the perfect star garland

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Piper Jane wanted a sparkle party this year for her fourth birthday (well, actually, she wanted another sprinkle party… and then decided that a sparkle-party-with-lots-sprinkles would work instead). It’s such a fitting theme- that girl just exudes sparkles. So while I edit five hundred pictures, I thought I’d share the leather star garland how to. […]

DIY polka dot ‘confetti’ shirt

DIY polka dot pocket shirt

Coming up with Confetti Party favors for the girls was simple- twirly, sparkly confetti filled tutus. When I asked Burke what kind of polka dotted favor I could make him, he replied, “Are there confetti Legos?” Haha! This simple shirt with a polka dot pocket (and some bouncy balls!) was my non-Lego answer. To make […]

DIY metallic alphabet magnets

DIY metallic fridge magnets

Awhile back, I saw some fabulous gold fridge-magnet-esque letters on Pinterest (turns out, they are jewelry, but still). That same afternoon, I ordered a package of alphabet magnets. After making them copper with metallic spray paint, I am absolutely smitten. In fact, I smile each time I walk past my fridge and see them in […]

copper barn light ikea hack

copper barn light IKEA hack

I have this special talent for finding and falling in love with expensive things. I have a knack for it, really- if you need someone to come with you to a store to pinpoint the most expensive item (with price tags hidden, of course), I am your girl. Strangely, I haven’t found much use for […]

DIY swirled globe ornament

diy world globe christmas ornament

We are still full on in Christmas Craft mode around here. I know that people are usually all decorated and trimmed by now, but we just keep making things. Burke and Piper are loving making ornaments (for the first time). Bonus- since I could only find one box of Christmas decor, our tree can withstand […]

retro fabric christmas lights tutorial

how to make retro fabric christmas lights

I have such a treat for you guys today- one of our BFFs in blogland, Erin (of Lemon Tree Creations and Our Family Four) is here to share a fabulous Christmas project. They’re amazing- both these Retro Fabric Christmas Lights and Miss Erin herself. Check out the loveliness- Hello lovely kojodesign readers! ¬†I’m Erin from […]

kate spade diaper bag mini-tutorial

DIY baby bag- full of pockets and with a wipeable interior... the perfect diaper bag!

After Monday’s post (showing you the Kate Spade-esque diaper bag that I made for our sister-in-law), several of you asked for a tutorial. Here’s the thing. For pretty much every single bag I make, I follow the same approximate steps. They’re here. However, I did modify that tutorial a little to make this diaper bag […]

color palette keeper

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So I am totally getting ahead of myself by choosing color palettes for rooms in the new house that are (ahem) not quite ready for decor. And by ‘not quite ready,’ I mean, most of them don’t have flooring. Some don’t even have drywall. None have a single item of decor (there is a Serena […]

how to make confetti filled ‘sprinkle’ balloons

how to make confetti filled helium balloons

Guys, your response to the sprinkle party has been overwhelming- sprinkles resonate with you apparently. I get that- they resonate with me too. And, bonus, Piper Jane is totally famous on pinterest right now. I keep getting questions about how to make the confetti filled balloons. They were super easy (seriously, SUPER easy), so I […]

DIY doily pinwheels

DIY doily pinwheels

As I mentioned before, we are seriously lacking in craft supplies in my town. It can be frustrating, but one positive is that it forces me to get creative with my party decor and projects. Thankfully, I am finding that you truly can make something fantastic¬†with a few basic supplies. Restaurants here use doilies as […]