Posts Tagged ‘decor’

The Fabric Florist

March 24, 2010

I recently got word from Australia that my last indoor potted plant died. It was a beautiful bunch of curly grass and it apparently went brown slowly over the last few weeks. Before that was a cactus that went squishy and a bonsai tree stuck in perpetual Autumn.

I love the life potted plants bring to a room but I can’t seem to keep them alive. There are some silk flowers out there that are reasonably believable although well out of my price range for a touch of life here and there in the apartment.

Here is another solution from Jane Joss, the Fabric Florist!

Sweet Potted Fabric Plants by Jane Joss

Sweet Potted Fabric Plants by Jane Joss

These beautiful little plants come in these little pots, or longer springs of leaves in vases. I love that she uses bright colorful fabrics in her leaves. They would be fun to switch out to match the seasons. What a great alternative for plant killers like me! Check out her fabric florals in her Etsy store.

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How To (Party Poofs)

March 11, 2010

Here is a super easy party decoration that can also be used in beautiful baby room decor.

All you’ll need is:

  • 8 sheets of tissue paper
  • scissors
  • pipe cleaner or wire

To start, accordian fold your stack of 8 sheets of tissue paper together. Around the center of the stack of folded paper twist the pipe cleaner or wire.
St. Patricks Day Planning

Cut the ends of the stack to either a rounded end or a point.

St. Patricks Day Planning

Start to pull out individual sheets of the tissue paper towards the center fluffing them out.

St. Patricks Day Planning

Fluff and round the ball as you go. I hung mine with thread from the metal twist in the center of the ball.

St. Patricks Day Planning

Ta Da! Check out all of the St. Patrick’s Day party ideas in my “How-To” section. Menu ideas, decorations and drinks!

Vinyl Wall Art

November 16, 2009

Vinyl wall stickers are EVERYWHERE, and I’m not sure how I feel about them yet. I really love graphic images and I think they can be a really beautiful accent on a wall, but I also think they can very easily go wrong. There are so many of them out there to choose from and they’re an inexpensive option of filling a big empty wall.  And make sure it is a big wall!

Art like this needs a lot of space. If you have a space big enough to have a wall with minimal furniture pressed up against it, then you can probably pull off one of these. (that’s certainly not this apartment!) Even if you have a lot of space, some of the wall art I’ve seen is still too big and overwhelming…and some of it’s just tacky. But here are a few from etsy shops that I like from excellent etsy sellers…even If my apartment can’t handle it!

Birds on a Wire

Birds on Powerline by Walldecors

This vinyl wall sticker, Birds on a Powerline by Walldecors is a very pretty and delicate cut. It would look lovely above a couch even if you dont have an entirely bare wall. Although I think it’s important that the wire has definite places to land or it might look awkward!

Dog Pissing by Pop Wall

Dog Pissing by Pop Wall

This one is just quirky…and I love dogs! It’s not exactly appropriate for general living space, but I’d stick this in my craft room for sure! You can pick this up at Pop Wall‘s Etsy store. Whats great about this company is that they can custom design a decal for your room off choice. Just sent them a photo of the wall or space you would like to fill and they design a piece that flows with the room and space!

Fancy Birds

Fancy Birds by SixUnderATree

These birds are just bright and beautiful. They’re small enough that you could group them or scatter them around a room. I could see them in a little girl’s room or a kitchen. Bright and simple! SixUnderATree as lots of cute decals available in their etsy store.