Spotted! Ikons are on trend for fall and we can’t help feeling inspired!
I’ve been gradually collecting letters to create a wooden alphabet for my son. This #mymetrieikon looked like a whimsical ‘o’ to me with the recessed area painted. Now it reminds me of a child’s wooden alphabet block. With such nice woodgrain I wanted to leave most of it exposed while adding a bit of playfulness with paint. . . . . . #blogpodium16 #metrie #prettysimple #nurserydecor #foundmademodern A photo posted by Robyn (@shibangdesigns) on
“If you get into your life and rip things apart and learn how things are created, then you’re the master of your work. Ask questions, get dirty, and don’t be afraid to use your own hands. Put your hands on your life.” — @thetiffanypratt, #BlogPodium16. I’ve been buzzing with inspiration from last Saturday’s @blogpodium conference all week, and this afternoon I put it into a DIY with the @officialmetrie Ikon (the decorative wood block) from our swag bags. I’d love to use the Ikon everywhere in my space, so I turned it a stamp for napkins, table runners, totes, stationery — all kinds of things! Have you ever carved your own stamps? It’s so fun! To make this one, I put a piece of paper over the block and made a rubbing of the design with a pencil, traced the design on that rubbing with a fine-point marker, pressed it onto a piece of rubber to transfer the image, carved the design out of the rubber with a stamp carving knife and then glued the design to the Ikon. Which was all easier than it sounds (really!) — just the carving part was a bit tricky. If you decide to give it a try, let me know — I’d love to see your homemade stamps! (And if you have questions about supplies or anything else, ask away!) A photo posted by Julie (@trysmallthings) on
Picked up a few new books this month time to start making bookends #mymetrieikon A photo posted by Katherine Bellman (@tea.journey) on
How did @blogpodium and @minted know this is going to be my colour scheme for the basement?! Now I just have to decide if I’m going to paint my #mymetrieikon rose gold with @krylonca or leave it natural. #blogpodium16 #loveeverythingpink #interiordesign A photo posted by Jennifer Johnson (@jjslovelythings) on
So, I know were still a few months away until Christmas, but I’ve been doing a little holiday tinkering lately. I received this Metrie Ikon in the BlogPodium swag bag, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! This year, instead of hanging our stockings on the mantle with nails (you can see one in the bottom right) I figured I could make some proper (less damaging) stocking hangers using the Ikons! Now I just have to figure out how to put the hook on and make sure it can handle the weight of the stockings 🙂 A photo posted by Q-Schmitz Home Design & DIY (@qschmitzdesign) on
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