WOW, who else is with me that 2014 flew by!? The Shift Creative hasn’t even been live for a year, yet there has been so many fun and exciting opportunities that have already happened! So, thank you! I wouldn’t be here without all of you who follow, encourage, and inspire me on the daily! Ok, enough of my ranting. Need a backdrop for your party TOMORROW? (lagger!) Try this NYE inspired Weave Backdrop! It took me a day to finish- so get started!
Large picture frame or cardboard
Yarn of various types
Twine (most weavers use yarn, but I wanted a messy effect)
Copper sheeting (optional)
1. Begin wrapping your twine around the frame (I used an old picture frame I had) The size of your frame depends on how big you want your backdrop. The height of mine is almost as tall as me at 5’7.
2. After you are done wrapping your frame- cut and secure the loose piece of twine on the back with tape.
3. These next steps are what makes this piece unique. I take the width of my frame in yarn overlap it numerous times until I have a big wad, if you will, in my hand. I liked mine to be really thick. From there I weave under the twine, and over, under and over, etc… For me, the messier the better!
4. I repeated step 3 numerous times with different types of yarn. For the ribbon and rope, I stuck to a single strand of each and wove like normal.
(There is no right way to do this! Be creative!)
Note* I found a piece of copper sheeting in my garage so I thought it would look rad in the piece, however, it was too heavy! I took a command hook and attached the piece of sheeting to the hook using some twine and adhered it to the wall. (no one will ever know, besides all of you that is)
5. Once you have achieved the look you want, its time to take the weaving off the frame. This can be a little difficult, and my twine strands weren’t that tight. Begin at the bottom and cut the twine in pairs. So cut two pieces of the twine that is holding your weave together, and then make a knot. Repeat this all the way down your weave.
6. Now your weave should be free from the frame. Next, take your wooden dowel and begin tying the twine on the top to the dowel like you did at the bottom, but this time it is going around the dowel.
7. Once you are all done, hang it up with some hooks, stand back, and admire your work!
Can’t wait to see yours! Make sure to tag me @theshiftcreative!
Cheers + Happy New Years!
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Do you need a last minute Christmas decor idea? I put together this wreath collage in no time for 31 BITS, and it’s sure to bring a festive spirit to your home, or event! Read more for instructions!
-Floral wire (optional)
1. Take garland and cut different lengths. The size you cut depends on how big or small you want your wreaths! We wanted various sizes, so we switched it up.
2. Mold a circle from the garland. If you are using a faux garland, it already has wire in it so you simply twist at the top so that it stays put. If you are using a real garland, take some green floral wire, and twist it around where the two ends meet so that the circle stays intact.
3. Hang your wreaths in a collage on your wall with small wire command hooks! We staggered ours diagonally, but a wall full of these easy guys would look so pretty too!
These DIY Christmas wreaths are so easy to make, affordable, and definitely make a statement on your wall for the holidays! Show me yours by tagging me on Instagram @theshiftcreative!
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Over here we are officially in the Christmas spirit so I wanted to kick off the season with this super easy, and rad Washi Tape Tree! I worked with the girls over at 31 Bits to give you all fun ideas to host your Bits Holiday party, and this idea was one of my favs! It might not replace your traditional one, but it sure would make for some cute decor! See below for instructions, and other fun ideas to style it!
– Green washi tape
– Pom garland or other decor
1. Find a clean base. We used a white wall for more of a fresh, and modern take.
2. Taking your tape, (we used a thin green tape found at Michaels) begin to make an acute triangle. Remember what that is? Less than 90 degree angles at each point!
3. After you have your triangle up, continue to make a trunk by adding a square to the bottom.
4. Then, hang your decorations and place gifts underneath!
For the Bits party, I taped their bracelets to the tree to add some sparkle, but I think this would look adorable as an advent calendar tree by adding cloth or paper bags filled with goodies in it!
There ya have it, a super easy tree for the holidays! Show me how you style your DIY washi tape tree by tagging me at @theshiftcreative
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Tis the season for The Shift Creative to host, and teach WORKSHOPS! You guys asked, I listened. Prepare yourselves for an afternoon filled with cheer, coffee, creativity, and crafts! This Holiday Workshop will be held between 1-4 o’clock on December 13th at the Lift Coffee Roastery in Riverside, CA. Here you will learn to make your own fringe ornament, mini rope hanging, AND a yarn tassel garland!
What’s in it for you?
