DIY: Glittery Business Card Holder

Ideally, my entire desk would be covered in gold glitter, but this glittery business card holder will have to do for now.

This DIY was super easy (and cheap!). Just apply the Mod Podge to the business card holder (I got mine at Staple’s for $0.99) with a sponge brush, cover in glitter, let dry & repeat until you’re satisfied with the glittery-ness. Apply another layer of Mod Podge and let dry overnight. Enjoy!

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Spotlight on: Artist Chloe Fleury

Last week, Refinery29 S.F. posted about paper illustrator Chloe Fleury, and I just had to share the love!

First of all, her studio is amazing — particulary her use of a wooden dowel to keep her washi tape and ribbon in an easy-to-access place, and how saturated with color and textures it is. Not to mention, Chloe is adorable, and her work is so detailed and unique. Head over to Refinery29 to see the full tour!

Make sure to check out Chloe’s studio, hopscotch design — her commissioned pieces are seriously jaw-dropping.

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My favorite pieces are her S.F. neighborhood posters (I’m so curious about what North Beach would look like…)

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I think I may need to treat myself to the DIY Paper Rabbit Bust kit…

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SO amazing.

[All images via hopscotch design & Refinery29.]

Currently Coveting: Three Jane NY

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Yep. Those are bangles that look like hair ties.

Fashion publicist Katie Schloss founded Three Jane NY about a year ago, and is most recognized for The Map Necklace — a 14K gold plate that can have any location engraved on it. Your childhood home, where you had your first kiss, your favorite place in the world, etc., etc.

I love her line, and as I follow her on Instagram (obsessed, much?), I’ve really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes peaks at the recent pieces she’s been working on. Especially this bubble wand necklace. GIMME.

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[Photos are from Three Jane NY’s Instagram feed.]

Gifts for Girlfriends (that won’t break the bank!)

If the short amount of time between Halloween and Thanksgiving is any indication of how quickly December will speed by, I need to start doing some major Christmas shopping. Unfortunately, I don’t have a ton of extra cash to spend on my pals this year (I wish I could buy them all a puppy, a plane ticket to Fiji and an unlimited Starbucks gift card…someday, maybe?) so I’ve been doing some research into fab presents that aren’t going to set me back a whole paycheck. I’m a big believer that hand made gifts are the best gifts, but who doesn’t love to get ‘er done in two hours at the mall?

Here are some gifts ideas for your GFs (or yourself – whatevs!) that aren’t going to force you to live off of Top Ramen for the next month:

 

[Paper Gem Coasters, $20; Silverware Print, $9; Liberty Crystal Braid Bracelet, $39.50; Sephora by OPI Its Real 14K Gold Top Coat, $15; Friendship Bracelet, $30; Chevron Frame, $28; Home Is Where My Cat Is Print, $15; Monogram Notecards, $18; Mini Ban.do Heart, $10; Market Tote, $25; Printed Backup Battery for iPhone, $39.50; Floral Perpetual Weekly Planner, $17.95; The Studio Sweater, $44.95; Sea Gleam Hurricane Candle Votive, $18.]