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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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DIY Iron Transfer Farmer’s Market Tote
DIY Iron Transfer Farmer’s Market Tote

Have you noticed the outdoor markets have been popping up for the season? I’m going to one this weekend! When strolling around local farmer’s markets and the like, I always like to take a roomy tote bag with me for my impulse buys. That’s why we decided to try out a iron transfer farmer’s market tote DIY […]

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Make This DIY Mini Macaron Keychain
Make This DIY Mini Macaron Keychain

Are macarons your love language? If so, you have something in common with 90% of the Lily & Val team (which is why Val made this print). It could be because they’re delicious, but personally I love macarons because they’re also adorable. These mini macaron keychains are even cuter – if that’s possible – because […]

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Make Your Own Candle, the Easy Way!
Make Your Own Candle, the Easy Way!

Welcome to: how to make your own candle, the simplest way possible! Honestly, it doesn’t take a professional to do this DIY – and most noteworthy, it’s one of those fun, satisfying crafts that (pun alert!) melts away the stress. So grab your favorite empty glass containers and let’s get going! After all, life without […]

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DIY Table Runner Using Natural Dyes
DIY Table Runner Using Natural Dyes

Now that it’s officially spring (!!) we here at Lily & Val thought it was a good time to freshen up a few things around the house. Specifically, the table decor. You may have seen our Easter egg planter – which also makes for an adorable centerpiece – but once Easter’s over, what do you […]

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Make This Modern Easter Decor – with Eggs!
Make This Modern Easter Decor – with Eggs!

Can you believe Easter is only a month away? Despite the snow, it feels like winter has flown by in Pittsburgh. I’m ready for spring for sure – so I’ve been looking into different ideas to get my house ready too. I knew I didn’t want to decorate in the traditional way for Easter – pastels […]

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