DIY App Roundup

We’re living in a hyper-digital world, and many of us like to DIY to escape the vibrating computer screen. But digital media can play a part in your next DIY too! There are plenty of apps out there that are the perfect addition to your DIY toolkit or inspiration board.

makrNeed designer style, without having a designer’s eye or a handle on Adobe Suite? Makr makes things simple by giving you on-trend templates for papercrafts and wares. It’s also great for a brand on a budget for those DIYers looking to expand into selling their crafts!

 

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As if DIYing couldn’t get any more fun, enter DIY – Get Skills. Be Awesome. This gamified app grants badges for different types of DIYs that you post and share with friends. This app has a strong community filled with sharing and skill-building!

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Can’t keep your patterns in order? This app will help keep you organized. It keeps all of you information on file so that you can make that dress at the drop of a hat.

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Dimensions is a great tool if you don’t have a ruler handy. Actually, just drop the ruler and use this app which tells you the dimensions of any item up to .078 millimeters. Now that’s more precise than even our own eyeballs!

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Of course Pantone would make an app that would make deciding on colors even more exciting and beautiful. Finding great color combinations has never been easier with this swatch app.

 

 

Watercolor Decor Inspiration

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One of this spring’s hottest home decor trends is for the free-spirited because the medium it mimics isn’t one to stay in place. We’re talking about free-flowing watercolors! The light and bright look of watercolors is flowing into home decor everywhere, and we’re definitely digging this trend. Watercolor Burst Mural

Watercolor Wall and Chair

Watercolor wallpaper is popping up everywhere! It adds serenity to any room, and can add the perfect pop of color.

Watercolor Ikat Pattern ThrowWatercolor RugWatercolor is fantastic print for textiles! We love the Ikat print throw and patterned rug above because they can mimic the look of a canvas.

Watercolor Birthday Party

This trend in home decor transcends into party decor too! This watercolor birthday party for a little girl is adorable and fitting. Watercolors can be whimsical and soft, and allow kids to explore their creativity!

April Showers Decor DIY

This cool DIY from Mabey She Made It combines the gradient effect of watercolors, and a fun cutout shape for a modern approach to the style.


Watercolor Giraffe Shower Curtain

Watercolor prints are an obvious choice in the bathroom because of their aqueous and free-flowing look!

Watercolor Abstract Wave Print

Watercolor Floral Print

The easiest way to add this trend to your home is with a simple print! There are some beautiful and inexpensive prints available on Etsy and Society6 that can match any of your room decor!

Have you added watercolor decor to your home? How have you adopted this trend?

DIY: Hanging Metal Planter

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Earth Day is one of our favorite holidays because, as big fans of the DIY movement, we LOVE recycling and reusing to make chic projects while also reducing our carbon footprint.  This Earth Day we decided to use our trims to make a recycled DIY that serves a very green purpose! You’ll work with a recycled can, jazz it up with natural jute trims, and make it a home for beautiful plant or flower!

Metal Planter DIY Materials

What You’ll Need:

1 Clean Empty Soup Can

Small Tubular Jute

29mm Jute Knit Braid

23mm Jute Braid

1” Jute Braid

E6000

Scissors

Hole Punch

Hole Punching Metal Can1. Using the hole punch, punch a hole on each side of the can. Make sure the hole is not too high. It should be half an inch below the rim.

Running Jute Braid Through Can2. Take your tube jute and place it through the holes on each side. Tie a knot at the end so that the jute does not fall through the hole.

Wrapping Jute Around Can3. Wrap the jute around the can, and cut it so that the edges just meet.

Gluing Can4. Place E6000 on the can where you want your jute to be, and glue it in place.

Gluing Jute Trim to Metal Can5. Repeat with other types of jute if you like. We added two more strips in different patterns.

Metal Hanging Planter DIY

Voila! You have an Earth Day treasure that not only LOOKS beautiful, but is great for the environment. Depending on the plant you use, it can also help filter the air! Put bamboo, peace lily, or aloe in your pot and you’ll be breathing easy in no time.

