DIYs for a Bright + Shiny New Year

This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.

For me, the start of 2012 isn’t about resolutions; I’ve made tons over the years and usually forget about them before February rolls around. Instead, I like to look at it as a fresh start, a year brimming with bright, shiny possibilities along with the feeling that anything is within my grasp. As such, I thought it appropriate to bring you some bright and shiny DIYs to inspire you for the new year. The last one isn’t a full-out tutorial, but I know that you have what it takes to recreate it them “” you are papernstitch readers after all! Here’s to a year of possibility! 🙂

(above) Gold Chevron Paintings by Makeunder My Life

99 Cent DIY Candles by Emily Henderson

Glittery Gold Bow Clutch by The World Is My Oyster

Metallic Gold Mason Jars by Lovely Little Details

Gold Tree Stump Side Tables via Love Maegan

Have a great weekend!

Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in St. Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams, and recently launched an online vintage store.

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Thanks for the inspiration for a creative 2012 xx


Love those Mason jars – bet they would look great in other colours too!

Rebecca @ beautiful square feet

they look just all such amazing! today will be a diy day! 😀


Ooooh, love the gold tree stumps. Definitely on my never ending list of things for my home now!


Oh my, those candles are uh-mazing. I’m already imagining where I could put them in my apartment!


our pleasure jess. love your project! how can you go wrong with chevron and gold?!


Great paintings! They look so great as a trio.


Thanks so much for sharing my chevron paintings!! : ) I love the candles by Emily too!

Jess LC
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