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.
This past Christmas I asked for a new bag that I could use for travel and work. My wonderful sister and brother-in-law kindly gifted me with a Lodi tote. I usually gravitate towards trendier bags when I shop for myself, but my favorite thing about this one is how classic and timeless the design is. I thought it’d be fun to make a few fun, trendy accessories for it. Make your own DIY charm key chain to attach to personalise your own bag!
At the end of my trip last year I ended up with a lot of foreign coins that wasn’t worth the fee to exchange for US currency, so I kept them. I added them to my growing collection of foreign coins that sit sadly in a jar collecting dust. I didn’t know what to do with them until I found some awesome DIY tutorials on Pinterest and the internet in general that I plan on trying out with some of my coins. They’re great ways to transform coins into some souvenirs so I thought I’d create a Travel Coin DIY Round-Up for my reference and yours!
Happy December! Ever since I made the DIY ear cuff, I’ve been obsessed with the copper aluminum wire I used for it. I’ve made some custom pieces for friends since then and have been toying around with other projects to share with you all. Last year I made some air dry clay ornaments, this year I was inspired by this Pinterest find. The wire tree ornaments looked super easy to make (turns out it was!) and I had all the materials on hand already (double score!).
Ear cuffs are all the rage right now. I was inspired by Knobbly’s beautifully simplistic metal jewelry, particularly the Sterling Silver Ear Cuff. Minimalist Ear Bar. Hammered Lines. It’s on my wishlist of things I want to buy, but I’m trying to save up for a big trip later this year, so I thought I would try making my own ear cuffs.
The end of December is getting closer and closer, that means you’ve either finished gift shopping for all your loved ones or you’re scrambling around like a chicken with it’s head cut off getting things together. This week I wanted to share a few last minute gift ideas that are extremely easy and fast to make. Today’s DIY is a rock necklace that can be made in less than ten minutes once you’ve gotten the hang of wire twisting.
Is it really September already? September is my favorite month because it’s the beginning of fall (my favorite season), my birthday is this month and school has started or is about to start (I love school supply shopping, even now when I’m no longer in school). I recently was seriously tempted to buy a pack of cute paperclips that I would probably lose too quickly and easily. But I had leftover materials from my Harry Potter DIY, so I thought I could make some of my own instead.