DIY Pleated Midi Skirt

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Stitching Away

Hi friends! I’ve recently started sharing a few sewing tutorials over on the YouTube channel, and I thought I’d start to post them here on the blog as well. Several of you have expressed interest in learning how to sew or in getting back into making your own clothes, so I hope you find these videos helpful and inspiring! Today’s project? A pleated midi skirt! This particular skirt was inspired by one I saw at Club Monaco a while back, and I love how it turned out. There is no pattern required, and it would be a great beginning project.

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DIY Recycled Gift Wrap (Video!)

Wrapping Paper Tutorial using a Whole Foods BagChristmas is coming oh-so quickly, and today I’m excited to share a fun DIY gift wrap tutorial with you! I recently became aware that most gift wrap is not recyclable, and I wanted to come up with a beautiful way to present gifts that can still be recycled. I came up with this super cute gold polka dotted paper, and it’s so easy to make! All you need is an old grocery bag (I used Whole Foods which is a great size,) and a metallic gold paint pen. You can really customize this paper to be your own unique style, and I love that it’s made from a recycled material and can be recycled again– plus it’s just so pretty!

Grab your crafting supplies and Christmas gifts, and let’s get wrapping!

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Les Fleurs

cotton and steel rayon fabric

When I found out last year that Rifle Paper Co. was releasing a fabric line in collaboration with Cotton & Steel, I was over the moon excited. Sewing is one of my favorite hobbies, and you all know my love for Rifle Paper Co. runs deep. The collection, Les Fleurs, released this summer, and I ordered a couple of fabrics as soon as I got the email. My first project was this little dress!

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DIY Coconut Rose Lip Scrub

rosewater lip scrub

I love mixing up natural skincare products using amazing ingredients. It’s kind of like my grown-up version of a really fun science experiment. Summer often leaves me with pretty dry lips, so when I found myself mixing up a quick lip scrub, I thought I would share my recipe with you guys! I’ve tried Lush’s popular lip scrub, and honestly, I prefer to make my own. Using the basic base of coconut oil and sugar, you can add any of your favorite scents and customize the recipe to suit you. Rosewater is a favorite for me, so that’s what I’ve mixed up here, and I think it complements the light fragrance of the coconut oil nicely.

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