Animal Bookends

By Rachael Smith, Penelope & Pip

As a book lover I’m always on the lookout for a pair of cute bookends. I have been searching for animal ones for ages, but the ones I’ve fallen in love with are a bit out of my budget.

So I thought I’d get my glitter on and make some cute elephant bookends myself.

Glitter is such a fun medium to work with (especially when it’s hot pink!) and the kids will love helping you make a new little addition to brighten up their shelves.


Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

This time of year I get a little stir crazy to travel. The past weekend my husband and son and I took a must needed camping trip in Big Sur with some friends and it was the perfect little getaway. I need to check out these safari tents above in El Capitan Canyon (image above) for another weekend trip. Any fun trips on the horizon for you?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

PS We are looking for paid design post submissions for Julep for the We Heart Design category.  If you’re a designer (a Minted designer or otherwise) please check out our submission form right here.

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DIY Giant Painted Wall Confetti

By Jenny, Hank and Hunt

Have you been pinning wall confetti like mad? I know I have. I can’t get enough of it and it is everywhere. From little vinyl stickies (I just used some copper ones for a recent party) to simple paper ones in all the colors of the rainbow, wall confetti isn’t going anywhere soon. This weekend I was making a hand-painted birthday sign for Henry’s upcoming 7th birthday. The blue and aqua colors were so cool on the black card stock that I thought I would try a variation for confetti…


Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor
With NYC Fashion week going on I’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful collections circling the internet and this red and pink dress from Honor caught my eye with the unexpected, bold combination of pink and red (not just for Valentines Day!). Apparently, Princess Diana was a fan of this color combo, and so is Sarah Jessica Parker.

The only question that remains:  Would you wear red lipstick or pink?

Have a bold, unexpectedly wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors


Modern Eclectic Mix

By Victoria, SF Girl by Bay
Hima is the blog behind Helsinki-based freelance writer Stella Harasek, who writes about all things interior design and everything that relates to the cozy concept called home. Stella’s own home is simply stunning. It’s an unexpected and eclectic mix of everything from classically traditional chandeliers, danish mid-century modern, to inexpensive flea market finds, all working in harmony to create a very comfortable, relaxed lived in look, but with a lot of sophistication enhanced but the subtle pastels and shades of gray she so wonderfully combines. This is my kind of modern eclectic mix…