This Is the Material You Need to Use for Your Next Sand Art Project
Sand art, meet your new cousin, sprinkle sand art! That’s right, we used colorful sprinkles to upgrade our ’90s sand art into a new whimsical decor piece. This DIY upgrade was actually inspired by a cute little ice cream parlor that I visited when I went to South Africa this past March. Kristin’s Kick Ass Ice Cream not only had amazing homemade ice cream in great flavors, but also had sprinkle sand art adorning their wall displays. Once I returned from my travels, I added a snapshot to my inspo board, because I knew I just had to make some of my own :)
1. Use a funnel to layer different color sprinkles into a glass jar.
2. Yup, it’s that easy :)
Grab a funnel and start layering your sprinkles! To get sprinkles at different angles, tilt the glass container as you pour the sprinkles down the funnel.
Spruce up your sprinkle sand art with some bands of glitter and a few air plants.
This scene is straight inspired from South Africa. Sprinkle art is inspired by Kristin’s, and the little felt cupcake came from Angelpie Creations.
This is a great DIY decor piece to add to your home or to spruce up a party table spread. A party themed around ice cream and sprinkles?! Sounds like I need an invite :)
Remember to place a larger sand art creation on a higher shelf to avoid it being knocked over and losing those beautiful stripes. We added some air plants on top and turned this sprinkle sand art into a terrarium. (Sound familiar? Check out our Sand Art Terrarium Kit!)
All good things come with sprinkles.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)