graphic painted tablecloth

Painting a tablecloth is a great way to dress up and freshen your linens this season. I love the look this graphic black criss-cross gives to a simple white cloth. It becomes a perfect backdrop for a...

fresh garden berry compote

One of the best things about our new home is the garden! We have a small gated garden bed that we have already begun work with (truth be told, I started on the garden before even unpacking...

braided leather headdress

Celebrating and having fun is really what summer is all about. Whether you are planning a birthday, a playdate, an art and craft camp, or just an afternoon outdoors in the sun, this braided leather headdress will put...

concerete cake stands

This is one of those projects that after it is done, I think to myself – I’m opening an Etsy shop and selling these for the rest of my life… Then we thought about how much they...

25 free colorful fonts

Since it is getting warmer and brighter this time of year, it’s the perfect time of to add a dose of color to everything in life – including the fonts we use! Here is a free selection of 25 favorite...

food color painted paper plates

With the weather warming up (and our kitchen packed up) we are eating more meals out on the deck. I’ve been wracking my brain for a way to make our paper plates more creative and fun, since the...

a weekend in surprise boxes

Everything around our place is in boxes, ready for next week’s move. I can’t wait to share more about all the plans I have for our new place (and studio!) soon. In the meantime we are looking...

french toast baked in oranges

Are you doing anything special to celebrate your mother, or being a mom, this weekend? I am looking forward to enjoying my family and a favorite breakfast of orange French toast, after sleeping in of course (it’s the little...

accordion paper wreath

You may well know that accordion folded paper is one of my favorite things. The simple folds provide a crazy affordable and easy way to create pretty art. This wreath was crafted with about 50 sheets of white...

two-tone balloons

A bouquet of balloons is quite possibly the easiest way to make any space feel like a party. S?ince they’ve become ever so commonplace, I wanted to bring a bit of a subtle artistic touch to our...

stained glass photo display

Using an inkjet printer, embroidery hoops and tissue wrapping paper, I created this photo display that looks like a pretty version of stained glass. I love how the light filters through the tis?s?ue and creates a gorgeous? hue. Although it was...

tea party manners for kids

Teaching my kids how to act appropriately at parties is a high value around here. Having young children around can either make a party the best or the make it the absolute worst few hours of your week (all depending...

typography cake

The only thing better better than a birthday cake, is a birthday cake that can talk! Why not surprise the guest of honor at your next party with this creative typography birthday cake? It clearly expresses why you are celebrating, in...

10 subtle ways to thank a teacher

This week is teacher appreciation week and I cannot remember ever wanting to thank a teacher as much as I do right now. The twins first year of preschool has been a raving success – in large part...

typography garden

I wanted to create a personal bouquet for mom that was easy for my very black thumb. The hard thing about bouquets is they are very temporary and quite hard to personalize. Instead, I purchased a grouping of potted flowers and created this...

paint chip wall confetti

Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo this weekend, a birthday, a graduation, or just a nice Saturday, there is always occasion for wall confetti! A dash of sprinkles on your ice cream, momentary paint chip confetti on the wall,...

sassy spring love list

This post is brought to you by Diet Pepsi. I was asked to create a sassy spring love list inspired by Diet Pepsi’s new pretty peacock pattern. It was designed by one of my favorite HGTV stars, Vern Yip....

faux chalkboard gift tags

Creating the look of pretty chalkboards with basic black construction paper was a wonderful discovery for us last month. Now it seems the possibilities of what can be made with the faux chalkboards are endless. Simple gift tags are...

25 creative ice cream ideas

Happy May! This month kicks off summer for us in many ways, and I love nothing more than sitting on our porch sharing ice cream with our kids, neighbors, and friends. It is an indulgence so worth...

striped birthday candles

Making a birthday cake feel special doesn’t mean you have to be a fondant wiz. Paint a series of rugby lines onto store bought party candles and instantly turn a simple cake into a festive treat.  I...

bright and easy dreamcatcher

When I think of the woman I have become, there are a couple specific people I am always reminded of. Women who’ve come alongside me and are always there to encourage my wildest of dreams. I...

pinatas for love

Happy weekend. This last week was an intense one – we launched the site redesign, started on the book, and began to pack because we are moving in 3 weeks! Needless to say, I am excited...

blow box party lights

These paper blow box lights give the most festive vibe to any home or party space. We originally made them to hang over the deck for our last party, but I loved the look so much...

New Site Design

Welcome to the newly updated A Subtle Revelry! We’ve been working for a long time on this project and I am thrilled to finally get to share it with you today. May I present… our new...