Today I’m sharing a few pics from 3 recent DIY projects I created for architecture and design blog Decoist. The photo shoots were a blast to stage, and each project took on an ’80s vibe! The first: a series of mirror styling ideas that prove you can’t go wrong when tropical greenery is reflected in the glass…
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A DIY Modern Hanging Vase
Feeling crafty? Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of a DIY project I created for Decoist: a hanging vase that puts a modern spin on the hanging planter, thanks to a glass cylinder and some neon parachute cord! This project is super easy to create, and the finished product is the perfect place to display tropical greenery. Read on for more pics and details…
DIY Geo Paper Art
Today I’m sharing a sneak peek at a DIY geo paper art project I created for Decoist. It’s super easy and lots of fun! All you need is paper, a cutting tool (scissors or a paper trimmer will do), and the adhesive of your choice. There are no set rules–only the joy of arranging and rearranging colorful cut paper!
A Geo Tile DIY Project
Today’s DIY project is an adaptation of our original marble tile art project. Kate here, and my kitchen was in desperate need of some ’80s Modern style. Especially since the kitchen has many ’80s features already (the house was built in ’81). What a perfect opportunity for a DIY project! Many of you know about my obsession with marble tile. I’m a regular at Floor & Decor, where I’m constantly picking up tiles of all sizes to use in art projects. Today I thought we’d get a little crazy…with granite! Still with me?–ha!
An ’80s-Style DIY Still Life
This weekend I filled my $50 IKEA display case with still life vignettes! It’s a project I’ve been dreaming of creating for quite some time. There is a TON of still life inspiration to draw from, as ’80s-influenced still life photography has experienced a huge revival in recent years, thanks to photographers such as Richie Talboy and design studios like Ladies & Gentlemen. And don’t get me started on the slew of still life images on Pinterest! Read on for all the project details…
A Geo Necklace DIY Project
Today I’m excited to share Mirror80’s latest project: a DIY geo necklace. The popularity of necklaces that celebrate simple geo forms can’t be denied. The materials of choice are often wood and metal beads suspended on a chain or a leather cord. I decided to make my own geo creation using a few wooden beads, as well as some necklace remnants from my jewelry box. When it comes to geo necklaces, the possibilities are endless!
DIY Marble Art
Let’s end the week with another DIY project! Remember all of that marble-style ikat fabric that dominated pillows, bedding and window draperies in the 1980s? Today’s DIY endeavor channels that very look while simultaneously celebrating the current marble craze. In fact, this project is so easy, you can go from start to finish in 15 minutes. Nail polish is the ingredient of choice! Check out all the details in my latest post for Decoist, and enjoy a sneak peek below…
Retro-Meets-Modern DIY Fun
Feeling crafty? Kate here, and I wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of Mirror80’s recent featured DIY projects. Many of you know that I also blog for Decoist, and one of my favorite design blogging pastimes is creating original projects. When there’s an overlap between the retro and the modern, I share those endeavors here on Mirror80! Above we see my latest creation, a DIY Geo Wall Art project.
DIY Project: Marble and Mineral Scapes
Hi Everyone! Today I’m sharing my latest DIY project idea: marble and mineral scapes. Think of them as terrariums without plants. The ingredients of choice are colorful sand, mineral specimens, marble tiles, and hardware such as washers and hex nuts. I’ve made no secret of my love for marble, as well as my excitement about the current design trend of celebrating geometric forms with materials such as glass, stone and metal. Today’s featured DIY project reflects recent trends while throwing in a bit of retro flair…
An 8-Bit Stud DIY Valentine
There’s nothing like a handmade valentine! Shower your loved ones with little tokens of your creativity this week. That’s my plan–and I got started on the DIY Valentine’s Day fun this weekend, beginning with a trip to my local craft store. I found a packet of metallic stud stickers, and I knew they would take center stage in at least one handmade creation. Not to mention, when you form a heart using these stickers, the results have an 8-bit look that’s retro and fun. Read on for all the details…