DIY stamped pencil pouches

September 9, 2015


DIY stamped pencil pouches | almost makes perfect DIY stamped pencil pouches | almost makes perfect

is post labor day way too late for another back to school DIY? my bad. but like — anyone who actually uses pencil pouches uses them all year long, so better late than never.

as you know, i love stamping (exhibit 1 and exhibit 2) – so i used the same method i do every time, but with brand new patterns!

DIY stamped pencil pouches  |  almost makes perfect DIY stamped pencil pouches | almost makes perfect


01. double up your craft foam to make it thicker. stick one piece onto another piece. (you could even triple it up if you want)

02. cut out your desired shapes from your craft foam. stick them onto a piece of cork board and then cut the cork to suit the size of your stamp.

03. flatten out your pencil pouches, and test out your stamp(s) on some scrap paper before using on the cloth. saturate your stamp with some paint, and stamp away!

04. let it fully dry before stamping the other side.

DIY stamped pencil pouches | almost makes perfect DIY stamped pencil pouches | almost makes perfect

these could totally also double as cute little dopp kits or makeup pouches or even a little clutch if you wanna get super nuts. hope you try ’em!

dream house : the laundry room

September 8, 2015

dream house / interiors

dream house | the laundry room | almost makes perfect

todays dream house post is really gonna piss off my mom — she relishes in the fact that we come over every weekend for laundry and dinner, but we’re dreaming about having our own laundry. you laundry owners might forget what its like to stain something and have to wait until the next time you’re doing laundry to wash it, or what its like to have a pile of dirty dish rags waiting to be cleaned. omg, i can’t wait to have a washer and dryer again.

so here are some of my favorite simple and modern laundry rooms.

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dream house | laundry room | almost makes perfect

guh. so fresh and so clean. [image]

dream house | the laundry room | almost makes perfect

the copper and the sink and omg. [image]

dream house | the laundry room | almost makes perfect

proof that just a few little accents can give a lot of personality. [image]

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happy weekend

September 4, 2015

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happy weekend | photo by almost makes perfect

YAY! long weekend long weekend long weekend! you guys have fun plans? we’re housesitting for the in-laws, and they have a pool and central AC and cable – so yeah, we’re stoked.

⋅ whoaaa. this is genius
⋅ this makes kanye so much more tolerable
⋅ like for real how good do these look?!
prettiest envelope inspiration
we all have wanted to do this at some point
five dishes to make this weekend
⋅ i like both of these people
if i had a dog…
these are so cute i want 10

six DIYs to make for the kitchen

August 31, 2015


6 kitchen DIYs to do | almost makes perfect

as soon as the summer ends and we all end up spending more time at home, i think we all are trying to come up with ways to refresh our places, right? so i rounded up six DIYs to make to easily update your kitchen a little.

update dingy utensils with copper contact paper
make your glasses extra special / kelli hall 
keep track of your grocery list / the merry thought
give your fruit a gorgeous bowl to live in / fall for diy
fancy up your countertop with a copper + wood paper towel holder
make yourself (and your friends) some shibori towels / alice + lois

happy weekend

August 28, 2015

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pop up greens

phew! friday! we’re being more social this weekend than usual (usually we hang out with my mom on the weekends and that’s about it!). i’m just hoping we don’t melt — hope you have a fun one where you also don’t melt!

tetris cookies!
⋅ a really good makeout sesh
⋅ where do you live and which is your favorite emoji?
⋅ my favorite video of the week
⋅ i’m on the hunt for a cute cat bed
⋅ turn your jeans into shorts (i’ve blown this before)
⋅ been pining over one of these
⋅ this DIY bed is pretty incredible

f21 faves

August 27, 2015

f21 faves / style

f21 faves | almost makes perfect

so i guess it’s almost fall. are we buying things for fall yet? here’s a mix of the two, because i’m not ready for it to be straight up sweater buying time yet.

hat / chambray shirt / crop top / weekender / sunglasses / romper / boots / pouch