This past Thursday was an absolute blast! I hosted a Card Workshop at the Calgary Anthropologie and had an absolute blast. Setting up the tables with my favourite crafting supplies (aka GLITTER!) was a thrill and getting to meet new and old friends was such a treat.
The team at Anthropologie was such a dream to work with – the girls in-store set up such a beautiful display of treats and drinks. It was perfect.
The craft turned out to be a hit too! I had sewn up little red and pink vinyl envelopes and made blank cards for the crafters to decorate like crazy. There was some serious creativity brewing in that room, let me tell you. I made a couple of examples of different cards you could make but these girls just took it to a whole new level. I even noticed that a couple of girls brought their own secret papers to make their Valentine’s cards even more special. Now, that is some intense dedication to the craft.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the workshop! I had so much fun meeting all of you and hope to craft with y’all again soon!
photos by: morgan mclaren
If you live in Calgary, you may have caught me on Breakfast TV this morning sharing some fun Valentine DIY projects that you and your family can whip up! I was super nervous but I think I did a-okay!
You can check me out in action over here showing how to make love-inspired fortune cookies.
Image from BT Calgary!
What could be better than receiving a love fortune on Valentine’s Day? This DIY is very easy especially if you are handy with a glue gun and have an arsenal of lovely romance quotes at your disposal. Red & pink non-edible fortune cookies are great party favour for your little V-day get-together. I adapted this how-to from an old Martha Stewart craft and it really only takes minutes!
Here is what you need for this cute craft:
- Felt in Red & Pink
- Pipe Cleaners
- Glue Gun
- Fortunes – I just wrote mine in Word and printed out
The fortune cookies can be easily condensed into four easy steps: Glue, Press, Fold and Pinch.
Step One: First, cut out 2.5″ circles. Draw a line of hot glue across the center of the circle.
Step Two: Cut a length of pipe cleaner and press into the hot glue. Be careful – the wire may heat up!
Step Three: Once the glue has dried, fold the circle in half.
Step Four: Pinching from the center of the circle, fold the “cookies” in half. Fluff it out a bit to gather the shape of the cookie. Slip in your fortune and you are ready to hand them out!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I am so excited to invite you to the craft night I am hosting at Anthropologie in celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 7th! I really hope to see some of your there for this fun night of crafting, shopping, treats and drinks. We will be doing a Card Workshop and making really special little envelopes and cards for your Valentine.
There is limited space & supplies so you must RSVP, my friends! Click here to hold your spot. we will be taking to first 50 people to email. The invitation above has all of the information on where to go and when.
We will be running two sessions: 5:30-6:30 and 7-8pm but feel free to hang out in the store and shop/chat after your session.
Anyways, would LOVE to see you there! xoxo
UPDATE: The two workshops are now full – feel free to RSVP to add your self to the wait list. xo
While the official season of gift-giving is now over, there is still many opportunities to brighten someone’s day during the next couple of cold months. Over at the Neighborhood, I have shared my go-to recipe for some delicious hot cocoa. Stack it up nicely in a mason jar and wrap with string – you’ve got yourself the perfect gift for friends, teachers or for a hostess gift.
Or you can just keep it for yourself and get cozy with a mug and a good movie! xo
Another beautiful present snuggled under my tree! Inspired by 1960′s Op Art, I created this fun Styrofoam Sculpture gift topper idea for Swerve Magazine as part of my Holiday Gift Wrap series. Papyrus provided this beautiful Chevron Glitter wrapping paper that was a dream to work with and the rest of the materials came from the dollar store. Except for the two IKEA paper tape measures which I used in place of ribbon.
I just love the way it turned out with the naturally sparkling balls towering on top of eachother. A special gift for my special pal, Chelsea.
I can’t get enough of fun DIY wrapping ideas! From glitzy and glitter to the super simple – I love it all. I think that the fact you put work into creating a beautiful package to enclose your lovely gift in means almost more than the gift itself. I have working on a DIY Wrappings series for Swerve Magazine all month long and have been loving every minute of it. Not to mention, while I am doing the DIY, I am also multi-tasking by wrapping my Christmas gifts! Perfect.
Today I am excited to share a unique approach to printing your wrapping paper using a rolling pin and foam shapes. I drew and cut out the shapes I wanted for my cute and wintery paper design. Glued them onto the wooden rolling pin and away I went. See the whole DIY here.
I also had the opportunity to meet with some of amazing gift wrapping experts at Papyrus at The CORE and they shared everything I need to know to create the most perfect bow for your Christmas gifts this year. Hint: you’ll need two rolls of wired ribbon to achieve this incredible bow. Thanks Papyrus for the top secret tip!
So excited to share one of my favourite giftwrapping DIYs over at Swerve Magazine with you – the Glitz & Glam Holiday Gift Wrap. Using the most beautiful luxe wrapping paper from one of the best gift & card shops out there, Papyrus, I have created the ultimate kitsch gift wrappings. Totally inspired by both Andy Warhol and Barbie, you’ll be sure to dazzle any glitter lover this Christmas. To see the full DIY project, click here!
Excited to share this brand-new DIY project with you that I have over at Swerve! It is called Party in a Box Bookends and they are literally boxes with mini-parties inside. I went with a monochromatic party scheme but feel free to take yours to the next level! I picture pinatas, bunting banners and confetti. Find out how to make these fun bookends over here. They are perfect anywhere you keep books but I think they would be especially cute in a children’s bedroom! Your first library should be celebrated!
Just as the saying goes, one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure! Don’t discard your closet rejects so hastily – help them find a glamorous new home by organizing a neighborhood clothing swap. I have a brand-new DIY & Printable over at The Neighborhood all about putting together a neighborhood clothing swap. I am a big fan of the act of swapping so take a note from me and plan your own party. I’ve got everything you need to pull it together including invitation templates, bunting banners and labels for organizing the clothing – all you have to do is send the invites! We all have those neighbors whose wardrobes you covet – so get out there and stick an invite in their mailbox.
You can also take your swap to the next level by providing some light refreshments like lemonade or hot chocolate. It doesn’t take much to pull together a potlucked table of delicious baked goods. Could there be anything better than delicious sweets and “shopping” for new clothes? I think not!