There’s something really sweet and whimsical about mobiles, and they make such wonderful decorations – particularly around the holidays! I’ve been saving lots of inspiration for a holiday mobile and finally got around to making one. Read more »
Come winter all I seem to wear almost every day is my winter coat, and I must admit it does get a little boring. Your outfit changes underneath of course but because of the biting chill your coat becomes your number one piece for commuting. Over these last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about ways to mix it up a little, adding in certain details that can make a difference, like brooches, a colorful scarf, embroideries or…an applique cuff that is so easy and quick to achieve. Read more »
UPDATE: This post originally ran on October 4th 2012 but with Thanksgiving coming up we wanted to share it again since these would make lovely decorations!
It’s that time of year…pumpkins are pretty much everywhere you look, and I don’t mind one bit – there is something about their plump orange appearance that is so loveable. Plus, in addition to making great decorations, they’re also pretty delicious. I had some wax left over from my homemade lip balm so I decided to use it to make some candles – and then I thought, why not turn mini pumpkins into candles? Read more »
Update: This post originally ran on September 21st 2011 but we wanted to bring it back as a reminder of how fun and environmentally friendly natural dyes are! Read more »
UPDATE: This post originally ran on September 5th 2012 but there are so many uses for homemade chalkboard paint, we wanted to share it again!
I have been wanting to get some chalkboard paint for quite some time now, and experiment with different ways of using it. There are so many fun things you can do with it! Read more »
Corn husk dolls were made by Native Americans way back in the day, as a way for little girls to have a friend they could take with them everywhere. After making one today, I can’t believe I ever stopped playing with dolls – they are SO much fun. Read more »
As you guys probably know, we love Instagram here at Free People! It’s so addicting and a really fun way to document your life – plus, the filters always make the photos look so cool! I love the idea of printing out Instagram photos to look like photo booth strips and hanging them by my desk or in my apartment, and it’s really easy to do. Read more »
This is a guest post from Johnie Gall from DirtbagDarling.com.
When it comes to makeup, there’s one thing we can’t live without: eye makeup remover. But break down all of those foreign-looking ingredients on the back and we’re suddenly not as stoked to slather the store-bought version on our delicate eye area. So, we whipped up this easy DIY recipe for eye makeup remover with only three, inexpensive and gentle ingredients. Read more »
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that takes place the day after Halloween, November 1st, and one of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday is the sugar skull. Traditionally made of sugar, these colorfully decorated skulls would be used to adorn alters made in remembrance of deceased friends and family or left as gifts to those still living in celebration of the holiday. I think it’s a really cool tradition, and I’ve always just loved the look of the sugar skulls with their contradictory, almost cheerful look. They also make great decorations this time of year, and I was inspired by these to paint planters and pumpkins to look like sugar skulls! Read more »
When I was little I used to love making my own potions. I’d sneak into the bathroom and mix baby powder, shampoo, mouthwash… whatever I could get my hands on! Read more »
To me, fall is about coziness. It’s about bundling up in warm scarves and lacing up your favorite boots. It’s the warmth of natural wood and burnt orange hues. It’s the tastes and scents of pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, and all the spices that go along with them. Read more »
Have you guys ever wondered what goes into creating those gorgeous displays you’re surrounded with when you walk into a Free People store? I definitely have. Read more »