Shabby chic: Crafts & decor for spring

Shabby chic: My un-boho half. The video (above) on Studio 5 is about creating your own shabby nest for home spring decor. Aqua hues & shabby colors all come together to turn items like chicken wire and ribbon into the cutest of table accessories.

Source: via Karboojeh on Pinterest

Matchboxes and tins can get a shabby, imperfect update. These lovely designs (above & below) are by: tinkeredtreasures on Etsy.

Source: via Karboojeh on Pinterest

This is a cute mason jar update idea by Upcycling vintage music sheets, a mason jar, and paper & fabric scraps.


Fabric Details: Print Away - Secret Garden

Pom-pom cushion. This cushion is called Secret Garden, initially hand-painted by Bluebellgray before going to the factory. On their blog, it says:

Bluebellgray is an exciting, young, Scottish textile design company specialising in the home interiors market set up by designer Fi Douglas in 2009. Influenced by a love of colour and all things floral, the designs are something unique and special, each design is painted by hand in the Bluebellgray studio before being printing onto natural cottons and linens using state of the art printing technology.”

Again, the pom pom trimming looks so cool on this wall hanging, called “Meadow.”

Bluebellgray - wall

Let’s not forget this gorgeous curtain. the little half-pink-half-white cushion is also so beautiful.

Back to cushions.

Fantastic designs, and beautiful prints

Bohemian Surrender: When romantic shabby-chic wins over

Romantic bird cage

Nothing can defeat a boho soul like a dash of shabby chic. I love bohemian, colorful, and sometimes earth-toned decor. I love busy Moroccan, Saharan, folk, ethnic, and nomadic motifs. But nothing can defeat my boho soul like a shabby-chic, white, tired, rustic, and worn-out piece of decor, like this birdie cage.

Romantic birdie cage

I’ve been looking up ways to upgrade my jewelry packaging and branding ways, and although most of my jewelry is boho, the labels I am working out for them are so-going the romantic, shabby-chic way. Until I saw this picture, I was all composed and ready to modify my ways, but I am all done now. Shabby-chic wins over boho - for tags and packaging.

I will need a long time to get over these and regain my boho ways. SIGH.

Source: via Karboojeh on Pinterest


Romantic-vintage is also very hard to get over. Who can resist tags like these? Not me!

Source: Uploaded by user via Karboojeh on Pinterest


And of course, all of this can snowball into a romantic kind of packaging, like this one here.

Source: via Karboojeh on Pinterest


I learnt to follow my heart in everything I do. If my jewelery turned out boho, it’s because I followed my heart - after many attempts to be someone else with my designs. My mom saw my first batch of handmade jewelry and told me: “don’t try to please anyone, make jewelery that you like.” And I did. Thanks mom!

If those tags want to be shabby, then I’m all for it :-)

I leave you with more shabby-chic, romantic-chic, vintage-chic, & retro packaging ideas…

Floral tags

(Via Eat Drink Chic)


(Nostalgia Organics on etsy. Pics above & below via the the Dieline - via Eat Drink Chic)



(via Nostalgia on Etsy)

NOSTALGIA - Lavender Flowers Hand Crème

(via Nostalgia’s website)


Guft Tag

(via Kenzo Crafts)

Gift Tags

( via Folksy)