DIY Marbled Coasters & DIY Yarn Wall Hanging


We are still dreaming orange and blue from our Super Bowl 50 Broncos party yesterday. If you haven’t seen it, take the time. It’s got it all – fashion, pretty girls {Jodi and Kaitlin from The Every Hostess}, a bar cart with really good Vodka and a special cocktail recipe.


As promised here’s DIY #1 from the shoot yesterday, DIY Bronco Marbled Coasters.

Keep reading for the second tutorial – DIY Yarn Wall Hangings.



  • 4X4 white tile, The Home Depot
  • Nail polish
  • Disposable Container
  • Warm water
  • Toothpick
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Felt pads


Fill a throw-away container with really warm water.

Drop 4-8 drops of nail polish into the water. We chose to do one color for each coaster.

Swirl the polish in a swift manner with the toothpick. Quickly, dip the entire coaster into the water with your gloves on. Once the coaster dips under the water, it will ‘collect’ all the polish.

Pull the coaster up out of the water. The nail polish will be swirled on top. Let them air-dry.

Once dry, add felt pads to the bottom.

Add them to your serving tray or bar cart.


Love the pop of color from the coasters. They make for a lovely hostess gift, too.


Finally, here’s tutorial #2 from our Super Bowl party – DIY Yarn Wall Hangings.



  • Yarn
  • Wire hangers
  • Scissors


Cut long strands of yarn.

Decide on a color pattern, or see where your creativity takes you as you go.

To tie it onto the hanger, fold the yarn in half, and loop it through. No glue needed. Tighten the knot.

Repeat until the hanger is covered.

Lay the hanger on a smooth surface and straighten all the yarn ends. Cut the ends of the yarn at different angles.


We like all the pretty stuff and looking good, but we get really into the game too! Go Broncos!




Photographer: Meredith Moran | @meredithmoranphoto
Clothing and Jewelry: Denver Street Boutique @denverstreetboutique
Cocktail: 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit | @10thmtnwhiskey
Event Stylist: J. Sorelle | @jsorelle3 and The Every Hostess | @theeveryhostess
Models: Jodi, the beautiful brunette of J. Sorelle | @jsorelle3 and Kaitlin, the bombshell blonde of The Every Hostess |  @theeveryhostess
Bar CartWest Elm
DIY coaster and yarn wall hangings: J. Sorelle

DIY Pegboard Art


Pegboard is the source of so many amazing art projects and organizational walls. We’ve seen them accessorized with hooks, baskets, jars, letters, ribbon and photos. But one specific pegboard in an art classroom really caught our eye. The colorful, bright DIY pegboard with an inspirational quote was made by one creative and talented art teacher, Sam Mizwicki. The quote by Roald Dahl says, “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Well, this colorful piece of DIY pegboard art radiates like a sunbeam, which gives us good thoughts…and we’re hoping it makes us look lovely.

Sam is sharing all her tips in a how-to tutorial below. Thanks, Sam!



  • Peg board
  • Pencil
  • Yard stick or ruler
  • Acrylic paint
  • Painter’s tape


  • Step 1: Purchase the pegboard in a big sheet from Home Depot. It was quite inexpensive for the size of the piece. You can also find some in white, but I liked the brown look.
  • Step 2: Use a table saw to cut pegboard down to desired size, or ask the nice employees of Home Depot to cut it for you.
  • Step 3: I used the concept of perspective here, where every line goes back to the vanishing point. Find the center of the pegboard and make a little dot. All lines will end at that point (the vanishing point).
  • Step 4: Start at the perimeter of the pegboard and divide up into sections of whatever size you prefer. You can measure it out to make it exact or just wing-it! I measured mine out to be a bit more precise. I used a pencil to make a little dot to mark each section.
  • Step 5: Use a yard stick or ruler to draw a line from the outer perimeter dot to the inside vanishing point dot. Continue this until you have filled in the whole space. Press lightly with your pencil because it makes it easier to erase.
  • Step 6: Next comes the fun part, painting! I used acrylics. Since I am an Art teacher, I have quite a collection of all different types of acrylics. A more heavy bodied acrylic will need less coats of paint, and can add a bit of texture. You can always water them down a bit. I used different sized brushes to get into the small spaces. Painters tape or masking tape can you keep straight lines, and avoid bleeding into another section. Just be careful when you pull off the tape, because the paint may come with it. If you stick the tape to your pant leg before applying it to the board, it will make it a little less sticky, which may help avoid the dried paint being pulled off.
  • Step 7: Fill in all sections with paint. Get creative with the colors. I used rainbow colors, but you could try different values in the same color family or black and white.


