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A Modern Wreath for Your Home

December 8, 2015

Modern-Wreath

I like my holiday decorations to have a little something different going on. It’s fun and adds a bit of whimsy to the season (and who doesn’t want that?). For our wreath, I wanted to do something with natural elements, but that would have similar colours and textures as our tree (mostly woods, metallics, and blues).

To make this, I hot glued fir branches onto an embroidery hoop. Next, I tied string to the top for hanging, and added a hanging ornament at the bottom. Next, I painted wooden balls and also left some natural. Once I’d decided on the arrangement I liked for the circles, I hot glued them all onto the ring, and to each other.

Et voila! It was a pretty easy project, and endlessly customizable. Have a go at it! And tag #kitandforage if you take any Instagrams! I’d love to see what you come up with.

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Valentine’s Day Bouquet Wrapping

February 12, 2015

Happy Friday Eve, friends! I thought it would be fun to offer up a few downloads to go along with the bouquet from the other day. If you’re thinking of sending a few bouquets to your favourites, print off one of these pages and wrap up your blooms in style!

Download the sheets here! And if you’re into hand lettering, check out my Etsy shop for more :)

Do you have any fun plans for Valentine’s Day? I think Will and I will make pancakes and see a movie!

Have a good one, lovelies.

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Florals For: Palentine’s Day!

February 10, 2015

Well, hello there stranger! I know it’s been about a million years since I updated this space. With work and freelance projects, it’s been tough to find time to blog (and you know, have a home and social life). But I am determined to get back to blogging, and to create content that I hope you appreciate, and that I know I love making. 
To get back in the swing of things, I put together a quick DIY that you can do to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But really, is there ever a bad time to send your buddies flowers? Nope, there isn’t. So put together an arrangement, or pick up a pre-made one up at the market, and go to town. 
Wrap up your arrangement with some pretty paper, and you’ll have a great pick-me-up to send to your best friends. 
If you want to do a twist on the standard arrangement, pick up some patterned bags and pop the flowers inside. Put a vessel inside so the bouquet stays upright and well-hydrated! These bags were from the Oh Joy! collection at Target. They’re sold out now, but a gift bag with the handles cut off would work too.
Drop the blooms off on a friend’s doorstep! Now go ahead, make somebody’s day :)
There you go! A quick and simple way to show your favourite people just how much you care. 
Check back tomorrow for some printable downloads to go with your arrangement!

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Ikea Midcentury Sofa Hack

December 11, 2014

Hello, friends! I hope your week has been going well and that you’re enjoying some of the holiday spirit that’s floating around. Things have been pretty crazy around here lately, but I’ve got some time off for Christmas and I’m really looking forward to a bit of a break. 
In the meantime, I wanted to share a bit of apartment progress! I’ve lusted after these sofas for a while, but I knew I needed to come up with a more budget-friendly option. Cue the Ikea hacks! 
I bought this sofa a few years ago, and originally got it with the floral cover. I loved it for a while, but knew I wanted a change.

I went back and forth over which cover to replace my floral one with. Eventually I settled on the Isunda grey. I thought it had a nice, mid century feel, and I LOVE the texture. The great thing about the Karlstad covers, is that they’re really not covers at all. You take the whole sofa apart and replace each piece’s fabric. As you can see from the pictures, it looks completely reupholstered. 

The legs came from this Etsy shop, and they are fabulous. They come untreated and I stained them myself.

Overall, I’m so happy with how this hack turned out. It’s a great way to get some mid century style on a budget.

What’s your favourite Ikea hack? Have you had success with one before?

I’d love to hear!

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DIY: Hanging Planter

June 11, 2014

Hello, friends! I hope you’ve been having a lovely week so far. Things have been happily full over here – lots of work being done on the Prenta summer collection, which is very exciting! I’ve also been starting to take on freelance projects again. I took a bit of a break while I was settling in to my new job and apartment, but now things are rolling again, and it feels great. 
Part of getting settled into the new apartment has been DIYing up a storm. One project that I’ve been set on making for a while is a hanging planter. We have really high ceilings in here (I know, huge problem;) so I wanted to add some visual interest in the height department. I’d been seeing a few of these macrame style hangings, so I thought I’d give it a go! Turns out, this simple version is super easy. I made it one night while Will and I were watching Game of Thrones (does anyone else need to multitask while watching that show? Way too intense to focus 100% on!). I also had some copper pipe lying around from another project, so I made a few beads and strung them on there as well. There’s really no limit to the ways you can shake this project up. 

To whip this up, you’re going to need copper pipe, a pipe cutter, yarn, a ruler, and a pencil for making your mark. I bought the copper pipe at Home Depot for about $12. 
I followed Alison’s instructions for this, so be sure to check out her pretty version as well!
You can go as crazy with the embellishments as you’d like, but I’m obsessed with copper and I’m sticking to it.

 Hang your new planter and enjoy!

Do you make many DIYs for you home? Do you think you’ll give this planter a try?

I’d love to see a picture if you do!

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Florals For: House Guests

April 30, 2014

Hello lovelies! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Florals For post, but they’re always my favourite so last week I took a trip to the market and stocked up on blooms. I had family staying at my apartment on the weekend so it was perfect timing. It was my first time having guests stay in the new place, and I wanted the apartment to feel cozy and special. 

It’s always so welcoming to arrive somewhere and feel a bit special. When Will and I were travelling, many of our AirBnb hosts did this and it was a great introduction.

I picked up peonies, eucalyptus, and baby’s breath from the market. A little hint for those of us who like having flowers around: keep blooms on hand that are dried and look pretty on their own. I have lavender and craspedia in vases in my apartment since they are already dried and still look great. You can add them to arrangements for a little extra touch.

Little touches like a bowl of your best tea (we bought this flavour in Stockholm) and a glass of water make the room a little homey.

Do you enjoy having people come and stay at your place? This is our first apartment that can really accommodate guests (although it’s a bit squishy!) so it was exciting to be able to entertain. I love visiting and having people over – adding the little touches is just the cherry on top.

What are your best hosting tips? I’d love to hear!