Sarah Hearts

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December 19, 2014

Loving these simple DIY Christmas decor projects! Click though for links to each tutorial.

Less than a week until Christmas!! I’ll be spending this weekend wrapping up a ton of projects before we head out of town for the next 2 weeks. And I’ll do it all while sipping tons and tons of hot cocoa of course!

If you’re still in need of some holiday decor here are a few of my favorites from this week:

1. Bottlebrush tree cake toppers. And you wouldn’t believe these babies started out green and covered in fake snow now would you?

2. This holly berry gift wrapping is genius. So simple and just oh-so-cute.

3. No space for a tree? It’s not too late to make a 3D geometric paper tree.

4. Raid your ribbon stash and create this bow garland in no time.

I’m also loving:

This tutorial on how to wrap a wine bottle (hostess gifts anyone?).

This recipe for no-churn candy cane ice cream.

This simple, fresh take on a traditional boxwood wreath.

These fresh rosemary gift toppers would make for a lovely presentation.

Holiday Coloring Contest

December 18, 2014

Download this festive printable coloring page created by Sarah Hearts for Vivint.

Holidays remind me of home. Whether it’s making the trip down south to my home town, visiting family across the country or hosting friends in our own home, the holidays remind me of home, community, and traditions.

And what holiday wouldn’t be complete with traditions? Every family has their favorite things to do during this season and Vivint wants to help fill your holiday with warm memories too. That’s why I partnered with Vivint to create this fun coloring page for their Holiday Coloring Contest. This is a great opportunity for you to gather, create and possibly win! Together with your children, create your own version of this winter wonderland and you could win a cash gift card!

Get out the crayons and get started!

Bring together your family for a fun time of creating and you could win a $20 cash gift card!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Download the official coloring entry form.
  2. Color away and create your vision of a holiday wonderland.
  3. Scan or take a picture of your completed coloring page and send it to social@vivint.com to be officially entered.

First place winners in each age division (Under 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12) will receive a $20 cash gift card. All submitted and approved entries will be uploaded to our official Pinterest entry board http://vvnt.co/1IYZOrc . A winner will be selected on January 5, 2015. Winners will be announced on Pinterest, so be sure to check back often.

Official terms and conditions

Happy holidays everyone! May they be merry and bright!

Holiday Meet + Make

December 17, 2014

Love crafting and making new friends? Join Sarah Hearts at the next Meet + Make! Sign up for her mailing list so you know when tickets are on sale—they go fast!

So I just realized that I said that the October’s Meet + Make was my favorite one to date, but last week’s seriously takes the cake! Holiday crafting is just so much fun! So today I’m excited to share some amazing photos by Ly Sué of LH Photography of the event so you can see just how awesome it was.

Meet + Make, a craft workshop hosted by Sarah Hearts, looks like so much fun!

Here’s a peek at what was in the bags! Get details about each bag sponsor here.

Loving all these handmade goodies that were in the Meet + Make swag bags!

Peppermint pinwheel sugar cookies. Yum!

My friends Jordan, Courtney, and I baked up dozens upon dozen of Christmas cookies. My favorite? The peppermint ganache filled chocolate thumbprints. So so rich and delicious!

Chocolate peppermint thumbprint cookies. So good!

Salted dark chocolate tartlets. A perfect and decadent treat for the holidays.

These salted dark chocolate tartlets weren’t bad either.

Meet + Make is a craft workshop hosted by Sarah Hearts in Orlando.

Holiday swirl sugar cookies. So cute!

Sarah of Sarah Hearts and Marcela of West Elm Orlando at Meet + Make

Marcela, West Elm Orlando‘s in-home stylist, is the lovely lady that helps transform the store into a workshop ready space for all 50 of us!

And if you’re wondering my dress is from Boden (and now on super sale!) and my necklace is from Bauble Bar (similar).

Meet + Make is a quarterly craft workshop hosted by Sarah Hearts in Orlando. Sign up for her mailing list so you know about the next one!

Sarah created stencils for each attendee using her Silhouette Cameo. They used glass paint to create festive, custom designs.

Silhouette provided stencil material and cutting blades for my Cameo to create the custom stencils. I created modern Christmas tree, dot and monogram stencils for the attendees to use. The stencil material is sticky on one side and is the perfect material to use on porcelain because it stays in place. We used makeup wedges to apply the glass paint within the stencils. This created nice, crisp lines and vibrant designs.

These monogram stenciled platters would make the cutest gifts.

I have to go to the next Meet + Make at West Elm Orlando. This looks like so much fun!

Pro tip: use makeup wedges instead of buying foam pouncers from the craft store. They are cheaper and work great for stenciling.

