Try this sweet and spooky cake/ cupcake topper DIY using our free printable template!
+ Black cardstock
+ Craft knife
+ Cutting mat/ magazine
+ 5 bamboo skewers
+ Hot glue gun & glue
1. Print out template here
2. Tape the template to your piece of cardstock so it doesn’t move around.
3. Cut out each bat with craft/ exacto knife.
4. Cut each skewer at a different height.
5. Using your hot glue gun, glue the back of each bat to top of skewer
6. Place in cake and voila! Enjoy!
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A table is never complete without a captivating centerpiece! Follow these steps for the perfect Halloween themed décor. What you will need:
+ Glass cylinder vase/ terrarium- Michaels or Amazon
+ Moss- Home depot
+ Sand, bark, or rocks
+ Succulents- Home depot
+ Potting soil- Home depot
+ Ceramic hand- Etsy (This is an investment, but they make for amazing jewelry holders).
+ White spray paint (optional)- Home Depot
+ Black spray paint (optional)- Home depot
+ Pumpkins/ squash- Home depot
+ Toy spiders- Amazon or Michaels
Spray paint pumpkins white and spiders black (if not purchased that way) & allow for overnight drying.1. Fill the bottom of your glass vase with 2-3 inches of bark, sand or rocks, this is so the water has somewhere to drain.
2. Place your purchased ceramic hand in the center of the vase.
3. Surround hand in potting soil and pack tight so the hand is stable.
4. Place succulents around the hand, gently pushing roots into the soil. Sprinkle an extra layer of potting soil around base of succulents.
5. Cover the top layer of soil in moss.
Charm your dinner party guests this Halloween with a themed tablescape. With easy and affordable creepy crawler place card holders, printable poison wine labels, and a corpsy succulent centerpiece, your table will be the talk of the town.
This week we will be posting DIY’s and free printables so you can create a spooky tablescape of your own!
Stay tuned for these DIY’s and printables:
+ Glow in the dark serpent wreath- DIY
+ Lend me a hand centerpiece- DIY
+ Bats cake topper- Printable
+ Poison wine bottle label- Printable
As summer comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect on all the adventures that have filled our days for the past few months. In that spirit of adventure, we decided to put some old maps to good use and make envelope liners. Liners are a great way to utilize old magazine pages, scraps of gift wrap or calendars that have served their time.
DIY Envelope Liners
(Check out our handy how-to video!)
Sabrina had a great time making this cake with her kids to get ready for the holiday. We love that it uses fresh summer berries instead of colored frosting as decoration. And the best part — it’s chocolate cake inside! For the complete recipe head over to Epicurious.
We hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend! We’ll be taking off on Friday as well just to squeeze a little more sunshine out of summer.
Happy fourth of July!
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FRIDAY MAY 17TH 7-9PM
UPHOLSTERY BASICS: FOCUS ON CHAIRS
TAUGHT BY LARA REMPEL | UPHOLSTERER & DESIGNER
THURSDAY, MAY 23RD 6:30-8:30PM
CHEESE LOVE: A LESSON IN ITALIAN CHEESE
TAUGHT BY SOPHIE MOSGROVE | CHEESE MONGER
THURSDAY, MAY 30TH 6:30-8:30PM
COCKTAILS AND BITTERS: HOW TO BUILD A BETTER DRINK
TAUGHT BY GENEVIEVE BRAZELTON | CHIEF MUDDLER AND JILL FITZGERALD | BAR OWNER
THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH 6:30-8:30PM
We first discovered the embroidered work of Coral & Tusk at a local wedding fair where a vendor had a beautifully stitched table runner on display. We loved the detailed feathers and immediately sought out more of their work online.
Founded in 2007 by Stephanie Housley together with her husband Chris Lacinak, Coral & Tusk creates work inspired by their travels all over the globe. Their love of animals, adventure, and the natural world are reflected in every piece they create. We’re especially fond of their stitched animals who always seem to be celebrating.
A RISD-trained textile designer, Stephanie creates all of her scenes and irreverent characters as original pencil drawings before she redraws them stitch by stitch using special computer software. Finished by hand in Coral and Tusk’s Brooklyn loft, every machine-embroidered pillow, doll, napkin and artwork retains the story-telling spirit and hand-drawn allure of the original illustration. A mix of smart design, magic and mischief is at the heart of every Coral & Tusk embroidery.
View & shop Coral & Tusk here.
See if they are in a store near you here.
Follow along with their latest here.
Jude, James, Alex and a whole band of kids just celebrated their big birthday number 3 and the theme for this years party was rainbows and a unicorn. The Unicorn was the only member in the group who was turning one. Beatrice had a special unicorn outfit just for the party. It wasn’t easy to top last years amazing neon bash but Eunice, Sabrina, and their friends outdid themselves and managed to make this years celebration even more memorable than the last one.
Eunice designed the rainbow themed invitations complete with custom rainbow liners. Each kid was assigned a color of the rainbow and as you can see from this photo the parents matched!
This years party was held at Urban Recess in San Francisco on a Saturday evening. Urban Recess proved to be the perfect space since there are already so many built in activities for kids including train sets – which Jude loved– slides, a climbing wall, and even a giant swing.
As a surprise the parents brought in a musical act this year and the kids loved dancing and singing along to the band Your Song My Song. Jaime Lee Currier and Eric Hart sing classic kids’ songs, Beatles, originals, family favorites and lots of sing-a-longs.
The preparation for this years party of course involved lots of crafting. Together the parents made sweet little party hats (inspired by hats made by Jihan of Geronimo), a giant number 3 covered in rainbow streamers, t-shirts with the number three on them for the birthday kids, colorful cupcake liners and rainbow toppers, rainbow balloons from Sparky’s, and of course a giant number 1 so Beatrice wasn’t left out.
Happy Birthday to Jude, James, Alex, Ella, Raphael, Hugo, Lillian, & Beatrice! We can’t wait to see what your 4th birthday party looks like!
All photos (excluding the giant number 3) taken by Sandra of Happy Morning.
We just stumbled across the work of Mr. Finch, a textile artist from Leeds in Yorkshire, and were immediately enamored by his ethereal and whimsical creations.
Finch says he is inspired by British folklore, shape shifting witches, and moon gazing hares. We love that he believes the animals he creates come to life at night when everyone is sleeping. It’s no surprise that his creatures feel so magical.
He has had no formal training which is completely inspiring.
Love this sea horse…
This charming hare reminds us of the Velveteen Rabbit.
While we haven’t had a chance to come up with a fun craft project for Easter yet we love seeing everyone else’s projects popping up online. To celebrate the season here are some of our favorite Spring projects from around the web. Shown above are Moustache Easter Eggs from the blog No.2 Pencil. She uses a craft cutting machine to make the vinyl moustaches, but it would be just as fun for kids to draw them on the eggs with a Sharpie. Adding eyes and some hair would give these eggs even more personality.
You probably noticed we have a thing for circus characters around here. So we fell in love when we spotted this guy over on Etsy. Who wouldn’t love this illustrated cup and matching wooden egg? He can be found in Sweet Bestiary’s shop here.
How adorable is this burlap bunny table runner? We love the little bunny silhouette and the yarn cotton tail. You can find the instructions to make this sweet table runner over at Eclectically Vintage.
How could you go wrong with old school egg dying and stamping? We love the way these eggs look and it’s such a simple project. Read more over on Lovely Indeed.
Do you have any fun Easter craft projects you want to share? Leave us a link in the comments!