Erin Francois

DIY Contributor
Maker, designer, flea market enthusiast, and French culture devotee– Erin Francois simply loves to make things. A passion encouraged early on in childhood by her mother and grandmother (both hardcore DIY-ers!) and strengthened with a background in interior design
DIY Valentine’s Day Flower Wall Art Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on January 26, 2021

DIY Valentine’s Day Flower Wall Art

I love having fresh flowers in the house especially during winter months to help brighten things up in our home. With February 14th just around the corner, why not put a spin on the predictable bouquet of flowers and celebrate this Valentine’s Day in style with a graphic and colorful flower wall art? Fresh and...

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Wooden Beads and Brass Minimalist Wall Hanging Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on December 22, 2020

Wooden Beads and Brass Minimalist Wall Hanging

Often the most beautiful art is crafted from simple or everyday objects, and I think that’s what makes these brass and wood wall hangings so special. They’re made from a handful of simple materials and their clever design adds texture, geometry and visual interest to a gallery wall or even a visually quiet corner. Materials...

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DIY Modern X-Shaped Coaster Set Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on December 22, 2020

DIY Modern X-Shaped Coaster Set

Coasters are essential for protecting tabletop surfaces, but they’re often clunky and boring, so why not create something that will not only rock at holding your drink, and is visually interesting too? The graphic “X” shape of these DIY coasters is created with pre-cut strips of balsa, a soft wood that eliminates the need for...

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Flip-Clock Wooden DIY Desk Calendar Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on December 20, 2020

Flip-Clock Wooden DIY Desk Calendar

It’s a new year which for many of us means it’s time for a new calendar! This DIY desktop calendar takes its styling from the flip-clock beauties of yesteryear, adding a retro touch to the modern workspace.  It’s a perpetual desk calendar too which means make it once, and you’ll be able to keep tabs on...

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How To Make An Eucalyptus Wreath With Candle Stick Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on December 20, 2020

How To Make An Eucalyptus Wreath With Candle Stick

Hello! Erin here with another Scandinavian-inspired project for you as our December days continue to shorten. Inspired by the Santa Lucia candle crown tradition, the candle wreath nods to the Swedish tradition giving off a warm glow a midst dark Winter nights. The wreath’s simple brass ring sets the framework for a modern eucalyptus wreath...

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Scandinavian Christmas Dala Horse Ornaments Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on December 20, 2020

Scandinavian Christmas Dala Horse Ornaments

The Dala Horse is an international symbol of Swedish heritage, but just because you’re not Scandinavian doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun of the tradition. If your personal style tends to lean Scandinavian Modern (like mine does!), why not make some monochromatic Dala Horse ornaments to dress your Christmas Tree or adorn...

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3 Beautiful Ways Of How To Tie a Bow With Ribbon Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on December 20, 2020

3 Beautiful Ways Of How To Tie a Bow With Ribbon

When it comes to gift-giving, I think choosing the gift wrap is sometimes just as fun as picking out the gift itself. In order to simplify the wrapping process, I keep a small box along with a few rolls of wrapping paper under our bed to function as my gift wrap stash. That small box...

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How To Make An Office Wall Organizer Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on November 27, 2020

How To Make An Office Wall Organizer

As a DIY blogger, I’m always looking for fun ways to organize my materials (because let’s be honest, I have tons of them), and this office wall organizer is just the ticket. It’s a pegboard and cork board wrapped into one, so in addition to storing materials, I can tack inspiration clippings up too! It’s...

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