– All materials to create three items of decor
– Specialty coffee & drinks from Lift Coffee Roasters
– Bananas by Hannah yummy desserts
– A swag bag for each creator filled by some amazing vendors
– A unique environment to connect, and create with other creatives
Sign up below before spots fill up!>>>
Address to the Workshop:
Lift Coffee Roastery
2060 Chicago Ave. STU #A-10
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With the Holidays sneaking up on us, (I mean really it was Halloween last week!!), I created some easy DIY’s that can be customizable to your event! These spools make even me squeal with delight. I staged them on a mantel here, but what about on your table as centerpieces? On a bookshelf? Or miniature ones as place settings? I would even dig them as a stocking stuffer!
Thin wood circles (at Michaels)
Paper towel roll (I KNOW RIGHT!)
First, can you believe that these are made out of paper towel rolls? I loved it when this idea came together cause we all have those around the house! I’ll be honest, I unraveled one of mine to make more before it was out!
ok, now for the good part.
1. Stain your wood circles. I simply used an old rag to apply, then let dry.
2. Place a dot of hot glue at the end of the roll, and begin wrapping your yarn around the roll. Tip* I wanted mine to be uneven and natural as possible, so I created some to have a bigger middle section, and some to have a more narrow base, etc.. get creative with it.
3. Hot glue the wood pieces to either end of the roll.
And you are done my friend. I like to leave the remaining strand free so it looks like its been used already.
I love the natural elements these DIY spools display with the neutral color palette, but don’t be afraid of implementing some color! Think colored yarn, or even paint the wood circles a color (gasp! that might be my next one)
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Happy Thursday! Here is Part 2 of Fall decor and inspiration that I designed for Virtue women’s event. Since the theme was to create a cozy environment, I thought it appropriate to bring the comforts of ones home on stage! What doesn’t scream homey like a fireplace, a comfy chair, a blanket, and a cup of coffee? Put your feet up, sip some coffee, and pretend like its Friday.
Hope this Fall decor truly was an inspiration to you! I love Fall because it reminds me to slow down, and take in all the sweet moments in life. Want to learn how to make those spools? Click here, and let the crafting begin.
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I had the pleasure of designing an event for Virtue; a women’s ministry that is a part of Harvest Christian Fellowship here in Southern California. When I met with the design team, the vision for the event was to create a cozy vibe as if one is walking into a home. Part one of the design lies here at the welcome table. I chose to create a wood backdrop with warm hues that acted as a wall in a home. In honor of fall, I choose numerous leaves, and berries to create Mandala’s on the wall. I LOVED this aspect of the design, as it is unique, and truly eye catching! On top the table are clusters of metallic copper, and white pumpkins and squashes. Some of these are carved out and used as vases. All of the gorg floral design was created by MV florals. She is a doll- go check out her work! I used thick slabs of wood to create height, coupled with brown bottles, and accented the table cloth with a yarn hanging. By creating a yarn hanging, it acts as a part of the tablecloth and gives off an intricate appeal if you can’t afford a expensive table cloth! Special thanks to everyone who was involved, from the maintenance team to the day of set up gals- you guys rocked it!
I hope this gives you ton of inspiration as Thanksgiving is approaching! Stick around for Part 2 of Fall decor and inspiration!
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It’s officially Fall, and with the change of season comes a change of scenery. Okay- maybe not down here in Southern California, but my tablescape and mantel beg to differ! Enter, this metallic pipe vase! SWOON! I love it when random ideas come together, and can be customizable to fit your aesthetic.
PVC piping in different shapes & sizes
Gold Spray paint
Slab of Wood
Florals of your choice
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1. Find piping that differ, and that add varying heights. I found mine at Home Depot in the plumbing department.
2. Spray paint the pipe gold. (What doesn’t look good spray painted gold?)
3. After arranging your pipes on the wood slab, adhere them with the super glue.
4. Finally, add your fall flowers! I chose brightly colored leaves, cats tails, and greenery for a fun fall vibe!
This piece rests cozily at Lift Coffee Roasters, and is a great fall addition to the industrial vibe the coffee shop has going without making it too feminine. Make your own DIY Metallic Pipe Vases, and be sure to tag me @theshiftcreative in your creations!
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I love this time of year where layering is made possible! It doesn’t happen all that much here in Southern California, but when it does I am all about it! Have a summer dress you can’t part with when the leaves start changing? Adding a flannel or a leather jacket and pairing it with tights will transition the outfit for the cooler seasons! Flannels and Docs are my fall obsession this year! Continue reading for my must have’s for this season! XO
|Photography: Katie Boink |HMU: Cassandrah Bickett |
Here is what I am wearing:
Free People ivory lace tunic
AND here is my roundup of must have flannels, and boots!
For the love of flannels, this one, this one, and THIS one.
If you know me, you know I am a boot fanatic. Buy this one, this one, seriously this one, and ask for an early Christmas present with this one! … Read More