The marble trend is still going strong and that’s fine by me because I love the look of this timeless stone. Back in April I DIY’d marble easter eggs and they were so well received, experimenting with this design technique for Christmas was a must! This time I’m going classic, using only black nail polish, to create marble tags, that will most certainly add an elegant finish to your holiday gifts!
As much as I love to indulge in macarons, decorating with them can be just as sweet! Especially during the holiday season, when there’s so many different ways to use them. From gifts and dessert displays, to holiday decor, the options are endless for this sweet cookie and my inspiration is at an all time high. I’m currently dreaming of a tree adorned with real french macarons, but until that day exists, these DIY macaron ornaments will have to do. They’re shaped with my recently designed macaron cookie cutter (find it here & here) and are almost as good as the real thing, without being edible of course.
Hello October, and hello chilly afternoons and shorter days. The leaves are changing and turning beautiful shades of red, burnt orange and gold, and the displays of pumpkins and all things Fall throughout the markets totally have me feeling inspired. Yes, I’m officially in craft mode and focusing on richer earthier tones for the season, which brings Pantone 2015 color of the year to mind. Marsala is a rich and warm hue that completely reminds me of Fall and I’ve been itching to do a project with it for some time. It’s a shade of red with brown and orange undertones and looks gorgeous in fashions, home decor, and design and quickly turned into the focal point for today’s simple DIY.
Happy July 1st! This weekend I’ll be hosting a small group for 4th festivities! How are you celebrating?
I’ve already started work on the menu and plan to serve two fabulous summer cocktails that I can’t wait to share…But first, to accompany the cocktails, I’ve created these simple & chic color dipped drink stirrers in a soft color scheme.
I’m sure by now everyone is aware of how much I love macarons. Well after a weekend of DIY’s I think it’s safe to say my obsession with them is at a whole new level. Now not only do I want to eat all the macarons, but I want to paint them on all the things too. Like Easter eggs! Fitting considering that we’re less than a week away from the holiday and I just happened to have an excess of Martha Stewart acrylic paints on hand. No expert skills necessary. If you love macs as much as I do, and you know the basic anatomy of these darling delights (shell, feet, filling, feet, shell), painting them will be a breeze when you follow the simple steps below.
Marble is incredibly timeless and elegant and in my opinion will never go out of style. We already know how prominent marble is in home interiors, but lately it’s become quite trendy, making its way into the lifestyle and fashion industry as well. In 2015 I’ve seen marble on anything and everything, from office accessories, to phone cases, nails, jewelry, coffee mugs, clothing, you name it and I’m totally head over heels. Seriously, this trend is so posh, and so fabulous that doing something with marble on the blog was a must. And with Easter just a few weeks away, I tried my hand at marbling easter eggs using an unexpected yet simple nail polish technique, that promises to add a touch of on trend posh to your Easter decor.
There’s nothing I love more than giving edible gifts, and last week when my oldest daughter and I came across the DIY chocolate chalkboards found on the Dollhouse Bakeshoppe Blog we knew they would make an adorable thank you’s for her preschool teachers, in preparation for her graduation last Saturday.
One of my best girlfriend’s was in town from New York a few weeks ago and completely unaware of a top-secret bachelorette party myself and the rest of the girls from her wedding party had been planning! We prepared for her final fling over the course of a few weeks and the entire night couldn’t have turned out better! Many personalized details were added to celebrate the Mrs to be, which included the Ring Pop party favors I made for all of the girls that attended. You may remember this sweet candy bling the most from days of your childhood, but they’ve recently become quite trendy for wedding gifts, bridesmaid invitations and party favors.
Have I mentioned yet one of my latest obsessions? It just happens to be edible confetti. There’s just so much to love about this sweet little confection with colors reminiscent of a bright Springy day. The perfect party and treat decor and I’ve recently discovered that it’s also quite versatile. Yes, it looks lovely on treats, and cake stands, and as filler, but how else can it be used? I put some ideas to the test the other day and turns out that these cute little confetti rounds transform into fun little embelli’s for easter egg decorating. A modern twist on the classic, that can be used for place settings, party centerpieces and decoration around the home on Easter Sunday. All you need is a little creativity and a few simple supplies to give them a try!
Sugar is sweet on its own, but when paired with dried berries, and the most adorable printables I’ve come across to date, you have a lovely little DIY gift on your hands, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
The idea for this DIY was inspired of course by the one of a kind Valentine’s prints (see below) from Erisha of A Thing Created, who I’m always delighted to work with! How fabulous are her illustrations?! I love the way she incorporated the heart signage and paired the gingham skirt with the ankle strap heels using her fashion forward approach. Ahh, aren’t these prints just the epitome of sweet, chic and stylish?! And such a fun and modern way to dress up gifts and packages.