tickled pink: paper + petals

Did I ever mention that I love pink?

Oh yeah, quite a bit. Not often to wear, but very commonly in pretty paper goods and fresh flowers (reason #100-something to hate winter in the Northeast). I’m also an avid pinner, so you can only imagine the excitement when I get to mix the two. For new DIY inspo, I turned to my tried-and-true shade for a little start of the week/end of the weekend pick-me-up. Plus, there will be time to actually do them over break next week…stay tuned!


This pretty dip-dyed stationary is first on my list of DIY to-dos. How sweet is this vibrant shade? The original says for Valentine’s Day, but this would definitely work for any time of year.

dipdiyedstationerySee stationary DIY steps from Poppytalk here.


There’s nothing like a fresh bouquet of flowers. Even better? A neatly + prettily wrapped bouquet. This simple wrapping guide makes gift giving a breeze – the paper is so perfect that I’m tempted to do it just for myself!


Floral wrapping guide via Piece of Cake. Peace of Mind.



DIY feather garland

diy gold dipped feather garland decor

With just a little over two weeks until I move back to St. Mike’s for the last time, I’ve been trying to put my Pinterest to use with DIY crafts & decor for our townhouse. Adding to last year’s patterned flag garland, I decided to tackle this gold-dipped feather garland project first – super simple and covers quite a bit of wall space.

What you’ll need:

gold (metallic) spray paint | gold glitter (I used extra fine glitter) | large white feathers | string | glue gun |scissors

DSC_0985diy feather garland supplies

First, spray paint the tips of the feathers and sprinkle enough glitter to cover the painted area while it is still wet. I then let them sit out to dry for an hour or so after applying the glitter, just to be sure that nothing would rub off. Finally, use the glue gun to attach the feathers along the string. Done!

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easy DIY decor

I’m back at St. Mike’s! Junior year has officially begun, and before getting too swamped with work, I decided to actually take the time to do a few of the DIY projects I’ve pinned on Pinterest



The colorful printed paper flags are strung on pink ombre yarn and hung around my entire room. I used a $5 book of scrapbooking paper from Walmart to cut the triangle shaped flags from.




In addition to adding decor just for the sake of covering the walls, I decided to make a few of the pieces functional as well. The sunglasses frame (above) and jewelry hooks (below) are a great way to show off your favorite accessories, keep them organized, and also add some flair to the wall!

Above: picture frame and copper wire from Walmart – $15 total

(FYI – I used duct tape to attach the copper wire to the back of the frame. Simple and cheap!)



Command hooks are a life saver in college. When I saw these clear-backed metal hooks, I knew they would be perfect for displaying my favorite necklaces.