DIY Mylar Containers + Win a $75 Gift Card to West Elm


DIY Mylar Containers

Right now, my mind is somewhere in between January organization and Valentine’s Day projects.

Which is probably a weird dance for my brain to be doing, now that I think about it. But no matter, because I’ve combined the two in a new DIY that is part office organization and part V-day celebration. Mylar Striped Ceramic Containers.

The full tutorial is over on my friend Chelsea’s blog, Lovely Indeed, but I couldn’t let the day pass by without sharing a few of the photos.

Scroll down for a chance to win a $75 West Elm gift card, at the bottom of this post!

DIY Mylar Containers

DIY Mylar Planter

DIY Mylar Containers

Aaaand…since this post is related to organization and the new year, I thought this would be as good a time as any to ask you to take a teeny tiny survey for me, if you don’t mind. It won’t take long (promise) and you can skip any questions you don’t want to answer.

Bonus! If you fill out the survey, and then enter via Rafflecopter below, you could win a $75 West Elm gift card! Giveaway prize is open worldwide. Just fill out the survey before entering.

Your survey answers will help me make this blog better. And aside from that, I just really want to get to know you a little bit better. Like whether you’re a dog person or a cat person. Cool?

Click here to take the survey.

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134 comments | Click here to reply

Would love to win this!

Amy | January 14th, 2015 at 9:56 am

These mylar containers would add some much-needed color to my desk. Thanks for sharing!

Allison | January 14th, 2015 at 10:24 am

I’m more of a dog person 😉

Aina Y | January 14th, 2015 at 10:34 am

Lovely blog and giveaway… Thanks! Completed the survey too. 🙂

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Karen | January 14th, 2015 at 10:43 am

So excited for this giveaway

Christina | January 14th, 2015 at 10:48 am

love this DIY idea!

Suzanna | January 14th, 2015 at 10:50 am

How organized, love it!

Chelsey | January 14th, 2015 at 10:57 am

you’ve inspired me to do this but to switch it up a bit. can’t wait to share. xo

katie a. //

katie a. | January 14th, 2015 at 10:57 am

love this. couldn’t find just one thing I love about your blog! it’s all my very favorite!

Dana | January 14th, 2015 at 11:23 am

I love old movies, the color pink, and all things pretty 🙂

Dora | January 14th, 2015 at 11:28 am

Love the pink! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

Laura B | January 14th, 2015 at 12:06 pm

I could use these all over my house

Michaela | January 14th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

I love following these accounts ever since you lead me to them!

Sarah Scott | January 14th, 2015 at 12:26 pm

New to your blog.. So far I love it! Can’t wait to read more 🙂

Ellyn | January 14th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

These are super fun!

RosaLovesDC | January 14th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

would love to win this!

Jules | January 14th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Clever, clever, clever…. 🙂

Raquel | January 14th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Fun giveaway! I’m doing the dance between immediate january goals (finish my room [it’s been sitting unfinished since november. NOVEMBER]! organize the pantry! set up a communal office area!) and long-term goals (overhaul my wardrobe, re-think my career goals, etc etc) so i feel you there. I love both cats AND dogs, but my current animal pal is a bun named Taylor Swift. We have a good time together.

Hannah Joy | January 14th, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Love this! Thanks for the chance to win.
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Kerry | January 14th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

What a great give away. The containers are super cute too

Monica P | January 14th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

I have only recently found your blog and it is one of my favourite things to read on the net. Thanks!

Nicole | January 14th, 2015 at 1:28 pm

I only recently found your blog and it is one of my favourite things to read. Thanks!

Nicole | January 14th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

This is a great idea; thanks! And thanks for the giveaway chance.

Krystan | January 14th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

I filled out your survey – hopefully that helps! But you’re doing a good job so just keep doing what you’re doing.

Libby | January 14th, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Love the vases! Thanks for the opportunity to win

Rachelle | January 14th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

cool giveaway! and the survey was quick and painless too. 🙂

ms tk | January 14th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Just filled out your survey, keep up the awesome work! Crossing my fingers for the giveaway- we’re expecting, so could use this for some nursery goodies!

Jena | January 14th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Gorgeous! LOVE those metallic vases!
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Kelsea Echo | January 14th, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Metallic and pink, what’s not to love!

Bethany Wellman | January 14th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Pick me!

Jana | January 14th, 2015 at 2:36 pm

I love your DIYs, they make me feel more creative, even if I don’t come around creating them myself … Winning the gift certificate would be awesome!

karen | January 14th, 2015 at 2:37 pm

i took the survey and would love to win! thanks!
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Charity | January 14th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Crossing my fingers, my West Elm wish list is getting long!

