In my book, nothing beats handmade holiday decorations. Not only is it often more budget-friendly, but you can customize it to be any color and material you want. Over the years, we’ve shared so many holiday DIYs and craft tutorials here on the blog, so I wanted to round up some of my favorites. This list of 12 handmade decorations is only the tip of the iceberg — you can always find even more craft projects here!Continue reading “12 Handmade Holiday Decorations to Make Your Home Festive AF”
Tell me: do you decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving or after? It’s a question Joanna posed on her Instagram and I’m dying to know what you think here on the blog. This year, we’re sharing holiday posts early to help inspire you, no matter when you decorate. Like this oversized peace sign wreath! On it’s own, it’s a very cool way to decorate. But, with the help of some carefully chosen faux flowers, we made this store-brought wreath feel special and modern. Keep reading to learn how to upgrade this oversized peace sign wreath (it can work for any wreath, too!) — it’s perfect to hang outside your home now through the New Year!
p.s. Notice a new name?? Hello, my name is Melissa and I’m the new team member at Jojotastic. We’re still figuring out my official title, but for now, I’m working on a few different things behind-the-scenes. Stay tuned for more!Continue reading “Peace Sign Wreath with Faux Foliage DIY”
Are you ready for Halloween this week?? We’re still very much getting ready for it… better late than never. Which leads us to today’s DIY, this modern take on a traditional cork husk wreath! Sometimes you just need to revisit classic, easy techniques, but in a new way. We all know Joanna loves a dip dye moment (remember these dip-dyed pouches and this really cool take on stationery?). This fall, as we were brainstorming ideas for DIY projects for the holiday season, she suggested a new take on a classic fall wreath — this time with dip-dyed corn husks. Even if you haven’t started decorating yet, this corn husk wreath DIY is super-easy and fast — and can work for Thanksgiving, too!Continue reading “Dip-Dyed Corn Husk Wreath DIY”
It’s been a while since Joanna and I collaborated on a floral tutorial here on the blog, mostly because of how hectic her life has been this year! So when she shared with me the concept of sharing a hanging floral installation, I was 100% on board and so excited to execute it. Usually my day-to-day floral work involves artisanal bouquets for a subscription service (more on that here!), so stepping outside of the box is a treat.Continue reading “How to Make a Hanging Floral Installation with Dried Botanicals | DIY”
Personally, I feel like there is a lot of stigma around the idea of ‘potpourri.’ I am immediately reminded of dusty bowls of weird dried things that smell like really bad perfume. No, thank you. Recently, I stumbled upon the idea of a stovetop potpourri (thanks, Pinterest) and was intrigued. I love the idea of using fresh, natural ingredients from my pantry to make my home smell amazing. Plus, it’s yet another excuse to use our freshly renovated kitchen! I experimented a bit and came up with 3 go-to stovetop potpourri recipes that are perfect for fall and the holiday season — especially with the potential for houseguests.Continue reading “How to Make Stovetop Potpourri”
For the past month or so, I’ve had a really dry spot on my lips and it was driving me nuts! I started perusing stores for a lip scrub, thinking that it would help remove the dead skin and soften. Then I had an idea: it can’t be that hard to make… why not whip up a batch of my own?? So I did some research and discovered so many recipes for homemade lip scrubs. Seriously, SO MANY. I tried out a few and made adjustments based on what I had on hand and preferred. Here’s my DIY lip scrub concoction that’s worked really well — it’s just 3 ingredients!Continue reading “DIY Lip Scrub for Super Soft Lips”
The Fourth of July is behind us and summer is in full force — even here in Seattle! That means plenty of barbecuing, al fresco dinners, and evening spent drinking rosé on the back porch. Aka, total bliss. And, while the vitamin D and warm breezes are a definite perk, the buzzing mosquitoes are more than a minor annoyance. Rather than stocking up on the standard bug-repellant citronella candles, I wanted to make something a little more special. Enter: our essential oil-infused homemade mosquito repellent tabletop torches, crafted from pretty vintage glassware (for that extra-special touch!).Continue reading “Homemade Mosquito Repellent Tabletop Torches | DIY”