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March 20, 2015

Create something beautiful (or delicious) this weekend and try one of these simple DIY projects! Click through for links to each tutorial.

It’s the weekend!

This weekend I’ll be saying goodbye to some close friends who are packing up and moving to France (yes I think we need to visit asap). In between the goodbyes and wrapping up a few blog projects, I’ll also be painting the a couple cabinets this weekend. We have just one corner left to paint in the kitchen and then we are in the home stretch of our DIY kitchen update!

Here are some fun projects to try (or bake) this weekend:

1. Just when I thought a storage box couldn’t get any prettier.

2. I adore adding a touch of gold to just about everything including this DIY striped file folder.

3. This color blocked hanging planter is the perfect way to bring the outdoors in.

4. Strawberry mini donuts. Yes, please.

I’m also loving:

Macaroons for brunch.

Giant cork boards.

This sundress.

Veggie curry in a slow cooker and these for dessert.

DIY Stencil Painted Glassware

March 19, 2015

Learn how to create your own set of cute modern drinking glasses in this video tutorial.

If you’re not local or you were not able to attend last week’s Meet + Make, don’t worry, today I’m sharing exactly how we made the bright colored glassware. The custom glasses are really fun to make and great to give but I bet you may want to keep them for yourself!

The process for creating the painted glasses is pretty simple but a couple tools do make the job easier. One of which is a Silhouette cutting machine. No other tool gets used as much in my studio as my Silhouette! I find myself using it several times and week and here’s a yet another use. It’s perfect for creating stencils to place on glasses.

If you’ve been wanting a Silhouette for a while and would love to make your own glasses today is your day—I’m giving away a Silhouette Portrait!

Watch the video tutorial above to learn how to create your own set of painted glasses and continue to the end of the post to learn now to win your own Silhouette Portrait!

Time: 45 minutes + drying time
Supplies: glasses / glass paints / Silhouette Portrait or Cameo / stencil material / spatula / makeup wedges

Can't wait to try making these DIY stenciled glasses! They would be perfect as gifts and are so great for summer entertaining.

These bright and cheerful glasses were created using stencils cut with a Silhouette Cameo. Such a fun way to create personalized drinking glasses!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Tandi C. who is the winner!**

This giveaway was sponsored by Silhouette and is open to U.S. residents only. One winner will be randomly chosen after the giveaway ends on 3/24/15 at 12 AM EST. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and must respond within 3 days. If there is no response after 3 days a new winner will be randomly selected.

Don’t want to miss the next Meet + Make? Sign up for my mailing list so you’ll know when tickets go on sale for the next event! If you’re unsure of what you can make with a Silhouette, see what I’ve made with my cutting tool.

March 2015 Meet + Make

March 18, 2015

If you love creating something beautiful and making new friends then you have to attend Meet and Make! It's a craft workshop hosted by blogger Sarah Hearts in Orlando, Florida.

Last week I hosted another Meet + Make at West Elm Orlando! Meet + Make is the craft workshops I host that bring together people in the community for a fun night of creating. You make something beautiful (and useful!), meet new friends, and enjoy delicious food. It really is such a great night!

Here’s a look at my latest workshop and some of the pretty projects that were created.

Love the scalloped edges on these adhesive kraft paper name tags. Such a cute idea for a shower or party.

Love this mix of sweet and savory bites at Meet and Make displayed on this West Elm marble topped kitchen island.

Meet and Make attendees painted modern glassware and took them home in these cute kraft paper drink carriers.

Central Florida locals need to go to Meet and Make, the craft workshop hosted by blogger Sarah Hearts.

Use washi tape to create colored flags on paper drinking straws that match your party decor perfectly.

Individual peso zucchini quiches tied with baker's twine and with a wooden fork are perfect for parties or picnics.

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Blogger Sarah Hearts hosts awesome craft workshops at West Elm Orlando. You take home a completed craft project that is as functional as it is beautiful.

Love all these goodies including this pretty latte art print that are including the Meet and Make attendee's swag bags.

Blogger Sarah Hearts hosts Meet and Make, a fun craft workshop, several times a year in Orlando, Florida. Click through to see details from a recent event.

Love the individual size Natalie's juices. They are perfect for parties!

