Sunday, December 25, 2016

Recycled Gift Wrapping DIY

Recycled Wrapping Paper DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Recycled Wrapping Paper DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Recycled Wrapping Paper DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Recycled Wrapping Paper DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com\\\\

As much as I love the season, there is so much waste surrounding Christmas. I love counteracting this in a small way by wrapping my gifts out of recycled materials. Using old Trader Joes bags (or any old shopping paper bags for that matter) (from all of those times where I forget my reusable bags), and tape I wrapped all my gifts. I then tied on some glittery twine, and decorated with extra Eucalyptus and Dried Flowers from the wall in my room and clippings from my Christmas Tree. So easy and so much more beautiful than cheesy wrapping paper and a great way to use all of your extra bags!

Oh, Christmas Tree

Whimsical Monochrome Christmas Tree on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

I love Christmas, it is seriously my favorite time of year (okay, I feel like I say that about EVERY season, but hear me out); it is a time for family, generosity, snow, treats, an excuse for me to give handmade gifts, laughter, food, everyone seems more friendly, PLUS I love decorations. Read on for the DIY's and details of my tree.

DIY Birch Bark Tree Topper on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Birch Bark Star Tree Topper DIY
-I found some birch bark on the ground in the woods on a run last fall, and of course scooped it up. But you can also totally find it online. I made a stencil on and then cut it into the five sections. I then cut the birch bark in the five shapes. I hot glued the five shapes to card stock and cut the card stock out. I had a piece of birch bark that curled around so I used that as a base, but you could use part of a paper towel roll!

DIY Birch Bark Christmas Ornaments on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Birch Bark Christmas Ornaments on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Birch Bark Ornaments DIY
-I cut birch bark into circles, glued them to cardstock and glued a piece of wire (to use as a hook) in between the layers.

DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Mercury Glass Ornaments DIY
-I used plastic for the ones pictured, but honestly I suggest glass. I made glass ones later and they look so much better. Remove the top of the ornament, and set aside. You want to spray the outside of the ornament, so you want to be able to spray it without touching it. I put a straw in it and then placed the straw in a cup filled with potting soil. Anything like this works, maybe you could use an egg carton. Just something to prop it up. Fill a spray bottle with 50/50 water and white vinegar. Lightly spritz the ornament so beads of water appear. Using Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint (yes it HAS TO be this specific paint), lightly mist. Let dry for a few seconds and then blot with a paper towel. This will take off the paint where the water/vinegar mixture was. Repeat until your desired effect is reached. Let dry, put the top back on, and hang!

DIY Jingle Bell Garland on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Jingle Bell Garland on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Jingle Bell Garland DIY
-SO simple. I strung some simple jingle bells on dark green thread, and tied each one off, to make jingle bell garland

DIY Feather Globe Christmas Ornaments on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Feather Globe Christmas Ornaments on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Feather Filled Ornaments DIY
-Simply stuff clear glass or plastic ornaments with white feathers. Pop the top back on hang!

Faux Fur Skirt DIY
-Cut a circle out of faux fur. Cut a line to the center, and cut out a smaller circle, just larger than the diameter of your tree trunk in the center. So easy- and it doesn't need to be perfect!

Owl Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Owl Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Owl Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Owl Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Owl Ornaments; 1 Anthro, 1 Pier One Imports, 3 & 4 West Elm

Faux Taxidermy Moose Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Faux Taxidermy Ornament; Michaels

Pinecone Porcupine Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Deer Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Porcupine and Deer; Pier 1 Imports

Llama Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Fawn Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Swan Ornament on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Llama, Fawn and Swan; Antropologie

Bunny Family by Erika Barratt for West Elm on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Bunny Family; Erika Barratt for West Elm

Arctic Explorer Ornaments by Vintage by Crystals for Anthropologie on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Arctic Explorer Ornaments by Vintage by Crystals for Anthropologie on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Arctic Explorer Ornaments by Vintage by Crystals for Anthropologie on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Arctic Explorer on Narwhal and Snow Leopard; Anthropologie

Whimsical Monochrome Christmas Tree on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Video Diary; NY Boston Maine




Clara made a video chronicling our late summer vacation, from our time in Boston, to NYFW in New York, to the mountains of Maine. Missing her already and dreaming of our next trip...

In case you missed any of the posts from our trip;
Boston 
1/2/3/4/5/6/7
New York
1/2/3/4/5/6/7
Maine
1/2

Monday, December 12, 2016

My Boys

Puppies, For Love and Lemons, Maine on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

(outfit details; dress, For Love & Lemons. jacket, Vintage Levi's. shoes, Urban Outfitters. hat, Free People. choker, Jaelle. watch, Daniel Wellington.)

Puppies, For Love and Lemons, Maine on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Meet Hank and Zack, my boys. Zack the black lab and Hank the plott hound. My favorite part of heading home to the mountains of Maine.

Photos by Clara Gigling.

From New York to Maine...

Free People Dress, Jaelle Choker, Converse. on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

(outfit details; dress, Free People. choker, Jaelle. sunnies, Moorea Seal. sneakers, Converse.)

For Love and Lemons, Free People, and Friends on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Friends in fields on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Best friends on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Friends in fields on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Free People and Ice Cream on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Free People and Ice Cream on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Free People and Ice Cream on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Free People and Ice Cream on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Post NYFW Clara and I jetted back to our roots... in the mountains of Maine! Ice Cream and Fields. Classic.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

NYFW 16; Jaelle

Jaelle at NYFW 16 on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Jaelle at NYFW 16 on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Jaelle at NYFW 16 on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

I pretty much exclusively wore Jaelle on my trip to New York in September. Clara and I wore my collection while walking the streets of the city. Also seen here, here, here, and here.

NYFW 16; Night Diary

Times Square in Jaelle on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Times Square on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Times Square on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Times Square on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Times Square on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

NY Nights on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

NY Nights on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

NY Nights on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

NY Nights on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

NY Nights on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

NY Nights on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

NY Nights on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Views from rooftop bars, a trip to times square, all of the iconic lights and skylines. New York is the "city that never sleeps" and walking around at night is proof of that.