It’s September and we’re already reminiscing over everything we’re going to miss about summer—the sun, the sand, the weekend getaways! Our August Brit Kits were all about traveling in style and our Co-Op’ers became paint-splatter experts as they crafted their very own DIY Paint-Splattered Travel Cases with friends and family.

Curious about the Co-Op? Here’s how it works: Each month we send 11 Brit Kits to each of our fabulous members. Then, they host 10 of their friends for a free DIY party. Sound totally rad? Fill out an application to get in on the Co-Op action here.

This month, party guests received all of the makings for a chic travel case: vinyl, a few essentials from Velcro Industries, and the perfect gold nail polish from Nicole by OPI. These cases are perfect for keeping cords, jewelry, and makeup organized. Or, toss one into your work bag for day-to-day travels.

We were seriously impressed with what you guys made. You used straws, soda cans, crumpled paper, paint brushes, tape, and more to create out of this world designs. Who knew nail polish could paint more than nails? Although, we’re hoping you had enough leftover for a glitzy manicure ;)

Check out this case—what a work of art! Someone is all packed up and ready to hit the road!

How about these cool cases? We love that you customized each one to fit your style!

Can we also take a minute to ooh and aah over some of the amazing food our Co-Op’ers served at their parties? Jennifer Dawn whipped up an impressive yogurt bar—such a fun idea! Another member made these oh-so-colorful caprese skewers and this gorgeous cake. Wow!

Interested in making your own travel case? It’s not too late! Pick up our Paint Splattered Travel Case Kit in the Shop. Or, join in on all of the Brit Kit fun with a Brit Kit subscription.

Thanks again to all of our Co-Op members who hosted an August party. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next month—ready, set, par-DIY!