Friday, June 29, 2012

Fabric Pom Pom Necklace

Tutorial found here: Fabric Pom Pom Necklace

materials needed:
fabric of your choice
round metal necklace charms
toothpick or skewer
necklace chain

trace your metal charm onto the fabric making 10-20 circles (depending on the size of your charm)

cut out your traced circles

using your toothpick or skewer, fold up the circle to a point with the skewer inside

place a dot of hot glue on the end of the point of fabric

place the glued end onto your metal charm
repeat until your charm is full


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mini Clay Succulent Pots

See the full inspiration and tutorial here: DIY Handmade Clay Pots

oven bake clay
plastic clay tools
rolling pin (or a water bottle!)
wax paper (to cover your table)
circle stencil or a circle-shaped glass

start by rolling out your clay to form the outside of the pot
you can use a rolling pin, or get creative and use a blue water bottle like us!

use a straight edge or a triangle with a knife to cut the bottom and sides straight

using a circle stencil or a round-bottom glass, cut out a circle for the base

wrap your sides around the circle and cut off the excess
score and slip the pieces that you are joining together (the sides and the bottom) so they will stay stuck

roll out small pieces of clay to reinforce the joints

wet your clay tool with water and squish the clay rolls into the joints

smooth out the bottom with a little water after you score and slip
pop in the oven according to your clay's directions

perfect for some tiny succulents or herbs
and a perfect mother's day gift!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Our friends: Pearls, Poppies, Pinkies Up!

I (Tanya) am featured over at Lauren's design blog- Pearls, Poppies, Pinkies Up  this week. I shared a garage sale Window Pane makeover that I did. Lauren is one of my dearest friends from Cal Poly, and has always inspired me with her watercolor paintings, vintage fashion, thoughtful gifts, and home design. Lauren, her husband Matt, and their rascal dog Shelby have recently moved to Denver and I can't wait to visit them for a Colorado adventure!

Head to Lauren's blog for all the details here: Window Pane Makeover

Some of my favorite of Lauren's projects:

Designed with love by BDD