Four Strawberry Themed Free Printables (Guest Post by Melissa)


While I'm away in Fiji (lucky me!), a pretty awesome group of some of my very favorite bloggers is helping “fill in the gaps” with amazing recipes, DIY projects and much more.

Today's post is by Melissa from Design Eat Repeat. On her blog, Melissa shares the sweetest, most cheerful and colorful free printables, as well as delicious-looking recipes of treats and drinks just as colorful as her printables!


What's better than fresh strawberries and cream in the summertime? Strawberry & cream printables! As a lover of all things food & DIY, I've been a bit obsessed with designing food packaging lately. So while Clemence is on vacation, I thought I'd stop by today and share a few of my favorite summer printables!

Whether you're planning a barbecue, birthday party, or girls' night in, I've got you covered! All the printables on my blog are free to download and can be printed at home. So next time you're in a bind and are looking for a quick way to spruce up your party, hop on over and see what you can find!

1. Angel Food in a Jar
2. Strawberry Icecream Cone Wrappers
3. Strawberry Sprinkle Party Favors
4. Printable Milk Labels

ABOUT THE AUTHOR : DESIGN EAT REPEAT

Melissa is a DIY & Printable Contributor for Best Friends for Frosting, the owner of Melissa Rose Design, and the blogger behind Design Eat Repeat.
Most days, you can find Melissa baking, designing blogs, or balancing on a kitchen chair trying to get the “perfect overhead shot.” With a love for color, paper, typography (oh, and cupcakes!), Melissa’s goal each day is to spark creativity in others & inspire them to set aside time to do what they love!

DIY Dip Dyed Wall Hanging (Guest Post by Mariah)


While I'm away in Fiji (lucky me!), a pretty awesome group of some of my very favorite bloggers is helping “fill in the gaps” with amazing recipes, DIY projects and much more. 

Today's post is by Mariah from Everything Golden. Mariah has a perfectly curated shop of handmade and vintage items (the wood sunglasses are my fave) as well as a beautiful and inspiring blog.

I’ve been dreaming of a wall hanging for some time now, so I thought I’d finally make one and I’m thrilled to share it with you. I’ve been inspired by so many beautiful, elaborate fiber wall hangings out there. This one is so easy and will add a touch of earthy elegance to your home.What you’ll need: Small rope, a found piece of driftwood and some fabric dye, that’s it!  
Instructions:

1. This is the fun part - whether you live near a river, lake or ocean, go be with nature and search for the perfect piece of driftwood. I sanded my piece to smooth it out a bit but that’s optional.

2. Prepare your dye bath. I use Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes. Combine 1 tsp dye, 2 tbs salt, 1 tsp soda ash and add a very small amount of warm water and stir until you have a paste. Then add about 1 cup warm water. Use rubber gloves and utensils designated solely for dying.

3. Cut as many pieces of rope as you like, twice the length of the final length you desire. Then dip the ends in your dye bath and let sit for about 10min.
 

4. Remove from the dye, wash with warm water and let dry. When they are dry you can attached them to your piece of wood like so…
 

5. Finally, cut the bottoms at an angle and attach a piece of rope as a hanger.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR : EVERYTHING GOLDEN


Mariah is a metalsmith, fiber artist and graphic designer turned shop owner of Everything Golden, a collection of carefully curated vintage clothing and handmade accessories.
She also blogs about independent art, design, style, wild places and animals and anything that inspires.
A mountain woman to the core, she grew up in Idaho, spent some time in Colorado and is now settled with her family in Bozeman, MT.

Friday DIY Roundup


Happy Friday! I hope you loved the guest posts so far! Aren't they awesome? I couldn't choose a favorite if I was forced to. And there's even more to come!

In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite DIY projects lately:

1. DIY no sew sunglasses pouch from Homey Oh My
2. Sneakers with braided shoe laces from Martha Stewart
3. How to make scented soy candles from Paper & Stitch
4. Top 5 photography tips and tools from Design Eat Repeat
5. DIY faux hammered gold rings from Fall For DIY

Have a gorgeous weekend!