DIY Easter Mini Cards

DIY Easter Mini Card

DIY Easter Mini Card

The mini cards strike again! It’s so fun to put out a new mini card design every so often, and I thought Easter would be a perfect opportunity for another little freebie. And this download is new and improved because there’s a fancy schmancy envelope liner that goes with it! It’ll just take you a few minutes to download, print, and get it into your Easter basket.

Materials

Make Time: 10 Minutes

Download and print the mini card file.

DIY Easter Mini Card

Cut all three pieces (card, envelope, and liner) along the outer edges.

DIY Easter Mini Card

Add double-stick tape to the back of the envelope liner. Apply the liner to the envelope, lining the bottom edges up evenly.

DIY Easter Mini Card

Score and fold the card and the envelope. To make the envelope, fold in either side first, securing with a tiny piece of double-stick tape. Then fold the bottom up and secure with tape as well.

DIY Easter Mini Card

The bunny on the envelope liner is actually from The Noun Project — do you know bout that site? There are bunches of images that are available for use; some are paid and lots are free. You can download them and integrate them into your own designs. This little bunny was created by Theresa Stoodley!

Print one out for each of your pals and spread around the Easter wishes. Bunnies be hoppin’, y’all. xoxo

DIY Easter Mini Card

DIY Easter Mini Card

DIY Easter Mini Card

DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Hey hey, Monday lovers! Hope you had a beautiful weekend!

I have a special little golden something-or-other for you today. I felt like Veruca Salt making these gold eggs and I wanted a million of them. You can pop over and see the full tutorial right here, and make some of these gilded beauts for your own Easter basket.

Have a great week! xoxo

DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Desktop Designers // Melissa Esplin

Disney Desktop Wallpaper by Melissa Esplin

It’s back! Eeeee wheeeeeeee I’m so excited it’s back! After a bit of a hiatus, our Desktop Designers series is back (much to your computer’s enjoyment). I’m so excited to be working with another round of beautiful, creative people. And this time around, there’s a special twist — each week we’ll have a new desktop wallpaper design for you to download, which will feature the calligraphy or hand lettering of a new artist! Gahhhhh I’m so excited.

I’ve been so inspired by quotes lately, so when the idea came to feature a new artist with a new quote for each installment of the series, I was pretty pumped. And the artists and calligraphers who are working on the series are beyond my wildest expectations. This week, I’m so stoked to kick it off with the incredible Melissa Esplin! Melissa blogs at I Still Love You and is one of the most creative gals I can think of. She brought to life one of my favorite Walt Disney quotes:

Disney Desktop Wallpaper by Melissa Esplin

Isn’t that just the coolest? I literally have no idea how she did that. It totally makes me want to take her calligraphy workshop, I Still Love Calligraphy, where she teaches her students all about how to master their own style. Knowing Melissa, I can only imagine how fun and inspiring it would be. This girl has creativity coming out of her ears.

When she’s not working, she’s sewing her own wardrobe, eating an insane amount of gummy bears and cuddling her (ridiculously cute) kiddos. Read on for a few more fun facts about Melissa!

Disney Desktop Wallpaper by Melissa Esplin

Disney Desktop Wallpaper by Melissa EsplinSo get it while it’s hot, y’all! Download the desktop wallpaper below and put it up on your computer for a little extra inspiration. Big thanks to Melissa for sharing her work with us — be sure to stop by her blog and get to know her a little better! xoxo

DOWNLOAD KEEP MOVING FORWARD WALLPAPER

 

DIY Cup Chandelier {And a $100 Giveaway!}

DIY Cup Chandelier

DIY Cup Chandelier

Summer is coming, and for me and my family & friends that usually means lots of get togethers! Sometimes we’re down and dirty, paper plate style, and sometimes we pull out all the stops and go fancy. For this particular celebration, Mr. Lovely and I found the perfect happy medium — Chinet’s Cut Crystal line. And on top of it, I decided to get a little snazzy and rock out a DIY. This cup chandelier looks pretty cool (in my humble opinion), but it was so simple. Check out that make time — it’s no exaggeration that it only took me 15 minutes.

Materials

  • Chinet Cut Crystal 9 oz. cups
  • glue gun
  • baker’s twine
  • scissors

Make Time: 15 Minutes

Start by using the glue gun to glue together a ring of cups. Put a line of glue on one cup and affix it to the next. When you complete the circle, glue the first and last cups together.

