Entries Tagged as ‘DIY’

January 2014 Calendar // Free printable and download

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Wow, was 2013 a blur or what? Enter 2014: A new year, a new you!

I don’t mean to be not-Debbie Downer, but I’m totally stoked for this coming year! I see it as a year of possibilities and dreams. I wish you all the best for 2014 and may all your dreams come true.

I’ll leave you all with a free printable and downloadable January 2014 calendar. Print it to hang above your desk or download it for your desktop, tablet or phone!

My last post of 2013. But I’ve got some great posts lined up for the new year, so I’ll see you all on the flip side (aka 2014!)

Cheers!

January 2014 calendar wallpaper_coco and mingo

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January 2014 calendar via coco and mingo

Wallpaper / January 2014 calendar

Desktop / Download
Phone lock screen / Download
Phone home screen / Download
iPad or tablet / Download

Calendar (8 x 11″) / Printable

I wish you all a healthy, happy New Year!!

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Calendar and wallpaper created and copyrighted by Jessica of Coco and Mingo. For personal and non-commercial use only. Not for resale or redistribution. Please link back to original post if shared.

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DIY Hanging holiday clothespins

Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Happy Sunday, friends! I know, so weird to be posting on a Sunday! But I just want to take today out to say THANK YOU all for your support and friendship this year! You have all made my experience here at Coco/Mingo the best ever and I thank each and every one of you. ♥

I’ll be taking it easy here on the blog until after Christmas so I wanted to leave you with a quick and easy DIY for all you last minute holiday preppers! I love snail mail and I have been loving each and every holiday card sent my way this year! To show them all off, I’ve decided to create these super easy holiday hanging clothespins!

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

Supplies
// Acrylic paint, colors to your liking
// Mini clothespins (or semi-mini if you’ve got big handwriting!) I used Loew Cornell
// Paintbrushes

Easy enough! If you’d rather take an even easier route, buy the clothespins already dipped! Check out all the colorful options that my favorite packaging supply company, Thatch & Thistle Supply Co. has got for this!

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

Happy holidays, friends! For those of you celebrating Christmas, have such a great one! Unfortunately, I won’t be spending it at home with my family, but you know what they say, home is where the heart is. Mine is both here and there! ♥

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Thank you Corina, for that beautiful, handmade mint-colored Christmas tree card!!
All hand lettering by me.
Obsessed with my gold tinsel twine from Thatch & Thistle Co – been using it on all my holiday packaging this year!

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DIY Holiday place cards // Rosemary mini wreaths

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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My dad and brother have been growing their green thumbs with a family garden where we have a ton of vegetables – eggplants, bell peppers, peas, lettuce, chili peppers, 2 types of tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, green onions, rosemary, and more that is yet to bud. I guess that’s the good thing about Hawaii – you can pretty much grow these veggies year ’round!

Now, let me tell you about our rosemary. It is huge. I mean, huge. That thing grows out of control. Well, my mom heard that rosemary gets rid of bugs + insects like cockroaches, so she literally has sachets and cups of rosemary around the entire house (and I think it works!). I mean, why not make use of the thing? It smells amazing! Open up any drawer or cabinet and you’ll find sprigs of rosemary there. Plus, she makes it into mini bouquets that smell divine. Anyway, how could I not be inspired by this herb when I was literally surrounded by it? It’s the holiday season and of course, we all love fir trees and wreaths! But I thought that rosemary would make for a great wreath place card idea! A perfect smell to accompany your meal. And when you’re done with it, it makes a great decoration piece to put on your fridge (it dries wonderfully!)
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Rosemary mini wreaths_holiday place cards

Rosemary mini wreaths_holiday place cards

Rosemary mini wreaths_holiday place cards

Supplies

// Pen + ink (I used calligraphy, but you don’t have to)
// Black card stock (or color of your choice) and translucent visual bond paper
// Raffia (or twine)
// Rosemary branches (or sub fir branches from your Christmas tree)
// Scissors
// Nylon thread
// Gold wrapped wire braid (or any sort of wire)
// Mini hole puncher

Create the mini wreath circle base with the gold wrapped wire. Using the nylon thread, attach the rosemary branches to the gold wrapped wire, overlapping where necessary. Have fun with it and be creative – I created full wreaths and half wreaths!
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Rosemary mini wreaths_holiday place cards

Rosemary mini wreaths_holiday place cards

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All photographs by me

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GP03: DIY Marble Coasters // Victoria of Oh So Pretty

Friday, November 22, 2013

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Hello Coco/Mingo readers! Victoria here from Oh So Pretty! I’m so happy to help Jess with a guest post as she’s back at home with her family and hopefully getting lots of rest and relaxation!

I love handmade gifts so I was trying to think of what to make Jessica for her birthday. I know she loves drinking tea and just recently got some succulents so I wanted to make her some coasters she could use.

DIY Marble Coasters_OSP_CM

This is a very easy DIY – all you need are:

// Marble tiles (can be found at your nearest hardware store)
// Paint
// Hot glue gun
// Cork board

You may want to find non-coated marble tiles. If not, make sure you use a primer before you paint and use a sealer after it dries. Then you glue a piece of cork board underneath and you’re done! Let us know if you make some and share the photos with us!

 

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For Halloween tricks and treats

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Sorry about all the holiday postings (what with yesterday’s holiday card post and today’s Halloween post) but seriously, ’tis the season! So…What’s better than spreading around sweet treats for the holidays, especially Halloween!? Also, if you’re anything like me (waiting until the last minute to throw something together) this treat bag will be perfect for you to give to friends, co-workers, and family – super easy and it also gives you an excuse to be a little crafty! I like decorating each of the bags a little different – shows a little bit more individuality and personalization!
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Halloween gift bags_coco and mingo

Halloween gift bags_coco and mingo

Oh, and for the kiddos, I’m adding a little special Halloween touch to their candies (gotta add hand lettering to everything!) It would be perfect for those of you with kids wanting to pass around treats to school friends! Oh, the good ol’ days!

Halloween gift bags_coco and mingo

Halloween gift bags_coco and mingo

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All photos via Coco/Mingo
Baker’s twine in gold shimmer via Thatch and Thistle Supply Co.
Black paper bags via Wrapping Me Up
White circle and brown kraft hang tags via Fanciful Chaos here and here

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