Category Archives: Holiday

A Pigment Gift Guide | For Her

Still trying to figure out what to give her this holiday? We have a few pretty lil’ suggestions:

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1. We love this stunning book of floral arrangements – The Flower Recipe Book.

2. Wild Flower and Fern Gel has the prettiest packaging, you don’t even have to wrap it!

3. For the lady with the cooking magic  – Rifle Paper Co. Citrus Floral Tin Recipe Box.

4. Dress it up, or dress it down with this fun little Hobo Honey Ombre Wallet.

5. In love with Lush’s Love Script Ring.

6. There’s nothing basic about this beauty, Baggu Leather Basic Tote in fancy-fun gold!

7. Botanical Rose iPhone Case is not only super pretty, but really durable too, for those oh so many “whoops…eek!”

8. Sass it up with the Large Baggu Leather Pouch in Persimmon! Perfect as a clutch or makeup carryall.

9. A special piece of jewelry for a special lady, handmade by Bearhead Factory – the beautiful Feather Cuff.

A Pigment Gift Guide | For Him

Tis’ the season for gift giving! So here we present to you a few ideas for HIM, whoever HE may be.

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1. We are in love with the Griffin Assembly Messenger bag. It is incredibly well made, super classy and pretty practical too.

2. Dress up that iPhone with Native Union’s CLC Walnut & Brass iphone case.

3. Get HIM fresh with Cedar Wood Soap. Need we say more?

4. A San Diego made and hand-crafted Leather Blanket Keep by Edison Manufacturing Co. for the outdoorsy and on-the-go guy.

5. Keep it dapper with Izola’s Dapper Dopp Kit the perfect canvas toiletry bag, gift it with No. 3 Cedar Soap.

6. For the guy that’s always in the kitchen (we know you’re out there!) a cookbook for some good ol’ southern cookin’ –  Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey.

7. Music all day and everyday?  Native Union’s Portable Speakers are not only awesome (charges your phone, takes conference calls…) but look really cool!

8. Keep that mop dressed up with with Izola’s Fine and Dandy brass comb. Now who’s got style?

9. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like an Izola pocket flask! Cheers to the Season – clink, clink.

Happy Gift Giving!

Warmly, Pigment

Getting Crafty for the Holidays | Airplant Wreath

The holidays are in full swing, and we are getting crafty with ways to decorate your home for the holidays. As some of you may know, our shop is well known for the varieties of succulents and airplants we carry. This year we decided to take a bit of an unconventional approach to dressing a your holiday wreath…..with airplants!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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1. A basic wreath purchased at your local craft store or nursery – we used a grapevine wreath.

2. A selection of airplants, you can find at a selection of airplants at Pigment year round.

3. Any accent items – in this case we chose a stag horn and a pretty lil’ twig we found during a morning walk.

4. Reindeer moss – for a pop of color and texture, also available at Pigment.

The best part about this craft project is that it requires little-to-no tools, making it is pretty mess-free. We just tucked the butts of the airplants into the wreath and using twine tied the accents to the body of the wreath.

Our in-house planter wizard, Shelby, started out by placing her accent piece.

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Then she worked around that to and put the airplants in place.

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Since we didn’t need to use glue to keep anything in place, there was a lot flexibility in arranging the airplants, a super PLUS when doing this for your first time.  So you can create any kind of look you like; very ornate or keep things nice and light.

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…..a bit of moss for a pop of color and texture.

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And voila! You have an a holiday wreath that is unique, easy to care for and can last beyond the Holiday Season. Airplants and reindeer moss can be watered directly while attached to the wreath; just run the airplants under the water facet to moisten once a week. The reindeer moss needs even less water to keep its texture soft and fluffy; you can water the moss while watering the airplants every other week or so. Let dry before replacing on the wall or door.

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Feeling inspired?  Join us at our Tillandsia Trunk Show on Saturday, December 14th and or hop onto our mailing list to get all the details and to keep up with future events.

Happy Holidays – Pigment

Getting Crafty for the Holidays

We were so excited to host a book-binding workshop put on by local creatives Urban Craft Camp, which is headed by some pretty talented ladies: Ana of We Love Citrus and Jenn of My Three Sons. They’ve joined forces to put together creative workshops  and events to inspire the maker in all of us.  And with the Holidays in the air, it is the perfect time to get crafty for holiday-gift-giving.

Here is a list of basic materials you’ll need to get started on book binding:

  • healing mat
  • glue
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • a straight-edge or ruler
  • bone folder
  • book binding needle and thread
  • paper

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There are a number of ways to get crafty with book binding. Pinterest has some pretty helpful tutorials to get you started.

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If you’re looking for some pretty paper to use as a cover, we love the colors and prints of Rifle Paper’s wrapping & decorative paper.

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 Go get your craft on and start creating for the holidays and the new year!
And if you’re ever in San Diego, keep an eye out for more upcoming crafty workshops with Urban Craft Camp.

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