by Alicia on June 9, 2014


Do you have a favorite book? Mine is Walden and this weekend I dug out my copy to take along on a short camping trip up in the mountains. It was really just an afternoon, but there’s something to be said for being out of cell range (nevermind wifi) with just a well-worn copy of a book you almost know by heart. And a fire and a bag of marshmallows.

Spending the night in a tent with a dog experiencing GI issues? Well, that’s a story for another day. (Or not.)

Clockwise from top left: book, photo, fire, wild, pond, quote, path


DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray

by Alicia on June 8, 2014

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Hope you had an awesome weekend! Is it getting hot where you are? You might want to try trading in your blowdryer for a DIY sea salt spray this summer. You can find the full tutorial (plus the story about how this project was inspired by a trip to a sensory deprivation tank!) on Whimseybox.

Also, don’t miss the latest #DIY5 where I reveal exactly how un-metal I am :)

DIY5 Episode 17 from Whimseybox on Vimeo.


Psst – Friends and Family Sale

by Alicia on June 7, 2014



We’re friends, right? Good, ‘cuz having a Friends + Family sale on Whimseybox this weekend. Save 25% off on your entire purchase now through Monday! We’ve got over 60,000 items available (!!!) so save yourself a trip to the craft store and enjoy your weekend outside instead!

*Offer not valid on sale items and cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts. As always, shipping for Pro members is free (US only). Sale is valid 6/6/14 – 6/9/14 or while supplies last. 


The Whimseybox DIY + Craft Trend Report

by Alicia on June 6, 2014

Today we published the first Whimseybox DIY and Craft Trend Report. It’s a piece we’re excited to share and build upon in the coming quarters and years. We feel like we’ve got front row seats to the incredible diy/maker movement and have been looking for a way to start sharing more back with the community. Here’s what I said in the introduction:

At Whimseybox we eat, sleep and breathe DIY and craft, and so does our community. This, our first quarterly trend report, was created by analyzing the content posted, shared and consumed on whimseybox.com. We track every search, share, click and comment in our efforts to build the best place for people to find DIY inspiration and buy craft supplies online. Read on for a glimpse into what’s in, what’s out and what’s next.

I hope you enjoy it!


Paper Flower Mania! On Sale ’til Sunday

by Alicia on June 5, 2014


Note: For some crazy reason this post has caused my sidebar to disappear! I’m working on it. – Alicia

Can I just tell you how hard it is to spend a month with beauties like these all over the Whimseybox office and NOT be able to Instagram them until the boxes have arrive to our subscribers? It’s KILLER! If you want to try your hand at paper flowers (I highly recommend it!) we’ve got everything from the May box on sale 25% off until Sunday.
Alyssa is the paper flower expert around here, but here’s what I learned from this project:

  • There is no such thing as too many paper flowers.
  • You can curl tissue paper using the edge of your scissors!
  • You have to pull floral tape to activate the adhesive. (I’d never used it before.)
  • Floral wire only comes in 18″ lengths, at least that we could find. Tin snip are the most effective way to chop a lot of it in half quickly, but I hope you don’t ever have to do it :)
  • Have patience! The first few times can be a little tricky, but once you get the basic techniques down it opens so many possibilities.