A new thing I’m struggling with since the move is being in my own apartment and buying things for it. I’m sure this is not a unique struggle, so I thought I’d share some of my apartment struggles and some things I did to work around it here.
Hi there! I know it’s been awhile, the first semester of graduate school really took over my life. One of the hardest things about moving across the country is leaving behind things that arent completely necessary for school or living. So I had to leave behind all of my crafting supplies and really felt lost without them.
But now that I’m finally able to come up for air from school, I wanted to ease back into crafting. I needed to make something with my hands that wouldn’t require too much time or thought. Now that I’m in a new apartment, I also had to start over with decoration, so I wanted to make a DIY welcome sign!
DIY and craftiness run in the family because my sister and brother-in-law did this 3D wall panel DIY this past summer. I was offered a chance to try out and review CSI Wall Panels. I knew I was moving soon so asked my sister if she had any need or interest in these cool panels to decorate her home with. They didn’t use it the same way as how others have before, choosing not to attach the panels to the wall, instead of using them as decoration above a headboard to add some extra texture and interest to a guest bedroom.
I used to scrapbook quite a bit a few years ago, but have since lost the desire to spend hours and hours putting together a book that generally sits on a shelf or under a bed gathering dust. Since then, I have moved on to shadow boxes. This is because I view it as creating one great scrapbook page that gets to be on full display in your home. With my niece arriving into the world sometime this month, I wanted to make her a welcome gift with this shadow box DIY.
About a year ago we had an engagement party for my sister and now brother-in-law (WOW! Time sure flies by!). My sister and I wore traditional Vietnamese ao dai’s for it that were custom-made from fabrics we had chosen ourselves. My sister’s had a gorgeous embroidery lace fabric overlay used for her ao dai. The seamstress gave us the scraps of the fabric after and like the hoarder that I am, I kept it knowing I’d end up using it sometime.
Well, the time is now, when I was getting tired of my trusty old denim jacket that I’ve had since college. With the embroidery trend getting bigger and bigger, I was inspired to have a denim jacket makeover DIY.
Earlier this month I shared a chain version of my DIY convertible bracelet choker. This week, I wanted to share the glass bead version that I love to wear as a bracelet. But it can be worn as a choker necklace or a wrap bracelet, it’s up to you!
Ever since I made my DIY version of the Bina Brianca convertible travel wrap I’ve been a little obsessed with making other convertible pieces like the DIY convertible blanket wrap. This time I made a few different versions of a DIY convertible bracelet choker; wear it as a choker necklace or a wrap bracelet! Be on the lookout for a second version I’ll be sharing later this month. Sign up for email updates so you don’t miss it!
It’s allergy season and I could not be happier to see the sun after what felt like an eternity of non-stop rain here in California. The other month Silk Plants Direct reached out asking me to review one of their products. I was planning on making a DIY floral wreath before they reached out and even had my eye on one at my local Jo-Ann store. I was awed by the wide selection of wreaths available at Silk Plants Direct and was very happy with their speedy delivery.