Friday Links

Mr.Holmes Bakehouse, SF CaliforniaHappy Fridayyyy! So this week I stood in line for 30 minutes to get a cruffin only to realize they were all sold out by the time I got to the counter. What’s a cruffin you ask? A crossiant muffin. Seriously. Read up on them here. The good news is that I still ended up getting a delicious ass donut, which is proof that even though things don’t always go the way you want, there’s always something better right around the corner. End pastry related life lesson. Now time for the fun– weekend links!

- An absolutely gorgeous free download!

- Love this artwork hack.

- Must make 1000 of these bins!

- So long ugly tote handles.

- Piñata TAXIDERMY!

- Just the cutest rain coat.

Have a great weekdend!

xo
Rachel

PS- Yesterday I was on set for a section of Tiffany Han’s Creativelive class on social media sanity (chattin’ about Instagram, of course). If you missed the broadcast, you can get the class here which will be on sale until Saturday!

10 Must-Try Spray Paint DIYS

10 Must-Try Spray Paint DIYSIt’s is my firm crafty belief that you can transform just about anything with a fresh coat of spray paint. The stuff is basically like colorful magic in a can. And what’s better is that more often than not, the those easy peasy one step paint projects turn out to be some of the best. So if you’re looking to get in some spray painting in while you can still craft outside, here are ten must-try diys that you’ll want to make asap!

10 Must-Try Spray Paint DIYS1. Painted Berry Baskets by Lovely Indeed

10 Minute Vase DIY2. 10 Minute Vase by The Crafted Life

10 Must-Try Spray Paint DIYS3. Pattern Desk Organizers by Homey Oh My

10 Must-Try Spray Paint DIYS4. Storage Boxes by Better Homes & Garden Continue reading…

New Head Shots + Interview with Portraits to the People

photo by portraits to the peopleIf you can think all the way back to January when I shared my goals for the year, you might remember that one of them was to get in front of the camera more. It’s not necessarily something I feel comfortable with, but something I think is important as a blogger to do.

Up until now, I’ve taken my head shots myself with a tripod or with the help of my ever so patience boyfriend. Sometimes you have to work with what you have, right? I decided that it was time to upgrade now that I have pink hair. And what better time than with my trip back to SF so could work with Portraits to the People!

photo by portraits to the peopleI ended up doing a combination of in studio and outdoor shots so that I would have a variety of images to use. If you’ve never worked with a professional photographer before, let me tell you, it’s amazing! At least that’s the experience I had with Sarah. Continue reading…

DIY Color Blocked Glitter Magnets

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!As much as I love glitter, I am not so big on the mess that happens when the crafting is done. I mean, there’s a reason it’s been called the herpes of craft supplies, right? However, I have found the perfect solution for working with glitter, and it doesn’t involve decoupage. If you we’re a fan of these diy glitter bracelets, then you will love today’s project: diy color blocked glitter magnets! Here’s how:

Time: 25 minutes + overnight dry
Materialscasting epoxyglittersilicon tray, plastic cups/stir stick, magnets, E-6000
Cost: ~$25-$30

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial! Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!I am OBSESSED with casting epoxy at the moment. You can make some seriously awesome things with it. If you aren’t into glitter, but want to give this material a try, check out these dried flower coasters.

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!The resin can get a tad messy if you aren’t careful. Wear gloves and cover your surface just to be safe.

Mix your resin according to the instructions in your package. Pour clear resin in separate plastic cups (one cup per color) and then add about a quarter size amount glitter. It’s okay to add more as you mix until you get your desired look. I recommend making 3-5 colors at once to play with variety of combinations when color blocking, but it’s totally up to you.

To get the color blocked look, you’ll want to pour a bit of one color in slowly at one point. Before it coats the bottom of the letter, add your secod color. If you pour directly over the first color, the glitter tends to blend together. For the second color, make sure you start pouring from a different point.

Let dry overnight, pop out of mold, and glue a magnet on the back!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!These are such a fun way to add some personality to your fridge, don’t you think?!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

 

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