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12.01.16

POM POM TREE SKIRT DIY

pom pom skirt DIY | designlovefest

finding a cute holiday tree skirt that is unique and doesn’t break the bank is a real challenge. that’s why we created this velvet tree skirt DIY that you can make on your own and use for years to come! we also have a DIY on the poms too so you can make that pretty little garland that’s hanging on our mantel!

pom pom skirt DIY | designlovefest
pom pom skirt DIY | designlovefest

we partnered with the SoCal Honda Dealers who understands that the holidays can be a stressful time and are hosting all sorts of fun events in southern california this holiday season to make things a little easier. like their annual Christmas tree lot buy out where they give away trees at four locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. you can follow along with them on facebook to find out when and where their #RandomActsofHelpfulness are happening!

now, let’s make it!

pom pom skirt DIY | designlovefest

what you’ll need:

• square piece of velvet or fabric of your choice
• 2 square pieces of fabric of your choice 1″ smaller than your first fabric (this is optional. We’re using velvet, so we need some extra weight to help the body of our skirt)
• yarn
• clover pom pom maker size medium
• fabric glue or thread and a sewing machine
• scissors
• saucer
• measuring tape
• chalk pencil

pom pom skirt DIY | designlovefest

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11.28.16

WREATH WORKSHOP 2016

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after last year’s beautiful wreath workshops, we decided to make it a holiday tradition with moon canyon. this year, we went in a totally new direction though…

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kristen transformed her studio into a fall wonderland for the students, with every single wreath ingredient you could think of. i love the warm colors, the textures, the feeeeeelings that the room gave me. we wanted to experiment this year and go for a light and bright wintery vibe, with unique wreath shapes and a step away from your average traditional wreath. kris created some amazing examples to inspire the students and then they had a few hours to snack, sip on mulled wine and get creative.

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urban palate created a gorgeous spread, with autumn bruschetta (with a beautiful pomegranate mouse!), a pumpkin trifle with spiced mascarpone, and probably the best truffle cheese i’ve ever had. the food was a real hit, i love working with them.

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kristen shares an office with hillary from bliss and mischief (one of my favorite clothing brands) and they sold some of their cute tee shirts, embroidered denim and the high waisted corduroy pants i’m wearing above at the workshop.

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and then we all got to just play. at first i was really intimidated to make one, but by the second class i got super into it! i’m happy i did, because now i have a cool wreath for my mantle. it was so fun walking around the classes and seeing the creations people came up with! i was so impressed with everyone.

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and they were easy to make!! we started with a few branches and connected them with wire. and then just kept adding on and attaching with more wire. some people went with a linear wreath and hung it up with a string, and others went for the circle.

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such a fun afternoon. thank you to everyone that attended, and moon canyon for being the best! and thank you ivan for capturing the day. here’s my finished product…

photos by: ivan solis

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06.06.16

COLORING POSTERS PT. 2

printable color posters | designlovefest

and we’re back with two more coloring posters! hope you enjoyed the first round here. this time we have “there are always flowers for those who want to see them” and “living the dream.” you know the drill, click below to download below and start coloring!

printable color posters | designlovefest
printable color posters | designlovefest
printable color posters | designlovefest

if you’re curious about the pencils we used to color them in, they’re called prismacolor and you can buy them here. they’re great because you don’t have to push down super hard to get consistent color!

printable color posters | designlovefest
printable color posters | designlovefest

let us know if you used any of the designs! we’d love to see them at #DLFcoloring

printable color posters | designlovefest

DOWNLOAD THE FLOWERS DESIGN HERE (1238)
DOWNLOAD THE LIVING THE DREAM DESIGN HERE (1268)

concept by: natalie shriver
design by: maddy nye
photos by: ivan solis

05.31.16

COLORING POSTERS PT. 1

printable coloring poster | designlovefest

our artist in residency natalie has been on the hunt for the perfect adult coloring book and when she came up empty handed on her search she decided we needed to create one. we worked with maddy nye on the designs and we love how they turned out. there are four total designs and today we’re showing the first two featuring the phrases “pursue magic” and “blissed out.” not only are they totally therapeutic to color but we also made them poster size so you can print it, color it and frame it!

printable coloring poster | designlovefest
printable coloring poster | designlovefest
printable coloring poster | designlovefest
printable coloring poster | designlovefest

and they’re completely free! just click the download button and print! because we wanted ours to be poster quality we took them to office depot and had them printed on a slightly heavier, matte paper. it’s really inexpensive (we printed 8 for $8!) and worth it if you’re considering making it a piece of art in your home as framed art can really add up.

printable coloring poster | designlovefest
printable coloring poster | designlovefest

we’re super stoked about these and would love if you shared your finished products with us. tag #dlfcoloring so we can see them! and we’ll be back next week with two more designs!

p.s. we used prismacolor pencils on these ones! 

printable coloring poster | designlovefest

DOWNLOAD PURSUE MAGIC DESIGN HERE (1101)
DOWNLOAD BLISSED OUT DESIGN HERE (1003)

concept by: natalie shriver
design by: maddy nye

05.18.16

PRESSED FLOWERS DIY

pressed flower DIY | alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

we have another gorgeous DIY project by alyssa hoppe that we are excited to share with ya. we talk a lot around here about how to make affordable art, and this is a perfect way…pressed flowers. let’s learn how!

pressed flower DIY | alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

With so many flowers in full bloom right now, I can’t help but gather stems while I am out walking. I love drying and pressing these flowers to frame or use for other fun projects but instead of continuing to fill up all my books in my house, I thought I would make a DIY flower press and share how to make it! Alyssa

pressed flower DIY | alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

• 2 pieces of wood
• 4 bolts, wing nuts, and washers (home depot)
• blank newsprint paper
• cardboard
• flowers for pressing

TOOLS:

• drill and drill bit
• scissors
• clamps

pressed flower DIY | alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

• Start by lining up your two pieces of wood and drill a hole on all four corners 1/2 inch in for the bolts.

• Slip your bolts in to make sure the whole is loose enough for the wood to slide up and down.

• Take your cardboard and newsprint and cut off the corners of each side so that there will be room for the bolts once inside the press.

• Layer the cardboard and newsprint together five sheets of newsprint to one sheet of cardboard. You can create as many layers as you want depending on how many flowers you want to press.

pressed flower DIY | alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

• Then place your flowers you want to press in between the layers of newsprint. 

• Once all of your flowers are placed, slip the stack of cardboard and newsprint between the wood and tighten the wing nuts. 

• Make sure to press firmly on the wood while tightening the bolts so that the flowers are really pressed. 

pressed flower DIY | alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
pressed flower DIY | alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

Let the flowers dry for ten days and then carefully pull the newsprint layers off to reveal your beautiful stems! Frame them for an affordable and beautiful piece of art in your home…

pressed flower DIY | alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

and don’t forget about this DIY dried floral room spray right here.

project by: alyssa leanne hoppe
photography by: nicole moser

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