DIY Dyed Ombre Basket

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DIY Dyed Ombre BasketWhat’s better than an organized home, you ask? An organized AND colorful home! If there’s one thing that helps me keep my space clutter free, it’s having a designated place to put items. The more baskets and storage containers, the better– especially when it comes to my craft supplies! In less than an hour, you can turn a simple rope basket into a statement piece for any shelf.  Because organizing may not be fun to do, but that doesn’t mean it has to look boring! Here’s how: Continue reading…

Rainbow Candy Favor Bar

This blog post is sponsored by Michaels in collaboration with their new wedding microsite, MichaelsWeddings.com

DIY Rainbow Candy Favor BarAlright future brides to be, do I have a DIY for you! To add a little color to your big day, try this rainbow candy bar as your wedding favor gift! This project is great because there’s minimal prep work for you, but it’s also fun and interactive for your guests. You can also scale it up or down by adding/removing colors, all while staying on budget. What’s not to love about that?! Here’s how: Continue reading…

Hello Color– Now in Stores!

From Hello ColorIt’s here, it’s finally hereeee! Today is the day Hello Color makes it’s way into the world. Surreal doesn’t even begin to express how this feels! In 2011 I started a hobby blog to deal with the stress of my full time job and now a project that I wrote, photographed, styled, and crafted is being sold in stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Books A Million, and local bookstores all across the country. Like what?! Somebody hand me a glass of champagne because it is time to celebrate!

From Hello ColorWhen it comes down to it, I wrote this book for you, my readers. I think we’re all so consumed by life and work and sometimes we may only get 20 or 30 minutes to ourselves once a week. I know that’s what my life was like when I first started this blogging journey. The projects inside are intended to be simple yet fulfilling. The type of projects that you’ll actually want to make because not only will they bring a bit of color into your home, but because they’re projects you can actually do. From how to style a bookcase, to photography tips, building custom palettes and more, Hello Color is a do-able DIY guide for how to welcome color into your home and your life. I want you to know that yes, you can absolutely be crafty and as colorful as you want to be!

If you happen to try a project, or just want to take photo of the book styled on your bookshelf, please tag me and your photos with #HelloColor so that I can see and share your work! This is going to be my favorite part about this whole thing :)

I’ll be celebrating tonight in Philly and on Thursday in NYC and hope to see some of you there! And if you live elsewhere, stay tuned for my July tour dates coming soon.

Thank you all for the love and support– I couldn’t have done this without you!

xo
Rachel

 

DIY Wooden Hanger Makeover

DIY Wooden Hanger MakeoverHello Color will officially be released into the world tomorrow! TOMORROW! To celebrate, and to hopefully get you just as excited as I am, I thought that I would share one of my favorite projects from the book– a wooden hanger makeover. This project is oh so simple to do but the results make a big impact.

Clothing aside, your closet may not seem like a place for color, but think again! Create gorgeous patterned hangers in minutes without being an artist or even making a mess. The trick? Temporary tattoos! That’s right, they’re not just for kids (or for skin!). They may seem like a simple detail, but it’s one that will make you smile on the days you decide to skip the sweatpants and dress up instead. Here’s how: Continue reading…