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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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How to Start Your Own Bullet Journal
How to Start Your Own Bullet Journal

How are those New Years resolutions coming? Mine were forgotten sometime in early February. There were a few overarching goals I had though that stuck with me – to follow my word of the year (I chose persist) and get organized. That’s why I decided to start a bullet journal – keep my goals on […]

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Make a Simple Spring Faux Wreath
Make a Simple Spring Faux Wreath

It’s March and that means spring! Ignore the fact that it’s technically still winter – it’s been in the fifties in Pittsburgh recently and to me, that means spring. If you’re the type of person who still has their Christmas wreath on their front door (cough, Dad) – then you have to try our faux wreath […]

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Make Your Own No-Sew Apron
Make Your Own No-Sew Apron

I’ve found myself doing a lot of baking these days since I started blogging for Lily & Val, which means making a lot more mess in the kitchen than usual. So I figured it was about time that I crafted this DIY No-Sew Apron to avoid the flour-all-over-myself phenomenon. Our L&V Merchandising Director Emily is […]

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Make Your Own DIY Memory Keeper Box
Make Your Own DIY Memory Keeper Box

Remember Valentines Day parties back in elementary school? How you’d make a little memory keeper box to keep all your valentines cards in? I loved Valentines Day even back then, mostly for the free candy and the mandatory recognition from the cute boys in class whose mothers told them they had to pass out valentines […]

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DIY Galentine’s Makeup Candy Gift + Free Download
DIY Galentine’s Makeup Candy Gift + Free Download

Before Valentine’s Day comes Galentine’s Day, a day to get girly and give out some love to your gal pals. Scrolling through all the amazing Galentine’s-themed parties and treats on Pinterest brings inspiration for making February 13th the day for your girlfriends!  Because we couldn’t help ourselves, we’ve come up with some super sweet treats you […]

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