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Category: Gifts

Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama

Vacation is a state of mind, right? In that spirit, I’m busting out my favorite vintage mumus in all their bright, summery glory! I will be taking a little vacation time to visit family and friends, and hopefully allow a summer breeze to waft through […]

Summer Jewelry Projects

Summer Jewelry Projects

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite jewelry DIY’s! These are perfect for making your own summer accessories or creating gifts for others. (We love stashing a few supplies in our suitcases so we can craft on vacation!) Click the article title to see […]

Modern Supplies, Retro Results: Vintage Fruit Jewelry

Modern Supplies, Retro Results: Vintage Fruit Jewelry

I love vintage costume jewelry! It’s fun; it’s blingy; and it’s often kinda wacky! One of my favorite styles to look for is novelty fruit jewelry! Although *adorable* vintage styles are easy to find online, they can be pricey! I challenged myself to make my […]

Summer Painting Projects!

Summer Painting Projects!

Summer is painting season! Time to refresh clothing, accessories, and gifts with a little color! We have rounded up a few of our favorite DIY painting projects, just in time for the warm weather. Click on the photo’s caption to see the full tutorial. Let’s […]

Flower Accessories: Sunflowers!

Flower Accessories: Sunflowers!

We have been loving our DIY flower accessories! Today, we feature a throwback bloom popular in the 1990’s. You guessed it- sunflowers! Lindee designed these pieces to add a touch of 90’s grunge to otherwise girly accessories! Let’s first see how she made the hair […]

Flower Accessories: Bobby Pins

Flower Accessories: Bobby Pins

Inspired by this spring’s hair trends, L and I have been busy crafting our own DIY accessories! Check out last week’s tutorial for a vintage-inspired silk flower pin and hair clip set! This week, we are making use of the simplest of hair wear, namely, […]

Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin

Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin

To celebrate spring, we have been busy crafting bouquets of DIY flower accessories! I love this retro pin and hair clip set and have worn them several times since their creation! The pin was the perfect accent to the vintage hats I posted here and […]

DIY Painted Leggings: St. Patrick’s Day Edition!

DIY Painted Leggings: St. Patrick’s Day Edition!

I love seasonal clothing, but those cute holiday leggings always seem to be too expensive or the wrong fit! After much thought, I discovered a way to paint my own! Humble stretchy pants, prepare to become fabulous! I began by making my own stamp for […]

Heart On Your Sleeve Stamped T’s and Cards

Heart On Your Sleeve Stamped T’s and Cards

Valentine’s Day is such a great excuse for crafting! In our last post, we made fun DIY gifts for our Galentine’s friends. Today’s post, however, is all about making your own holiday gear! I used a favorite paint stamping technique to give a plain T-shirt […]

Nifty Gifties: Galentine’s Day Earrings

Nifty Gifties: Galentine’s Day Earrings

Here’s a simple DIY that’s perfect for making Galentine’s Day Gifts for all the awesome ladies in your life! To start with, gather cute little appliques and heart-shaped buttons. Next, check out our Flower Applique EarringsĀ post for a complete list of supplies and step-by-step instructions. […]