i’m loving these cute and simple diy metallic ornaments (via creatures of comfort)
zandi shows you how to create a unique and adorable table for like no money and it looks fantastic (via radical possiblity)
vanilla bean whipped sweet potatoes? um hell yeah. (via food and wine)
not much of a link but i’m just obsessed with this photo of larry david and you will be too. (via uproxx)
this photo series of malls in the 80s brings me back to buying barbies with my allowance every chance i got and being completely obsessed with playing mall madness — oh man i want to play that again (via gizmodo)
more diy ornaments! ashley uses gold leaf to make monogrammed ornaments and i’m in love (via sugar and cloth)
oh WHATTTTT things look different over here. well, i sold out. craft supplies do not pay for themselves and i thought it was time for me to try to do this blog for real. so hopefully, my projects can get better and i can afford the time to do EVEN MORE DIYS.
but yeah, that means you’ll see some ads around here. i’ve signed up with federated media and i’m also going to start accepting private sponsors that i think are the right fit with the blog soon. bear with me while i try to figure out how to incorporate these sponsors into the layout to make you like it and me the most.
i love you all who take the time to read and follow and support the blog and my dream come true is to do it for a living. crossing fingers!
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it’s another holiday table diy! WOO YAY!
i love anything marble — so thought it would a little marble accent would add a touch of class to even the un-classiest table.
white polymer clay
dark grey polymer clay
a cookie cutter in the shape of your choice
a knife or clay cutting tool
clear glaze spray
where are all the process shots?! there really aren’t any. also because i hate touching my camera when i have clay hands.
step one . condition your white clay and get it warm, then add little bits of the grey and mix in until you see a marbled pattern — then stop before it gets too warm. make as many balls are there are guests.
step two . flatten and get them to a similar height (mine are kinda all over the place). use your cookie cutter and carefully remove each piece. fix up any blemishes with a blade or a wet finger.
step three . let the pieces cool down and then cut deep slits into each.
step four . bake at 275F for 18 minutes or so. once cool, take them outside and spray with the glaze. i sprayed them about three times over the course of a few hours. just spray until they have a glossy marble-like finish.
step five. write out your guests names onto thick paper and stick em in the slots! (haha.)
and check out all the thanksgiving DIYs here.
it’s in the 80s this week in la — but i know i’m going to need a winter coat (or maybe an autumn coat) at SOME point… here are some of my favorites. oh and they’re all under $200. of course.
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are you ready for the cheapest and easiest holiday napkin rings of all time? i’m serious. you can make these while your turkey is in the oven for crying out loud. i had all this cardboard from the shipping boxes i had for my old vintage etsy shop that i’ve been wanting to use instead of throw away — so i covered the cardboard in gold duct tape.
cardboard + duct tape = napkin rings? sure why not.
scrap cardboard pieces
gold duct tape (mine was an impulse buy at the local hardware store)
scotch tape (optional, for interior touchups)
step one . cut your cardboard to your desired size. i cut my pieces to 15 cm wide x 1.5 inches — just make sure your tape is larger than your cardboard
step two . mark every 3 inches with your pencil on your cardboard. score with your xacto knife
step three . bend each scored section and bring the ends together
step four . cut a piece of duct tape longer than your cardboard and lay it down sticky side up. carefully place your cardboard onto the tape, one edge at a time
step five . bend each piece again now making the tape bend with it. fold the tape over the edges, leaving one side long and unfolded. trim any excess on the other corner and fix any areas on the inside with a small piece of scotch tape
step six . fold the ends together with the tape overlapping the top, carefully trim a straight edge at the seam
+ once you do one, you can bust a bunch of these out real fast.
actually we probably all do. watch this video and realize how much we’re actually missing out on.
the holidays are here! while i am actually jewish, i am in loooove with christmas. there’s something about pajamas and lots of food and the smell of the tree and wrapped presents. omg i love it.
after i begged gideon not to, he bought grand theft auto 5. and now as i predicted, all i want to do is play it. this is causing my blog posts to go up late every day this week, and i’m way behind on DIYs. so this weekend i am determined to play MORE of it so i can become less obsessed. because that’s possible right? it’s really bad. all i want to do is take a week off and sit in bed playing it eating hamburgers. hope you have way more productive weekend plans!
one . i’m determined to make some ornaments this year, and these geometric gold leaf ornaments are very inspiring
two . the holidays definitely bring out the glitter side in everyone right? normally these placemats would be too girly for me, but not 2 months a year.
three . shanna murray did some dishes for west elm, and my favorite is definitely this pumpkin pie dish
four . i find most stockings hideous, but these ones make me think of christmas in the beverly hills hotel
five . obsessed with the smell of the tree, so candles that smell like christmas trees are OK WITH ME.
six . target has a huge array of cheap and modern stag heads that i’m loving
you may have seen it already, but if you haven’t — watch the weirdest video ever late for meeting (via youtube)
i loved this post about whether or not you should go to design school. personally, i did go and i think i learned more than just design, but real career skills too. i don’t think that it’s necessarily crucial, but it can only make you a more well rounded designer (via the house that lars built)
with thanksgiving a few weeks away, i am now looking at all my pie and dessert options that i want to try. this maple custard pie with candied bacon looks insane (via raspberri cupcakes)
i love this simple leather personalized keychain that will take you 20 minutes to make by the very talented rachel (via 52 weeks project)
using tools you have around the house, you can make these artful diy wrapping paper designs yourself. your gift getters would probably avoid opening their actual gifts. (via oh happy day)
it might be old — but this tumblr page of cats wearing tights makes me so happy. and laughy. look how long their legs are. so good. (via meowtfit)