Delineate Your Dwelling

a few things that make my heart go pitter patter.

Painted Geometric Blocks

Monday, July 28, 2014

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About a month ago, I did a guest post on View from the Fridge and I'm so excited to sharing it with you all today!  I've seen these blocks around Pinterest and am always so drawn to them.  So, today I'll be share how to create your own Painted Geometric Blocks!

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling

*Package of Wooden Blocks (mine are from Hobby Lobby)
A paintbrush
Various acrylic paints

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling

I started off using a pencil to lightly draw in my lines.

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling

By the time, I moved to the next side, I just free handed it.  (Note, to keep all the blocks perfectly lined up on each side, Once done painting, turn all blocks in the same exact direction. Otherwise, your pretty patterns will never quite match up correctly.)

Who would have guessed?  I am completely in love with a pink and orange combo!

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling

Some sides I painted very simple and after they dried I used a white paint pen to add more pattern.  You will see below, that I added simple crosses to these white, gray and aqua blocks.

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling

Pretty summer colors.

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling

Here are all sides of my blocks.  Which pattern is your favorite?  I'm not sure I could decide!

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling
My kids instantly were drawn to these. 

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling

Painted Geometric Blocks, Delineate Your Dwelling

So simple and so adorable.  I was going to let my kids play with them, but now I think I may keep them for myself!

Link It or Lump It Party Number 48 (and Features)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy Sunday, sweet friends.

Welcome to the best day of the week.  The day you share your latest projects with all of us!

If you missed it, here are a few projects that kept me busy last week.

Delineate Your Dwelling

a. Painted Wooden Toys   b. EIGHT free Summer Fonts   c. Swivel Tassel Keychain

And a big thank you to.... YOU because we are getting more amazing projects each week.
It makes me so happy.

Okay!!  Are you guys ready for some exciting news!  Our fun link party has just increased to SIX BLOGGERS!  Yes, that's right.  We have added on three new lovely ladies and they all are so fun and amazing.  Please take a moment to go check out each of their sites and say hello.

Erica from Dwell Beautiful
Leigh Anne from Houseologie
Laura from Lovely Wren

Also, did you know that Melissa is now hosting the party from her sister blog, Silhouette School?  It's like the Silhouette mecca land.  Check it for a ton of amazing ideas and tutorials.

Your hosts for the party are:

And now, without further ado, it's Party Time!!

The great thing about teaming up with other bloggers is you can link up your amazing
projects to one of our sites and they will now show up on all SIX of our blogs!
SIX for the price of one, I like it.

In addition, Allison, Erica, Leigh Anne, LauraMelissa and I
will all be featuring our top picks each week! 

. . . . . . .. . . . . . .
Bree from Bumble Bree Blog shared this super simple but totally adorable Summer Raindrop Decor in fun shades of blue.  I've been wanting to hang something from a stick for a while and this is just confirmation that I love it.

My next feature.... I just had to feature twice.  I'm sorry, I couldn't control myself from this double cuteness.  Alexis from Persia Lou is on an ice cream party making kick and it's cuter than cute.  She shared her Marshmallow Ice Cream cones and I died a little.

THEN.  Alexis also shared this Ice Cream cone t.shirt she made and again.  Cuteness overload.

Congrats to My Time to Play for the MOST VIEWS from the party on her 

Were you featured?  Way to go.  Be sure to grab a feature button!

We also have started a Link It or Lump It Pinterest board where we will be pinning all our features!  Check it out here and follow us!

Are you interested in co-hosting our Link It or Lump It party?  Send me a quick email and I'll get you all setup.  
We'd love to party with YOU.

Now for just a few rules:
1. Link anything that you made yourself but nothing that is available for sale. (you don't have to have a blog or website, just leave that link empty OR you can link up your facebook profile.)
2. Link back to Delineate Your Dwelling to be considered for next week's feature roundup! (you can grab the button shown below)
3. Click through one or two of your favorite links and show some lovin'!
4. Entries are randomly placed so that everyone gets top billing.  

. . . Let's get started . . .

Alt Summit 2014 Keynote speakers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friends!  I just had to share this with you.  

Alt Summit has so graciously shared the two keynote speaker's videos with us all from this past summer's conference!  

If you are interested in hearing Joy Cho of Oh Joy and Martha Stewart of... well, Martha Stewart, then click away here.

I've slowly shared a few posts about my experience below...

Alt Summit Day One

Alt Summit Business Card Roundup

One Hour glimpse at Alt Summit

I'm heading to Alt Summit SLC

Swivel Tassel Keychain

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Happy Friday, friends!  Ah, the weekend is nearing and my amazing mama is here visiting.  As if I'm not already a crafty type, my mama and I can stay up all night talking ideas and being crafty.  Let's just say, she's spurring me on to finish my guest room + office.  Soon soon I'll be sharing!

Today, I'm excited to share How to make a Swivel Tassel Keychain.

Swivel Tassel Keychain, Delineate Your Dwelling #tassel #orange #twine

While roaming the aisles of Lowes last week, I found this gorgeous *Round Eye Swivel Trigger Snap (say that 10 times fast!) and knew right away, I wanted to use it as a keychain.

Swivel Tassel Keychain, Delineate Your Dwelling #tassel #orange #twine

Tassel's are popping up everywhere and I'm so glad I know how to make them now.  They are exceedingly simple to create and by making your own, you can use any color and type of twine you like!

1. I cut out a piece of cardboard and wound my twine around it.  The board should be double the length of your finished tassel.

2. I wanted my binding material to be different than my actual tassel so, I used some leftover orange and white string I had bought in the dollar section at Target.  (It came on the above package of six different ribbons -- soooo adorbs.)  Cut your string approximately 5" and lay it horizontally on your work surface.  Slide your wound string off the board and lay over top the 5" piece.  Tie a knot with that 5" piece.

3.  Grab the 5" piece upward and the tassel portion down.  Trim the tassel as need be to be even.  Loop one end of the 5" piece through the bottom of your snap.

4. Bring the leftover 5" piece down to join with the tassel twines, while holding onto the other end and wrapping it around all the strings to create a bound area.  I added a little bit of hot glue just to keep that first loop around nice and tight and then a little bit at the very end to secure it in place.

Swivel Tassel Keychain, Delineate Your Dwelling #tassel #orange #twine

What you are left with is a simple keychain tassel using two different twines.  

Swivel Tassel Keychain, Delineate Your Dwelling #tassel #orange #twine

I went from having unattractive keys (shown above) in my key dish to this lovely simple yet classy orange Swivel Tassel Keychain!

Have you made anything with tassels yet?
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