Lately I’ve been on a candle kick but every time I go to light a candle, I dig through the junk drawer in the kitchen to find the matches. So in effort to always have matches handy, I’ve created these pretty matchstick jars. They are a cute and colorful way to make sure you always have matchsticks. Keep a jar in the kitchen or in the bathroom and make a few extra to keep on hand for last-minute hostess gifts.
This really is a 5-minute DIY you guys. All you need to do is download the free printable and print it out on Avery Sticker Project Paper. Stick them on some cute glass jars and fill them up with matches! Since matchsticks need a surface to strike them on, I added a strip of sand paper to the front of each label (I’ve even included a rectangle on the labels so you know exactly where to place it on the label).
I picked up these jars at Daiso, the Japanese dollar store, but you can use any type of jar you like. If you’re the thrifting type, these would look adorable in a pretty vintage bottle with a cork stopper.
Sign into your MyAvery account and select Start a New Project.
Enter 3383 into the Quick Search field to find the Sticker Project Paper and click Select this Product > Select this Design
Click Image > Add Image > Computer > Browse for File > Select the printable matchstick labels download . Be sure the select the check box that says, “Set Image as Background” under Settings before browsing for your file.
Load your printer with one sheet of the Avery Sticker Project Paper and print on the label or matte photo paper setting.
Cut out each label using scissors or a paper trimmer. Cut the 320 grit sand paper into 1.5” x .5” inch strips.
Remove the paper backing from the labels and apply them to the glass jars. Use double-sided tape to adhere the sand paper strip to the center of each label. Then fill each jar with matches and they are ready to be used.
labels do double-duty
Love the labels but want to use them for something other than matchsticks? Download the MyAvery labels without any text here. To open and edit them, head to Avery.com/open and upload the .avery file. Click Open and you will pop right into Avery Design and Print Online. Then use the text and shape tools to add your own text. These labels could be used for everything from party favors to candy box labels.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve come to learn that I adore things with scalloped edges. Some of my favorite DIYs over the years are the ones where I put scallops on umbrellas, floppy beach hats, placemats and more. So today’s DIY project might not be a big surprise but it’s a major win in my book—because my wardrobe can never have too many scalloped details! And the best part? They can be made from start to finish in less than 10 minutes.
What are you waiting for? Check out the video tutorial below to see just how easy these DIY scalloped earrings are to make!
I’m generally a stud/post earring kinda gal but lately I’ve been obsessed with larger, statement earrings. I think they are fun accessory, especially with short hair. And these petite gold hoops I picked up on Amazon Prime are just 4 cm. They are large enough to be noticeable but small enough to not weigh down your ears. Because no one wants to be wearing heavy earrings.
Download the template of your choice from the list above + cut. If you’re using a Silhouette Portrait, Cameo or Curio, download the SVG file and open it in Silhouette Studio. Place a small piece (about 5″ x 5″) of white faux-leather paper onto a sticky cutting mat and load the deep-cut blade in your machine. Set the material to faux-leather and cut out the scallops. If you don’t have a Silhouette, download the PDF template and print it out. Cut out one of the scalloped shapes and use it as a template for cutting out the same shape using the faux-leather paper. You will need 2 scalloped pieces for one pair of earrings.
Place the cut pieces of faux-leather paper in a bowl of water. Gently crinkle the paper as you “wash” it in the water. By wetting the paper and creasing it a lot it transforms into a realistic faux-leather texture. Remove them from the water and place on a paper bowl and allow them to dry completely.
Fold the dry scalloped shapes in half so the edges meet.
Position the folded scallop shape onto the bottom of one hoop. Use super glue to glue the edges together. Press and hold for a few seconds or until the glue sets. Repeat with the other earring and you’re done!
These earrings would make a great Mother’s Day gift, just make sure you make a second pair to keep for yourself! They work up so quickly and are affordable to make so there’s no reason not too.
I chose to keep the paper as-is in the white color since I adore the gold + white combo. They could easily be customized in your favorite color by painting the faux-leather paper with a coat or two of craft paint after you cut it out.
Have you been thinking about getting a Silhouette but have no idea what else you can do with it? Check out all the things I’ve made with mine over on my Silhouette page. And then go grab one asap and get making!
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!