Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Favorite Past Holiday Posts

For the next few months I'll be sharing in the Fiesta Movement by tackling design projects in my home and community. This months' theme is Social Activism.

I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from Christmas years past on my blog today!






My easy easy neighbor gifts



Gift Wrap Ideas Using Kraft Paper


Jett's Christmas Room Tour












I hope you are all enjoying your Holiday so far! I can't believe Christmas will be here so soon! 

disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Etsy Roundup

It's officially the Holiday season!! So excited. If you need a little extra Holiday happiness I've rounded up some of my favorite Christmas decor and gift items on etsy. 


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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Velvet Pumpkin Giveaway :: CLOSED

Since I got married I have been slowly building up my supply of seasonal decor. I try to purchase items that I'll love for a long time. I remember, with the change of every season carefully taking out my mom's decorations out of our storage boxes. Each piece had a special memory associated with it. When I first saw Love Feast Shop's velvet pumpkins I knew they were something special and that they would become a family heirloom.


The weight and quality are amazing and the stems are real pumpkin stems! 



These pumpkins also come in 44 colors wich means there is something for everyone! 





How fun would a set of coral pumpkins be! If pumpkins aren't your thing check out their velvet mushrooms

Today one lucky winner can win a trio of velvet pumpkins! Just comment below to enter. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 23rd. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Halloween Decorations with American Crafts & Target


I am all about a simple and easy craft which is why I'm loving the line of American Crafts Halloween products at Target right now. Their products range from kits to individual embellishments and craft supplies.  They sent me three kids to try out - a paper wreath, a banner and mini witches hats. Each kit includes all of the items to complete the project. 

The banner kit was super easy to put together! It comes with everything and literally all you need to do is peel and stick. 



I decided to put my own spin on the project by using the backside of the banner to adhere the letters to and embellishing them with some American Crafts washi tape. 



I also created a little witch hat mobile with their mini witch's hat kit. 




Using jars I already had and their stickers I created some spooky potions to display in my kitchen. 


This was such an easy way to decorate for Halloween. The "crushed newts" are dried coconut and the skunk oil is just water and food coloring. 

If you want to create some Halloween goodness of your own you can find all of these products plus more at your local Target store! 


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Simple DIY Mother’s Day Planter Gift


I have another great printable and DIY idea for you Mom today from Sarah. She has come up with the most adorable planter idea for Mother's day. The printable can easily wrap around your planter and really personalize your gift! 

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Mother’s Day is just a couple weeks away and like many of us, I want to show my mom
how much I appreciate her. If you’ve already given your mom flowers, bath products,
and chocolate in Mother’s Days past, here’s a new idea—gift your mom a potted plant in
a festive, up-cycled container!



All you need to do is download and print out the label of your choice then follow these
simple steps:

Supplies:
• Small house plant (I choose this succulent because they require virtually no upkeep
and do great indoors)
• Metal tin (I used a metal tin that a cookie mix came in, you can also use any type of
metal can or you can purchase a similar metal tin)
• Drill and large bit or a hammer and nail
• Handful of large rocks, used for drainage
• Potting soil
• Printable Mother’s Day labels (download below)
• Printer
• Scissors or paper cutter
• Double-stick tape

1. Gather all the above supplies.
2. Drill a hole in the bottom of the tin to allow for drainage. If you don’t have a drill, you
can also use a large nail and a hammer to punch a hole.
3. Place some large rocks in the bottom of the tin.
4. Add the potting soil to the tin. Remove the plant of the container it came in and place
it in the tin. Add some more potting soil around the plant.
5. Print out the label of your choice and use scissors or a paper cutter to cut it out. If
necessary, trim it to fit the metal tin. Use double-stick tape to adhere the label to the
metal tin. Now you’re ready to give it to mom!







Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm a graphic designer who loves creating things. My blog, Sarah Hearts, is where I celebrate all things lovely because I believe so much joy can be found in the little details of life.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Custom House Portraits by Michelle






Buying a home can be a huge step in life. It can make you feel somehow grounded and extremely hopeful at the same time. Grounded in a sense of permanence and hopeful for a fresh start and, if you're like me, a brand new design to life with a fresh palette and a clean canvas.

It takes time to decorate a home just the way you want it and to track down artwork that fits your style and budget. There's something so special about buying art that's personal and seeing it every day in your home. Personalized art also makes for an exceptional one-of-a-kind gift for someone you love. That's why I wanted to share with you the artwork of watercolor painter Michelle Schneider. Her colorful and whimsical style is both creative and eye-catching and makes for a beautiful addition to any room in your home.