Brooke Field | January 14th, 2015 at 2:44 pm

What a great DIY!
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Kay | January 14th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Hannah @ The Homesteady | January 14th, 2015 at 3:11 pm

awesome! thanks for the giveaway!

natalie | January 14th, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Bright metallics are great for bringing some cheer to winter blues. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessie | January 14th, 2015 at 3:29 pm

I took the survey! Thanks for this opportunity!
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Stacia | January 14th, 2015 at 3:29 pm

These are so cute! Looking for little ceramic cups now 🙂

Lindsey | January 14th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Love that pop of color and shine against the matte white ceramic — this is happening in my house! Fingers crossed I have a $75 West Elm gift card coming my way to help. 🙂 Thanks for the great ideas.

Spring B. | January 14th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Starting to imagine all the possibilities to do with that $75!

Jackie D | January 14th, 2015 at 3:47 pm

thanks for hosting the giveaway!

sharon | January 14th, 2015 at 4:24 pm

So brilliant and simple!
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Amy W | January 14th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

survey completed!

Lily S. | January 14th, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Love this!

Bethany | January 14th, 2015 at 4:58 pm

So cute! I love west elm

amy williams | January 14th, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Filled out the survey! 🙂
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Denysia Yu | January 14th, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Took the survey! Thanks for the rad giveaway!

Heidi Robbins | January 14th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Thank you! 🙂

Colleen Boudreau | January 14th, 2015 at 6:18 pm

A visual treat! Thanks
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Gayle | January 14th, 2015 at 6:20 pm

LOVE everything about West Elm…fingers-crossed!

Kacey | January 14th, 2015 at 6:55 pm

I’m in the middle of revamping my (tiny) workspace at home and the gift would be super helpful in making it more beautiful!

Shelley | January 14th, 2015 at 7:04 pm

beautiful rosa color ^^
….. I’am .. a dog person ^^ because dog are so lovely and perhaps because the other people from the city loooooooove cat (15 cat live on the house near my house ^^)

Vikie | January 14th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Such a cute idea! Would LOVE to win the West Elm gift card!
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Catherine | January 14th, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

caroline | January 14th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

The mylar is so cool!

Solducky | January 14th, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Keepining my fingers crossed for this one since we have a bare apartment to decorate from the ground up. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Liz | January 14th, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Awesome diy, and contest

Natalie C | January 14th, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Took the survey! 🙂

rachel | January 14th, 2015 at 9:57 pm

I would love to win this! West Elm has so many cute things.

Macy Shackelford | January 14th, 2015 at 10:26 pm

What a fun idea! Love the shine!

Ellen | January 14th, 2015 at 10:43 pm

So lovely!

Renee Johnson | January 14th, 2015 at 10:47 pm

I really enjoy your blog and have for quite a while. And I’m 60 years old.

Debbie | January 15th, 2015 at 1:55 am

Love your blog, you are very talented friend.

Jeran | January 15th, 2015 at 2:22 am

Such a cute DIY! I love everything you do!

Hana | January 15th, 2015 at 3:04 am

Awesome! Love this! Metallic and gorgeous! And I took the survey and entered! Thanks for the great post!

Nicole Dz | January 15th, 2015 at 4:43 am

Love the vase! 🙂 Perfect for a desk!
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Monique | WritingMonique | January 15th, 2015 at 5:08 am

Awesome project!! Great idea!

Chantal Vandenberg | January 15th, 2015 at 6:51 am

these little pots look gorgeous, also filled out the survey. Hope it helps 🙂

Zie | January 15th, 2015 at 7:10 am

Super cute!

Amanda | January 15th, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Love the diy and love the giveaway!

Hannah Roye | January 15th, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Another great project. I would love to try it with a clear glass container- maybe for a votive or led candle? The reflection would be awesome if you displayed a few on a mirror!

MLapson | January 15th, 2015 at 12:19 pm

This is a great DIY! I’m also looking for quick and easy ways to update my makeup storage and these look perfect for brushes and eyeliners!

Stef | January 15th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Super cute!

Susan M. | January 15th, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Adorable containers!

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Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina M (Wild Orchid) | January 15th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

Terri h | January 15th, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Never seen mylar tissue paper before!

Krista | January 15th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Great blog! I took the survey and entered the raffle.

Sarah Wallis | January 15th, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Took the survey! Hope it helps, & thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy | January 15th, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Love love and more love!

Megan | January 15th, 2015 at 9:40 pm

took the survey!
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Laura | January 15th, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Would always love some credit at west elm 🙂
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Kevin | Thou Swell | January 16th, 2015 at 12:23 am

The Mylar really makes the containers pop.

