Michaels + Bluprint
In this Bluprint Original series made in partnership with Michaels, get an inside look at some of our favorite makers — and learn some new techniques along the way.
Anyone can make show-stopping party decor on a budget! All you need is an idea, some creativity, and a little elbow grease. In this class, a companion to our series "Bring the Party," DIY'er extraordinaire Kristen Johnson shows you how to create unforgettable scenes for your next affair.
From your morning commute to your bedtime routine, the days can get quite predictable when you’re a grown-up — and for the most part, that's fine. Structure and routine can be useful, productive, and necessary. On the other hand, a lack of spontaneity can also be a total creativity killer. Your task: find pockets of free time, while you’re doing the things you’re doing anyway, into which you can add bursts of creativity. It's easier than you think (no matter how busy you are) and you don’t even need a solid block of time to paint a canvas or throw pottery, either. Here's how to take an ordinary hour and add some unexpected magic.
l love a good DIY project just as much as the next girl. But a few years ago, I was craving a hobby I could also teach myself. And, preferably, teach myself while at home mindlessly watching Netflix. Brush calligraphy ended up being just the one! And while I won’t get into how many hours I spent practicing while binge-watching Parks & Rec, you really only need 10 minutes a day to hone this new skill.