Posts Categorized: DIY

Flower arrangements 101

Whenever I pass a flower shop or bodega in New York with tons of buckets of fresh and colorful stems, I feel a sudden rush to make an impulse buy. But I always stop at the number of options. I never know what to pair with what! Of course, I know which types of flowers… Read more »

DIY page: A chalkboard paint vase

My mom and I recently attempted a small DIY project: our own chalkboard paint vases! I was super inspired by this post over at Brit + Co. We modified their design a bit, based on materials we could find, but the whole thing was so easy to make. We picked up the glass vases at… Read more »

DIY Valentine’s card idea

Yes—Valentine’s Day is still a more than a month away, but during the snowstorm this past weekend, I made a trip to one of my favorite Brooklyn card shops, and decided to get a little crafty! The main reason: Have you heard about heat embossing? It’s what gives cards that elegant, raised, dimensional effect. All… Read more »

Instagram calendar

For my birthday this year, I got the sweetest gift ever: An Instagram one-a-day calendar from Matt. It’s made by a genius company called Printstagram that, in just a few simple steps, takes 365 of your Instagram photos, and turns them into a tear-sheet chronicle of the year. The best part? The paper stock is… Read more »

Kitchen wall space DIYs

In our new Brooklyn apartment, there is a tiled back splash above the stove. I didn’t think there was much I could do to make use of the space, but then I discovered this helpful tutorial over at Seventh House on the Left. Now, I just need to figure out what to hang. I love… Read more »