Since I keep a wide variety of houseplants on every available windowsill in my apartment, I’ve been noticing that when the sun hits just right, their leaves have created some amazing shadows on the walls. They look like small alien invaders on the walls and since they pop up randomly and rarely, I have been taking pictures of the really interesting ones. Here are some of my favorite plant shadows: Continue reading
Is your style unique, from your head to your feet? You should try Shoenique! I recently found this cool DIY kit that lets you upcycle old shoes for a fresh look, or design new kicks to fit your personal style. I rushed off to the store to purchase some plain white Keds for the occasion. Continue reading
There’s something awesome about what art supplies and the area you’re working in looks like after the art is created. Before the paper towels have been cleaned up and the paintbrushes are rinsed. It’s like looking at a battlefield after the soldiers have left.
I like to call this After Art: Continue reading
I’m a huge proponent of upcycling, but I’ve never even considered using toilet paper rolls for anything other than regular recycling. Okay, I have tried the trick where you use them as organizers for headphones and charging cords, but I found that to be bulky and a bit ugly. This project using old toilet paper rolls transforms them into something I can use, and something quirky that barely resembles their original selves. Continue reading
My most recent DIY project was the transformation of a simple garden pot. An annoying one to have around, the clay from this pot makes the dirt suck dry faster than usual, leading to a long string of very sad and thirsty plants. After failing yet again to water this one often enough, I was about to give up on growing in it, and had banished it to the storage closet. Continue reading
Nail polish isn’t the first thing I would think to use when it comes to household crafts, but this super easy DIY way to make colorful, marbled looking mugs uses nail polish front and center! I had some mugs I picked up from a thrift store to upcycle into herb gardens, so this was the perfect thing to use! It is so simple and easy, the whole craft took under 20 minutes to complete. Continue reading