Getting Crafty

It is officially December, so I jumped head first into my Christmas crafting! A Winter terrarium is such an easy and trendy way to change up your holiday decor. It's a great conversation piece and the possibilities for customization are really endless. Personalize yours with your space and taste, and change it up year to year.

List of Items Required:
• Glass jar with lid (mine is from Pineapple Street)
• Faux snow (the snow I used is from the Dollar Store)
• Objects to put on display (my house is from Penney & Co.)
• Time: 5 minutes
• Cost: Roughly $25

Feeling Rosie

BirthdayThank you to everyone who made my birthday so special! XO


If you haven't already, check out my Marquee Light DIY here.


Excited to see what's to come for Whitby!


How adorable is this baby shower gift my mom put together from Sweet Violet?


Absolutely love this collection of vintage purple (my fav colour!) bottles.


Getting Crafty

My friend Emma and I have once again teamed up for this week's Getting Crafty (you will remember her from our Terrarium DIY). This time, we decided to tackle the ever-popular Marquee Light. We will both admit that this was definitely a time consuming project, but totally worth the results (a glass of crafting wine was also key!). For the complete step-by-step guide we followed, click here.

List of Items Required:

  • White foam board (from the Dollar Store)
  • White bristol board (from the Dollar Store)
  • Stencil
  • Cutting board
  • Exacto knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • C7 white lights (Canadian Tire)
  • Strong tape
  • Time: Roughly 3 hours
  • Cost: Roughly $15.00
Trace out  your shape, leaving sufficient too for the lights, on the foam board.
Evenly space out your holes for the lights and trace a circle the width of the bottom of the light bulb (the green part).
Take your time ensuring the spacing is correct. There were 25 lights on a string so we made 25 holes.
Next, carefully cut out each hole (this is a good time to open that bottle of wine and patience...)
Now cut out strips using the bristol board to make your shape 3-D. Our strips were roughly 2.5 inches wide.
Using the glue gun, attach the strips.
Insert the lights and voila!

Getting crafty

Recently I was tasked with making bunting for the new Pineapple Street window displays, and decided to share this easy DIY. I will say it was quick, but not painless--If you walk away with no glue burns, then you are doing better than me!

Michael found fabric at a second-hand store (pillow shams, table cloth and sheet!)
Cut out a stencil from a piece of cardboard.
Start cutting out the flags.
Using a hot glue gun, put a line of glue along the top edge of the flag.
Carefully fold the flag over your twine (cut twine to desired length prior).
Glue flags evenly apart, maintaing a close distance.
Bunting looks great in children's rooms, and is perfect for party decor!

If I scared you off with my dramatic glue story, or you don't have the time, you can buy beautiful bunting in various colours and patterns at Sweet Violet.