I have never been one for tinsel or multi coloured lights at Christmas. These DIY lanterns caught my attention because they’re easy to make and they fit into my colour palette of mixed metals and white! Simple, functional and pretty!
You only need a few simple tools to complete this project. The cones themselves are fashioned from perforated sheet metal which can be found at most craft stores.
Check out the full DIY at A Merry Mishap.
I think I will post about things like this more often. It can be a new series called, “Yeah, it’s that easy”. This is such a clever idea for a small get together or a large soirée! Chop black olives into small bow ties and buttons and serve with triangles of brie cheese on crackers! Elegant canapés!
I’m feeling very whimsical today. The hot summer drained me a little and now I’m ready to redecorate, create or get my hands dirty doing some sort of DIY project. Rethinking my living room decor – the wheels are spinning. I am going to go to a few thrift shops and craft stores this weekend. Do you ever feel the need to redecorate? I’d love to hear from anyone who updates their decor seasonally.
I always check in on Benita at her lovely blog Chez Larsson. I don’t know if everyone in Sweden is this organized. If they are it must be a very beautiful country.
Benita moved into her new house just over a year ago and man, has she been sprucing up the place! Here is the BEFORE shot. Not too shabby, right?
Another favorite blog of mine is wunderschön gemacht. In English, it means beautifully made. Just look at this visual eye candy and cornucopia of colour. It’s like a tea party for grown ups! The table settings and craft ideas are endless. The flower arrangements are so effortless and pretty. Party inspiration galore!
all images are the property of wunderschön gemacht
Amy originally put her labels on coloured glass jars from ikea, which have been discontinued. Not to worry, these labels will look fantastic on anything that look vintage. Old apothecary jars, vintage milk bottles and cotton ball jars!
I created this Photoshop mock ups to show you how fantastic this label looks on this Chemist’s Jar from Anthropologie
This is how the label would appear on the SLOM bottle with stopper from ikea.
At only $1.49 this is a great way to make a statement in the kitchen or bathroom and it could also be used as a flower vase.
And finally, bathroom canisters get a vintage vibe – from Crate and Barrel
Download the label art here for free! Do you DIY? Please share your projects!
I have a girl crush on the life of dottie angel. Her real name is Tif Fussell and she lives in suburban Seattle. Tif is originally from Britain, is a wife and the mother of four kids “who talk back”. She wears a customized slip and dreams of living her alter-ego Dottie Angel’s life… in a run down cottage over looking the sea, with two airstream trailers in the yard, one works as her studio and the other stores her vast collection of vintage bits and bobs…
images via sfgirlbybay
Tif, a.k.a. dottie angel, is a crafting genius. Her charming home, also known as “mossy shed”, is full of crocheted doilies, floral fabrics, pattern, paper lanterns, bunting and vintage vignettes. The epitome of granny chic.
images via dottie’s flickr photostream
dottie angel’s gorgeous pillows, the way Grandma used to make them
image via sfgirlbybay