Make a Pajaki Chandelier with us at Gather Goods in our DIY workshop and tutorial on Monday May 2nd at 6:30pm. What is a Pajaki you say? It is a traditional Polish craft consisting of tissue pom poms, colorful bits of paper and straws that you hang as a mobile from a ceiling. We’ll provide . . .
I'm really excited about this upcoming class at Gather on Saturday. It finally feels like Spring here in North Carolina and I am definitely in gardening mode. In the class on Saturday you will make and take home this DIY Succulent Wreath full of over 30 different succulents. Not only do these plants . . .
I am currently snowed in at my parents house. I know that I am lucky to be tucked under a blanket and with power when a lot of people aren't. I'm not usually a big complainer about the weather and try to appreciate the best of each season, but this year I'm definitely looking forward to warmer . . .
This is a sweet valentine gift, perfect for a friend who loves plants and a great way to bring the garden indoors in the middle of winter. There are two routes you can take with this present: 1. You can force the bulbs yourself: Forced bulbs are a nice way to bring blooms indoors in the middle of . . .
For as long as I remember I've had a thing for herbs; their history, flavor and symbolism. In my parent's backyard I had a sunny little triangular plot of dirt beside the woodpile which was mine and mine alone, and dedicated exclusively to herbs. Inevitably, I started looking for non culinary . . .
This wreath is very pretty and can be used year round because it is non-perishable. Once the wreath is complete you can hang it or use it as a centerpiece on a table. For the tissue paper wreath you’ll need: gold tissue paper gold spray paint pipe cleaners hot glue gun wreath . . .
Somehow I was always decorating or redecorating the mantle at my parent's house growing up. I'm not sure why, because to this day at each holiday, my Mom creates beautiful season appropriate vignettes effortlessly. Why I thought I needed to step in and add this and move that, who knows. Especially . . .
Last year I had the pleasure of prop styling & producing a photo shoot for Better Homes & Gardens sister magazine, Christmas Ideas, which is on newsstands now. Below is one of the easy holiday decorating crafts I created utilizing handsome green glass apothecary jars, Epsom salts, gold . . .
I've had a handful of glass ornaments sitting around after the holidays waiting for the perfect project. Inspired by these hanging glass air planters at West Elm I decided to make my own with a little twist: a gold dipped bottom. Air plants work especially well in these types of containers because . . .
If you are anything like me then you have a lot of plastic bags from the grocery store stashed somewhere. We all know by now that plastic bags just accumulate in the landfill and don't break down for many, many years. I created these simple flowers out of bags that I had sitting in the . . .
These ruffled t-shirts are very cool. Tutorial here. Have you ever tried your hand at something like this? ** Image Credits: Tea Rose Home . . .
It's always difficult for me to come up with handmade gifts for guys that they will actually wear/like. I think this men's tie pattern would make a very cool gift. ** Image Credits: PurlBee . . .