Good morning, or afternoon for most of you! So I have a little news to share, I have been slacking quite a bit on my blog, but I have a really good reason… Let’s just say this is what moving to Hawaii looks like…
Yes, you heard me right. We have officially moved to paradise, and I have started working again. It has been quite an adjustment for us, but a fabulous one! We have a new place to call home, and are so excited to take on the challenge of making it feel like ours. We plan to spend our weekends fixing up and renovating the house. It’s going to be quite the journey, and I hope you’ll follow along with us! We are starting to get settled, and I will be sharing our new home with you very soon. Stay tuned for some dust, paint, and lots of DIY!
Checkout the newest tutorial I did for Shutterstock! I created a custom wall collage in my house by simply using printed illustrations. I even did a gel medium transfer to get some of the images onto canvas. Click here for the full instructions!
We finally painted our eggs! Instead of messing with natural dye again, or picking up the boxed kind, I opted to find something around the house to reuse instead. I can never seem to use my nail polish fast enough, and it always ends up goopy. So using some of my bright colors from last year worked perfect! I started by blowing out the eggs, and of course making some omelets.
Use whatever technique works best, I went with the ol’ pin and aspirator method. A straw can also be very helpful if you don’t have the aspirator.
Then, once the eggs were washed and dry, a little white spackling paste makes the holes vanish. I also created some little egg stands by cutting up all the sections in the egg carton, flipping them upside down, and adding pins to carefully cradle and hold the eggs in place.
Then I put some q-tips into the polish jars, and let Syd go to town painting. She opted for a drippy paint look.
I went for my go-to black, white and gold palette, using sharpies & metallic nail polish.
We cut strips of paper bags to create little nests for our pretty eggs. Here are Syd’s colorful creations:
These yarn wrapped candles are the perfect way to add a bright & cheery touch of spring to your table!
And they couldn’t be any easier to make. You just need candles (I picked up mine at Target for under two bucks a piece), colorful yarn, and some glue.
Start by glueing one end of your yarn to the candle, then get to wrapping. Make sure you wrap tightly, and add a dot of glue every so often. If you’re using hot glue like I did, be sure to just use a little dot. If the glue builds up it creates bumps under your yarn.
Switch up the colors to make different designs.
Then they’re ready to display! As always use caution when working with hot glue, and make sure you keep the yarn far enough away from the tops of your candles!
I am so excited to share another fun craft project I made for Shutterstock! Head over to their blog to check out the full tutorial. I used Photoshop for this one, but if you don’t have the program you can simply print out your patterns & use stencils to cutout your letters.
(if you’re liking the neon animal mobile, you can find that tutorial here)