by Alix

Sep

18

DIY Dip-Dyed Tassel garland

September 18, 2014 in Craft, DIY, garland, HGTV Design Happens, Home, house by Alix

DIY-Dip-Dyed-Tassels

Images by Sam of Pierson Photo Company

One thing I really love about this dip-dyed tassel garland I made for HGTV Design Happens is how organic and earthy it looks, yet the colors are fresh and vibrant. This juxtaposition of modern and earthy, bright and monochromatic, rustic and fresh, is found throughout my house. I like to think that it is a very purposeful design decision, like I have a very clear vision about each piece of furniture and paint color in my house, but the truth is my decorating is based on two principles: 1. budget and 2. trial and error (mostly error I think ;) ). Something as simple and easy as a food-coloring dip-dyed tassel adds a lot of intrigue and interest, but is also easy and cheap–perfect for a mom running around like a crazy person most days.

To make one of your own, hop on over to HGTV Design Happens!

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xoxo Alix

by Alix

Sep

15

PARTY! Banner Cupcake Toppers

September 15, 2014 in Craft, cricut, DIY, fall, food, free downloads, Halloween, party, Uncategorized by Alix

Banner cupcake topper with mini tassel

Happy Monday to all! I have to admit that I kind of love the hustle and bustle of a Monday. I feel (slightly) rejuvenated from the weekend and ready to accomplish a bunch of ish on my to-do list. It’s about Thursday that I am feeling like melting into a puddle of cookie dough and Sherlock. Today has been packed with to-dos and lost of snack breaks with my number one side-kick. Gosh I love him so.

And this particular Monday on the blog is a party party party with Cricut! My Cricut Design Star team is at it again and I have to say that I am continually blown away with their creativity and use of the Cricut Explore. Our theme for September was to come up with a craft that you would use for Tabletop Decor. I, naturally, was like: What can I put on a cupcake?! I made these adorable banner cupcake toppers just in time for the black and white festivities of Halloween, but what I love most about these mini banners is that they are so easily modified to fit whatever occasion or party you have coming up! Time to deck out those cupcakes???

Banner cupcake topper with mini tassel

Banner cupcake topper with mini tassel

Banner cupcake topper with mini tassel

Stuff you will need:

- A Cricut Explore™

- Glue stick

- Hot glue gun and glue sticks

- Paper…I picked black and a sparkly white paper.

- Banner download

- Banner liner download

- Kabob sticks

 

Steps:

1. To begin, download the banner and banner liner documents and upload them to your Cricut Design Space. Then use your Cricut to cut out a banner and banner liner for each cupcake. You will also want to cut our a letter for each cupcake banner in the font of your choice.

2. Next, glue the white banner liner to the back of the black banner so that the edge of the white liner is parallel with the black liner. I used hot glue for this step because my white paper was glittery and I wanted to make sure they really stuck together.

3. Time to add the letter details! Apply glue-stick glue to the back of each letter and stick them to a banner.

4. Then hot glue a kabob stick to the back of the banner (so you can stick that cutie in a cupcake)!

5. For the final, and totally optional step, you can add some embellishments to each little banner. I glued on mini tassels because they add a cuteness factor of about a billion.

All done…Hooray! Time to party!

Banner cupcake topper with mini tassel

Banner cupcake topper with mini tassel

Banner cupcake topper with mini tassel

Hot stuff going on at Cricut that you might want in on!….

The September Mystery Box (which is as cool as it sounds) is here! Plus a mystery deal ;)

Want to save $50 – $100 bucks on Cricut Explore machine bundles??? Yep.

Aaaaaaannnnnd…get Free Shipping on all orders with code: MYSTERSHIP! Only lasts until tomorrow (Sept. 16th) so jump on it!

 

For more inspiration from my Cricut Design Star Team you just might want to check out these other tabletop decor crafts:

ON THE TABLE

1-Kiki and Company

2-Stay and Co.

3-Kristi Murphy

4- Beauty Babbler

5- Two Thirty Five Designs

6- A Ruffled Life

7- Frenchie Wraps

8-Girl Inspired

9- Sweet C’s Designs

10-The Life of the Wife

 xoxo Alix

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*Disclosure: I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network. I may receive prizes in exchange for my winning projects. Even though I am not being directly compensated for these posts, I am under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space™ Star. All opinion are 100% my own. This post does contain affiliate links.

by Alix

Sep

12

Succulent Planters and a list of things I wish I had time to do

September 12, 2014 in blogging, Craft, DIY, essay by Alix

Plant succulents in a light fixture!

