Category Archives: décor

DIY Built-In Bookshelves with a Hidden Bookcase Door

March 24, 2021

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We finally have built-in bookshelves! I’ve wanted these for quite a while, but it was a big project, so Jon took some convincing. It’s kind of funny though, because once I thought of the idea that made him want them (a Scooby-Doo door!), he had to convince me to start them the very next week! I posted the entire bookshelf DIY tutorial with a hidden bookcase door over on my author blog.

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DIY Garland Idea For Last Year’s Calendar

November 8, 2018

DIY garland idea for last years calendar, DIY for old calendar, office decor, kids room decor, kid craft, illustrated garland, illustration, what to do with last years calendar, Jaunty Animals calendar from Hello Small World, animal decor, animal artAt the end of each year comes the end of usefulness for that yearly calendar, but it doesn’t have to be. Cutting out the illustrations from last year’s calendar to reuse & repurpose them is a fun and easy DIY craft project! You can make your old calendar illustrations into a quirky animal collage of wall art prints or you can turn them into a whimsical animal garland to hang in kid’s rooms, your office or any place that can use a fun, make you smile, element of whimsy!


  • – Last year’s Jaunty Animals calendar
  • – Scissors
  • – Bakers twine
  • – Tape


DIY Project | Turn 2016 Jaunty Animals Calendar Illustrations into Framed Collage of Pictures

October 13, 2016

Use the illustrations from your 2016 Jaunty Animals calendar to make a quirky framed collage with your favorite Jaunty Animals of the year! All you need are scissors, the calendar & 4″x4″ or 5″x5″ frames with a 4″x4″ mat. We chose to use the 5″x5″ frame with the mat here.

If you don’t have the 2016 version, don’t worry — you can scoop up one of the few remaining 2016 calendars at its discounted year-in price through the Hello Small World web store here.


Tax Day Survival Kit

April 10, 2014

Taxes are no fun — if your one of the more than  43.6 million Americans estimated to do their own taxes you might as well have a hot cup of coffee & a comfy office before you sit down and want to pull your hair out.

1. floral chair via Anthropologie $698 // 2. work lamp via Ikea $29.99 // 3. lucite stapler via Anthropologie $32 // 4. woven wire trashcan via Urban Outfitters $29 // 5. parsons desk via West Elm $399 // 6. planter via Urban Outfitters $29 // 7. colorblock pen via Anthropologie $6 // 8. textured mug via West Elm $19.99 // 9. sticky notes via Urban Outfitters $14