photos by Jared Smith
I’m no Picasso or anything, but I’ve been dreaming up these DIY abstract art macarons for a while (ever since making this cake), and I’m just now getting around to it. Funny enough, we actually ordered a canvas giant print of that watercolor cake because I loved it so much and cake doesn’t last forever (which is a tragedy). I also have one more litttttle edible art project coming up for you too, what can I say? I’m on a watercolor kick!
Plus, how can you not love an edible craft project that you can’t mess up AND you get to eat afterwards? It’s perfect for the kids too, or you can even use them as a homemade Valentine that’s a step up from the yarn card for the fridge. Add a painter’s palette for the full styling effect, and the next thing you know, you’ll be selling street art cookies in New York!…
Am I the only one that when they move somewhere new they scour the ends of the earth looking for something inexpensive and new to make them feel like they’re not just bringing the same old furniture to a new space? I do this every. single. time. I rarely have the money to just up and replace major pieces of furniture, but accessories I can do.
These are some of the things you’ll being seeing in the new studio, and of course I have to keep my token color with 10 gold must-have decor items under $40! How ridiculously awesome is this gold caddy?! I just mine in the mail yesterday and I may have hugged it when I took it out of the box… don’t judge me.
gold metal tray, $14 // pineapple candle, $6.95 // gold party cups, $2.95 // gold soap dispenser, $9.95 // gold cakestand, $14.95 // set of two brass bowls, $35 // HAY scissors, $49 // metallic planter, $12 // four piece gold bar set, $17 // handy gold caddy, $39.95
photos by Jared Smith
If you follow along on Instagram, you might recognize this DIY hanging flower installation from a video sneak peek that I shared on Sunday, and trust me, I’m just as giddy over it as you were! It’s a project I’ve been wanting to make for a while now, and the new studio was the perfect white backdrop for it.
I also love the photos Jared took of the finished piece (how awesome is this one below?!), and the fact that he helped me hang every last stem in the middle of a sunny, Friday afternoon while I was battling a severe case of hangry-ness. Somewhere in the middle of the frantic flowering it was true love even if we were way too checked out once everything was done to enjoy it at the time…
photos by Jared Smith, video by Kelly Christine
I love that you all went crazy over last year’s DIY wooden polaroid gift set, but there was just one little thing missing for them: a stand. We solved that problem by making these DIY wooden polaroid displays that make for the perfect desk additions or home decor trinkets. Even better, you can make the displays in almost no time flat and DIY along to our second ever video tutorial for them too!
The polaroid portion is the same easy steps as last year, which you can find right here. Once you have your wooden frames ready to go, you’re all set for making the displays…