First of all…this little succulent planter craft is one of my favorites because I used glass light fixtures as the planter! Find out all the “dirt”y deets on HGTV Design Happens!

Second of all, I am SOOO busy. Doesn’t it bug you when people talk about how busy they are? (To be honest it doesn’t really bug me when other people talk about how busy they are, but I am assuming that I must sound terribly obnoxious when I complain about how overwhelmed I am). I mean, with the exception of newborns and my retired neighbor who does laps around the block in a motorized shopping cart, are we not all soooo busy?

What I am saying is that making excuses about being busy and not blogging as much as I like to seems kind of lame, right? So instead of talking about how I have been consumed with projects for Bing and HGTV Design Happens and Cricut and Tai Pan Trading and Home Depot I will just make a list of 10 things I wish I had time to do. (Which also sounds kind of lame, but slightly less lame than throwing my arms up in the air and wining: “I am soooo busy”).

Here we go: 10 things I wish I had time to do

1. Respond to all Instagram and Facebook comments. When someone leaves a comment on my Instagram or Facebook I instantly feel like I have a new best friend. Like they are checking in on me and are like: “Totes adorbs! Winking kissing face!”. When less people liked me, ironically, I was able to keep up with all the comments and respond to them all. Now I find myself with the blessing of not being able to send personal “thank you” comments for every comment I receive. Oh please know that I love you social media best friends!

2. Repainting a wall 4 times until it is the perfect shade of white. These are the things I have to live without! Woe is me.

3. Blogging on my own blog once a day. Do you ever wish you were a Stephanie Meyer’s vampire? Besides the benefit of having a stellar personality and the ability to blind passer-by cars when your skin sparkles in the sun you would also have the ability to never sleep. Did you get that? What if I could never need sleep and then I could have an extra 8(ish) hours to keep my busy butt going. Come to think of it though, a vampire probably wouldn’t be as excited about blogging and hot glue guns as I am anyways.

4. Clean those effing baseboards. How white baseboards manage to become covered in dust and scuffs with such haste remains a mystery to the person (me) who cleans them. Like, shouldn’t there be a rule that if you, on hands and knees, scrub baseboards once in the spring, they ought to stay spotless at least until Christmas? Can we not at least have that universe???

5. To read 15 books to Liam every night. We do make an extensive effort to read at least 2 books to Liam every night but usually by the last few pages of Llama Llama I’m just making up words with my eyes closed. I’m hoping he is slow to read so he doesn’t catch on. (Just kidding, I hope he is the smartest child on planet earth).

6. Start a line of day planners. This is a real dream of mine. Something I really want to do in the future. I mean it. I have yet to find the perfect day planner and I am the kind of person who shops for next year’s day planner in August. Every year I start the hunt early, hoping to find the perfect planner that balances design, functionality, and is the perfect size. One year I’ll throw my hands up, say “To hell with it!” and create my own perfect planner.

7. Organize the basement. So. Much. Crap. Furniture and stuff everywhere. I’m sure some sturdy shelves would help the situation. Someday!

8. Go on a date with Clint once a week, or even once a month. So I once heard that getting a babysitter in New York City is a minimum of $100.00 for the night. I’m not sure on how accurate this is, but things run a little more affordable by way of childcare in Utah, so I really can’t complain. But coordinating a babysitter for a date night can kind of be a hassle. You have to really make a commitment to date night to make it happen.

9. Do my hair regularly. Lets just say that the top knot has been a best friend this year. I’m so grateful for fashion statements that say “minimalist” and not “Flock of Seagulls” bangs.

10. Plant a garden, and a peach tree. A girl can dream of peach jam and canned tomato sauce.

The moral of the story is that I have an incredibly good life. I mean, if my only wish is to paint walls and read about emotionally needy farm animals then I really don’t have the right to complain! Now I am off to play golf with Liam in the backyard (basically I just re-tee his ball and send lots of encouraging comments his way).

