Category Archives: DIY

DIY – Rolling Nordic Hills

Using the latest Onyx Feather lookbook (have you seen this beauty?) as inspiration, I tried to create the rolling nordic hills at our little dinner party.

Materials

I was ready to forage for moss and wood but where in DC?  and also, the last thing anyone wants at a dinner party is for a bug to crawl out of the centerpiece and into the food, right?  

Aside from gathering the materials, it was seriously as easy as it looks.  Put butcher paper over table.  Open bags of moss and spread on top of butcher paper (overlapping, to look like one continuous piece and to give it some “roll”) Place wood and candles on moss.  BUT, make sure the candles are not actually teetering on the moss but on the stable, flat table because we don’t want any fires.  Hot glue some candles onto the wood stumps.  And finally, cut butcher paper to frame the moss spread.

It was easy-peasy and high impact.  A few more pictures for you to see what I did but really, you can do it up however you want! (Images via gingervitis & ornello)

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Well behaved women seldom make history

We got to work this morning and found the giant Albert Einstein statue on Constitution Ave (near my office) had been yarn bombed overnight by Olek otherwise known as “Crocheted Olek.” She’s a Polish yarn bomber that stealthily covers large public sculptures (and people) with expertly knitted crochet suits; she has also exhibited all over the world. How does she do it? When does she do it? Who knows, but it is fabulous. Unfortunately the quote in the title of this post rings true because currently she seems to be in a spot of legal trouble with the Brits.