This year we are giving a portion of our Earth Day sales to Earthworksa nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

Coachella 2014 Fashion Recap

 

Coachella ended on Sunday, but the fashions from the event offer us a sneak peek to what to expect for summer style! Check out some of our favorite styles from the last two music-filled weekend!les_meilleurs_looks_du_festival_de_coachella_rosie_huntington_whiteley__336662657_north_545xRosie Huntington Whiteley looked like a vision in white! The billowy, off the shoulder dress captures the free spirit of the festival perfectly.

Chanel Iman at CoachellaDespite the desert weather, boots were all the rage. If you want to rock this trend, keep the boots short and pair with a dress for an unexpected look!

 

 

Diana Agron at Coachella

Alessandra Ambrosio at CoachellaMatching two-piece patterned outfits were so popular this year! Check out this patterned look that Alessandra Ambrosio rocked.

Crochet and Lace CoachellaCrochet and lace continue to be a popular option for those who want to add a dash of delicate femininity to their outfits! We know we’ll be seeing this trend everywhere come summer!

What was your favorite fashion trend at this year’s Coachella festival? Sound off below!

Earth Day DIY Roundup

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Earth Day is just a few days away, celebrate the DIY way with these awesome earth-friendly ideas!

Anna-Garforth-typeseries-1Make your own beautiful, living wall art with this moss graffiti DIY!

Miss Kris does it again with these recycled plastic and crystal earrings!

Earth-Day-Recycled-Tin-Can-CraftRecycle, reuse, and make music. That’s how the saying goes, right? Make some mini drums for your little folks with a couple of tin cans!

b7These totes from Dana Made It are created from old grocery bags. This is recycling and reusing at its finest!

upcycledplantersYou’ll never guess what these modern planters are made of, and we don’t want to ruin the surprise! Head over to Somewhere Splendid to find out!

c870ec1e84abcca7c2744efab5c79c09These incredible seed balls are simple to make, and can help anyone’s guerilla gardening efforts! Just throw one wherever you want to see more flowers, and watch it grow! Super easy and beautiful.

 

Garden Party DIY Roundup

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The early spring flowers have finally emerged in all of their glory, making us forget all about our love of comfy, cozy socks and hot soup. Now we want to play in the great outdoors! We’re ready to entertain outdoors, and happen to have beautiful spring flowers on the brain. Here are a few ways to make your next gathering into a garden party that can’t be missed!

Moss Coaster DIYThese coasters from Sincerely Kinsey are a simple way to add some garden greenness to your day when the April showers are still in full effect.

mothers day yfffk (37 of 42)Make a big balloon even MORE magical by wrapping the string with floral trim. It’s a simple, but effective way to make any fairy princess smile.

Spring Nest Napkin RingsThese napkin rings from Scissors and Spatulas are great for Easter, and for your garden party!

Flower VotivesMood lighting is essential to any good party. These floral votives from Hello Bee are just the thing to give your party that special glow.

Flower Party BlowersThese flower party blowers from Oh Happy Day are sure to excite everyone! They’re so beautiful that we would probably stick them in a vase after the party and call it a day.

Color Story: Celosia Orange

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With all of the hype around Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, you’d think that would be the only color on everyone’s minds. Not so! Pantone recently released the spring color trends for 2014, and Celosia Orange was a popular choice that we’re seeing all over the runways in inside the most fashionable homes.
Celosia FlowerThe name comes from the vibrant celosia flower. This beautiful bloom comes in a range of bright colors and has a slightly fuzzy texture.

Orange Eyelet Dress

 

60s Orange Outfits

27039d590be54db52cf42c2f323bfd40Celosia Orange is definitely a statement-making color that’s not for the timid. But if you do decide to brave it, it will give you an undeniable glow.

