Upcycling for Winos

Whether you’re planning an event or sprucing up your home, there are endless DIY projects for upcycling wine corks and crates. Here are a few fun examples to spark your inspiration.

Source: Cleverly Inspired

Source: LLH Designs

Source: Ardent Photography

Source: The Flash Dance

Complete DIY Instruction on Vintage Chic.

Source: Just Chic Events


The Art of Letterpress

Letterpress is the oldest method of printing, and even today’s letterpress designs are printed using antique presses. Because the process is so hands-on, with each color needing to printed separately and every piece of paper being fed individually, letterpress cards can be quite pricey – but oh so worth it! The result is an invite/card/poster that is a completely unique, work of art.

Here are a few of our favorites around the web…

Design: Jessie Harte

Design & Printing: Alee and Press

Design & Printing: Ice Cream Social

Design & Printing: Wiley Valentine

Design & Printing: St. Gertrude

Make Your Garden Party Glow

I found this super simple DIY project on Grow Creative to create glowing lanterns, perfect for summertime get-togethers. All you need is recycled tin cans, spray paint, a few tools, and voila! Pretty lanterns that can be customized for any color palette! Check out the instructions here.

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Why, Hello There!

Things looking a little different around here? Well, we’re in the midst of preparing for a little site revamp, so switching over to a new blog was the first step – we couldn’t completely disconnect from the world! Come back soon as we continue to bring you fresh ideas and local events related to living a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle. And remember…