For my sister's birthday, we did a ton of DIY decorations, including this printable coffee banner. The printable includes the white mugs and I added the green construction paper to match the theme of the party. Now you can print them out too! The PDF files print great on 8.5 x 11" cardstock.
Construction Paper (optional)
Twine, string, or yarn
1. Download file below and cut out each white mug.
2. (Optional) Take you construction paper of choice and cut around the white mug shape to work as a colorful border. Glue the white mug to the construction paper.
3. Using a hole puncher, punch a hole on the top left and top right area of each mug.
4. Thread the twine through each mug to spell out "happy birthday".
5. Hang up your new banner!
Tomorrow is National Coffee Day and I am ALL ABOUT THIS!!! YES!!! Naturally, to celebrate, you've got to have a party. A coffee par-tay! We had an early birthday celebration for my sister, where I used a ton of Pinterest ideas. Off on another Pinteresting Adventure!
empty Starbucks Grande-sized cups & straws
tissue paper in a variety of colors
1. Clean out all your grande-sized cups
2. Using the tutorial by Michelle Edgemont, create your confetti
3. Fill the cups with the confetti
4. Take yellow tissue paper to create the "flame" at the top of the straws
DUNZO! Party cups!
I made an awesome apron! Kitchens of the world: Watch out! Here I come!
For YEARS, I have been promising myself to make an apron. I always come across cute aprons at retailers and tell myself "I can make that" but then don't. Well, in the spirit of #NationalSewingMonth, I finally did it! Check out my sweet swan apron, guys!
Using my "Sweet Swan Dance" pattern, I created my very first apron using this tutorial by Flamingo Toes (how cute is that blog name?) with a few changes. I used lace instead of the poms and used the swan fabric for the waistband as opposed to the wide ribbon mentioned in the post. I'm pretty pleased with it!
Have you made yourself an apron? If so, share your links below! I'd love to see how talented you are!
For what seems like months, I've been trying to figure out what the Cozy Reverie brand truly is. Artsy, yeah we get that. But when you think of Cozy Reverie, what is the first idea that comes to your head?
Naturally, I turned to friends to let me know their impressions of what the name "Cozy Reverie" means to them. I got "Whimsical Crafting", "Pop Culture Art", "Fun, Whimsical, Artistic", and lots of blankets (which I do not sell, but wish I did!). I even got "Pajama Party", which I can only deduce that it's from the name alone. I only have one set of PJs for sale! HAHA!
I don't know about you guys, but don't all those things sound like they're completely different entities? They totally are! The crazy thing is that combined into one, yes, Cozy Reverie is all of those things. THIS IS WHY I AM SO EXHAUSTED!
I had been trying to figure out why I was tired all the time. That's because I am constantly trying to implement every single idea I get and incorporate it into the blog. Funny thing, though: I didn't start Cozy Reverie to be a blog! Cozy Reverie was an Etsy shop filled with greeting cards, which eventually had a blog just for fun. Wowee, did I lose that focus, or what? LOL!
I love blogs. I really do. It's like having a magazine waiting for you every morning with all the subjects you obsess over (mine being DIY, fashion, parties and decor). However, I think I took on way too many projects and tried to create my own magazine. Being a one woman show, that is just not possible. Seriously, it's amazing I haven't gone completely mental yet. With all the feedback, I was super close to changing my brand name. I mean, I was ready to wipe the slate clean and start all over.
Yes, I know. I'm a nut case.
Then I took a step back and took a deep breath. I don't want to change my name. I like it! People know me by it. I don't want to let that go. What I now realize is that I have to really begin to focus on what I love about my brand. DIYs are all fun and good, but that's for me as a person. Sure I like recipes, but there's no way I'm blogging about that. What is Cozy Reverie?
Cozy Reverie is art & style. That's what it does. It brightens your day with wearable art. Apparel, accessories, office supplies, home decor: ultimately, it all comes down to art by Amy Watkins. There may be a little changes around my little space on the web to get me back on track. Nothing major! Just little tweaks here and there. I want this space to be about colorFUN items for you. This is our little club here and your troop leader is on the job.
Rest easy, friends, your gal is back! Everything IS awesome!
I draw, make, and occasionally tell a story.