How to Decorate Pumpkins with Mandala Designs for Fall
Are you ready for a Fall carve-free pumpkin DIY today? This is a seasonal autumn project that can last Halloween through Thanksgiving!
Lately, I have been inspired to create mandala designs using lines and patterns on paper and stone, I thought, why not try out a mandala pattern on a pumpkin too?
We scored some fabulous little pumpkins on our latest trip to the Underwood Farm, our favorite farm in the agricultural valley north of Los Angeles. We also picked up a few more pumpkins at Whole Foods!
For this project, I used:
Read on to find out how you can make one too and see the stunning results!
How I found my Niche and where I go for Inspiration online
Today, I share with you my top 10 favorite design bloggers! Enjoy responsibly:) Best with scissors, paper, and glue. All of these fantastic writers explore Art, Design, DIY, and lifestyle topics. While some of these writers you may already follow, I hope you will discover someone new. Also, if you also have a site, I invite you to share your link with us at the bottom of this post.
With the 1-year anniversary of my blog rapidly approaching, I have been truly reflecting on all that I set out to accomplish within the first year of this new blog. As you may remember from my welcome post, I wrote another personal blog as a hobby for years and I wanted to create something new.
I started with 2-3 goals in mind.
Let me also say there are many talents in the craft, design and DIY genres. Today, I would like to share with you 10 of my favorites.
These are the blogs that I enjoy weekly and look to for insight about approaching the big picture in this relatively new field.
Here are some of my most popular articles that I have written within the past year. Do you have a second to spare? I have a few quick questions for you! I'd love to hear more about what you are looking for. Do you enjoy reading articles within a certain niche or genre? Are you also a blogger, and if so, how long hav you been writing? Please feel free to share your site link in the comments.
I would love to check out your work! Hope you enjoy the links:)
Boys Nature Bedroom Products and Design Boards
Ok, so it's better late than never right?! Are you ready to see the product boards for my son's nature-inspired bedroom? I really need your help making a decision about the bed, especially if you have a strong opinion about one option or the other.
You might remember the Boys Bedroom Inspiration boards that I revealed on at the beginning of the week. I loved all of the rooms that I showed there from the vintage inspiration to the bohemian textiles, and playful flourishes in the design.
For our son's room, I am building the space around the bed and the artwork. The bed will be a twin bed and it needs to have a trundle below to accommodate overnight guests. So that is an absolute requirement. The bed design will serve as an anchor, as the largest piece of furniture in the room. Since my son loves spending time outdoors and in nature, I wanted to use large scale photography would be an awesome way to bring the outdoors into the room. I have a gorgeous piece of photography to share with you of Icelandic horses that I had printed using Photowall, a company that specializes in digital prints on canvas. I can't wait for you to see how that piece turned out, once I get it all stretched onto the frame! He loved ponies as a toddler and still does.
So without further ado, here is Option A:
Neel's Mid-century Modern Nature Retreat
I definitely want to put a photo of him in the room too~ this one is from last year and he loves looking back at younger versions of himself. This option feels more grown up and sophisticated to me. I am also a big fan of mixing walnut and gray. His current dresser is white and in a separate area of the room (and bolted to the wall;) so it will have to stay for now.
Resources for Option A:
There is also Option B:
Neel's Scandinavian Rainbow Room
One thing to know, is that he currently loves rainbows. This board is even more playful and speaks to his current love of color and rainbows, which according to him, are for boys;) This design revolves around light natural wood tones and white shelving. Also he loves the color wheel artwork designed by me for Minted.com Ironically, he can be one of my biggest fans but also my biggest critic;) Which room design do you like best?
Resources for Option B: Photography:
I hope that you will follow along with me there! I would love, in some way, to combine the 2 rooms. What are your thoughts about that? Do you have a product board that you prefer over the other? I'd love to hear from you, in the comments.
HI, I'M HILARY.
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