DIY Rhinestone + Leather Belt

DIY Rhinestone Belt
Wander and Hunt provided me with some of the supplies used in this post.

Yesterday, I rounded up some of my favorite midi skirts, which I have conjectured will be my summer-time uniform this year. I like to wear them a little high with a shirt tucked-in. Sometimes, this combo calls for a cute little belt to jazz things up a bit. I also have what one might call a boyish figure, so it doesn't hurt that a belt also accentuates the waist line. Wander and Hunt offered up some of their lovely supplies for a project, and somehow, I immediately knew that I wanted to slap some rhinestones on a belt for something glitzy but still understated. Read on for the how-to and lots more pics.


Summer Uniform: A-Line Midis

A-Line Midi Skirts

It seems like every Summer, I adopt some kind of "uniform" - a certain type of outfit that I find myself wearing constantly throughout the hot months. In some years, it's been strappy, loose fitting sundresses. In others, simple tanks and shorts. I know Spring has really only just arrived, but I feel pretty confident that I know what this year's uniform will be -- A-line midi skirts. I'm a short girl, so I never anticipated that this would be a length of skirt that I could pull off, but after trying out a few, I've found that the key is finding one that hits right below my knee cap and wearing it high with a blousey, tucked-in tank. I've rounded up some of my favorite A-line midis today, and tomorrow, I'm sharing a DIY accessory perfect for my new uniform.

What do you think? Do you like mid-length skirts?

Top to bottom, left to right: white full midi, yellow belted midi, yellow pleated midi, polka dot pleated midi, white cut-out midi, abstract midi, white shear midi, floral midi

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Cinco De Mayo Tablescape Inspiration

Cinco de Mayo / Piñata Party Inspiration

Later this month, we're dedicating an entire Craftcourse workshop to making piñatas because...well, piñatas are awesome and Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. To get folks jazzed up, we did a little inspiration shoot using a quartet of cacti piñatas that we made (which were totally inspired by the amazing cacti artwork Helen Dealtry did for Design*Sponge).

I'm sharing a little taste here, but hop over to Craftcourse Nashville for all the eye candy...including some of my best .gif handiwork to date!

Cinco de Mayo / Piñata Party Inspiration
Cinco de Mayo / Piñata Party Inspiration
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Try This: Spring Floral Coasters for OSBP

I'm sharing one of my favorite DIY projects in quite some time over on Oh So Beautiful Paper this week -- a set of coasters using scraps of wallpaper from my office. Seriously, you can't help but smile as soon as you lay your eyes on them, so hop over and give them a try.

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Seriously Considering...Wallpapered WC's

Lately, I've found boldly wallpapered bathrooms catching my eye like crazy! Big, bold prints seem to make these little rooms pop in a way that paint never could. Both of our bathrooms were in great shape when we moved in. I've made some minor updates, but I'm thinking that my downstairs bathroom might be a prime candidate for a little pattern. The room is decked out in great black and white tile, but there is a bit of wall showing that I think would look pretty phenomenal covered in a bold and bright floral motif.

Read on for more pics of beautifully-papered loos, and let me know if you think my little bathroom is a good candidate for some wallpaper.

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