Saturday, December 20, 2014

DIY Anthropologie Inspired Monogram Confetti Yarn Ornaments

In 2013 while I was visiting family in the States I got to check out Anthro's latest ornament assortment for the Holidays. Every time I go in Anthro there are dozens of adorable single-letter monogram goodies to get me excited! ...Sadly, 99% of the time I never like the color combo of the letters I want for myself! When I saw the confetti dotted yarn ornaments (below) I loved the concept but wasn't willing to pay $8 for essentially 20ft of yarn. I knew this was one Anthro item I could DIY myself with pleasing results.

The best thing about DIY-ing something is the ability to make it any size or colour you like!

To DIY my own confetti yarn monogram ornaments I used:
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • clear tacky craft glue
  • cardboard
  • pencil
  • assorted mini felt poms and/or plastic jewels
  • plastic yarn needle

  1. Draw desired letter on cardboard
  2. cut out letter
  3. wrap yarn around cardboard
  4. to cover exposed left-over areas use shorter pieces of yarn and the needle
  5. glue poms or plastic rhinestones to front of letter
  6. let dry according to instructions on your glue bottle
  7. voila! done!

The final cost for 2 letters was about $2

What letters and colour combos are you planning to make? 
These would also look cute as gift toppers or to take to a dirty santa exchange don't you think?!

With Love, Rachel

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dress Your Tech: 3 FREE gold shimmer quote wallpapers!

You may have noticed I changed the Glitter&Bow blog design around a bit... I simplified the colour palette a bit and added more gold shimmer! In celebration of this upgrade I've created some matching FREE tech wallpapers for you! 
The gold shimmer elements on this blog (and these tech wallpapers) were created in part with ItGirlDigital clip art. If you're planning a blog makeover or just want to create some #boss-b*tch graphics for greeting cards, social media cover photos, business cards or anything else, definitely check out Ines's selection! Gorgeous quality digital clip art at even more gorgeous prices. All the gold graphics I purchased from her were PicMonkey friendly too, so you can easily crop, re-size and layer to make whatever you desire.
FREE tech wallpaper #BOSS from Glitter&Bow blog

FREE tech wallpaper 'Vibes' from Glitter&Bow blog

FREE tech wallpaper 'More Issues Than Vogue" from Glitter&Bow blog

What do you think of the blog re-design? Which wallpaper is your favourite? 
Leave me your thoughts in the comment section!
With Love, Rachel

Thursday, December 18, 2014

6 DIY Pom Pom Holiday Crafts

Don't ask me why, but pom poms are strangely therapeutic to make! You can whip out a dozen of them while watching the latest episode of your favourite TV show and pretty much create anything you want. So grab yourself a sharp pair of scissors and let's get started!

The small poms are perfect for topping gifts, festive napkin holders, key rings, necklaces, cocktail style rings and earrings.

The medium poms are adorable as shoe clips and garlands.

The large pom is just the right size for sprucing up a knit beanie.

Use all three pom sizes to make jumbo ornaments.

Okay... that was more than 6 pom pom craft ideas -- but you get the point -- the possibilities are endless! What would you decorate with poms? I'd love to hear about your crafting adventures below in the comments section!
With Love, Rachel