Category: DIY

Window Dressing With Paper Flowers

Inspiration: Flourish Yesterday afternoon was rainy and quiet around the shop. It was the first mellow day since the first of the month, so after sending my staff home early for some much-deserved R&R, I searched out some happy music on Spotify and got to work springifying the place. These paper flowers were so simple to make! I used assorted scrapbook paper and cut out petal shapes of different sizes. I folded the petals accordion-style,…

show some love with these Valentine’s Day DIYs!

Valentine’s Day is coming in like a freight train, and as we prepare for the big day at the flower shop I’m thinking ahead for sweet homemade gifts for C and my friends. Here are some of my favorites scoured from the internets… There are few things that make my husband happier than a six pack. Dress up a case of your Valentine’s favorite brew (or soda!) with craft paper, ribbon, and a homemade tag.…

do it {yourself} again: my favorite DIY posts of yore

There are some shudder-worthy posts in the early pages of this here blog; but there are also a few hidden gems buried deep in the archives. I have a big list of DIY inspirations I’m hoping to find time for when things slow down at the shop this summer. In the meantime, I thought I’d knock the dust off of my top five DIY posts from way back when, and give them a second shot at…

restyle: glittered-bow ballet flats

I dropped about 10 bucks on these LC Lauren Conrad woven leather ballet flats at Kohl’s last season. A ten-spot well spent; I wore them nearly every day for weeks after scooping them off the clearance rack. After a while, the cute little leather bows that made me fall in love-at-first-sight started showing wear and tear, long before the shoes themselves wore out. Which is weird, because they’re perched safely on top of my feet……

restyle: DIY studded wedge booties

Break out those old boring booties, ya’ll; it’s time for a super simple restyle. Back in my early days of blogging, I remember a DIY project on another blog (sadly whose URL I cannot recall) in which the blogger transformed a pair of basic black platforms by covering the entire wedge base in brass thumbtacks. I ran out and bought a pack of thumbtacks immediately, only to have them sit in my supply stash for more than…

play with your food: artichoke stamped tote

Another fun project that Anne and I tackled during our crafting night, inspired by a recent fruit + veggie stamping post by A Beautiful Mess. I picked up a 3-pack of natural canvas tote bags a while ago to design some cute carry-alls. They were a bit smaller than I’d hoped, but they’re perfect as a lunch bag or for carrying my planner and a couple of notebooks back and forth from the shop. For some…