Today was full of enjoying my morning toasted marshmallow & vanilla with Bailey’s (on weekends) latte (homemade by my super sweet husband!) watercolor painting then editing on Photoshop, going to Trader Joe’s for some groceries with my hubby, and then grilling and hanging out by the pool for the rest of the day 🙂 it was a mighty fine way to start the week and a truly magnificent “Mon-YAY.” If only every week started out with a Monyay! Here are some photos from my weekend 🙂
It seems like it has been rainy all over the country these past few days – from the east coast, the midwest, and right here in Los Angeles it has been cloudy and just a little bit drizzly. It is actually cold right now in LA! In the spirit of overcast weather, here are a few rainy weather ideas to get you excited to go outside and splash around.
This adorable retro style umbrella from Kate Spade includes a side of humor. Bonus: You can stick your head all the way up to the top and still be able to see where you are going! Three cheers for functionality! I also love the cheerful poppies on this colorful umbrella! This one folds up, so it’s easy to stick in your bag.
I just wanted to share a DIY that I did after cleaning out my spice rack on Saturday. It was overflowing with spices and really needed to be organized! I have several spices that were bought in bulk and therefore in large containers or baggies. I have been saving my empty spice containers so I decorated these lovely containers to have new life again 🙂
Here’s what to do to make this DIY at home.
An empty spice container
Paper (I used plain white scrapbooking paper)
A glue stick
Stamps & an ink pad
A marker or pen
Washi tape (optional)
First of all, wash out your empty spice containers and make sure they are completely dry. Measure the width of the previous label and the length (all of mine ended up being 2 ½” wide x 7″ long). Use a pencil and a ruler to draw a straight line down the length of the paper. Cut it out and start stamping to create the background of the label. I used some stamps that I got from A Beautiful Mess Messy Box subscription and ink that I bought there as well.
Practice on some scrap paper to perfect the design. I measured the width of one side of a bottle to know how big to make my letters and then practiced it a few times before writing it on my stamped paper.
I wrote the name of my herb or spice on the front, with a little sketch of what the herb looks like.
When you’ve finished stamping and writing on your paper, spread glue with the glue stick on the back of your stamped paper and place the front on first, then wrap it around the bottle. I secured mine with washi tape for a cute statement on the back and also to help keep the paper sticking.
So there you have it! Doing this craft made me feel extremely satisfied to be using old spice jars for a new use, and making them cute in the process! One thing that would be nice to add would be a layer of modge podge or some type of varnish to protect the paper while you are cooking with it in the kitchen. Thanks for reading! xo Carissa