I wish someone would’ve helped me out with some friendly advice in the handmade gift category as a child with things like this DIY floral love sign. Instead I gave my Mom things like painted rocks and the wonderful surprise of cutting up beloved printed photos and putting them in a cut up, teen magazine style collage that even obsessed Beiber lovers across the world couldn’t compete with (sorry about that one Mom!).
All of this to say that even kids can get in on this inexpensive project with a little helping hand, and it’s a DIY gift that’s actually worth saving and won’t cause tears of sadness from years of cut up family photos… don’t judge me.
It’s like they always say, a gift is only as good as the box it comes in… okay maybe that’s not true, but a pretty box will always help! These DIY fresh flower gift boxes knock out three Mother’s Day birds with one stone: flowers, handmade, and chocolate. This is also assuming that your Mom is as addicted to chocolate as mine is (now you know where the sugar part of Sugar & Cloth comes from).
Side note: this is the first project we shot in the new studio. It took a few minutes to get used to from having graduated from my living room coffee table, but I’m loving it!
photos by Kimberly Chau and Smilebooth
I know I’m a little late on this, but I’m excited to finally share a few details from the Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm Houston that I hosted and curated! Now whether or not walking up to shops you curated and mentioning that you may or may not stalk them on Instagram and possibly walking by the macaron table that Sweet provided one too many times makes you a good hostess or not is still up for debate. Regardless, I was so excited when West Elm asked me to participate!
I also happened to be able to catch my brother in all of his glory with his very first Smilebooth experience! He’s pretty cute, huh? I’ve been told we look alike..
I have a tendency to be quite the bag hoarder, as does my lovely friend Cara (that graciously let me force modeling upon her super cute four month pregnant self to take photos for this post), so naturally I will always welcome a new one. These bags from R. Riveter are a bit different though, because they support a much better cause then unnecessarily filling my closet even more so I was happy to share…
R. Riveter is a company started by military spouses to provide mobile and flexible income to other military spouses. All of their bags are made using recycled military materials and they maintain the small, handmade quality in all of their pieces. Even if you’re not a crazy bag lady like myself, this is a cause worthy of supporting. For the rest of you who are, you’re in luck because R. Riveter is giving one lucky a reader this Mrs. Bell messenger bag, see the details here!