It’s almost the weekend and it’s almost Easter! Whether or not you will be celebrating the holiday, please know that you are dearly loved. I hope you have a lovely weekend and as always, here are some of my favorite links I came across this week.
Instagram photo snapped while in San Francisco last weekend. Editing using the Candy Minimal filters on the A Color Story app.
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite items I purchased this month! Since many of you ask where I purchase certain things, I thought this would be a fun monthly series to begin. I’ll share home decor, fashion and other items I either recently purchased or newly discovered that I love and I think you will too.
I don’t travel anywhere without clipping this onto my purse or tote. It great for charging extra phone chargers on planes but I’ve found it to be handy time and time again. And the best part is that it just looks like a super cute, coral-ly pink leather tassel.
Lately I’m found myself obsessed with Madewell. This floral top was on my wishlist since I first spotted it, so I scooped it up when they had a 30% off sale. Now it’s my go-to top for spring (and soon to be summer too).
I picked these up from the SFMOMA last weekend. They’re powder coated metal pieces that transform just about any glass or cup into a vase. Cannot wait to pick up some flowers this weekend and give them a try.
I’m a sucker for just about any leather item in a saddle/Havana color and these pretty heels are no exception. The best part is they are made for achy feet—the first pair of heels I’ve been able to wear in years.
Ok, so I didn’t get this this month, but I did get this rug recently and I’m in love. It gave our living room just the refresh it needed and it’s the first thing people comment on when they walk in the house.
I love to snack and I love good food presentation so today’s video is all about both! Today I’m sharing an update to my most-loved DIY to date—my paper plate baskets. Because if you didn’t know you can make a basket using a paper plate you gotta know. It’s such a quick and easy DIY that you’re going to want to make these for every occasion.
Paint fun patterns on the top side of uncoated paper plates. I used gouache paints I had on hand but you can use any type of paint, even a kid’s school watercolor set will do the job. Just paint as you please and allow the plates to dry completely before assembling them.
Then watch the video below to see how to fold and assemble them!
We’re in route to northern Cali for a weekend visiting some dear friends, so I’m taking the weekend off from DIYing (and working, woohoo) but if you’re looking for something fun to create here are 4 really great DIYs to try. 2 for you and 2 for your home!
No Easter would be complete without Easter candy, right? If you’re looking for a non-tractional Easter basket or a more grown-up Easter gift these acrylic candy boxes are the perfect Easter treat. Using the free Avery labels I designed, you can create cute Easter candy gift boxers in a matter of minutes. Just download the label designs, customize them if you want, print and stick.
I opted to fill my boxes with grapefruit gummy bears, white malt eggs, sour jelly beans and of course peeps but you can use any Easter candy you like. They hardest part is not eating all the candy before filling up the boxes.
Download the templates (above) and open using Avery’s Design & Print Online software. If you want to add your own text to the scalloped labels, download and open the blank labels and use the text tool to add text.
Print it out. Print out the design on plain, copy paper first to double-check the alignment. Then make any adjustments (such as left, right, up or down) within the software and then print on the label paper. Make sure to feed the paper in correctly according to your printer’s requirements.
Fill with candy and apply the labels. Fill each clear box with candy and seal the boxes with the wraparound labels. Finish it off with a scalloped label and your boxes are ready for Easter gifting.
The wraparound labels fit these 4″ x 4″ x 2″ boxes perfectly. But if you want to add subtle detail to the boxes, you can trim the ends of the wraparound labels to a point. Just snip the ends of the wraparound labels with scissors before placing it on the box. Not a necessary step at all, but adds a cute detail.
What Easter candy would you fill your gift boxes with?