I had her paint an 8x10" house portrait as a gift for my friend. I can't wait to give it to her! Michelle made this video to show the process of the portrait.

Some people are seriously so talented!



Here is how my friend's house turned out!


I have spent many hours in my friend's front yard, on her front steps and in her home so this painting is special to me too. It captures the happy feeling that I have every time I enter her home. 

Michelle doesn't just create pieces she loves she creates art that is special to people and tells a story. If you want to see what I mean you have to read this precious story





Michelle created these bird paintings as part of her twelve bird challenge which you an read more about here



You can purchase your own house portrait or browse her large collection of artwork (both prints and originals) available in her shop. Mother's Day is right around the corner so be sure to get your order in soon to make sure you have it in time! You can also follow her blog or on Instagram to see more sneak peeks into her studio.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

DIY Mason Jar Butterfly Terrarium


Last week I blogged about a handmade gift exchange that I attended and showcased all the items that my friends brought. Today I'm sharing the gift that I brought! I love making seasonal home decor items.  It's so fun to bring out special handmade items with the changing of each season and holiday. 

I made a simple butterfly terrarium in a mason jar. This craft is less than $5 to make, only requires 4 materials and can be made in 5 easy steps! 




Step 1 // Cut your 3" foam ball in half. 


Step 2 // Cut a small piece of your sheet moss to the size of your foam ball. 


Step 3 // Hot glue the moss all around the ball to conform to the ball and then hot glue the ball half to the mason jar lid. 



Step 4 // Stick in your butterflies to the moss ball. My butterflies came attached to wire. I just pushed the wire right into the foam ball. 


Step 5 // Stick your foam ball with butterflies into the jar and tighten the lid! It's that easy!! 


I added these free printable tags to my terrariums to handout at the gift exchange. 

To see past 6th Street DIY projects check out this Pinterest board

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

DIY Glitter Easter Paper Bag Baskets

I consider myself crafty and I consider myself creative but I am not good at long DIY projects. When I do a project it needs to be quick and easy and it doesn't hurt if it's also cheap! My newest contributor, Sarah from Sarah Hearts has come up with the most adorable paper bag easter basket and the best news is it's super easy to make! Make sure you check out Sarah's blog for tons of great DIY projects! 

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Easter is just around the corner and here’s a great, kid-friendly project that you can make! All you need is a couple supplies and less than 10 minutes to make cute glitter paper Easter baskets. They are perfect for displaying painted eggs or for gifting Easter treats.

Supplies:
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots
  • Fine Glitter
  • Crinkled Easter grass
  1. Gather all your supplies!
  2. Use a ruler to measure 5” from the bottom of the bag. Make a small mark at 5”. Cut the top portion of the bag off at the 5” mark. The bottom of the bag will become the basket.
  3. Cut a strip of glue dots the width of your paper bag.
  4. Adhere the glue dots to the very bottom portion of the bag.
  5. Sprinkle (or dump, like I did) the glitter over the glue dots. Shake of the excess glitter.
  6. Open the paper bag and carefully fold down the top portion of the bag about 1”. Then fold it down again. Fill with the crinkled paper or Easter grass and top it off with whatever treats you like!







Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm a graphic designer who loves creating things. My blog, Sarah Hearts, is where I celebrate all things lovely because I believe so much joy can be found in the little details of life.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

My Favorite Spring Decorations


Last Christmas I rounded up some of my favorite Holiday Decor.  This Spring I'm doing the same thing with my favorite Spring decorating items. I don't know about you but it's been a loooooong Winter in Utah and I am more than ready for a little sunshine and some cheery items to brighten up my home! 

There is something so sweet about this Spring Bunting. It would look adorable on a mantel. This Faux Ranunculus Nest is the perfect little touch of spring for any spot in your home. 

Who doesn't need a little Bottlebrush Duckling Family for their home! I adore West Elm's paper flowers and these are especially amazing. 

This Floral Table Arrangement is sophisticated and would look gorgeous on your kitchen table. Your kids would go crazy over this Bunny Egg Cup

This Natural Fiber Mama and Baby Bunny makes me think of my little Jane. It's just so sweet. Why not make cooking fun and colorful with these Painted Bloom Measuring Cups

Nothing says, "Welcome Sping!" like a Spring Doormat. And how about that cheery bunny on that natural fiber bunny wreath.

These little bunnies are so sweet. My kids would love them. I adore Paper Source's paper wreaths. This White Daisy Wreath is perfect for Spring.  I'm not gonna lie they take awhile to make but the results are always worth it.

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