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5 Creative Ideas for Painting Elegant Pumpkins
5 Creative Ideas for Painting Elegant Pumpkins

I have such happy memories of painting pumpkins. Growing up, it was one of my favorite fall activities. I never even carved a pumpkin until I was dating my husband! Although I have since taken up carving pumpkins in the Fall, painting them will always be my pumpkin decoration of choice. On Saturday, October 21st, we will […]

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How To Make A Simple Yarn Wall Hanging
How To Make A Simple Yarn Wall Hanging

Hello Everyone! So, let’s be honest. We all love the revival of macramé and woven design that has been happening for the last few years. There are so many amazing artisans out there making beautiful creations full of texture and complex patterning. The thing that I love most about fiber art is the introduction of […]

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How to Use Lily & Val Stencils to Create This Modern Chalkboard Sign
How to Use Lily & Val Stencils to Create This Modern Chalkboard Sign

Friends, did you hear the news? Two days ago we released brand new Lily & Val and Plaid stencils. Read all about them here. In this post, I want to share a step-by-step on how to use Lily & Val stencils to create this modern chalkboard sign! The design is very simple, subtle, and a […]

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Crafting a Pocket for Your Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Crafting a Pocket for Your Keepsake Kitchen Diary

I have to admit that when it comes to my personal Keepsake Kitchen Diary, I go the more minimal route. Most of my filled out spreads are simply a pen and maybe a highlighter for important parts of the recipe. But when we had the idea to try to make a pocket for the Kitchen […]

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How to Throw an 80s Movie Night This Summer
How to Throw an 80s Movie Night This Summer

There really is no better way to kick off warm weather than with the carefree vibes of the 1980s. Am I right? And when it comes to the 80s, you just can’t beat those classic movies like Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and – of course – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So we’ve come […]

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Make Your Own DIY S’mores Bar for Summer!
Make Your Own DIY S’mores Bar for Summer!

Can you believe it’s already almost June? I just got done thinking it was still March. Oh well – June means summer (even if it won’t officially be summer quite yet) and summer for me means s’mores. To get you in the bonfire spirit, we created this adorable DIY s’mores bar to help you celebrate […]

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How to Make a DIY Camera Strap – Two Ways!
How to Make a DIY Camera Strap – Two Ways!

 I love photography, of course, but one of my favorite kinds is travel photography (isn’t travel grand? We love it here at L&V). It lets me bring home all the memories I make somewhere else. And actually, I just got back from a week-long trip to London (!!) and wanted to share a DIY camera […]

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Make This DIY Paper Goal Chain
Make This DIY Paper Goal Chain

I’m definitely the type of person who needs a daily reminder of what my goals are and what I’m supposed to be working on. I don’t use planners, I’m easily forgetful about little things, so I needed a different system. Enter the paper goal chain! The idea is simple: determine a goal, make a loop […]

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A Roundup Of Favorite Recycle Themed Posts for Earth Day
A Roundup Of Favorite Recycle Themed Posts for Earth Day

In honor of today, I thought I would share a roundup of favorite recycle themed posts for Earth Day! I am a lover of the old, imperfect, and worn. Giving something old a new life is so gratifying in more ways than one. Click any of the photos to be taken to the corresponding post. […]

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Make a Minimal Memory Keeper
Make a Minimal Memory Keeper

It’s been a busy couple of months around here at Lily & Val! We’ve had two amazing workshops, released a new spring collection, and we’re getting ready for the National Stationery Show! With so much going on, it’s important to stop and keep track of the little moments so you don’t forget what makes life […]

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