02 May
LifestylePOPSUGAR CABANA CLUB + DIY CALLIGRAPHY PHOTOS

Palm Springs is one of my favorite cities in California. I love that it is a short drive away from home in LA, yet I feel like I am transported to another world. It’s a little desert oasis. As the name suggests, there are palm...

08 Apr
DIYDESIGN YOUR WEDDING

I wanted to take a moment and share with everyone a really amazing site, that a good friend of mine is the creative director for. Violet is the first DIY wedding design tool that allows its users to personalize their perfect wedding. Brides and grooms...

19 Jan
DIYMARBLE CELL PHONE CASE

If you follow me on Instagram (@swellmayde), you may have noticed my obsession with marble. It all started when I first visited Bottega Louie, a chic restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, fully decorated in marble. I was completely in awe at how it evoked such...

01 Aug
DIYNATURAL BUG REPELLENT SPRAY

One summer night, I forgot to close my windows and awoke to a large bug bite on my leg. I instantly researched a natural bug spray recipe and tried it that night.  It has been working really well for me. I spray it around my...

01 Jul
DIYTASSEL BOOKMARKS

I remember when I was in highschool, I loved personalizing my school supplies. I would make my own book covers, added collages on my notebooks, and even painted my backpack. When Scotch approached me to come up with a back to school inspired DIY, I...

05 Jun
DIYFATHER’S DIY ROUND UP

Looking back, I haven't put together a DIY round up for Father's Day in the past. So, I wanted to take the time to put together a few of my favorite handmade gift ideas for all the dads out there. Enjoy! 1. DIY Bow Ties  //...

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30 Sep
DIYPATTERNED NOTEBOOK

I always have a sketchbook in my bag, a habit I have had since design school. I never know when inspiration will come my way and I love to instantly jot down notes or sketch a drawing at a moment’s notice. I have been wanting...

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11 Feb
DIYVALENTINE’S DAY ROUND-UP

I love making handmade gifts for Valentine's Day and adding a personal touch for my loved ones. Here are a few fun Valentine inspired DIY's from our gallery, along with some by our favorite fellow DIY'ers. 1. Sequin Heart Elbow Patch 2. Wire Love Ring 3. Cupcake &...

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24 Dec
DIY GIFT IDEAHomemade Marshmallows and S’more Kit

Can you believe it's almost Christmas?!? I am completely ecstatic! I wanted to bring a little something extra to our family's Christmas gathering tomorrow night. At the last minute I came up with this idea, since s'mores are always a big hit with all the...

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08 Dec
DIY THROWBACKHOLIDAY CHRISTMAS TREE PINATAS

One of my friends reminded me of how much she loved our last year's holiday DIY, which inspired me to post it again. It was definitely a fun one to make. Learn how to make a SwellMayde Christmas Tree Pinata: here. ...