February 3, 2015
The put-a-heart-on-everything trend continues today with these conversation heart treat bags. They are such a fun, simple DIY that really takes your Valentine’s Day candy giving to the next level. I mean, who wouldn’t want to get a tiny bag that’s been personalized and is filled with candy? They would make adorable classroom favors or the perfect favor and place card for a Gal-entine’s Day dinner.
Download the printable PDF heart template
Download the SVG heart file to cut the template with your Silhouette or Cricut Explore
- Small kraft paper treat bags (similar)
- Heart template, printed and cut out
- Craft paint in pastel candy colors
- Alphabet stamps (I used these)
- Red ink pad
1. Trace the heart template onto the center of one of the bags.
2. Paint the inside of the heart. You may need to do two coats if the paper shows through. Allow the paint to dry completely.
3. Stamp the person’s name onto the center of the heart and fill the bag with candy! If you want to seal the bags, I recommend using some cute washi tape.
Get more put-a-heart-on-everything inspiration on my Valentine’s Day page! And check out the other things I’ve created using my Silhouette on my Silhouette page.
February 2, 2015
A couple weeks ago I shared my wood heart cake toppers, which was first project using adhesive wood sheets. Today I’ve got another project that uses the same wood sheets to create gorgeous vases. This project can be done in about an hour and makes it so easy to create something that looks high end and not so handmade. Win, win, right?
- Adhesive wood sheets
- Glass cylinder vases (I used ones that were about 7.5″ tall and 4″ diameter)
- Craft paint
- Painter’s Tape (this is my fave)
1. Cut the wood sheet to fit the height and circumference of your vase. Don’t worry, you don’t need middle school geometry to figure this out. Just wrap the sheet around the vase (don’t remove the paper backing) and mark where it overlaps about half an inch. Then cut it down. Do the same thing to determine the height but mark it at the top edge of the vase.
2. Paint the bottom part of the sheet. Place the wood sheet flat on the table with a larger scrap sheet of paper underneath. Use painter’s tape to tape off the bottom third of the vase. Paint the bottom part with craft paint making sure to paint away from the edge of the tape so it doesn’t bleed through. Allow for the paint to dry completely then remove the tape.
3. Repeat the same thing for the second color. This time you’ll tape off both the top and bottom lines. Paint this with another color and allow it to dry completely.
4. Remove the paper backing and stick the wood sheet onto the vase. Use your fingers to align the top and bottom edges. This can be a bit tricky but I found it easiest to work with when I only removed a little bit of the paper backing at a time. Smooth out any air bubbles with your hands as you stick the wood onto the vase. If you don’t get it right the first time, you can carefully remove the wood sheet but I did find that the areas where the paint was thicker tended to crack when I removed it.
I just love the look of these vases and put them throughout the house. I’m already thinking they would be fun to do another few in just white and gold for the holidays. Never too early, right?
January 31, 2015
How great is this carnation pink hutch? I’m thinking I need another pink piece of furniture in my home, stat.
Image by Justina Blakeney for West Elm
January 30, 2015
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, here are some great DIYs to try.
1. This DIY dotted wall clock would be perfect in any room in your home.
2. These arrow toothpicks would be cute for a Valentine’s Day party.
3. This DIY arrow wall hanging would look cute even after Valentine’s Day.
4. This DIY painted apron would make a great handmade Valentine’s gift.
I’m also loving:
I’m craving these hearts of palm fries.
Love this use of an Ikea bar to hang coffee mugs.
These matching friendship bracelets and dog collars. So crazy but I think Daisy and I need one, right? Or maybe we need to make matching stamped leather bracelets?
Everyone loves a good kitchen makeover and Lia’s kitchen is full of handmade Scandinavian inspired details.
If you’re going to be watching the big game this weekend, you should play bingo while you do.
January 29, 2015
February is right around the corner and that also means so is Valentine’s Day! Here’s a new wallpaper, available both with and without a February calendar, to get you in the mood for Valentines—or at least make you want some conversation hearts!
Download this month’s wallpaper for all your devices:
Computer | Computer with calendar
Retina display | Retina display with calendar
iPhone | iPhone with calendar | iPhone home screen wallpaper
iPhone 6/6 Plus | iPhone 6/6 Plus with calendar | iPhone 6/6 Plus home screen wallpaper
iPad | iPad with calendar | iPad home screen wallpaper
Please note that the iPhone and iPad wallpapers are created to fit the screen without perspective zoom. When you set your wallpaper turn perspective zoom off by pinching the screen to view the entire design.
Love free wallpapers? Check out all my past wallpaper designs here.