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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Easy DIY Magnets From Games

Today I’m brining you the easiest DIY in all the land. Seriously. You can knock these out in a half an hour or less. It’s the perfect last minute way to make back-to-school fun…because it involves games! So who collects old games like it’s their job? (Pretty sure I have 4 Scrabbles) Or are you the type to constantly lose game pieces? Also, guilty. I bet most of you have at least one box of Legos collecting dust in your parent’s basement. Well, today’s DIY is going to bring life back into those old game pieces, by turning them into nostalgic magnets! Yay! Ok, let’s do this.

Materials

  • Dominoes
  • Legos
  • Scrabble Tiles
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors
  • Magnet Strip

Directions

Gather materials. Cut strips of magnets to fit each game piece. Apply hot glue to back of magnet and press game piece to it. Continue with each piece. Voila! How easy was that? Apply to fridge or locker. Make everyone jealous.

Would Ya Look At That

Would Ya Look At That- Paint the Gown Red

Woohoo! I’ve got some super exciting news to share today: Paint the Gown Red now has a totally new totally awesome sidebar! This has been something in the making for a loooong time. It took a bit of tweaking to reformat the blog design (and some hair pulling) but I am thrilled to finally be able to promote like-minded bloggers and brands that I believe in.

Over the next few weeks expect to see a few more fun features and buttons appear as if from nowhere, onto the site. Please do not be alarmed. In fact, be excited because I wanna include you! That’s right, if you’re a blogger or brand interesting in collaborating with or being featured on Paint the Gown Red, today’s your lucky day. Send me an email at jamie@paintthegownred.com to get the full scoop on sponsorship. Or just to say hello…that’s fun too!

Thank you for being such rad readers and for your continued support of the blog! You rock, don’t ever change.

Fave Five: Flamingo Party Ideas

I really want to host a flamingo party…though I’m not sure what the occasion would be. My inspiration seems to suggest flamingos for kids parties and bridal showers. Unfortunately I have neither of those in my near future. Could I have a flamingo birthday party in December? Something just doesn’t feel right about that, unless I’m going for a trailer park Christmas theme. Which would be pretty cute, but not the same. I essentially want this party to look exactly like the Flamingo Pop bridal shower Brittany Jepsen did with BHLDN a few months back. It is pure magic. Of course I’d have to add a few things, like those flamingo cookies and piñata, because they’re both just too cute to exclude. Still, for what? I know people say you don’t need an occasion to wear a fancy dress… but I’m pretty sure you need an occasion to host a party! Maybe I'm just old fashioned. What do you think?

The House That Lars Built

My 1st Photoshoot

My 1st Photoshoot- Paint the Gown Red

As far as I can remember, this was my very first photoshoot. My very first self-initiated personal style photoshoot…not including obligatory family group shots, class pictures, or baby photoshoots where your parents dress you up in cutesy little outfits, all of which I definitely did. I was maybe 11 here; rocking braces, crimped hair, lace-up petal pushers and a spaghetti strap t tied up with a ponytail holder, just oozing cool. I knew that one day I’d be a very serious model, and to get there I’d have to know how to look somberly into the distance, growl like a tiger and pout my lip. Boy did I love that bottom lip curl. It was my absolute favorite thing to do.

My 1st Photoshoot- Paint the Gown Red

The best of the bunch has to be that first shot of me in front of my parent’s red minivan. I can’t get past it. What was my vision here? Hey, hey, get one of me in front of mom’s minivan! That’ll look awesome! Face palm. It’s both the most embarrassing thing that I’ve ever seen and the most hilarious. I just want to go back in time and give that awkward little girl a hug and tell her she’ll figure things out, sort of. I’d also like to point out the ponytail holder attached to my wrist. As you can see I’ve been a proponent of that personal style faux pas for a very long time. Well, I hope you enjoyed this blast from the past. I’ve been going through old photographs and when I came across these, knew I had to share.

My 1st Photoshoot- Paint the Gown Red

DIY Donut Bulletin Board w/ Sprinkle Push Pins

Gah! I am so excited about today’s back-to-school DIY I can barely contain myself. Guys, I made donut bulletin boards… with pom pom sprinkle push pins! (insert screaming in disbelief kitten emoji here) I really channeled my inner middle-schooler on this one thinking back to the days of lockers and more importantly, locker decoration. I used to get so into enhancing my locker with pretty and awesome things. This donut bulletin board would have fit in perfectly! For those of you who’ve traded lockers for grown-up workstations, fear not! The donut bulletin board knows no age. This is a DIY for everyone! Ah Donuts, bringing people together since 1847. (apparently that’s when donuts were invented)

Materials

  • Flat Head Push Pins
  • Pom Pom Trim (found in fabric trim aisle)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Thin Cork Board
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Directions

For push pin sprinkles: Gather materials. Cut pom poms off of trim. Place hot glue onto head of push pin. Squeeze pom-pom onto hot glue. Tada!

For bulletin board donuts: Gather materials. Cut out donut shape. I traced a plate and a small cup to get my circles. Sketch icing onto donut using chalk. Paint cake, main icing and then decorative icing. Let dry completely. Attach to wall and decorate with pushpin sprinkles and your favorite photos! Enjoy!