Posts tagged flowers
DIY Handmade Valentine's Day Flower Wreath

Although I'm by no means a huge proponent of Hallmark holidays, Valentine's Day gives me another reason to spread love and make stuff! Yes, we should spread love every day, especially to those we care about, but I think the world could use another excuse to express appreciation and kindness, right? And for all of us DIYers, Valentine's Day crafts are plentiful: crafty cards, adorable letter boxes, red baked goods, and, of course, anything flowers!

For Christmas, my aunt gave me a Wreath Recipe book, on how to gather supplies for and assemble seasonal wreaths and other floral arrangements. So, last Sunday morning, while most people in the US woke up excited to watch the Super Bowl, I was eager to go to my farmers market to get flowers for this project. With all my flowers, I couldn't really care less about the game or even the commercials. My friends and roommates can vouch that I spent the first quarter of the game on the floor making and photographing my very first floral wreath.

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DIY Painted Cork Vase with Patterned Stencils

Two weekends ago, I went to Re:Make, a DIY festival hosted by Brit + Co at Fort Mason in San Francisco, and I am brimming with new project ideas and a refreshed excitement about tackling my DIY bucket list! The space was filled with hundreds of people reveling in the talents of local artisans and makers, fueling their imagination and creativity with various (free!) DIY projects, and taking advantage of the many awesome social media-worthy photo ops.

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DIY Asymmetrical Bib Necklace

Most of the time, my DIY jewelry projects spawn off my desire to replicate some piece of jewelry I've seen in a store. However, every now and then, I'll have to think of a project that can use some item I bought on a whim - these kind of projects require a lot more creativity on my end, since I'm not basing it off of anything I've already seen!

This is one of those projects. I had spontaneously bought this sequined applique trim at a fabric store, unable to resist its sparkle, and knew I wanted to make some sort of bib necklace with it, but I wasn't sure exactly what it would look like. After a few searches, I got some ideas and decided to just start making it, and ended up with a really cute, feminine necklace!

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