Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Rose Gold

Sometimes our dearest friends are the hardest to shop for.  These jewels from Stella & Dot will wow your pals and keep them looking fashionable and fabulous as always. 

Goddess Teardrop Earrings

These are the perfect gift for your fashionista friend for the holidays.  These gorgeous rose gold tear drop hoops are unique right on trend for the holiday season. They are perfect for an evening out or even the office with the 2" drop.
Even better than the fact that your friends will love them to death.. they are affordable! $34 dollars affordable!
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Tribute Bracelet

This bracelet is a great gift because its adjustable to fit any size wrist and its a great piece for everyday. Your friend or co-worker can slip it on and wear it comfortably all day with out having to remove it to write or type.
Plus they can mix it up with any bracelets they currently wear everyday. Plus, plus.. it's affordable! This super chic rose gold tribute bracelet is $36. To view more pictures of the tribute bracelet mixed and matched with other styles click here.

Third Time's a Charm Necklace

Another rose gold gift that I love is the Third Time's a Charm Necklace. The mix of gold, silver, rose gold, and hand set pave ball charm is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. The mix of metals and the long layered length at 36 inches is so stylish and chic. I also love the chain. A gold delicate ball chain is not the usual chain you see on a long necklace. Unique and a perfect gift for the holiday season.
At $69, the Third Time's a Charm necklace will be the highlight of your holiday season.

Another reason to shop Stella & Dot for your friends and family this holiday is that the entire collection is so versatile.  Start with a bangle then the next time you want to give your friend or co-worker a gift, you can add to their collection.  Add a charm or a bangle.  They will love the Stella & Dot collections for years to come. If you didn't know, Stella & Dot ships super fast and your holiday gifts will arrive in super adorable packaging. No gift wrapping necessary! To view the entire Stella & Dot catalog and shop for a little something for yourself and your friends click the logo below.

Friday, October 7, 2011

DIY Success: Flower Pillow Tutorial

A few months ago before Pinterest took control over my life, I kept a perfectly unorganized bookmark on my browser of all of the D.I.Y projects that I wanted to recreate. (I am a bit of a bookmark hoarder. I also hoard tv shows on my dvr. I am aware of my problem. I just have trouble letting my favorite tv shows go. But- enough about me.) When a friend mentioned needing a pillow to add the finishing touch to her nursery, I knew exactly what project to conquer first.  Below is my first go at a lovely flower pillow that I found on from guest blogger Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew.

I used a plastic cup to trace the two larger circles. (1 from the drinking end and 1 from the base)

I drew a large circle on my fabric and (slowly) began stitching around with the halves of the larger circles.
Making progress and it actually WILL turn out like it's suppose to. Shock! After a few circles in, I started to use the smaller halves of felt from the 2.5" template.
  I carefully bunched and positioned the felt pieces with pins before starting the sew them.
Tahdah! The finished project! How did I do? Not bad for a self taught sewer! I call this a pillow tutorial success! Don't you think? One project down, 15,000 to go!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

DIY Wedding Card Box

I always look for an excuse to put my crafty pants on so- when my best girlfriend Jen got engaged, I knew that it meant a few wedding crafts were in my future.  Instead of having cards from guests scattered around on her gift table, guests will place them in this super cute gift box.  So here is a little break down of how I made the wedding card gift box for her upcoming nuptials. 

All you need is:
  • 2 or 3 cardboard boxes
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • clear packing tape
  • pen or pencil
  • a box cutter or exacto knife
  • scissors
  • wrapping paper
  • ribbons and other embellishments to jazz up your card box

1. Find 2 or 3 boxes.  Make sure the sizes look well together when stacked.
2. Collect your coordinating wrapping paper, ribbons, paper cut-outs, and other embellishments.  I used the AMAZE wrapping paper from Avie Designs
3. Neatly wrap all of the boxes
4. Using a pen or pencil plan and trace your cut outs.  You will want the cards to fall neatly down into the box so make sure the openings inside the box are large enough.  (I used a large notepad to trace for the largest opening in the bottom box and the top of the middle box.)

5. Using your exact-o knife, carefully cut out your opening.

6. Wrap the raw edges with clear packing tape. Except for the top cut out where the cards will be deposited.

(Just to make sure.. test the top opening is large enough)
7. Once you are happy with the cut outs, glue all of the layers together with your glue gun or glue of choice.  When gluing the bottom and middle box together, I used clothes pins in the inside to help hold the boxes together while glue was setting. 

8. Next, decorate to your hearts desire!!  I used several widths of coordinating ribbon, flower punch outs, rhinestones.  How cute are those colors?!

I totally recommend using a strand of pearls to line the seams where the boxes meet and also around the opening of the card slot. 

The completed project!!

There you have it! All jazzed up!


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