I think we can all agree that moon phases continue to be all the rage. Not wanting to pass up on this bohemian trend, I brought moon symbols into my home with a lunar wind chime – keep reading to see how!
Iconic mid-century designer Alexander Calder’s background in engineering and mathematics inspired him to make art that was three-dimensional and kinetic. But you don’t need a degree to make your own DIY Calder mobile! It just takes a little imagination and a lot of balance. In this project, you’ll learn how basic shapes can come together to create a spinning, swaying, stunning work of art for any room. For less than $10.00, you'll have your own version of this sculpture, inspired by the great Alexander Calder. Continue Reading
As nursery trends change, the traditional pinks and blues are slowly being pushed out in favor of current, updated looks. Parents are experimenting more and more with bolder hues, playful patterns, or simply less of it all. It's easy to see why the minimal nursery look is gaining in popularity. There are fewer elements to worry about, there aren't any color-related gender-indicators (which makes styling ahead of time a breeze), and the color palette is almost non-existent. Continue Reading
Cloud-shaped decor has been a quietly growing trend for the past few years and, considering how easy (and adorable) most of these projects are, it’s no wonder! Check out some of our favorite DIY cloud ideas below!
Add a little bling to your decor with this fun and easy mobile you can make yourself!
I love this (much simpler) take on Finish Himmeli ornaments and mobiles. Of course, if you want to get super fancy and intricate, go for it! For this easy diamond version, though, check out Sugar and Cloth.
I’ve professed my love of mobiles many a time, so when I see a particularly awesome one, I can’t help sharing it!
This version from Ruffled is right up my alley, what with its geometric goodness and black/gold/wood palette. It’s also pretty easy to make (it mostly involves using a craft knife and a ruler). Check out how to make your own right here!
As 2012 rolls to a close, we’re paying tribute to a year full of awesome DIY ideas with roundups of our most-loved projects and posts! First up, our ten favorite art and art-inspired decor projects. Enjoy!
I looooooove mobiles. Love ’em. I love the energy they bring into a space, the visual interest, and the fact that they’re not too terribly difficult to make yourself. And this DIY paper version? Easy peasy!
I mean, heck, the kids at PaperRunway even provide a downloadable template, not to mention detailed instructions for turning colorful paper into a kinetic masterpiece! Check out the full tutorial right here.