanterns for outdoor entertaining, using Ball® Mason Jars. To add my own twist, I made a hanging version, added polka dot patterns (because why not, right?!), and spun them into DIY hanging holiday lanterns that scream Christmas from a mile away. Plus, the lights I used make the lanterns look like there are fireflies inside. Happy accident for sure!
Click through for the tutorial and all the holiday-inspired photos.
I’ve had a pair of shoes sitting at the studio for over a month now that I never fully loved and halfway meant to return. BUT I missed the return window and really did like the shape just not the all brown leather vibe, so I decided to give them a makeover.
I turned them into DIY painters shoes and absolutely love ’em now! I wear them almost everyday and have gotten so many compliments. So, I wanted to share the tutorial with you (along with before photos and my picks for other shoes that would be perfect for this technique).
Using this leather wrapped gift idea as a jumping off point, I made some DIY gifts anyone on your list will appreciate (as long as they like alcohol or cute stuff): leather wrapped message flasks!
It helps that I used (possibly) the cutest flasks on the planet to bring this idea together. But you can recreate this DIY holiday gift idea with ANY flask (and any style) – which means you can make one for ANYONE on your list – guys included. Also makes a fun stocking stuffer!
I’ve been trying out different morning smoothies recipes lately and I finally found a couple (fall inspired options) that I really like. But one thing I’m not a big fan of is the cleanup. Does anyone else dirty-up like 500 surfaces during the smoothie making process or is it just me?
So, I teamed up with the PURELL® brand for the launch of their brand new Multi-Surface Disinfectant spray to clean up and disinfect my morning messes in the kitchen AND bring you some layered chia seed smoothie recipes in the process. Yum!
Let’s get real here for a sec. The business side of running a blog is not always so glamorous. In fact, for a creative it can feel like a real chore to have to put off the fun stuff to focus on the not-as-fun (but very important) business side of being your own boss.
Luckily, there are a bunch of things that can make running your business and staying organized much, much easier and maybe even a little bit fun in some cases!
So, I put together a quick guide of things I’ve implemented for my business that have worked really well. And this post is in partnership with Adobe Document Cloud, since I use several of their products day to day to keep this train running smoothly. Everything I’m sharing, I actually use for my biz and has been really helpful in streamlining my chaotic process into something much more organized.Read More →
The recent time change has bummed me out a little bit (anyone else?!) because it’s been getting dark super early. And I need all the natural sunlight I can get!
SO, in an effort to brighten things up, I rounded up the coolest light fixtures I could find – from pendants and sconces to floor and table lamps. If we all have to deal with less sun each day, at least we can get a cool light fixture or two out of the deal, right?!
There’s a bunch of price ranges, shapes, etc – and all of my picks are from sites you know and love already – like Etsy!
Jeff and I were thinking about taking a quick trip to Charleston this weekend to check out the Pretend Store pop up here, but I don’t think we’re going to make it after all. If you’re nearby, you should totally go though! Totally wouldn’t be mad if you wanted to pick me up something.
Otherwise, I have a handful of weekend DIYs for you to try, just in case. Click through for all 6 ideas…