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Makers Workspace | Duly Noted ink goes to its first pop up shop!

April marks the month of Duly Noted ink’s first pop up shop! The whole process was so exciting and I wanted to share a few tidbits of my experience.

Setting up – takes a lot longer than you think. Particularly if you read tons of articles saying you should set everything up to see how it looks beforehand. And that in fact was what I was planning to do, but ended up…

  • Buying a (gorgeous) table at Ikea on Tuesday. It stayed in its box until time for actual set up on Saturday.
  • Picking out a clothing rack on Amazon, which arrived Friday. It also hid in its box until set up time!
  • Unloading the car with the hubs with hail pouring down on our heads for a few minutes, which then suddenly let up to sunny skies a few minutes later!

Thankfully, friends stopped by and gave input/helped me put everything together. It was so much fun spending time with them while also meeting the people who liked and purchased our products!

Here’s a snap of the hubby helping me set up! Can you believe he enjoyed it and is looking forward to helping me at future shows? #husbandoftheyear

A few of the wood burned products I designed!

I love how clean and simple everything looked! The products were easy to see and identify, the prices were easy to find, and the color scheme/layout helped people to focus on the product, not just be distracted by a crazy busy display.

A quick glance inside the booth!

Yes, there are a few things I probably would do differently (and I took a few notes on that for next time), but I love the basic set up and am excited to bust out the tables and supplies for future shows I’m in!

Lovely people perusing the booth 🙂

She bought a card to send her friend in so cal. A girl after my own heart 🙂

It’s a thrill meeting the people who come by!

The anticipation of waiting to see what people like!

Here are some photographs my amazing husband took in Yosemite and the eastern Sierras! #talent

And after a few hours, we packed up and rested. So. Pooped guys. But so worth it.

I’ll share more thoughts later (when I have more time to jot things down), but I want to end this by saying I’m so thankful to have had this opportunity to test run my shop booth and see the reaction from customers! I love seeing people’s faces when they say they love and have to have something – makes my day!

Make sure to subscribe to the Duly Noted, ink newsletter to get more DIY inspiration and shop experiences along the way! Remember to stop by my shop and find something thoughtfully designed for you, or search through my current projects on Instagram and YouTube! 🙂

xoxo, Jessica

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DIY Rose Water Labeling Kit

rose water tutorial

I’m no skin care junkie. Mind you, I don’t have perfect skin (not by a long shot), and I’ve tried many different treatments/products/lines over the years, to no avail. To be fair, by God’s grace, I learned patience (when will this end? I’m in my twenties!) and contentment (fighting the really? breaking out the ONLY day I really didn’t want to?). Buuuut I’m not going to say no to trying something to help my skin be as healthy as possible, and when it’s natural!

My sister introduced me to rose water, and incorporating it into a spray bottle to DIY your own facial mist! I’ve fallen in love with it and wanted to show you how I created my own product label.

rose water tutorial

What you’ll need:

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Here’s how to make it!

rose water tutorial

Step 1: Using your piece of paper, sketch out the dimensions of the label you want for your glass spray.

rose water tutorial

Step 2: Cut the label from the page. Make sure to have clean edges, since everything’s going to show!

rose water tutorial

Step 3: Use a pen to design a label for your rose water!

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I had fun playing with script, handwriting, borders, and rose accents.

rose water tutorial

Step 4: Use a foam brush to apply some matte mod-podge/sealant.

rose water tutorial

Make the layer thin so you don’t get unwanted bumps underneath the paper. Also, seal the front of the label!

rose water tutorial

Step 5: Add rosewater to the amber bottle!

rose water tutorial

And voila! You have your own rose water mist to spritz over your skin whenever you need! I spray it on every morning after washing my face and in the evening before bed. Aaaand sometimes in between, whenever I feel my skin needs some extra moisture throughout the day!

rose water tutorial

And voila! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial and got inspired to make your own! If you want to watch the video of how I made this label, click the video above! Make sure to subscribe to the Duly Noted, ink newsletter to get more DIY inspiration along the way! Remember to stop by my shop and find something thoughtfully designed for you, or search through my current projects on Instagram and YouTube! 🙂

xoxo, Jessica