photos by Jared Smith
Okay, this post may have an identity crisis of some sort. I couldn’t decide if it was a DIY or Recipe considering it’s technically food which would be a recipe, but you’re not actually cooking anythings, just constructing items. Do you see my dilemma here? The struggle is real! Either way, these DIY mini monster eyeball donuts are delicious regardless of what you call them!
For all of you Moms out there looking for a quick and run treat for the kids that requires all of 2.5 seconds to make, these are it! If you can compile a s’more, then you can definitely make these little monster eyes!…
With several Holiday events on the books for this Fall, I, Erin, am working on getting my bar cart stocked, styled, and ready for the upcoming action. Not only does a bar cart add a fun, retro element to any gathering, but it can also serve as a fantastic design focal point in our homes.
I like to add visual interest to my cart by playing with contrasting textures, so I whipped up a DIY bar cart runner to drape over the top and help soften the otherwise smooth and crisp cart and barware elements. Now, can you guess what home improvement store item I used to make this pattern?!
photos by Jared Smith
If any of you remember my old home tour and living room reveal, then you know it’s been a while since it’s had some updating! It was looooong overdue for something a little more sophisticated and gender neutral, but I think I’ve accomplished just that with my living room makeover and some key pieces from Arhaus! It’s funny how just changing the sofa, rug, and accent chairs makes a huge difference even with the same general layout, wall color, and style, isn’t it?
I also feel pretty adult considering this is the first time I’ve owned what I like to call “long lasting” furniture that’s worth investing in, as opposed to things I’ve picked up really quickly just to fill the space. Don’t get me wrong, I still have lots of not-so-great budget furniture, and I still love my DIY accent pieces (there are still plenty in this room, can you spot them?!), but I’m now a firm believer that investing in the big stuff is worth every penny. The fact that my previous couch was (literally) propped up on stacked books because the legs weren’t sturdy is a great example of this, ha!
Now for the before and after details!…
photo by Jared Smith
Besides the PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) craze, you know Fall has really arrived once people start busting out the candied apples. I’ve never really understood this Fall/Candied Apple phenomenon myself, but hey, I can get down with just about anything dipped in caramel any time of the year, so I don’t question it. I did, however, take it upon myself to make DIY candied apple macarons for those that prefer not to have the mess of regular caramel apples but still like to blend in when Fall rolls around.
I know what you’re all thinking right now, “Sure, go ahead and pretend to take one for the team when really you just wanted to make something else out of macarons”. In that instance, you’d be correct, but I am at least sharing my DIY fail portion of this with you, too…
I could honestly dream up polymer clay DIY ideas every week for the rest of my life. I, Teri, love this stuff and can’t get enough of just how versatile it is as a material. Even better is that this tutorial doesn’t involve rolling or moulding, so it literally couldn’t be simpler unless a very kind person did it for you instead (ha!). These DIY mini mountain photo holders are a super cute way to display your own snaps, creations, or the sweet momentos you pick up on your merry way. Not to mention they’re perfect for the upcoming holidays!
Have a few dotted along a shelf or one by your bed to create an interesting way of showing off your paper goods, especially those that aren’t quite big enough for your walls but love regardless…
photos by Ling Wang
If a colorful wardrobe is something you pride yourself on, then this Halloween costume idea will be easy breezy for you to recreate! Plus, if you were even remotely in touch with your friends from art school, you’d know that it doesn’t get much more hipster for Halloween than a DIY pantone color combo couples costume (try and say that three times really quick!).
This also has to be one of my favorite costume ideas that we came up with, and the beauty of it is you still have cute outfits to wear around when the season is over, because the Pantone labels are removable (winning!)…