pom poms

DIY Pom Pom Magnets by Julia Walck

If you're like me and want every part of your house to feel like a party, these pom pom magnets are for you. They basically scream, "FUN!". Plus, they're super easy to make and you don't need a lot of supplies. 

So let's get this party started! 

SUPPLIES: 

  • magnetic tape. You can buy some here. (If you want extra secure poms, you can use hot glue)
  • pom poms. I used these. (I found the purples/pink pack in stores)
  • scissors

HOW TO DIY: 

  • Cut a 0.5" to 1" piece off of the magnet strip.
     
  • Peel back the paper to reveal the sticky tape.
     
  • Place the magnet square sticky side up in your workspace.
     
  • Press the pom pom firmly onto the magnet square.
     
  • If corners are sticking out from the front view, cut the corners off of the back of the magnet square.
     
  • That's it! Now photos and to-do lists on your fridge will be super fun! 

I came, I saw, I Conchord by Julia Walck

There's this fan mail contest through Ace Hotel to see Flight of the Conchords on July 20. The winners get a one night stay at the Ace in NY, and two tickets to the show. 

Back in high school, FOTC was MY JAM. I used to have their songs on my MySpace page...
I immediately sent the contest to my friend, Kelly, as we shared a mutual love for the ridiculousness that is Flight of the Conchords, and of course she agreed to create something with me for the contest. 

Kelly and I were re-watching old music videos and came across Sugalumps; it was then that we knew we needed to base our entry entirely off of balls (AKA the family jewels). 

Yes. That IS a frisbee. And yes. Those ARE sugar cubes. 

Using cut outs of various musicians from Rolling Stone magazine, we mod podged Bret, Jemaine, Murray, Dave and Mel's faces on top. One of my favorites is the Dave, Murray, Bret and Jemaine as members of the Dead Weather (header image on this post).

The top of the box is wrapped in the wallpaper from Bret and Jemaine's apartment, and the sides of the box are all different posters from Murray's office.

We also hid surprises on the inside panels of the box as an added 'special something'. Man. I REALLY wish I could see the person's face as they open this. It's going to be so many levels of "OH. MY. GOD".

The time spent creating this awesome disc (and box it went in) equaled the run time of the full two seasons of FOTC. How do we know that? I mean, it's not like we had it playing in the background or anything... 

Also, crafting this frisbee reminded me I've done some Flight of the Conchords fan art in the past. Here's some pieces I dug up: 

2010, India Ink

2011, Digital

2013, Micron

2013, Digital

Fingers crossed for us you guys! 

UPDATE on my previous update (Aug 13):

I contacted the Ace to see if they could ship our box back if I paid for shipping. Despite the fact I had included tracking on my package, after searching high and low they were unable to find it. Bummer it wasn't found, but appreciative of the help and the notebooks the Ace sent me!

UPDATE (July 18):

You know how I said, "We broke the rules"? Well I was joking, but apparently we ACTUALLY did. In very very very small print, it said, "Boxes or packages larger than standard envelope size will automatically be disqualified". Damn. Figuring out who to write to get that frisbee back stat. 

D.EYE.Y by Julia Walck

This past week, I D.EYE.Y'd some plants / planters. 👀 🌵

I saw a post that gave me a great idea to turn a tennis ball into a planter. I play tennis, so that made it easy to acquire a ball, not so easy to cut it though. You REALLY have to take a knife to that bad boy. 

Then I saw a pack of googly eyes, pom poms and sequins at JoAnns and knew I could find a good use for them! 

I almost used all 144 eyes on this.

I almost used all 144 eyes on this.

I have to be super careful not to tip this over.

Reminds me of a backwards thumbtack. 

Garden State by Julia Walck

I made some great finds on Etsy in the past few weeks. 

  1. This vintage mini peacock chair, which is literally the most perfect plant stand EVER. It's from Dust and Diamonds Vintage, and they actually have two more similar little chairs. So get on that while you can. 
     
  2. A cute hand painted cactus x triangle welcome mat. This is from Nickel Designs. And yes! They have more of these, in different color combos. And many more designs to choose from (even custom!)

Since these photos were taken, the little cactus in the bottom photo now has four pink flowers. FOUR.