Plant succulents in a light fixture!

xoxo Alix

by Alix

Sep

9

Giant Paper Flower DIY

September 9, 2014 in Craft, DIY, party, photography, portraits, pregnancy, Uncategorized by Alix

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

One can hardly consider oneself a crafting professional without having made a jumbo crepe paper flower. Truth, I have never even made a small crepe paper flower, or anything made of crepe paper while we are confessing. I hang my head in shame. But I have to tell you, after much therapy and moment of awakening (I kid) I am proud to say that I made a giant paper flower and it was a blooming success! Really though, it turned out to be a favorite DIY–one of my top ten. Making giant paper flowers, as it turns out, is not that challenging of a task. It’s worth 30 minutes of your time I promise! And it would make the perfect accessory for a little girl’s room, a wedding decoration, or even a photograph prop!

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Here is what you need:

-Crepe paper in the colors of your choice

-Floral wire or floral tape

- Scissors

- Cotton balls

- Hot glue and a hot glue gun

- Pencil and something round to trace…about the size of a cake plate.

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Step 1: Let’s get this crafting party going. To make a giant paper flower you need to start with the flower center. Begin by tracing a big circle on the crepe paper that you want as your center color. The circle should be around 12″ in diameter. Then cut along your traced lines leaving you a crepe paper circle.

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Step 2: To create a plump ball at the center of your flower, place cotton balls in the circle center. Then carefully gather all the sides of the circle and press them together creating a pom for the flower center. Use floral wire of floral tape to secure the gathered circle.

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Step 3: Time to make petals! This is where it gets a little artsy fartsy. The great thing about this poppy-inspired flower shape is that the petals don’t need to be a perfect shape. As you can see above, I just cut out petals that were kind of shaped like a fan. I cut around 15 smaller petals in pink and 10 larger petals in cream. The next part is the really fun part. With single-sided crepe paper you will notice that one side will “ruffle” when you stretch it out. Using your thumbs, press on the stretchable side of the crepe paper petal  just on the inside area of the petal to create a ruffle look. This will make the petals’ texture look very organic and natural.

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Step 4: Then, one at a time, start to glue your petals to the center pom with the hot glue gun. Start with the smallest petals and then work your way out to the largest petals. Once all your petals are attached you have the option to secure a stem to the bottom of the flower. I chose to leave it a loose flower because it will eventually end up on the wall of my studio.

Isn’t she just a beauty!

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

Giant crepe paper flower DIY

All images for this post by Sam of Pierson Photo Company!

xoxo Alix

by Alix

Sep

6

Lunar Bead Necklace DIY

September 6, 2014 in Craft, DIY, fashion, HGTV Design Happens, New Years by Alix

Love this lunar-inspired bead necklace DIY

I created this lunar bead necklace DIY because I was inspired by all the lunar artwork and DIY projects floating around Pinterest. There is something really interesting about the moon to me. I embrace that it changes-it has cycles. You can always count on the moon to be slightly different than the day before, slightly transformed (You think that’s a deep moon thought-don’t even get me started on the parallels between the moon and menstrual cycles ;) ). I like the moon because I relate to that glowing diva…I am not one of those people who is afraid of change. Change actually kind of wakes me up. I like being in new environments, trying new tasks, being put in challenging and somewhat uncomfortable situations. I moved a lot as a child so that could be why. Or perhaps I just get board and take on another task that pushes me.

That’s why the moon and I get along, I think. She’s always evolving and challenging a cloudy sky or entering the scene before the sun exits stage West. I like the idea of wearing such a dreamy bit of space rock around my neck. Very deep of me I know :) .

You can make your own lunar necklace on HGTV’s blog Design Happens!

And since it’s a Friday…more lunar inspiration please? Okay if you insist:

For the littles: Goodnight Moon

 You should probably have a giant golden moon on your wall. Right?!

Moon clock!

A moon pinata to party with

Moon phase art for the double win (and DIY enthusiast!)

