Last year, when I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jonathan Adler in his SoHo studio I noticed that in his office he had paint by number art that had been modified in the most fantastic way (see it here). I searched to find rad paint by number sets for over a year and could only find landscapes, puppies and kittens…..no thanks. I came up with option B, which was to take an existing paint by number and do the reverse of what I had seen and loved. I found a completed paint by number painting at the Alameda Flea and then went straight to my friend Tiffany’s pinterest board which is full of inspirational quotes. I love the way that this turned out and could definitely see myself making more of these in the future! Material: Completed paint by number art, painter’s tape, white acrylic paint, paintbrush, alphabet stickers How To:
- Find the phrase you want to use
- Tape up the sides of the frame if the art is mounted like mine was
- Lay out your stickers – Tip: Start in the middle and work your way around
- Paint over the canvas – you may need to do multiple coats of paint
- Once the paint is dry, remove the stickers!
Monday, June 17, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Got a party on the horizon but not a huge budget to spend? Add some festive flair to your next get together with these fun DIY treat boxes!Using a very simple origami technique, these treat boxes are surprisingly quick and easy to make.
Material: Free Paper Printable, Bone Folder, Scissors, Ruler, Plastic Cello Bag, Pencil, Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Ribbon, Candy
- Print out Pattern Paper
- Cut the solid color paper into an even square
- Follow these directions to create the bottom of the box
- Measure the width of your box and cut a strip in the width to cover the outside of the box
- Measure the sides of the box and create folds in the appropriate place
- Cut a “window” on the top of your box
- Cut your cello into a small square to cover the “window” and glue in place
- Glue the ends of the top wrap together
- Fill with candy, tie with ribbon and place a sticker on top!
P.S. – Recognize the print from the paper? It’s from this travel theme baby shower!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Kraft paper is one of those DIY project staples that I always have on hand and I love looking to find new uses for it!Last month I made this DIY for an event with Williams Sonoma out of kraft paper and over the weekend I made these kraft paper placemats!
- Cut your kraft paper in a 12x18 inch rectangle
- Use your pencil to outline a knife, fork, spoon, plate and drink
- Trace over the pencil with the chalk pen
Easy as can be and you don’t have to wash and iron these placemats after the meal! Simply recycle and repeat.