Tag Archives: DIY

D.I.Y. Valentine’s Day: Fortune Cookies

We know what you’re thinking … A D.I.Y. on Tuesday?! It’s true. Your eyes are not deceiving you. We wrestled with the logistics of sending each of you a dozen red roses, but when it was decided the execution of such a gesture would be too difficult, we opted to surprise our readers with a […]

D.I.Y. Wednesday: Paper Stars and Flowers

Waiting for family to arrive? Looking to kill some time while that beautiful Thanksgiving bird browns? What better way than with one of our simple, stunning D.I.Y. designs? Today is a two-for-one post with adorable crafts meant to decorate your holiday tree or next celebration. Let’s make our used paper pretty again, shall we? Paper […]

D.I.Y. Wednesday: Flag Garland

This week, we have a spirited D.I.Y. to add a dazzling string of color to any backdrop. Make your garland as long as you like and drape with abandon for a pretty pick-me-up. Flag Garland What you’ll need: A Vera Bradley paper item (we used the dividers from a 2011 Agenda), scissors or X-Acto knife, […]

D.I.Y. Wednesday: Gift Bows

It’s our first D.I.Y. Wednesday in November and, while we know you’re probably already being bombarded with holiday messaging, this repurposing project serves this time of giving, as well as all those occasions we toast throughout the year. Erin found a great way to recycle gorgeous pages that you’ll never be able to use again. […]

D.I.Y. Wednesday: Circle Garland

It’s time for another installment of our marvelous, midweek makeovers … D.I.Y. Wednesday! Today, Erin shows us how to repurpose an expired agenda and make it a playful string of decoration to punch up the color in any space. Circle Garland What you’ll need: A Vera Bradley paper item (we used a divider from the […]

D.I.Y. Wednesday: Decorative Monogram

You’ve waited patiently. You’ve raided your Vera Bradley leftovers. You’ve stocked up on tape, ribbon and inspiration, and the day has finally arrived. That’s right … it’s D.I.Y. Wednesday! This week, Erin shows us how to craft a piece of hanging wall decor sure to impress. Use this idea to perk up your personal space, […]

D.I.Y. Wednesday: Pencil Cube

It’s Wednesday, and that means another wonderful, useful D.I.Y. craft from Erin, our insanely talented Product Development intern from the New York office. This project leaves you with a beautiful corral for all those unsightly writing utensils and desk essentials. It’s a simple, but a good one! Pencil Cube What you’ll need: An empty Take […]