Eva | January 16th, 2015 at 3:35 am

Great giveaway! I filled out the survey.

Chloe | January 16th, 2015 at 9:34 am

Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal Allen | January 16th, 2015 at 10:43 am


Kat | January 16th, 2015 at 11:44 am

Those containers would totally brighten up my cube!

Wendy | January 16th, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Literally the most adorable little guys!

Abigail Hortegas | January 16th, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Cute giveaway

cristi andreea | January 16th, 2015 at 4:29 pm

So cute! I love the little jade plant with the metallic pot!

Caitlin Atkinson | January 16th, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Filled out the survey. Hope it helps!

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Great giveaway!

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davonne smith | January 16th, 2015 at 8:09 pm

took the survey, thank you for the opportunity!

Michael T | January 16th, 2015 at 10:54 pm

What a great opportunity! Thank you!

Lacey Albin | January 17th, 2015 at 12:46 am

Took the survey! 😉

Stephanie | January 17th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Would love to win this awesone prize and took the survey! I’m a newbie but seriously loving your ideas!!!

Laura Major | January 17th, 2015 at 11:17 am

love west elm!

Tracy | January 17th, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Cute idea! I’m going to have to try this out. Thanks for the giveaway, too!

Carolsue | January 17th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Good looking DIY! Thank you for including Canadians in your giveaway!

Jen L | January 17th, 2015 at 9:05 pm

I’ve been following you’re blog for almost a year and I must say it’s getting very good with very good ideas and posts! Keep the great job.

Catarina Henriques | January 17th, 2015 at 10:32 pm

This would be a lovely prize to win. Such an interesting site.

Barbara Fehmel | January 18th, 2015 at 12:00 am

I filled out the survey. Thanks so much for the chance to win! 🙂

Emily Smith | January 18th, 2015 at 1:18 am

My West Elm wishlist is huge

Susan Christy | January 18th, 2015 at 1:41 am

Very clever ideas, thank you.

Judy Thomas | January 18th, 2015 at 4:40 am

LOVEE!! =]

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Edmond | January 18th, 2015 at 6:11 am

Lovely pics! I really love the color you chose for the mugs.

Verena S. | January 18th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Filled out!
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Laura | January 18th, 2015 at 7:48 am

I love both but my dog passed last year and have a cat now.

debbie | January 18th, 2015 at 10:50 am

I found you through designlovefest – great blog and I love the gift giving idea post.

Sarah Snodgrass | January 18th, 2015 at 11:54 am

I did the survey

richelle bowers | January 18th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

I’ve never been to West Elm even though I drive by one regularly. I need to stop in…looks like they have lovely things!

Kristen | January 18th, 2015 at 9:46 pm

West Elm is my favourite store for home décor !!!!

Mike Kozseluha | January 18th, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Brenda Haines | January 18th, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Thank you for giving international the chance to take part too! I find that great! Good luck with everything!

Evanthia | January 19th, 2015 at 8:02 am

I would like to win for my mom.

Julie Murphy | January 19th, 2015 at 8:18 am

Great giveaway! Happy New Year!

Lucy | January 19th, 2015 at 9:49 am

I’d love to get the Nook Glass Table Lamp in Gray 🙂


Ashley C | January 19th, 2015 at 10:40 am

Great blog…great giveaway! Thanks!!

bianca rollins | January 19th, 2015 at 2:59 pm

I love West Elm

James Robb | January 19th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

I’m a HUGE fan of West Elm I really am excited about this giveaway!!

Dana Stargazer Truitt | January 19th, 2015 at 8:31 pm

I just recently bought some house plants! I cant wait to try this DIY!

VIctoria McAnally | January 19th, 2015 at 11:12 pm

Love the contrast between the mylar and the ceramic surface!

Rin | January 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Lovely blog and giveaway… Thanks!

Shahab Ahmad | January 20th, 2015 at 9:50 am

great giveaway! Thanks!!

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Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mary Cloud | January 20th, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Thank you for the opportunity to win 😉

Stella Martis | January 20th, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Love this giveaway!

Lesley F | January 20th, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Took the survey. Love your work.

shaunie | January 20th, 2015 at 11:45 pm

$75 to west elm would help us up our game when we move!

Abbey | January 21st, 2015 at 8:14 am

Took the survey. The metallic does really make things pop. I also like the post where you create the neon kitchen containers too.

Laura P. | January 21st, 2015 at 12:23 pm

took the survey, hope the answers help

jessica w | January 21st, 2015 at 12:49 pm

West Elm is a great company. Thanks for the chance.

Dawn Keenan | January 21st, 2015 at 10:33 pm
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