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!


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


I’m more of a dog person 😉

Aina Y

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

msred5 at gmail dot com


So excited for this giveaway


love this DIY idea!


How organized, love it!


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

katie a. //

katie a.

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


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


Love the pink! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

Laura B

I could use these all over my house


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

Sarah Scott

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


These are super fun!


would love to win this!


Clever, clever, clever…. 🙂


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

Love this! Thanks for the chance to win.


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

Monica P

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


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


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


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


Love the vases! Thanks for the opportunity to win


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

ms tk

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!


Gorgeous! LOVE those metallic vases!

Kelsea Echo

Metallic and pink, what’s not to love!

Bethany Wellman

Pick me!


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!


i took the survey and would love to win! thanks!


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

Brooke Field

What a great DIY!


Thanks for the great giveaway!

Hannah @ The Homesteady

awesome! thanks for the giveaway!


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


I took the survey! Thanks for this opportunity!


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


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.

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

Jackie D

thanks for hosting the giveaway!


So brilliant and simple!

Amy W

survey completed!

Lily S.

Love this!


So cute! I love west elm

amy williams

Filled out the survey! 🙂

Denysia Yu

Took the survey! Thanks for the rad giveaway!

Heidi Robbins

Thank you! 🙂

Colleen Boudreau

A visual treat! Thanks


LOVE everything about West Elm…fingers-crossed!


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


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 ^^)


Such a cute idea! Would LOVE to win the West Elm gift card!


Thanks for the giveaway 🙂


The mylar is so cool!


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.


Awesome diy, and contest

Natalie C

Took the survey! 🙂


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

Macy Shackelford

What a fun idea! Love the shine!


So lovely!

Renee Johnson

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


Love your blog, you are very talented friend.


Such a cute DIY! I love everything you do!


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

Nicole Dz

Love the vase! 🙂 Perfect for a desk!

Monique | WritingMonique

Awesome project!! Great idea!

Chantal Vandenberg

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


Super cute!


Love the diy and love the giveaway!

Hannah Roye

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!


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!


Super cute!

Susan M.

Adorable containers!

Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Gina M (Wild Orchid)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Terri h

Never seen mylar tissue paper before!


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

Sarah Wallis

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


Love love and more love!


took the survey!


Would always love some credit at west elm 🙂

Kevin | Thou Swell

The Mylar really makes the containers pop.


Great giveaway! I filled out the survey.


Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal Allen



Those containers would totally brighten up my cube!


Literally the most adorable little guys!

Abigail Hortegas

Cute giveaway

cristi andreea

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

Caitlin Atkinson

Filled out the survey. Hope it helps!

Joanna P.

Great giveaway!



davonne smith

took the survey, thank you for the opportunity!

Michael T

What a great opportunity! Thank you!

Lacey Albin

Took the survey! 😉


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

Laura Major

love west elm!


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


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

Jen L

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

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

Barbara Fehmel

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

Emily Smith

My West Elm wishlist is huge

Susan Christy

Very clever ideas, thank you.

Judy Thomas

LOVEE!! =]

Cassandra Pinter

Re: OMG, I luv west elm. . Wow, prize $75 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me


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

Verena S.

Filled out!


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


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

Sarah Snodgrass

I did the survey

richelle bowers

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!


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

Mike Kozseluha

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Brenda Haines

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


I would like to win for my mom.

Julie Murphy

Great giveaway! Happy New Year!


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


Ashley C

Great blog…great giveaway! Thanks!!

bianca rollins

I love West Elm

James Robb

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

Dana Stargazer Truitt

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

VIctoria McAnally

Love the contrast between the mylar and the ceramic surface!


Lovely blog and giveaway… Thanks!

Shahab Ahmad

great giveaway! Thanks!!

rose langill

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mary Cloud

Thank you for the opportunity to win 😉

Stella Martis

Love this giveaway!

Lesley F

Took the survey. Love your work.


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


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.

took the survey, hope the answers help

jessica w

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

Dawn Keenan
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