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Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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Printable Freebie: Watercolor Luggage Tags

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Summer travel season is in full swing and although getting out of the city and stretching your proverbial wings is great and all, the act of actually getting there can be a true pain in the neck—long lines, cramped seats, the TSA probing wayyyy further than necessary…. We here at Design*Sponge can’t prevent flight delays, crying babies…

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Wednesday February 29th, 2012

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diy project: giant paper flowers from ruche

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You may remember the wedding of our lovely D*S contributor Brittany Watson Jepsen. Her huge paper blooms made such a splash that she started selling them in her shop, and just recently Brittany wrote a great article for Brooklyn Bride about the paper flower trend. I’m thrilled that this is a growing phenomenon; I adore anything made…

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Wednesday February 1st, 2012

Wednesday January 4th, 2012

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diy project: recycled cardboard organizer

After tossing all the holiday wrapping and boxes and looking sadly at my overflowing recycle bin, I am not embarrassed to admit that I dumpster dove in my own trash. I had this idea to create a much more affordable version of Vitra’s Uten.Silo organizer using the boxes that had served their purpose and been…

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Wednesday December 7th, 2011

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Wednesday September 14th, 2011

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diy project: greeting card organizer

It feels like every year, from Labor Day onward, the days and weeks fly by, and suddenly, the very busy holiday season is upon us! Feeling inspired by memories of back-to-school shopping, getting our supplies organized and anticipating the jam-packed months ahead, we made this very simple greeting card organizer. So many times in the…

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Wednesday September 7th, 2011

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diy project: paper “leatherbound” books

Due to my husband’s profession, we have a constant influx of absurdly enormous books. While some are aesthetically acceptable enough not to disturb the visual flow I have going on our bookshelves, others are obtrusive in color or design. Since our built-in bookshelves are open to the living room, I like to have a clean…

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Wednesday August 10th, 2011

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diy project: personalized paper party cups

You know those DIY projects that cause you to slap your forehead and think: of course! These personalized paper cups from the folks at Sticky Cake Inspirations are just that. The execution is simple and clean but also extremely versatile. I’m picturing the hundreds of fun variations you could use — different shapes, photographs, fabric,…

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Wednesday August 3rd, 2011

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diy project: travel map correspondence set

With the rush of technological methods helping us find our way, paper maps and Thomas Guides are quickly becoming obsolete, but their contouring graphics will always remain timeless. Use your dusty glove-compartment maps to make travel-inspired stationery for some good old-fashioned correspondence. A simple dividing line, address and stamp transform a map-backed note card into…

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Wednesday July 6th, 2011

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diy project: paper-bead tassels

For this project, a mix of ethnic patterns and bold colors inspired me. John Robshaw comes to mind when I think of the perfect pattern mix; his block-printed linens and patterned textiles display a fantastic combination of intricate and bold shapes and forms. My abundance of saved magazines constantly call me to reuse them for…

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Wednesday June 1st, 2011

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diy project: piñata-inspired party lanterns

We love having outdoor parties in the summer. During long summer days, it is great to have friends over to enjoy the warm evenings. One of my favorite party motifs is a fiesta. With plenty of make-your-own tacos and endless margaritas, guests can help themselves, creating a low-maintenance but very festive get-together.  To add some…

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Wednesday February 16th, 2011

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Wednesday December 1st, 2010

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diy project: paper leaves wreath

diy project: paper leaves wreath

Every year I look forward to making a wreath for our house. I use whatever materials are around me. Sometimes it is natural… using some branches or leaves from the backyard. Sometimes our wreath is warm and fuzzy… using fabric and yarn. It is always different. This year, given the abundance of paper grocery bags…

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Wednesday November 10th, 2010

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diy project: monogram stationery set

diy project: monogram stationery set

Though we live in a technology age where emails and text messages rule, I find myself coveting good old fashioned snail mail. With the holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time to reach out to your friends and loved ones with the gesture of a written note. Pair the note with a monogram and you…

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