Anthropologie-inspired mod podge pencils {a tutorial}

anthropologie pencils

I know I’m tooting my own horn here, but can we just take a moment to sit back and admire how just plain adorable these Mod Podged pencils are? I noticed something similar on Anthropologie’s site a few months ago, and can’t believe it took me this long to create this tissue paper and Mod Podge knock off.

mod podge pencils

All you need is this:

tissue paper crafts

Love the tissue paper? Me too. I found it at Target this week, and you can purchase online here. The patterns are bold, geometric and very on-trend.

Step 1: Create a template out of cardstock so you can easily cut your tissue paper. Mine was 1″ x 9″, 2″ longer than my pencils, so that I could make the cute embellishments at the end. Cut out a length of each of your tissue paper pieces using your template.

mod podge pencils

Step 2: Paint a strip of Mod Podge along the lower edge of your tissue paper, and adhere to your pencil.

anthropologie pencils


Step 2: Brush Mod Podge on the rest of tissue paper, and wrap around the pencil. Let dry.


tissue paper pencil

tissue paper pencil


Step 3: Once dry, use scissors to carefully cut the excess tissue paper into thin strips.

tissue paper pencil


Step 4: Take a piece of coordinating twine and tie a knot just the pencil eraser. Clip ends.







tissue paper crafts


And that’s it! Perfect for gift giving, or just to add a little cheer to your office or desk.

mod podge pencils

anthropologie pencils

anthropologie pencils


Thanks for reading!


easy DIY scalloped garland {using dot stickers!}

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I’m going to share one of my easiest DIY projects so far on this blog…and, even better, it’s super cute and versatile! This easy DIY garland uses dot stickers and twine, and is perfect for wall art, a cake bunting or even an adorable plant adornment!

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Here’s what you need….

dot garland

Oh, and paper straws or skewers if you plan on sticking it into a cake or plant:)

Just take your sticker, lay it on your twine, and fold in half.

easy diy garland


I experimented with placing the dots close together, and also spacing them out a bit. I think the former is great for plant and cake decor, and the latter is perfect for making longer wall garlands.

diy garland


This is most definitely a 30 Minute here to see 87 other projects you can make in 30 minutes or less!


cube photo holder {a tutorial}

cube photo holder diy


cube photo holder diy 2

Happy Monday, all! With Easter and Mother’s Day approaching, I wanted to share a simple and meaningful gift idea you can easily make for your loved ones. This DIY cube photo holder is the perfect gift, and you probably have most of the supplies on hand already!

Mod Podge Gloss
Square Block (I know Hobby Lobby has some)
Photos or Scrapbook Paper
Foam Brush
Wooden Dowel
Washi Tape

photo holder

Step 1: Sand your block, if needed. My blog is 1.5″ cube, but any size will do. Decide if you want to decorate the sides with pictures, scrapbook paper, or even just paint. I used Photoshop Elements to reduce pictures to 1.5″ square to use for my blocks, and you can use any photo editor to do this. If you’d rather not use photos, I think colorful scrapbook paper would be adorable, too. Mod podge your photos/paper to the sides of your block and let dry.

mod podged photo holder

Step 2: Once dry, layer with two additional coats of Mod Podge Gloss, letting it dry fully between coats.

photo holder diy

Step 3: Cut your dowel to the desired length (I cut mine in half), and drill a hole, the size of the dowel, into your block.

diy photo holder

Step 4: For added color and pattern, use a length of washi tape to wrap around your dowel. Hot glue your clothespin to your dowel, and insert a drop of glue into the drilled hole in your cube and insert your dowel.

mod podged photo holder

And that’s it! So simple and cute, yet meaningful. Include a couple of photos to make the gift extra special.

mothers day gift

Have a lovely day!