Design isn’t just a job for me; it is a way of life. I am not afraid to take design risks, and I think it is important to push the limits to achieve something beautiful and surprising. I love bright, vibrant colors, and creating unique things. When I can’t find exactly the piece of art or furniture I am looking for, I find a way to make it myself, or have it made to match my vision.
When I was younger, I would beg my mom to take me to the craft store. I would wander the aisles, touching the fabrics, reams of colorful papers and baubles, and dream of the endless projects I could create. Not much has changed as I continue to dream and create for clients and my own spaces. Learn More →
Jo is one of the featured makers on NBC’s show Making It. She has won 8 Houzz design awards with her business partner Jennifer and has been featured by Better Homes & Gardens, People Magazine, HGTV and more. Learn More →
It is no secret that I LOOOOVE Valentine's Day! I love pink, hearts and all things chocolate, now that is my kind of holiday! I made this cute Valentine's bouquet and I would love to teach you how to make it too!
Join me on February 4, at 7:00 MST on my instagram for a LIVE tutorial.
Link to my instagram: Jo Gick (@ohsojo_) • Instagram photos and videos
Here are the supplies you will need to make this fun bouquet with me.
- Crayola Model Magic (Red, Pink, White)
- Striped Pot (found in the dollar spot at Target)
- Styrofoam dome (found at craft store)
- Knife cutter
- Paint brush
I CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE WITH YOU!!!!
I teamed up with my friends at Formica to create a Desk space to create all my fun products. The opinions in this post are my own and may include affiliate links.
When I decided to take a break from my career as an interior designer to focus on creating products for my Etsy shop full time, I knew I was going to need to design the perfect space for maximum creativity.
Since I was a little girl, I have loved all things rainbow! So naturally I was going to carry this into the space that was just for me! A space where I can unleash my creativity and make a mess and close the door until I am ready to create again.
Approaching this space as a designer was like having myself as a client. How could I make this space the most functional to grow my small business while making it a space that makes me happy at the same time.
I really think storage of supplies as well as a sprawling work space were at the top of my list. I was on the hunt for a desk surface that would be almost indestructible.
From experience, I knew that a Formica desk surface was going to be the best bet. I ticked the 3 boxes I needed, durability, light color and affordability. I went to the Formica website and ordered a few free samples of the ones I was interested in. The one I was most excited about and ultimately decided to to with was the ImagiGrid pattern.
When I received the samples I put them to the test. I tried solvents, glues, markers and paints that I use on a regular basis and made sure that I was able to easily clean them off of the surface of the samples. This was not a decision that I took lightly, I really needed a material that would stand up to all the things I was going to put it through!
The high gloss surface not only makes it easy to clean but also a dry erase writable surface. I think one of the coolest things about the ImagiGrid product is the one inch grid square pattern printed on the Formica laminate. It isn't only a perfect linear pattern to compliment the curvilinear arches on the walls of my space, this makes it so easy to measure stuff when I am cutting fabric, ribbons and measuring random things.
I am still working on so many projects in my addition so stay tuned for more fun stuff soon! Make sure to check out my YouTube with Rebecca Propes to see us installing all the paper.