I’ve been cooking more and more lately and wanted a little half apron to wipe my hands on while preparing a meal, so I made one….with a scarf. Scarves.net challenged me to whip up a fashion-related DIY with one of their scarves and this apron is what I came up with.
It’s a no-sew polka dot cafe apron and is as easy as pie to make on your own…in less than 30 minutes. The finished apron works well for crafting too if you’re not a cook, FYI. And it’s a great way to get use out of those fall and winter scarves during the warmer summer months. Full tutorial right here.
Today, I will be running around grabbing materials for a couple of projects and taking a whole lot of photos. What is on your agenda for the day? But as usual, before I head out, I have a handful of cool DIYs to share. I think you are going to want to try a few of these over the weekend, for sure…
2. dip-dyed sneakers from Frankie
3. diy hand piece from Boat People Boutique
4. arranging flowers in a unique vessel from Naked Bouquet
5. hanging paper mobile project from Oh Happy Day
6. diy bolo tie for Fathers Day from The Merry Thought
7. easy heart rings from Morning Creativity
P.S. I also write for other sites around the web. Here are my posts elsewhere from the week.
- IKEA Hack: Floor Pouf DIY
- Eye Candy: 11 Amazing Kids’ Bedrooms to Get you Inspired
- Make It: Etched Glass Beer Mugs for Dad
And if you need some last minute (free) printables for Fathers Day gifts, here you go. Have a great weekend. And to all the dads out there, Happy Fathers Day on Sunday!
What could be better than white walls and soft light, when it comes to interiors? Not much, if you ask me. So here’s a handful of interiors that have the best of each, light and white. I vote we all pack our bags and move into one of these. Blogger commune, anybody?
(above) gorgeous flat
Looking for more interiors inspiration? Check out my interiors board on Pinterest.
Today’s DIY started a long, long time ago. Back when Jeff and I got married in 2009.
The day before our wedding, I made little bags of petal confetti from fresh flowers for people to throw at us when we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. It was super easy and it worked out well because we got married in a park. So if we were going to throw confetti, it had to be natural. Flash forward to four years later (are anniversary is next week) and I thought it would be fun to revisit that project with more interesting petal shapes (and colors). So here we are.
This petal party confetti DIY is perfect for those flowers that aren’t quite as fresh anymore too. Instead of throwing them out when they start to wilt, remove the petals and throw a party. Well you don’t have to go that far, but definitely keep this idea bookmarked for birthday parties, wedding, and other fun, indoor or outdoor occasions.
It’s a really easy way to incorporate a bit of whimsy into a party and what other type of confetti do you know of that smells good? Well, okay, maybe this edible confetti, but aside from that, there’s nothing like it.
Want to make your own petal party confetti? Here’s how… Just pick the petals off some fragrant blooms, sort them into bowls or mix them together, and start tossing! Types of flowers used for this project: Petals from hydrangeas, mums, and a few wilting dahlias, but virtually any type of flower will work. NOTE: To be on the safe side, keep pets away from flowers and petal confetti. Some flowers are poisonous to animals, especially cats.
Now you have a fragrant, biodegradable confetti option for parties that as easy a pie and perfect for outdoor, summer events. Enjoy!
Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff. Modeling by Amanda Toman.
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Today, I have teamed up with The Plaid Barn, a daily deals site carrying unique craft supplies & DIY kits at a big discount, to give away a very generous supply of washi tape. As in so generous I would venture to say it borders on a lifetime supply! Seriously, if you manage to use this washi tape, in it”s entirety, at some point in your life, I would like to shake your hand. Because you, my friend, are a tape loving machine.
Up for grabs is 72 rolls of premium washi tape to be exact. Yep, 72. It’s not called the instant washi collection for nothin’. Retail value $129. So, if you’re feeling lucky, scroll down. There are a bunch of (very easy) ways to enter this giveaway.
Psst… Even if you don’t win this giveaway you can still get your hands on some of this gorgeous washi tape, for a steal. Today only (6/11) individual rolls are being sold as the deal of the day, at $1.99 a roll (8 designs available).
These are a few of my favorite patterns (below) from the collection, but they’re all pretty great. And every roll is different- no repeats up in here…
So one more time, here’s what one lucky winner will win:
One lucky winner will receive 72 rolls of premium washi tape in a carefully wrapped box from The Plaid Barn, which also comes with a tape tray to keep everything organized, just like the one in the photos.
Ready to enter?
There are seven, super easy ways to enter, which means more chances to win. You can enter by signing up for The Plaid Barn’s daily email or liking them on any of the following: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram. Additionally, you can follow Paper & Stitch on Pinterest or Facebook for extra entries. Enter just once or up to seven times – it up to you (one entry for each method). Just be sure to make your entries via Rafflecopter (the widget right below).