 

Love this lunar-inspired bead necklace DIY

xo Alix

by Alix

Sep

3

Baby Girl Nursery 02: A Sneak Peek with Tiny Prints

September 3, 2014 in baby, Craft, DIY, Home, house, Uncategorized by Alix

Yellow crib

All images by Sam of Pierson Photo Company

Over the last month I have spent many late nights and early mornings (with much appreciated help from family and friends) working on a sweet nursery for this baby girl growing in my belly. If you remember from my Baby Girl Nursery 01 post, this room began as a tan blank canvas of blah. With some peachy paint, laborious woodwork, and help from great friends like Tiny Prints this nursery is well on its way to being fit for a princess, or a doctor…whichever she prefers ;) . I’m holding off on the final “nursery reveal” for a few weeks (to keep you in suspense) because I have 3 or 4 more projects to check off before this tart of a room is ready to share. In the meantime I partnered with Tiny Prints to bring you a little sneak peek of our baby girl nursery!

lovely chair for nursery

Love these fun bright pillows!

Monogrammed bright pillows

One thing I love about Tiny Prints is that they offer such a wide variety of products that are all customizable (not sure if that is a proper word, but you catch my drift). For the past few years I have bought my Christmas cards from Tiny Prints because, well, they have have my favorite designs. But when I went to shop for my baby girl’s nursery I was thrilled to find a variety of pillows and home accessories to drool over. I mean, I just love these pillows. They are such good quality too. I was surprised at how soft, yet durable the fabric was. I picked out this pillow and this pillow, but I am totally checking out this pillow and this sweet pillow.

Fun marker board sign

They also have these cute eraser board signs and I’m kinda thrilled that I get to write little love notes to my girl.

lovely chair for nursery and two-toned dresser

Yellow crib

Yellow crib

xoxo Alix

Some products for this post courtesy of Tiny Prints. All opinions are my own :)

by Alix

Aug

22

Log Slice Art DIY and A Joyous Friday!

August 22, 2014 in Craft, DIY, Fresh and Fabulous Friday, HGTV Design Happens, Home, house by Alix

Log slice art DIY

Log slice art I created for HGTV Design Happens this week! Check out how to make your own :)

“Hey baby it’s a freakin’ weekend”! Thank you R. Kelly for those word of poetic genius. It is, however, the weekend and confetti should be thrown in the streets. I have had a long week, how about you? Projects and pregnancy (and other words that begin with “p”???) fill up my days and it’s a good life to have. It is time to sleep in on Saturday I think. Now I’m off to drink a particularly frightening bottle full of glucose-test fluid, get a blood draw, and it’s waffles for lunch as my reward.

Some links to love:

I just bought this print for Liam’s room (eek!) and it is an instant win.

Fall floral arrangements may be my favorite kind of floral arrangements

Looking to start a blog? Brittany’s class may just the thing for you!

Embroidered cake!

I’m trying to add my children’s book collection and I’m thinking about buying this, this, and this book. What are some of your favorites?

 My favorite Popsicle of summer (and maybe all time)…they are crushed watermelon, but they look like watermelons!

Me around The Neighborhood this month: Party like a senior citizen!

 Have a lovely weekend :)

xo Alix

by Alix

Aug

21

Leather Necklace DIY

August 21, 2014 in contests, Craft, cricut, DIY, fashion, Uncategorized by Alix

Leather Necklace DIY

For the last 6 months I have just been dying to get my hands on a Cricut Explore™ …have you heard of them? The Explore is like a crafting ninja…it’s almost scary how versatile it is as a crafting tool. Some of my favorite features are that it cuts through TONS of different materials (think leather, paper, vinyl, and duct tape obviously) and you can create your own designs on your computer and upload them to your Cricut. That last one was what really sold me…and I’m just dying to come up with a duct tape craft now. So when Cricut invited me to join their Cricut Design Space™ competition I yelled with the enthusiasm of a mom running to the sock section on Black Friday: “Bring on the crafting insanity!” Also, I’m part of a Cricut Design Space Star team (Team #16 to be exact) and dang these girls are talented. After you check out this Leather Necklace DIY I created with my Explore, be sure to check out their Cricut crafts too!

Leather Necklace DIY

I’m so please with how this leather necklace turned out, and even more giddy with how east it was to make! It looks pretty cool, but not too crafty–good qualities for a necklace no? I dare you to make one of your own. Here’s what you need:

Leather Necklace DIY

Leather Necklace DIY

- A scrap of soft leather that is at least 8″ X 12″. If it is a larger scrap make sure you cut it down to 12″ X 12″ so that it fits on your Cricut cutting mat.

- Jewelry chain (I used 60 inches) that you can buy in a role.

- Jump rings. I bought a bag of 15.

- A lobster clasp (bonus…it has a fun name).

