You'll Love This Easy-Peasy DIY Mug!

 

I LOVED temporary tattoos as a kid, and after DIY-ing my own with my illustrations last week, the obsession is officially back! Who knew you could do so much with them?? This DIY mug was incredibly quick and easy to make, and I love that it retains the watercolor effect of my illustrations. Want to make your own? You can use any temporary tattoos — I used a custom design that I designed and printed myself! Read on for the materials and instructions!

 


 

Materials:

mug, temporary tattoos, decoupage, brush, and sponge

Instructions:

Remove the plastic from your temporary tattoo and place (image side down) onto your mug.

Hold the wet sponge on the back of the tattoo until the image is transferred (about 30 seconds to one minute).

Let the design dry, then brush on a layer or two of decoupage to seal the design.

And that’s it!! Check your decoupage packaging for care instructions — I prefer to hand wash my mug just to be safe!


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Snag These Free Valentine's-Inspired Wallpapers!

 

Who’s excited for Valentine’s & Galentine’s Day?? I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m a big fan of this time of year, if only because of all the pretty, pink heart-shaped decor :) We’ve got lots of fun things happening this month, including a couple collaborations coming your way soon — CAN’T WAIT to share more!

In the meantime, check out our Valentine’s Day inspired wallpapers below! Can’t go wrong with stripes and floral patterns, right? Click the images to download the desktop wallpaper, or head to our Instagram stories/highlights to screenshot the phone versions.

P.S. Find some gifting inspiration in our Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day Gift Guides!



 

Happy February, friends! Whichever you decide to celebrate, we hope your Valentine’s and/or Galentine’s Days are full of love, laughter, and lots of chocolate!


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Galentine's Day Gift Guide: 5 Ideas For Your Girl Gang

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of Galentine’s Day — after all, I’ve been friends with my bestie for over two decades, and that deserves a little celebration! I’m a fan of an at-home girls’ night, preferably with a cheesy movie, plenty of wine, and maybe a little crafting. Of course, no Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day is complete without a cute cards — shop our latest collection below!

Plant Lady ($5) | Lost Without You ($5) | La Croix Before Boys ($5) | Noodles of Love ($5)

If you’re looking for some gifting inspiration, here are a few picks for your favorite ladies!

amy zhang creative | nail polish illustration | galentine's day gift guide


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Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 5 Ideas For Him and For Her

 

With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, we’ve got chocolates and flowers and gifts on our minds! We shared our new card collection with you last week, but we’ve included a few more of our tried-and-true, love-inspired cards below. Check out the full collection and let us know which one you like best — there’s a little something for everyone, from coffee lovers to Friends afficionados!

A Whole Latte Love ($5) | Frond of You ($5) | Main Squeeze ($5) | Mountain Man ($5)

If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift to pair with the perfect card, we’ve got you covered! Let’s face it — we’d love to get just about every item on these lists, so you really can’t go wrong ;)

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Drumroll Please... Valentine's Day Cards Are Here!

 

Guys, it’s our first collection of 2019, HOORAY! We’ve been hard at work on lots of fun new projects around here, and we are SO excited to finally share a few goodies with you — and just in time (ok, maybe a little early!) for Valentine’s Day. Who’s excited?!

As you can see, we’ve fully embraced the punny jokes and pop culture references (favorite Phoebe Buffay quote, anyone?) — and if you’re like us, you know the PERFECT person for each of these cards. Plus, since each design is blank inside, they’re perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, and random happy mail, too. Check out ALL our love-inspired cards below (and keep an eye out for our Galentine’s Day card round-up, coming soon!).



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