Craft It Forward With DIY Gift Packaging

diy gift packaging

Did you guys know this week is “Random Acts of Kindness Week“? The idea of performing random acts of kindness has been gaining popularity in the past few years, and with the tragedy in Connecticut over the holidays I think it’s motivated people even more, to reach out and help a stranger. I was thrilled […]

Make Your Own Drink Stir Sticks

make your own stir sticks

As I always say, it’s the tiny little details that people notice most when a party is creatively designed. In my own creative process I always start out by seeing the big picture first, and once that’s established I start looking at places where I can “guild the lily” so to speak, and add little […]

Cupid’s Arrow – 10 Ideas For Valentine’s Day

cupid's arrow ideas

One of the trends I’ve noticed this year for Valentine’s Day is “Cupid’s Arrow” used in lots of DIY projects.  I find it to be quite adorable and such an easy concept to “insert” {pun intended} into food, or gifts.  Here are some of my favorite finds so far. Poppytalk blog Beyond Beyond blog Organize […]

Homemade Pink Grapefruit Bath Salts {DIY Favors}

homemade bath salts

by Melissa Bahen Homemade bath and body products are so fun to make! You can use them as party favors by customizing the fragrances and colors to match your get-together, and they make great gifts for any gift-giving occasion. Best of all, they are both inexpensive and easy to make! You can crank out a […]

DIY Painted Window Display

diy painted window display

I’m a sucker for any type of vintage-style architectural pieces like shutters, frames, and windows, because they add such character to your home or party decor. I told you about my thrift store finds a while back that included some fantastic display “props”, one of which was a window panel that had starfish attached and […]

Trend Alert – Lamp Shade Forms

trend: lamp shade forms

I keep seeing this fabulous trend as I check out the wedding blogs, and it’s one of those things that’s so simple, you wouldn’t imagine it adds so much style to an event. I like to call it the “naked lamp shade.” Designers all over are stripping down lamp shades to their wire form and […]

Inspired By This – DIY Block Name Plates

diy block card holders

Before I talk about this weeks “Pinspiration,” I just want to tell you how touched I was by the response to my personal ramblings on Friday’s post. Some of the comments literally brought a tear to my eye, and I’m still trying to respond to every one either through the comments section, or via email. […]

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