Category Archives: DIY

I talk a lot about minimalist gifts, but haven’t talked at all about minimalist wrapping of these minimalist gifts. It probably doesn’t surprise you that I like to keep things super simple when I wrap gifts. I use brown kraft paper and either cotton or hemp twine. Brown paper packages tied up with string… what…

Dreamcatchers originated with the Native Americans, became popular with the hippies of the 1960’s and 1970’s, and are now loved by just about everyone everywhere. Have you heard the story behind the dreamcatchers? According to Ojibwe legend, there was a spider woman known as Asibikaashi, who took care of all the children on the land. But as…

School starts next week for my girls, and we are all excited. We have a few back to school traditions in our house that we love. I wrote about my very favorite tradition over on Instagram. The other tradition we have is to make a handmade gift to give each of their new teachers on the…

I am a huge fan of open ended toys for kids, and these Waldorf inspired DIY play silks are my absolute favorite. They are so simple, yet they are the first things my kids reach for when they play. They are used as capes, skirts, dresses, scarves, necklaces, wings, crowns, baby carriers, hammocks, slings, leashes, flags,…

A few years ago I bought some beautiful wooden eggs, and have been using them as a natural, organic looking Easter decoration. I love the way they add just a little touch of Easter when paired with some pretty fresh flowers. This year I felt like they needed a little something. I still love the simple and natural look,…

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