Found Object Art.

1About a year ago, my friend Lindsay dragged half of a broken tree to my doorstep because she knew I was on the lookout for good piece of branch for an art project. What a friend, I mean she stumbled up them gem on a walk and carried it to me! I didn’t have the end result in my mind at the time but I knew it needed to be big; it had to with a start like this one. I began by taking my favorite piece and spraying it gold. It sat like that for about a year until I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. After scooping up some yarn and strings of leather, I quickly put together a great piece of wall art.

2(I tied together pieces of leather in order to hang the branch)

3(I chose colors that tied in with what I am using in my apartment)

4(Close up of the gold branch)

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I really love the end result. It is so simple but adds a lot of color to our room. The teal is the same color as a desk that I have and the orange flows nicely with our duvet. There are somethings that you have to go out and make in order for it to be exactly what you need.

Handmade Creations.

If you haven’t visited the world of Etsy yet, you really should. They have everything you could ever want and everything you didn’t know you wanted until you found it there. Everything is unique and supports artisans trying to share their creations with the world. I often spend hours upon hours searching for treasures. Check out some of the artists we are loving right now! Maybe you will find a little something for yourself too!

(Letterhappy. We think an amazing gift for anyone is a hand written card. These cards are not only thoughtful, they are cute and unique. We love everything about them!)

(Bluebird. Great geometric jewelry for an even better price!)

(Arminho Paper. These tiny notebooks are perfect for my purse. I store all of my brilliant ideas on them!)

Check out how they make these beautiful notebooks here!

(BlackbirdAndTheOwl. Their handmade and handprinted leather pouches are a great thing to keep in your bag to keep your lip glosses from running rampant through your purse!)

(Theater Clouds. Meticulously crafted scenes photographed for one-of-a-kind looks. These make amazing gifts!)

(Urban Plus Forest. Amazing wall art made from White Birch wood. So understated and beautiful)

(This is my cell phone case that I got from Hello Nutcase. I always get compliments on it and the bright blue color makes it easier to spot in my always messy purse!)

If you aren’t convinced yet, visit Etsy and find something you love. I promise, you will.