Posts tagged ‘DIY + Freebies’

December 11th, 2014

DIY Printable Holiday Gift Tags

 

Free DIY Printable Holiday Gift Tags - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

The season of giving is here and nothing quite beats a well-packaged gift. Whether you’re picking out something fun for your little one or giving the gift of style, be the talk of your next exchange with our printable Snowflake gift tags, which you can download here.

 

Free DIY Printable Holiday Gift Tags - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Free DIY Printable Holiday Gift Tags - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Free DIY Printable Holiday Gift Tags - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

 

Share your holiday gift swag with us on Instagram! Tag us (@rethinkdesignstudio) with a photo of you using them and we will give you a shout.

 

 

 

May 15th, 2014

Top Pins of the Week: Bringing The Outdoors In

If you’re not keen on relying on meteorologists for weather forecasting, have no fear; Pinterest is sure to tell you which season is swiftly approaching. Our most popular pins of the week strangely all had one common theme: blurring the lines between inside and out. And we don’t blame you. Who wouldn’t want to wave goodbye to sullen grays and hello to vivid green? Follow us on Pinterest for more inspiring imagery to spring you out of your Winter slumber.

 

Top Pinterest Picks of the Week: Lush Living - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Clockwise from top left:

1. Sliding Glass Doors / 2. DIY Brass Planters / 3. Outdoor Dining / 4. Clawfoot Tub / 5. Forest Print / 6. Sun-Soaked Bathroom  

September 27th, 2012

Best in Show: Behind the Cover

 

Rethink was happy to host and style the cover shoot for Savannah Magazine’s September/October issue. The “big idea” was to set the tone for the Best of Savannah party and hint at the Best in Show concept without giving too much away. Rethink wanted to blend the fun, poppy elements of the party’s decor with Savannah Magazine’s brand to create a cohesive sneak peek into one of the most anticipated events of the year. The end result for this “cover shoot cocktail” was comprised out of the following ingredients: Stratton Leopold (Owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream) in his top-notch seersucker suit, Rethink-designed award ribbons, and Stitch – our prime pooch (who is an actual American Kennel Club champ!).

Here are some behind-the-scene shots of how the magic happened:

A huge thank you to everyone who made it possible:

Photographer

Tim Willoughby

Stylists

Joel and Erika Snayd, Rethink Design Studio

Stylists’ Assistants

Erica Kelly

Sarah Jennings

Aeriel Whitworth

Seersucker Suit

J. Parker Ltd.

Podium

Harley Ashbaugh, AWD of Savannah

and of course the Savannah Magazine crew.

 

DIY: BEST IN SHOW LEASH

 

The leash you see above was a fun, last-minute addition to keep our cover canine looking like a true “top dog.” It only takes a little time and hardly any materials, and you’ll be sure to get compliments on your newly-adorned pooch!

Materials Used:

- Sisal rope

- Ribbon (optional)

- Office clip

- Scissors

- Hot glue gun

(ribbon tassels not included)

Step 1. Measure the length of your pet’s current leash and cut three strands of sisal rope to size. Add an extra foot and a half to account for handle length and the braiding.

Step 2. Take the strands and secure the ends with an office clip so they stay together when you begin to braid.

**Rethink tip: We added a hint of fuchsia by braiding a strand of ribbon along with the rope – experiment with different colors and materials you can intertwine into your leash!

Step 3. Once you reach just about the end of the rope, stop your braid and glue about 3-4 inches of straight rope together.

Step 4. Add your leash hook to the end of the rope.

Step 5. Take the straight-edged rope and fold over the hook to secure. Hot glue the loop together.

Step 6. To hide the glueing, we took twine and tied it around the meeting point. Carefully hot glue the ends of the twine onto the leash for a clean finish.

Step 7. Now it’s time to make your handle! Unclip the braided end and hot glue the strands together, just as you did the other end.

Step 8. Measure between 12-14 inches and fold the rope over itself. Make sure the loop feels right in your hand, and hot glue the end to the rest of the leash.

Step 9. Finish your handle off with a nice ribbon to help hide the glue work.

Step 10. Enjoy your fabulous new Best in Show leash!

**Rethink note: Our leash served as a photo shoot prop — we only recommend this leash for medium to small dogs that don’t tend to pull.

 

 

August 6th, 2012

Flexible Flatware

Chevron paper by Belle & Union.

 

Giving new life to old things is practically our mantra here at the studio and today we’ve lived up to our philosophy with the creation of these vintage-turned-chic powder coated silverware. Don’t let the bright colors dissuade you; this flatware works well in a variety of table settings – from traditional to poppy to rustic. Take a look at our powder coated cutlery in three completely different setting styles:

 

 

From top to bottom:

1. The delicate lines of the Cake Vintage paper placemats accent the feminine chinaware. Soft blue hues found in the plate help subdue our teal powder coated spoons.  Let the blues remain the subtle splash of color and keep with a neutral napkin.

2. Our silverware gives this kid’s (or grown-up’s) setting a fresh twist. We love the playful lines of this chevron dinnerware by Target paired with the vintage-inspired red cloth napkin from West Elm.

3. Teal and white go rustic in this table setting fit for any castle in the woods. While the white knife feels at home with the light linens, our teal spoon plays with the cool hues of the vintage silver charger. Balance the cool colors with a few natural elements such as a birch stump coaster or antler bottle opener.

See another view of our silverware painted lilac in none other than the fabulous Salted & Styled blog here.

July 31st, 2012

Cover It Up!

Candle covers can be often forgotten when a chandelier is getting freshened up. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to add a pop of color to your light fixture with the help of some sweet textiles. We found this decorative paper on sale at our local art supply store and knew we could use it for something! To find nice paper in your area or online, check out Paper Source, Utrecht or Paper Studio. Click here to order additional candle covers and keep fresh looks ready on the back burner.

 

 

Materials needed:

- Candle covers

- Spray adhesive

- Scissors

- Paper of your choice

- Scrap paper

 

Step 1. Cut a template using a scrap piece of paper that you can base the rest of your covers on. Measure the length of the candle covers to start, and wrap the scrap piece of paper around the covers to eyeball the width.

Step 2. Once you have the template, place the piece on top of your chosen decorative paper and trace its outline.

Step 3. Cut out your new candle cover.

Step 4. Making sure to place a scrap piece of cardboard or newspaper down, spray the backside of the candle cover with spray adhesive.

Step 5. Align the edges of the paper to your candle cover and slowly roll the paper onto your cover.

 

**Rethink Tip: Make sure to leave about 1/8″ of space at the top to reduce any risk of fire hazard.

Step 6. Fold the excess length on the bottom around the edges of the cover for a nice even look.

Step 7. Secure the covers on your chandelier and enjoy a fresh new look to your space!