Gift Guide for the Crafty Mom

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if your mom loves to DIY as much as you do, we have some suggestions that will make her jump with joy.

ThreadThe Seamstress – If your mom loves to sew, give her some enhanced essentials! Make a kit with fashion tape, a rainbow of thread, and a unique array of buttons.

Pompom TrimThe Home Decor Diva – Does your mom change her decor according to styles and not just seasons? Give her some trim that she’s bound to love! How about an elegant tassel fringe, or a fun pom pom fringe?

Beaded Trim

The Social Butterfly – If your mom is a VIP who is always attending parties and galas, make sure she shines with rhinestone or beaded trim! It’s the perfect trim for adorning an evening dress or clutch.

Project DIY

The Accessory Queen – If your mom loves making her own stylish accessories, check out our Project DIY kits! They have everything you need to make stylish, runway-inspired accessories.

 

Beaded Decor Inspiration

Lately we’re really loving the look of jeweled elements hidden throughout the home. While we see a lot of luxurious and lavish decor around the holidays, we think these little jeweled accents are perfect for spring and summer decor because when the light hits them just right, they sparkle like the sun! If you want to dazzle to your decor, get inspired with these delicate decor details.
Bedroom by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
Add some bling to your bed by adding rhinestone buttons to your headboard. They are an unexpected and special surprise that adds a dash of elegance to an already luxurious decor accessory.
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This rainbow “jeweled” chandelier is a fun and colorful addition to any room, and the way that the light reflects off of the chain on the chandelier is pure magic.
Bead Chandelier for Garden
This beaded chandelier would look beautiful in a greenhouse, or outside as a re-imagined wind chime.
Beaded Mirror DIY
This beaded mirror is not only beautiful, but it’s also DIY-able!  Make it yourself with scrapbook paper, stones, a ceiling medallion, and a mirror!
Maxhedron Light from Bec Brittain
These designer lamps look like mirrored crystals, and add a stunning, futuristic accent to your home.

Cinco de Mayo Party DIYs

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Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, however, in the United States and around the world this day celebrates the rich Mexican culture and history. It’s a joyous day filled with games, vivid color, and delicious food. If you would like to plan your own Cinco de Mayo party, these DIYs will definitely take your festivities up a notch! 

Mini Pinatas from One Charming PartyEverything is better when it’s mini, right? Make these personalized pinatas from One Charming Party, and avoid those misguided bats!

Confetti Pop Fiesta Napkin RingsIf you want to infuse a little bit of Latin flavor into your party, make these fringed napkin rings from Confetti Pop!

Maracas from There Is Beauty All AroundMake music with these beautiful maracas from There Is Beauty All Around!  Made out of paper mache, these little instruments are also works of art!

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Punched Paper Fan from Oh My CreativeWhen it comes to paper crafts, Jordan of Oh Happy Day is a pro. We included not one, but two of her festive paper DIYs that are certain to cause celebration this Cinco de Mayo!

How will YOU be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year?

 

 

 

Colored Crystal DIY Roundup

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Our most popular rhinestones are the Crystal and Crystal AB variety which have a clear or iridescent shine. They’re classic and elegant, and perfect for making any accessory or outfit more special and statement-worthy. But if you like a little more sass with your sparkle, our Swarovski crystals come in a full spectrum of colors! Sometimes adding a little bit of color goes a long way, and these DIYs prove it!

Painted Rhinestone Necklace by Swell MaydeThis necklace from Swell Mayde is great for repurposing old, inexpensive necklaces that you wouldn’t otherwise wear. Just a few coats of paint and you have the perfect spring accessory!

School Magnets from EarringsIf you’re in school or just love having beautiful office supplies, these fun magnets are a great weekend DIY! Created using inexpensive earrings, these are sure to set your locker apart from the rest.

 

Ombre Rhinestone TrimsThese Miu Miu-inspired earrings are so sweet and elegant, and you know our thoughts on ombre anything. Must have.

 

Crystal Mirror From Design Love FestThis mirror from Designlovefest is a favorite because it is so unique. It’s an exciting addition to your home, and would make a fantastic house-warming present.

 

Crystal Clutch from Honestly WTFThis clutch from Honestly WTF is fierce and fashionable. We love the drama of the beautiful crystal shards.

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.

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