Earthbound team member and creative butterfly, Hailey Lynn Glass, published her first ever hand-illustrated, hand-bound coloring book entitled, Butterflies, Flowers & Weirdness. We sat down to get an exclusive look into this creative girl’s mind to find out how she ended up on this path and what inspired her to take on the world of coloring.
Hailey’s been everything at Earthbound, from key holder to buying intern to merchandise coordinator and stylist. Her ability to dabble a little here and a little there in a wide variety of roles not only makes her a great employee, but a great artist too. From the time she was little, she was getting her hands in and on everything and anything.
Wood block printing has been around since ancient times. There’s just something about the raw, organic look of using a block stamp by hand. The result is an imperfect design with plenty of character. Each one leaves behind a unique imprint with its own personality.
This season we have fourWood Block Ornaments from India! They can be hung on a tree, OR you can create your very own wrapping paper and cards by using it as a stamp.
Let your imagination run wild like an elephant and get creative!
Foam paint brushes OR Speedball® Rubber Brayer (roller)
1. Add a small amount of paint to the tip of your brush.
2. Take your Wood Block Ornament and carefully dab the paint on the white, raised edges of the stamp.
3. To create an ombre look, paint half the stamp one color and the other half another color. Slightly overlap the colors in the middle. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be perfect!
PRO TIP: Avoid getting paint in the recessed (brown) areas of the block. If this occurs, the excess paint will distort the design when you stamp it.
4. Firmly press the stamp onto the paper, and rock it back and forth to make a solid imprint of the design.
Note: When you wash the acrylic paint off the ornament, the original white paint on the edges will probably come off. If that bothers you, don’t use it as a stamp! Otherwise, enjoy your ornament’s new look.
To hang or to stamp? Let us know how you plan on using these versatile, wood block beauties!
Happy Mardi Gras! How are you celebrating today? As they say in New Orleans, “Laissez les bons temps rouler” – let the good times roll! If you still need a mask for your evening’s revelry, swing by Earthbound and pick up one of our many styles perfect for the holiday.
Surprise! It’s your turn to host Christmas! (Or maybe you’ve known for months and just procrastinated! We won’t judge!) But now it’s crunch time and you need to decorate on the double time!
We’re making quick, easy and cheap decorations from grocery store ingredients that will make your home smell lovely through the holidays!
-3-5 Oranges – For size variety try tangerines or cute little clementines!
-1-2 Tablespoons of whole cloves for each orange.
-Pen or sharpie to mark on orange skin.
-1 bag fresh cranberries.
-Embroidery thread – Color doesn’t matter but you may want festive red or green!
-Embroidery needle – You’ll want a larger size – 1-5 for this!
1- Using a pen or Sharpie, make dots to guide your design. Stars, rings, vertical lines or swirls all look good!
2- Begin pushing whole cloves, stem-first, into your design. Leave just the bud poking out.
We found it was easier to make a general outline of the design first, then fill in the gaps so your lines are as straight as possible. Be sure to take a nice deep breath as you’re working- ahhh! These smell so good!
3- You can leave your pomanders as sitting decor, or tie them with ribbons and hang them! Over a few weeks they will gradually shrink and harden, but continue to smell great!
1- Cut a long piece of embroidery thread and thread your needle. Your doubled up thread should be approximately the length of garland you want to make.
2- Gently push the needle through the cranberries lengthwise. Avoid using any soft, squishy, or otherwise sketchy looking cranberries. They should all be firm and red with no black discoloration.
3- As you add more cranberries, slowly pull your threaded cranberries towards the end of the embroidery floss. They can be delicate and if you pull to vigorously the thread can pull through the sides of the berries, so be gentle!
4- When you have a sufficiently long strand, drape your strand in with Christmas greenery, on your mantle, or above a doorway. Enjoy!
We’re well into the holiday season and just a few short days away from Christmas day. Swing by your nearest Earthbound and finish off the last of your shopping in one easy stop! Here are just a few ideas from among our diverse collections:
We have tea sets, sushi sets, noodle bowl sets, and sake sets, perfect for anyone with a love for tea or Asian cuisine. See more here.
Jewelry boxes make a fantastic gift for almost any lady. Get bonus point for giving it with some jewelry too!
Our gift box bracelets and necklaces are the easiest gift of all to give! Just wrap them up in their included gift boxes. See more styles here, and even more in stores!
We have some great styles of graphic tees this season! These mandala and moon cycle styles are two definite favorites. Everybody needs t-shirts in their wardrobe!
Warm the hearts of your gift recipients with sweaters that will warm their bodies!
We have so many styles of hats, gloves and scarves for keeping guys and gals toasty. Check them out here.