This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.
Prepare yourself because, if you don’t know about Plasti Dip, you’re about to have your mind blown! It’s truly one of my favorite easy DIY materials to use for so many reasons. Basically, Plasti Dip is a rubber coating that air-dries onto pretty much any surface. Since 1972, people have been using it to make handles grippier, but it’s also an incredibly versatile DIY material. Case in point, I used two different types of Plasti Dip to customize these shower bottles for our home! If you’re like us and trying to remove ‘visual noise’ like labels and stickers, definitely keep reading and try this super-easy craft project.
It seems like tie dye is the official look of quarantine, am I right?? Everywhere you look, people are dyeing their white clothes – and I love it! In case you want to jump on this bandwagon but don’t want to do traditional tie dye, I rounded up some of our best DIY fabric dye projects to get you started. We’ve shared quite a few over the years, probably because of my background as a textile designer! They are all so good and shockingly easy to do. Let me know if you try any of them this weekend!
So, um… how many houseplants have you bought since we’ve all been quarantined?? I’m betting a lot since plants literally make us happy and it so easy to buy them online. Personally, I’ve been working on propagating our existing collection of houseplants, but with a few key additions. With this has also come the need to repot houseplants because it’s been a while since I did that, too! I totally waited too long in some instances (sorry, snake plant!). Oops… If you’re like me and need to do this essential plant owner chore, here are some tips to help you!
A quick note: It’s been challenging to balance sharing posts about coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and also posts that inspire you to try new things. We concepted, photographed, and wrote this post before the outbreak, but decided to share it today in order to help take your mind off things. I always want this blog to be a source of inspiration and information, so I really appreciate you continuing to follow and support Jojotastic during these uncertain times. — Joanna
One of my favorite things about working with Joanna on these floral DIYs is all the crazy ideas she comes up with. A few examples include the peonies overflowing from the window of a vintage BMW and the floral installation we hung from the light fixture in her dining room — both of which took tons of creative vision on her part and were easily two of my favorite floral projects ever. When Joanna shared her idea of a flower arrangement made entirely of spring vegetables, I was pretttty skeptical. I went for it anyways and it was so much fun… and also a creative and practical challenge that I enjoyed tackling. After a bit of trial and error, we were both really pleased with the results!
When I asked on Instagram what type of content I can share that will help to either distract or inspire you during the COVID-19 pandemic, one resounding suggestion was to share more DIYs! I have new ones in the works that use pantry and household goods, but for now I wanted to re-share some of the best projects we’ve shared in the past here on the blog. There are SO many and a few are kid-friendly, too. I realize that it might not be the easiest thing to find all of the materials to complete this projects. I did my best to round up our simplest DIY projects, but if you need help finding a substitute item for one, leave a comment on the post and I’ll do my best to suggest something else!
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your house? I love any excuse to celebrate, but my floral business usually consumes most of February 14th, so this year we’re planning a cozy evening in. I’m breaking out my Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking cookbook and I’ve already bought a lovely bottle of Italian wine that we’re really looking forward to.
I’ve shared a few Valentine’s Day-inspired tutorials in the past, including these pretty bouquets perfect for giving your bestie and this centerpiece to adorn a table for two. So this year, Joanna and I wanted to change things up and try a modern flower arrangement that felt more like an installation. The result is dramatic and unexpected — but still easy to recreate yourself. Here’s how!
When it comes to sharing DIY posts, we’re often asked to share crafts that are kid-friendly, but still with our usually creativity and style. Immediately, we thought of making traditional birdseed ornaments. But it wouldn’t be a Jojotastic DIY without putting a twist on them… and in typical fashion, I couldn’t stop with just one idea — I had to give you three! When it comes to DIY tutorials, I’m a big fan of anything that is multi-purpose and eco-friendly — and these birdseed ornaments hit ALL the right notes.