Creative designs painted and stencils on porcelain serving platters. These would make great gifts!

One of my favorite things about Meet + Make is seeing how everyone uses the same materials to create such unique projects! And this one was no exception—there were so many beautiful, creative platters!

Love these adorable porcelain serving plates! They were created using stencils made with a Silhouette Cameo and glass paint.

All photos by LH Photography

Want to join in on the fun? Don’t miss the next Meet + Make! Sign-up for my mailing list so you’ll be among the first to know when tickets go on sale. And when they’re on sale they go fast—in less than a day!

Holiday Meet + Make Sponsors

December 16, 2014

Loving this gilded laser cut wood ornaments by Nic Roc Designs. They would make such great gifts!

Last Thursday I hosted my last Meet + Make of 2014 and I have to say it was my favorite one to date. We stenciled and painted porcelain serving platters while enjoying Christmas cookies and spiked eggnog. Sounds pretty perfect, huh?

Each Meet + Make several small businesses and crafty ladies contribute goods for the attendee swag bags. If you came to the workshop it definitely felt like Christmas because the bags were over flowing with goodies. If you were unable to attend, here’s a peek at what was in the bags and a little info about each sponsor.

The Roc Shop gave everyone one of these beautiful gold painted laser cut wood ornaments. They also make laser cut cake toppers and swizzle sticks that would be perfect for your wedding, birthday party or just because.

Love red jimmies for holiday baking! Baking is Our Jam sells all kinds of festive  baking supplies.

Baking is Our Jam gave everyone a pack of red sprinkles, or jimmies, for their holiday baking. They are Orlando locals who also sell holiday cupcake liners that are perfect for making your Christmas cupcakes a little Christmas-y.

Make your holiday gifts extra special with these hand sewn gift tags from Lima Green Designs.

Lima Green Designs, another Orlando based shop, offers tons of handmade (and often hand sewn) goods including these adorable fabric bunting gift tags. They also make throw pillow covers, cute clutches and more that would make great gifts.

As some flair to your mantel with one of these DIY tassel garland kits from The Flair Exchange.

The Flair Exchange gave everyone one of their DIY tassel garland kits. This local shop has everything you need to take your party to the next level including boutique balloons (think pop, fizz, clink), confetti, and custom tassel garland kits.

Hearts aren't just for Valentines. Swap out the art in your home for these festive, modern geometric heart and tree prints by Oleander + Palm.

Fellow DIY blogger, Oleander + Palm, gave everyone one of her festive geometric art prints. Be sure to check out her blog for tons of great holiday inspiration with a modern, California flair.

Send some holiday cheer via snail mail with these pretty cards from Print Stitch & Paste.

Print Stitch & Paste helped everyone make their snail mail a little happier with these beautiful notecards. If you’re in need of some last minute gifts, their monogram journals and stationery gift sets would make paper lover’s heart flutter.

These cute little tassel keychains by Dilly Dally Accessories would make perfect stocking stuffers.

Everyone got to take home one of these adorable yarn tassel keychains by Dilly Dally by Sara Stoff. Sara makes the comfiest and prettiest knitted scarves around. And at such a great price, they make the perfect Christmas gift. You’ll just want to get an extra one for yourself.

Make Beautiful Things and Create Until Your Hearts is Happy—such inspiring and lovely art prints by Studio 404 Design.

These inspiring art prints are hand lettered by Studio 404 Design, a local paper shop that sells holiday cardsart prints, and more. They also have a great blog that’s loaded with great design inspiration.

Loving this retro-inspired limited edition art print by Sarah Hearts.

And the icing on the cake (if I do say so myself!) is this Meet + Make exclusive holiday art print that I gave to each attendee. A little retro holiday  flair for your gallery wall.

What’s your favorite item in bag? If you attended last week’s workshop, don’t forgot to share photos of these items displayed in your home. Use #meetandmake!

Holiday Gifts for Crafty People

December 15, 2014

Great gift ideas for the crafty person in your life! Perfect gifts for those who love to make things. Click through for links to items.

Everyone has a friend you call Martha, right? Well this round up of holiday gifts is for that friend—the one who rather make something than buy it and who just adores beautiful things. I personally have had those gold scissors on my wish list for quite some time. Here’s to hoping Santa delivers!

1. Make Beautiful Things art print | 2. Gold and coral zippered pouch | 3. Poppin white acrylic ruler | 4. Gold Gingher scissors | 5. DIY necklace kit | 6. Wood tool organizer | 7. Silhouette Portrait cutting machine | 8. Orla Kiely storage containers