This is one of the beautiful fabric remnants that I recently received from Calico Corners for the San Diego Design Expo. I wanted to find a fun use for it and came up with this basic night light fashioned from a Target fabric lantern.
The inner sleeve of the lantern slides easily out to reveal the light bulb inside, by simply recovering the sleeve you have a brand new look.
To create: cut fabric to size of lantern + 2″ in length and height, flip fabric over and use spray glue to create a 1″ hem around entire remnant (a ruler is a helpful tool to flatten out edges). You could also use the spray glue to adhere the fabric to your new lantern shade, but I used a simple pin to hold it in place so that I could easily change it out in the future!
It’s easy to update with new fabrics as rooms and tastes change.
This would make a great addition to a kid’s room or guest room – with the fabric’s intricate pattern the new lantern creates a soft, muted glow that I love. I even tried it with a red light bulb and it created a fun effect!
Tags: Accessories, Bedroom, Crafty Solutions, Decorating, DIY, Fabric, Home, Patterns & Color
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Michelle Adams, founder of Rubie Green, has designed a delightful line of 15 fabrics ranging from 100% cotton to upholstery prints for the home. One of my favorite prints is her East Village pattern (love that chevron) in light and bright pink.
Formally an editor at Domino, Michelle has honed a classic sense of style and I l-o-v-e her fun prints. The website features accessories like coin purses (to wrangle in lipgloss and mascara floating at the bottom of your bag) to pillow covers, and of course they also sell fabric by the yard. Check out more here!
Tags: Accessories, Decorating, Fabric, Patterns & Color, Pink
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I’ve been meaning to give a whole hearted shout-out to Kim over at TomKat Studios and her beautiful Fairy Garden birthday party forever… and just in case you need a recap of the amazing details, here are some of my favorite photos.
I love the bright pops of pink, yellow, orange and purple – and the handmade tutus and wings are my favorite. How stunning is this dessert table and each of the beautiful labels created by Kim?
For the sources for each of these treats/designs, and more wonderful pictures, check out TomKat’s post here.
Tags: Birthday, By Color, Decorating, Desserts, DIY, Kids Party, Orange, Parties & Entertaining, Patterns & Color, Pink, Purple, Yellow
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