How to Make Resin Glitter Pendants

Thanks to Oriental Trading for providing some of the supplies for these Resin Glitter Pendants.

how to make a resin glitter pendant How to Make Resin Glitter Pendants

As most of you know by now, I have a love affair with glitter. I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s a two-way street and we’re thisclose to being official. I wanted to make something that I could show the world my love, not just another home décor glitter project. Enter the Resin Glitter Pendants.

Real resin is difficult to use, and in my experience, has mixed results. You have to make sure that you mix it just right, for long enough – but not too long – and that the weather is just right. Yeah, I don’t have the time or patience for all of that. Sooo…I chose to use Diamond Glaze, which is a resin-like product, but about a thousand times easier to use. There are other brands of this on the market, but Diamond Glaze and Crystal Lacquer are my favorites.

[Read more...]

Quick and Easy French Tags

I am a paper addict. One of the ways I reward/bribe myself is with a trip to the scrapbook store, or a new slab of paper from the craft store. I find that these things help get my creative juices flowing, and I can turn to them when I’m looking for inspiration.

tres chic tag 2 wm Quick and Easy French Tags

[Read more...]

How to Glitter a Dollar Store Piggy Bank

glitter piggy bank wm How to Glitter a Dollar Store Piggy Bank

I am a huge fan of glitter.  I mean, what’s not to like?  It just seems to make everything feel a little more special.  Glitter is also a great way to jazz up something that’s plain or has even seen better days.  For this project, I took a plain ol’ piggy bank from the dollar store and decided to make it shine!

[Read more...]

DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

Scotch Expressions sent us samples to play with.  This DIY washi tape switch plate tutorial was the result.

washi tape switchplate DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

I have always been a fan of fancy switchplate and outlet covers.  I spent many an hour decoupaging switchplates, and everyone knew what they were getting for holidays.  Sometimes, if they were especially nice to me, I’d even take requests!

[Read more...]

DIY Starburst Candy Corn Party Favors

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starburst. I received product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

starburst candy corn party favors DIY Starburst Candy Corn Party Favors

Recently, I discovered two of my favorite things had come together, and created an even better item.  What are these two items, you ask?  Starburst and candy corn!  Oh yes, Starburst Candy Corn is now a thing, and it’s pretty fantastic.

[Read more...]

Tips for Sewing with Vintage Patterns #waverize

These tips for sewing with vintage patterns were inspired by a DIY Challenge I participated in with Jo-Ann Fabrics and Waverly.  All opinions are my own.

sewing with vintage patterns Tips for Sewing with Vintage Patterns #waverize

Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a creative challenge with Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts and Waverly Fabrics. This was all part of Waverly’s 90th anniversary and the Waverize It contest that Jo-Ann & Waverly are holding. They sent me a mystery package with a top-secret fabric inside. I had to create a sewn project that was a unique twist.


What was I going to get? What was the pattern going to be? Would it be like a quilter’s cotton or would it be a heavy upholstery fabric? Most importantly, what the heck would I make?!?!

[Read more...]

Decorated Binder Clips are Fun Duct Tape Crafts

This duct tape crafts project was inspired by Scotch duct tape.

duct tape binder clips Decorated Binder Clips are Fun Duct Tape Crafts

I have a weakness for office supplies. I can’t even hide it. If it’s kind of cute, or brightly colored, I’m looking at it and probably pondering a purchase. The biggest problem is that they tend to be on the pricier side. You can dress up your plain ol’ office supplies quickly and easily. This is a perfect back to school project, and duct tape crafts have become so popular recently.

[Read more...]

How to Ombre Dye a Shirt #summerofjoann

How to Ombre Dye a Shirt was sponsored by Joann as part of the Summer of Joann series.

blueombreshirt2wm How to Ombre Dye a Shirt #summerofjoann

Recently, Joann Fabric and Crafts contacted me to see if I was interested in taking part in their Summer of Joann Crafting with Kids series.  Ummm…let me think about this.  I spend half a day a week wandering around the store, picking up odds and ends for my projects.  Absolutely I want to participate!

The challenge was to choose a project from the Cape Discovery series and recreate it.  Hmmm…what to choose, what to choose…

[Read more...]