Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Valentine's Day Bouquet!

Want to get flowers for your sweetheart that will last a lifetime? Check out our new Valentine's Day handmade paper flower bouquet!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Make it Monday - Woven Baskets

You wouldn't be able to tell if you walked into my house right now, but I don't like clutter. I like it when everything has a place and is in some semblance of order. However, life is not always accommodating. Therefore, I resort to my go-to clutter bustin' technique - baskets! With a basket, I can still have my organized piles of disorderly whatnot and it still looks alright. But where to find the right basket to fit my shelves?

(shelves with unwanted clutter)

Then it hit me. I can just make them! Newspapers and magazines make up a good chunk of the clutter piles around the house so I put them to good use and upcycled them into woven baskets.

Supplies needed:
  • old newspaper or magazines
  • glue or a stapler (I used a combo of both)
  • old cardboard to reenforce the sides of the finished basket (optional)

You can find a great tutorial for these here. I plan to make one for each cubby of that there shelf. Have some extra magazines or newspaper laying around? Whip one of these up! They are fun and easy and make organizing a synch.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mini Giveaway Winner and the Blue Box

Sorry that it's taken me so long to post this, but with the start of the semester, I think I have a good excuse. The good news is that we have 2 winners for the mini giveaway! Congrats to Allyson and Ashley who both chose map rose bouquets. An excellent choice, if I do say so myself.

And let's not forget what started this in the first place - the blue box. I quite enjoyed the suggestions and after much thought, was inspired. I am still working on it though and will post pictures of the new blue box shortly. In fact, changes are in store for the shop as well and the blue box will be helping me out with my new projects. Stay in tune!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Make Up Box Project and Mini Giveaway!

I love shopping at thrift stores and during one of my recent trips I scored this amazing make up box for $2! I thought that it would make an excellent makeover project! However, when I brought it home, I realized that I actually don't have any ideas of what kind of upcycled/makeover project I would like to do. Typical me, I know. That is when I got the idea to make this into a little contest for our blog! Here's the deal:

  1. Comment and tell me what you would do with this box. You have one week to share your ideas!
  2. After the week is up, I will look through your suggestions and decide which one to use on the box!
  3. The winner will receive a beautiful bouquet of paper roses, just in time for Valentine's Day! There are red, book, and map roses to choose from. Please click here to see them!

Good luck!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Gift Box For Your Valentine

I'm not sure what it is about wrapping gifts...but I love it! My friends will laugh because as kids we used to have a party to wrap all of our presents before Christmas and mine were always the wonkiest, most awkward looking packages. I used to be the person that thought wrapping gifts was useless because it was only going to be ripped off the present later.

These days however, I love the sweet feeling of accomplishment when I watch someone open a gift that I have wrapped! And there is a certain kind of satisfaction when you see a beautifully wrapped package sitting there, just waiting to be opened. That is why I know love to experiment with different methods of presenting gifts. Who knew there were so many cute and creative ways to wrap presents? Not me. In fact, if you follow us on Pinterest, you can find our fun board of gift wrap ideas.

And speaking of gift wrap!
That brings me to the exciting new addition to our shop - Valentine's Day gift boxes!

Each box is hand folded from 8 different sheets of paper and are perfect for treats, love notes, or whatever! There are two different styles in the shop: plain white and book pages. The book pages listing has even been listed in a beautiful treasury that you can see here!

What do you think of our Valentine's Day boxes? What about wrapping presents in general? A thankless chore or a creative outlet?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Day of Love is Near...

Ok, so it's been a while since my last post. A long while. But in the tradition of New Year's resolutions, I have committed to expand my blogging horizons!

On that note, that lovely holiday of hearts/love/the-color-red is quickly coming upon us, and I have some new and exciting items added to the shop to help everyone celebrate. So, put on your lovey-dovey attitude and let's get ready for Valentine's Day!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Shop Item - Custom Monograms

We're excited about this one! In our shop we now offer personalized paper mache letters in virtually any font, size and style!