Archive: Jan 2015

Confetti Silverware

Confetti + Good grub= one heck of party. Make these Confetti Silverware for your next event, and throw some confetti up in the air while doing it! (completely mandatory)

 

 

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The Goods

Tissue Paper

Foam paint brush

Glue

Wooden Fork

1. Cut your tissue paper into little squares of confetti

2. Apply a thin layer of the clear glue to the silverware

3. Sprinkle on the confetti

4. Let dry!

Confetti Silverware

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Hybrid macrame + rope hanging

My studio walls needed some color so i decided to create something different to provide inspiration while I work. Enter this weird mix of macrame, rope, yarn, and air plants! I love the idea of using florals and greenery in weaving so I thought it would look rad in a rope hanging too! Hope you guys dig this!

xx

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Valentines Day Inspired Shoot

This modern take on Valentines Day is filled with fun patterns, textures, vibrant florals, TONS of DIY, and of course some seriously yummy treats. When designing the party, I wanted to present a different take on the red and pink hearted Valentine’s day decor, while still staying true to the holidays flirty spirit. Each place setting has a hand painted black and white placemat, and yarn wrapped embellishments that offer encouragement and reminders such as, you’re rad, you’re sweet, and you’re hot. The centerpiece is made of a slab of white peg board, and champagne spray painted pipes that overflow with magenta, peach, and red florals- to say that this piece is dramatic is an understatement! Each guest received their own hand painted goodie bags filled with some yummies to take home! Speaking of yummy things- let’s talk desserts! Rock candy cupcakes, homemade watercolor marshmallows, mini donuts, and chocolate strawberry crostini’s (my mouth is watering just reminiscing about it all!) My friend, Cakes and Cuties, outdid herself as always! Over at the coffee bar, we made affagatos with butter pecan ice cream, and heaping chunks of red velvet cake, all soaked in Lift Coffee Roasters piping hot coffee! Hung over head is the phrase ‘Love like Whoa,’ which made for an easy way to dress up a white wall. What party is complete without a photo backdrop? This one is a stunner!  Janelle from Lavenders Flowers and myself teamed up to make something that would be unique, and cause pause! We created a mandala of our own out of petals, flower heads, and leaves that really brought the natural elements of outside, indoors. Continuing with the hand painted theme, I made some easy sconces for the wall, filled with organic bouquets from Lavenders Flowers (she’s awesome!), and adorned with poms. I wasn’t lying when I said that this party was filled with DIY’s! I hope these images from To Wander and Seek (check out her stuff of realz)  inspire you to think outside the box this Valentines Day!

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Affagato bar with a twist! Pecan butter ice cream + red velvet cake all drenched in Lift Coffee Roasters hot coffee!

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Mandala backdrop for the win!

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Photography: To Wander and Seek | Design: The Shift Creative | Florals: Lavenders Flowers | Desserts: Cakes and Cuties | Coffee: Lift Coffee Roasters 

Hope you are supa inspired by this shoot! Stay tuned for lots of DIY coming to you so you can recreate this look!

xx

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Craft + Coffee Workshop

I am so excited to share the photos from my very first workshop that were captured beautifully by the talented Morgan Hydinger. To begin with, I quite frankly was scared that no one would have an interest in attending, and if there was an attendee I hoped it wouldn’t just be my best friend. So, THANK YOU to all those who came and filled every seat available. It truly is encouraging to see people inspired by what I love to do. I hope that every one of the lovely ladies that came walked away with a new skill. Okay, okay enough of the mushy gushy, and onto the deets of the day. >>> First, I have to say that if I didn’t decorate the warehouse we were in, it would have been totally fine! Why you ask? Because it was held in the Lift Coffee Roastery, which was hand constructed down to the last detail by my husband who also co-owns that happening spot(s) (psstt- the roastery will be open to the public soon!). But, The Shift Creative wouldn’t be what it is without some design details! Laid upon the copper plated bar and rustic wood tables were all the supplies for each creator to make a fringe ornament, a tassel garland, and a mini rope hanging!  Fresh floral crowns by MV Florals, and swag bags filled by awesome vendors were set out at each seat- begging to be worn and opened! Nestled in brown bottles, Christmas tree branches adorned with dried oranges added some greenery to the industrial space. Speaking of greenery, fresh cedar garland draped from a 20ft ladder that hung in the air, as well as a simple garland for the photo booth area. As one of the things that were being created that day was tassels, I thought it appropriate to hang a numerous amount of them from a rope chandelier I made, also enveloped in greenery (duh!) The smell of Lift Coffee filled the room, as each gal was treated to speciality coffee and drinks and ever so gracefully indulging in frozen bananas by Hannah’s Bananas! As if i didn’t say enough- scroll through for more photos and details of my Craft + Coffee Workshop!

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i cannot wait to do it again!// Special thanks to the amazing vendors that helped me put this on!

Moran Hydinger, MV Florals, Hannah’s Bananas, Lift Coffee Roasters, Lux Clothing, Betty and Virgil, Jeanine Hardgrave, && my amazing interns, and best friend! You all made it happen!

xo

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