See those desk organizer trays? Can you guess what they are made of? Hint: they can be found in the garden department of any home improvement store! Just a little paint and a gold paint pen around the rim makes them bright, colorful and perfect for corralling all your pretty office supplies! P.S. all these pretty desk supplies you see here with the exception of the scissors are available in the Kailo Chic shop!
#ad Give me all the pretty flowers! Did you know you can make felt flowers using the Cricut Maker from @MichaelsStores? I used mine along with a rotary blade Cricut accessory to cut all the pieces for these felt flowers. A little hot glue and a movie later, I had enough felt flowers to cover a throw pillow! Talk about a statement piece, right?! Did you know you can shop all Michaels tech online now and have it delivered or do curbside pickup? #MakeItWithMichaels
Did you know you can laser cut your own paper clips from acrylic? I used my Glowforge to laser cut these giant paper clips that actually work! I had the idea to make my own but wasn’t sure if they would turn out. But a little experimenting and I was able to create a whole slew of colorful planner accessory clips. I have them all listed in my shop in case you don’t have access to a laser cutter to make your own but need a little office or planner bling. And if you are interested in getting a glowforge, be sure to use my referral link for a discount up to $500. Glowforge.com/kailochic
Yet another talented crafter I just have to share with you. I’ve been following @maritzalisa for a few years and I am always impressed by her use of paper to create the most gorgeous items. Like this printable and foldable paper bud vase! She also creates fabulous diy jewelry as well as other colorful crafts over on her blog. Go check out her feed and tell me what your favorite project of hers is. I was torn between this bud vase and the gold rainbow place card holders!
Today I want to share about Amber from @damasklove and her new venture @yaydaypaper. I am pretty sure that Amber is the hardest working, most hustling, and most business savvy crafter out there. I’m constantly in awe of all that she accomplishes. Her latest creation, @yaydaypaper is pure genius! Monthly downloadable art. But it’s not just the art and concept. It’s how she turns simple downloads into projects like printed fabric zip pouches, and jewelry, and all the planner accessories. Things no one would ever think to make out of a printable pattern. Just the most crafty, snarky (one of my favorite qualities of hers), talented, and business minded gal out there in this colorful crafting community. I feel like most of you should already know her, but if you don’t, head to her accounts and give them a follow if you feel like you need more colorful crafty ideas in your life!
Today I want to share the talents of my friend Jessi (@ettavee). I am constantly in awe of her artistic talent use of color. This mural she painted in San Diego is stunning and made me want to book an entire trip out there just to see it in person. She collabs with so many brands to bring her vibrant colorful work onto all sort of products such as bedding, shoes, notebooks, and more. I am happy that I met her through Instagram and hope to one day be able to meet in person. If your looking for a new colorful account to follow, go check her out. A link to her online shop is also in my profile in case you need some more colorful goodies. 💕
I want to use this week to share a few of my favorite black women artists and crafters that I’ve met over the years through this Instagram community. First up is Tisa, @this.is.tisa She is a fellow crafty Austinite who makes the prettiest and most colorful round clipboards, office supplies, and these color changing tumblers. Head to the link in my profile to shop her Etsy shop for all the rainbow goodness!
I see you, I am listening and learning and honoring you. #blackouttuesday
In case you missed it, yesterday on the blog I shared the full before and after of my master bathroom refresh. Next week, I’ll share the before and after along with all the product sources. But I will say everything is available online, because I literally had all the things for this renovation shipped to my house during quarantine. 😂 Has anyone else tried tacking home projects while sheltering at home?