December 8, 2014

DIY 3D Geo Christmas Tree




Make your own 3D geo paper tree with the help of these fools in today's HGTV Handmade DIY video. For the template below, just save it to your computer, adjust the size to your preference, and print on card stock.




HoliDIYs



Greeting cards, place cards, holiday sweaters! The holiday season is in full swing and we all need those little festive touches that make our home feel extra warm and welcoming during this special time of year. To prepare for holiday parties and dinners you may be throwing or attending here are some DIY Woodland Forest Scene place cards to set out for your guests, or to bring along as a hostess gift. 


Need a little mood lighting to set the tone for the evening? Make some very simple yet lovely moss votives for your table or to give as a gift. 


Attending an Ugly Christmas Sweater party this year? Here is a fun and easy way to make your own. 


More holiDIYs coming up today and throughout the rest of the year! I hope you are enjoying this special time of year with the ones you love. 


November 10, 2014

Holi-DIYs: Fox Season's Greetings Card



This sweet little fox can either be a season's greetings card, the place cards at a Thanksgiving dinner, or framed in a kid's room. He is slightly concerned and adorable and can be made to any size you choose using my template below. See how to make your own in today's video on HGTV Handmade



Download the photo and save it to your computer. Open it up in photoshop and make it the size you want. Make sure that the card backing you create to accompany this fox face has equal measurements. The height of the card should be the same as the height between the tip of the fox nose to the top of the fox head, and the width should be the same as the 2 side points of the fox face. 

Holi-DIYs: Tassel Bag Charms & Necklaces



Tassels are a classic and chic way to bring a bag or even a doorknob or fan pull to the next level. When you use a sleek supply like vintage suede or faux leather to make them, tassels are elevated to look even, dare I say, sexy. Be it a bag charm, necklace, or placed atop a bottle of bubbly that you are bringing to a party, they also make a fabulous hostess gift. With the autumnal dinner party season in full swing and the holiday fast-approaching, these are just the thing we need to be making for ourselves, for hostess gifts, and to make things look a little sexier up in here. Check out how right here.

October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!




Have a super-creepy, scary, fun, and safe Halloween! If you need some last-minute ideas and inspiration for tonight, here you go.
















October 29, 2014

DIY Halloween: Lightning Strikes Costume


This week I had the pleasure of having one of my nearest and dearest old friends (and just all around favorite people) join me in an episode of HGTV Handmade. My sweet girl, Casey Wilson, is a special guest this week, where we show you how to make a Lightning Strikes Halloween costume. Will and I went as this last year, and it appears in the opening credits of Casey's hilarious and brilliant new show, Marry Me. Check out the video here, and watch Marry Me Tuesday nights at 9pm on NBC to laugh your tuckus off!

October 23, 2014

DIY Halloween: Glow-In-The-Dark Skeleton



A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of working with the incredibly rad dudes over at Matador for a DIY Halloween video with Visa that aired today on MACC. The final result is so much fun, and I will cherish the images of an illuminated Strudel Skeleton forevs. I really love my job.



Photography, video, and editing by Scott Sporleder
Major assistance from, and a HUGE thank you to, Will Cole. (For real)

October 20, 2014

DIY Halloween: Frightening Fascinator



Combine fashion and fear with this DIY Halloween Frightening Fascinator. Super simple and very customizable, use my template below or just eyeball that mug.





October 16, 2014

DIY E.T. Dog Costume



I have no words to describe the love I have for this week's DIY Halloween costume video, starring the incomparable, Gracie Strudel.

October 3, 2014

THIS/THAT/THESE




+ THESE are my top 5 favorite finds for early fall.

+ THIS could be a game-changer.

+ THAT book is my travel companion next week.

THESE rare vintage photos of Blondie are epic.

+ Map our your month with THIS.

+ I am counting down to the premiere of THIS.


I will be in L.A. again next week for a really fun and super-exciting (more details to come) HGTV shoot. Stay tuned to HGTV Handmade for the very first Halloween videos to start coming your way, and keep in touch via Instagram to see behind-the-scenes funsies.