Today’s DIY is more of an idea that I fell in love as an alternative to the typical New Year’s resolutions. I don’t know about you but I never remember my resolutions – by February they’re pretty much forgotten. In an attempt to remember them this year, I decided to make a dream jar. Read More
Any last minute holiday shoppers out there? I’ve always thought that the best kind of gifts are the ones made by hand, with lots of love :). With that in mind, here’s a round-up of some great last minute gift ideas that you can make! Read More
I’m not sure what’s more fun – buying gifts for people that you love, or wrapping them! I’ve always loved wrapping gifts and it’s funny because I’m terrible at doing it the traditional way… Read More
UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 7th 2012 but we think these would make super cute accessories for holiday parties and New Year’s Eve so we brought it back!
In the spirit of our November catalog, for today’s DIY I wanted to do something whimsical and inspired by fairy tales, that would make for a fun accessory this holiday season. Read More
I’ve never actually had a New Year’s Eve party but I’ve always thought it would be fun to. I love coming up with simple handmade party favors and there’s tons of fun things you can do for this holiday. Here are 3 easy party favors you can make with very little supplies! Read More
UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 1st 2012 but we wanted to share it again while we still have some time left to take advantage of those beautiful fall leaves!
One of the best things about fall is without a doubt the gorgeous explosion of colors when the leaves turn. The mixture of vibrant red, orange, yellow, and green is breathtaking and I hate that it’s always so fleeting. Read More
UPDATE: This post originally ran on September 19th 2012 but we wanted to share it again because these would make amazing gifts for the holiday season!
I never thought I’d say this, but a sewing kit is something that I always like to have on hand. You never know when you might need to fix an article of clothing, re-sew a button on a shirt, patch up a hole, etc. Read More
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
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 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
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
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