Orange Drawers

Orange Couch with Blue AccentsThis bold color is a popular choice for home decor too! It adds personality to any room, especially if placed against a neutral background. Need a color palette that never fails to impress? Try pairing Celosia Orange with teal or cornflower blue. These contrasting colors are a decor match made in heaven!
How will you be rocking this hot shade this season? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Easter Decor DIY Roundup

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Easter is merely days away, and if you’re like us then you love getting your home decorated for upcoming holidays. Here are a few inventive ways decorate your home for this fun spring celebration!Bunny Pallet ArtThis bunny pallet art piece from Design, Dining, and Diapers is ideal for a rustic, country home. Pallets are a staple in DIY furniture, and it’s nice to see how you can use them in smaller ways around the house.

Easter Tablescape with Carrots
This fun little centerpiece from Love Grows Wild uses the Easter bunny’s favorite veggies to bring the holidays into your home, and the unexpected orange adds a fresh pop of color.

Burlap Bunny RunnerAn average table runner gets an unexpected Easter upgrade with some cute cotton tails! Find out how to make your own at Eclectically Vintage.

Dip Dye Tulip SettingIf you need a DIY that’s great for spring, try these dip-dyed napkins from Trendenser! They look like beautiful tulip petals, and go well with almost any arrangement.

Wrapped Easter WreathThis great wreath stays cute without the use of plastic eggs. We love the beautiful felt flowers used, and you can find out how to make your own at Very Truly Me!

DIY: Trimmed Easter Eggs

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This Easter don’t stop at just dyeing your eggs. DIY them! These DIYs will show you how to create cute and original Easter eggs that will dress up any spring dinner table!

Materials for Easter Eggs

15mm Ombre Rococo Trim

15mm Gingham Rococo Trim

6mm Cup Loose Sequins

8mm Cup Loose Sequins

3.5mm x 12mm Rectangular Sequins

E6000

Plastic Eggs

Scissors

All Trimmed

Glue on Trim1. Put some glue on the top of the egg, and place the end of the trim on the glue.

Wrapped Trim

2. Wrap the trim around the egg and glue the end of the trim on the part that you already glued.Opposite Wrap Trim3. Repeat going in the opposite way.

Sequin Speckled

Sequin on Egg1. Create a polka dot pattern with your loose sequins.

Polka Dot Pattern on Egg2. Glue each sequin down with a dab of glue.

 

Shapes and Sizes

Rectangular Sequin on Egg1. Glue your rectangular sequins down going around the egg horizontally. Make sure the sequins are going in a straight line around the egg.

Wrapped Ombre Trim2. Once dried wrap your ombre trim around the top edge of the sequins, and glue down.

Trim Wrapped Easter Eggs

 

 

MTV Movie Awards 2014 Fashion Recap

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The MTV Movie Awards aired last night, and brought out the hottest, youngest talent in Hollywood. The young starlets and teen heartthrobs took some fashion risks that night which we absolutely loved! Check out some of our favorites below!

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley rocked it in this olive green number! This Balmain dress showed off a little bit of skin in a high-fashion way.

Jessica-Alba-MTV-Movie-Awards-2014Jessica Alba was a dream in spring green! We love the look of the full skirt with cropped white tube top. It was fresh and modern, with edgy accessories.

Lupita Nyong'oLupita, Lupita, Lupita. Can you do no fashion wrong? Her Chanel dress captured the fun and festivity of the event. And her blue pumps? No words.

leslie-mann-juan-carlos-obando-mtv-movie-awards-h724Leslie Mann kept it fun and flowing with this adorable polka dot dress! We adore the pop of orange on her shoes.

2014-mtv-movie-awards-nicki-minaj-2Usually loud and outrageous, Nicki Minaj stunned in an understated, and curve hugging black dress accented by gold jewelry. We loved this sophisticated change of pace.

While the fashions at the MTV Movie Awards this year were fun, we know something that’s going to be even MORE exciting! When all of those celebs get home, they’ll be getting to DIY their hearts out with our Project DIY kits because they were featured in the post-awards swag bags! Want to DIY like a star? Check out our Crystal Clear Statement Necklace, and our On The Rocks Bracelet Duo!