Thursday, January 22, 2015

DIY Weaving

DIY weaving is a huge trend based on an ancient art. Fiber arts in general have enjoyed a resurgence in the past decade including crochet, knitting, macramé, felting and weaving. Just this month I've spotted several bloggers sharing tutorials on weaving simple, decorative pieces. You can make your own loom or you can find them at craft stores and retailers with their finger on the pulse of pop culture, like Urban Outfitters. Pinterest offers lots of inspiration for all skill levels, while DIY bloggers offer step-by-step tutorials to make your loom and your project. 

A Beautiful Mess Woven Circle Mat 

 Brit + Co. DIY Placement

 Honestly WTF DIY Woven Wall Hanging

Urban Outfitters Lap Loom

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Jen's Picks for Valentine's Day

The love month is just around the corner. Even though it's still January I thought I'd share some of my favorite picks for Valentine's Day. If you love to make things yourself, this DIY Heart piñata by Made + Remade provides a full tutorial for creating this token of your affection. Fill it with love notes and conversation hearts! If your lover plays guitar this engraved guitar pick by Free People is the perfect gift.

Sundance has this handmade clay-fired porcelain bowl that is yummy! Perfect for holding rings or soap. I also LOVE these printed notecards - such a sophisticated way to send your love. No more store-bought Valentines for me.

What motif says love like a heart and arrow? These pewter measuring spoons from Terrain are the bomb! They are like jewelry for when you cook. And who wouldn't love a succulent garden in a heart-shaped cement planter? You can DIY this or get yours here.

Let an arrow pierce your ear like this one found on Pinterest. It's edgy and cool. Find earrings like these on Etsy.



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