8 Easy Wall Art Projects

Even though I studied art history in college, I pretty much lack all fine art skills. Heck, sometimes I can’t even cut a straight line, but that’s besides the point. So when I stumbled across these eight easy wall art projects, I got a little (aka a lot) giddy inside because they look like something that I can actually make. Stripes, check. Dots, check. Cool geometric shapes, check. Now bring on the paint!

8 Easy Wall Art Projects
1. Easy Geometric Art via Squirrelly Minds
2. Oversized Landscape Pop Art by A Beautiful Mess
3. DIY Triangle Painted Art by Hello Lidy
4. Gold Leaf Monogram Art via 6th Street Design School
5. DIY Graphic Circle Wall Art by Homey Oh My!
6. Potato Print Artwork DIY by Oh Happy Day
7. Plywood Pinwheel Art by Vintage Revivals
8. DIY Diamond Art by Whimseybox

Happy painting!

Maker Spotlight

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be in Seattle for Urban Craft Uprising. If you’re not familiar, UCU is Seattle’s largest indie craft show. They have two shows a year, one in the summer, and one in the winter (coming up in December). I was completely blown away by all the vendors there and would highly recommend catching the second show later this year if you can!

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Maker Spotlight: Abacus Row JewelryAbacus Row– based in San Francisco, CA.  Each piece of jewelry is versatile, unique, and gorgeously crafted. If I had unlimited budget, I would have bought everything right then and there!

Maker Spotlight: Herbivore Botanicals Herbivore Botanicals– based in Seattle, WA.  Made with 100% natural minerals and plant oil, this is skin care 2.0. And that packaging, swoon-worthy, right?!

Maker Spotlight: Gary Bodker Designs

Gary Bodker Designs– based in Portland, OR. Absolutely stunning handblown glass pieces ranging from votive holders, to vases, to lamps. The perfect balance of clean lines and vibrant colors.

Looking to discover more wonderful makers from the event? Be sure to check out #urbancraftuprising on Instagram.

DIY Fabric Scrap Garland

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: fabric scraps, scissors, baker’s twine

How to make a fabric scrap garlandAfter making this banner last week, I was left with a pile of fabric and no immediate use for it. I absolutely loved the color and painterly feel the inkodye created, but since the pieces weren’t large enough for any other project, I decided to make a garland! If you’re throwing a party or just want to add a little color to your space, a fabric scrap garland is the perfect way to reuse those pieces of fabric that are too good to toss.

How to make a fabric scrap garlandStart by cutting your fabric into strips (I probably made about 20 for a small garland). Mine were about a half inch in width and about a foot in length. Don’t worry about cutting perfectly straight lines since it isn’t super noticeable; just focus on getting the same length. If you’re looking to save time on this project, I recommend using a rotary cutter instead of scissors– just be careful!

Once you have all your strips cut, knot them on your string. You might have to play with the style of knot a bit until you get your fabric to lay flat; I had to double knot mine. If you’re not sure how long you want your garland, I recommend not cutting your twine until you’ve achieved your desired look, this way you can adjust as you knot.

Once done, hang and enjoy! What do you do with your fabric scraps?

6 Must-Try Colorful DIYS

If there’s one thing I love about summer (because it’s certainly not the heat), it’s the color! Everything seems so vibrant in the summertime, don’t you think? If you’re looking to spice up your home a bit this season, then these 6 must-try colorful diys are for you. I can’t decide which one to do first, I love them all so much!

6 Must-Try Colorful DIYS

1. Pom Pom Placemats by Sugar & Cloth for Rue Mag
2. Nail Polish Marbled Votives by Lovely Indeed for HGTV
3. DIY Painted Dipped Vases by Sarah Hearts
4. DIY Tree Slab Side Table by Emily Henderson
5. Watercolor Napkins by Paper & Stitch
6. Weaving Basics by A Beautiful Mess

Happy weekend everyone!

PS If you didn’t get a chance earlier this week, get to know a bit more about me in this Q&A!