Every year during my ritual spring cleaning extravaganza, I come across old family photos and postcards from vacations past. This year, instead of putting them back in the box where they belong, I had a thought: why not give them new life and add a little inspired personalization instead?
After a bit of brainstorming, I decided to update my postcard collection by embroidering photocopies of the originals, which proved simple, inexpensive and stunning.
My grandmother likes to collect rocks and gems. She displays them in bowls around her home, and I always love admiring her collection when I visit, especially the agate slices she has carefully propped up on various shelves. I’ve been wanting to start my own collection of these slices for several years, but only recently found a simple way to display these slices as stained-glass-inspired wall art, or in the window as a suncatcher.
Pack up the summer clothes: autumn is here at last! Ward off chilly weather with a pair of hand-painted evil eye tights. If evil eyes aren’t your thing, you can update your wardrobe with your own design.
My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.
Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires about an hour prep time, but once you’re all set up you’ll be able to marble to your heart’s content.
It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise ordinary gadget.