- Needle nose pliers or any jewelry pliers.

- A download of this necklace swoop!

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 1: Begin by placing the leather onto the Cricut mat. I always make sure to align my designs and whatever material I am cutting to the top left corner.

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 2: Now, by following the super simple steps outlined in the Cricut Design Space, cut out your leather design (and watch the Cricut do its thang!). I created my own “swoop” template for this particular necklace.

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 3: Fun step…peel off your cut leather pieces.

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 4: To create a hole so that the leather pieces can be transformed into a necklace I just used a scrap-booking brad punch, but a simple nail and hammer would make a perfect hole. At the two ends of each leather “swoop” I punched a tiny hole, big enough for a jump ring to fit through.

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 5: Next, in each of those stamped holes add a jump ring. Make sure you open and close the jump rings by twisting them open, not pulling the opening wider. This ensures that ring will close back up tight.

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 6: Time to add some chain! You will need to cut 6 different sections of chain (3 pairs) to create a layered effect for this necklace. Using my pliers I cut two chains to 11″, two chains to 10″, and two chains to 9″.

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 7: Then add a pair of chains to the ends of each of the three leather “swoops”, making sure that the two chains added to a “swoop” are the same length.

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 8: For the next step, lay the three leather pieces in a row and bring the chains on each side together. Connect the three chains on each side with a jump ring.

Leather Necklace DIY

Step 9: For the final step, add a lobster clasp to one end of the connected chains using a jump ring.

Leather Necklace DIY

And we are done! Wear it like a super crafting diva!

Leather Necklace DIY

Leather Necklace DIY

Just in case you are in the mood for some more mind-blowing Cricut crafts, check out these DIYs from my fellow team member! We all created something that was military inspired…I’m dying to hear what you think!

Kiki Comin of Kiki and Company

Lindsay Fekitoa of Frenchie

McKenzie Guymon of Girl Loves Glam

Jenna Haggin of The Life of the Wife

Hillary Hinds of Beauty Babbler

Stephanie Knaus of Girl. Inspired.

Kristi Murphy (her name says it all!)

Courtney O’Dell of Sweet C Designs

Megan Papworth of Stay and Co.

Interested in becoming more involved with Cricut? Check out their affiliate program…it might be just the thing for you, you know.

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xoxo Alix

 

 

*Disclosure: I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network. I may receive prizes in exchange for my winning projects. Even though I am not being directly compensated for these posts, I am under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space™ Star. All opinion are 100% my own. This post does contain affiliate links.

by Alix

Aug

20

Breastfeeding Liam

August 20, 2014 in baby, birth, breastfeeding, essay, family, Liam, Life Essays, Nugget, parenting, pregnancy, Uncategorized by Alix

nursing

>>>This image is one of the only images I have of me breastfeeding Liam. We were laying down for most of the time I spent nursing Liam because it was most comfortable for us both. After nursing him for 2o months I am a little ashamed that this is the best picture I have (so slap your wrists Alix and take more nursing pictures with baby number 2!). Can you even stand those chubby legs!? I die.

I think I will talk about breastfeeding Liam for today’s post. I have been meaning to write this very “busty” post since last November and repeatedly just pushed it back until I felt a real need to chat about it. I think on the eve of having another baby, my mind has been dancing around thoughts of birth and nursing. Could be the colostrum that has decided to make an appearance (yay! and wink wink). Some people laugh at me when I talk about breastfeeding, but those are usually people I don’t take very seriously anyways. I mean, I keep things alive with my boobs. That TLC drama reality writes itself. All cards on the table: I loved breastfeeding. I didn’t necessary love every single moment of breastfeeding and when it was time to ween Liam last November (when he was 20 months) I knew we were both ready. But I did dearly love to nurse. Not all women have this positive relationship with nursing and I totally respect their experience and struggle and perspective. I am really happy with Liam’s and my nursing story, and I feel blessed to be so. So here are my few thoughts on my nursing experience (and I would love to hear more about yours because hooray for boobies!):

Liam came out ready to nurse. (You can read Liam’s birth story here). He was alert and hungry and skinny mini. My in-laws joke that he ran out of room in me so he came 2 weeks early just to stretch out and eat. They are not that far off because Liam nursed about every 45 minutes for the first 2 weeks of his life. I was tired and exhausted (same thing?), but we were both very proud when Liam weighed almost double his birth weight at his 2-week check up. (I kid you not he was born 6 lb 9 oz and weighed over 11 pounds by the time he was 13 days old). It did take about 48 hours of tireless effort to get that latching thing all sorted out, but he came to nurse and I was ready to put in the exhausting (there’s that word again) hours.

