how about a simple DIY for your weekend?
do you remember the trophy cupcakes and parties book i blogged about? i’m still loving it. the cupcakes, the crafts and all of the cuteness.
this week we made the cupcake liner garlands featured in the book. i’m kind of excited about all of the crafty things you can do with cupcakes liners.
all you need to make the garland is:
+cupcake liners (the pattern options are endless)
+string / twine
the string goes through the needle and the needle (with string) through the liners. be sure to leave about 12 inches on each end for hanging. you can hang the garland in a traditional swag but i think i may hang ours from the ceiling straight down.
and while we are chatting cupcakes and crafts and all things sweet . . .
if you are in the chicagoland area, i’m co-hosting a kids baking workshop and book signing with trophy cupcakes at the land of nod on november 16th.
it’s going to be a super fun event for kids + grownies a like. i’d love meet you!
for jennifer shea (trophy cupcakes author) 10 top craft essentials keep reading . . .
happy friday lovelies. i’m taking a break and am at original (having so much fun), so i don’t have my regular friday faves to share with you….but i did want to share this super fun + easy idea i spied over on pinterest. this is totally my type of DIY and weekend project, you know! scrabble pieces and file bins. yes + yes. you could also do one for each kid. what do you think? do you think you might give this a try?
i also write for euro style lighting and have two fun posts to share this week:
kids room design : shared spaces
creating a modern space with accessories
do you have any fun plans for the weekend? i hope so! can’t wait to see you back here on monday!
image / pinterest
hi lovelies! ready for a little DIY today? I’m sharing all of the details on making the tiled mosaic, featured in my living room, over on Honest to Nod.
So CLICK HERE for the HOW TO and get your craft on!
and if your feeling extra crafty here are a few more lovely DIY’s.
xo . t
how are you today lovelies? today i’m over on Honest to Nod sharing how to make this pretty garland mobile from the kids room, that i featured, yesterday. for all of the (pretty) step by step instructions, hop on over here!
If you are looking for a last minute gift, look no further. If you are looking for a handmade, DIY kind of gift, I’ve got it. A few weeks ago, I happened upon Mike Perry’s Unlimited Editions 20 Instant Iron-Ons and I hit the jack pot. These iron-ons are the super coolest. The iron-ons themselves would make a pretty rad gift but why not make it handmade by simply doing the ironing-on yourself? You can iron on t-shirts, tea towels, totes, pillows and the list is endless (I love the idea of endless possibilities).
Here is what you’ll need :
And here is what you’ll get :
I’m making t-shirts for all of my littles and tea towels for some friends. I made the bottom one for myself. And she is a great little reminder of one of my favorite quotes by Nora Ephron, “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” And hey, why not put some lovely words with your pretty little something that you are making?
I found my Mike Perry Iron-On book at Blick but you can also purchase them online here.
Now go get your iron on! xo
images : La La Lovely
this is possibly the worlds easiest DIY (because that’s the way i like them loves). all you need to get started are two items:
+ a globe (mine is an old from from a bathroom vanity)
+ mini, battery operated, lights (mine are strala from IKEA).
simple put batteries in the lights. turn them on. pop them under the globe and there you have it . . . a twinkling globe light. i love the idea of making several and lining them up on your mantle for the holidays. they also make great night lights for your littles (think fairies in a jar) so many possibilities, yes?!
Since this post, you lovelies have been asking about the dots on my bedroom wall. This could possibly be the easiest DIY you ever did see.
SUPPLIES : 1 / a thick black marker 2 / dot stickers
HOW TO : 1 / color stickers black 2 / stick on wall
You can get all kinds of OCD sticking your stickers on in an orderly way but I can’t be bothered with that as I don’t have the patience. I just started sticking away and, in fact, only did a small space, which may or may not look unfinished? I’m going with the thought that it was intended to look this way.
Happy dot making and do tell me if you make some for your space. You can see more of my dot wall here.
I made these mini tassels for La La’s new room and they have been a big hit. They couldn’t be easier to make and I thought I’d share how. Because if I (the craft challenged girl) can make these, anybody can.
Here is what you’ll need . . .
1 : : Pretty string – you’ll need 2 per tassel (you can find this type of string at craft stores)
2 : : Cardboard – cut the cardboard the length you’d like your tassels to be (mine measures at about 4 1/4)
3 : : Glue Gun
And it goes a little something like this . . .
ONE : : take one end of the string + wrap it around the cardboard (not too tightly) until the entire skein is wrapped around the cardboard. TWO : : Add on the 2nd skein the same way you did the first. THREE : : leave a small tail at the end. FOUR + FIVE : : gingerly slip your fingers under the string and remove the cardboard. SIX : : slip one finger through the top of the loop + wrap the tail around the loop several times. SEVEN :: leave a small tail which you can then tie into a small loop knot on the back. EIGHT : : glue the knot on the backside to secure the hold. NINE : : after the glue has dried, cut through the loop at the very bottom to make the fringe. TEN: : voila!!
Then hang it up like this and pat yourself on the back:
And if you haven’t seen La La’s room makeover you can see it here + watch the fun little video here.
images :Meghan Rose Steinman / la la LOVELY