Recently I saw some striped bars of soap, thought they looked cute, and had the classic, “I could make that!” realization. I had soap base leftover from my coffee mint soap, so all I needed was some soap colorant. Turns out it’s just as easy […]
Bath bombs are something that I’ve wanted to try making ever since the days when Lush was a big deal. Even though I rarely take baths, I like the idea of a scented, fancy-schmancy fizzy bath. But when I investigated how to make them, I was intimidated […]
After the holidays I realized that we could use a few more coasters. Between having extra people in the house, and using a few of my tile coasters as plant trivets, we were running a little low. Luckily these couldn’t be much easier to make. And […]
For the last couple of years I’ve done round-ups of DIY gift ideas. (I also included buy-able gifts in last year’s guides.) I’m terribly behind with my Christmas shopping, but just looking through some of these old round-ups is inspiring. So if you’re still planning to make some (or all) of your gifts this year, […]
I’m really excited to share today’s post–it is definitely one of my favorite blog projects so far. It all started when I fell in love with Anthropologie’s fabulous geode and druzy quartz knobs. I didn’t have any furniture or […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.