  • Step 8: Sketch a paper template of the banner with a quote. Trace your sketch onto the pegboard, and recruit a friend to cut it with a jigsaw. Sharp curves can be tricky with a jigsaw, so keep that in mind when designing the shape of your banner.
  • Step 9: Paint a white acrylic coat on the banner. Gesso will work here too.
  • Step 10: Find a quote that you like, keeping the space of the banner in mind.
  • Step 11: Freehand the letters, or print them out in a Word document to do a transfer. It is often easier to start with the words in the middle and work your way out, so you don’t have too much or not enough space left. To transfer letters, use graphite paper or just a pencil. Run your pencil on the back of the printout. Press hard. Then lay the letters down where you want on the banner. Use a sharp pencil to press hard on the outline of the letters on the front. This will make a transfer of the letters that appear on the banner. It is like making homemade graphite transfer paper. The letters might be faint,  but you can always trace over it.
  • Step 12: Use a paint pen or sharpie to trace over your lettering.
  • Step 13: Hang the banner from the painting. I used a ball chain to hang the banner. You can find this at any craft store for a few dollars.



DIY Bouquet Wrap for the Hostess


Art is therapeutic. Flowers are beautiful. Kids love activities. Combine all three for a DIY hostess gift that is both personal and memorable. Whether the booms are fresh from the garden, or store-bought, they are even prettier when they are wrapped in a custom, DIY flower wrap.

Jessica shared details of her sunny afternoon painting on the porch, and how she created the DIY bouquet wraps with her kids on Momtastic. After you read it, make sure you find time in your day to stop and smell the roses!



DIY Hanging Wall Art

Words to live by…


See all the details on how we made the back to school-inspired DIY hanging wall art on Momtastic.

Thanks Fleur de Lis, a paperie for the adorable printables!

10 Creative Ways to Decorate the Wall with Flowers

Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!
~ Robin Williams

We couldn’t agree more, Robin. Nature is alive again. The warmth of the sun, and buds in the trees is rejuvenating for the soul. We’re so happy Spring is here – seriously, we would hug it if we could.

Naturally, we’ve got flowers on our mind…and hopefully on our walls soon with all these amazing floral wall decoration ideas.

10 Creative Ways to Decorate the Wall with Flowers

1. Antler and Flower Wall Art: We’re still obsessed with all the deer heads popping up on walls, so the combo of deer heads, bright colors and fresh floral has us swooning. {via Wedding Chicks}

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2. Paper Flower Wall: We heard Oh Joy! speak at Alt, and immediately loved her. She was a wonderful speaker, and she is insanely talented. Look at that DIY paper wall art. {via Oh Joy!}


3. Girl’s Room Decor: We are smitten with the paper flowers, teepee and gold pouf in this room! One lucky little lady calls this place home, and she’s most definitely a chic princess. {via honey & fitz}


4. Floral Monogram: With a little Modge Podge and a gorgeous floral print, you can create a pretty floral monogram. This would look great on the wall, and it would make a fabulous gift. {via Homey Oh My}


5. DIY Fresh Flower Wall: Buy some fresh stems from your local florist and hang the stems with washi tape. You can do this on a small-scale, or a large one. And, if you want it to last longer, buy fake stems. {via Green Wedding Shoes}


6. Party Backdrop: A Snow & Graham print is lovely and a wall to match is even more lovely. {via Snow & Graham}



7. Pom Flower Wall: Lia Griffith impresses again with this Mother’s Day Brunch pom flower wall. {via Martha Stewart}



8. DIY Giant Floral Typography Wall Art: We need to make this with a J! It’s so beautiful. {via Paper & Stitch}


9. Art Print: We love so many of The First Snow’s prints, so it was hard to pick just one. They are so pretty and unique. Plus, she’s in CO and we have major hometown pride!



10. DIY Framed Wallpaper Art: Make panels of art with rolls of wallpaper. It’s a DIY, which we always love, it’s affordable and looks fabulous! {via Hunted Interior}