DIY Cup Chandelier

Once the first layer is dry, repeat with another layer on top of it. This time, glue a cup to the cup below it. Continue filling in and glue each cup to the cups surrounding it.

DIY Cup Chandelier

Two more layers will finish the chandelier — fill in these two layers in a similar manner.

DIY Cup Chandelier

Cut two lengths of baker’s twine, about 6 feet each. Insert the two pieces through the chandelier, perpendicular to each other, so that the chandelier is supported at four points. Flip it right side up, tie the ends of twine together, and hang.

DIY Cup Chandelier

DIY Cup Chandelier

After we got the chandelier hung, we set a quick and easy table using the rest of our Chinet goodies! The Cut Crystal line is really one of the prettiest disposable dining lines I’ve used. The table was so easy to put together but was really festive. (A couple of hints — use blankets or plain fabric for tablecloths and runners. It’s a snap!) We started pouring drinks to let the good times roll.

DIY Cup Chandelier

DIY Cup Chandelier

And the even better news is that one of you lucky ducks can win an entire party pack of Chinet Cut Crystal products, and a $100 gift card to throw your next celebration! Enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win; open to U.S. residents 18 and over. Many thanks to the gang at Chinet for helping us celebrate! xoxo

DIY Cup Chandelier

DIY Cup Chandelier

DIY Cup Chandelier

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Itching for Summer

The weather in Los Angeles lately has been just warm enough to have me dreaming of summer. I’m not pulling out all of my sundresses just yet, but you can bet I’ve been trolling my favorite online shops and daydreaming about dressing for warmer days.

One of the things I love most, most, most about summer is eating outside. Mr. Lovely and I have a standing lunch date every Friday, and pretty soon we’ll be able to eat al fresco in our shorts and sandals. I’m so anxious for it I found myself putting together some summery looks that will be just perfect for that first hot day.

Summer Outfit

 

Sunnies. Earrings. Top. Pink bracelet. White bracelet. Clutch. Shorts. Sandals. Nail polish.

Summer always brings out my inner hippie, so I’m all about the cutoff shorts. These are maybe a little more distressed than I’d usually wear but wouldn’t they be so comfy after a day at the beach? I also love to stack on the friendship bracelets during the summer — it’s a serious arm party. I love the thin knotted cord combined with touches of gold.

So what’s the weather where you are?! Is it still full-out winter, or do you see spring and summer starting to head your way? Are you as antsy to pull out your sandals as I am? xoxo

No Fooling

aprilfools

Photo by Mary Costa Photography!

Holy crapola, it’s April! Dudes seriously, I know we all say it all the time, but where do the months go? Didn’t Christmas just happen? Sheesh.

In any case, to celebrate April, I’m holding a real-deal, no-fooling, special sale on sidebar banner ads! Lovely Indeed has some fun shenanigans in store for the spring, so jump on board and come along for the ride. Head over to the ad shop and enter code SPRING10 for your discount. (Psst — it applies to consulting sessions, too!)

I’m always so grateful for the blogs, brands, and businesses who collaborate with Lovely Indeed. I sincerely love to share the work of people who are out there working hard, and I’d love to be reppin’ your biz! Also, happy April Fool’s Day! Keep an eye out for tricksters. xoxo

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DIY Geometric Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Over the last couple of years, washi tape has become my favorite go-to material when it comes to decorating easter eggs (remember these and these?). I still love dye and all that jazz, but geez this is just so much cleaner and quicker — and you can make all kinds of really rad designs. So just to inspire you, I’m keeping the tradition alive with another way to use your washi tape come Easter. It’s super fast and I’m pretty sure anybody can tackle this one.

Materials

  • hard boiled eggs at room temperature
  • washi tape
  • scissors

Make Time: 10 Minutes

To start, be sure your eggs are at room temperature or you may have a hard time getting the washi to stick.

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Peel off a 2″ section of washi tape.

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Cut a 1/4″ piece that has clean edges on all sides. From that piece, cut a tiny triangle and apply it to your egg. Repeat this until your egg is covered with a sprinkling of triangles.

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Repeat on all of your eggs and put ‘em in one basket! (Get it? Gah, I’m the cheesiest.) See? Simple, quick, and pretty festive for Easter. Have fun! xoxo

P.S. Head over here for more Easter egg ideas!

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs