Sunday Spotlight: Life’s a Party Lilly Pulitzer Canvas

One of the most well known Lilly Pulitzer quotes is “Life’s a party, dress like it” so of course, I had to incorporate that quote into a Lilly inspired canvas! I chose the Lilly Pulitzer Pop! print and kept it simple. I love how it turned out! xoxo

Lilly Pulitzer Life's a Party Canvas

This is the Lilly Pulitzer Pop! print that inspired me:

pop print

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Sunday Spotlight: Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Quote Canvas

So earlier this week I posted a tutorial on painting Lilly Pulitzer’s Dot Dot Hop pattern that I had painted with my little sister. I just wanted to show off her beautiful quote canvas! I love how it is the same pattern painted the same way but each of them are unique and personal! That’s my favorite part about painting Lilly! Didn’t she do a great job? xoxo

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Hey y’all! I’m back with another Lilly tutorial! My little sister asked me to help her paint a Lilly canvas for her friend, so I decided the best way to show her was to each make a canvas and work together step-by-step. So here is the canvas I ended up making for one of my best friends. Be sure to check back on Sunday to see my little sister’s!

Dot Dot Hop Lilly Pulitzer Tutorial

This is the Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop pattern that inspired me!

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Blank Canvas
  • Printer and Paper
  • Pencil
  • 3 Shades of Blue Acrylic Paint*
  • Turquoise Acrylic Paint*
  • White Acrylic Paint*
  • 2 Shades of Pink Acrylic Paint*
  • Various Sized Paint Brushes
  • Black Paint Pen

*You can substitute a different color to give it your own personal touch*

Step 1: Choose a quote and design the font and layout on the computer. Print it out. Make sure it is the size you want for your canvas. Then, flip over the paper and color in the back with a pencil to create your own carbon transfer.

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 2: Place the quote on the canvas and tape into place. Then trace over the words with a pencil. You need to add a little bit of pressure to make sure it transfers, but not too hard or you will rip the paper. Once you have traced over all of it, remove the paper. Now you have the outline of your words!

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 3: Trace over the pencil with a black paint pen. You may think this is silly to do now, since you haven’t painted the canvas, but trust me, if you don’t do it now, you won’t be able to see the pencil lines later!

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 4: Paint over the quote. I started off with a light layer of paint, so that I could still see the words. I then went over the big, blank spaces with a second coat of paint but tried to leave the words so that I could see them.

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 5: Now step 5 and 6 can easily be reversed, its really up to you, but I don’t like to paint a light color over a dark one so I outlined it instead. Anyways, using the turquoise paint, paint leaves and stems for the background of the design.

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 6: As I mentioned above, Steps 5 and 6 can be reversed. Paint the rest of the background blue.

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 7: Paint small white flowers in clusters across the canvas. You can go over the leaves as they are meant to be part of the background. Add the occasional small heart.

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 8: Repeat Step 7 but this time with pink flowers. Don’t worry about letting some of the flowers overlap and run into each other.

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 9: Now do the same with a light blue and dark blue. If you still have open space go back and fill in with another color.

Lilly Pulitzer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 10: Using a fine paint brush add pink centers to all of the flowers.

Lilly Pultizer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Step 11: Using the black paint pen, go over the text.

Lilly Pultizer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

And that’s it! I loved how this canvas turned out and so did my best friend! Let me know what you think of this tutorial in the comments below! xoxo

Lilly Pultizer Dot Dot Hop Tutorial

Sunday Spotlight: Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Quote Canvas

There are so many beautiful quotes about friendship so I decided to make my best friend a quote canvas. I chose the quote “True friendship isn’t about being inseparable, it’s being separated and nothing changes.”  And being a Lilly lover I decided to surround the quote in one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer prints, Garden by the Sea. I think it turned out great! What do you think? xoxo

Garden by the Sea Lilly Pulitzer Print

And this is the Lilly Pulitzer Garden by the Sea print that inspired me:

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Spotlight Sunday: Lil A’s Crafts

So if you saw my recent post, you know that I just got my adorable little! Well I just got an adorable Lil A too! A Lil A is a “Little Angel” and I am her “Guardian Angel” or GA. I’m pretty much another big or person to watch over my Lil A and guide her through the New Member Process and help her transition into an active sisters. Anways, we also shower them with crafts! So here are the crafts I made for my Lil A! xoxo

Her Lil Angel sign is probably my favorite craft!

Lil Angel Letter

Once a Phi Sigma Sigma, Always a Phi Sigma Sigma!

Once Always

Photo Frame

I had a little bit of my Mum’s help with this embroidery!

Pillow

And I can’t forget her #Galilalove Family Tree!

Tree

Welcome to Phi Sigma Sigma Lil A! xoxo

GA Lil A

Lilly Pulitzer Let’s Cha Cha Tutorial

Hello Lilly lovers! Whose ready for another Lilly tutorial? I know, its been a while. If you saw my post about my Little’s craft crate, I’m sure you saw this Lilly print photo frame. Here’s the step by step instructions on how I painted this pattern!

Lets Cha Cha Lilly Pulitzer Tutorial

This is the Lilly Pulitzer Let’s Cha Cha Pattern that inspired me!

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Supplies:

  • Unfinished wooden photo frame (or other surface to paint on)
  • White Acrylic Paint*
  • Blue Acrylic Paint*
  • Green Acrylic Paint*
  • 2 Shades of Pink Acrylic Paint*
  • Turquoise Acrylic Paint*
  • Small Paint Brushes

*You can substitute a different color to give it your own personal touch*

Step 1: Paint the entire photo frame white. While the white will barely be seen, this acts as a primer and will help the paint to show up better, rather than be absorbed into the wood.

Step 2: Using small brush, paint pink wavy lines to make up the first pieces of coral. Spread them out across the frame so that there is plenty of room for the other colors.

Lilly Pulitzer Lets Cha Cha Tutorial

Step 3: Using the other shade of pink, paint the second coral design. To do this design, I painted small “V” shaped designs in a wavy row and then lightly ran my brush through the wet paint to join them in a line.

Lilly Pulitzer Lets Cha Cha Tutorial

Step 4: Using the green paint, paint swirly coral patterns similar to the first pink design.

Lilly Pulitzer Lets Cha Cha Tutorial

Step 5: Also in pink, add a wavy circle like shape. Add leaf like veins and fill the rest in with dots to make it look porous.

Lilly Pulitzer Lets Cha Cha Tutorial

Step 6:  Create the jagged coral pattern again, this time in turquoise. At this point your frame shouldn’t have any big gaps. If not, go back and add some more of each color but do leave a little bit of room for fish and the background color.

Lilly Pulitzer Lets Cha Cha Tutorial

Step 7: In small empty spaces add green fish.

Lilly Pulitzer Lets Cha Cha Tutorial

Lilly Pulitzer Lets Cha Cha Tutorial

Step 8: Using a very fine brush, fill in inbetween the coral designs with blue paint. Don’t worry about getting right up next to the designs, its okay to leave a little bit of white because there is some white in the original pattern!  Lilly Pulitzer Lets Cha Cha Tutorial

And there you go! Hope you like your finished product as much as I like mine! I’d love to hear how this tutorial worked for you! xoxo

Lets Cha Cha Lilly Pulitzer Tutorial

Sunday Spotlight: My Little’s Craft Crate

I am so incredibly excited to announce that my little is officially a Phi Sigma Sigma!!! I’m the most excited big there ever was and I loved crafting for her! Sorry this post is so long, but I want to share all of her goodies that she got when she got in! xoxo

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Her Savannah & co crate was obviously inspired by a Tiffany & co box.

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Pinterest is full of adorable big/little quotes, but this has to be my favorite so I embroidered it onto a pillow for her!

Dream Big Little One Pillow

Mini pink and white chevron paddle to match the one that my little is making for me!

Pink Chevron Paddle

What sorority girl doesn’t love Lilly? Check back for a step-by-step tutorial on how to paint this Lilly Pulitzer Let’s Cha Cha print coming to the blog very soon!

Lilly Pulitzer Let's Cha Cha Print Frame

Lilly Pulitzer Letters featuring Lucky Charms and Garden by the Sea prints!

Lilly Pulitzer Letters

Lilly Pulitzer Letters

These adorable big/little tumblers I made will be perfect for mixers!

Big Little Tumblers

While these weren’t one of my crafts, I had to share our adorable “Like Big, Like Little” koozies from Little Problems!

Big little koozies

And of course, no craft crate would be complete without something with a monogram!

Striped Monogram Canvas

So excited to welcome my adorable little to Phi Sigma Sigma! xoxo

Big Little Pic