Friday, November 22, 2013

DIY Round-up with Whimsy Darling!

Today, Alex and Paige of Whimsy Darling are back to share some of their amazing DIY projects! I hope their pretty projects will bring you some weekend inspiration! As always, be sure to stop by and check out their blog for more amazing Whimsy Darling goodness!

Hello again, Ladyface Blog readers!

We're Alex and Paige of Whimsy Darling and you may remember us from a previous guest post in early November. We're back for another round to share some of our latest DIY projects with all of you!

Thanksgiving Place Settings While American Thanksgiving is right around the corner, us Canadians had ours a while ago now. Around that time we shared this tutorial for a simple last minute thanksgiving place setting. It's always nice to make your guests feel welcome and appreciated but sometimes you don't have enough time to put together an elaborate place setting for every single person. All you need for these ones are some toothpicks, card stock and a miniature pumpkin or gourd. Easy Peasy!
Embroidery Wall Art Being students on a budget, we also like creating a lot of our own wall art! We love the look of embroidery art but have yet to acquire the skill it takes to create a real embroidery piece. We decided to recreate the look with a small canvas and paint and love the way it turned out!
Storage Box Makeover I'm always looking for new ways to find storage in my small apartment but like to do it as cheaply as possible. I found these white storage boxes at Ikea one afternoon and decided to spruce them up a little bit to make them a little more interesting. It was a super easy project that only took one afternoon and it made my craft shelf look very organized and put together. Much better then the mess it previously was!
Wood Slice Wall Art Once again, we love creating our own wall art! This is one of our most common types of projects over at Whimsy Darling because it is normally very simple to make but adds a touch of uniqueness and personality to your home. We found these wood slices at Michael's for a good price and painted some of our favourite quotes on them.
Anthro-Inspired Bedroom Makeover While this project is definitely my favourite thus far, it was also the most tedious. It took a few weeks of sporadical work to complete but I managed to recreate a $500 Anthropologie bedding look for only $50! It was just the update my bedroom was needing.
DIY Umbrella Update Paige bought this umbrella for her Mary Poppins Halloween costume this year and since has decided it needs an update. She painted little white hearts all over the inside of it to give it a little more cheer and personality. It is so cute and such a pleasant surprise whenever she opens it up. 

We hope you have managed to find a little big of inspiration from some of these DIY tutorials to start something new this weekend! Thanks again Becca for hosting us on your blog!

 Alex (& Paige) xo


  1. Love all these ideas! Especially the anthro-inspired bed spread and the umbrella! So fun!

    1. Aren't they lovely? That bedding is too pretty!

  2. wow absolutely amazing ideas!! Hope you can stop by my blog too

    1. Aren't they great? The ladies of Whimsy Darling are so talented!

  3. These are all so great! I love the wood slice one and the heart umbrella! Adorable!
    Sincerely, Sara

  4. That is an adorable place setting! Love the little name tag.


  5. They are so creative! I love the embroidery wall art!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

  6. Very cute ideas! Love the boxes and the bedspread.

    atelier zozo

  7. Love love love the embroidery wall art! Love the deer :)

    1. Me too! That's one of my favorite projects these lovely ladies have done!


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