Nightstand Necessities Inspiration

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One of the most intimate spots in the home is sometimes the most overlooked: the nightstand. But your nightstand can say a lot about your personality because it holds the last things you use right before you drift off to sleep. From books to magazines to a soothing scented candle, your nightstand is a very personal spot, and like the rest of our homes, we want it to look stylish! Check out these end tables that you’ll be happy to end your day with.bf57c508ad96fcef2ba1aaa2eb8a9bf2

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Spring and Summer White Denim Inspiration

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After Memorial Day we all get the green flag to whip out our summer staples, and one of our go-to’s happens to be a classic pair of crisp white jeans. This favorite can be skinny, straight-legged, or flared; but its guaranteed to get serious use in the summer months. How will you be styling your white denim this season?3719b83b7b711233ba5c03f80ef5045d

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Natural Findings: Stripes

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How often do you hear designers and artists listing Mother Nature as their muse? The natural world we live in offers inspiration to the creative world in billions of different ways, from design to color palettes to patterns. This week we wanted to look at a pattern that’s not only stylish for the season, it’s also an imitation of nature! We’re talking about stripes, the bold no-nonsense pattern that looks great when paired with a full bright skirt or running through a bouquet of flowers. Let these natural stripes inspire your outfit, DIY, home decor, or anything else for that matter!
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DIY: Beach Hat with Ribbon Detail

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This week make yourself a hat that you’ll be using every weekend this summer! Take a simple canvas hat, add a little embellishment, and you have a fun accessory to bring to the beach. We used a striped grosgrain, but you can use anything from jute to beaded trim to personalize your headpiece! DSC_0039

Plain Beach Hat

1.5” (38mm) Stripe Grosgrain

E6000

Scissors

DSC_0040 1. Glue the beginning of the ribbon to the back of the head.

DSC_0042 2. Continue glue around until you reach the point where you started.

DSC_0044 3. Cut the extra ribbon, but leave a little extra to fold over.

DSC_00464. Glue the final piece down so it connects to the other piece. Let dry.

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Summer Backyard Escapes

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If you’re yearning for summer, these backyard spaces will have you even more eager to have the season begin. Lazy days spent in any of these backyards are sure to recharge you for the week ahead. From string lights to upgraded sheds,when it comes to making a beautiful backyard space, it’s all about the details .
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Balmain Best Of

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Swedish fast-fashion giant, H&M, just announce a collaboration with Balmain, a fashion house known for its elaborate intricacies. In anticipation of this exciting collaboration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from Balmain. Which is your favorite, and what do you hope to see from this upcoming collection?

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DIY: Nautical Wreath DIY

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Memorial Day is this weekend, and that marks the unofficial start of summer! Get your home ready for the sunny days of summer with a warm summer wreath! We used a basic wreath and wrapped it with ribbon and jute to give it a fun nautical feel.

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Materials:

Wooden flat circular wreath

1.5” Heavy Apron Tape

Small Tubular Jute

1” Stitched Grosgrain

7/8” Grosgrain Ribbon

Scissors

Hot Glue

 DSC_07701. Take your apron tape and glue the tip down on the back of the wreath.

DSC_07742. Start wrapping around the entire wreath until you meet the area you started with.DSC_07773. With the excess tape create a continuing loop for hanging the wreath once it is complete. Glue the end to the back and cut excess.

DSC_07864. Take your jute and glue the tip into the back of the wreath under the tape.

DSC_07915. Wrap around wreath until you reach the end. Cut and glue tip into the tape behind the wreath.

DSC_07926. Create two bows with the red and navy ribbon. Glue red one down and then the smaller navy one on top.

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DIY: Party Name Cards

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If you’re a party planner at heart, you’ll love this DIY. Impress your guests with three different place cards; perfect for a tea party, spring wedding, or birthday.

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Materials:

Card Stock Paper

SS12 Crystal

SS16 Light Colorado Topaz

E6000

Crystal Katana

Scissor

DSC_05241. Cut a strip of paper about 8 inches long and an inch high. Cut the top in a wave starting from low to curving up to a hump and back down to a curve.

DSC_05282. Take the end and fold into a Z shape. Repeat on the other size. This will create a little banner.

DSC_05313. Cut small triangles out of both sides.

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4. Take your crystals and glue down in the corners. Let dry.

Card 2

Materials:

Card Stock Paper

3/8” Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon

1/4” Reversible Stitched Satin Ribbon

Hole Punch

Scissor

DSC_05401. Cut your card stock into a rectangle. Fold in half.

DSC_05432. Punch a hold at the top where the paper is folded.

DSC_05453. Add ribbon through the hole and tie.

Card 3

Materials:

Card Stock Paper

7/8” Paillette Floral Trim

Cork

X-Acto Knife

E6000

Scissor 

DSC_05521. Take you paper and cut into a rectangle. Cut the tip of the paper on an angle.

DSC_05532. Take your x-acto knife and slice a thin line going down the cork. This is where the paper will slip into.

DSC_05593. Cut a flower of the trim and glue on to of the cork. Let dry.

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