Spring Style in the Loop

Typically you’ll find me behind the lens, rather than in front of it, but every once in awhile it’s fun to mix up the handmade posts with a lifestyle one here and there. I LOVE making things, but now that the weather is warming up, I just want to get (more…)


Dancing Mannequin Magnets

After a bit of radio silence during a non-stop busy week, I’m back today to #1) wish you a Happy Friday! YAY! And #2) share a fun interactive mannequin magnet project using mini artist’s mannequins from the art store (more…)


DIY Hand Sculpture

Okay you guys, I have a SUPER simple DIY on the books for today. It’s so simple I’m not even sure we can call this a tutorial, so we won’t. It’s more like a repurposing of sorts–but anywho! I’m loving the hand sculpture home accessories we’re seeing (more…)


5 DIYs to Try // No. 14

Hey Guys and Happy Monday! The apple and cherry blossoms were all abloom this weekend in the North Loop and the scent was incredible, not to mention stunning! So this week’s 5 DIYs to try are very much Spring inspired–plus 2 ideas for Mother’s Day at (more…)


DIY Patio Serving Tray

Hello Hump Day! The weather in Minneapolis has been sunny, warm and downright fantastico so far this week, so naturally it’s not hard to be in a good mood. Today I’m sharing this super fun (more…)

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A Million Thanks

Happy Friday! I think about this a lot, but don’t actually verbalize it often enough, so I thought I’d take a second and express my total gratitude to you guys–everyone who’s taken time to swing over to check out Francois et Moi lately, (more…)


Maker’s Spotlight

I’m hoping to start a recurring column here on Francois et Moi bringing light to the Makers out there who are creating original and inspiring pieces to enhance our everyday. I hope you enjoy this new series as much as I do! (more…)


Minimal X-Shaped Coasters DIY

Hello there and happy Friday! It’s another Homedit tutorial here on Francois et Moi today where we’ve created a striking set of X-shaped modern coasters from balsa wood and a little paint. These playful numbers were (more…)


DIY Bike Basket

I love a good bike basket. There’s just something nostalgic and downright picture-perfect about them–don’t you think? I’d been wanting to get one last summer for (more…)

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