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Thursday
Jan152015

DIY watercolor fairy art

i'm back with another fairy inspired DIY project: custom watercolor art! the best part of this project is that you can resuse the stencil and play with lots of different color palettes. (unless you have a toddler, like me, who wants to use all of the colors at once and it turns in to a big brown blob.)

what you'll need:

a fairy stencil (i made this one by printing out an outline of a fairy, enlarging it, cutting it out on white paper, taping it down to black poster board, and then cutting out the inside of the outline to create the stencil)

washi tape to hold the stencil in place

watercolor paint

watercolor paper (definitely go for the higher quality watercolor paper on this one. regular printing paper will get bumpy from the paint & water)

a glass of water for cleaning your brush + some paper towel or a rag to sop up extra paint or water

tape down your stencil on top of the watercolor paper and have fun mixing up your color palette!

i stuck to cool colors (green, blue, purple) on this go around, but a warm palette of red, orange & yellows would be nice, too. pick colors you love and play around with them. it also helps to use the lid of the paints as a mini palette to create your own hues. it's also good to dab your brush on some paper towel every so often to get rid of the excess water.

et voila! a fun and easy craft project to bring a little magic to your space.

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'magic is something you make' print by elise blaha cripe

tie-dyed tea towel by betsy olmstead

'you are beautiful' sticker

pinterest mug was a souvenir from my visit to their HQ back in 2013

fujifilm instax mini 90 neo classic instant film camera

farmers market basket from anthropologie

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this post is sponsored in part by lucasfilm's new movie, strange magic, in theatres on january 23rd.

this post also contains some affiliate links. all photos, words and opinions are my own.

 

Monday
Jan122015

DIY fairy bottle party favors

these little fairy bottles are super easy to make, plus fun and sparkly. what more do you need?

supplies:

clear bottles with cork stopper (or screw on lids)

distilled water

glycerin

glitter, sequins, metallic confetti, etc.

ribbon, lace, or twine to wrap around the neck. (i used ribbon i had on hand, but i kind of want to redo them with lace and sparkly twine!)

to make:

pour distilled water and glycerin into the bottle at a ratio of 1:1

add glitter, metallic confetti, sequins, etc. in to your bottle

close the bottle
 
wrap pretty ribbon, lace, or twine (or a combination!) around the bottle neck

 

give them a shake and set them out for your guests to take home after the party!

hold up to the light and enjoy!

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this post is sponsored in part by lucasfilm's new movie, strange magic, in theatres on january 23rd.

this post also contains affiliate links. all photos, words and opinions are my own.

Tuesday
Dec162014

christmas in new york: american museum of natural history

i was up near the american musuem of natural history today and decided to pop in to see the origami tree. it was so wonderful! i highly recommend a stop if you are on the upper west side. just watch out for all of the school field trips!

*pro tip: the AMNH has a suggested donation, but you can pay what you wish. especially handy if you just want to run in for a few minutes!

Monday
Dec082014

all the gift ideas

in case you haven't been following along on pinterest, i've been pinning TONS of great gift ideas for everyone on your list. girls, guys, kids, photographers, things to DIY, what to wear to all of your holiday parties, inexpensive finds, and gifts for your home (aka YOU). happy holiday shopping!

Friday
Nov282014

gift guide: guys

did you know that anthro has some great gifts for men? take a look at these swanky finds for guys:

1.  beer making kit | 2. swirled agate bottle opener | 3. metallic playing cards

4. 4-in-1 wooden game set | 5. the stuff of life | 6. captured curve DOF glass

7. paris views | 8. fortunes | 9. rosewood tape measure