Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this year, instead of obsessing over cupid’s arrow, I’m making a special treat for my girlfriends to enjoy. Both Joanna and I have been focusing on taking better care of ourselves, essentially taking time to indulge in all-important self-care. So why not treat your best friend to the gift of self-care for Valentine’s Day? We whipped up a batch of bath salts filled with dried flowers and packaged them in easy dip dyed canvas bags for the perfect heart-felt gift.
Confession: my desk is almost always in a state of complete chaos. From brightly colored washi tape rolling around and little every-day items like earphones and face mist (a true desk essential), I really needed something to corral my odds and ends. When I saw this dark green leather, I knew just what to do! A leather catchall is timeless and this version is super easy. All you need is one piece of leather and a few things from the toolbox.
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Dear 2016, we’ve had enough of your nonsense. Around the studio, we are majorly looking forward to a new year, for lots of reasons. To me, New Year’s Eve is all about looking forward and planning for new things to come… not to mention dressing up in sparkly outfits and toasting champagne! This year I plan to welcome 2017 with a little soiree, surrounded by a few close friends. So to decorate, I chain stitched ‘cheers’ in four different languages onto a set of cloth cocktail napkins for a sophisticated DIY.
I need to interrupt our regularly scheduled gift guides and DIY posts because interior-designer-turned-my-BFF Jessica McCarthy (remember how she made over my living room and dining room via Decorist??) has seriously blown my damn mind. A few days ago, she texted me a photo of her mid-century modern gingerbread house and I begged her to send instructions so I could share with you guys!
I’m not exactly the world’s best crafter… if anything, Gwen is the craftiest one here at Jojotastic HQ. She’s the expert when it comes to all the essentials that a crafter would want. I curated this gift guide with her in mind!
While I absolutely love styling a table with flowers, sometimes I can’t make it to the flower market. Or I find that I want to have a centerpiece for a few days, rather than just one evening for a dinner party. I usually decide to forgo the flowers and instead create a centerpiece that showcases the warm glow of pillar candles and tealights. Recently I put together this centerpiece and added a few more special touches: moss, crystals, and one amazing, oversized geode. The result is pure twinkly magic.
Last year around this time we did DIY-ed cinnamon stick himmeli to make natural decorations inspired by traditional Finnish ornaments. This year we’re taking things up a notch and making a full garland of them! Perfect for hanging above the mantel or on your front door, this project uses a few things that might already be hiding in your pantry to invite festivities and natural elements into your space.