When you have a pretty quiche that's been tied with baker's twine and a wooden fork, you have to Instagram it!

These mint green frosted glass vases from West Elm are perfect as candle holders, plant containers or even for sorting craft supplies.

You can use washi tape to create stripe stencils on glassware. Just smooth out the tape and apply glass paint using a small makeup wedge.

You can use a Silhouette Cameo, like blogger Sarah Hearts, to create initial letter stencils to use on glassware.

Can't wait to attend the next Meet and Make craft workshop hosted by blogger Sarah Hearts.

These pretty pink and white striped Fiskars scissors are not only pretty but the non-stick blades are perfect for cutting sticky things like these adhesive vinyl stencils.

Use thin washi tape and glass paint to create beautiful striped glassware.

Love this brightly colored custom painted drinking glasses. Such a fun idea for a personalized gift or just to use for holiday entertaining.

Love these brightly painted mint, coral and yellow drinking glasses. Such a fun project to create at Meet and Make.

All photos by LH Photography

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March 2015 Meet + Make Sponsors

March 17, 2015

Can't wait to attend Meet and Make, the craft workshop hosted by Sarah Hearts.

A big part of what makes every Meet + Make just so awesome is because of the great sponsors we have! So many amazing brands contributed goods to help make this one of my favorite workshops to date. If you were unable to attend or just want to know more about each brand, here are the lovely sponsors we had at last week’s event.

Beautiful handmade items, like the ones shown, are included with every ticket purchase to Meet and Make by Sarah Hearts.Photos above by LH Photography

Wind and Willow Home makes beautiful colored rubber dipped wood items including these little pots that are perfect for storing rings in.

Everything is cuter when it’s teeny tiny, right? These little wood pots from Wind and Willow Home are perfect for storing your rings. The bottom of each wood pot is hand dipped in colored rubber creating the perfect mix of modern and natural textures.

The Paper Cub Co. is based in Winter Park, Florida and creates fun screen printed paper goods like these!

I love including local artists in Meet + Make and I was so excited to have The Paper Cub Co. be a part of this one! They create lovely hand-pulled screenprinted paper goods right here in Winter Park, Florida. And don’t worry if you’re not from Florida, that adorable postcard is available all 50 states!

Refresh your lips with this handmade citrus sugar lip scrub by Perk Naturals. It smells so delicious!

What better way to smooth out that dry winter skin than with a little scrub! I wish you could smell how delicious these grapefruit and rose oil lip scrubs by Perk Naturals are. I seriously want to eat them as soon as I open the tin! They also make body scrubs in coffee, lavender and citrus if you need a little something to help wake you up in the morning—and leave your skin oh-so-soft)!

Coffee for one. This pretty art print from LH Photography would look so great in a kitchen or breakfast nook.

LH Photography, another Orlando native, captures each Meet + Make so beautifully and also shoots weddings, families, newborns, and  events. These art prints make me want a pretty latte every time I look at them and would be so cute in a kitchen or breakfast nook.

Cork-Coasters

And if you make yourself a pretty latte like in the art print above, then you’ll need a pretty coaster to go with it. These hand painted cork coasters are by Eliza Cerdeiros who creates bright, modern hand painted cork coasters in every color you can think of.

The Quickest Way to Finish is to Start! So true—loving this print from Prints of Heart.

Everyone can use a little push sometimes and this calligraphy art print from Prints of Heart is the perfect addition to any workspace. They are located all the way across the pond and have a great selection of other inspirational and witty art prints and mugs just in case you need a little more encouragement on and around your desk.

These handmade mini notebooks from Ordinary Artists are the perfect size to keep in your purse and jot down ideas on at a moments notice!

These little tiny hand made notebooks by Ordinary Artists are the perfect size to keep in your pocket or purse, ready for your next brilliant idea. They create cute handmade handstamped journals in every size, color and pattern.

You have a heart of gold. Love this letterpressed and gold foil card from Smock Paper.

This letter pressed and gold foil card from Smock Paper stole my heart. The inside is even sweeter and says, “You Have a Heart of Gold.” If letterpressed goods make you swoon too, check out their selection of cards, gift wrap, coasters, and wedding stationery.

