You’ve seen it everywhere, right? Tassels on earrings, colorful tassels on handbags, elegant tassels on shirts and even, you guessed right, tassels on shoes. So, we figure we would follow this trend to make a tassel creation of our own. All while updating an old comforter.
Today we are showing you how to make your own tassels and give an old comforter a new look. All you need is some thin cotton twine and some time to kill.
DIY Tassels Instructions
1- Find a credit card, gift certificate or even a business card to use as a template. Then loop the twine 80 times around the template.
2- Remove the twine from the template and tie a knot at one end, leaving three to four inches of string so you can sew that onto the comforter.
3- Next, tie another piece of string using the same twine at about a third of a distance from the top.
4- All that is left to do is to cut the bottom loop. Once the loop has been broken apart take a look at the ends and give them a little trim so they look even.
5- Sew each tassel to the comforter and you are done! I did 5 tassels on each side and spaced them out evenly when sewing to the comforter.
This DIY tassels project was super easy and it was just what we needed for a pre-teen room we are putting together. Remember the design board here. I think that these cute tassels were the finishing touch for this bohemian space. We will be posting more about the room when we have all the pieces in place. Can’t wait!
Since the beginning of the year, I have been busy designing, painting and retouching a lot of new art for another artwork challenge. I love to participate in Minted’s art challenges because they help me keep my creative fuel flowing. Being part of the Minted community is really about personal development and the freedom to design what you want. In this challenge, Minted is partnering with West Elm and both stores will select winning art prints. It seems like 2017 is putting me into a beautiful watercolor mood. So here are a couple of watercolor pieces that I am entering into the competition this weekend. Do you think you can choose a favorite? Vote for us here.
Make sure you visit minted in February and vote for Trendy Peas. And if you are a designer and would like to join the fun, click here to see how. While there is still time to enter, you have to hurry because design submission ends Tuesday the 31st!
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We are wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas. Here is hoping 2017 will be a terrific year for all. Xo, Patchi
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It is THAT time of the year. Our big Black Friday Sale event is here. We are truly thankful for all the support we get from our wonderful customers year after year. To give back our appreciation, we are holding a sale event until Monday, the 28th of 2016.
We are holding three big sales:
1- Save 50% off on all unframed art prints with coupon code “save50”.
2- Save 50% off on all unframed wall decals with coupon code “save50”.
3- Save 20% off on all wallpaper with coupon code “save20”.
Our new and unique holiday card collection is here. This beautiful collection is modern, elegant and cheerful. The simplicity of the designs along with the combination of bold type and colors make special photos really stand out. Shop today until 11/23 and get 10% off on all greeting cards when you use promo code “holidays”.
This year, we are offering two backer options for the holiday card collection. Customers can choose from a customized backer showcasing a photo or a colorful design. All designs are printed on 5×7 cards and come with white envelopes. Visit the entire collection here and send out this year’s holiday greetings with style.
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Beach portraits are though! The sun was hitting us strong and the sand was all over my lenses. Yuck! But even with the harsh light, I managed to snap a few photos of the gang that I will cherish forever. Not sure if any of these will make to the annual family album, but I still enjoy capturing these moments that are zooming by way too quickly.
We are having an art print sale. For 2 days only, you can enjoy 40% off on any unframed art print. Enjoy the sale and savor all the new delicious designs. Use coupon code GET40 to redeem the offer. Shop the sale here >>.
We have a new kids art print available on the shop. Can you smell the bubble gum? All in pink, this confetti art print is delicious. A must have for a little girl’s room. This heart design would be a great addition to a gallery wall or it could work by itself as a focal point on a wall. Press play and watch it come to life.
This kids art print is available as an 8″x10″, 11″x14″, and 16″x20″. All prints are available framed or unframed. Visit the site here for more options.
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Kids Garland DIY, a little décor piece we are adding to Olivia’s room. We are putting the final touches in Olivia’s room today. Most walls in this space are white and the furniture carry clean lines all in white with golden details. So to spark some interest and fun, I am adding colorful elements here and there. Colorful books, wall decals, art prints, garlands and more.
Garlands are being used a lot lately as a decorative element in kids rooms. They can be a very charming and very inexpensive item for the room. Initially, I wanted to create a garland for Olivia’s room made out of paper. But then, while sourcing for colored paper at Wallmart, I saw these cute little buttons and decided to use them as my supplies instead. The garland is tiny and delicate, just like little Olivia. The colors work with most colors in her room. Teal, aqua, pink and some green. I hung the garland around a big mirror that is framed in gold. I plan to take pictures of her room tomorrow, so check back soon to see how it all turned out.
For more garland ideas visit the Oh Happy Day blog here. They have some cool DIY garlands.
A new whale wall decal is coming to the shop soon. I had a couple of customers inquiring about whale wall decals lately, so I thought it was time for me to give it a try. I had a lot of fun creating our new whale friend. My design process for this particular illustration started with a somewhat complex whale shape. I then played with patterns and its shape. And the more I played with it, I just wanted to simplify the illustration. The fewer the lines, the more appealing this little guy was to me. Below you can see four steps leading to the final whale illustration. But believe me, there were way more than only four steps to this design process.
I decided to use the whale illustration for a wall decal that can be done in two colors. Below is the final look for the new whale wall decal. One was done in black and aqua and the other one in navy blue and gray. I will also work on art prints with my new whale friend. But right now, I am off to design a wall decal with sailing boats, patterned waves and everything nautical. So, what do you think, should we introduce this little fella to your little guy? Cheers!