Hi there! It's been a little while since I shared a "What's In My Bag?". Here's what's hanging out in there currently... a journal by Rifle Paper Co, faux nerd glasses (for sleepy face mornings), my locket design for ModCloth, Orla Kiely wallet c/o Double Dutch (i LOVE orla!), keys, paint swatches (saving them for a special project, iPhone, lip glosses, sunglasses x 2, a recipe from my grandma, nail color from American Apparel (favorite), headphones, lots of pens (can never have too many!) and scissors (because... you never know). My bag is from Rebecca Minkoff (you can see me wearing it in an outfit post here).
Hope you've enjoyed this little peek in my bag! Have a lovely lovely day... Elsie
Today I want to share a cute and easy idea for making your own wine corks! These fun, decorative corks make sweet gifts. I love using them in my home because they add a little bit of personality!
Supplies needed: wood spools and corks (i got mine from hobby lobby), double sided tape, wood glue, embriodery thread, scissors.
1. Use double sided tape to begin adhering thread to your spoot. You can use a vintage spool with thread already on it if you like too. 2. Wrap thread around the entire spool. Be sure all the wood is covered. 3-4. Use a small dot of glue to secure the end of the thread. Rub it in so that it will dry clear.
Next, Adhere your corks to your spools using wood glue. Let them dry completely.
Aren't they cute!? This project is super quick and a fun gift idea for any wine lovers in your life!
I also wanted to share a few other D.I.Y. projects using corks. I love this coaster project from Apartment Therapy.
For the past three years I have supported myself solely on an income from my small business. It hasn't always been easy, but I'll never regret it. I've learned so much about work ethic, celcebrating each small step and countless lessons learned the hard way. The truth is that all small businesses are incredibly hard work. Each one has it's own set of struggles, hopes, dreams and fears. Through all of this, I've learned how incredibly important support is! I wouldn't be where I am today without the loyal support my my friends, family and blog readers. Because of this it's very important to me to support other small business owners whenever possible. Buying handmade, vintage and local... theses are topics I could talk all day about. It's such a wonderul feeling to support people who you believe in. I would love to encourage you to support small businesses this Holiday season! It's a magical way to give back to people who take big risks to bring something special to the marketplace... like this dress I'm wearing today. xo. elsie