My sister-in-law is getting married! We attended her bridal shower over the weekend (more photos on that later) and had so much fun putting together some desert-inspired party favors. Even though she lives in Los Angeles, she’s an Arizona girl at heart so we wanted something that would tie into her roots.
Here’s a super simple idea for bridal shower favors.
– Buy mini geometric planters (we got ours here)
– Spray paint planters a color of your choice (I did metallic gold)
– Buy 4oz succulents (I found them for $2.48 each at Lowe’s)
– Get mini pebbles to place around the top of the plant once planted (also at Lowe’s)
– Watch love bloom! Cheesy?
I ended up ditching the home-made flags because after all 20 were put together, I felt the flag took away from how simplistic they looked. But, it’s up to you. The flag was just washi tape and a toothpick. I hope you get some inspiration from this post the next time you’re in charge of party favors.
I have been reading a new blog, so I decided it was time to add it to my blog roll. It’s called A Beautiful Mess. If you like vintage, design, food and handmade pretty things – this one’s for you.
I’m overwhelmed (in a good way) with the amount of creativity that pours through the pages of this blog. Check it out, I think you’ll get creatively lost in this site too.
Here are a few of their posts that I’ve been reading.
Floral Antlers Necklace Display
Make Your Own Tea Bags
3 Easy Infused Water Recipes
5 Tips for Better Self Portraits
How to Mix Chalkboard Paint into any Color
How to Make your own Canvas Print
How to Style a Fishtail Braid
DIY Holiday Door Mat
DIY Thread Spool Wine Corks (cute housewarming gift, no?)
We went to this overwhelmingly disorganized store to find fabric for my toddler’s party (mickey theme). Before arriving, I told Teri I needed to find the perfect fabric for tablecloths. Teri said, “You sew? I had no idea.” I admitted, I don’t sew.
“How are you going to make the hem on the table clothes then?” she asked. “Glue gun?” I answered with hesitation. “Silly,” she goes. And introduced me to the iron on hem. This will do. In fact, it will totally do until I get those darn sewing lessons that are on my bucket list.
Here’s a photo of the fabric (more photos on T’s blog).
Now … I’m on the hunt for basic sewing tips and tricks. T and I were talking and – honestly, who has the time to learn all of this stuff, and who has the space in their house for that mega sewing machine? And furthermore, why didn’t I pay more attention in 8th grade Home Ec.
So much fabric, so many ideas, so little skills.
Long story short, if you need to reach me this weekend, you can find me in the laundry room … ironing-on a hem. (I’ll plug-in the glue gun just in case – just don’t tell Teri.)
A door provides us with an entry or an exist somewhere. But it doesn’t have to end there. You can have fun with a DIY project that will become a great conversation piece. Here are some ideas that I found to repurpose a door. I hope this inspires your next home project. Click on the links to redirect to the image source and project details.
Barn door shelf
Sliding barn door in your room
Door turned into a mirror
Barn door shutters (love this idea)
When designing a toddler room, think outside of the box. Pick products that will compliment the space and products that are found at retail stores that you would actually shop in (and not just Babies R Us).
I’m designing Kelsey’s big girl room and have started looking for rugs at Urban Outfitters, pillows on Etsy, furniture at CB2 and local boutiques. Why the sudden spark in inspiration? I stumbled across this site, Lay Baby Lay.
Check it out, I think you’ll find a fresh perspective when designing your toddler room or nursery. Joni, the writer and style guru, creates inspiration boards with product links so you can easily find the items you love. Like this chevron rug, featured on the below inspiration board, I must have it.
I love the bright colors of this style board. But, my heart is still with the one above. I’m really into the mint/blue coloring on the wall. Will this inspire to me ditch pink and go mint? Only time will tell … I’m just getting my design hat on, as you can see.
All images courtesy of Laybabylay.com.