I was so proud of my body too. For someone coming off of a particularly ugly-looking pregnancy I was just so relieved to not be pregnant anymore and even more relieved that I could keep a human alive just by feeding myself and taking the time to nurse. Seriously though, if pregnancies were like crying faces, mine would be the Kim Kardashian of crying faces. I digress…Liam and I were a team when we nursed. I felt like we were a team during labor and delivery and I felt the same way about nursing. It was him and I in it together.

And we were a pretty creative team too. Breastfeeding for us was all about ingenuity. Those images you see of a composed mother nursing her blemish-free newborn on a Pottery Barn chair were nowhere near reality for the Liam man and I. When we had to nurse sitting up we made it happen, but much of the time we nursed laying down on our sides. This helped with back pains (on my end) and Liam seemed to fall asleep much better with a bed, rather than my lap, under him. Also, no nursing schedules were rigorously followed. That last sentence may literally drive some moms crazy, but the truth is, when I stopped obsessing over a nursing schedule I felt the freedom to live my life! We nursed on the go and it worked (and when I say on the go…I really mean it). Just the other day I saw a mom nursing her baby on a couch at Costco while reading a book to her other child and I thought “now that is creative parenting”. Also, she should get a medal (or at least some free Costco muffins) or somethings for multitasking.

I nursed because it was something Liam and I wanted to do. So many women feel external pressures to nurse or to pump or to bottle feed…to use certain soaps on their babies…to get epidurals…to not get epidurals. It seems like pregnant women are bombard by birth and parenting opinions that breach into areas very personal and intimate. My opinion is that nursing your baby doesn’t need to happen in private, but it is kind of a private decision. And by the time Liam came into the world, I sort of just knew we would be breastfeeding buddies for as long as he needed to be. No bottle-feeding mom nor le leche enthusiast needed to tell me who to be, I just felt like it was the right thing to do. That isn’t to say it was a 100% guilt-free experience. There were days where all I did was nurse and eat and nurse some more. Those were the days I spent feeling like my identity was a bit lost in the shuffle of parenting. As a result, guilt would accompany my mourning the loss of identity because aren’t we all supposed to feel fulfilled as mothers? Isn’t motherhood enough of an identity? Clearly that’s not true…we women have so much to offer in addition to motherhood, but sometimes we forget that we are not alone. With the perspective of some really great friends and a  supportive husband I found a way to make breastfeeding a part of my identity–not my whole identity. And my breastfeeding story is a success story!

And I love Liam so much is hurts. I literally feel pain at the idea of continuing a day without him being a part of it. I’m really deeply grateful for the role that nursing played in our relationship.

Now tell me your story, would you please?

xoxo Alix

by Alix

Aug

18

Yarn Wall Tapestry DIY

August 18, 2014 in Craft, DIY, For The Love Of by Alix

DIY Yarn Wall Tapestry

The wall tapestry thing is totally off the charts right now. Seriously though, I can hardly scan through an Instagram or Pinterest feed without feeling the need to buy a loom emidiately and create some fabulous multi-yarn geometric wall art. Tapestry making seems like a very art-history-ish thing to me…like, “this hand-crafted Native American tapestry…” or “as you can tell from this 16th century English tapestry…”. But the tapestries today totally make sense, right? The talent I have witness from the crafting community is mind-blowing. Currently I am saving up to purchase a wall tapestry and I am hoping that a tapestry-making class pops up in Utah (are you hearing me weavers???) because I am so there.

Just to get my hands wet in the tapestry business, a few weeks ago I created an easy and fun beginner version of wall tapestry making for the blog For The Love Of. It’s a great place to start if you don’t have the tools to weave, and it makes a big statement in your home. That statement would be, “look how crafty and cool I am”. Just the kind of thing you want wall decor to say I think.

Check out how to make your own yarn wall tapestry DIY!!!

DIY Yarn Wall Tapestry

DIY Yarn Wall Tapestry

xoxo Alix