Tag Archives: DIY

Star-Spangled Celebrations: Fireworks

Fourth of July really shows flare when the sun goes down. The dark sky is a blank canvas for the colorful crackles of fireworks and celebratory whoops and cheers from crowds. We’ve got the items you need to make sure you have a front row seat to this year’s sparkling show. First on the list: […]

Star-Spangled Celebrations: Cookout

Backyard barbecues are a quintessential part of Fourth of July festivities, and we love hosting our friends and family for a patriotic party. We’ve got the décor covered with a fun DIY for the patio, so all you need to bring is a side dish. We are revamping our Valentine’s Day DIY for an ode […]

Party Planning with Pixie Blooms

With the turning of the tassel, it’s time to throw a sensational celebration. Katie Niemiec of The Little Black Blog is here with five steps for creating an intimate, unique gathering for toasting the graduate against a Pixie Blooms-themed backdrop. “A graduation party can be a big blowout to celebrate with all your family and friends […]

Party planning with Sierra

With the turning of the tassel, it’s time to throw a smashing celebration. We invited Erin Dove from the blog the The Blue Eyed Dove to share a Sierra-inspired DIY project for a beautiful banner in honor of the graduate. Graduate Garland What you need: Scrapbook paper, large letter stickers, ribbon, ruler, scissors, hot glue gun […]

A DIY from the heart

Do something sweet for someone this Valentine’s Day with this simple craft that speaks right to the heart. Message in a Mason Jar WHAT YOU’LL NEED: mason jar, painter’s tape, stencil (we chose a heart), sharp knife, black chalkboard paint, twine or ribbon, chalkboard pen or chalk, goodies (see suggestions below) 1. Position painter’s tape […]

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, […]