Tag: crafts

How to Make an Easy Tinsel Ornament for Christmas

How to Make an Easy Tinsel Ornament for Christmas

If you’ve been around here any length of time, you know that I love sparkle. Usually it’s things that have glitter. That sparkle doesn’t always have to be glitter, though. Take this Simple Tinsel Ornament for Christmas. These easy diy ornaments are so simple to […]

How to Make Three Different Styles of Paper Garlands

How to Make Three Different Styles of Paper Garlands

I love paper. I always have, and I probably always will. The colors, the textures, the different weights, and finishes…I could go on and on waxing poetic about it. Garlands have become so popular in recent years, and one of the best things to make […]

Quick and Easy DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles

Quick and Easy DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles

It’s that time of year again when the mosquitoes are out in droves. I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people that they just seem to love feasting on. This makes entertaining outdoors kind of difficult. That’s where these DIY Mosquito repellent candles come in.

Mosquito repellant candle that's so easy to make

While I do use insect repellents, sometimes it’s nice to not have to lather yourself in some kind of chemical compound just to enjoy the outdoors. Don’t worry if you’re not a DIY master. This is one of those projects that are so easy, and so simple, that literally anyone can do it.

(more…)

How to Choose the Right Fabric for Your Sewing Project

How to Choose the Right Fabric for Your Sewing Project

Special thanks to Fabric.com for sponsoring this primer on sewing with various fabrics One of the DIY trends I’ve noticed lately is the proliferation of people sewing. YAY!  I’m all for people learning these skills that seemed to be all but disappearing.  However, with the […]

Make Your Own Quick and Easy DIY Disco Ball for New Year’s Eve

Make Your Own Quick and Easy DIY Disco Ball for New Year’s Eve

I’m one of those people that’s always chosen to do something small for New Year’s Eve.  When I was a kid, my mom would have all the other kids over while their parents went out. As I got older, I still enjoyed those types of […]

Get this Retro Chic Be in Good Cheer Free Christmas Printable

Get this Retro Chic Be in Good Cheer Free Christmas Printable

I love the Christmas spirit.  Each year, I convince myself that I’m going to decorate the whole house. Somehow, though, each year, time seems to slip away from me. One easy way to decorate in a jiffy, and on a budget, is with free Christmas printables.

Be in good cheer free Christmas printable

My personal aesthetic is a little more retro-vintage chic, and I adore what I call the “new modern” or retro Christmas colors.  These are slightly whimsical shades of lime green, magenta, aqua, and some gold. This Be in Good Cheer Christmas printable, with these shades and the slightly whimsical-retro trees, is a perfect piece to fit into my decorating theme.

(more…)

How to Make a Wall Map Gallery that’s Sure to Be a Conversation Starter

How to Make a Wall Map Gallery that’s Sure to Be a Conversation Starter

I have always loved maps. I’m not sure why.  It’s probably the different colors, the tales they tell, and how much you can learn about a particular place. Maps appeal to my nerdy side, and my love of color and texture. What better way to […]

How to Make Fluffy Sheep Ornaments Everyone Will Love

How to Make Fluffy Sheep Ornaments Everyone Will Love

I have always had a thing for yarn, ever since I can remember. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that the crafty and creative genes run deep along both sides of my family tree. These little fluffy sheep ornaments are a project that we made when […]

How to Make a Really Cute Flower Wall Clock

How to Make a Really Cute Flower Wall Clock

I don’t have a clock in my office. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Oh sure, I have a clock on my computer, or on my phone. But an actual clock that I can see what time it is when I’m working on something? Nope. I decided it was time to change that with this cute DIY flower wall clock.

DIY flower wall clock

Yeah, I could have just bought any old clock. Or even a kitschy cool clock that would be awe-some in my office. I could have even put the base clocks up as-is, all plain like. HA! No I couldn’t have. Even I know that would never work.

(more…)

How to Make Super Easy Faux Gilded Easter Eggs

How to Make Super Easy Faux Gilded Easter Eggs

I love the sparkle.  I mean, that’s pretty obvious, right? Glitter, bling, metallics…oh yeah…As long as it has little glitz or glam, I’m digging it.  It still has to be sophisticated, though.  Those old bedazzled jean jackets?  I’m not really digging those. Gold leaf?  That […]

How to Make Super Easy and Elegant Upcycled Tile Coasters

How to Make Super Easy and Elegant Upcycled Tile Coasters

I love doing DIY for the holidays.  Or any time, really.  I find that a handmade gift is so special, and sometimes the recipient even appreciates how much time and effort went into the item.  Anyone that’s ever given handmade gifts knows what I’m talking […]