If you love juice then you have to try Natalie's Orchid Island Juice. It's freshly squeezed and has no preservatives or added sugar. It's truly the best juice you can buy!

I was so excited to serve a rainbow of my favorite Natalie’s Juices. They shipped us freshly squeezed juices including each of the delicious flavors you see above. My personal favorite was the orange mango but everyone’s favorite was the strawberry lemonade. It’s seriously the freshest, most delicious juice you can buy! If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!

How cute are these pink and white striped Fiskars scissors?

I adore pretty craft and office supplies and these pink and white scissors from Fiskars are the icing on the cake. They have non-stick blades so you can cut through tape like butter and are sharp enough for fabrics.

A Silhouette Cameo is such a versatile crafting tool! It can used to make adorable kraft paper name tags like these.

You guys know how much I adore Silhouette and I put my Cameo to work for this Meet + Make! Silhouette provided little spatulas which are super helpful for removing the stencils from the glassware without tearing up your nails. They also provided adhesive kraft paper sheets which I used to create these pretty personalized name tags for everyone.

The 4Rivers Sweet Shop makes delicious sweets for parties including these almond mini cupcakes and strawberry cream cheese frosted brownies. The Sweet Shop Lemon Bayou Bars are a blondie and a lemon bar in one! Next time you visit Orlando you have to stop by 4 the Rivers Sweet Shop and try one of their delicious desserts.Photos above by LH Photography

Amanda, the head baker at the 4Rivers Sweet Shop, baked up some seriously amazing treats including one of my personal favorites, the lemon bayou bars. They are like a blondie and a lemon bar in one! She also baked up some yummy almond cupcakes and strawberry cream cheese frosted brownies. Is your mouth watering yet?

Thanks to all the amazing brands that sponsored Meet + Make including West Elm Orlando who hosted all 60 of us! You helped make it an amazing event!

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DIY Geometric Wood Panel Wall Art

March 16, 2015

Making your own statement wall art piece is easy! Follow this simple tutorial to make your own geometric wall art.

Our entry way was in need of an update. I adored the gold sunburst mirror I made for the space, but like almost every other area in the house, I had the itch to redo it.

I liked the idea of hanging the artwork that sat on the narrow foyer table but felt that I needed one larger art piece to be the focal point.  That’s where this geometric wall art comes in! Using some of my favorite supplies I had on hand I was able to take a plain wood panel and make custom art for the space that coordinates with the other art work oh-so-perfectly.

Use craft paint to create your own geometric wall art! (Click through for full tutorial)

Time: 45 minutes + drying time
Supplies: wood panel / foam brush/ wood stain / painter’s tape / double-sided tapecraft paint / brush / geometric template

(I used Martha Stewart Craft paints in metallic goldwedding cakelove bird, and wet cement)

Paint a wood panel board with wood stain to create your own geometric wall art (click through to see the final piece).

Step 1: Use a foam brush to apply the wood stain to the wood panel. Paint in the direction of the wood grain.

Apply wood stain with a brush and wipe it off using a paper towel. Easy way to create wall art that matches your home!

Step 2: Use a paper towel to wipe off the excess stain. If you want a darker, richer color, allow the paint to soak into the wood board for a few minutes. Allow it to dry completely, about 1 hour.

Paper hexagons are used as a template for creating this lovely geometric wall art.

Step 3: Print and cut out the geometric tile template and arrange them on the wood panel how you want them. Once they are in place, temporarily adhere them to the wood panel using the double-sided tape.

Apply painters tape around paper hexagons to create stencils for a beautiful, modern wall art piece.

Step 4: Apply painter’s tape around the hexagons to create your stencils. Use your fingers to press down the tape and remove any bubbles.

Use painters tape to create stencils and make your own geometric wall art. (Click through for full tutorial and to see the final piece)

Step 5: Paint each geometric shape. Make sure to paint away from the edges of the tape to minimize the paint bleeding through. Apply 2-3 coats, or until the paint looks nice and solid. Once you’ve applied the last coat, carefully remove the tape before the paint drys. This prevents the paint from sticking to the edges of the tape and peeling up when you remove it.

Create your own geometric wall art in custom colors and wood stain to match your home decor perfectly! Click through for step-by-step tutorial and printable template.

bud vase / diy wood color block vase

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