It’s hard to find a fitting centerpiece for Easter brunch. Spring colors, an informal menu and daytime activities demand something casual, but the holiday still requires something special.
We love how this Easter centerpiece with our Wire Bag Basket encompasses the festivity of Easter without feeling too formal. Read on to see how the talented Kiana Underwood of Tulipina created this beautiful arrangement to get inspired for your Easter table.
Photography by Angie Cao
Place the clear vase in the middle of the basket to hold your flowers. Surround the vase with enough eggs so that the vase is no longer visible.
Add a layer of geranium leaves on top of the eggs.
Fill the vase with as many sweet peas as you like, until the arrangement looks full.
That’s it! Easy, affordable and original.
In need of egg dying inspiration? Look no further. We’re loving this DIY from Ashley Pepitone of Camp Makery, who was inspired by the colors, patterns and textures of our latest spring collections. Take a look at her innovative egg designs and learn how to make them, below!
Pepitone worked with several different color palettes, all inspired by Pottery Barn collections. This blue and white scheme calls out to our beautiful Indigo Collection. Pepitone simply used a set of Sharpies to hand draw patterns onto each egg.
“I love using Sharpies for these projects,” she says. “They come in so many colors, and they won’t get on your hands. You can put the egg down and come back to it without worrying about it smearing.” Pepitone suggests choosing an inspiring pattern that isn’t too geometric for these eggs. “Looser patterns mean you won’t be able to tell where you started or stopped,” she says. The pattern above comes from our latest Easter collection.
Pepitone used several natural dyes to color these beautiful eggs, just like her grandmother taught her. The tan eggs were dyed by boiling them with several black tea bags, and the terra-cotta hued eggs got their color by boiling with the skins from 5 yellow onions. “You can let the eggs soak for as long as you want to get a darker color,” adds Pepitone.
Each egg has its own pattern or monogram — Pepitone used stickers on the eggs and put the eggs in a nylon stocking tied at the top to hold the stickers in place during the dying process.
Pepitone simply glued small pieces of faux moss to a green Sharpie outline to create eggs with raised moss accents or monograms.
“I love the monogrammed eggs because I think they’d make great place markers,” says Pepitone. “You could use faux eggs that you can use year after year, or allow guests to take them home.”
Whether you like to dress in green from head to lime polished toes, or prefer a more subtle approach to St. Patrick’s Day, we still believe that you should bring a little luck to your life with festive St. Patrick’s Day decor. Decorate your home with a dash of green to get into the holiday spirit (and avoid getting pinched, too).
We fell in love with these simple, playful decorations from Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY. Clever cutting techniques gives these standard party materials a St. Patrick’s Day twist. Take a look at how she did it, below!
Lanza used honeycomb balls from her local party store to create these shamrock-shaped hanging decorations. Take a look at how she did it (plus, download a free template to help) here.
All you need are streamers, scissors and a steady hand to make these cute little clover garlands. Simply fold the streamers, trace a shamrock onto one side, and carefully cut all but two sides. Check out the full DIY instructions here, at Studio DIY.
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For the launch party of our new wedding blog, Have & Hold, we worked with our Brand Packaging Department (who develop all of our amazing gift wrap) to create special gift bags for guests at the event. We were pleasantly surprised at how simple they were to put together, and how beautiful they turned out.
The idea behind these beautiful bags can be adjusted to suit any style or color palette. Take a look at how we put together these easy, customized gift bags below and get inspired to create your own personalized gift wrap at home!
Here’s how the final result turned out. We filled these bags with white and gold tissue and a few special Pottery Barn goodies for our event.
Here’s what you’ll need to create a similar look:
1. Paper gift bags in the color of your choice (we recommend using a lighter colored paper).
2. A stamp pad and stamp.
3. 2 pieces of poster board. One piece should be cut to size to fit inside your gift bag. The other piece should be cut in a grid to size to fit on top of your gift bag. You’ll use this top piece to make sure your stamped design is even and consistent on all your bags.
4. Gift tags and twine (optional).
Step 1: Place the solid piece of posterboard inside your gift bag. This will provide an even working surface to help you get the best stamped design possible. Place the grid on the top of your bag, as shown.
Step 2: Ink up your stamp. We recommend doing a few practice rounds on a piece of scratch paper, just to play it safe.
PS: We had this stamp custom made in the same design as our new Rayna Paisley print. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Step 3: Once you feel good about your stamping skills, it’s time to start your first bag. Carefully stamp your pattern into each hole that you’ve cut out on your grid. Notice, like this grid, that you may be stamping half of your pattern in some spots. That’s okay! It’s more important that the design and spacing stays consistent.
Step 4: Repeat on as many bags as you’d like. (We hand stamped over 200!) If you have gift tags, tie them on with twine in a contrasting color.
Valentine’s Day is a playful holiday by nature. With a color palette of pink and red and a theme that revolves around kisses and candy, how could it not? We love how Valentine’s Day encourage us to have a little more fun.
These two adorable DIYs from the Shop Sweet Lulu Blog certainly embody this vibe. Try your hand at one of these easy Valentine’s Day DIYs to bring a little love into your life this February.
Photography: Stevie Pattyn for Shop Sweet Lulu
Make Mini Valentine Balloon Lollies for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. All you need are a couple heart shaped balloons, balloon sticks and some basic craft supplies (streamers, ribbons or any other type of fun flair).
Put it all together for a festive trinket that will make your sweetheart’s Valentine’s Day even more special.
This Candy Ring Tutorial is the perfect DIY for jewelry lovers with a sweet tooth. Stock up on some red, pink and white candy of your choice (if you haven’t already) — we recommend the rock candy for this particular DIY.
Ring blanks and a hot glue gun are all you need to create these sweet looking baubles for the most lovey dovey day of the year. Keep in mind that they’re not edible — so you may want to keep some extra candy on hand for when that sugar craving kicks in.
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Today’s wreaths are quite different from the faux-flocked pine and candy red foil of the past. Now, our Christmas wreaths and garlands celebrate nature with seasonal foliage and flowers that could have easily been gathered from our own backyards.
Claire of Fellow Fellow designed this wreath out of foliage and berries found at her local flower market, a basic wreath ring and green florist wire. With just a little bit of effort, she turned a few plant cuttings into a beautiful, handmade holiday decoration for her front door.
Take note — look for sturdy plants, sticks and berries when hunting for winter foliage for your wreath. Fragile leaves and flowers are more difficult to work with, and won’t last as long. Choose plants with plenty of greenery to help fill in any empty spots or gaps showing florist wire.
Jump on over to Fellow Fellow to get the full step-by-step instructions on Claire’s DIY Wreath.
Tell us: Will you be making any of your own home holiday décor this year?
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