2016 DIY Trend Alert: String Art Projects!

String art is a rising trend in 2016. You can find a lot of unique styles for sale on Etsy, or learn this art yourself to create customized pieces. If you’re feeling adventurous and crafty, try some of these adorable ideas I found on Pinterest. Style options are limitless; you can create a design representing your favorite character, the state which you are from, quotes, or your favorite animal. I’ve tried these before and they’re a little tricky, albeit worth the effort. I suggest starting with a small and simple design. Practice until you’re confident in your talents, and then move on to the big ones. Make beautiful customized decor for your home, give beautifully sentimental gifts, or sell designs online. The choice is yours! Have fun, and be sure to share photos with us if you create some string art!

Home Plaque


Ball Mason Jar Plaque

Three-Tier Giraffe Plaque

City & State Plaque

Love Plaque

Deer Plaque

Colorful Owl Canvas

Blue Love Bird Plaque

Feather Plaque



 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

Back-to-School: Our 8 Favorite Classroom Decorations

With just a few weeks left before school starts, many teachers have great ideas and fun plans for the classroom. We LOVE seeing how teachers decorate each year, so please be sure to share your ideas in the comments section after this post. Although we’re known mostly for our Christmas decorations, seasonal items, and and everyday decor, we also offer an OUTSTANDING selection of party supplies and classroom decorations. Check out some of our favorite back-to-school items in the photos below! Just click the photo to see specifics about that item.

 

The “Back-To-School” Decorating Kit

back to school decorating kit

Red, Yellow, & Blue Hanging Crayons

Red, Yellow, & Blue Hanging Crayons

Seasonal Classroom Borders

Seasonal Classroom Borders

Famous Faces of History Decorations

Famous Faces of History Decorations

Planet Earth Cutouts

Planet Earth Cutouts

Red Apple Welcome Back Decorations

Red Apple Welcome Back Decorations

Inflatable #1 Fingers

Inflatable #1 Fingers

Spirit Award Ribbon

 Spirit Award Ribbon

Trend Spotting: Yellow and Teal Color Schemes

Blending yellow and teal might just be my favorite thing this year. It started slowly, as I began to get more adventurous in my clothing and decor choices. Then it grew into a slight obsession. When I’d go shopping, everything I noticed was teal or yellow. Every time I looked at our inventory, I was placing yellow and teal items together. After looking into it, I discovered that the teal and yellow pairing is huge this year. Many department store displays features these gorgeous hues together. Below, you’ll see my favorite pairings of our best yellow and teal items from our Spring/Summer Collection. I’ve also included some great color palettes from Pinterest to help get you started!

 


 

Happy Spring    Happy Spring

Color Scheme 1


Color Scheme 2

Color Scheme 3



 
 
Sherrie Carter