CUTE NECKLACE STORAGE + ROCKSBOX!

i love wearing necklaces, but storing them is one of the many problems i face. after a long pinterest search came up dry, i got to brainstorming. i wanted something simple, but also really cheap and removable in a short time. enter: washi tape necklace storage. literally the most simple thing ever. 

DIRECTIONS for the diy

  1. rip off a piece of tape
  2. adhere necklace to wall (heavier pieces may require multiple pieces)

SUPPLIES for the diy

  • washi tape
  • necklaces (duh!!)

see?! it's actually insultingly easy. i love how the washi tape is easy to remove, so it won't take off any paint from your wall or leave a mark. it also looks super cute, and with all the styles of washi tape out there, you're sure to find one that fits your room!

while we're on the topic of jewelry, can we talk about rocksbox for a sec? when i first heard about rocksbox, i completely fell in love with the idea! i thought it was so cool to have different statement jewelry pieces sent to you each month. when they approached me and asked me if i'd try them out, i quickly said yes! see that gold tassel necklace on the bottom right? that's one of the three pieces i was was sent as part of my first boxes! if you're interested in receiving some gorgeous bling every month,  the generous folks at rocksbox created a cutstom code just for T+T readers! enter "thisandthatxoxo" at checkout for your first month of rocksbox free! it's the perfect chance to try out this necklace storage! let me know on instagram/email/blog comments if you try out rocksbox! i'd love to see the pieces you recive! happy organizing/jewelry wearing!

SIMPLE PENNANT FLAG WASHI TAPE DRINK STIRRERS

i'm all for simple DIYs that look like they took way more time than they actually did. i'm also all for cute sparkling cocktails. (ok, i'm not actually for cocktails, because, you know, i'm 18, but i'm all for mocktails!! lol) with the fourth of july quickly approaching, i thought i'd survey the craft room (which is a freaking mess, btw) for supplies to make some easy drink stirrers. i happened upon some festive washi tape, grabbed the scissors, and got to work. 

INSTRUCTIONS for the stirrers

  1. tear off a piece of tape from the roll, about three inches long
  2. place the stick in the middle
  3. fold the tape in half around the stick
  4. cut to create flag shape

    SUPPLIES for the stirrers

      • patriotic washi tape (i only used red and white)
      • scissors
      • craft sticks (or some other stick to use as the basis for the stirrer)
      strawberry passionfruit fizz | MEUS-41.jpg

      seriously - so simple! they're the perfect little addition to your fourth of july picnic or party and they let your guests sip their drinks in style. there are so many different types of washi tape, too - endless design possibilities. cheers! 

      p.s. - to snag this strawberry passionfruit fizz, head on over to the MEUS blog

      POMPOM GARLAND DIY FOR MEUS

      i'm super excited to announce that i am the new blogger for the lifestyle shop, MEUS! marichelle, the curator and owner, created MEUS a few years ago, and it had bloomed into something amazing. each and every product sold is selected to fit the MEUS brand, and they're all beautiful pieces. to kick off the launch of the new blog, i've created a little DIY that you can check out over on the MEUS blog

      DIY BEADED YARN PLANT HANGER

      last saturday was one of the few slow saturdays i've had this year. when my schedule seems to slow down, i jump on the chance to create. my most recent labor of love is this plant hanger, + i'm a little bit in love with it. it's so simple to make + it looks so gorgeous, i just had to share! 

      INSTRUCTIONS for the planter

      • cut 6 (or 12 if you're using two colors) strings per color of yarn at your desired lengths (i made mine about 2 feet)
      • take three strings in the same color, string on a few beads, tie a knot about three inches from the top, and braid the strands together, leaving some string unbraided. (you'll end up having four braided strands with about a half a foot of string left on the bottom.)
      • tie the tops and the bottom together, leaving the extra string hanging down from the bottom knot.

      SUPPLIES for the planter

      • yarn in two or four colors
      • wooden beads
      • scissors
      • tape
      beaded yarn hanger-3.jpg

      i loved the way the planted ended up looking, + i think the gray and cream strings make the green and terra cotta really stick out. i moved it around the house to see where it fit best, + ended up pinning it to the ceiling above a shelf in my bedroom. what about you? are you big on plants? my personal life motto is "the more plants the better" or something like that. :) enjoy your new plant hanger!

      SILK NECKTIE EGG DYEING

      right AFTER easter last year, i stumbled upon one of the most unique egg dyeing techniques i had ever seen, and totally wanted to try it out. but, easter was over. fast forward one year, i finally got to give it a go. 

      INSTRUCTIONS for the project

      • cut just the silk part out of your tie and wrap the outside in so that the most vibrant side touches the egg and secure it with a rubber band (try to get as much of the egg in contact with the fabric as possible)
      • wrap the egg again, this time in a piece of your cotton fabric
      • place it in the boiling water for about a half hour to ensure that the dye transfers well enough
      • remove, let cool, and your little guys are ready to go!

      SUPPLIES for the project

      • various 100% silk ties
      • scissors
      • eggs (white work the best)
      • cotton fabric
      • rubberbands
      • pot of boiling water
      silk egg dyeing-7.jpg

      they didn't turn out as well as i had hoped, but it's mainly because i didn't do a good enough job in trying to get all the egg in contact with the fabric. but for a first attempt, i think it ended up ok! what's the craziest egg diy you've ever seen? i wanna know, peeps! (easter pun intended :) happy good friday!