Friday, October 26, 2012


I have such a fun project to share with you today! The gracious folks at Deco Art were kind enough to send me some of their Ink Effects Product and I couldn't wait to use it on a project. In my effort to become more eco friendly, my husband and I have started to use fabric napkins instead of paper ones. I've been gifted some fun patterned ones, but as the seasons change, I wanted to make some that we could use at some upcoming dinner parties while still going along with the decor. The napkins that I've created using Ink Effects will fit into most any decor and I can't wait to show you how they turned out!

- fabric napkins
-Ink Effects spray for cotton fabrics
-Ink Effects paint (black shown here)
-paintbrushes (1/4" flat and a small detail brush)
-reverse print of desired design

Step 1: Dip the paintbrush into the Ink and paint over the design, using the detail brush to get in tight areas. The first coat might look a little transparent, so I allowed mine to dry and did a second coat.

Step 2: While the paint is drying, if using a cotton fabric, be sure to spray it with the Ink Effects for cotton fabric spray. Follow the directions on the bottle and allow to dry. Once the ink is dry, cut each number from the page. You don't have to cut each shape out precisely as only the ink will transfer.

Step 3: Set the number ink side down onto your fabric in exactly the place you want the ink to transfer.

Step 4: Setting an iron to the cotton setting, with no steam, iron over the paper for about 30 seconds, moving the iron constantly. Lift the iron off and peel the paper back to reveal your design.

Step 5: Repeat the process of ironing and peeling back the paper on each of your pieces and that's it! I told you it was easy!

Step 6: Invite some friends over and enjoy a meal together!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I'm thrilled to announce my latest collaboration! I will be a monthly contributor to the site, Glitter Guide! Are you familiar with Glitter Guide? It's a lifestyle blog featuring everything from fashion to home decor to of course, DIYs. The aesthetic of the site is top notch and I love the visiting because I know I'll stumble upon something I'm inspired by. I am beyond excited about this partnership and am honored to work with such talented, passionate women. I hope to bring you some fun projects over there, starting with a fashion DIY.

Check out the full tutorial on this sequin shirt over here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I'm back again (twice in one week, can you believe it?) with a project over on Design for Mankind. This week's MakeKind post has a project that takes some time but has a worthwhile effect in the end. Head on over there to check it out.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I know it's been quiet around here, but it's because I've been busy creating! Today I'm thrilled to share a project over on Ampersand. It's a candle holder for all of these holiday festivities coming up.

Head on over there to check out the full tutorial!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I'm over on Design for Mankind today sharing the latest project for MakeKind! This week I've repurposed a coffee canister into the perfect item to help corral your favorite kitchen utensils.