Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

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DIY Tetris Bulletin Boards

DIY Tetris Bulletin Boards- Paint the Gown Red

Good morning! I was so excited to share this DIY with you today, I could barely sleep. Since last year’s Donut Bulletin Boards were so popular, I decided to come up with another corky idea. Introducing, Tetris Bulletin Boards! Whether you’re a fan of the game or not you’ll love having these color-blocked squares on your wall. The best part is that they’re all separate pieces so you can change things up when you get bored. If you have a giant blank wall somewhere near your desk, you could make dozens and have them dropping from the ceiling like in the game! That would be awesome! Ready? Let's play.

DIY Tetris Bulletin Boards- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • 8 12”x12” cork tiles
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Tape

Directions

Gather materials. Cut each tile into 4 even squares. In sets of 4, paint squares red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, royal blue and purple. Let dry completely. Shape painted squares into Tetris pieces and tape together. Attach pieces to the wall. Enjoy!

DIY Tetris Bulletin Boards- Paint the Gown Red

Jelly Bean Push Pins

“Chop chop, jellybean!” My daily wake-up call. That little phrase and a quick opening of the blinds meant it was time to get up and go to school. I now find myself saying it to Nick when we’re in a hurry. So I decided to pay homage to my old alarm with today’s back-to-school DIY. Introducing, Jelly Bean Push Pins! These little guys make me feel much happier than waking up at 6:30 to board the bus ever did. And I love the pop of color they add to my workspace! Feeling jelly? Get the deets below!

Jelly Bean Push Pins- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Flat Head Push Pins
  • Sculpey Clay
  • Hot Glue

Directions

Gather materials. Mould clay into jelly beans. Bake according to package. Remove from oven and let cool. Use a hot glue gun to stick pushpins to cooled jelly beans. Place pushpins onto cork board. Enjoy!

Fave Five: Fruity DIYs

It’s another fruity fave five Friday! Probably the last one for a while seeing as summer is winding down. Though I won’t swear to it. I can’t predict the fruiture! A few of these DIYs you can make and take with you into Fall like the Pineapple organizing bowls and fruity pen cases. Others should be enjoyed this weekend while the weather's still warm. You can expect to find me poolside tomorrow, watermelon umbrella clad cocktail in hand. Who’s with me?

Fave Five: Fruity DIYs- Paint the Gown Red

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Quirky Desk Accessories

Quirky Desk Accessories- Paint the Gown Red

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Whether you’re heading back to school or long past those good old days, it’s always fun to revamp your desk! So I’m putting together a few wishlists to help you do just that. Today’s is geared towards the quirky guys and gals. From pineapple desk lamps, to sushi roll pushpins and cupcake notepads, it’s got everything you need to get focused, while still having fun! I mean, it’s hard not to smile if you’ve got a technicolored robot on the edge of your desk, am I right?

String Light Inspiration

String lights. One of my favorite outdoor features. I have always wanted them in my backyard. In our old apartment I tried to no avail to hang them on our patio. Each time they lasted only a few days before crashing down to the ground. Nothing sticks to concrete. When we moved I knew I needed a place to accommodate my lights. The courtyard at our current apartment is a huge reason why we moved here. Not only are there string lights hanging outside my window every night, I don’t have to maintain them! It’s a dream come true, I tell you. Even though I have them now, I still like looking at string light inspiration. Someday I’ll have an event, wedding or backyard that’ll need string lights, and I want to be prepared. Check out my Pinterest page for more like this!